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Don Baker

Post by NAllen731 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:19 pm

I have this handmade knife which is unmarked, the sheath is marked as handcrafted by Don Baker. Any info would be
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Re: Don Baker

Post by orvet » Mon May 01, 2017 2:10 am

I would start looking for the sheathmaker, If you can find him perhaps you can find the knife maker.

There are thousands of Knifemaker in the USA, without some sort of marking it is pretty hard identify the maker.
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Re: Don Baker

Post by Colonel26 » Mon May 01, 2017 2:12 am

I have no idea who made it but it sure does look like a real useful knife.
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Re: Don Baker

Post by terryl308 » Mon May 01, 2017 5:50 pm

NAllen731 wrote:I have this handmade knife which is unmarked, the sheath is marked as handcrafted by Don Baker. Any info would beWP_20170319_009.jpg helpful.
Most custom knife makers put their own mark on custom made blades, however your maker could be just starting out and used a "premade" blade available at places like Texas Knifemaker Supply or Jantz Supply. They are already drilled and ground and polished and heat treated, so all a new guy would have to do is put his own handle material on one and either make a sheath or buy one from a leather worker. I'm not saying that is what yours is but it is a good possibility since it doesn't have any makers mark. Don Baker knew what he was doing, nice looking rig. ::handshake:: Terry
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Re: Don Baker

Post by NAllen731 » Mon May 01, 2017 7:12 pm

I have had no luck finding anything about Don Baker other than a listing on Worthpoint that sold some time back. The sheath and knife are both very good quality.

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Re: Don Baker

Post by terryl308 » Mon May 01, 2017 7:36 pm

Don Baker is from Columbus, Ohio, at least that what it said on Worthpoint.
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Re: Don Baker

Post by XX Case XX » Tue May 02, 2017 12:11 am

There's also a Don Baker from New Boston, MI. He's on a forum called: iknifecollector.com. It says he's a knife maker. You could try contacting him on that page.

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