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    Username Post: Lon Humphrey Frontier Line.        (Topic#914064)
    nozh2002
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    09-08-11 15:38.04 - Post#2384822    



    This is best overall practical knives I ever see. It is not only extreme edge holding - thanks to differential heat treatment, but very secure - thanks to Humphrey Guard (forged guard), well balanced and comfortable in hand, excellent slicer - due to wide blade and almost full flat grind. And they just do anything I need around house, around backyard, projects... I am very poisoned by this line!

    First I got Frontier skinner out of curiosity to try real forged knife - Wild West stile, Frontier knives:

    http://nozh2002.blogspot.com/2011/0...



    After I tested it on manila rope and has top result - same as Dozier D2 and ZDP-189 and beyond all other 47 steels I tested http://nozh2002.blogspot.com/2011/0... I call Lon to have another one and got this Nessmuk

    http://nozh2002.blogspot.com/2011/0...



    Then I do less formal testing - chopping some wood:

    http://nozh2002.blogspot.com/2011/0...



    It does and keep shaving sharpness!

    Then I use it around house and backyard - extremely pleased with results:

    http://nozh2002.blogspot.com/2011/0...

    Finally I got full house of Lon Frontiers:

    http://nozh2002.blogspot.com/2011/0...



    Bullet
    Bebut
    Skinner
    Nessmuk
    Shmel

    Regards, Vassili.


    Edited by nozh2002 on 09-08-11 15:39.59. Reason for edit: No reason given.
     


    Lon Humphrey
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    09-30-11 06:20.01 - Post#2392705    


        In response to nozh2002

    Thank you Vassili, I'm so very glad you are using and enjoying your knives

     
    bax 40
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    09-30-11 11:28.25 - Post#2392858    


        In response to Lon Humphrey

    I have two Lon Humphrey knives and like them very much, however I have one complaint that I wish he woul adress in future knives and that is when hre is forging the guard that he would do so in a manner that would allow him to make the handle slabs the same length, both of mine have uneven slabs and I dont see the reasoning to that.

    On top of that when I show the knives to any of my knife loving pals the first thing they notice is the slabs.

    Both mine came very sharp and cut really well.

    They look great too with the exception noted above!!


    Just my opinion, I could be wrong!!


    Larry
     
    nozh2002
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    10-01-11 16:22.04 - Post#2393737    


        In response to bax 40

    In deed, in some of my knives near guard I have slab on left side about millimeter shorter/longer then on right side. After enjoying this knives for over one and half month I just noticed it because you pointed this out, but they are perfectly even in terms of width or thickness, polished and treated.

    This did not really change anything to me. I think I can live with this for this price. It is forged, differentially heat treated and has best edge holding among all knives I tested (having only ZDP-189 ahead and sharing 2 place with Dozied D2, all other knives with common or top grade or exotic steels behind).

    Special note - guard is best from what I see so far, quite secure and comfortable.

    But most important - Lon can do any shape I want. He can forge out bended blades can not be done with stock removal. So he made me Bebut I was dreaming for a while. I have some idea what knives do I need and he just made me all what I came up so far.

    I have another one just recently - I named it "Sting":



    http://nozh2002.blogspot.com/2011/0...

    This one is perfect for cutting out pieces of sheaths or bags out of 1/4" thick tooling leather because of sharp tip (<45 degree), which I ask for and Lon made for me.

    Edited by nozh2002 on 10-01-11 16:29.47. Reason for edit: No reason given.
     
    321sold.biz
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    10-01-11 16:58.50 - Post#2393756    


        In response to nozh2002

    Another good looking blade! I like it when he doesn't leave the hammer marks, like on your "sting knife" This is the new one & it should be here this week! I am very excited, this will be my first Nessmuk design knife & my 3rd by Lon


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    nozh2002
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    10-01-11 17:15.56 - Post#2393762    


        In response to nozh2002

    Actually out of 6 knives I have, Bebut has left slab at the top 1 mm longer (but even near guard) and Nessmuk has right slab about half millimeter longer. All other 4 knives have even slabs length near guard.
     
    nozh2002
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    10-01-11 17:55.34 - Post#2393779    


        In response to 321sold.biz

    • 321sold.biz Said:
    Another good looking blade! I like it when he doesn't leave the hammer marks, like on your "sting knife" This is the new one & it should be here this week! I am very excited, this will be my first Nessmuk design knife & my 3rd by Lon




    Congratulations! I ask Lon not to make this "forging marks", because it is pretty clear that his knives were forged.

    I have some new knives in mind - like sheepfoot, clip point... but need to wait a bit - otherwise it looks like addiction more and more...
     
    Lon Humphrey
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    10-15-11 02:31.10 - Post#2399013    


        In response to bax 40

    • bax 40 Said:
    I have two Lon Humphrey knives and like them very much, however I have one complaint that I wish he woul adress in future knives and that is when hre is forging the guard that he would do so in a manner that would allow him to make the handle slabs the same length, both of mine have uneven slabs and I dont see the reasoning to that.

    On top of that when I show the knives to any of my knife loving pals the first thing they notice is the slabs.

    Both mine came very sharp and cut really well.

    They look great too with the exception noted above!!


    Just my opinion, I could be wrong!!


    Larry




    hey Larry if you would to send them back to me i will fix them i dont want you to be unhappy with your knives i have changed the way im doing handles so they are more even the earler ones this was a huge problem for me but since my tenure at blind horse i learned a thing or 2 about handles and the right way VS my old way....you can email me lonhumphrey@gmail.com

    i do hope you let me take care of this

    Lon
     
    bax 40
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    10-16-11 01:03.15 - Post#2399396    


        In response to Lon Humphrey

    I could not ask for any more than that, I will be in touch, Thanks Lon.


    Larry
     
    Lon Humphrey
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    10-18-11 08:12.28 - Post#2400692    


        In response to bax 40

    http://www.youtube.com/user/LonHump...
     


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