I love TOPS and I own several. My personal favorite is the Brothers of Bushcraft Field Craft knife, although it didn't make your list. I've carried it into the woods on many occasions.
The ESEE line is great as…"
"I only have a few at this point. But they have been very nice and believe you me, I've pu them through a great deal of work!
Was thinking I just got lucky with them, but from what I have seen they are a very good knife. Not just for the price,…"
"Rick, I like the grind. It's pretty versatile and I haven't had an issue with keeping a good edge on it. Of course, I haven't been hitting rocks with it either, so I haven't done too much damage to the edge yet.…"
I have always loved knives but have only recently begun collecting them. I have a small business retailing factory knives and building my own from blade blanks. I hope to begin forging my own blades as soon as I have some free time. I have a wonderful wife, two boys, and am adopting a little girl from Africa. I am currently working on my Master's in History degree, and want to focus on knives and guns of the American Colonial Period.
Hey Todd, i saw your post about drilling the tang slot. i was in your same position not too long ago, actually just yesterday i got an extra long drill bit, that works great. but back before i had it, i drilled as far as i could with the bit, and then i used a needle file to really get in there. just kinda stabbed it in and out, while it is primitive, it works. but what can work even better is to get a long nail, and hammer it in there so you get that hole deeper, even faster. just make sure you mark the nail to where you want to stop going down so you dont break through to the bottom of your burl. unless that is what you want to do.
Welcome aboard, Todd. the American Colonial period, eh. Back in the day, I was always looking at the role of Chance in History. Looking at pivotal events and the eventual consequences. For instance if Benedict Arnold had been given proper credit and been recognized for promotion by the Continental Congress instead of being charged with corruption by people jealous of his successes.