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Very Different

Post by dlr110 » Wed May 18, 2022 2:23 pm

I just saw this fixed blade in a Moore Maker sales email and I thought I would share it.
Believe me I have not and will not be buying it because at $404.00 :shock: it's most certainly not in my budget.
It is a Moore Maker #5101D - DAMASCUS ALLIGATOR GAR DROP POINT- 7 1/2"
A full tang Damascus blade, 125 layers of 15N20 & 1095 carbon steel. The handle is made with alligator gar scales.
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This is the Gar. When I was a kid we fished in the Trinity River and these were all in it. If you hooked one we just cut our line.
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Re: Very Different

Post by 1967redrider » Wed May 18, 2022 3:50 pm

Very interesting. Wouldn't mind coon fingering it, but not at $404. ::mdm::
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Re: Very Different

Post by doglegg » Wed May 18, 2022 4:04 pm

I've caught small gar as a kid. Not a desirable fish. But those gar scale handles do look interesting.

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Re: Very Different

Post by jmh58 » Wed May 18, 2022 4:16 pm

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About $304.00 out of my wheel house!! 🥴
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Re: Very Different

Post by treefarmer » Wed May 18, 2022 4:25 pm

When I was young and lived in Central Florida, I worked for a gov't. pollution control agency for 3 1/2 years. One of our jobs was gathering fish from certain lakes for sampling by the Biologist and the Chemist in our lab. They were testing for heavy metal, pesticides, etc... We obtained the samples by using a "shocking boat", 220 volts in the water and dipped 'em up. The gar fish was the most difficult to obtain a sample of flesh after it was caught. We used a hatchet along the back bone to cut through the scales and then used a pair of tin snips after the original cut to obtain an inch cube of flesh for the lab.
Folks used to catch them on hook and line, not intentionally, and would toss them on the bank. The scales would be just as tough as ever even after laying on the bank for weeks. (Some folks claim they are a real delicacy.)
I suppose the knife folks have figured a way to stabilize them and that handle sure looks great. I'm with you fellers on the cost. ::td::
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Re: Very Different

Post by Mumbleypeg » Wed May 18, 2022 4:29 pm

We cut them loose too David. Occasionally caught them when running a trot line. Nasty fish with a whole mouth full of sharp teeth!

Never thought of making handle covers from one - someone finally found a use for the #&@#* things! :lol:

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Re: Very Different

Post by deo-pa » Thu May 19, 2022 12:05 pm

Caught recently in Texas; 300 pounds and 8 feet long. A lifetime’s supply of knife handles!

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Re: Very Different

Post by Jeffinn » Thu May 19, 2022 12:37 pm

dlr110 wrote:
Wed May 18, 2022 2:23 pm
I just saw this fixed blade in a Moore Maker sales email and I thought I would share it.
Believe me I have not and will not be buying it because at $404.00 :shock: it's most certainly not in my budget.
It is a Moore Maker #5101D - DAMASCUS ALLIGATOR GAR DROP POINT- 7 1/2"
A full tang Damascus blade, 125 layers of 15N20 & 1095 carbon steel. The handle is made with alligator gar scales.
s580431896255311475_p304_i14_w483.jpegs580431896255311475_p304_i4_w640.jpegs580431896255311475_p304_i18_w512.jpeg
This is the Gar. When I was a kid we fished in the Trinity River and these were all in it. If you hooked one we just cut our line.
AlligatorGar_Pixabay.jpg
Interesting handle material!
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Re: Very Different

Post by tongueriver » Wed May 25, 2022 12:00 am

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Re: Very Different

Post by Madmarco » Wed May 25, 2022 12:37 am

deo-pa wrote:
Thu May 19, 2022 12:05 pm
Caught recently in Texas; 300 pounds and 8 feet long. A lifetime’s supply of knife handles!

Dennis
Spectacular Dennis, ::uc:: did you land him yourself, and if so how long did he fight? ::shrug:: Thx! 8)
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Re: Very Different

Post by Reverand » Thu May 26, 2022 11:00 am

tongueriver wrote:
Wed May 25, 2022 12:00 am
Texas May 2006 075.jpg
"We're gonna need a bigger boat."
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Re: Very Different

Post by deo-pa » Thu May 26, 2022 6:38 pm

...did you land him yourself, and if so how long did he fight? ::shrug:: Thx! 8)
Oh no, not me Marco, just one I read about in the news recently. Not many alligator gar in the Charles River running through Boston! :D Some wonderful urban striper fishing though.

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Re: Very Different

Post by Madmarco » Fri May 27, 2022 12:13 am

Thanks Dennis! ::handshake:: I thought that handsome devil laying behind that monster might have been you! ::shrug:: We have 2 rivers intersect here in Winnipeg/Canada where I live, the Red and the Assiniboine, but all we ever get out of those 2 are saugers and big catfish. If you follow either of those rivers up to the lakes they feed from there are some really good eating Pickerel or Walleye species, and they range from 2-8 lbs. The weather is almost nice enough to break out the ole' tackle! ::ds:: 8)
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Re: Very Different

Post by FRJ » Fri May 27, 2022 12:57 am

tongueriver wrote:
Wed May 25, 2022 12:00 am
Texas May 2006 075.jpg
A regular garbage truck! Wow.
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