Monday, 28 December 2009

I Want One - A Not So Occasional Series Pt14

From pommel to tip 9 5/8" With the blade 5" of that. Ground from Crucible's 5/32" D2 hardened to 60Rc.
Handled in Green Canvas Micarta with white liners and stainless steel pins.
The price? $495

I've got a whole drawer full of knives so I guess the $500'll probably be going somewhere else in the foreseeable, but tiz luv-er-lee and I do WANT ONE!

If you're feeling flush you can get in touch with the man himself.

Charles May
Charles May Knives
10024 McDonald Rd.
Aberdeen, MS 39730

Catch you soon
Your pal


Murphyfish said...

Hi SB,
Think I’m going weak at the knees looking at that, but 500 good uns, me thinks that my beloved may well have other plans for my meager finances at the moment – doh!
Best regards,

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

Veritably the financial climate doth suck my liege

Le Loup said...

I would not swop my old carbon steel hunting knife for ten of these. When your on to a good thing, stick to it!
Le Loup.

Chad Love said...

I've had several of Charlie May's knives. Pricey, but every bit as good as they look. I eventually settled on the Bladie Mae as my main hunter.

And yes, the financial climate doth suck. Mine were bartered for on the secondary market. Couldn't afford them otherwise...

The Suburban Bushwacker said...


I've been a fan for a while, he seems to have some rep over here, but US knifemakers also have a reputation for not wanting to ship 'overseas' so few people have laid hands on them.

His knives only seem expensive until you compare them to what else is available. People do pay the same sort of money for knives that you or I could make at home. Madness.

Did you have a look at Stuart Mitchell's work?
His websites is sadly far from representative of his output - do a search on British Blades.


The Suburban Bushwacker said...

Le Loup

I'm glad you're here to bring a much needed touch of sanity to proceedings.

Mora $10
F1 $100

I've tried but I've not worn either out.