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Wanted Kephart Knife

Discussion in 'Wanted' started by Dan1982, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. Dan1982

    Dan1982 Full Member

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    Hi guys, after a kephart style knife. Good condition with quality sheath. Nothing too large. Potential swaps or cash waiting.

    Cheers

    Dan
     
  2. Janne

    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    One like this?
     
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    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    sorry about the large size picture.
     
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    gra_farmer Tenderfoot

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    What knife is that? Look a little like a John Nowill or Linder?
     
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    I have a Bark River Kephart in CPM-3V. I like it very much. You can find them on a number of websites in the US. There are a variety of handle materials to choose from.

    - Woodsorrel
     
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    Its a boat/green river knife

    not a kephart

    I've been looking at the Becker at the moment since its based on an original kephart

    not cheap though
     
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    Wow Janne, a Photograph!!!

    I look forward to more illuminating posts :)

    Nice knife BTW even if it's not a Kephart (though to be honest, with all the disagreement about what a true Kephart should look like, it looks as good as any to me :))..
     
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    That's the style mate aye
    style
     
  9. Dan1982

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    They look great!! Ideally what I would like when I can afford it. Maybe the mini though.
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  10. Janne

    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Well, I pulled it from the company website that sells them.

    Under 30UKP there are too.

    If the company making them called it a Kephart Knife, they would for sure add at least 100 Pounds to the recommended price.

    Google 'sailors knife' on Images, and go from there.

    I am quite sure Mr Kephart had one of these classic knives in his hand when he 'designed' the one bearing his name. Or a Green River Knife.
    The other, famous, US knife, the Nessmuk, I am sure mr Sears ('Nessmuk") had a classic Butchers knife in his mind when he designed it.

    Only so much can be done with a piece of steel, needing a cutting edge...... Several Millenia of designs - nothing new can be designed!
     
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    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    FYI, it is made by Adola, costs 26 UKP at knifesandtools in UK. Free shipping within UK if you buy for over 50 UKP.

    (no affiliation to that company. If I am not allowed to post this info, please remove!)
     
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    I think these days theres little debate about what an original Kephart looked like

    http://www.thetruthaboutknives.com/the-original-kephart-knife-examined/

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    Main issue was the original in the Kephart musium was well worn and photos of it missed the subtlty of the handle and the blade grind

    Now Mr becker owns one its pretty clear the Becker/Kabar version is as close as most have got to a copy of the original even if the grind isn't quite right
     
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    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    When I read that article in -17, my first thought why mr Kephart took inspiration from a Sailor's knife, as the tip is not as useful as on more traditional 'user' knifes.
     
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    Dan1982, here's a slightly lower priced alternative.

    http://customhuntingknives.org/models/the-kephart/


    The maker seems to have a good reputation for quality. I've heard good things about his work. You will need to wait while he makes it to order.

    - Woodsorrel
     
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