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#181459 - 07/12/19 03:47 PM K'roo Knives - Willem O'Kelly
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I got my first "Chunky Frank" in the mail yesterday, but hopefully it won't be the last.

This knife is built like a tank! It reminds me of my Bond Arms Texan.

It is completely overbuilt, yet the lines, seams, and fits are perfectly finished! The blade tip is perfectly centered when folded.

The blade is a hefty 1/5" M690 with a concave grind. The stops are incredibly stout but smooth. It walks and talks like no other slip joint I've ever handled.

The scales are a dark blue C-tek that looks black inside but looks like a piece of sapphire jewelry in the sunshine. I will tell y'all like I told Willem, pictures don't do his knives justice.

He also does scales in different woods and micarta. What he does with burlap and denim micarta is amazing.

Willem's shop is in the K'roo region of South Africa. His internet and electric power is sporadic, but he WILL get back to you through email, krooblades@gmail.com or Instagram @willemokelly.

Willem has been on this forum before. He is a really nice guy. His Instagram page is definitely worth checking out!

https://www.instagram.com/willemokelly/?hl=en


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Edited by coachblalock (07/12/19 04:05 PM)
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#181463 - 07/12/19 05:52 PM Re: K'roo Knives - Willem O'Kelly [Re: coachblalock]
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Wow that dark blue C-tek is beautiful! Thanks for sharing. I may have to get me one of them!

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#181482 - 07/13/19 08:29 AM Re: K'roo Knives - Willem O'Kelly [Re: nate-dogg]
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Looks like a Cattleman's folder. Very nice.

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#181494 - 07/13/19 08:32 PM Re: K'roo Knives - Willem O'Kelly [Re: pappy19]
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Pap,

Iíve got a Cattleman. They are similar. Blade length is the same but this oneís blade is almost twice as thick.

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"Filet that fish? Hell naw! I'll scale him, gut him, fry him up in grease, take him by the head and tail, and play him like a French Harp!" - Uncle Paul sometime in the 60s.

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#181565 - 07/15/19 02:12 PM Re: K'roo Knives - Willem O'Kelly [Re: coachblalock]
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Very nice coach. Did it arrive sharp?
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#181574 - 07/15/19 09:09 PM Re: K'roo Knives - Willem O'Kelly [Re: Shoot870p]
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Walker,

Not really, but thatís a relative term.

Iíll have it sharp enough to shave frog hair as soon as I get a chance to work on it.

Coach
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"Filet that fish? Hell naw! I'll scale him, gut him, fry him up in grease, take him by the head and tail, and play him like a French Harp!" - Uncle Paul sometime in the 60s.

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#181587 - 07/16/19 10:19 AM Re: K'roo Knives - Willem O'Kelly [Re: coachblalock]
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Coach, you have a pm!
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#181589 - 07/16/19 10:36 AM Re: K'roo Knives - Willem O'Kelly [Re: Shoot870p]
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Got it.
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"Filet that fish? Hell naw! I'll scale him, gut him, fry him up in grease, take him by the head and tail, and play him like a French Harp!" - Uncle Paul sometime in the 60s.

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#181652 - 07/18/19 06:17 PM Re: K'roo Knives - Willem O'Kelly [Re: coachblalock]
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Pappy:

I dug out my Cattleman and took a couple of pictures next to this K'roo knife.


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"Filet that fish? Hell naw! I'll scale him, gut him, fry him up in grease, take him by the head and tail, and play him like a French Harp!" - Uncle Paul sometime in the 60s.

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#181653 - 07/18/19 06:24 PM Re: K'roo Knives - Willem O'Kelly [Re: coachblalock]
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Walker:

I could not send a picture through the PM so here is a drawing of the blade on the Crappie/Bream Fish Cleaning Knife that Willem is going to make for me.

He is going to make it a "lockback" and put it into a Chunky Frank set of scales.

The notches on the spine are for scaling fish. Its a "Blalock" thang, but we like to fry Crappie & Bream whole.


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Edited by coachblalock (07/18/19 06:27 PM)
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