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I don't want an Opinel, I want one like Rato Rats. I have had Opinels and do not have any more of them, seemed very cheaply made and I gave them away.

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Seek out Ken Hamilton.
He can be found on the ALR and on Instagram. He has some great posts on the subject if you dig through the archives of topics on the old Frontier Folk Forum.
What's ken's name on instagram?

I can't find him anywhere online.
 

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What's ken's name on instagram?

I can't find him anywhere online.
I apologize.
Back when I wrote this, I think I misremembered and mixed up which Ken.
I can't find Ken Hamilton on there either,,, it is Ken Scott that has an account.

Probably your best bet to reach him is to look for contact info on the ALR forum, I can't remember if he is on there himself. I don't know if the direct message system on the old Frontier Folk forum still works but would be worth a try. Also, that is where he had a lot of posts on the subject and where I had private message conversations with him.
I would go there and read as many of his posts as you can on the subject.
 

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I apologize.
Back when I wrote this, I think I misremembered and mixed up which Ken.
I can't find Ken Hamilton on there either,,, it is Ken Scott that has an account.

Probably your best bet to reach him is to look for contact info on the ALR forum, I can't remember if he is on there himself. I don't know if the direct message system on the old Frontier Folk forum still works but would be worth a try. Also, that is where he had a lot of posts on the subject and where I had private message conversations with him.
I would go there and read as many of his posts as you can on the subject.
I'm trying to contact him directly and its mighty hard to find any contact details.

Also there are no threads on that old forum whatsoever. What ever happened there? Hadn't heard of it before.
 

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I'm trying to contact him directly and its mighty hard to find any contact details.

Also there are no threads on that old forum whatsoever. What ever happened there? Hadn't heard of it before.
It was a really great forum leaning heavily toward actual history, not just muzzleloading. As such member numbers were lower than a gun/shooting forum and eventually it just fizzled out. At least that is my impression of how it slowly died.

So, I just went to Frontier Folk.
You have to be logged in to see anything. And there is really nothing much to see anymore. I did try to send Ken a p.m. about contact info.
I will let you know if that leads anywhere.

Such a shame, there was a lot of great information there from a lot of heavy hitters in the living history community.
 
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"LRB"? Isn't he that knife maker I pick on because he is not from Arkansas? 😉
BTWW, that is a beautiful knife, I would be proud to wear.
That illustration is exceptional. Normally, I eschew artists renditions of things historical as they often (usually) are inaccurate because of artistic license gone wild. But, this one contains so much great detail it could have been made from a photograph from the day, if possible.
 
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