An offering, of sorts

Posted by: Behring Made

An offering, of sorts - 06/07/18 03:17 PM

Gentleman I would first like to thank all of you who came out to see us last weekend. It's always one of the highlights of my year and this one was no exception!

I was speaking with Warren yesterday and he has made a very generous offer in regards to a new build. He can assist with the photos I'm sure, but he's offered to donate a chunk of walrus to base the build which would be quite a discounted opportunity for someone who has an affinity for these. It will absolutely be a BIG blade as it's a big piece of ivory, and whomever is drawn the winner would be purchasing a premium ivory Bowie (or whatever) at a stag price point which would be in the $875 range.

Prior to a greenlight on this build, I wanted to feel it out with you gentleman and see if there was any interest. Should this be the case we'll get the ball rolling here next week or so.
Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/07/18 04:09 PM

Thanks for kicking this off Grant. I'll have a few pics up this evening for review.
Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/07/18 06:21 PM

Here you go fellas. I've had this FWI tip for a few years and it needs to dress up a new blade.there would be some re-shaping but I think alot of the bark can be retained. As Grant mentioned I'm donating this piece so it will substantially reduced the knife cost. Would love to see this project happen if there's enough interest. Let's hear from ya.
Posted by: RamKingJC

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/07/18 06:24 PM

Wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy MORE interest in that shirt... on a personal note...
Posted by: Behring Made

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/07/18 06:58 PM

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Posted by: pappy19

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/07/18 07:36 PM

Will it come with a Mudbone sheath? If so, I will donate a tanned beaver tail for an inlay.

Pap
Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/07/18 07:54 PM

Generous offer that Mud or Amy would work into magic.
Posted by: GCTom41

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/08/18 05:46 AM

Awesome; thanks BMK, Warren and Pap!

Tom Flynn
Posted by: Behring Made

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/08/18 08:45 AM

A Mudbone would bring the pricepoint up another $150 for a big knife (inlay or not), but if participants don't mind that's fine with me.
Posted by: GCTom41

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/08/18 09:08 AM

Definitely a better get if Mud is doing the sheath

Tom Flynn
Posted by: Wayne Dengler

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/09/18 08:20 AM

Grant,
You Bet!!!

Wayne
Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/17/18 09:32 PM

BTTT. Looking like a no go unless we can get a Hell-Yes from many more folks.
Want Mudbone too? We'll make it happen.
Posted by: Oarsman

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/18/18 12:28 AM

Iíd be interested.
Posted by: Byrdguy

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/18/18 12:36 PM

Why not? I'd be interested, we've never done a Behring before.
Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/18/18 02:04 PM

Pat,

We did 2 builds:
http://www.knifetalkforums.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=149809#Post149809

http://www.knifetalkforums.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=156920
Posted by: 1gunner

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/18/18 02:18 PM

Warren, I'd be interested in the full package. Thanks,Tom
Posted by: rfcarlin

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/18/18 04:15 PM

Sounds great.

Bob
Posted by: Byrdguy

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/18/18 04:29 PM

Well, I'm in, by golly!
Posted by: CrazyCajun

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/18/18 07:15 PM

Warren... Hell-Yes!
Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/18/18 08:39 PM

Spoke with Grant today, He's out of town but will be back mid week. Sounds like we can get a build going but will let him kick-it-off. Keep the interest going.
Posted by: Sidney_Redford

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/20/18 07:03 PM

I b one dem hell-yes only if Mud does the sheath!
Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/20/18 07:17 PM

I'm sending the fossil tip back to Grant tomorrow. He'll post up some ideas after taking some measurements. In any event,the horse is out of the barn. Oh, and he's on board with Mudbone leather too.
Posted by: Behring Made

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/21/18 10:41 AM

I am hoping Monday will be our kickoff point for this one, if USPS complies. Just as Warren said we'll wait until the piece is in hand. This is a different approach to a build than we are used to- starting in this case with a chosen handle, and that it's Mudbone destined from the get-go too makes it all the more of a fun change up.
Posted by: pappy19

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/21/18 11:48 AM

I'll send the tanned beaver tail next week for the sheath.

Pap
Posted by: smcbrearty

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/21/18 09:48 PM

This build is sounding better all the time.

Steve
Posted by: Jay G

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/22/18 10:15 AM

This is outstanding! While I'm not in a position to place my name in the hat to win, with the recent addition of our new daughter, I do look forward to tracking the progress of the build. These are primo materials! It'll be a beast... Very kind of Warren and Pap to donate the materials! Have a good weekend, Jay
Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/22/18 10:21 AM

Congratulations Jay on the birth of your Daughter. You are welcomed to join the build. There's no obligation to participate in the drawing. I think all of us here would like your input.
Posted by: JE6245

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/22/18 10:46 AM

I have been trying to resist but the darks forces have prevailed. So, I'm in. Thanks Warren and Mike for the generosity.
Posted by: Duke

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/23/18 12:20 AM

Super-congrats on the new baby girl Jay! I escorted my baby girl down the aisle this week and guarantee that funds will be a little shorter here for a while too. So I'll enjoy the show but can't add the dough. Y'all will be glad to know my heart stayed in my chest.....but it was close a few times.
This will be a great build
Posted by: Brent

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/23/18 03:37 PM

Thank you Warren and Pap for the donated materials. I'll take part in the build, but forsake the drawing. Sending my goddaughter to college in august. Hopefully, I'll win the lottery.
Posted by: Steven

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/24/18 12:35 PM

Well, I didn't want to get involved with this, as I really need to be downsizing. But it's going to be big and it is going to be cool. So I can't wait to see what comes out of this.
Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/24/18 07:54 PM

Grant should have the fossil tip tomorrow and we should be on our way in a day or two.
Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/25/18 07:38 PM

Good Ol' USPS better a day late than never.
Posted by: Behring Made

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/26/18 02:21 PM

Okie fellas, it landed safely!

As pre-discussed this is one big piece of ivory. As this one will be built to suit, think BIG blades!!! I'll let your ideas stir overnight, as I'm going to think on this one too. Feel free to fire away!!





Posted by: Windsor

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/26/18 04:10 PM

hubba hubba. Something with a recurve grind, some belly!
Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/26/18 06:00 PM

Sasquatch
Posted by: thevalueman

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/26/18 06:18 PM

I just might have to get in on this.....

:-)Rocky
Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/26/18 09:27 PM

Originally Posted By: thevalueman
I just might have to get in on this.....

:-)Rocky


More than welcome Rocky.
Posted by: Chief

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/26/18 10:27 PM

Thinking Big says Grant.....no problem!
XL hunter
Big Camp
Big camp 2
Recurve camp
Recurve camp 2
just for starters
Posted by: Chief

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/26/18 10:28 PM

One that James kept.....& has probably sold by now, just not to me! cry cry
Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/26/18 11:04 PM

I think a large Camp knife would get everyone's attention. This one's a 8" drop point; my artifact fossil. A camp knife 8-10" would be the ticket IMO.
And in case of the fossil, grind down the middle and leave the end like a crows beak. That chisel end is too perfect, keep it intact.
Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/26/18 11:41 PM

Here's another idea.....
Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/26/18 11:48 PM

More ideas.....
Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/26/18 11:55 PM

This one turned Mudbone to 100, lol
Not saying off the table, IMO.
Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/27/18 12:02 AM

So here's my take on just a few large blades that just might look good with this build.
Posted by: GCTom41

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/27/18 06:41 AM

Warren,

The last two pics you posted are awesome; always love The Goliath!

Tom Flynn
Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/27/18 07:47 AM

Oh yeah Tom. That's thinking large. Super pair you have there.
Posted by: Captain Chris Stanaback

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/27/18 05:43 PM

Scimitar!
Capt. Chris
Posted by: Behring Made

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/27/18 05:59 PM

I can't help but imagine a big fat tanto
Posted by: RamKingJC

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/27/18 06:21 PM

7 pocket knives... 1 for every day of the week
Posted by: pappy19

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/27/18 08:38 PM

Hatchet.

Pap
Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/28/18 11:03 PM

Any more ideas?
Posted by: GCTom41

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/29/18 07:39 AM

Big handle=Big knife. While I love hatchets this hunk may be too large for a good look.

Large Bolo type/Sasquatch would be different!

Tom Flynn
Posted by: rfcarlin

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/29/18 08:38 AM

I like Warren's suggestion of an XL drop point camper.

Other "thinking big" ideas...

-Bushmaster
-Parang
-Kukri

Bob
Posted by: Eric

Re: An offering, of sorts - 06/29/18 08:43 AM

Here are two Big blade designs, Smatchet (Bright and parked) and a style of scimitar blade.
Posted by: Behring Made

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/02/18 12:54 PM

OKAY SQUADRON-

James was in Canada with his wife and daughter this last week so he's been less than aware of these goings on. I caught him up to speed this morning and thought it would be a nice change up to skip my own ideas and put the ivory in James' hand. Right away he was thinking it would be ideal for a camp knife exactly the way it is.

As you have all seen in this post so far, a camp knife can come in many shapes- but the size of this one is going to be right in the 9" range to make a nice paring with the walrus.

Do Chief's examples feel like a good starting point for voting?
Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/02/18 01:15 PM

Absolutely Grant. This is going to be awesome.
Posted by: Brent

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/02/18 07:35 PM

Sasquatchs.
Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/02/18 08:19 PM

Yes Quatches would be an interesting build, I think a camp knife would garner more interest. Take it from kitchen to camp, very handy.
Posted by: Oarsman

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/03/18 01:12 AM

Chiefís photos were helpful and a good starting point.
Love that Big Camp knife (2nd photo)
Posted by: Behring Made

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/03/18 10:24 AM

Alright fellas- I've definitely seen Sasquatch ring the bell more than a few times (among others), so I'm going to see if we can nail this down with these three options to vote on.

A will be a Sasquatch, B for Big Bear or C for Camp. If you disagree, feel free to add an auxiliary vote and if it gets like response I'll address as necessary.

VOTE AWAY!!





Posted by: Windsor

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/03/18 10:59 AM

A) Sasquatch
Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/03/18 11:07 AM

C Camp Knife
Posted by: Oldvetnam1

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/03/18 11:32 AM

C
Posted by: Steven

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/03/18 12:41 PM

A
Posted by: BladesNBarrels

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/03/18 05:21 PM

I like C for the Camp Knife if it will be used both outdoors and in the kitchen - the hilt isn't so big that you can't whack away on a cutting board.
Of course, I may not be strong enough to whack away for very long.
Posted by: Chief

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/03/18 06:49 PM

C
Posted by: CrazyCajun

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/03/18 07:10 PM

C- CAMP
Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/03/18 09:28 PM

Originally Posted By: BladesNBarrels
I like C for the Camp Knife if it will be used both outdoors and in the kitchen - the hilt isn't so big that you can't whack away on a cutting board.
Of course, I may not be strong enough to whack away for very long.


David,

Never too old my man!
Posted by: Ronnie

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/03/18 11:33 PM

C....Camp Knife.
Posted by: Oarsman

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/04/18 01:33 AM

C - Camp Knife
Posted by: Captain Chris Stanaback

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/04/18 06:16 AM

I might be paddlin' upstream but gotta' love that "SASQUATCH"!
Best, Capt. Chris
Posted by: thevalueman

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/04/18 08:51 AM

C
Posted by: Jay G

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/04/18 09:24 AM

A

Recently picked up a Behring kukri and loving the curved blades!

Enjoy a safe 4th fellas,

Jay
Posted by: GCTom41

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/05/18 10:54 AM

C

Tom Flynn
Posted by: rfcarlin

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/05/18 11:04 AM

A. Sasquatch

Hope everyone had a happy and safe Independence Day. Enjoy your freedoms!

Bob
Posted by: Behring Made

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/05/18 12:44 PM

Tally sits at 9 for Camp and 5 for Sasquatch. I'll let this cook through the weekend and we'll take a final count on Monday !

Had a great last-minute night in the woods... very much needed indeed.
Posted by: pappy19

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/05/18 02:56 PM

Camp

Pap
Posted by: 1gunner

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/05/18 03:09 PM

Camp

Tom RKCC-099
Posted by: Behring Made

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/09/18 10:49 AM

Well then Camp Knife it is!

Please pitch next vote factors:

Hammermark or Convex

Copper, Nickel, Brass, or Blued Guard (which also dubs the blade for bluing, so if you want that finish this is for you)

Primary spacer theme color?

Exotic spacer?
Posted by: Steven

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/09/18 11:36 AM

Dang so many decisions. I hate to show my ignorance but what is the difference between hammermark and convex?
Posted by: Oldvetnam1

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/09/18 12:03 PM

Hammermark, copper, primary spacers - maroon and copper.
Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/09/18 02:57 PM

I like Steve's idea but not 100% sold on the spacers yet. Hammermarked blade and copper is a go.
Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/09/18 03:03 PM

Originally Posted By: Steven
Dang so many decisions. I hate to show my ignorance but what is the difference between hammermark and convex?


Steven,

Convex grind has no bevel. It has a gentle curve from spine to cutting edge. It really produces a razor thin sharp edge. Being a camp knife, the traditional bevel would be a better choice especially if any chopping involved. Just my opinion a stronger edge.
Posted by: Windsor

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/09/18 03:06 PM

Originally Posted By: Steven
I hate to show my ignorance but what is the difference between hammermark and convex?


IF I understand properly, it's basically "hammermark vs. no hammermark".

Here's one from their website that doesn't have hammer marks: https://www.behringmade.com/collections/online/products/scagel-style-xl-hunter
Posted by: Windsor

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/09/18 03:09 PM

Originally Posted By: Behring Made
Well then Camp Knife it is!

Please pitch next vote factors:

Hammermark or Convex

Copper, Nickel, Brass, or Blued Guard (which also dubs the blade for bluing, so if you want that finish this is for you)

Primary spacer theme color?

Exotic spacer?


Hammermark

Copper guard for that old-school look.

Copper, red, black spacers (nine of them, at least)

no exotic spacer, handle is fairly exotic as it is.
Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/09/18 03:13 PM

Rob,

The hammermarked blades are all bevel ground (flat where hammermarked). Yes the one you linked is a bright convex grind; no bevel.
Posted by: Windsor

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/09/18 03:45 PM

Thanks Warren.
Posted by: Steven

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/09/18 04:14 PM

Thanks, guys!
Posted by: Brent

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/09/18 08:00 PM

Hammermarked,blued.
Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/09/18 08:23 PM

Brent,

I have several blades blued from BMK and they turned out great.
Nice idea, you won't be disappointed.
Posted by: rfcarlin

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/09/18 09:38 PM

-BLADE: Hammermark on wharncliffe profile blade (I was initially considering convex, but the darkness of the hammermarks complements the following guard/spacer suggestions; I'm seeing a knife which goes from darker to lighter as one moves back from the blade to the butt).
-GUARD: Copper single guard.
-SPACERS: A darker spacer theme to transition from the blade, and to offset/complement the lighter color FWI handle. Any black/dark Dall Sheep horn on hand? If so, maybe a black Dall exotic spacer in the center of spacer stack, highlighted by copper and black fiber spacers to either side. If no black sheep horn on hand, can we substitute a spacer of bison horn (doable with bison horn?) or, if not, how about black micarta.

Bob
Posted by: Chief

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/09/18 10:58 PM

I like the "tall" Camp blade as it's a big FWI.
I've always liked hammer marked best, that light fossil begs for polished, tough call. But Bob makes a good sale on the dark to light transition so hammer marked for me.
Here is a shot of nickel silver & copper on hammer marked blades.
I'm leaning toward the nickel on this one.
Posted by: GCTom41

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/10/18 06:58 AM

Hammermarked & Blued with Nickel and spacers black, blue & nickel!

Tom Flynn
Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/10/18 09:13 AM

Yup, that would work.
Posted by: smcbrearty

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/10/18 09:48 AM

Hammermarked and blued sounds good.
Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/10/18 09:59 AM

Blued steel hardware also an option. I posted a large Kukri yesterday with blue on blue.
Just for kicks and giggles.
Posted by: JE6245

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/11/18 08:51 AM

Hammermark
Copper.
Yes on spacers to add length to the handle but not sure about color or material.
Posted by: Behring Made

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/11/18 10:48 AM

No need to do the math- no one has said convex so we'll rule that part out.

There has been enough mention of it to where we need a clarity vote on blued or not. I've also written down all things mentioned and am noticing a trend so am going to refine the options a bit.

AS IT STANDS:

9" Camp Knife
Hammermark Finish (hollow grind)
Copper Guard (nickel was only mentioned twice shape TBD)
Spacer: TBD
Fossil Walrus Handle (donated by Warren)
Mudbone Leather with Beavertail inlay (donated by Pap)

Four spacer themes were suggested and I like them all. I'm going to shut the door on the "open ended" vote and let you all decide which of these four you prefer. Lastly we're going to settle up on guard shape, from where we can get this bad boy moving!

BLUED:

YES
or
NO

SPACER A: Maroon + Copper
SPACER B: Maroon + Copper + Black
SPACER C: Exotic + Copper + Black
SPACER D: Blue + Aluminum + Black
*please note that the specifics of the layout will be up to James' artistic notion


GUARD SHAPE:
1. Standard single
2. Tall or "double"
3. S - guard
4. Half - s

Vote on boys!


Posted by: Windsor

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/11/18 11:30 AM

BLUED: yes

SPACER B: Maroon + Copper + Black

1. Standard single
Posted by: GCTom41

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/11/18 11:51 AM

BLUED:

YES

SPACER D: Blue + Aluminum + Black

GUARD SHAPE:
1. Standard single

Tom Flynn
Posted by: Steven

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/11/18 12:43 PM

Blued would be cool.
Posted by: Robert Frey

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/11/18 12:43 PM

BLUED: NO
SPACER B: Maroon + Copper + Black
3. S - guard
Posted by: Behring Made

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/11/18 02:23 PM

Please be sure to vote on all options.
Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/11/18 02:44 PM

Blued: Yes

Spacers D: Blue, aluminum, black

Guard:Half S
Posted by: Brent

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/11/18 02:48 PM

Blued,spacer A,guard single.
Posted by: JE6245

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/11/18 04:52 PM

blued, spacer A, half S
Posted by: rfcarlin

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/11/18 05:44 PM

Blued: No

Spacers: C (Exotic, copper & black)

Guard: 1 (standard)

Bob
Posted by: pappy19

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/11/18 06:37 PM

Grant

Shipping the beaver tail tomorrow, Thursday.

Pap
Posted by: thevalueman

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/11/18 07:09 PM

Blued....I'm not up on the other stuff
Posted by: Chief

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/11/18 08:02 PM

Blued: No

SPACER D: Blue + Aluminum + Black

Guard: 1 (standard)
Posted by: Chief

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/11/18 08:03 PM

To me blued would look better on a Non-Hammer marked blade
Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/11/18 08:05 PM

IMO, maybe look better but as a camp knife would be more tarnish resistant. That is if ever used lol.
Posted by: Behring Made

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/12/18 10:23 AM

The bluing doesn't go too far in the way of a resistant. Caring for it is just the same as the polished option... Take it out and use it, but be diligent to keep it clean and dry, giving it a coat of oil at the end of the day or putting away and it'll last forever. Gun blue will still rust or tarnish if mistreated, but it sure does look cool cool
Posted by: Behring Made

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/18/18 10:29 AM

Alright fellas sounds like I'm safe to call this one closed.

Here's what Team Behring Made is cookin' up!

9" Camp Knife
Hammermark Finish
Blued
Copper Guard, standard
Spacer: Blue, Alum, Black (no exotics)
Fossil Walrus Handle
Mudbone Leather with Beavertail inlay

Just gave James the rundown and he says HELL YES!!!
Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/18/18 11:44 AM

Thank you Grant for the update. Going to be a really super setup. Fire up the forge!
Posted by: thevalueman

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/18/18 05:12 PM

that didn't take long...

:-)Rocky
Posted by: Steven

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/18/18 05:50 PM

Excellent! This sounds great.
Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/18/18 07:30 PM

Steven,

Damn right! Stay tuned for a possible special announcement that might make this build over the top.
Posted by: JE6245

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/19/18 09:41 AM

Originally Posted By: W Polidori
Damn right! Stay tuned for a possible special announcement that might make this build over the top.


It was already over the top. So, what do you call over the top of the top?
Posted by: BladesNBarrels

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/19/18 10:36 AM

The bottom of the next level?
Stratospheric?
Posted by: Behring Made

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/19/18 11:06 AM

I just confirmed this with Amy that we're going to be including one of [her] Warlander Leather custom handmade zipper cases with a beavertail inlay to boot the Mudbone beavertail inlay sheath- and Warren is donating this to the build making it a mega mega trifecta of Behring // Mudbone // Warlander. Quite a package, hell of a build. Thanks Warren!!! I'd throw in for this one if I was allowed, but I'd certainly win so let's just not go there smile
Posted by: Windsor

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/19/18 11:39 AM

awesome.
Posted by: JE6245

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/19/18 01:29 PM

Originally Posted By: BladesNBarrels
The bottom of the next level?
Stratospheric?


After reading Guru Grant's latest, I'm going with Stratospheric.
Posted by: Jay G

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/19/18 03:24 PM

I'm just getting caught-up with the final decisions on this build... superb! No doubt this will be the "complete package". If attending, the lucky winner should bring this bad-boy to Blade next year for fondling...
Posted by: CrazyCajun

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/19/18 06:16 PM

Definitely a Walk Off Grand Slam!!! Just... Wow!
Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/19/18 07:34 PM

What better way to get Amy involved than one of her exotic zippered cases. Here's the first two she did and it's taken the zippered case to a whole new level. I understand she had many to show at Blade this year. Great stuff.
Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/19/18 10:00 PM

So here's an update on the case inlay. If no one has any objections, this is what I'll send to Amy for the zippered case. I found this last year locally at at a sidewalk craft sale and thought it might be a nice compliment to Pappy's Beavertail inlay.
Posted by: Chief

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/19/18 10:46 PM

One from Blade.
Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/19/18 11:01 PM

Outstanding. Thanks for posting that. Got to give credit when it's due. Nobody did it before; was your idea. When you mentioned it, we did it the first time as the pair I posted earlier. It's going places.
Posted by: pappy19

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/20/18 12:01 AM

Wow, that dark dye beaver tail in contrast to the natural tan on the one I sent will be the bomb.

Pap
Posted by: smcbrearty

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/20/18 08:08 AM

this might just be the best build yet.
Posted by: JE6245

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/20/18 08:58 AM

Warren, not to derail but it seems like it would be a natural for her to also do zippered cases for handguns. I assume that's in the works or already being done?
Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/20/18 09:20 AM

Not sure Jim but call her and ask. I know she's done some pancake holsters. I don't see why she couldn't make that happen.
Posted by: Behring Made

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/20/18 11:22 AM

Oh she'd be open to just about any kind of custom leather necessities. I would imagine the sky is the limit for her.
Posted by: Steven

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/20/18 12:07 PM

Oh, this just gets better and better.
Posted by: JE6245

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/23/18 09:40 AM

And now ....... we wait.
Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/23/18 07:41 PM

Won't be long. Think the forge work is done. Stay tuned....
Posted by: RamKingJC

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/24/18 09:58 AM

Gooooooooooood Mornin Knife Nuts. ..
Your build is underway! Hot off the Missoula presses...
Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/24/18 10:01 AM

Now that's a blade!
Posted by: Steven

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/24/18 04:36 PM

that will be nice
Posted by: Chief

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/24/18 07:18 PM

Sexy!
Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/24/18 07:27 PM

Yeah, love at first sight for you. No makeup or jewelry yet. Lol
Posted by: Ronnie

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/24/18 08:12 PM

Thatís gonna be a baaaad boy!
Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/24/18 09:52 PM

Ronnie,

Now that I see the width of that blade, I don't see much grinding on that fossil handle. Trust me that piece is pretty and worth saving as much as possible.
Posted by: RamKingJC

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/25/18 10:18 AM

Toast Can't Never Be Bread Again...
Posted by: smcbrearty

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/25/18 10:20 AM

one beautiful blade
Posted by: Ronnie

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/25/18 06:26 PM

I really like their Camp Knives.
Posted by: Brent

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/25/18 06:55 PM

Nice.
Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/25/18 08:10 PM

Fellas,

Spoke with Grant today. There's going to be very little shaping on the ivory. Going to be awesome.
Posted by: smcbrearty

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/25/18 10:10 PM

Can't wait to see this knife finished.
Posted by: Behring Made

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/30/18 12:07 PM

So.... the knife is done.

My question now is do you want me to send it to Mudbone / Amy now and unveil once we have the full package deal? The choice is yours boys!

As our Captain says, "it does not suck".
Posted by: Shoot870p

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/30/18 12:41 PM

I've been following along but really would like to see the whole package at once. Better to me than a little bit now and another little bit a bit later.
I'm along for the ride but there is my 2 cents in it.
Walker
Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/30/18 02:03 PM

Show it so we can drool all the way to the finish line.
Posted by: Oldvetnam1

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/30/18 04:03 PM

I say show it.
Posted by: smcbrearty

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/30/18 04:52 PM

Tough decision. I'm for waiting til the whole package is done
Posted by: Behring Made

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/30/18 05:52 PM

As I think about this a little further, the winner may want to add something in particular to the sheath or zipper and I'd like to keep that opportunity available. Pictures below!

At this point I would like to begin creating the list of official participants in the drawing. I'd like to note if it has not already been done so that this is one H E L L of a deal (special thanks to Warren and Pappy!!). The total due for the Fossil Walrus Camp Knife with a custom Mudbone sheath and Warlander Leather zipper case- both featuring beavertail inlays is $1025 shipped though I'd be listing the knife for $1975 if it was going on the website with all that trim had not been donated.

Not. Bad.


Enjoy!!












Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/30/18 05:57 PM

Just awesome Grant, really!
Posted by: Oldvetnam1

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/30/18 06:44 PM

That is one fantastic knife.
Posted by: pappy19

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/30/18 07:34 PM

It is really hard to come up with adjectives for this build. Totally awsome. Looking forward to seeing the sheath and case compliments.

Pap
Posted by: CrazyCajun

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/30/18 08:04 PM

Show Stopper!
Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/30/18 09:12 PM

So Grant, as suggested get the list of participants and numbers assembled.
Posted by: Ronnie

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/31/18 02:17 AM

Oh man that is just fantastic!
Beautiful job guys.
Ronnie
Posted by: GCTom41

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/31/18 08:32 AM

One of BMK's best knives. Cannot wait to see what Mud and Amy come up with.

Thanks to Warren & Pap!

Tom Flynn
Posted by: smcbrearty

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/31/18 09:23 AM

Someone is going to be extremely lucky to win this knife.
Posted by: Behring Made

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/31/18 11:33 AM



With the inlays. This is going to be awesome.

If you intend to be a part of this drawing, please state your name below and your desired number from 1-50. I'm going to give this about a week or so to make sure no one misses an opportunity.
Posted by: GCTom41

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/31/18 11:38 AM

15 thanks Grant and James!

Tom Flynn
Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/31/18 11:38 AM

Thank you Grant. 18 please.
Posted by: Oarsman

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/31/18 11:52 AM

Saw the handle material a week or so ago.
Hopefully I get to see it again!!
42, please
Posted by: pappy19

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/31/18 12:05 PM

37 please.

Pap
Posted by: Windsor

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/31/18 12:15 PM

23 please.

Rob Windsor

I need to withdraw. Some changes happened recently, I won't be able to fund it if I won the drawing.
Posted by: BladesNBarrels

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/31/18 01:15 PM

11 Please
David Loomis
Posted by: smcbrearty

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/31/18 02:15 PM

43. Thanks for the build.
Posted by: rfcarlin

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/31/18 02:24 PM

13 please.

Thanks to Grant, James, Mud and Amy for the build, and to Warren and Pap for the donated materials.

Bob
Posted by: Ronnie

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/31/18 05:35 PM

24
Thanks.
Posted by: Brent

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/31/18 05:42 PM

Not going to participate in the drawing, sending me goddaughter of to college at the end of the month. Besides, if I won it,she'd just claim it for herself. Thanks for the build,and everyone who donated materials and time.
Posted by: 1gunner

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/31/18 06:08 PM

Pleae 7 ,thanks,Tom
Posted by: CrazyCajun

Re: An offering, of sorts - 07/31/18 07:15 PM

27 Please. Humbled at the opportunity to participate!

Steve Daugherty
Posted by: Shoot870p

Re: An offering, of sorts - 08/01/18 10:58 AM

46 if it is still open. What a great looking knife! Thanks for the opportunity.
Walker
Posted by: JE6245

Re: An offering, of sorts - 08/01/18 01:06 PM

25 please

Jim Ervin
Posted by: Behring Made

Re: An offering, of sorts - 08/02/18 12:06 PM

I love it! Going to let the sign-ups ride about a week just to make sure no one misses the train.
Posted by: Windsor

Re: An offering, of sorts - 08/02/18 04:58 PM

I'm backing out, FWIW.

My post above has been edited to reflect such.

23 is released back to the pool. smile
Posted by: Larry Ducati

Re: An offering, of sorts - 08/03/18 02:13 AM

It has been fun to watch this build progress. I'm sure I'm not the only one sitting back and enjoying, without adding any input, or being able to afford such a cool knife. Good luck.
Posted by: JE6245

Re: An offering, of sorts - 08/03/18 08:59 AM

Think of it as an investment!

Actually, I definitely understand about funding issues and priorities but, at this price, a person would have no trouble at all getting their money back out of it if that became an issue.
Posted by: Windsor

Re: An offering, of sorts - 08/03/18 11:29 AM

I had one commitment come up recently that required some serious coinage.

After evaluating my other outstanding commitments (pending RMK orders, basically), I decided even if I won (and bought) this knife, I wouldn't be able to keep it for very long.

Best to give one of you guys a running chance.
Posted by: JE6245

Re: An offering, of sorts - 08/03/18 02:05 PM

10-4 on other commitments. I expect I'll be eating ramen noodles for quite a while if my number gets selected. ;-)
Posted by: thevalueman

Re: An offering, of sorts - 08/03/18 06:28 PM

selling this knife would be like benefiting on Warren & Pappy's kindness....not exactly right

:-)Rocky
Posted by: Windsor

Re: An offering, of sorts - 08/03/18 06:47 PM

Originally Posted By: thevalueman
selling this knife would be like benefiting on Warren & Pappy's kindness....not exactly right


Yeah, that came to mind as well.
Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 08/03/18 07:06 PM

Originally Posted By: thevalueman
selling this knife would be like benefiting on Warren & Pappy's kindness....not exactly right

:-)Rocky


Don't go there Rocky. We all know every knife has many lifecycles. It's all good no matter what. You haven't seen it all yet. Who ever said otherwise. The winner just might hold on to this one. I know I would and I'm all in!
Posted by: JE6245

Re: An offering, of sorts - 08/03/18 07:27 PM

Originally Posted By: thevalueman
selling this knife would be like benefiting on Warren & Pappy's kindness....not exactly right

:-)Rocky


Agreed. I was just saying if it came down to it, the knife could be easily sold. Hey, it helped me talk myself into putting my number in the hat. Same line will be used with my wife if I am lucky enough to get it, assuming she even finds out about it. ;-)
Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 08/03/18 07:34 PM

Just like the shoes and purses she just bought.
BUT,she got them on SALE so look how much money she saved you LMAO
Posted by: smcbrearty

Re: An offering, of sorts - 08/03/18 07:55 PM

This is one that will go into my permanent stash if I'm lucky enough to win it.
Posted by: Windsor

Re: An offering, of sorts - 08/04/18 12:54 PM

I'm mostly a one-way guy.

There's a lot of buying, very little selling.
Posted by: JE6245

Re: An offering, of sorts - 08/04/18 06:50 PM

I'm like you Rob, very few sales. Just can't get myself to part with my "stuff".
Posted by: Sidney_Redford

Re: An offering, of sorts - 08/05/18 06:52 PM

20 Sidney Redford
Posted by: Behring Made

Re: An offering, of sorts - 08/06/18 12:34 PM

We'll give this one more day so make sure you remind anyone who's name you don't see that I'm going to draw in the morning.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
Posted by: Behring Made

Re: An offering, of sorts - 08/07/18 10:31 AM

Well fellas, the results are in and I am most pleased to announce our winning number is 25 so congratulations are due to Jim Ervin!!

Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 08/07/18 10:39 AM

Most deserving winner. Congratulations Jim!
Posted by: Captain Chris Stanaback

Re: An offering, of sorts - 08/07/18 10:42 AM

Congrat's. Jim!!
Well done, Capt. Chris
Posted by: BladesNBarrels

Re: An offering, of sorts - 08/07/18 10:43 AM

Congratulations Jim.
This is a great addition to any collection.
Posted by: RamKingJC

Re: An offering, of sorts - 08/07/18 10:55 AM

ALLLLLL things considered JIM is a most deserving winner here!!! Well done sir. I am VERY happy for you!
Posted by: JE6245

Re: An offering, of sorts - 08/07/18 11:06 AM

Anyone wanna buy it? ;-) Absolutely and totally joking about that part. I am honored to be able to own this knife and can't give enough thanks to Warren and Mike for their contributions. And, thanks of course to the amazing BMK folks who make this magic happen. Really hoping to be able to make it to Blade next year so I can let folks see the final result live. Couldn't be happier.
Posted by: Windsor

Re: An offering, of sorts - 08/07/18 12:44 PM

cool, congrats!
Posted by: rfcarlin

Re: An offering, of sorts - 08/07/18 02:28 PM

Congrats Jim!

A beautiful addition to the collection and a beast of a knife.

Can't wait to see pics of the knife with Mud sheath and Warlander carry case.

Bob
Posted by: Oldvetnam1

Re: An offering, of sorts - 08/07/18 02:54 PM

Congrats Jim. Enjoy.
Posted by: 1gunner

Re: An offering, of sorts - 08/07/18 03:13 PM

Excellent,congrats and enjoy. Tom RKCC #CM-099
Posted by: Brent

Re: An offering, of sorts - 08/07/18 06:09 PM

Congratulations!
Posted by: Chief

Re: An offering, of sorts - 08/07/18 06:54 PM

Great get congrats
Posted by: pappy19

Re: An offering, of sorts - 08/07/18 07:06 PM

Can't wait to see the final with sheath and case. Going to be Awsome.
Congratulations Jim!!!

Pap
Posted by: CrazyCajun

Re: An offering, of sorts - 08/07/18 08:39 PM

That is a great snag Jim! Congrats!
Posted by: Shoot870p

Re: An offering, of sorts - 08/07/18 09:30 PM

Congrats! Very nice win for sure.
Posted by: smcbrearty

Re: An offering, of sorts - 08/08/18 12:32 PM

Congratulations. This one is a keeper for sure.
Posted by: JE6245

Re: An offering, of sorts - 08/08/18 01:33 PM

Thanks for all the good wishes folks. I am truly a lucky guy.
Posted by: Ronnie

Re: An offering, of sorts - 08/09/18 04:02 AM

Missed it by....that much.
Posted by: JE6245

Re: An offering, of sorts - 10/29/18 04:45 PM

Gentelmen, for your viewing pleasure ....
Posted by: GCTom41

Re: An offering, of sorts - 10/29/18 04:48 PM

Jim,

Very nice; love the Beaver Sheath and Pouch.

Well done to all at BMK and Mudbone.

Tom Flynn
Posted by: Robert Frey

Re: An offering, of sorts - 10/29/18 05:16 PM

Cool.
Posted by: Windsor

Re: An offering, of sorts - 10/29/18 07:08 PM

Originally Posted By: GCTom41
Jim,

Very nice; love the Beaver Sheath and Pouch.

Well done to all at BMK and Mudbone.

Tom Flynn


Don't think that's Mudbone's work.

But she'll be tickled to hear you were comparing her work to his! smile
Posted by: CrazyCajun

Re: An offering, of sorts - 10/29/18 07:09 PM

Agreed Rob!

On both fronts!

NICE KNIFE!
Posted by: Sphinx3000

Re: An offering, of sorts - 10/29/18 07:55 PM

Great knife Jim!!!
Posted by: pappy19

Re: An offering, of sorts - 10/29/18 09:28 PM

Really turned out super. Very glad on both the beaver tail uses and how they turned out. Outstanding in every regard.

Pap
Posted by: W Polidori

Re: An offering, of sorts - 10/29/18 09:41 PM

That whole project really came together fantastic. Enjoy it Jim, couldn't go to a better guy.
Posted by: Shoot870p

Re: An offering, of sorts - 10/29/18 09:43 PM

That is a very nice set.
Walker
Posted by: Oldvetnam1

Re: An offering, of sorts - 10/30/18 05:49 AM

Great knife Jim.
Posted by: Behring Made

Re: An offering, of sorts - 10/30/18 11:16 AM

A wonderful set up indeed. Knife by BMK, Sheath by Mudbone and custom made zipper case from Warlander smile
Posted by: JE6245

Re: An offering, of sorts - 10/30/18 11:18 AM

Thanks all.
Posted by: Windsor

Re: An offering, of sorts - 10/30/18 01:21 PM

Thanks Grant for clarifying. smile
Posted by: CrazyCajun

Re: An offering, of sorts - 10/30/18 06:22 PM

Ahhh. A Trifecta Winner!!!!!
Posted by: JE6245

Re: An offering, of sorts - 11/02/18 09:29 AM

Arrived this morning. Pictures just can't show what a beast this thing is! Helluva knife. Definitely takes the #1 spot in the collection. Huge thanks once again to Behring, Mike and Warren (with honorable mention to Amy and Mudbone).
Posted by: Behring Made

Re: An offering, of sorts - 11/02/18 10:41 AM

Pleased to see this!!! Thank you again to all, this was a fun one indeed smile
Posted by: RamKingJC

Re: An offering, of sorts - 11/02/18 08:58 PM

OUTSTANDING set up Jim. The best possible person definitely won this knife! Enjoy... bring down to Orlando when you can!
Posted by: JE6245

Re: An offering, of sorts - 11/03/18 07:42 PM

Best possible person? You guys must be thinking of someone else. But thanks just the same. ;-)