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Lorien
09-23-2009, 02:02 PM
I just got off the phone with Ray2thumbs

I want to celebrate my sixth year in business on March 1, 2010, with a custom knife, and who better to make it for me than my favourite knife maker, Raymond Richard. This is something I've been working toward for a couple of years, and the time is now right.

So, I haven't settled on anything yet by way of what shape this knife is going to take. What I'm going to do, is start by collecting a bunch of pictures of knives that Ray's made that I like the looks of, and post them here.

If anyone here would like to contribute by way of posting pictures, please post away!

I'm really excited about this, and look forward to the next six months of planning and anticipation:D

Here's one already!
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg44/sookecycle/Bladeworks/IMG_1287.jpg

Eli Gautreaux
09-23-2009, 02:55 PM
Congrats my friend. You can't go wrong with a knife from Raymond, it'll exceed your expectations, especially if you have never handled one before. I'm privileged to own a couple, and they are all outstanding.

Are you wanting a hunter, or are you still uncertain?

Ken Hurst
09-23-2009, 03:01 PM
How's about a nice dagger or Bowie ??

Jeff Pearce
09-23-2009, 03:07 PM
That will be a great gift for your self...

Lorien
09-23-2009, 03:18 PM
I've started to whittle it down to a small handful:p

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg44/sookecycle/Bladeworks/blackwoodandwroughtiron1.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg44/sookecycle/Bladeworks/blackwoodandwroughtiron21.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg44/sookecycle/Bladeworks/blackwoodandwroughtiron25.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg44/sookecycle/Bladeworks/brutdeforge1.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg44/sookecycle/Bladeworks/cascadecougar6.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg44/sookecycle/Bladeworks/comet5.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg44/sookecycle/Bladeworks/crownjewel1.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg44/sookecycle/Bladeworks/dragsawblades.jpg

Lorien
09-23-2009, 03:19 PM
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg44/sookecycle/Bladeworks/ebonyfighter1.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg44/sookecycle/Bladeworks/fancyness1.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg44/sookecycle/Bladeworks/forgefinish10.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg44/sookecycle/Bladeworks/hardyboy2.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg44/sookecycle/Bladeworks/img_0498.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg44/sookecycle/Bladeworks/img_0527.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg44/sookecycle/Bladeworks/img_0551.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg44/sookecycle/Bladeworks/img_0678.jpg

Lorien
09-23-2009, 03:21 PM
Or maybe, a pipe hawk would be cool. I've always wanted one. A working one, that is;)

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg44/sookecycle/Bladeworks/hawk402.jpg

Lorien
09-23-2009, 03:23 PM
ok, maybe a little more than a handful:)

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg44/sookecycle/Bladeworks/img_0681.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg44/sookecycle/Bladeworks/larrysretirementknife.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg44/sookecycle/Bladeworks/mapleburlutility1.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg44/sookecycle/Bladeworks/nessmukknife7.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg44/sookecycle/Bladeworks/nessmukwithkingwood4.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg44/sookecycle/Bladeworks/osagehumvee2.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg44/sookecycle/Bladeworks/pnwbowie2.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg44/sookecycle/Bladeworks/rrlittlestag.jpg

Lorien
09-23-2009, 03:25 PM
ok, I'm done for now. Ray, I hope you don't mind my tapping your vault for these pictures:D

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg44/sookecycle/Bladeworks/sambarhunter2.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg44/sookecycle/Bladeworks/shearsteelupsweptcapingknife4.jpg

Eli Gautreaux
09-23-2009, 04:04 PM
I see you also have it bad for Ray's knives :)

Lorien, I happen to know at least a few of those knives pictured are available right now!!!

Stuart Willis
09-23-2009, 04:53 PM
Congrats on a good choice for a maker. The thing about Ray's knives is I have never seen one one I didn't like. It would be a really hard choice to decide on just one. If I had to pick one style I would have to agree with Ken and go with the bowie type.

Lorien
09-23-2009, 04:57 PM
Stuart, what you just pointed out is exactly the reason it's taken me so long to start an order with Ray. We talked about putting one together about a year ago, but I just couldn't figure out where I wanted to go with it all. What to do?

I'm starting to really warm to the idea of a pipe hawk. It would be fitting.

Stuart Willis
09-23-2009, 05:00 PM
If I where a rich man I one of them all.

Mike Barton
09-23-2009, 05:09 PM
Hey Lorien,

Thank you so much for starting a Raymond Richard Blade Gallery :D2thumbs:D

Now just let me go get a towel for my keyboard...too much drool ;)

I don't think you can go wrong whatever you decide on.

Mike

Raymond Richard
09-23-2009, 05:41 PM
I wish you all had money! How about a rent a knife business?

Lorien
09-23-2009, 06:12 PM
sign me up Ray!

Peter Killgore
09-23-2009, 06:14 PM
Ray, the rent a knife sounds like a great idea;).

Lorien, have you thought anywhere along the lines of a forge finished nessmuk? I personally think Ray's forge finishes are beautiful and I've never seen a nessmuk blade that I liked as much as one of his. Of course you can't go wrong at all with any one of Ray's knives(or hawks).

Lorien
09-23-2009, 08:19 PM
I have considered a Raymuk.

Mike Barton
09-24-2009, 11:46 AM
I wish you all had money! How about a rent a knife business?

Put me in for a charter membership to Ray's Knife Rent-To-Own mo money

SBranson
10-01-2009, 11:49 PM
Congratulations on the upcoming anniversary! Those are some beauty pics Lorien. You are a lucky guy getting that Primos for one anniversary and now a custom from Ray... Sweet!

Well here's my contribution to the RR knife porn.
I am thankful that I came to my senses before someone bought this from me..:)

http://www3.telus.net/sbranson/forsale%20aug09/RRichardknife_6.JPG

Lorien
10-02-2009, 09:03 AM
it made me sad to see that knife up for sale Stuart.

SBranson
10-02-2009, 10:12 PM
it made me sad to see that knife up for sale Stuart.

Me too... We were really on the brink for a couple weeks there but then my wife's new business started to pick up and we managed without the knife selling so thankfully I withdrew it and it's mine again.!
2thumbs

Lorien
10-02-2009, 10:22 PM
fixed1

Lorien
11-06-2009, 12:07 AM
I just enjoyed perusing this thread again.
A dirk I think is going to be the one...

Rusty McDonald
11-06-2009, 12:26 AM
WOW! small hand full! you must have very large hands. Nice collection.
Rusty

Lorien
11-06-2009, 08:39 AM
thanks. It's only a virtual collection though- for now:D

ddavelarsen
11-07-2009, 02:44 PM
Congrats on a good choice for a maker. The thing about Ray's knives is I have never seen one one I didn't like. It would be a really hard choice to decide on just one. If I had to pick one style I would have to agree with Ken and go with the bowie type.

Stuart you are so right. I've had the joy to handle a tableful of Ray's knives and there wasn't one I didn't want.

Lorien, congratulations on your anniversary and your celebration! I'm going to be very interested in seeing what you guys come up with. One thing about Ray, his magic will come through the hammer in a way that is just for you. I don't think you could pick a better maker for a project like that.

Lorien
11-18-2009, 10:08 PM
Hi Dave, I agree.
Ray's knives are special.

Lorien
11-28-2009, 08:28 PM
so, just a little update here. Ray and I have had a nice ichat and things are looking good for March 1.

Here is what we've come up with;

-overall length of 8-10", (I'm thinkin around 5" of handle and 4-4 1/2" of blade)
-1 1/2" or so blade width, not overly thick
-double edged and symmetrical
-socket handle, could be a spear head. Wrapped? I could do that!
-a guard of some sort
-rebar with ole skool hammer 'n' anvil finish

I spend a fair amount of time in the bush off trail, and I'm always coming across these sketchy areas where the little hairs on the back of my neck stand up like I'm being watched. Although I carry a large trail blade, it's comforting to carry something that is conducive to panic driven self defence. Something stabby and stable, in other words.

A dirk or dagger has powerful mojo, and there is something special about a symmetrical, double edged knife. An appropriate blade to celebrate an important event, in my view.

Raymond Richard
11-29-2009, 12:23 AM
so, just a little update here. Ray and I have had a nice ichat and things are looking good for March 1.

Here is what we've come up with;

-overall length of 8-10", (I'm thinkin around 5" of handle and 4-4 1/2" of blade)
-1 1/2" or so blade width, not overly thick
-double edged and symmetrical
-socket handle, could be a spear head. Wrapped? I could do that!
-a guard of some sort
-rebar with ole skool hammer 'n' anvil finish

I spend a fair amount of time in the bush off trail, and I'm always coming across these sketchy areas where the little hairs on the back of my neck stand up like I'm being watched. Although I carry a large trail blade, it's comforting to carry something that is conducive to panic driven self defence. Something stabby and stable, in other words.

A dirk or dagger has powerful mojo, and there is something special about a symmetrical, double edged knife. An appropriate blade to celebrate an important event, in my view.

Lorien, Make sure you remind me. Maybe by then I'll know what I'm doing. :D

ddavelarsen
11-29-2009, 06:30 AM
I spend a fair amount of time in the bush off trail, and I'm always coming across these sketchy areas where the little hairs on the back of my neck stand up like I'm being watched. Although I carry a large trail blade, it's comforting to carry something that is conducive to panic driven self defence. Something stabby and stable, in other words.

A dirk or dagger has powerful mojo, and there is something special about a symmetrical, double edged knife. An appropriate blade to celebrate an important event, in my view.

Wow man, that raised the hairs on the back of my neck too. It's been a long time but I've had that same feeling in deep woods before.

Lorien
11-29-2009, 10:46 AM
Lorien, Make sure you remind me. :D

I just did:D

Raymond Richard
11-29-2009, 11:24 AM
Wow man, that raised the hairs on the back of my neck too. It's been a long time but I've had that same feeling in deep woods before.

I hear the Boogyman lives in the deep dark woods.............:running dog:

ddavelarsen
11-29-2009, 11:50 AM
I hear the Boogyman lives in the deep dark woods.............:running dog:

That's exactly what it feels like... Or simply bigfoot. :D

Lorien
11-29-2009, 05:09 PM
if you run into a bunch of them is it bigfoots or bigfeet? Boogymen or Boogymans?