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The “Jimmy Lile” line of custom knives is coming back! Their first model will be the classic Lile Lock folding hunter with a D-2 steel blade and a 6061-T6 aluminum handle frame. The knife will be available in both manual-opening and auto-opening versions. Jimmy Lile Knives LLC, 10519 Valley Spring Ln., Dept. TK, Toluca Lake, CA 91602; (818) 760-7845 www.jimmylile.com (Balance Digital Photo)

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Jerry Moen’s 3-1/2-inch drop-point hunter is ground from ATS-34 stainless and mounted on a handle of spaulted maple. The bolster was engraved by Kevin Elkins. Moen can be contacted at 4444 Spring Valley Rd., Dept. TK, Dallas, TX 75244; 972-701-8100; jmoen@paragonmktg.com (Hoffman Photo)

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Charlie and Harry Mathews (Twin Blades) ground this interesting 4-inch-bladed integral bird knife from D-2 steel. The handle is sambar stag. Twin Blades can be contacted at 121 Mt. Pisgah Church Rd., Dept. TK, Statesboro, GA 30458; 912-865-9098; www.twinxblades.com (SharpbyCoop Photo)

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Don Llewellyn’s “Super Camp” features a 7-inch blade of D-2 steel on a giraffe bone handle. The maker can be contacted at 3850 Rebel Ave., Dept. TK, Pahrump, NV 89048; 775-751-5734; dlknives@sbcglobal.net (Balance Digital Photo)

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Bob Patrick’s 13-1/2-inch “Throwing Bowie” is ground from 5160 carbon steel with linen Micarta handle scales. The maker can be reached at Crescent Knife Works, 12642 24A Ave., Dept. TK, Surrey, B.C. V4A 8H9 Canada; 604-538-6214; www.knivesonnet.com (Balance Digital Photo)

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Mike McClure’s 9-inch blade “Gemsbok Dagger” was forged from 5160 carbon steel and mounted on a handle of gemsbok horn. The maker can be contacted at 803 17th Ave., Dept. TK, Menlo Park, CA 94025; (650) 323-2596; mikeknives@comcast.net (BladeGallery Photo)

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Shawn Ellis’ 11-inch-bladed Damascus Bowie is forged from 1080 and 15n20 carbon steels. The handle is Ossic. Ellis can be reached at P.O. Box 1922, Dept. TK, Mtn. View, AR 72560; 870-363-4334; smellis@mvtel.net (Hoffman Photo)

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The “Pierce Arrow Throwing Knife” has long been one of Bob Patrick’s most popular models. Crescent Knife Works, 12642 24A Ave., Dept. TK, Surrey, B.C. V4A 8H9 Canada;
604-538-6214; www.knivesonnet.com (Balance Digital Photo)

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Ray Kirk’s “Short Sword” sports a 15-inch blade of San Mai Damascus mounted on a handle of fluted purple heart with stainless steel wire inlay. The maker can be reached at P.O. Box 1445, Dept. TK, Tahlequah, OK 74465; 918-456-1519; www.rakerknives.com (Hoffman Photo)

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Mike McClure’s 7.37-inch Damascus-bladed Bowie knife is forged from 1084 and 15N20 carbon steels. The handle is mammoth ivory. For more information contact Mike McClure, 803 17th Ave., Dept. TK, Menlo Park, CA 94025; 650-323-2596; mikeknives@comcast.net (BladeGallery Photo)

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