Gossman Knives picture thread

Discussion in 'Gossman Knives' started by S.Gossman, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. ugashooter

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    One of the good ones helping with fire prep.

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    Psk making curls, really liking this knife so far!
     
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    Made my first ever loaf of Irish soda bread today. Then I packed it up and took it to the campfire. I made it so we could dunk slices of it into this pot of Guinness Irish stew...
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    I got to play with my JK custom.
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    and my newly gifted Gossman Polaris...this knife is a laser!
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    and I got to do all of that before the rest of the St. Patty’s day crew rolled in. Good times had by all. My O’Rourke ancestors would be proud!
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    Looks like a great time! Enjoy! Burlap handle on that JK fits right in with your Gossmans too.
     
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    It’s a nice knife and John does good work. I’m not going to say anything bad about it, but trust me, it’s not a Gossman.
     
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    Working on a leprechaun trap...

    Iron pyrite or fools gold for the bait...

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    Fig. 4 Leprechaun trap...

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    Thanks,

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    That lil' fixed blade is incredibly enticing bait! :D
     
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    Spent this past weekend in the Pa. mountains with friends.
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    Had a package in the mail today, so family picture time I suppose. @Murman introducing me to these things a couple months back may have not been the best thing for my wallet, but definitely worth it in my opinion. @S.Gossman makes one hell of knife!

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    Thanks @ugashooter I do appreciate that. Plus everything you guys bring to this forum. :dblthumb:
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    I'm surprised nobody asked what knife I'm batoning in the above photo. Now don't think you will see anymore of them. I have no plans to make any to sell for profit since it is not my design. That knife is my inspired version of the original Ontario RTAK I knife which is now long discontinued. I've always loved that knife and wanted to make my own. I used oversized 3/16" thick S7 steel. Here it is next to the Ontario. I did post it awhile back on IG and FB.
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    Here's a pile of frozen red oak I busted up with my version of the RTAK I.
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    I remembered seeing it recently on IG:dblthumb:. It looks like a beast!.
     
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    Some 9-10” Tuskers with some 3/16” S7 would be awesome. Great looking knife!
     
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    Could call it a G-TAK or some such. Maybe when the stars align, I can get my paws on one! :D
     
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    The 10" blade seems to be the sweet spot length for choppers. All my woods running buddies do agree on that.
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    LOL, you are the fourth person that has said to call it that.
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    Scott, I haven't ever used an RTAK, let alone your interpretation of one. How does it compare to the ESEE Junglas? Or haven't you had a chance to compare them?
     
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    S7 is unbelievable steel. I don't know how many times I driven it into twisted/knotty oak and maple that has flexed the blade up to 20 degrees and has sprung right back to true. Even 1/4" thick S7.
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    I've never used a Junglas or RTAK II.
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    I have to admit I've never batoned the Ontario RTAK I. I used it more as a machete and chopped with it. I'm hard on blades batoning. I like to get the nastiest wood I can find for testing my own blades. This past weekend @kahuana had his Wenger Kuko. That knife is a beast and we had it flexed 10 to 15 degrees in that brutal oak. 80 CrV2 steel is some tough steel. We also used it as a planer making a bench.
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    A2 steel is no slacker either. Remember when Busse knives were A2?
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    Holy moly what is that?
     
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    That's a 10" blade BBT 2.0
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    I’m digging this ULP.
     
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    I know I'm repeating myself, but the ones without choil really appeal to me. :dblthumb:
     
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    ULP works outstanding in the kitchen.
     
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    That's sweet! So you'll be selling that survival puuko soon then? o_O
     
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    Sorry NEVER will I be selling my Gossman Puukko. I will be the homeless guy walking around with Gossman knives strapped to me before I part with them. :)
     
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    haha fair enough!
     
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    Took the Bolo and a Polaris out to clean up some fat wood. Using the Bolo to baton through those super hard knots had me a little hesitant, since I’m used to using the BBT (or a similar thickness blade), but of course it did just fine. Both knives excelled as expected.

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    I saw it on instagram too. Same one in this video?

     
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    I should have taken a pic of that flex action! I was loving the Gossman version of the TAK, 3/16" S7 is the ticket!!
     
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    Thanks man! You weren’t lying about the Bolo being a must have blade. Thing feels like an old friend I’ve had forever!
     
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    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg Out to my secret local fatwood graveyard with my best buddy for the inagural beating of the 10" s7 bbt. It's such a liberating feeling to not have to worry about the durability of your knife as you chop, hack, baton and dig in the dirt. Ultra bonus is that I found one of my bucket list fungi species. The Deadman's Fingers.
     
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    Took my Polaris on a couple scouting hikes today. The edge needed a bit of TLC after the last few months of use.

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    Edge has a bit more polish to it now, pops hairs, and still treats seasoned hardwood like butter.

    I swear, I use this knife more than any other! :dblthumb:
     
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    Dude talk from Instagram...

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    PSK Jr. with Micro Tusker...

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    Thanks,

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    Some beautiful knives in this thread.:dblthumb:
     
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    Just enjoying some beautiful weather and some relaxation with a couple friends in A2 today. Hopefully next weekend will bring some turkey and quail carnage, but we’ll see..

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    Where did you find that Bolo with no lanyard holes? Must have been re-handled by someone else.
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    I don’t know the backstory on this beauty but came to me as a user from one of the good guys around here and BF. Handle actually feels perfect, but I was thinking earlier that it could use a dang lanyard hole.

    You ever make any Bolos in 1/4”, or anything thicker than 3/16”? Seems like would be a beast of a chopper a little thicker.

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    Yep, not my handle work. I have made a few 1/4" thick.
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    Dang, makes me wonder what happened with the original handle, and also what your handle would feel like. I do dig the brown micarta on it though, and can’t argue with the comfort. I guess “you learn something new everyday!”
     

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