From a Jim Burke knife. Photo cred to Jim Skelton.
As you guys have been able to see, I’ve developed a taste for the finer edged things in life. Like Gollum and his Precious, high-end productions, mid-techs, and customs are what I’m after now. The grinds that custom makers have the liberty of doing are mind-blowing. Caution: knife porn ahead.
(Editor’s Note: I get an ulcer just thinking about sharpening some of these)
A Jeff Vandermeulen Homicide with a great hamon finish. Photo cred to Jim Skelton.
Eric Kramer Reaper. Fantastic blade. Green anodizing accents the dark blade and carbon fiber. Photo cred to Jim Skelton.
A Frank Fischer Battle.
Frank Fischer learned from Stan Wilson and his father, Todd Fischer.
Some Titans from our very own Will Woods, next to some custom Striders. Photo cred to Vance Rhodes.
A Will Moon Mk6 with an insane wharncliff grind.
More custom Striders from Vance’s collection.
A Strider RC and Borka Blades FatBelly Persian. Photo Cred to Alyson Greer, Vance’s girlfriend.
More of Alyson’s Striders.
The Legion from Munroe Knives.
Edison Barajas has been making knives for about a year. Despite this he is able to achieve this grind on a very small blade. (@sharknivco on Instagram)
The Sinbad, a design by Alphahunter Tactical Design and brought to life by Christensen Knifeworks.
There’s 6 different grinds on this unfinished Jon Graham Razel.
My apologies for the screenshots from Instagram. I can’t save them to my phone. With that being said, Instagram has a fantastic knife community. I urge you all to join it if you have a smartphone.
(Editor’s note: I added the photo below as an illustration of a point of discussion in the comments. It is not from Nathan’s article)
“The Patriot”. A riff off of a classic salmon fly pattern that is more an art piece than a fly you would use. But you could use it, and many do use flies that are as intricate as this.