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marksmandowntown
03-05-2014, 9:13 PM
I thought that it would be a good idea to get a list going to good places to buy. If we get enough good ones, maybe a sticky? As far as I know, Calguns does not have any knife/bow sponsors, so this should be okay to do.

CUSTOM

These are my favorite knife forums, and a good place to find something unique or someone who can make you a custom tomahawk or a gladius, usually $2-600ish:
Bladeforums.com (http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/forumdisplay.php/754-For-Sale-Fixed-Blades)

This guy Peter is a custom knife maker and his gallery is pretty impressive. He appears to work mostly on commission:
PMJKNIVES.COM (http://www.pjmknives.com/portfolio.html) (Link goes to his gallery.)

Shiva Ki Custom Knives. Pricey, but Wow!:
http://shivakicustomknives.com/


These are the high-end sword guys on the internet. If you are ready to spend some serious cash on a "real" sword, nobody does it better. $BUCKS:
Albion Swords Ltd. (http://www.albion-swords.com/)

I've always had a thing for Tomahawks. RMJ makes some really good ones. They have some really cool videos showing their hawks tearing up cars and cinder blocks on youtube. $425ish:
RMJ Tactical (http://www.rmjtactical.com/)
There are a lot of cheaper alternatives for hawks out there. I have a cold steel trench hawk that I beat the crap out of and love.

PRODUCTION

This site is for blem Kershaw blades. It is well reviewed:
Kershawguy.com (http://www.Kershawguy.com)


Cold Steel sells cheap Chinese blades that work. They sell everything, even crazy sh*t like halberds, spears and two handed swords. If you want something very practical and cheap to use and abuse, this is what you want. $40-$500:
Coldsteel.com (http://www.coldsteel.com/)

Meety Peety
03-06-2014, 4:19 PM
Knifeworks.com
Kershawguy.com
Knifeart.com
Arizonacustomknives.com

Archerytalk.com
EBay - Don't discount eBay for new and used bows. For whatever reason, this is the go to place for dealers to offload brand new old stock bows for very deep discounts.

bsg
05-23-2014, 8:51 AM
i recently picked up a US 'U.S.' (American Fork & Hoe Co.) WWll OD Hatchet (1945) from ebay online auction. i picked up a US 'U.S.' (Geib Inc.) WWll Canvas Hatchet Cover (1942) for same hatchet from ebay online auction.

most tools that i purchase are found at swap meets.

Jazeronthelaser
05-23-2014, 4:09 PM
I usually buy from BladeHQ. Just picked up the TOPS Brothers of Bushcraft. Awesome knife.

glock_this
05-23-2014, 4:18 PM
BladeHQ for blades. I recently scored the new Scaxe5 for $51 delivered. I see places asking $100 base price!

My bows & carbon arrows and such I get direct from a Hoyt guy in the midwest I learned about on archerytalk.com

wjc
05-23-2014, 8:42 PM
Archery

(caveat: I make everything but the bow)

- 3Rivers Archery (online)
- Lancaster Archer (online)
- Predators Archery
- Sportsman Supply
- Archery Only
- People at the range

Knives

Benchmade
Kerley's Outfitters
Japan Woodworker

Axes

Gansfors Bruk
James Townsend & Co
Japan Woodworker

blazeaglory
05-25-2014, 5:23 PM
Amazon.com has almost every knife you can get from any website for $5-$20 less. Plus you can shop42a.com and calguns get's a %

DirtyDave
05-29-2014, 1:30 PM
McMaster Carr for O1 tool steel.... then the work begins

Jimmybacon43
05-29-2014, 9:32 PM
Usually knifecenter.com

sometimes when turners has stuff on sale I'll get it there

bladehq.com is pretty good too.