River Bottom Blades!

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  1. Todd Allen

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    I just picked up a pair of Blades from River Bottom Blades and would love to see more. Come on show these fine pices of kit off- ya know ya want to!!! DO IT- DO IT NOW!!!
     
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    I’ve got one!!!
     
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    I’m not sure if I’ve ever posted pictures of the custom Jaime made me. Camel bone and copper scales.
     
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  4. Todd Allen

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    Those are awesome I have heard about Jaime, but was really unfamiliar with his work. I am astounded ! I will get my Rooklore on here later today. sukr 1.jpg sukr 2.jpg
     
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    This is the Rooklore I picked up this week. Red/Maroon/Brown canvas scales take your pick I'm color blind. Tapered Tang, brass pins, perfect Scandi gring and the most unusual ferro rod holder I have ever seen! If you recognise this knife or are a previous owner, please let me know; I really would like to know the history of this knife. Than 20190916_100942.jpg 20190916_101000.jpg 20190916_101115.jpg 20190916_101134.jpg 20190916_101020.jpg 20190916_101028.jpg 20190916_101043.jpg ks, Todd
     
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    I’ll try to remember to get some pics of mine this evening, I don’t have any pics saved on my phone. I’ve currently just got a rook-lore and another whose model name escapes me at the moment as I’m having a brain fart.

    Edit: a Rogue! Phew, that’s the name of the other model I own. It was on the tip of my tongue.

    I’ve owned a model 1 and SUKR in the past but sold them.

    Here’s some info on your sheath:

    https://bushcraftusa.com/forum/threads/river-bottom-blades-custom-sheath.238630/
     
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    Jaime's leatherworking is on par with the best and second to none. The man is a master craftsman.
     
  8. Todd Allen

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    Thanks for the heads up Heady Brew! I got confirmation from Hi-Country that My new Rooklore is his old Rooklore! How about that! Awesome! Thanks! Todd
     
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    Here are some I’ve owned over the years. All were terrific.
    Rooklore
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    Custom I believe:
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    Model 1. Buckeye burl scales were gorgeous.
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    My Companion on the bottom
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    Ironically my Model 1 prototype that I own I can’t find pics of.

    Great blades!

    Alex
     
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  10. Todd Allen

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    Awesome blades! Thanks for sharing your steel!
     
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    That model 1 with those buckeye burl scales will forever be my absolute favorite knife I’ve never owned. I absolutely love those scales. Was it @Buckhenry that once owned that one along with a matching Rogue with the same burl scales?
     
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    Here’s some quick and dirty pics I just took of my RBB’s on my kitchen counter in questionable light.

    Terrible pictures of some terrific knives. I was on his list for another at one point but it seems Jamie has moved on from knife making and that list has apparently dissolved. I’ll forever hold out hope that he starts again someday. He definitely has a talent for it.

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    The model 1 I owned and bought directly from Jamie matched the rogue (also directly from Jamie) with black micarta and thin white liners. Not sure who wound up with it these days and I think there’s at least another 1 or 2 with the same specs out there.
     
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    Not sure who I picked up the Model 1 from. The Rogue is one I never got my hands on but always lusted after. Maybe someday, it really looks like a keeper.
     
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    I bought that one new from Jamie. It was a beautiful knife!
     
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    Mike McConnel from Sugarcreek Knife works seemed like he was out of the grinding game for good, but I found out about six months ago that he is back at it part time. Ya knever know man, maybe Jaimie will get the urge again. We can only hope, right?
     
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    I have one of his knives. It was made for a benefit auction for I guess his local animal shelter if I recall correctly. It is a very nice knife with great geometry but sadly I never use it and should probably let it go to someone who would.
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    Ah, nice!

    Beautiful!
     
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    I owned that one for a spell as well! I should have kept that one! I think that I was the first owner as well on that one.
     
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    It is shame that he isn't here making knives anymore. Did he wander off to Instagram like so many others? Does he still make them?

    He made an excellent knife. I was on his wait list and then he was gone............
     
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    I just bought my first one A guide off the Trade blanket at a very reasonable price. I am absolutely amazed with this knife, I could not put it down last night, feather sticks and notches in the basement, I can't wait to take it on a woods walk. Thanks Catahoula 35.
     
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    @Skab , That thing is freaking sick, wow...
     
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    Sweet!
     
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    If I am reading this correctly RBB does not make knives anymore. That makes me even feel more lucky.
     
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    Here is a silly deal, I just sold the Rooklore . The fella that bought it decided he rather have something else, I decided to keep it. So it still resided with me. Every once in a while I do stupid things and then life smacks me in the face and says "DUMB ASS"! LUCKY ME!!!:confused:
     
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