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Fred OBrien
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Apr 18, 2015

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Fred OBrien replied to Tobias Gibson's discussion Marlin Spike knives -- Folding Riggers and related Sailing Knives! in the group Knife Pattern Collectors
"No apology necessary, Tobias. It doesn't matter. I am out of here anyhow. A close friend told me about this posted reply you made and that is the only reason I came back. I don't belong here and my time would be better spent building…"
Apr 17, 2015

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Fred OBrien replied to Tobias Gibson's discussion Marlin Spike knives -- Folding Riggers and related Sailing Knives! in the group Knife Pattern Collectors
"Which hand would you want bound to a Rig Knife? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Alm_qlo3foE"
Apr 15, 2015

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Fred OBrien replied to Tobias Gibson's discussion Marlin Spike knives -- Folding Riggers and related Sailing Knives! in the group Knife Pattern Collectors
"I think I have to stop following this thread and maybe leave this site entirely before I lose my sense of humor. You folks really should shut the computers down and head to the coast. It doesn't matter where. Any port from DownEast Maine to Key…"
Apr 15, 2015

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Fred OBrien replied to Tobias Gibson's discussion Marlin Spike knives -- Folding Riggers and related Sailing Knives! in the group Knife Pattern Collectors
"Works fine if you always cut in one direction. "
Apr 15, 2015

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Fred OBrien replied to Craig Henry's discussion D2 in the group Carbon Steel Group
"I have been using D-2 for over 40 years. Love it! Have used it to build stamping dies, knives, and spinners for copper tubing. Yes it is hard to sharpen. Diamond sharpeners help. I prefer to draw it a little farther to about Rc55 as it seems to hold…"
Apr 13, 2015

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Fred OBrien joined Nick Hansen's group
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Carbon Steel Group

This group if dedicated for the knife users/collectors that prefer Carbon Steel to the newer "Super Steels" and Stainless Steels that are used more and more these days-CV, 1095, or any other.See More
Apr 13, 2015

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Fred OBrien replied to Tobias Gibson's discussion Marlin Spike knives -- Folding Riggers and related Sailing Knives! in the group Knife Pattern Collectors
"Maybe one has to rely on practicality rather than the writings of one person and ask themselves what sounds right. Why would a sailor on a tall ship carry a knife which would require both hands to open while clinging to a high spar? Who uses the…"
Apr 13, 2015

KnifeMaker
Fred OBrien replied to Tobias Gibson's discussion Marlin Spike knives -- Folding Riggers and related Sailing Knives! in the group Knife Pattern Collectors
"Sorry for the delay replying, Tobias. I made the knife. It is one of four I am making this year."
Apr 12, 2015

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Fred OBrien replied to Tobias Gibson's discussion Marlin Spike knives -- Folding Riggers and related Sailing Knives! in the group Knife Pattern Collectors
Apr 12, 2015

KnifeMaker
Fred OBrien replied to Tobias Gibson's discussion Marlin Spike knives -- Folding Riggers and related Sailing Knives! in the group Knife Pattern Collectors
"That is a good design indeed. I can see the place of folders as a backup and for tinkering. When I was younger, every man carried a folder for odds and ends or for whittling as a hobby. The whole tradition of the bullnose blade, I am told is from…"
Apr 12, 2015

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Fred OBrien replied to Tobias Gibson's discussion Marlin Spike knives -- Folding Riggers and related Sailing Knives! in the group Knife Pattern Collectors
"Living on the Midcoast of Maine with several friends who are schooner bums, I find this article interesting. I never knew there was a desire for folding rig knives as all I have known carry straight blades with sturdy spikes. Thank you."
Apr 11, 2015

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Fred OBrien joined Ivars's group
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Knife Pattern Collectors

All over the world knife patterns. Different types, size, styles…We will talk about old traditional and new knife patterns. If you know pattern which nobody really knows, please give world to know!A-Z index of Knife Pattern DiscussionsSee More
Apr 11, 2015
Billy Oneale left a comment for Fred OBrien
"Welcome to iKC!"
Apr 9, 2015

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How did you hear about iKnifeCollector?
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Do you currently subscribe to any knife publication (offline)
No
How long have you collected knives?
16- 20 years
About Me
Retired Tool and Die Maker. Build knives as a hobby for the last 20 years

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At 19:11 on September 14, 2015, Jan Carter said…

At 16:19 on September 14, 2015, Steve Scheuerman (Manx) said…

At 21:12 on April 18, 2015, Sue OldsWidow said…

At 21:17 on April 9, 2015, Billy Oneale said…
Welcome to iKC!
At 20:50 on April 9, 2015, Jeremy B. Buchanan said…

At 17:11 on April 9, 2015, Steve Scheuerman (Manx) said…

Hey there, Fred! Welcome to iKnife! Come on in, kick back and check things out. There's some handy tips on our front page to help you find your way around, and some fantastic people in the Chat room if you have any questions or want to shoot the breeze. Site rules are also on the main page, and if you get creative, you can customise your My Page to suit your own style! Hope you enjoy your stay with us! Great to have you on board!

At 17:05 on April 9, 2015, Charles Sample said…

Welcome to iKC, Fred!

At 12:10 on April 9, 2015, Jan Carter said…
At 11:43 on April 9, 2015, J.J. Smith III said…

At 11:41 on April 9, 2015, John Bamford said…

Welcome to iKC Fred .

 
 
 

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