County Engineer, Joe White’s Retirement Knife!

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For the last fifteen years, Joe White has been the Ellis County Engineer.  Today was his last day with us.  I was approached by Judy Armstrong (Head of Department of Development) and Debbie M.  (Worked with Joe in engineering) to make a knife for Joe. Over the years Joe and I have had several conversations centered around our common interest of knives.  I committed to making a knife for Joe.  The handle is made of desert ironwood and the blade steel is 52100.  My wife, Mary Hinds made the sheath.  We are proud of the way it turned out.  I believe Joe was pretty happy too.  I wish Joe and his nice wife, Jan godspeed in what ever endeavors they choose from here.

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BladeSports Schedule Set for LSKE April 9th & 10th

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Donavon Phillips World Record Water Bottle Bladesports

The BladeSports Schedule for the Lone Star Knife Expo:

The women’s championship on Saturday at 11:30 will be the first one ever. This will also be our biggest national championship in years.

Friday- 6 pm- unload and set up.

Saturday – First 1/2 of men’s qualifying at 9:30 am
– Women’s Championship 11:30 am
– Second 1/2 of men’s qualifying at 2:30 am

Sunday – Men’s championship at 11:00 am

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High End Production and Semi-Custom Knives at the LSKE!

We are proud to announce Castlegate of Colorado as a vendor at the Lone Star Knife Expo, April 9th and 10th at the Dallas Market Hall.   Castlegate specializes in high-end production and semi-custom knives.  This is your chance to handle and purchase some of the best knives made today.  If Randall, Brous Blades, EmersonFallkniven, Koji Hara, Microtech,  Todd Begg Knives,  or William Henry mean anything to you, then you need to be at this show. Don’t miss this opportunity! Below are some pictures of knives for sale by Castlegate as well as links to Castlegate’s web pages and products.

5.11 TacticalBeckerBenchmadeBlackhawkBokerBrous BladesBuckCASCold SteelColumbia River Knife & ToolCombative EdgeCondor Tool & KnifeDakota Watches,
Dew HaraDMTDPxEmersonESEEFallknivenFinney KnivesFirst Edge USAFox KnivesFremont KnivesGatco SharpenersGeigerrig, GerberGT KnivesHavalon Knives,
Hazard4HogueHTMKa-BarKershawKilimanjaroKizer KnivesKoji HaraLanskyMantis KnivesMarfione Custom knivesMarttiini KnivesMaxpeditionMedford Knife & ToolMicrotechMoki Handmade KnifeMora Knives
NexToolOntarioOutdoor EdgePohl ForcePrater Painted PonyProeliaProtechPuma, KnivesRandallRibzSmith & WessonSmith’s Sharpener, SnugPak, Spyderco, Strider, TerraLUXTimberline KnivesTodd Begg KnivesTodd Begg SteelcraftTool LogicTOPS,
Underwater KineticsVargoVictorinoxWilliam HenryWilson Combat KnivesYellowhorse,Zero Tolerance

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Four Weeks Until the Lone Star Knife Expo at Dallas Market Hall

FOUR WEEKS UNTIL THE LONE STAR KNIFE EXPO!!!!!!!!!!!!  Some of the very best knifemakers in the world will be there.  Check out this partial list: Johnny Stout, Bill Ruple, Jerry Moen, John I. Shore, Loyd McConnell/Cactus Custom Knives, Bill Luckett, Gary Langley, Raymon E. Hunt, Bob Merz III, Tim “Chops” Lambkin, Ronnie Packard, Bob Shewmaker, and so on.  Don’t miss this opportunity to see all these great makers and more in one place – Dallas Market Hall on April 9th and 10th.  For an updated list visit our website: http://www.lonestarknifeexpo.com/2016-knifemakers/.  We hope to see you there!

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The Fifth Annual Lone Star Knife Expo – April 9th and 10th, 2016 at the Dallas Market Hall

On April 9th and 10th at the Dallas Market Hall, the Dallas Arms Collectors Association partners with the Lone Star Knife Expo to bring to you the largest gun and knife show in the southwest.  There will be over 1700 tables.  All of your favorite gun and knife vendors will be in their regular spots, plus the Lone Star Knife Expo will be taking over the North Hall.    This is your chance to meet the best custom knifemakers, such as the legendary Johnny Stout and Jerry Moen.  BladeSports International is bringing their National Cutting Competition on Sunday March 10th.  The best cutters in the world will be in Dallas.  There will be exhibitions, demonstrations, and opportunities to participate.  Come and enter for a chance to win a custom knife from Jerry Moen or Vance Hinds, as well as other great prizes.  Texas Parks and Wildlife Hunter Education and NRA Firearms Training classes are available.  Entry fee is $10, with a 2 day pass for $15.  Kids 12 and under are free.    Hours are Saturday April 9th from 9:00 to 5:00 and Sunday April 10th from 9:00 to 4:00.  For more information visit our websites at www.lonestarknifeexpo.com and www.dallasarms.com.  Don’t miss all of the fun and excitement at the Dallas Market Hall on April 9th and 10th.

 

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Goodbye to a Knifemaking Legend – Warren Osborne

The knife community lost one of its best on January 4, 2016, Warren Osborne.  Many makers’ knives exhibited at the shows are often described by writers with superlatives such as great, perfect, beautiful, best, etc. Those same writers would then state that of course Warren Osborne’s knives were also present and were in a class by themselves.  Many times I heard that a knife did not leave Warren’s bench until it was perfect.  We lost arguably one of the ten best knifemakers in the country, if not the world, this week.  Below are some examples of his work.

Warren John Osborne was 64 at the time of his death.  He was born in Warata, Australia.  He always advertised his Australian roots with his logo, the name Osborne in a boomerang.  His accent was never fully acclimated to Texas.   Each piece was more art than knife.  Investment grade art knives were his stock and trade.  Warren won many awards for his knives.  He was a voting member of the prestigious Knifemaker’s Guild and a founding member of Bladesports International.  Warren was always willing to teach and educate new makers.  Warren started an annual knifemaking and cutting school in Waxahachie where many acclaimed makers would come and teach aspiring knifemakers.   He always answered my stupid questions and volunteered his time to help me.  I will miss Warren.  We will all miss Warren.

Warren Osborne’s funeral service is Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at the Wayne Boze Funeral Home, 1826 W.Hwy 287 Business
Waxahachie, TX 75165, www.waynebozefuneralhome.com.

 

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The Lone Star Knife Expo June 13th and 14th at the Dallas Market Hall!

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TWO WEEKS UNTIL THE LARGEST GUN, KNIFE AND MILITARY SHOW IN
THE STATE OF TEXAS AT DALLAS MARKET HALL ON JUNE 13 & 14 AT THE LONE STAR KNIFE EXPO. Come out and see all of the fun.  This will be the largest collection of custom knifemakers in the State of Texas this year. Come and check out all the beautiful custom knives. The Lone Star Knife Expo will be located in the North Hall with the Military Show. Bladesports International Cutting Competition will begin their season with a cutting competition on Sunday and exhibitions performed both days. Brandt Noel will put on a sword cutting exhibition. You can register for a drawing for a highly coveted Jerry Moen custom caping knife. The Dallas Arms Collector’s Association will their have wonderful gun show in the main exhibit hall. So much, it will take 2 days to see it all. Come out for all of the fun.

 

 

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Donovan Phillips Set New World Record for Water Bottles Cut for Bladesports in Texas!!

Donovan Phillips set the World Record for water bottles cut on March 28, 2015 at Warren Osborne’s house for Bladesports International.  Way to go Donovan.

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