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#921552 - 03/09/08 06:27 PM Re: Intrducing McCroskey Custom Knives [Re: NASA]
Tha_edge Offline
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Registered: 02/18/08
Posts: 189
Loc: Oklahoma
I have never used a strop. I use buffing wheels but the paper and rouge combo works great. Anything that will straighten the edge and not remove steel will work. How is Colorado in the spring???????
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#921553 - 03/09/08 06:52 PM Re: Intrducing McCroskey Custom Knives [Re: Tha_edge]
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Registered: 04/22/01
Posts: 9179
Loc: 40.02N/105.25W
Spring? Still waiting for it to arrive. Temps made it into the 40's today. Hardly any snow left in the driveways, lol. I'll know when it's spring because the Pdog pups start playing "Double-dog dare ya" on the hiways.
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#921554 - 03/26/08 05:38 PM Re: Intrducing McCroskey Custom Knives [Re: NASA]
Mason_Jarr Offline
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Registered: 02/03/03
Posts: 1140
Loc: Southern Idaho
I just bought two of Dave's knives and let me say these things are "dangerous" sharp! After I e-mailed Dave, he called me on the phone and talked me through measuring my hand, picking colors for the handle, designing the sheath, etc. I felt like these knives were truly built for me. Now that I've gotten them I'm just amazed at how sharp they are. With the discount Dave gives I almost felt like I stole them. I don't know how he can make such a quality knife and sell it for such a low price. I'm going to order the two knife trapper set in a few months. Didn't I say above, this was going to cost me some money?!!

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#921555 - 03/26/08 05:46 PM Re: Intrducing McCroskey Custom Knives [Re: Mason_Jarr]
Nikonut Offline
Die Hard Member with a vengeance

Registered: 07/26/01
Posts: 4526
Loc: Mt.Zion, Illinois USA
I tried to tell you guys these knives were SHARP!!!!! LOL

Actually they are very scarey sharp!
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Guys, these knives are super, super sharp! Just the weight of the blade will easily shave slivers from a piece of paper.




Don't feel bad about it Mike, it's probably going to cost me some dollars, too!
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#921556 - 04/19/08 11:46 PM Re: Intrducing McCroskey Custom Knives [Re: Nikonut]
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Registered: 06/07/03
Posts: 2751
Loc: Stillwater, OK.
Hey you guys....If anyone is thinking about a custom made knife, the time is near.

For those of you that wait till the last minute, a custom knifemaker doesn't work that way. I know that these knives have 30+ man hours into EACH one. If you think that you may want one for the upcoming seasons, you may want to go ahead and place the order now.

Each of these knives are custom fit to your hand. These aren't something that you can just goto Wal-Mart for.
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#921557 - 04/20/08 12:16 PM Re: Intrducing McCroskey Custom Knives [Re: J. Holly]
Mason_Jarr Offline
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Registered: 02/03/03
Posts: 1140
Loc: Southern Idaho
Well, I'm up to four of Dave's knives now. I got two on my first order and ordered two more a couple of weeks ago. I used one to chop up a couple of semi-frozen beavers yesterday to make some bobcat bait and it was like cutting butter. The knife is still shaving sharp. If you're someone who likes quality knives you can't go wrong with McCroskey!

Mike
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#921558 - 04/20/08 03:23 PM Re: Intrducing McCroskey Custom Knives [Re: Mason_Jarr]
Tha_edge Offline
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Registered: 02/18/08
Posts: 189
Loc: Oklahoma
Thanks Mike and Jeff. Here is the deal. Many of you want our knives. We are different in that we make them(or try to) fit your hand. Take one knife style---the Elk. We make 14 different sizes for that one style for fit and balance. We make at least 9 different styles of knives, and if you do the math, you will find that it takes a lot of steel to have the dirty work done when you call to order a knife. After an order is placed, I have the name engraved on the "real" knives, cut and glue up the handles, then carve them to fit your hand measurements. Takes about 3 hours over two days.(drying time) Six years ago, I could get buy with 2-4 knives of each style and size. There are average sizes that you need more of today. Example: last year Oct - Dec, we sold and made 27 knives of one style AND size. We had them because we had made a mistake and lost count during shaping and firing. (The Lord works in strange ways) If we start a knife into the line, it will be 2-4 months before it is finished. Sept - Dec we are busy putting handles on and finishing and do not have time to mill, sand, fire, temper, clean up etc. If you want one in Oct but I am out of your size, we are talking March at the earliest. I don't like that. Yes some of the locals have ordered a knife in the afternoon and picked it up the next day before noon. We would like to get them to you ASAP. And sometimes, we are delayed with the sheaths.
I realize that many of you do not know about our knives and this will sail over your head. We try to make a quality product (Rolls Royce) at an affordable (Chevy) price.
There is an old saying "he is rich who has two friends". Well I am wealthy beyond words. I make knives to live. In 1991 I was given 18 months to live. In 1998 I was dead seven times. I am a very ssllooooww learner.
My request of you is to order early this year. The knives given at Christmas must be cut and milled by July 15 to have a chance at being finished in time. And yes there is a 4 year supply of the tiny and huge sizes but the average sizes are the ones we need to get started on. Of the 27 sold (1 size--1 shape) last fall we normally sell about 20 of that size/shape per year. It helps to not PM me but go to our website and email from that or call the toll free number 877 256-4837 which is 877 2knives. Easy to remember.
I am not trying to sell a bunch of knives, I just don't want to see a bunch of disappointed hunters.
Sorry for the long read, but maybe you will understand why you can or can't get this level of quality in 10 minutes or from China. Thanks
Dave
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#921559 - 04/20/08 09:00 PM Re: Intrducing McCroskey Custom Knives [Re: Tha_edge]
Joe Bradshaw Offline
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Registered: 10/08/04
Posts: 4837
Loc: Ozark, Arkansas
I have three of Dave's knives and many others from other folks as well as commercially made knives.....NONE compare to my McCroskey knives, they simply are not for sale....

My Elk knife was fitted to my hand, like a glove....my skinners were not and have a most comfortable "generic" handle..


Joe
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#921560 - 08/18/08 09:35 PM Re: Intrducing McCroskey Custom Knives [Re: Joe Bradshaw]
Tha_edge Offline
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Registered: 02/18/08
Posts: 189
Loc: Oklahoma
When I first posted this, I mentioned loaning out a knife for field testing. I do not have that info right now and hunting season is approaching. One person did contact me but I can not locate it. Would you please call or pm me again and I will get one out to you. Thanks.
Dave
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#921561 - 08/21/08 10:07 AM Re: Intrducing McCroskey Custom Knives [Re: Tha_edge]
Tha_edge Offline
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Registered: 02/18/08
Posts: 189
Loc: Oklahoma
Eric. They are in the mail today. Good luck.
Dave
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#921562 - 08/21/08 01:32 PM Re: Intrducing McCroskey Custom Knives [Re: Tha_edge]
Ras53 Offline
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Registered: 12/19/06
Posts: 312
Loc: Top of UT
Thanks Dave, I'll try to give them a good workout
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#921563 - 09/21/08 11:53 AM Re: Intrducing McCroskey Custom Knives [Re: Ras53]
TroyBoy Offline
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Registered: 12/24/07
Posts: 176
Loc: Charles City, Iowa
I am going to order a Elk knife for my Dads birthday and would like to see pics of other Elk knives before I pick colors. Thanks for the help.

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#921564 - 09/21/08 04:35 PM Re: Intrducing McCroskey Custom Knives [Re: TroyBoy]
Tha_edge Offline
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Registered: 02/18/08
Posts: 189
Loc: Oklahoma
If you will email me at dkmccroskey@brightok.net I will forward a picture that I took 2 years ago of one order the day I shipped it. 13 different colors in it but I don't know how to post it here. Dave
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#921565 - 09/21/08 08:37 PM Re: Intrducing McCroskey Custom Knives [Re: Tha_edge]
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Registered: 12/24/07
Posts: 176
Loc: Charles City, Iowa
Email Sent.

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#921566 - 09/22/08 01:57 AM Re: Intrducing McCroskey Custom Knives [Re: TroyBoy]
Nikonut Offline
Die Hard Member with a vengeance

Registered: 07/26/01
Posts: 4526
Loc: Mt.Zion, Illinois USA
Some McCroskey knife pics...











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