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Old 05-25-2017, 07:52 PM   #1
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Question Custom Knife for LE Officer

Gentlemen,
My cousin retired from the Colorado Springs police department. I would like to get him a special knife made, something that reflects "the Springs" police department or maybe a basic LE knife, ie a star, his initials etc....
He ask me if our special needs son could come up and stay with him and his wife on June 9th. I like to see pics of anything you knife makers may have on hand that I could possibly purchase before then. It would have to be shipped to College Station so please include that in any quote you send me.
BTW, he is not nor has he ever been a hunter. So Im thinking like a four inch fixed blade if that is legal length, not a folder, with nice sheath. He put in 38 years and Id like to get him something special.
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Old 05-25-2017, 08:35 PM   #2
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Chops is your man
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Old 05-25-2017, 08:47 PM   #3
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Old 05-25-2017, 08:50 PM   #4
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Get with Ryan Minchew on here. He made a blade with the Blue pins etc and a smooth azz sheath for our Back the Blue campaign. Awesome knife maker
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Old 05-26-2017, 09:22 AM   #5
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Great gesture! Tell your cousin congratulations from a brother in blue.
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Old 05-26-2017, 09:55 AM   #6
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SamHarper post up some good knife work on here. Heard he was pretty fast in making them as well.
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Old 05-26-2017, 10:26 AM   #7
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Most custom guys can't put one together that fast. You might try Texas Knifemakers' Guild on FB and ask. Maybe somebody has something in stock that would suit you.
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Old 05-26-2017, 10:31 AM   #8
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I might be able to help, I'll post some pics later of a few I have that are 50% complete.
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Old 05-26-2017, 01:52 PM   #9
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Hog, see if any suits your fancy. I can etch the blade with whatever you want (depending on length). I also have a sheath 50% complete, or start from scratch. Choice of handle material would be Buckeye burl, mesquite, hackberry, mesquite with red liners, or some box elder, I may have a few more in my scale box. I also have 3 knifes/sheaths ready to go, too late to customize anything.

The blanks are already hardened, tempered and tested, all I would need to do is finish it out.

I'm not selling you a knife, I'll donate one to a retiring PO, just refund the shipping (@$7.00) and distribute business cards in CO Springs and Aggy land.

Discuss, pm me a number.
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Old 05-26-2017, 02:59 PM   #10
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^^^^^Wow, an outstanding gesture. You sir, are a good man!!

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Old 05-26-2017, 03:15 PM   #11
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whatever is in that plastic bag with blue liners would look sick!
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Old 05-26-2017, 03:52 PM   #12
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Several good knife makers on here... but I had a custom, matched set, made by Chops. I highly recommend.

I"m in the Springs - tell him thanks for the work he put in.

If you are going to etch something... consider an outline of the mountain/rocks in Garden of the Gods..."kissing camels"... everyone around here knows exactly what that is and means.
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Old 05-29-2017, 06:57 PM   #13
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I'm out, no more weekend.
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Old 05-29-2017, 08:12 PM   #14
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Dougs above (Razorback01) made that Texas Ranger knife for me....more on it later but I'll tell you it is an amazing looking knife, pics don't even come close! And sharpest knife I've ever handled!!! It's going up to Waco to be auctioned off soon.
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Old 05-30-2017, 04:55 AM   #15
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Bruce...Sam Harper of whom I own 2 of his knives does great work. While I do not own any of chops knives, from​ what I see is artwork and beautiful.
Look up www.rtcustomknives.com
RossTyser he made the official knife for the shot show for many years. He forges all of his own blades. I have one from him, a guthook model with Maple burl scales.
He does amazing work.
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Old 05-30-2017, 05:27 AM   #16
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Thanks yall. and I did purchase a knife from Sam several months back. And yes, he does wonderful work, as do the rest of the knife smiths on here.
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Old 05-30-2017, 06:02 AM   #17
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Doug, Im taking you up on the offer! You are totally awesome!
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Old 05-30-2017, 06:22 AM   #18
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I bought this knife from "Paintman" for a fundraiser for his BIL. let me know if you are interested in it. I can't post a pic so you'll have to follow the link.


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Old 05-30-2017, 07:37 AM   #19
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Brian Milinski does awesome work. I can't remember his dang name on here.
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Old 05-30-2017, 08:42 AM   #20
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Brian Milinski does awesome work. I can't remember his dang name on here.
Does C Sims still make knives as well?
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Old 05-30-2017, 08:56 AM   #21
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^ He can't turn one around that quick...
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Old 05-30-2017, 07:29 PM   #22
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Does C Sims still make knives as well?
Waiting on mine to come in the mail from him. Looks absolutely awesome in the pics. He's not fast by any means so don't get in a hurry.
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Old 05-30-2017, 07:59 PM   #23
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I think we have it fingered out. Etched initials and PD on the blade, buckeye burl scales, black basketweave sheath.
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Old 05-31-2017, 05:38 AM   #24
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Thanks again Doug! Now if you can just talk my wife into buying land in Arkansas Ill be set. Her uncle lives in Fort Smith.
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Old 05-31-2017, 05:52 AM   #25
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If I could talk my wife into it we'd already be there!
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Old 05-31-2017, 08:47 AM   #26
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Mike C does great work imo
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Old 06-04-2017, 04:04 PM   #27
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Will be in the mail tomorrow Hogmauler, i'll send you the tracking number. Hopefully you and your cousin will like it.
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Old 06-04-2017, 04:16 PM   #28
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Do you got a pic of it?
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Old 06-04-2017, 04:51 PM   #29
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See how these look. 1084, buckeye, nickel silver corbys, and leather.
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Old 06-04-2017, 06:40 PM   #30
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Nice looking knife, but, just because he is retiring doesn't mean he is a grumpy fart!
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Old 06-04-2017, 06:51 PM   #31
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Great looking knife
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Old 06-04-2017, 08:58 PM   #32
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Awesome Doug those handles are off the chart!
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