Wanted Kephart Knife

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Dan1982

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

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Dan
 

Broch

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One like this?
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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Dan1982

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

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Janne

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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 :))..
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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Corso

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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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