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Knives Illustrated article

Post by Storm Crow » Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:02 pm

If you pick up a copy of the November 2018 "Knives Illustrated" magazine, you'll see a well-written article about one of my knives by Waysun Johnny Tsai.

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This 7 1/2" bladed variation of my Benghazi Warfighter model got put through a pretty thorough series of tests and did what it was supposed to.

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Thanks to Waysun for the testing, the article, and the good-quality photos.
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Re: Knives Illustrated article

Post by yossarian » Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:15 pm

Very nice! Are you selling autographed copies?
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Re: Knives Illustrated article

Post by Storm Crow » Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:26 pm

Thanks! I'll gladly autograph a copy if you want to send it to me. :)
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Re: Knives Illustrated article

Post by 91Eunozs » Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:02 pm

Very nice!

Don’t know how I ever missed this but see you’re local to me... think I saw a link to your work a year or so back over on one of the knife threads on ADVrider... cool!

Do you only sell through dealers or do you sell to individuals? I’d be very interesed in a 9” version of your Benghazi Warfighter...or the original for that matter!

Edit: or a 9” Bowie...

Can PM you contact info if you’re interested.
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Re: Knives Illustrated article

Post by Storm Crow » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:26 pm

91Eunozs - I've got an 8" Benghazi Warfighter forged out sitting around the shop. I'll DM you. :)

I sell both to individuals and dealers. My business model is changing somewhat. Instagram and Facebook have allowed me to post up a blade that I've forged which is not slated for anyone and it will get claimed by someone within 24 hours, sometimes as fast as 20 minutes. My record is 3 minutes after posting. 8-) It is very liberating as a knifemaker.
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Re: Knives Illustrated article

Post by Halfapint » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:42 pm

Glad to see! Your work is great, anytime I have mine out people always comment about it. Keep
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Re: Knives Illustrated article

Post by 91Eunozs » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:21 pm

No cool knife yet, but the woodsman did show up today!

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Way after dark by the time I got home from work... Better pics mañana.

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Bonnie says it’d look a lot better paired with a nice 9” Warfighter or Bowie-like knife... just sayin’! 8-)
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Re: Knives Illustrated article

Post by Storm Crow » Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:48 am

Niiiiiiiiiice! 8-)
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Re: Knives Illustrated article

Post by moab » Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:30 pm

Can you go into more detail about the article? This is great news! So glad for your SC!!!!
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Re: Knives Illustrated article

Post by Storm Crow » Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:14 pm

What details would you like, Moab? Thanks!
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Re: Knives Illustrated article

Post by moab » Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:58 pm

Storm Crow wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:14 pm
What details would you like, Moab? Thanks!
The torture test.
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Re: Knives Illustrated article

Post by Storm Crow » Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:09 pm

Finally got a chance to sit down after doing Blade Show West.

Tests on the knife in the article included a wrap durability and retention test of soaking it and the user's hand in a mixture of water, ice, and dish soap. The retention was solid, and the wrap unharmed. The tip was tested with stabbing an ammo can "a few dozen times" and stabbing a pallet to split the wood. The main edge was tested by slicing chunks out of the pallet wood, cutting a traffic cone, and slicing carpet from a roll and several more cuts on the carpet afterward. The result was the edge still being "paper-slicing sharp when I was finished".

The soapy ice water test and carpet slicing test were particularly interesting to me.
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