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Sam Houston Knives close-out sale

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:37 pm
by Rich Jordan
Custom knives in D2 Steel or Damascus semi-customs. The owner passed away recently, and it looks like the family is shutting the business down.

Everything is half-off with a code (see the web page. While there's not a lot left there appears to be a good selection of smaller knives, fixed and folder.

The Damascus blades were made by Knives Ranch and sold by Sam Houston Knives. So they mostly appear to be imports, and you can compare the discount price at Sam Houston to the price at Knives Ranch.

I have just ordered a couple; I'm going by online reviews that I saw that mostly said these were nice knives. When they arrive I'll follow up here.

No connection save that when they arrive I hope I'm a satisfied customer.

Re: Sam Houston Knives close-out sale

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:59 pm
by Weetabix
They look good enough to try. I got one.

Re: Sam Houston Knives close-out sale

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:04 am
by Greg
Sorry to hear about the owner. Finding out you have cancer in your bones by having a bone break doing something otherwise ordinary, then being dead 3 months later..... Terrible.

Looks like all the D2 knives are gone, and all that's left is Damascus.

Re: Sam Houston Knives close-out sale

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:39 am
by Weetabix
Greg wrote:Looks like all the D2 knives are gone, and all that's left is Damascus.

Oops. 8-)

Re: Sam Houston Knives close-out sale

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:47 am
by Greg
Weetabix wrote:
Greg wrote:Looks like all the D2 knives are gone, and all that's left is Damascus.

Oops. 8-)


Did you get the last one? :)

Re: Sam Houston Knives close-out sale

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:40 am
by blackeagle603
I snagged a couple of 3 1/2" blades. One for myself, one for gifting.



Damascus Steel Knives5125-B 3-1/2" (Closed) Single Blade Pocket Knife with Bone Handle & Vertical Leather Pouch Sheath × 1
Damascus Steel Knives5126 B 3-1/2" (Closed) Single Blade Pocket Knife with Bone Handle & Vertical Leather Pouch Sheath × 1

Re: Sam Houston Knives close-out sale

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:05 am
by Weetabix
Greg wrote:
Weetabix wrote:
Greg wrote:Looks like all the D2 knives are gone, and all that's left is Damascus.

Oops. 8-)


Did you get the last one? :)

Dunno, but the one I got was D2, and it was the last of that model(?). A bushcraft knife that looked like a good general purpose knife.

Re: Sam Houston Knives close-out sale

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:34 pm
by Greg
Weetabix wrote:
Greg wrote:
Weetabix wrote:
Greg wrote:Looks like all the D2 knives are gone, and all that's left is Damascus.

Oops. 8-)


Did you get the last one? :)

Dunno, but the one I got was D2, and it was the last of that model(?). A bushcraft knife that looked like a good general purpose knife.


I have one smallish fixed blade in D2 and I like it quite a bit. I hope it works well for you. :)

For the rest I'm just not a big fan of the Damascus look. To my eye, it's like a knife with piercings and tattoos. Not my taste.

Re: Sam Houston Knives close-out sale

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:54 pm
by blackeagle603
I see Damascus blades like BBQ guns. Nice to have a show off for carry at times.

Re: Sam Houston Knives close-out sale

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:39 pm
by Greg
blackeagle603 wrote:I see Damascus blades like BBQ guns. Nice to have a show off for carry at times.


It's totally subjective. And I know I'm, um, anomalous. :)

I've seen Damascus blades that I thought were quite lovely, which would tie in with the idea of a prettier-than-normal thing for certain occasions.

Re: Sam Houston Knives close-out sale

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:37 pm
by Catbird
blackeagle603 wrote:I see Damascus blades like BBQ guns. Nice to have a show off for carry at times.

I'm a boy scout leader and I think a Scout is out of uniform if he doesn't have a knife on him. I tend to favor right front pocket clip carry. I ordered one of these. I like the decoration on the back edge of the blade and handle. The fine point will be good for wood carving.

Re: Sam Houston Knives close-out sale

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:12 pm
by Weetabix
Greg wrote:And I know I'm, um, anomalous. :)

That could be my sig line. :D

Re: Sam Houston Knives close-out sale

Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:30 pm
by BDK
Greg, we have FAR more anomalous members than you... Weetabix, OTH....

Re: Sam Houston Knives close-out sale

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:05 pm
by Weetabix
Did anyone get any email confirmation of the order besides PayPal or any "order has shipped" alerts?

Re: Sam Houston Knives close-out sale

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:07 am
by Catbird
I ordered mine on Tuesday the 28th. It arrived Friday afternoon.

It was a little larger than I was expecting. The cheek of the knife blade has quite a pronounced hollow grind. The middle of the blade has a slight indentation. It is not a smooth curve from tip to heel. I can live with this for the price. The logo detracts a little from the beautiful damascus pattern. The decorative cuts on the back edges are very attractive. When closed, the tip can be caught with a finger tip. I may grind it down a bit. The bone handle looks very nice. The leather sheath is very basic and serviceable. I doubt if I will use it.
damascus knife.jpg

Re: Sam Houston Knives close-out sale

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:55 pm
by Weetabix
I don't know knife terminology like the rest of you, but here goes.

I like the weight and the size. The shape of the scales is quite comfortable. Compound grind (? based on a quick google). The whole thing is pretty, and the price was right so that I won't be afraid to use it. :D

Re: Sam Houston Knives close-out sale

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:49 pm
by Greg
Weetabix wrote:I don't know knife terminology like the rest of you, but here goes.

I like the weight and the size. The shape of the scales is quite comfortable. Compound grind (? based on a quick google). The whole thing is pretty, and the price was right so that I won't be afraid to use it. :D


That looks really nice. Are the scales wood or composite? (Looks like polished G10 to me, which is cool.)

Re: Sam Houston Knives close-out sale

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:27 am
by Weetabix
Guy at work told me micarta.