"Just having fun here with the conversation - not trying to win any arguments or prove any points.
Indeed Jerry - it's all about the implied context within the English language. As an adjective, Custom Made by definition is anything created…"
"I'm not sure what the term "Custom Knife" really means in today's world.
A new Randall knife costs $500+ and involves a multi-year (4?) delivery wait. But it really isn't a "one of a kind" knife -- it…"
However, as dead_left_knife_guy and you both brought up the term "custom", I think it is import to keep in mind that custom is two sides of the same coin. There's the maker's perspective - a catalog blade styles but…"
"There are some very good makers in Pakistan, in truth...but the scammers outnumber the honest 10 to 1 there. I will *not* bring in Damascus knives from my dealer there, as I find the damascus 1) is too easy to make from garbage steels and is very…"
"Thanks Jan -
The dealer I used on Ebay is damascus007. The reviews for this dealer are overwhelmingly positive, with a couple of negatives ones to keep them human I think. They are based in Canada, and used to have a web site named…"
Thank you! I was wondering if you had a specific dealer you looked to for your Ash, as you & I had talked about your previously. I have a friend that markets some knives sources in Pakistan (no damascus) he has repeat customers…"
"Hi Jerry - I see quite a few members have already weighed in on this topic. When discussing the Ash knives as seen on ebay, Amazon, and Black Iron (Canada) en masse, I agree on all points made in this thread. However, I am also one who owns in…"
"I would also be interested in seeing a review from a trusted member. As someone that has a forge downstairs and a few knives made from recycle, even I cannot see the less than 50.00 price making any sense for anyone other than a hobby maker,…"
"Ditto on what JJ and Manx said. The knife is cheap in price but will very possibly be cheap in performance. They even look Pakistani. Decent looking for Pakistani, but Pakistani all the same -- no doubt would look even more…"
"And again, J.J. brings up a very good point. A place with a hundred or so "custom knives" for sale is pulling your leg. No way can they have that many knives in various designs, handle materials, different steels etc. without them being…"
"$20-$30 for a fixed blade knife of any kind of quality is very cheap. Depending where they actually come from and whether or not they are truthfully stamping the knife steel is a guessing game. Rip off artists are everywhere these days. ASH and CFK…"
" The two ASH sheath knives that I examined do not indicate a country of origin (which I thought was mandatory
for imported items). They were both etched :" ASH - 440c Steel " on the left side of the…"
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