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I saw a discussion thread before I joined iknives that talked about Grohmann Knives.I have a number 3 ss and number 4 carbon. I wonder if there are Grohmann owners out there in this group or another one.Iwould like to discuss Grohmann Knives with them. Thanks Paul

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Paul -  I assume you are refering to the Grohmann knives made in Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada.   I have had two Grohmann knives.   I sold the so-called "deck" knife because I didn't like the blade shape.  The one I still have doesn't have a number on it but it has a 3.75" drop point stainless blade and stainless blade guard (and a rather plain laminated wood handle).   It would take a bucket-full of silver coins for me to trade it.  I have been collecting knives for more than 50 years (and making them for more than ten) and the two knife makers I place at the top of the list for value are Grohmann and Muela (Spain).  There are more expensive knives that might be a little better than these two, but not by much.  Steel quality, workmanship, finish, and super sharp out of the box -  all at a reasonable price.  That, to me, is value.

I started a discussion on the company here:

How Many Knives Do You Buy in a "Normal" Year; How about this Year? 

or here is the direct link if this doesn't connect.

http://www.iknifecollector.com/forum/topics/how-many-knives-do-you-...

 

 I also have a photo album devoted to them on "My Page" 

 

I've been using and collecting them since the early 1960s and have the complete line in Rosewood and in Stag and nearly the whole (minus three) in Water Buffalo...In both original and flat grinds…I wore a Nbr 2 as an EDC knife for about twenty years. 

 

John, I believe you have the Model X107 SD Outdoor Knife as it's the only one with a front only bolster...The only other one is the #105 Deep Woods Hunter but that has a slightly upswept blade.  

This is with the Xtra resinwood handle...Retail about $75.00 sale around $58 but on clearance from Grohmann Knifes for $37 due to imperfections (softness) to the steel.

 

John, I believe you have the Model X107 SD Outdoor Knife as it's the only one with a front only bolster...  

 

You are right, Shlomo, that's the one I have.  Bought it about 6-7 years ago.  No problem with  the steel on the one I have.

The knife was discontinued a few ears ago as it was really a special run for someone who showed it off to a few people who wanted one and it escaladed from there so that Grohmann made it into a limited time offer knife.

 

They are a Hell of a good knife for the price and are quite comfortable to use in the field...I wish they would bring them back--maybe another limited time offer.

 

The ones on clearance are there due to softness of the steel in the tempering process and that’s why they’re clearing them out...To quote their site"

 

“Limited Edition Outdoor knife that was created for a special order, these are leftover stock that did not meet up with our standards for hardness (our outdoor knives are 56-58 degrees rockwell, these turned out to be in the lower-mid 50s range, so they do cut but will need sharpening more often).”


Reply by John Lovell

You are right, Shlomo, that's the one I have.  Bought it about 6-7 years ago.  No problem with  the steel on the one I have.


I am starting to collect Grohmann Knives.I have numbers #1 through# 4. Does anyone have an open sheath for #1 and #2.

How do they like it. I find the military style sheaths awkward. Do any grohmann owners keep the rope on the handles?

I don't have any extras but have you called Grohmann as they sell the sheaths separatly.

I don't understand what you call a "military style" sheath--the ones that come with them are pouch sheaths which is a "Woodsman" style knife thing...The only one that comes stock with a flap over hilt sheath is the #4 Survival.

The string, called a lanyard, is very helpful when your hands are slippery with water or blood and/or numbed by the cold so I keep the "strings" but I remove them from the handle and wrap them around the dangle strap that retains your sheath to a belt so I always have it handy but in the display case just the knives resides and the sheaths are in the drawers/cupboards below…FYI, they can also be used for snares for rabbits and such.

Welcome to the wonderful world Grohmann Knives--you'll be sorry!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Available sheaths from the Grohmann Catalogue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you for the reply. My # 1 and #2 came with the #3A  probably not the standard sheath. I find it difficult to remove the knives when on my belt. I hope to collect more as time goes on. I wonder how to store them, especially the #4 which is carbon?

Just contact Grohmann and order the two or three sheaths that you require--The Nbr 1 sells for $23.50 and the Nbr 2 for $25.50...Think about the ones with the additional slot for a fire or sharpening steel--very handy that!

To better incorporate the existing sheaths, wear them on a separate belt, sorta like a gunfighter's holster--you'll find it much easier to extract and replace the knife that way...You can just slide the holster on the belt to where it can be opened easier or just rotate the whole belt.

I took three leather boot laces, French braided them (with ten daughters you learn quickly to do it) and we all use one as a belt over our white hunting coveralls to support a knife, a leather sac à feu (fire pouch), a small medical kit and sometimes a leather wallet for five additional rifle rounds...A lot easier and faster to access then have to remove coveralls to get to the stuff.

Storage:

a)  DO NOT store them in their sheath.

b)  DO put a little oil on the blades, including the stainless (Yes, stainless will rust, really, honest it will; it just takes much longer to do so)

A.G. Russell sells a product called

 Rust Free by Boeshield which is great on carbon blades and another product called 

Quick Release which is amazing.

For a complete line of products that caters to everything is:
Renaissance by Picreator of England that major museums like the Smithsonian etc. use to preserve their displays

c)  YOU CAN rub some leather care like Saddle Soap into the sheaths to keep them supple -- some makers to look out for are:

Lexol

MOSS -- great stuff and organic

Bickmore --  the true classic for horse tack for over 180 years

Farnam 

Leather CPR 

Leather Magic 

Leather Therapy 

Leatherique -- which is superb and used by Maybach, Rolls Royce and Bentley to treat their leather interiors--then again they are all the same company, Mercedes.

We've all used all of the above products and prefer the ones I have added comments to their link but if I had to choose just one it would be Renaissance; a little expensive but lasts a long time and most importantly works.

As I said, I keep the knives (when not being used) in their display case(s) and the sheaths below in the drawers or cupboards and I try to keep the original box(es) they came in and put the sheaths in there--the box(es) greatly add to the future value of the knife!

Hope this helps.

Thank you very much for your advice. I really appreciate the time you spend replying to my questions.I will keep you
posted when I get more questions about Grohmann knives. All the best .Paul Gilbert

No problem, happy to oblige and to get more knives sold for a great Canadian company by adding another collector into our midst...Luckily it's a brand that I know intimately since I use and collect them--I have every knife in every blade type SS and carbon, flat and regular and in Rosewood and two handle materials Stag and Water Buffalo where available as well as two sets of their deluxe kitchen cutlery...You could say I like their products…IIRC I got the Nbr 1 in 1964 or 65 and the Nbr 2 in 1975 and wore it as an EDC knife for twenty years.

Tell us if you try the laces or another belt for your existing sheaths and how you like it or not.

Try getting the knife pictured above since its been discontinued and is on clearance for $37.50 and one that I believe will possibly follow suit is the R105S Deep Woods Hunter which is available as a second for $86.75...It is a lovely knife to hold, balances well, good sized handle and the blade is ideal for skinning game...A great design.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Again, enjoy them and welcome to the "Dark Side"!

 

 

Very sad day today. Grohmann knives looses a great part of their heritage.

Mike Berta Babinec Sr passed away in his home last night with family with him. He fought longer than any of the drs had thought capable. Mike was a founding father of Grohmann Knives Ltd and was still actively involved.

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