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    Well, thanks for the update
    Oh gee, that is sad.
    ........sometimes memories are best not revisited.
    Hope he is ok.

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    Hi Stewart
    I have a John Jones custom knife that I got him to make me in 1992. Mine has been used often. It is a copy of a Schrade 154 ot. I must be very unlucky to have bought two Schrade fixed blade knives that had bad heat treat. Anyhow the John Jones custom fixed my problem.
    My latest problem is over the years the handle scales have cracked and part of them has broken off. Do you know someone in Brisbane who could replace the scales for me? I was thinking this time black micara scales.
    Anyhow hope you can point me in the right direction.
    Cheers
    MrTibbles

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    And don't forget this one from the other day.....

    https://www.australianbladeforums.co...68=#post338265

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    Got a few of Jones's knives i think i was one of his best customers back in the day, John did scrimshaw some of his knives but im not sure he actually engraved any that i know of he used to sent most to Phil Vinnicombe as did a lot of knife and custom gun makers back then, knife number 2 is classic Vinnicombe engraved bolsters

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    Quote Originally Posted by grandad View Post
    Got a few of Jones's knives i think i was one of his best customers back in the day, John did scrimshaw some of his knives but im not sure he actually engraved any that i know of he used to sent most to Phil Vinnicombe as did a lot of knife and custom gun makers back then, knife number 2 is classic Vinnicombe engraved bolsters
    I have seen a custom made by a New Zealander that was engraved by John Jones.

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    Thanks for posting these awesome knives. I have 2 J Jones knives that Iíve been trying to get information about.
    Your posting helping. Iím trying to put pictures of my knives on here.
    Thanks so much
    Lizzyzhc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedr888 View Post
    John Jones knives were spectacular, ingenious, and made like Swiss watches.
    I only met John at gunshows, in the 1980's..when they were big..really big, and fun, and every exhibitor had a great time...and buyers had money, and it was cash.
    Maybe it was a dream...but...
    John Jones was THE coolest fella outside Hollywood, no question.
    C=O-O-L
    ......the swept back hair, Custers beard etc he was dashing and handsome, but with a soft spoken manner and intense intelligent eyes, he didnt suffer fools
    ...and who should.

    One show, the old Melb Gun Show of Maurie Albert, (mid-late 1980's)some fwit started handling one of the most exotic knives he had made, and to say that means it was out of the Stratosphere....a sublime lock folder with blue stone inlay in handle.. I told the loon to put the piece back immediately, but John already had him covered, and 'the glare' was enough..
    But why I remember this anecdote is because I wanted that knife -badly.
    The time involved would have been outrageous. Pretty sure it was $1000 ....and worth every cent.
    I wanted because it had an ingenious feature which NOBODY could pic, nobody, even other knifemakers.
    Dont think I should say what it was in this forum but to say it was a 'dual purpose' *lock blade* would be getting there.
    I wonder who has that beauty all these years later.
    And, what of John, at one time I heard he went to the USA to live..?

    BTW, I'd buy the 'Trout Knife' in a heartbeat.
    Just trawling through some old posts and came across this brought back a lot of good memories i reckon i was Johns best customer for a while, i will be listing a few of his knives for sale shortly if i can bring myself to part with them, unfortunately getting old and gotta move on but would like them to go to an aficionado and not finish in the bottom of a tackle box

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stewart Townsend View Post
    Living in Brisbane and not making knives for 4 years ?
    IIRC it's been over 4 years since he made any. Knives aren't necessarily anyone's sole interest even if they are highly skilled. I wish him every success in whatever ventures he's into now
    Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want

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