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Dusty
08-31-2012, 16:33
We got a sleeper around here who crafts fantastic knives.

I ordered a skinner from Barbarian a few months ago, and it butchered three pigs...still needs no sharpening...so I was pleased enough to order a fighter/pigsticker from him a while back, and I got it in the mail today-I can't say enough good things about the design, the sharpness and the "feel" of the knife.

I don't send pics (don't know how, and don't want to learn-my wife is the one who set up my avatar), but I might just screw with it this time so you guys can see this knife.

7 1/4-inch 1095 blade, sharp false edge, nonslip handle, Kydex sheath, and it is SCALPEL-sharp.

Thanks, Barbarian, for two indespensible blades.

Dusty

tonyz
08-31-2012, 16:40
Great news.

I think a picture of the unfinished knife was posted on the BB not long ago. Be nice to see finished pictures.

JJ_BPK
08-31-2012, 18:30
:munchin

Dusty
08-31-2012, 19:41
:munchin

lol I'll try to get around to it soon. :D

alelks
08-31-2012, 19:43
What JJ Said.

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Oldrotorhead
08-31-2012, 21:38
Dusty
Can you post contact information for Barbarian?

Dusty
09-01-2012, 04:55
Dusty
Can you post contact information for Barbarian?

He answers his PM's.

I'm looking around for the freaking camera this morning.

MR2
09-01-2012, 05:44
I'm looking around for the freaking camera this morning.

It might be easier and quicker for you to mail me the knives; I'll take and post the pictures for you. :munchin

Dusty
09-01-2012, 06:50
It might be easier and quicker for you to mail me the knives; I'll take and post the pictures for you. :munchin

lol Don't be so cheap, Bro-just buy a couple. You won't regret it.

Break

Barbarian, I KNOW you snapped a pic or two of this pigsticker before you shipped it...post one, please. I hate screwing with internet photos worse than I hated burning shitters.

Barbarian
09-01-2012, 10:16
Barbarian, I KNOW you snapped a pic or two of this pigsticker before you shipped it...post one, please. I hate screwing with internet photos worse than I hated burning shitters.

I did manage to snap a few cruddy cell phone pics before I put your knife in the mail. Let's see here.......

Here we go.

JJ_BPK
09-01-2012, 10:30
I did manage to snap a few cruddy cell phone pics before I put your knife in the mail. Let's see here.......

Here we go.

Very Nice Work,, you need to post pics of your pig-stickers,, Often.. :D

Dusty
09-01-2012, 12:19
Very Nice Work,, you need to post pics of your pig-stickers,, Often.. :D

I emailed Barbarian a pic of the sticker and one of the skinner after processing three hogs, but he prolly won't post them, because they're cruddier than his cellphone photos.;)

Barbarian
09-01-2012, 16:37
Some more pics, complements of Dusty.:lifter




Edited to add:

Very Nice Work,, you need to post pics of your pig-stickers,, Often..

Thanks very much, Sir.

x SF med
09-02-2012, 23:12
lol Don't be so cheap, Bro-just buy a couple. You won't regret it.

Break

Barbarian, I KNOW you snapped a pic or two of this pigsticker before you shipped it...post one, please. I hate screwing with internet photos worse than I hated burning shitters.


Liar, you said you loved burning shitters, you lived for it.... and that was only a couple of weeks ago here on PS.


Barbarian - is there a slight concave recurve on the long edge, or is that just a trick of the light in the pics?

What did you get the R rating up to for the blade, and is it differentially heated to make it more field worthy?

Nice work from the pics, you need to send me one to try to break. I will finish my first one soon, I hope, I need to find a good grinder with a 12" wheel to cut the racasso then get it heat treated, etched, polished, scales cut and mounted then sharpen it...

Dusty
09-03-2012, 11:59
Liar, you said you loved burning shitters, you lived for it.... and that was only a couple of weeks ago here on PS.


Barbarian - is there a slight concave recurve on the long edge, or is that just a trick of the light in the pics?

What did you get the R rating up to for the blade, and is it differentially heated to make it more field worthy?

Nice work from the pics, you need to send me one to try to break. I will finish my first one soon, I hope, I need to find a good grinder with a 12" wheel to cut the racasso then get it heat treated, etched, polished, scales cut and mounted then sharpen it...

I'll buy your first knife sight unseen for a third of what I pay for Barbarian-built ones.

Barbarian
09-03-2012, 14:33
Barbarian - is there a slight concave recurve on the long edge, or is that just a trick of the light in the pics?

What did you get the R rating up to for the blade, and is it differentially heated to make it more field worthy?



Yessir, it does have a slight recurve, but it's small enough so as not to make it a PITA to sharpen.

The steel's hardened to 58 RC for a little bit more flexibility and toughness. It's not differentially hardened. I don't have my own HT equipment yet, so I have to send it to Brad Stallsmith at Peters HT. He does absolutely top notch work, BTW. I can't say enough good about Brad's work.

Nice work from the pics, you need to send me one to try to break. I will finish my first one soon, I hope, I need to find a good grinder with a 12" wheel to cut the racasso then get it heat treated, etched, polished, scales cut and mounted then sharpen it...

I can't say that I recall ever seeing pics of these broken knives I'm always hearing about. How do I know you won't not break one and just use it for STUFF !!!:p

x SF med
09-06-2012, 16:00
I can't say that I recall ever seeing pics of these broken knives I'm always hearing about. How do I know you won't not break one and just use it for STUFF !!!
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Good knives don't break... I seem to only get good knives. and the testing is using them for STUFF... and sharpening them, then using them for more STUFF... lather, rinse, repeat...

Barbarian
09-06-2012, 21:18
Good knives don't break... I seem to only get good knives. and the testing is using them for STUFF... and sharpening them, then using them for more STUFF... lather, rinse, repeat...

Lol. Roger that. :D

I'm guessing many of your knives used for STUFF are made by the good gents that frequent PS.com, in which case I'm not surprised at their fine quality. If that's indeed the case then I'd commend your taste in blades, Sir.:cool:

Barbarian
09-26-2012, 20:10
Here's the latest knife from nick trout's primal blades (that's me).

The blade steel is 1095 carbon, at 58 RC. The blade is, roughly, 3 3/4 inches from the plunge line to the apex.

I tried something new on this one. I've recently told a few folks that I don't make knife handles out of plain 'ole wood anymore. Though it looks great, it's just not durable enough for my satisfaction. So on this knife I used something called Dymondwood for the handle slabs, hoping it would be much tougher.

As I understand it, it's basically a type of plywood that's been pressed in resin. While it is tougher than just finished and oiled wood, it's still not durable enough to mount on an action knife, IMHO. Best to stick with canvas micarta or G10 for that. Works OK on hunting knives though.

Anyway, I'll stop flappin' jaws now and post pics. Hope you enjoy.

Barbarian
01-17-2013, 20:16
Here's one I finished recently for a member of PS.com. I'll leave it up to him whether or not to be identified.

The blade is roughly 3 1/2 inches of 154cm stainless steel with a sandblasted finish. Full flat grind.
The handle green canvas micarta.
Hardness is 58 RC, hardened by Peters Heat Treating Inc.

Thanks for looking.

tonyz
01-17-2013, 20:21
Nice looking blade !

Oldrotorhead
01-17-2013, 20:31
Here's one I finished recently for a member of PS.com. I'll leave it up to him whether or not to be idenified.

The blade is roughly 3 1/2 inches of 154cm stainless steel with a sandblasted finish. Full flat grind.
The handle green canvas micarta.
Hardness is 58 RC, hardened by Peters Heat Treating Inc.

Thanks for looking.

If that is mine feel free I'll make a post here when I get it and have a chance to play with it a little.

Barbarian
01-17-2013, 20:39
If that is mine feel free I'll make a post here when I get it and have a chance to play with it a little.

Yep, it's yours.:cool:


Nice looking blade !

Thanks Brother!

Oldrotorhead
01-26-2013, 14:09
Here's one I finished recently for a member of PS.com. I'll leave it up to him whether or not to be identified.

The blade is roughly 3 1/2 inches of 154cm stainless steel with a sandblasted finish. Full flat grind.
The handle green canvas micarta.
Hardness is 58 RC, hardened by Peters Heat Treating Inc.

Thanks for looking.

Well I got this today. The fit and finish are better than most knives I have handled.. Seems very sturdy and fits my hand very well. I haven't had a chance to use it on "stuff" yet But I think I have a hog hunt comming up and I will post after I've had some time to use it.

Thank you Barbarian, great job. I'll be in contact for a second knife soon.

Dusty
01-26-2013, 14:55
Well I got this today. The fit and finish are better than most knives I have handled.. Seens very study and fits my hand very well. I haven't had a chance to use it on "stuff" yet But I think I have a hog hunt comming up and I will post after I've had some time to use it.

Thank you Barbarian, great job. I'll be in contact for a second knife soon.

Wait'll you get thru a few deer and hogs without having to sharpen it. :cool:

Barbarian
01-27-2013, 12:00
Well I got this today. The fit and finish are better than most knives I have handled.. Seems very sturdy and fits my hand very well. I haven't had a chance to use it on "stuff" yet But I think I have a hog hunt comming up and I will post after I've had some time to use it.

Thank you Barbarian, great job. I'll be in contact for a second knife soon.

Just trying to do good. I'm happy that you're pleased with it. Looking forward to the field report.

Barbarian
03-12-2013, 14:51
Here's one I just sent out. I don't normally do tanto's but I made an exception on this one. I should have waited 'till after the pictures were taken to oil the blade, though. Thanks for looking.

Blade: 5.75 inches- 1095 @ 56RC
Handle: Green Canvas Micarta (I like Micarta).

Barbarian
03-17-2013, 20:31
Just a couple pics of some grinds on my current order.

Steel is CPM S35VN.

Dusty
03-18-2013, 08:11
Just a couple pics of some grinds on my current order.

Steel is CPM S35VN.

That's gonna be a deadly blade.

rocketjok
03-20-2013, 09:21
should be a whole teams worth of deadly blades ;)

Oldrotorhead
03-20-2013, 13:09
should be a whole teams worth of deadly blades ;)

Looks like a great blade. Just don't show it off until I'm back in line for my second knife. Please ;)

tonyz
03-20-2013, 13:23
Here's one I just sent out. I don't normally do tanto's but I made an exception on this one. I should have waited 'till after the pictures were taken to oil the blade, though. Thanks for looking.

Blade: 5.75 inches- 1095 @ 56RC
Handle: Green Canvas Micarta (I like Micarta).

Awesome looking knife !

Barbarian
03-20-2013, 18:30
That's gonna be a deadly blade.
should be a whole teams worth of deadly blades;)

They are good for stickin' muj- I won't deny it. :cool: Hopefully you gents will be able to use shootin irons instead, though.

Looks like a great blade. Just don't show it off until I'm back in line for my second knife. Please ;)

Awe c'mon. Your next on the list. That's close enough, right? Right?

Awesome looking knife !

Thank you, Tony! I now have a new respect for those who make tantos. They are more difficult to do well, than I anticipated. I'm pleased with how it turned out though.

Oldrotorhead
03-20-2013, 19:35
I was just joling. Well sort of joking. Please put any active Mil in front of me I can wait.
FWIW I haven't seen any knife that you have made that I didn't like. OH my poor wallet.:p

Barbarian
03-21-2013, 12:32
I was just joling. Well sort of joking. Please put any active Mil in front of me I can wait.
I knew you were joking, hense the pink font in my response.;)

FWIW I haven't seen any knife that you have made that I didn't like.

That's worth a lot to me. Thank you very much!

Barbarian
04-10-2013, 21:25
Here's a quick shot of some handles I had just shaped for one of the Team knives.

dragonram7
04-18-2013, 05:36
Here's a quick shot of some handles I had just shaped for one of the Team knives.

I love this one. Great work.

Barbarian
04-21-2013, 11:06
I love this one. Great work.

Thanks Brother!

Barbarian
05-23-2013, 22:56
First order of team knives are boxed up for shipping.

Steel: CPM S-35VN at a hardness of 58 RC
Handle: Black canvas micarta

Blades are 5.5 inches with a 5.25 inch cutting edge, and are coated with KG Gunkote. The Team Sergeant (for the ODA) said to design the knives so they'll excel at stabbing, so the leading 2.5 inches are double-edged and shaped for penetration.

Thank you, Gents, for considering me, for the job. It is a GREAT honor, and professional pleasure.

Barbarian
06-12-2013, 08:33
Here's a quick sketch of a new wilderness survival-type design I'm working on. Shooting for something useful but compact enough to put in a bug-out-bag or backpacking gear.

All suggestions/criticisms welcome. If none object, I'll add more pics as the design develops.

Barbarian
02-05-2014, 17:48
Couple blades going out to Oldrotorhead, this week. Both are made of Crucible S35Vn at 58 RC.

1: 4.5 inch blade, full flat grind, satin finish. Tan canvas micarta handle.

2: 5.5 inch blade, "saber" grind, double-edged point, sandblasted finish. Green canvas micarta handle.

tonyz
02-05-2014, 17:59
Barbarian beautiful work...

...D...Barbarian is no longer a sleeper. :cool:

Dusty
02-05-2014, 18:07
Barbarian beautiful work...

...D...Barbarian is no longer a sleeper. :cool:

As it should be. :cool:

Barbarian
02-05-2014, 18:13
Barbarian beautiful work...

Thanks Tonyz!

Oldrotorhead
02-05-2014, 18:14
I thank Barbarian for excellent work and Dusty for bringing it to my attention. I'm happy already and I don't have the knife yet.:):lifter

Barbarian
04-04-2014, 08:54
Got an email from some of our guys OCONUS. They were nice enough to send a photo. Posted with their permission.

tonyz
04-04-2014, 13:06
Great looking knife - in the field - does it get any better !

Barbarian
04-05-2014, 19:34
Post

Good as it gets, far as I know. It was super nice of'em to take the time to share a photo with me.

Golf1echo
04-07-2014, 19:28
That is great image with good composition!...

The little part in the lower corner tickles me too. Somethings never change ;)...Very nice knife as well sir.

Edit: Team clambering to get to the show with custom knives designed to stab...I like that guys style!