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G. Shahan
10-20-2009, 04:04 PM

I wanted to start this thread by saying thanks to Mr. Ken Hurst.
He is a true southern gentleman and interesting to talk to.
I posted this knife that I am working on a couple of weeks ago.
I sent the handle off to Mr. Hurst. A week or so later he sent this pic.
Looks great to me. What do you guys think?

Thanks, Greg

Steven Janik
10-20-2009, 04:13 PM
I think it looks great, but then again I like anything and everything that he does. Can't wait to see the finished product. You have a great start.


Chris Martin
10-20-2009, 04:28 PM
That looks great....not just the blade....but Kens work ads that flair on everything he touches.

Very nice blade!


Frank Niro
10-20-2009, 05:19 PM
It's not good you know, it's very good !!! Frank

G. Shahan
10-20-2009, 06:00 PM
Thanks Guys.

I also want give a thumbs up to Mr. Hurst. He only has had this thing for about two weeks.


10-20-2009, 07:56 PM
That total knife profile is all aces! 2thumbs

And Ken's work is outstanding... I can't wait to see it all come together!bouncewow1

G. Shahan
10-21-2009, 04:35 AM
Thanks Nick.


10-21-2009, 07:59 AM
Hey Greg, that's a nice knife you made. Mr Hurst is doing a fine job on engraving, beautiful work indeed. One of these days maybe I'll go to Oklahoma to visit you, God BLess. Rey in Texas

G. Shahan
10-23-2009, 01:29 PM
Hey Rey,

I was without internet for two days.
Here is the next pic. from Mr. Hurst

Thanks, Greg

10-23-2009, 01:33 PM
Absolutely stunning work! Maybe someday I will be able to make a knife as nice so that it would warrant some of his amazing touch. Great job to both of you.

10-23-2009, 02:01 PM
Very nice!! Can't wait to see her finished off2thumbs

10-23-2009, 03:26 PM

That is outstanding! :eek: 2thumbs cool 1

Whatcha gonna handle it with?

G. Shahan
10-24-2009, 05:21 AM
Thanks gentlemen,

Here is another pic.


Eli Gautreaux
10-24-2009, 07:05 AM
This is coming together beautifully, I can't wait to see the finished knife.

G. Shahan
10-29-2009, 04:42 PM
Thanks for all the replies,

My Internet service has been on and off all week.
here is the last pic. Mr.Hurst has sent.
We talked on the phone a few days ago and he is all done.
I am now waiting on the mail man.

Thanks, Greg

mike miller
10-29-2009, 06:04 PM
Looks outstanding Greg . Keep the pictures coming as your progress.

Ken Hurst
10-29-2009, 07:31 PM
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all for their kind words. I did work hard at trying to design something special for Mr. Greg's client. If anyone is interested in discussing an engraving project for themselves, I'd be happy to talk to them about it. I'm almost always in the shop seven days a week, 10-12-14 hours a day & have a phone right beside me. Thanks again, Ken 910-221-5288

mike miller
11-08-2009, 07:14 PM
Greg how is this coming along? You have done such a good job on it we would like to see the finished knife.

G. Shahan
11-09-2009, 06:39 AM
I am waiting on the handle to come back from Mr. Hurst.
Considering the recent lose of his wife my stuff is probably the last thing on his mind (as it should be). I talked to him on Saturday and he said it would be shipped that day.
Thanks for your interest.


G. Shahan
11-12-2009, 04:21 PM
Hey guys,

I Just got my handle back from Mr. Hurst.
I am stunned, this is absolutely beautiful.
These are pics of the knife loosely fitted together, I still have to blue the handle then grey the scroll work.
Once again, Thanks Mr. Hurst. I have enjoyed working with you and look forward to our next project.




mike miller
11-12-2009, 04:35 PM
Yeah that is really turning out nice. Beautiful crackle mamoth ivory. Can't wait for the next round.

11-21-2009, 05:45 PM
That is absolutely gorgeous!

G. Shahan
12-02-2009, 02:15 PM
I had to dig this one up from the depths.
Well it's finished and off to Mr. Coop for photos.
Tell me what you think, good or bad I can take it.





Thanks, Greg

12-02-2009, 02:30 PM
Wow a great looking knife, balanced well executed VERY NICE!!!!!

John Barker
12-02-2009, 03:24 PM
Looks amazing!

mike miller
12-02-2009, 04:18 PM
I think you hit a home run

12-02-2009, 07:32 PM
Hey Santa, I know what I want for Christmas!!!

Great work by both you and Ken. That is an absolutley stunning piece.

G. Shahan
12-03-2009, 06:31 AM


12-04-2009, 03:18 PM
...I have to agree, especially that guard and handle have a really eye catching flow.

Eli Gautreaux
12-05-2009, 06:59 AM
That's a beautiful knife Greg, one that anyone would be extremely proud to own.

Your pics are good, but be sure to show us what Jim comes up with as well...

G. Shahan
12-05-2009, 06:17 PM
Thanks again guys.

Eli, I just got an e-mail from Mr. Cooper letting me know it has arrived safe and sound.
To be honest it's more than a little unsettling to know my work is being inspected by a man who has handled some of the most beautiful knives ever made.
I trust he will do a splendid job, as all of his work top notch.