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Ray mears knife collection

Discussion in 'Edged Tools' started by monkey boy, Dec 20, 2016.

  1. monkey boy

    monkey boy Full Member

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    So I was going through my knives this evening and realised I have quite the collection of ray mears branded tools. Not as good as some iv seen on here in the past, but still one to be proud of.
    I just thought I would call out the people on here with a RM collection and encourage you to show them off.
    Why? Because it's fun and it's an excuse to see some knife porn lol :D
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    Hope you like
     
  2. Madriverrob

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    Very nice collection ....
     
  3. HillBill

    HillBill Bushcrafter through and through

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    Multiples of the same knife, mainly multiples of the same steel, mainly multiples of the same handle materials.... different stamps.... a relatively dull collection ;)

    Bottom Mora in the top pic is the best knife there imo. I have...."a few" of those.
     
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  4. monkey boy

    monkey boy Full Member

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    But multiply my happiness :p
     
  5. HillBill

    HillBill Bushcrafter through and through

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    Cant argue with that! If thats your thing... it's your thing :)

    The bottom mora is still the best knife there though :)

     
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    Put your claws away mark :lmao:
     
  7. chris123

    chris123 Tenderfoot

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    Since the sad passing of SWC I've looked at a lot of his work. Would advise anyone who hasn't to do so. Amazing work. Sad news. Not having a dig. Just strange to see his work so soon without paying due respect :)

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  8. HillBill

    HillBill Bushcrafter through and through

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    :lmao:

    Nah, not like that dude lol

     
  9. johnnythefox

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    nice one cant argue with them
     
  10. woodsorrel

    woodsorrel Settler

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    That's a very nice collection, monkey boy! I can understand the joy they bring you.

    - Woodsorrel
     
  11. dewi

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    Due respect? So owning a knife SWC made means automatically there needs to be a moment of worship every time SWC's work is shown from now on? Did you run this by him prior to his premature death? Have you been assigned as his white knight who now trawls the internet in his name to ensure everyone pays their respect before showing anything related to his work?

    Personally I prefer to remember people for their achievements and given he effectively signed all his work, he'll be shown respect long after some forum post has disappeared into obscurity.Verbalised or no.

    So, anything to add to the thread, or are you just here to add a downer to someone showing off their collection due to your 'feelings'?
     
  12. Robson Valley

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    I like tool collections. It takes some self discipline to avoid beating the bejeezlies out of them at every opportunity.
    More power to you, sir. Like wasting a full sheet stamp collection on Christmas cards.
    Yes, yes, stamps are just little variations on a theme like so many other things.

    More to my surprise, I don't see one single handle that has any visual appeal at all.
     
  13. Shelley

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    I like to see knives being used, not collecting dust...
     
  14. C_Claycomb

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    Very few knife collections collect dust. They are far too well wrapped up and protected for dust to get anywhere near them :D The boxes they are in will collect dust at the same rate regardless of contents ;) Taking them out and patting them every so often will also keep the dust down.

    Thanks for sharing. I am not a collector, but I do appreciate seeing collections like this where it is possible to get a glimpse of a design's or maker's evolution and development.


    Dewi,
    I think you may have read rather more into Chris123's post than was there and reacted more strongly than called for.
     
  15. monkey boy

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    The third one down is a user for me as of early this year. But I have two main user for when I'm out and about, my mora clipper for daily bimble's and my A wright and son which is my favourite knife of all, I would never part with it not even for the lot I'm showing off here.

    With that in mind I like collecting other makers work, to look at, to admire, to show off to people but more importantly for me is to gain inspiration for the next knife I'm gonna make and sell.
     
  16. Terry.m.

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    I have one RM Woodlore knife, which I paid an absolute fortune for.
    I would not show it on here if this is the reaction.!!!
    Nice bunch of knives btw..

    Merry Christmas.!!!!


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  17. MartiniDave

    MartiniDave Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    I have 5. One made by Wilkinson Sword, the other 4 by Mora! I use 3 of them regularly, with 2 of the Moras kept as spares.

    Dave.
     
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    I have an Alan Wood/Woodlore one from many years ago, paid £90-00 straight from Woodlore.(My claim to knife ownership glory).
     
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    No not at all. It's just the timing made me think it was worth a mention. Each to their own Dewi.

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    £90? Christ, that must have been a while ago. Mine was £200 back in 2000'ish
     

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