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#165157 - 09/29/17 07:19 PM Re: My Ruanas [Re: Peter_Kaufman]
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The anvil is a really fitting tribute. Great get Peter. Wonder if they're all spoken for?
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#165158 - 09/29/17 07:25 PM Re: My Ruanas [Re: W Polidori]
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As I was on the waiting list, I don't think there might be many left. The only way to know is to send them an email with the special knife in the subject line. see custom non-catalog knives on their website

I didn't have high hopes for me, but I was very pleasantly surprised when I got an email to send money
Good luck
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#165161 - 09/29/17 07:48 PM Re: My Ruanas [Re: Peter_Kaufman]
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Will check it out Peter, thanks.
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#165202 - 10/01/17 08:45 AM Re: My Ruanas [Re: Peter_Kaufman]
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Peter,

That's a great group of Ruana knives. Congrats on scoring the LE V.N. Hangas Commemorative.

The top one looks like Ironwood and the bottom one black micarta. Ironwood on the 3 in the middle? The 4th one looks like Ironwood, but the other two possibly Cocobolo?

What model is the third knife from the top? Looks like the shorter stouter cousin of the RMK Model 19.

Thanks.

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#165205 - 10/01/17 10:02 AM Re: My Ruanas [Re: rfcarlin]
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Bob
thanks for the comments
The top one has ironwood supplied by me, the other three wood are ironwood from Ruana
Top is CBCK
the next group are one offs
second is 28D blade with 20 B handle
third is 21A with 6 inch blade
fourth is 95 AD with 4.75 inch blade
fifth is custom fighter with blasted black micarta handle

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#165248 - 10/02/17 10:35 PM Re: My Ruanas [Re: Peter_Kaufman]
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Thanks for the info Peter.

An exceptional group of Ruanas. Your Custom Brass Camp Knife is just killer!

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#165258 - 10/03/17 02:28 PM Re: My Ruanas [Re: rfcarlin]
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For those interested, I sent an email to Mike at Ruana requesting more information on the commemorative knife. Here's his reply.
"Thanks for your inquiry about the V. N. Hangas Special knife. We have made a prototype and 100 of these numbered knives. The attachment shows detailed information about the knife



We gave customers who bought our last numbered series (the 75th Anniversary Knife) the right of first refusal to keep the same number with the V. N. Hangas Special knife. Most customers did and the numbered knives are all spoken for at this time.



The design of this knife was so well received that we may add it to our regular production but without all of the bells and whistles which means no: special sheath, engraving, numbering, zipper case and certificate. The knife will come with a full sheath and the price will be somewhere in the $ 400 - $ 425 range plus shipping. If it does become available down the road and you’d like to be notified about that reply back to this email."

The attachment was all the pics from Peter's earlier post.


Edited by W Polidori (10/03/17 02:30 PM)
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#165263 - 10/03/17 06:23 PM Re: My Ruanas [Re: W Polidori]
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Okay, you guys sold me. For a while now I have been thinking about getting a Ruana based on especially the quality and tradition. Just sent in an order for a 21A. Pretty sure I will not be disappointed. Thanks.
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#165564 - 10/17/17 11:22 PM Re: My Ruanas [Re: JE6245]
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Sorry for the late reply, been busy moving, again. You will like it very much.

Ruanas were always the answer to sportsmen who had a Case or Union Cutlery or Marbles, etc break or come apart in the field, or have stacked leather get all shrunken, and pommel/guard get all rattley. The knives very much the same base design, but with Rudy's flair, strengthened, and handle attached which would never shed a pinned pommel, etc.

The 21A is the answer to all those who have admired the straight classic American field knife as still mass produced to this day, but who always wished it were built stronger in every way. Your boyhood likely will flash before your eyes when handling it, and you will start to wonder who started that 6" knife silliness when this knife can clearly do anything a 6" can do, and it a heck of a lot easier to wear.
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