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CStroud

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I need 2 custom blades. I need a disaster jr sized. And a tanto with a ring like this one-sexy hollow grind. Other than that I’m always the one who may buy Karambitos at any time.
You on the FB page? Lots of trades/sales being made on there.
 

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Still a bunch of different crow jr's available on the site if anyone hasn't picked one up yet, you should.
 

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Those really are beautiful works of art. I wonder how many people actually use them in the field?
 

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I've been wanting to buy a HFB for years. I've been following them since 2015, maybe someone who has owned a few can answer a couple questions for me.

For hunting utility, which blade is the most useful? I have been debating between a crow jr, a disaster jr, and a a cavner blade.

The skinner is clearly the best for skinning -- but for quartering game, and general everyday use -- which of the 3 i listed would you buy?

Also -- how well do they hold their edge? I'm assuming they come razor sharp and hold a fantastic edge, but lets hear what you guys have experienced.

Thanks

Dark
 

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I haven't used any, but based on blade shape. I would go: Red Cloud, Cav, disaster Jr. In that order.

I did buy a skinner for this year though. My main hunting belt knive is a randall 23.
 

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I've been wanting to buy a HFB for years. I've been following them since 2015, maybe someone who has owned a few can answer a couple questions for me.

For hunting utility, which blade is the most useful? I have been debating between a crow jr, a disaster jr, and a a cavner blade.

The skinner is clearly the best for skinning -- but for quartering game, and general everyday use -- which of the 3 i listed would you buy?

Also -- how well do they hold their edge? I'm assuming they come razor sharp and hold a fantastic edge, but lets hear what you guys have experienced.

Thanks

Dark
Disaster Jr is probably the best all round knife for EDC and Hunting IMO. Small enough/Big enough to handle most chores if you know what you are doing.

They hold an edge well, you can quarter an elk and have plenty of edge left to keep working. A gritty pig will make you go back to the stone and touch it up. They resharpen easily in my experience, I do not let mine get overly dull. Can touch up with a steel in between sharpening.

My hunting knife is the Crow Scout, EDC is Disaster Jr. , Spike/Karambit/SHPOS special situations
 

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They usually have a red cloud on the knife page
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If you decide to get a crow jr there is still one model (black iron grip w/ black multicam) available right now on the site.
 

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Late to the thread. Are the patriot hawks going to be smokers or hammer poll ?
Full tang. So no three dimensional feature. And waiting to see how Andy handles the tail. It’s up to him. The model is Mel Gibson’s tomahawk from the French Indian wars in The Patriot. Pix earlier in this thread I think.

And we liked the Fillson collaboration he did and said it was really close. Other than that... gonna be a surprise!

Cheers, Sirhr
 
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Some awesome blades hit the site this evening. Hats off to Andy and Kelsie for providing us with these amazing tools/art.
 

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Andy’s doing beautiful work, really liking the knife handle workups he’s putting together and coupled with the Damascus is icing. Never know if what I’m thinking about will be “a next”, but really love to get a custom Damascus Bowie of some kind. Won’t be too soon though but 😏 that could change. His stuff does “gets me”. 🤙 Gold Cardiac still coming when ready.
 
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Man I got fooled last night. I watched the first wave get snatched up, so I quit watching. That old cliche about “Fool me once,“ is ringing in my head. I’ll be better prepared for the next drop.
I was right there with you. I snatched my Crow Cub up and called it good, only to get messaged by about 5 different folks that blades were still dropping. So don't think you were the only one that walked away early!
 

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Cool, Gold Spike on the way, reminds me of another Gold Spike in American History. Be a “spiffy” addition to the HFB’s cash. Love that feeling 😏. 🤙
Love those spikes! I have one in my edc... one in the Jeep and one in nightstand. One more and I can use them as a fondue set!

Look forward to pix of the gold!

Sirhr
 

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I was right there with you. I snatched my Crow Cub up and called it good, only to get messaged by about 5 different folks that blades were still dropping. So don't think you were the only one that walked away early!
It kinda’ a weird obsession, funny but not funny, he’s doing nice stuff that’s different. That Gulo-Gulo with black carbon fiber copper infused and deep blue split carbon fiber strips was sweet, almost not there strips. Other thing is after those speacials sell they take them off the page by end of the next day...pictures?, you better record it for ideas if you’re thinking up a custom too if you see something that clicks YOU better at least copy it. 🤙
 
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If I had not just bought a blade on Monday I would have been fighting for that Gulo-Gulo with the blue strip.
That to me was close to the perfect Gulo-Gulo imho.
If you need inspiration check the facebook page.
If they post it on the facebook or instagram page then you can find them on the facebook page in the photos tab.
 
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Possible even more to come tonite, but small pangs of “want” occur watching nice this stuff go so fast. Disaster Jr.’s nice and three at that...lucky people. Bread Knife...cool. 🤙Always good stuff.