Rudolfo – The Pig Sticker

When asked by a local high school senior for a custom knife he can use to kill hogs, I thought I would look to Randall Made Knives for inspiration.  I chose the Model 14 Attack on which to loosely base my hog killer.  I went with 5160 as my choice for blade steel, triple quenched and triple tempered.  It is outfitted with a brass guard and brass pommel.  The handle is stabilized red dyed maple burl with leather and black vulcanized paper spacers.     The sheath is custom fitted, hand stitched and died chocolate brown.  The overall knife is 12.75 inches long.  The blade is 7.5 inches and the handle is 5.25 inches long.  The knife feels great in the hand.  This is one beautiful knife.

Rudolfo – The Pig Sticker       ($350.00 for a similar knife to be made)

Rudolfo - The Pig Sticker

Rudolfo – The Pig Sticker

Rudolfo - The Pig Sticker

Rudolfo – The Pig Sticker

Rudolfo - The Pig Sticker

Rudolfo – The Pig Sticker

Rudolfo - The Pig Sticker

Rudolfo – The Pig Sticker

 

Rudolfo - The Pig Sticker

Rudolfo – The Pig Sticker

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I’m at Waxahachie Farmers Market! Grand Opening of the Waxahachie Farmers Market. Brings your knives and scissors. Fifi and I are Ready to sharpen!!

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Sharpening at the Waxahachie Farmer’s Market!!!! Grand Opening Weekend!!! 4/5/14!

The Waxahachie Farmer’s Market is opening on Saturday.  I have a reserved spot this year, officially corner lot number 12.  Bring your knives, scissors, and other edged tools to the Farmer’s Market to get them sharpened.  As always, prices are $5.00 per knife or pair of scissors, other edged tools are by quote only.  Fifi is excited about getting to work again.  Come see us!ImageImageImage   

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Introducing the Taylor MBS (Mini Broad Sword)!

When my niece, a Houston police officer asked me to make her a knife, the Taylor MBS was the result.  Taylor is my niece’s name and the MBS moniker came from my brother’s initial reaction to the knife.  He said that it looks like a little broad sword.  Hence the name became Taylor MBS (Mini Broad Sword).  This is the first knife that I have officially named.  The blade steel is CPM 154 cm.  It is a stainless steel with excellent edge holding ability.  The handle is afzelia xylay burl with water buffalo horn and leather spacers.  The blade was professionally heat treated by Texas Knife Maker’s Supply, including subzero deep cryogenic tempering.  Beautiful custom knife and custom sheath, both made by Vance Hinds.  The blade is a double tanto with a chisel grind, polished to a mirror finish. The guard and pommel are double aught “00″ iron, heat blued.  Texas residents must pay 8.25% sales tax.  Shipping and handling is $6.00 to the U.S. International shipping rates will be determined up purchase.

SOLD  ($450.00 for a similar knife to be made)

Taylor MBS (Mini Broad Sword)
Taylor MBS (Mini Broad Sword)

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Sole Authorship Custom L6 Hunter/Skinner with Tiger Maple Handle

Beautiful sole authorship custom knife and custom sheath, both made by Vance Hinds. The blade steel is L6.  The handle material is Tiger Maple.  The blade is flat ground with a mirror finish. Texas residents must pay 8.25% sales tax.  Shipping and handling is $6.00 to the U.S. International shipping rates will be determined up purchase.

SOLD  ($250.00 for a similar knife to be made)

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Sole Authorship Custom L6 Hunter/Skinner with Cocobolo Handle

Beautiful sole authorship custom knife and custom sheath, both made by Vance Hinds. The blade steel is L6.  The handle material is Cocobolo.  The blade is flat ground with a mirror finish. Texas residents must pay 8.25% sales tax.  Shipping and handling is $6.00 to the U.S. International shipping rates will be determined up purchase.

SOLD  ($250.00 for a similar knife to be made)

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$750,000 Worth of Custom Knives Stolen!

Steve Shackleford of Blade Magazine reports on his blog that approximately 150 custom knives valued at around $750,000 was stolen from Knifepurveyor.com.  These knives included some by the world’s finest makers.  The knives were stolen from the Raleigh-Durham International Airport when a crook walked off with his luggage.    Here’s the link showing pictures of the knives that were stolen:  Knives Stolen From KnifePurveyor.com.  Including knives from legends such as Bill Moran and Bob Loveless, as well as from Warren Osborne and Ron Lake.

Ron Lake Custom Knife Stag Interframe Tail Lock "Tiger "Engraved by Ray Cover Jr..

Ron Lake Custom Knife Stag Interframe Tail Lock “Tiger “Engraved by Ray Cover Jr..

Bob Loveless Custom Knives Stag Riverside Football Logo Drop Point Hunter

Bob Loveless Custom Knives Stag Riverside Football Logo Drop Point Hunter

Bill Moran Custom Knife Hunter with Moon Face Sheath

Bill Moran Custom Knife Hunter with Moon Face Sheath

Warren Osborne Custom Knife Biggs Jasper Interframe Lockback.

Warren Osborne Custom Knife Biggs Jasper Interframe Lockback.

If you see any of these knives or have any information about the theft, please call Detective Charles Shelton at 919-840-7556 or 919-702-2556 (cell). 

 

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Sharpening at the Waxahachie Gun Show this Weekend 3/8 & 3/9!

I am sharpening at the Waxahachie Gun Show this weekend.  I set up tonight and it is sold out. The promoter had to add some tables.  Looks to be a good show.  Probably the best in a while at this venue.  I hope to see you there.  Vance Hinds

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