Discussion in 'Sargent Edged Tools' started by reidsisk, Mar 10, 2013.
Here’s my chopper.
Darren used to leave the job site if American was involved and go to a store or home and get Cheddar. I never understood until last few years or so, I can’t eat a sandwich with American on it. The name Sargent comes from the meaning, servant.
Glad you like it Matt!
Welcome back Reid!
That's pretty funny
SomETimes these moments are impossible to find- other times they fall right into place...
Psk showed up yesterday. Love it so far.
I was looking for a thin, small, light little knife. A look what appears in my mailbox. Just like magic.
My favorite knife helping to keep foraged food on my plate.
Replaced my M3 with this green Compadre. I can’t wait to beat this thing up
throwback to when i used to spend my life in the forest
Wrapping up a little ski (snowboard) vacation. Rio m3 has been a great daily user.
Just completed this leather and hemp wrapped handle. I like the shape of this blade.
SET / Fallbrook Sunday coffee...
If you want a seriously capable knife in a very light, compact package the sharpfinger looking knives Brian’s got are pretty incredible.
He let me mess around with this weekend and man alive do they cut!
Are those the blanks he had available not too long ago? If so I've got a couple headed my way....looking forward to try making a handle.
Yep, those blanks... sheepfingers is what I think the name is
Here is how I built this one. It was a fun build and makes me appreciate the primitive wraps Brian does.
Campsite atop Mesa
Canis Latrans skull, by far the largest i’ve seen
Things that go bump in the night
Compadre y compañera
Awesome....did you use wood pins?
Yep. I had a dowel rod that I used and the back end of a chop stick...but don’t tell my wife that one of the “nice” chopsticks got shortened by a 1/4”
That is pretty funny. We have nice chop sticks too that may succumb to such as well. Thanks for the idea.
Finally the snow is starting to melt as the temperatures break into the low 40's and some new friends come out to play in the last bit of sunlight...
That is an impressive group of steel. Definitely showcases Brian's talent and variety.
Re-stitching the badge....
Bush whacked my way to the stream today with serechete in hand. Set up hammock and relaxed while my boy caught crayfish, played with fire, cooked noodles, boiled water to drink, chucked rocks for the dog to chase, and replanted some kalo. Good times.
I epoxied this guy yesterday and now it just needs a sheath!
Bone primitive matilija
Making crossbow body’s...
This compadre has officially become my “go to”!
Even better, we have started certifying the young men in our trail life group with their first fixed blade knives, mora 511s. The ability to have this amazing knife that so closely resembles the boys is priceless!
Loving those stag handles/grips.
I got inspired by some of @cockeyedhunter recent posts... all with a bow drill ember. I realized that I need more practice if I want to get proficient. Cedar on cedar, but the initial cedar spindle on pine did not work. Used my newly handled SET and a Farmer to do all the work.
nice...you do the way I do a lot with the farmer to make the notch. Nice knife as usual.
I havent used the Farmer in awhile. Forgot how great that saw is. Seemed to keep everything lined up... although I did have to go back and widen the notch. A narrow notch did not work well... which was a good reminder that I need to practice more
Trying new materials. Mule Fat on Tree of Heaven.
Don’t ever forget that you live in paradise!!!
Thanks brother. I am definitely blessed. I dont take advantage of the island as much as I should. Probably over a month since I've set foot in the ocean and I am ashamed to admit it is the first time this year I have been to the stream.....and it is literally in my backyard (well, down the gulch behind my backyard). In fairness to me, cant really safely get down there in the rainy season....finally drying out a bit though. That and the kids activities are never ending.
...sounds like a line from an old Willie Nelson song
I’m pretty sure he was talking about a different tree LOL
Was an emerald green tree! Lol...
Untitled by busterbones, on Flickr
Survey work in Northern Arizona
Large Stemmed Projectile Point Fragment
I’m liking the heck out of that PSK!
It’s not a Clovis point, I haven’t been that lucky yet. Expanding base, lack of a basal notch and basal flute.
This is a transitional point base from the late Paleo to Early Archaic.
"EL CHAPO"....Spanish for "the Chapo" (SNL el nino if you need a hint)
Well chapo just landed. Went straight around the neck. Went on a date with my daughter after work at the beach for a sunset picnic and it cut up our dinner (chicken, potato, peas n pork, and a salad for those interested). Soon as we got home, had to get this thing into some wood. Carved a quick try stick and made short work of a spoon (will dig out later). When I do a spoon, much of the work is lateral prying torque across the blade width (kinda of wedging it out....like popping out a square notch if that makes any sense). It is brutal on an edge. I was blown away it could still shave afterward without any touch up. This thing is a tough, has great edge retention, slices like laser, and able to hog huge chucks of wood off. Handle ergos are pretty awesome. It is super light and small while allowing for a full comfy confident grip. Can definitely see this as a great companion knife, especially paired with a larger saber or convex blade.
I have an Apache.
I have to admit, it really works well. I have been experimenting with a few of my custom knives. This Sargent Apache works better than any of them so far. I am impressed. And the sheath is the best one I own. I will not hesitate to buy another.
Heck. I may even liquidate the others.
My first SET (and first scandi) arrived in the mail today thanks to @Panzer. This M3 feels wonderful in the hand, and the blade is laser sharp. As much as I love this knife already, I am blown away by Brian’s sheath. The details and retention are phenomenal. I can’t wait to get outside with this thing!
Thanks @Sargent for your incredible work!