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#42221 - 05/25/08 07:34 AM Knife of the week The Gambler !!! *
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4” blade of 3/16 stainless. Top cutting edge sharpened. Thumb notches. Reduced-only nickel silver hilt. Approx 3 ¼ 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...
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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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#42231 - 04/13/09 04:55 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Peter_Kaufman]
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Pete,

I like that one. Must admit the smaller version is easier to carry.

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#42232 - 04/13/09 05:20 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: BrianE]
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Thanks Brian
I hope to be carrying it some, I think the smaller one is more handy too. So many Randalls, so little time

Pete
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#42233 - 06/17/09 07:17 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: JesseEgnew]
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Here is my Gambler, which has a Red Micarta handle, Brass Hilt, and Brass and Red Spacers:





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#42234 - 06/17/09 08:48 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: lunde]
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Beautiful image Ken.... and of course I like the knife too!
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#42235 - 06/17/09 08:57 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: lunde]
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Ken,
Beautiful Gambler!
Tony
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#42236 - 06/17/09 09:00 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: lunde]
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Ken,

You have a really nice Gambler and a great photo. Well done.

Best,
Warren

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#42237 - 06/17/09 09:33 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Captain Chris Stanaback]
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Quote:

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




Really nice knives Cap! And I'm sorry but...just when was the last time somone could see a belt on you???
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#42238 - 06/18/09 12:21 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Perry Miller]
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Well........PERRY!
You tell me? You're the only guy checking me out that close! (Now "that's" disturbing!)
By the way: That's why I put an outrageous Randall knife on my belt. Now "that" folks can still see...at least for now.
Best, Capt. Chris
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#42239 - 06/20/09 02:17 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: JesseEgnew]
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A couple more shots of my Gambler:



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#42240 - 07/03/09 05:47 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: JesseEgnew]
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This 5" Gambler is another knife from this years Blade Show. It took a small detour so I haven't had the opportunity to post it until now. This stainless Gambler is really nice. It has a pure silver hilt and smooth collar and of course an ivory handle. It does have a hairline check but it appears to be stable. Pretty cool package and very different from anything else in my collection.

Best,
Warren



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#42241 - 08/24/09 12:39 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: JesseEgnew]
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I just got this beautiful large Gambler from Perry. I saw his post and the wood got me right away. It is stabilized box elder burl. I have a small one also, and this new one seems much bigger than my other one. This is another highlight of my collection.

Peter


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#42242 - 08/24/09 01:22 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Peter_Kaufman]
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Peter,
That's a beauty, for sure!
Tony
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#42243 - 08/24/09 02:11 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: TonyLaPetri]
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I saw the larger Gambler at the Randall Shop only last week and mistook it for a combat companion,it really is a deceptively beefy blade with fantastic grind lines.


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#42244 - 08/24/09 02:45 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Peter_Kaufman]
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I really like the wood on that Gambler. Nice.
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#42245 - 08/24/09 05:27 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Neale_Jenkinson]
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Here they are together, Neale.
-Steve



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#42246 - 08/24/09 06:10 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Holzinger258]
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Great photo Steve,I can see why now I was confused ,they are kinda similar,before having the large Gambler in hand I had no idea it was such a substansial blade,its now on my "must have" list.
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#42247 - 08/24/09 06:31 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Holzinger258]
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When I designed the Gambler back in the early 1980s my thought was a symmetrical blade profile along the lines of a model #2 or model #24 but with a top false edge. Each one is, of course, made by hand and each one is different.
Occasionally the false edge can have a more angular profile rather than the rounded, symmetrical point. You can see variations in the four large Gamblers below. The handle materials from left to right are Snakewood, Stag, Koa and Ivory.


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#42248 - 08/25/09 04:13 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Rick_Bowles]
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Great looking knives Rick. That snakewood really just jumped off the page.
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#42249 - 01/26/10 04:56 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: JesseEgnew]
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Here is my newest and it is great!


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#42250 - 01/26/10 07:29 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: JesseEgnew]
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Purty!!
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#42251 - 01/26/10 07:35 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Steven]
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Real Purty !!!

Those red spacers will be banned in California.

Dubie Baxter
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#42252 - 01/27/10 07:29 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: JesseEgnew]
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Very nice Gambler Jesse
I currently have one large and one small with another small coming in a year or so

Peter
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#42253 - 01/27/10 07:58 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Peter_Kaufman]
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Thank you everyone! This is one cool little knife.
I wish all musk ox looked this nice.
Thank you,
Jesse
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#42254 - 02/17/10 08:26 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: JesseEgnew]
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This small Gambler arrived today, custom ironwood, with black and brass spacers and a black sheath. Pretty classy if I do say so myself. The box in one of the pictures is African Palm Leaf Sapele for you wood guys.

Peter


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#42255 - 02/17/10 08:44 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Peter_Kaufman]
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Peter-

That's about the nicest Gambler that I have seen. It's a real beauty. Spot on ya!!

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#42256 - 02/17/10 09:47 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Peter_Kaufman]
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OOOOOOooooooooo! That's nice!
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#42257 - 02/18/10 05:00 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Peter_Kaufman]
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Peter

The wood is exquisite. A knife that beautiful belongs in, in, in the Smithsonian OR my collection.
Congratulations.
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#42258 - 02/18/10 05:17 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Peter_Kaufman]
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That's a beautiful piece of ironwood Peter and a great looking knife.
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#42259 - 02/18/10 08:56 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Oldvetnam1]
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Excellent photos, Peter! It is another fine example that demonstrates how well brass furniture (including spacers) goes with Ironwood.
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#42260 - 02/18/10 09:05 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: lunde]
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Beautiful!! Got to add a Gambler to my collection, fo sho!!
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#42261 - 02/20/10 12:14 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Byrdguy]
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EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#42262 - 02/22/10 09:59 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Byrdguy]
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Here's a large Gambler with a matching Skinner in black micarta. The Sig is a 229 in .40 S&W.


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#42263 - 02/23/10 05:13 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Rick_Bowles]
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I don`t believe I`ve ever seen one of your skinners with a reduced hilt.
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#42264 - 02/23/10 07:20 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Don_Hedrick]
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They do match up real purty though, don't they?
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#42265 - 02/23/10 07:34 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Wally]
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I gotta get a knife soon!!! Its been almost a year and I am overdue..

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#42266 - 02/23/10 09:38 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Rick_Bowles]
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.40 cal.

<snicker>

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#42267 - 02/25/10 05:22 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: danbrew]
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#77633 - 06/10/10 08:48 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: JesseEgnew]
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Here is my new small Gambler with aluminum and black spacers, nickel silver hilt and domed butt cap with Leopard Lace wood.
I really like Gamblers and cool wood.

Peter


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#78638 - 07/16/10 08:01 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: JesseEgnew]
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This one just arrived, I hadn't expected it until next year, but I was most pleasantly surprised.
Small Gambler, nickel silver hilt and collar, rounded nickel silver butt, elephant ivory with some color on the back (perfect ivory at the moment) and black sheath.
The shop did another incredible job on this one, thanks guys

Peter


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#78640 - 07/16/10 09:44 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Peter_Kaufman]
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Now that IS a pretty Gambler!
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#78642 - 07/17/10 12:02 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Wally]
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Very cool Gambler, Peter and nice pics.

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#78644 - 07/17/10 06:40 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: pappy19]
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Thanks Wally and Pap
I had wanted one configured like that for some time and wasn't expecting it for a while yet, as dealers have less slots for exotic handle material. I was keeping my fingers crossed that it wouldn't crack while it was being made as I think the collar and butt cap put more stress on the ivory.

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#78648 - 07/17/10 12:23 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Peter_Kaufman]
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I dunno Peter... that is an exceptional gambler but you don't want to take chances with your reputation as "Ironwood King"...

better let one of us other members keep it for you, just to be safe grin
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#78650 - 07/17/10 01:07 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Peter_Kaufman]
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Peter

The Leopard Lacewood is excellent. Very unique to see the way the lines of the grain show up.

That is a keeper!!


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#78652 - 07/17/10 01:20 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: rodbrown]
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Peter,
Fantastic Gamblers!
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#78661 - 07/17/10 05:33 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: TonyLaPetri]
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Beautiful.
I LOVE Gamblers!


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#83171 - 11/25/10 02:37 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: JesseEgnew]
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I just received this large Gambler with ironwood. It has a nickel silver hilt, aluminum and black spacers, concave handle and domed aluminum butt cap.

I really like Gamblers and ironwood ones even more smile

Peter


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#83172 - 11/25/10 10:12 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Peter_Kaufman]
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Very nice Gambler Peter. I presently do not own an ironwood handled Randall. Thats going to need changing.
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#83177 - 11/26/10 06:40 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Peter_Kaufman]
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Another great piece of ironwoo Peter. Do you supply it or is it from the shop?
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#83183 - 11/26/10 11:38 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Peter_Kaufman]
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Ya killing me with this gorgeous Iron Wood!
Excellent looking Gambler!
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#83192 - 11/26/10 06:27 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: TonyLaPetri]
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Outstanding IW and great shot of the blade, shaded properly to show those terrific lines!
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#83257 - 11/28/10 09:24 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: TonyLaPetri]
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when did randall start making the gamblers. i have two of them

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#83258 - 11/29/10 03:23 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: 7890]
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If I recall, it was the early 1980's. But Mr. Bowles, the designer, will surely give you a more accurate date.
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#87004 - 03/26/11 04:36 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: rodbrown]
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The Randall catalog only seems to mention a 4" Gambler. This thread shows "mini" and "regular" Gamblers. What is the 4" one considered and is that the only one available these days?
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#87007 - 03/26/11 06:21 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: ObliviousFool]
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The two Gamblers are available, the small is 4 inch and large 5 inch. Small is only stainless steel, large is standard in tool steel and optional stainless steel.
If you go here on the Randall web site you can see that they offer both.
http://www.randallknives.com/nonCat3.php
You may want to talk to a dealer to find out what options are available and standard.
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#87027 - 03/26/11 06:34 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Peter_Kaufman]
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Information I have recieved from a large dealer seems to indicate that the gambler comes standard with a stacked leather handle, did I get this right? I have never seen one and none seem to be posted here. Is there any out there? Pictures? Thanks
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#87028 - 03/26/11 07:18 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: boardrider]
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Carbon / leather are standard. All other handles are available.
Best, Capt. Chris


Edited by Captain Chris Stanaback (05/06/11 10:04 AM)
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#88349 - 05/06/11 09:14 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: JesseEgnew]
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I just received this large Gambler yesterday, and I think it is pretty classy. It sports a stainless blade, nickel silver collar, Ivorite handle, solid nickel silver butt cap and a black left hand sheath. The nickel silver butt gives it quite a nice heft.

My other Gamblers decided to pose with their new brother also. You can see I am fond of this model smile

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#88350 - 05/06/11 09:20 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Peter_Kaufman]
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That's a very classy addition to your other Gamblers.
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#88353 - 05/06/11 09:51 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: lunde]
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Peter, Great collection. I see you have enough to carry one for every day of the week.
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#88357 - 05/06/11 10:34 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: HALORANGER]
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Wooooo. That's a nice family right there Peter! Does anyone here carry one of these on a daily basis?
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#88369 - 05/06/11 10:16 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Pastor Matt]
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Great set of Gambler's there Peter. You are now ready to gamble......but not in Utah.

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#88380 - 05/07/11 10:24 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Peter_Kaufman]
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Peter!
Never figured you for a Gambler!!!!!! grin
Very nice collection! The new ivorite looks great!
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#88847 - 05/26/11 11:00 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Peter_Kaufman]
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Somewhat Gambler related, Rick Bowles had some extra custom large Gambler sheaths available, so I added to my sheath collection. They are quite classy and work for leftys as well as rightys

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#94244 - 10/26/11 03:22 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Peter_Kaufman]
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This 5 inch Gambler just arrived today from Capt. Chris.
It isn't ironwood, but I think it is particularly classy and uncommon with musk ox and nickel silver hardware.

I will try to dig out all of my other Gamblers and do a current group photo.

Peter


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#94254 - 10/26/11 08:04 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Peter_Kaufman]
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Here are the group photos of my Gambler collection

For the large Gamblers, top to bottom, Ironwood, Stabilized Box Elder Burl, Ivorite, and Musk Ox.
For the small Gamblers, top to bottom Ironwood, Ironwood, Leopard Lace, Fossil Walrus Ivory and Elephant Ivory.

It was hard to fit all in one photo.

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#94255 - 10/26/11 08:19 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Peter_Kaufman]
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Peter,

Nice bunch of Gamblers.

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#94270 - 10/27/11 04:00 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: alan_grombacher]
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Peter, your gamblers are are realy awesome. Thank's for posting them
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#94273 - 10/27/11 08:07 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: kalervo]
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Great collection!
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#98029 - 01/29/12 03:58 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Rick Magee]
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A couple of new Gamblers...






And an older one...




Rob


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#98032 - 01/29/12 06:53 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: RKS3500]
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Rob
Very nice pair of Gamblers,from someone who really likes them
I don't recall seeing many if any with a wrist thong.

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#98035 - 01/29/12 08:17 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Peter_Kaufman]
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Thanks Peter, I've been admiring your collection, absolutely superb!

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#98037 - 01/29/12 08:28 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: RKS3500]
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Wow Rob ... I really like the way a Gambler looks with a wood handle!!!
NICE!
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#98040 - 01/29/12 08:41 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: RKS3500]
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Peter, you are killin' me with those Gamblers. I don't have one yet.......Cap are you there??

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#98043 - 01/29/12 10:09 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: TonyLaPetri]
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Thanks Tony, got the urge looking at Peter's...

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#98047 - 01/30/12 06:59 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: RKS3500]
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Very nice Gamblers!
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#98058 - 01/30/12 12:45 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Rick Magee]
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PETER & ROB....you'R...KILLERS...! cry cry cry
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#98064 - 01/30/12 03:01 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Guido_Bitossi]
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I'm crying... cry
Nice collections! WOW! smile
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#98138 - 02/02/12 11:00 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: EDO]
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I am not able to view the photos??
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PS: RickT...Help me!!
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#104488 - 09/08/12 05:58 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Captain Chris Stanaback]
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Big Gambler, Little Gambler and Matching Skinner


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#104489 - 09/08/12 05:59 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Skeetdoc]
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#104490 - 09/08/12 06:00 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Skeetdoc]
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Close Up (Back):

All Nickel Silver.

Redwood Pin Burl.

Laser Engraved.


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#104505 - 09/09/12 10:39 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Skeetdoc]
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Real nice triple play Doug!!!!!!
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#104511 - 09/09/12 01:07 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: TonyLaPetri]
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Nice wood.
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#107586 - 01/21/13 05:33 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Steven]
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I'm quite new to the Gamblers... but already love them!



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#107591 - 01/21/13 08:30 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Ortega BVT]
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The black micarta gives that Gambler a real serious look.
NICE!
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#107824 - 01/31/13 09:32 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: TonyLaPetri]
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Just stuck this one on my website. Hope ya' like it.
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#107826 - 01/31/13 10:43 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Captain Chris Stanaback]
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Wow what a colorful handle. I like that wood.
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#108341 - 02/20/13 08:32 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Steven]
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5 Inch Gambler

SS, Brass Hilt, Brass Scalloped Collar, Shop Ironwood, Finger Grips, Brass Scalloped Coolie Cap


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#108347 - 02/20/13 11:02 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Skeetdoc]
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Dr Doug, That is the nicest Gambler I have ever seen, great combination of options,

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#120390 - 08/10/14 05:54 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: boardrider]
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Soon I hope to get it. I apologize for the bad photos. What do you think, what kind of wood on the handle?


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#120392 - 08/10/14 04:37 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: desert.snake]
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Just a guess, ebony?
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#120396 - 08/11/14 11:13 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Buck Buchanan]
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Originally Posted By: Buck Buchanan
Just a guess, ebony?

Looks like you're right! smile

I was looking for pictures on the internet
according words "Randall" and "ebony" and found:
http://www.youwantit2.com/RANDALL15SSEBONY.html
Color handle and texture wood.


It all fits.
This ebony.
Thank you!
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#120397 - 08/11/14 11:27 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: desert.snake]
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It "also" appears to be shop-supplied rosewood, considering the graininess of it. Ebony is usually smoother. Good luck with it, regardless.
Best, Capt. Chris
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#120407 - 08/12/14 02:58 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Captain Chris Stanaback]
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Thank you, Capt. Chris smile
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#120799 - 09/02/14 10:24 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: JesseEgnew]
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I just received a New knife from Rick Bowless, its a Small Gambler with redwood handle and a compass, its really cool.


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#120800 - 09/02/14 10:35 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: JesseEgnew]
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#120805 - 09/02/14 03:16 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Rolf Romer]
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Very Nice
I haven't seen one before with a compass. I have quite a few myself of both the big and little.

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#120815 - 09/02/14 08:31 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Peter_Kaufman]
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Great knife Rolf.
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#120880 - 09/05/14 07:19 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: roderickr]
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Question regarding the small Gambler domed butt cap.

For those of you that have brass or nickel silver ones, do you find it makes the knife too heavy at that end?

I've seen duralumin butt caps as well and was wondering about how the different weights affect the balance on such a small knife.

Thanks.
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#120882 - 09/05/14 08:47 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Hemingway]
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I have several Small Gamblers. The "2" I carry are shown below. One is ivory with a domed duralumin butt cap. The other has fossil walrus/ Indian artifact (fire starter) and fine silver.
I would never put nickel silver or brass butt caps on this model as they become way too butt-heavy for me.
Hope this helps, Capt. Chris
PS: Interestingly, the ivory knife is also slab-sided!...CCS


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#120885 - 09/05/14 10:32 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Captain Chris Stanaback]
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Those two Gamblers are sweet Cap. specally the one w/ the fire starter hole.

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#120889 - 09/05/14 01:35 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: cliff14094]
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I prefer no butt caps on my Gambler/Guardians.
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#121726 - 10/09/14 04:00 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Buckspen]
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Does anyone have a picture of a Gambler in the "standard" configuration -- "concave leather handle with duralumin butt cap-domed"? It's not that I would necessarily want one in that configuration (actually trying now to figure out what configuration I want to get), it's mainly that I'm having a hard time picturing in my head what it would look like (catalog shows walnut with no cap). I have looked through all of the pics in this thread (yes, it's been a slow day in the office today) and didn't see any Gambler in leather. Thanks.

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#121741 - 10/10/14 08:59 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: JE6245]
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I don't think I've ever seen a gambler with a leather handle. Might look kind of strange if they had to put a nut on the buttcap.
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#121742 - 10/10/14 09:07 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Byrdguy]
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Only the "Large" Gambler is available in leather. Not many calls for the large one, let alone in leather.
Buckspen: I love your Small Gamblers. I own a few...and some have butt caps. Ordering a full tang Small Gambler was (almost) unheard of in the past. I like 'em both ways but you'll be hard-pressed to find older ones with the full tang.
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#121759 - 10/11/14 08:24 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Buckspen]
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Originally Posted By: Buckspen
I prefer no butt caps on my Gambler/Guardians.
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What a nice group! I really like those yellow handles - still haven't found one smile
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#121760 - 10/11/14 08:26 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Litch]
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Concerning the butt caps: Don't these small knives get too much weight on the handle with a butt cap with the balance turning it "handle heavy" ??
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#121773 - 10/11/14 11:15 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Byrdguy]
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Pat,
Steve Zimmerman has on his site.....

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#121774 - 10/12/14 06:41 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Litch]
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Peter,
My ivory knife, pictured above with the "thin & domed" duralumin butt cap, is perfectly weighted.
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#121775 - 10/12/14 12:12 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Captain Chris Stanaback]
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Thanks Capt. Chris - it looks perfect as well! smile
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#121776 - 10/12/14 02:55 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Buckspen]
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Originally Posted By: Buckspen
I prefer no butt caps on my Gambler/Guardians.
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Hi Buckspen-

I have the big brother.


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#121781 - 10/12/14 06:31 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Doug74]
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Wow! I like that one. A lot! What is the overall length of that knife?

And thanks for the photos of the other knives (#16 and #8) in other threads. The pale micarta on the #8 is particularly nice.

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#121782 - 10/12/14 06:49 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Buckspen]
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Thanks Buckspen.....it is exactly 9 1/2".

I'm a big fan of all the yellow stuff.
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#121783 - 10/12/14 07:49 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Doug74]
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Me, too!

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#141136 - 05/02/16 02:33 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Buckspen]
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New Gambler from the shop sale
5 inch ss, ns hilt shop walnut this is my 10th Gambler, I must like them smile
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#141171 - 05/02/16 07:46 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Peter_Kaufman]
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I don't have any, but one like that sure would start a collection. Nice get, Peter.
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#141469 - 05/06/16 07:36 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Byrdguy]
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Arrived yesterday, my first Gambler with finger grips. It fits my hand better than I thought it would.

5" NS hilt, aluminum spacers, black micarta, finger grips, duralumin butt cap.


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#141474 - 05/06/16 08:23 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Eric]
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Something different, there Eric. Very cool.
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#141477 - 05/06/16 08:32 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Byrdguy]
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I must admit, the Gambler has never appealed to me, but this rig caught my eye. Well done.
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#141478 - 05/06/16 08:36 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Eric]
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Very nice, I would not have thought of a configuration like that.

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#141479 - 05/06/16 08:52 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: tunefink]
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It definitely does NOT suck!
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#141482 - 05/06/16 09:21 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: RamKingJC]
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Thanks guys, I really enjoy the finger grip RMK's. Both the single and full examples. The Model 15 is my favorite RMK model, so that may explain the finger grip allure. Anyways......next.
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#141483 - 05/06/16 09:37 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: tunefink]
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I must admit, the Gambler has never appealed to me, but this rig caught my eye. Well done.


Ditto. Very cool!
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#141496 - 05/06/16 01:06 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: TAH]
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Same here, very different and really nice setup.

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#141515 - 05/06/16 05:11 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Eric]
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Eric

I, like others, have not thought about the Gambler, or have owned one.
Yours is a great looking knife.
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#141539 - 05/07/16 09:04 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: rodbrown]
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Maybe I haven't been paying attention, but I can't remember ever seeing a Gambler with finger grips. You get an ergonomic advantage and a killer look.
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#141540 - 05/07/16 09:17 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: BoBlade]
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Thank you Ron, The FG handle is the reason I bought this one. Gary Clinton put it together, I just bought it.

Skeetdoc posted a pic of a FG Gambler, an absolute Beauty on page 10 of this thread.
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#141541 - 05/07/16 09:34 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Eric]
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You're welcome, Eric. I was right: I wasn't paying attention blush
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#141544 - 05/07/16 11:18 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: BoBlade]
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....Neither was I Ron. Great looking combo!
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#141746 - 05/10/16 06:17 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Captain Chris Stanaback]
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I've been carrying this one a little over a year.







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#141747 - 05/10/16 06:41 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Hemingway]
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A year....time to sell it to me, my turn to carry it Lol!
Nice knife! So give up the particulars on it, handle material & who engraved it?
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#141752 - 05/10/16 08:49 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Chief]
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Not adult enough for you Chief. Better send it my way where it will be happy with the little blades LOL.
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#141755 - 05/10/16 10:32 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: W Polidori]
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Mr. Bowles put the order in for me. If I recall correctly, it is redwood pin burl. I didn't pick the wood; I just told him I wanted a nice piece of wood that was medium to darkish in color with some character.

Paul Markow from Alabama did the engraving. And he did it in like 3 days. I think I had the knife back from the time I dropped it in the mail in something like 10 days or maybe even less.

I told him I just wanted some American styled scrollwork and let him go with it. The only request I made was to incorporate the pin in the butt into the engraving so it sort of disappears. Which I'm extremely happy with what he did. To me, that pin really takes away from the look of the knife so I'm thrilled that he made it sort of part of the engraving rather than work around it and leave it standing out.

I've never had anything engraved so I didn't really know the terminology or what exactly I wanted. He did a fantastic job of walking me through it. I like engraved shotguns so I wanted something that looked classic like that. He was really good at teaching me what I was actually looking for. The engraving is really deep too, which I like a lot.

It's the only Randall I have my name on smile
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#141756 - 05/10/16 11:02 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Hemingway]
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Well you mapped out a winner, Great job!!!
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#141757 - 05/10/16 11:13 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Chief]
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That's a nice setup, you did well.
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#168380 - 02/05/18 02:19 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Windsor]
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Well, today I got my first Gambler smile
Many thanks to Gary Clinton, everything was very fast.
This was the first time I encountered an iron tree Verawood

Quote:
Common Name(s): Verawood, Argentine Lignum Vitae

Scientific Name: Bulnesia arborea, Bulnesia sarmientoi


It has an interesting smell, similar to spruce and sandalwood at the same time.
The guys from the store are just great, great work!

https://youtu.be/RpjBVt1eAWY


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#177189 - 12/29/18 11:19 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: desert.snake]
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While it's not one off my favorite Blades.....My first Gambler.
Thanks Agin to Tune.


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#177190 - 12/30/18 06:22 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Chief]
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The gambler always reminds me of the movie Tombstone, especially in this configuration. I like it!


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#177195 - 12/30/18 05:27 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Sphinx3000]
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LOL Let's have a spelling contest.
Trying to think of a good scrim for this one....I love the ivory no checks!
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#177196 - 12/30/18 07:07 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Chief]
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A western theme with crossing Colt SAA and an American eagle and/or flag in the background? I have a tattoo that is made like that. I went to a good shop in Orlando when I visited America for the first time.

Or you could do something with the gambler theme? Russian roulette scrimshawed, LOL

Something like this would be nice, as a matter of fact it is perfect!


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#177197 - 12/30/18 07:32 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Sphinx3000]
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i'm your huckleberry Chief laugh
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#177198 - 12/30/18 07:45 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Sphinx3000]
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Originally Posted By: Sphinx3000
i'm your huckleberry Chief laugh


Mudbone and the Huckleberry.


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#177200 - 12/30/18 07:49 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: W Polidori]
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Haha, oh yeah that looks Great!!
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#177201 - 12/30/18 09:33 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Sphinx3000]
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I like it Aces & eights Wild Bill's last hand!
Great set up Warren.
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#177203 - 12/30/18 09:37 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Chief]
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Would make a great scrimshaw...
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#177204 - 12/30/18 10:22 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Sphinx3000]
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Another piece to the Huckleberry story.


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#177205 - 12/31/18 04:15 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: W Polidori]
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Real nice description of your knife and sheath.

A while ago I was looking for the meaning of the word "daisy" in relation to the movie.
I found this explanation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gc1ecVy9aI
I also found this explanation for "i'm your huckleberry". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHdeCqEhdvQ
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#177206 - 12/31/18 07:09 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: W Polidori]
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Warren,

Great 'Huckleberry' sheath by Mudbone and story, thanks!

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#179473 - 04/06/19 06:21 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: JesseEgnew]
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Here is a new, rather spontaneous acquisition. It should be here next week.
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#179474 - 04/06/19 06:56 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Litch]
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Love it Litch

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#183567 - 09/20/19 06:49 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: ROBERT MCINTOSH]
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Here are some better pics


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#183573 - 09/20/19 09:16 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Litch]
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Definitely off the charts nice.
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#183576 - 09/20/19 02:36 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: JE6245]
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Oh man! shocked
What a nice Gambler, Peter! I like it more and more ..... eek
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#183580 - 09/20/19 07:01 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Peter S.]
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Nice wood
Did you Gamble?
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#183587 - 09/21/19 04:45 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Sharpi]
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Nope. More like marked cards wink
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#183592 - 09/21/19 11:23 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Litch]
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By the way, what is that wood? I may have to copy cat you on that knife. I don't have a gambler ... yet.
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#183594 - 09/21/19 12:07 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: JE6245]
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Desert Ironwood smile
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#190673 - 11/09/20 03:19 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: JesseEgnew]
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I just received this large Gambler today, and I had Gary Clinton and the shop configure it in a less common way. I am really happy with how it turned out, the shop guys did great. The ironwood has some great figure too

Large Gambler, Stainless Steel, Brass single hilt (not reduced) brass and black spacers, shop ironwood, border patrol handle shape and wrist thong.

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#190677 - 11/09/20 04:08 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Peter_Kaufman]
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Peter,

Love it! Great Ironwood Gambler, well done.

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#190678 - 11/09/20 04:43 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: GCTom41]
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Peter,
Great Gambler..."but"...you forgot to mention it also has "thumb notches"! Nice choice...and Yes: I know TN are std...
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#190680 - 11/09/20 06:19 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Captain Chris Stanaback]
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Peter
Nicest Gambler I have ever seen. I don't have one, but it has me thinking.

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#190688 - 11/09/20 10:30 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: pappy19]
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Outstanding!!!!!

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#190689 - 11/09/20 10:53 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: spark42]
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Great piece of ironwood.....yours or shop?
Great set up.
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#190691 - 11/10/20 08:28 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Chief]
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Thanks guys

It is shop ironwood, they picked a nice piece for me

I now have at least 11 Gamblers of both sizes

Peter
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#190696 - 11/10/20 03:42 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Peter_Kaufman]
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Really Beautiful Gambler! Fantastic wood!

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#190697 - 11/10/20 04:47 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Gert]
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Peter that is a great piece of Ironwood really nice knife, Litch's is also a really nice piece.
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#190704 - 11/10/20 09:15 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Peter_Kaufman]
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Peter,

One of the nicest Gamblers I've seen!

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#190708 - 11/10/20 10:07 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: TonyLaPetri]
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Really nice gambler !!!

Nice Kimber 1911 too !!!
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#190709 - 11/10/20 10:10 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Peter_Kaufman]
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Originally Posted By: Peter_Kaufman
Thanks guys

It is shop ironwood, they picked a nice piece for me

I now have at least 11 Gamblers of both sizes

Peter


Need a group photo Boss!
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#192633 - 02/25/21 04:55 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Chief]
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New to me GAMBLER
Before and after polish job
** Any guess on age would be appreciated **
There is no sheath.....thx


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#192634 - 02/25/21 06:24 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: RUTROW]
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Looks like one I made for a customer (not necessarily a collector) last year! Shop-supplied maple brass & red spacers and a rounded (domed) thin butt cap...NICE!
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#192637 - 02/25/21 08:44 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Captain Chris Stanaback]
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Originally Posted By: Captain Chris Stanaback
Looks like one I made for a customer (not necessarily a collector) last year! Shop-supplied maple brass & red spacers and a rounded (domed) thin butt cap...NICE!
Capt. Chris

Thanks Captain.....I hope it was someone famous !!
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#194819 - 07/18/21 12:07 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Warren_Polidori]
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my newest.....alot heavier than the 4 in.


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#194824 - 07/19/21 09:45 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: RUTROW]
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the second one just arrived


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#195205 - 08/16/21 05:40 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: RUTROW]
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Rutrow,
Great knives. Which balances better? The one with the butt cap or without?
I like the look of the butt cap better.

Neat knife I always liked the Gambler but I don't like the bulbous butt on the standard grip. Those look great!

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#195216 - 08/16/21 09:54 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: JordonC2]
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A pair of Gamblers, 5" & 4" I received back in April in a collection. Stainless steel, brass & red spacers, & redwood burl handles on each.


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#195219 - 08/16/21 10:25 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: JordonC2]
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Originally Posted By: JordonC2
Rutrow,
Great knives. Which balances better? The one with the butt cap or without?
I like the look of the butt cap better.

Neat knife I always liked the Gambler but I don't like the bulbous butt on the standard grip. Those look great!

they feel about the same, the real difference is between these and the 4 in I have (the weight)......might make you limp if in your boot !!....my 4 in is a couple of posts up


Edited by RUTROW (08/16/21 10:29 PM)
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#195220 - 08/16/21 10:31 PM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: RUTROW]
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Buck Buchanan - thats a NICE SET
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#195594 - 09/10/21 05:46 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: RUTROW]
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Small Gambler NS with Ironwood


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#195598 - 09/10/21 10:14 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Litch]
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Peter,
"Small Gambler"? In "CARBON"??
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#195648 - 09/14/21 04:34 AM Re: Knife of the week The Gambler !!! [Re: Captain Chris Stanaback]
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That's what the stamp says. I never tested it.
Instead I traded it away... cry


Edited by Litch (09/14/21 06:25 AM)
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