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#921582 - 01/15/09 10:13 PM Re: Introducing McCroskey Custom Knives [Re: TroyBoy]
ThJudg Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 03/02/06
Posts: 30
Loc: Missouri
Gentlemen,

If you're reading this far down in this post, you have no doubt read all the good things said about Dave McCroskey and his knives. In this day and age you never know who to trust and who not to, but in this case I can assure you that Dave is one of the finest people that you will ever meet and his knives are second to none. I have had one for several years and it still gives me the "willies" to even take it out of the sheath. His knives are so sharp that if you swing it thru the air you can hear the molecules screaming as it cuts through them. Ok, maybe it's not that sharp, but darn near. As others have said, you just won't believe it.

I had the pleasure to meet Dave at a Predator Calling show in Kansas City last year, and let me assure you, he's the real deal. One of my goals is to go to Oklahoma and visit with Dave and see his operation in the very near future, and I would imagine I will come home with some new knives.

So, if you have even the slighest inclination to buy a knife from Dave, you can do so with the utmost confidence.

ThJudg (Roger)
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#921583 - 01/15/09 11:41 PM Re: Introducing McCroskey Custom Knives [Re: ThJudg]
J. Holly Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 06/07/03
Posts: 2751
Loc: Stillwater, OK.
Let us know when you are coming in....I am about 3 miles away....and we can grab a burger or something!!
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#921584 - 01/16/09 01:57 PM Re: Introducing McCroskey Custom Knives [Re: J. Holly]
ThJudg Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 03/02/06
Posts: 30
Loc: Missouri
Thanks for the invite, I may just do that. Needless to say it's going to have to warm up a bit from the -5 we had the other day, but it's supposed to improve before too long.

If you want to PM me your contact info I'll keep you posted.

ThJudg (Roger)
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#921585 - 01/16/09 06:37 PM Re: Introducing McCroskey Custom Knives [Re: ThJudg]
TroyBoy Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 12/24/07
Posts: 176
Loc: Charles City, Iowa
Got the two knives yesterday. Major wow factor! Love the colors and sharp!!! Will have to wait until June to give the knife to my boy for his birthday. I thought he needed a good knife for our WY antelope this fall. Thanks for a great pair of knives. I like the curved skinner so well I may have to order one for myself.
Thanks,
Troy


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#921586 - 01/16/09 10:30 PM Re: Introducing McCroskey Custom Knives [Re: TroyBoy]
Tha_edge Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 02/18/08
Posts: 189
Loc: Oklahoma
Glad you got them Troy. How did the elk fit? Can't believe that I had over 90 of those trappers last Sept. but am out now.
Corky said that we delivered 142 knives in December alone. Its Jan 16, and we have fired 112 this year.
We leave to hunt elk next thursday and I will finally get some R&R. Can't wait to try a couple of new ones.
Dave
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#921587 - 01/16/09 10:39 PM Re: Introducing McCroskey Custom Knives [Re: Tha_edge]
Tha_edge Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 02/18/08
Posts: 189
Loc: Oklahoma
Thanks for the kind words Roger. Come on down and we will have some fun with Jeff. Eating is good and there is always some hot steel.
Dave
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#921588 - 01/21/09 06:18 PM Re: Introducing McCroskey Custom Knives [Re: Tha_edge]
TroyBoy Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 12/24/07
Posts: 176
Loc: Charles City, Iowa
Dave,
The Elk knife fit great. I have been showing all my friends my knife, probably will lead to some more work for ya! Thanks for a great pair of knives.
Troy

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#921589 - 02/06/09 10:15 AM Re: Introducing McCroskey Custom Knives [Re: TroyBoy]
Tha_edge Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 02/18/08
Posts: 189
Loc: Oklahoma
Just a heads up. Just got 155 back from being cryoed and we branded them. They are in the drawers. We were out of some sizes with the Nov-Dec run of 200+ knives going out. We have most sizes and plenty of trappers(60). Well actually down to 49 now. Corky has over 100 for me to rough shape and a few elk knives to clean up that he fired Monday. He has paring knives also in the walnut or oak stands.
Worst part about our knives is that they are "addictive." Will be finishing 5 today and that makes 13 this week.
Thanks............Dave
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#921590 - 04/20/09 07:19 PM Re: Introducing McCroskey Custom Knives [Re: Tha_edge]
Mason_Jarr Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 02/03/03
Posts: 1140
Loc: Southern Idaho
I just got finished with a 5 week road trip that included a stop in Stillwater, OK to visit Dave at his home. I wanted to have him touch up my knives since I'd used them pretty hard during trapping season. In short order he had them "dangerously" sharp again. I wanted to see him put the bevel on one of the blanks he had in the shop, but didn't think I'd have enough time. I was wrong. Dave had that thing shaped and ready to go into the oven in 8 minutes! No kidding......I timed him. The bevel was perfect and the cutting edge was perfectly true. This was all done by sight without the aid of any guides. This man definitely knows how to build a knife and is a great guy to boot. I'm glad I was able to stop by his house, but he had a new design in the works and I'm sure I'll have to have one!
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#921591 - 04/23/09 10:54 AM Re: Introducing McCroskey Custom Knives [Re: Mason_Jarr]
Tha_edge Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 02/18/08
Posts: 189
Loc: Oklahoma
Mike. It was good to meet you and visit although brief. Been real busy as Corky fired 21 yesterday and 23 today. All the blanks that were laying there have been shaped and fired. Clean-up starts for those. Remember the drawer that had all the trapper blanks? They are all gone but 3. Trying to get some more trappers shaped. There are 60 going over for cryo next week and another 60 trappers have been cleaned, milled and drilled. Next time I get up there, I will rough shape and he will file the notch. Then they will get shaped and fired sometime. There is over 130 knives to cryo next week with only 60 of them trappers.
Hardness is still up there. Picked up a proskinner Monday to put a name on it and it was 66.1Rc.
As you found out "hardness does make a difference." How can you explain "SHARP" when you using super hard materials.
Got to get back out there and finish carving finger grooves and hand sanding on the 9 I started this morning Will ship them this afternoon. Only have 27 laying here with names on them ready for handles and no end in sight. Next time you come, plan on staying and seeing the whole operation. Right now I agree with Corky and am about ready to just quit making these knives. Just too much work.
Glad you had a safe trip back.
dave
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#921592 - 04/25/09 02:09 PM Re: Introducing McCroskey Custom Knives [Re: Tha_edge]
bearmanric Offline
PM Sponsor/Custom Call Maker

Registered: 04/24/02
Posts: 11412
Loc: Tenino,WA
Dave is a great guy. i was lucky enough to have been able to meet him. not sure if i have the pro skinner. will geet another knife soon. going to hun idaho soon for spring bear and i hope wolf in september. have three great knive's now. was sick alot last year. i'll get more bear calling in this year. take care. Rick
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#921593 - 04/28/09 10:12 PM Re: Introducing McCroskey Custom Knives [Re: bearmanric]
Tha_edge Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 02/18/08
Posts: 189
Loc: Oklahoma
Have you got blood on any of your knives yet Rick? It's OK as long as it's not yours. Would love to see the smile on your face the first time you use one of our knives.
Had a gentleman buy the trapper set 3 weeks ago and said they were going to a high fence area that weekend. Saw him out turkey hunting last Saturday and he said the curved trapper had field dressed and skinned one bison, two elk, and one turkey. Still shave!!!!
Our knives are addictive..........

dave
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#921594 - 04/28/09 11:20 PM Re: Introducing McCroskey Custom Knives [Re: Tha_edge]
Joel Hughes Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 01/05/03
Posts: 748
Loc: tx
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Edited by Joel Hughes (09/01/09 10:05 AM)

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#921595 - 04/28/09 11:51 PM Re: Introducing McCroskey Custom Knives [Re: Joel Hughes]
RagnCajn Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 03/03/05
Posts: 5685
Loc: Shreveport, LA
Iwon a knife set from Dave at the annual Okla hunt. I have never bought a sharper knife. I have not had a chance to test it yet due to getting it after hunting season. I surely think it will be up to the task.

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#921596 - 04/29/09 08:11 AM Re: Introducing McCroskey Custom Knives [Re: RagnCajn]
Tha_edge Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 02/18/08
Posts: 189
Loc: Oklahoma
Had a guy drop and catch one a few years back. He looked and felt very lucky to not get bitten. He laid the knife down and then saw a drop of blood. On futher inspection, he realize that he had a trip to the ER in the very near future. He called me as soon as he arrived at home to tell me about the 17 stitches that he received for the effort. He made a decision to let future "uh-ohs" hit the floor. We can fix 'em.
dave
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