Post your Kephart Inspired Knives

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  1. OutdoorsFamilyMan

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    I really need a kephart in my life lol
     
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    When I dream, a Lucas Forge is mine. :). Alas, that is not in the cards now ,but if Joe and Condor get cracking I could see a Mini Kep in my future.
     
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    That Lucas Forge is a beauty.
     
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    Speaking of dreams
    A month or so ago in a dream I had somehow acquired a BHK Woodsman Pro/ LT Genesis and I remember being so happy (it's my grail knife). I couldnt wait until I showed it to my dad....and then my alarm went off...and I was like "Nooooo!" Lol. True story. .though I guess it was more of a nightmare than a dream lol
     
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    I snagged this Pathfinder off the Trade Blanket. I love it, so far!
     
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    BK 62, Deer Creek, Wolf Creek and Condor I prefer the Condor.
     
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    Nice collection. That Wolf Creek with flat ground (and the first one that I have seen that wasn't saber) looks nice.
     
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    My production knives far outnumber my customs but my one and only Kephart is a custom.

    AA Forge in 1/8" 80CrV2 with stabilized, dyed maple burl scales, natural micarta and white liners, and copper hardware. I love the design and love 80CrV2 but I still haven't worked this into my rotation yet; it's unused.

    What I need to do is get a production Kephart and beat it up a bit. But man, I was surprised that the KA-BAR, ESEE, and Ontario versions were all around the $100 range. Bark River, twice that. More than I was expecting. The $50 Condor version may be where I end up.

    Anyway, pics...

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    FK Kephart made from and old sawmill blade, red stag and brass pins.
    1/8th inch stock with a nicely ground and polished convex edge. DSCN1650 (2).JPG
     
  11. Elwha

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    Haven't pulled this guy out in quite a while. I drew this up about 10 years ago and Bryan Breeden built it. Nothing fancy but man is it a joy to use. The steel is 5/32" 01 and it has a perfect convex edge on it. Bryan really knew how to grind a strong convex edge. The sheath I kept after selling another knife as it fits this guy perfectly.

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    I need a kephart in my life.
     
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    Francis makes some nice knives.
     
  14. blue333

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    AAF Kephart In Starry Night Glow Micarta.
    (Artwork by my 11yo daughter).

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  15. bumma

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    I think this thread is causing a run on Condor Kepharts at amazon. Between last night and today, they've almost sold out...
     
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    The closest I have is the Blind Horse bushcrafter with scandi grind. 15649412740181210576878.jpg
     
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    Yes you do. :16:
     
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    Sub $150, what's on the market?

    I really want a Triple X for my next knife, they are extremely affordable to be a "lead time" knife
     
  20. Hardtack

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    bk 62 kabar ,really nice knife ,if you do your homework you can get a really good deal
    got mine for $80.
     
  21. BladeScout

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    I agree.

    I paid $65 for mine.
     
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    one of the few i`ve received that did not need to be sharpened.
     
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    I agree and I will add a picture :)

    Also condor kephart gets good reviews sometimes...I never have checked one out though.

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    bk62 steel with the condor scales would be Awesome
     
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    KA-BAR BK62, ESEE PR-4, Ontario SK-5, Condor Kephart.
     
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    Well that is an awesome blade!!
     
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    Kephart inspired. Kephart shaped handle + lanyard hole, about 5/64 thick 4.75 inch long blade but w a clip point 1-7/16 at widest 1-1/8 at handle. Walnut scales 3/16" peened brass rod and epoxie. 80crv2 steel.
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    Saber grind. I don't see a full flat grind on steel that thin. It slices good as it is.
     
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    My ML Kephart
     
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    My WCF w/o sheath was under 150. I made my own sheath and got on J Leathers wait list.
     
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    It will help you round out your collection of users.
     
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    You mean Wolf Creek Forge? Good point - I was only listing production models that I was aware of. I do have one WCF (not a Kephart) and it's a good knife.

    Has Lisa cleaned up her act on communication and deliveries? Last I saw she was on the bad trades thread. But I haven't really been following the situation.
     
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    I bought mine off of the trade blanket and haven't heard any updates about that issue. It's a shame because they make good stuff.
     
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    Someone on Blade Forums recently gave WCF an attaboy for good customer service and turn around time. So hopefully they are doing better lately.
     
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    Old Hickory with modified blade and new scales - work in progress
    AA Forge Mini Kephart with ironwood
    Condor Kephart with twine wrap to beef up the grip.
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    My SET again and a couple more LTs


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    All good, but the one on the left is a drooler... drool-worthy.
     
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    I'm confused here - the Condor Kephart in @backlasher's post looks like a flat grind while the one in @PauliWalli's post looks like a Scandi. Am I not seeing it right? Are there different versions? Anybody know?
     
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    Every time I see a BK62 all I think about is the Green River Butcher knife because of the tip. I really need to pick one up one of these days.
     
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    Some of the earlier versions of the Condor Kephart were really bad. The one I had was like inbetween a convex and scandi. Also the blade wouldn't hold an edge.
     
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    I agree. My blade holds an edge, but it is very rough as far as finish is concerned.
     
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    1084 1/8" and walnut. Mystery steel from an old machete about 9/64" and maple.
    I made the walnut one first after I kept hearing about kephart knife. I found it so simple yet so usefull. Later I found the broken machete and had to try tapering the blade a little. Basically made from scrap materials. I liked the thinner blade and thought what would it be like w a clip point? See a few post back.
     
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    It's a FFG with good wood. There was a guy on the forum with a knife company who would pick out better examples for you, like with special wood. This is two Kepharts ( one a 100_4268.JPG 100_4269.JPG gift from family) and a Bushlore. It doesn't show too well in the photo but the scales on the Bushlore are really special.
     
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    It must be a baryonyx special.
     

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