Combat Knife ~ Looks high-end production

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    Combat Knife ~ Looks high-end production

    Post by MyZone on Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:45 am

    Bought from a third party who got it from a current operator.

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    Re: Combat Knife ~ Looks high-end production

    Post by kriegsmodell on Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:22 pm


    MyZone et al,

    Very nice knife, well done! This is a Hartsook knife, handmade by Doug Hartsook of Kernersville, NC. Mr. Hartsook is a retired SF man who has been making handmade combat/fighting knives for more than 20 years. As you suspected his high quality knives are popular in the SOF community. The example you have pictured above is known as the ODA Model. Here is a link to the the Hartsook Knife web site:

    http://www.hartsookknivesinc.com/



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    Post by MyZone on Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:47 pm

    Many thanks for the PID....It is infact very well made; a natural fit in hand.

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    Post by MyZone on Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:47 pm

    I just bought two more....couldn't help it.
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    Post by MyZone on Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:42 pm

    Traded one of the Hartsook for a Billy Maynard custom "Bulldog".....I understand the some Maynards are on display at USASOC HQ on Ft. Bragg....

    I will post pics pronto....I know most of you don't collect knives, but it is just way to cool to have a handworked piece of steel in your hand. Twisted Evil

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    Re: Combat Knife ~ Looks high-end production

    Post by kriegsmodell on Sun Mar 11, 2012 3:17 pm



    MyZone et al,

    Bill Maynard Hand Made Knives are very well known in the SOF community especially in the Ft. Bragg area. Each and every knife that bears his name is handmade by Maynard himself in his small workshop. The motto of his company is "Knives for the Elite". He makes a very high quality product. I have a Jumpmaster Model by Maynard that was made for and carried by a man from 10th SFG(A). I will dig it out and take some pics to post up here. Would like to see pics of your Maynard as well.




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    Post by MyZone on Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:45 pm

    Here we go: Previous owner went to maker's shop and had it signed.....

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    Re: Combat Knife ~ Looks high-end production

    Post by MyZone on Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:14 pm

    Small world we live in.....I just met Doug Hartsook's son. I had no idea who he was when the conversation started....

    We were talking about military surplus, and some how the conversation rolled around to collecting. I mentioned I like custom combat knives. He kind of lit up and stated his father was Doug, and he made knives.

    I immediately reach in my stash and pulled out a Hartsook ODA and said "He made this?" Sure enough, that was a the start of a great conversation.....

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    Re: Combat Knife ~ Looks high-end production

    Post by MyZone on Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:10 pm

    I like these knives alot.....so giving the thread a bump to see if anyone else has some to post.

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    Post by Spy vs Spy on Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:36 am

    Nice knives gents. Thanks for sharing.

    Will be in NC later this week, will see if I can get one ordered.

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