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#42221 - 05/25/08 07:34 AM Knife of the week The Gambler !!! *
JesseEgnew Offline
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4 blade of 3/16 stainless. Top cutting edge sharpened. Thumb notches. Reduced-only nickel silver hilt. Approx 3 concave black micarta handle. Supplied with concealment sheath. (Wt. 2 oz.) Designed by Rick Bowles.
Lady and Gentlemen may we please see some Gamblers.
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#42222 - 05/25/08 12:18 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: JesseEgnew]
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When I did the original drawing for what was to become The Gambler, it was to have a 5 inch blade. When I sent Gary the final drawing, the page had three different configurations of the proposed Gambler ... including a full tapered tang version with slab handles. I scaled down the three drawings to fit on one page. Though the sketches were clearly marked designating a 5 inch blade, the knife in scaled down drawing presented a 3-1/2 inch blade. Several months later I got a package from the shop. Inside were three "Mini-Gamblers" all decked out with a concave ivorite handle and a scalloped cap and collar. It seems that Gary liked the scaled down size with the 3-1/2 inch blade better than my full sized 5 inch model. As we now know he did make the large one as well and a few weeks later I had three of them, one of which is pictured below. This image also shows the model #10-5" sheath which was furnished with the early Gamblers. That's how the Gambler came to be offered, for a time, in two blade lengths. During the time both the large Gambler and the "mini" were being made, the smaller size outsold the larger by almost 5 to 1 making the 5 inch version much less common.


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#42223 - 05/25/08 11:13 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Rick_Bowles]
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Rick,

Wild how ya posted this shot as I was curious after seeing this at the Randall Shop. Frank Frazetta's?

See Ya, Chief


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#42224 - 05/26/08 06:51 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: JesseEgnew]
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One of each...
-Steve



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#42225 - 05/27/08 07:48 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Holzinger258]
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I expect this may be getting old but once again my 5" Gambler with silver fittings. With my taxed computer skills, it is presented as an attachment.

Brian_E


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#42226 - 05/27/08 08:22 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: BrianE]
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Brian_E's gambler very nice
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#42227 - 05/27/08 10:42 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: JesseEgnew]
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Here's a very nice pair of ivory Gamblers.


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#42228 - 05/27/08 09:49 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: JesseEgnew]
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Capt. Chris's "carry Gamblers":



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#42229 - 05/27/08 10:00 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Holzinger258]
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Steve..and others,
First..As always, Steve, a great job of posting and I thank you for it! Secondly: I'll explain the two Small Gamblers. Both are unique.
One features elephant ivory and a special flattend "domed butt cap. I love the way this one carries!
The second features, not only fossil walrus, but Indian artifact as well. Can ya'll see the "firestarter"? I wear this one with a black belt. The first gets the call with a tan or brown one....Best, Capt. Chris
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#42230 - 04/13/09 02:43 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: JesseEgnew]
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Here would be my Gambler. It is new to me, but isn't brand new
Peter


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