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Mike Snody
08-20-2001, 03:52 PM
Hey guys, I have been looking for a performance oriented hunter for a while now and this is what I came up. The "Gamemaster" is Bg 42 with a stainless guard and canvas micarta scales housed in concealex. Thanks for looking.

Mike Snody

Don Cowles
08-20-2001, 03:55 PM
Looks like a finely made tool, Mike. How long is the blade?

Mike Snody
08-20-2001, 04:05 PM
Thanks Don, I appreciate it. The blade is 3.75", overall approaching 8", stock thickness is .160".
The entire knife was blasted using glass peening beads.

Mike Snody

08-20-2001, 04:13 PM
Mike, I don't know if it's an e-z board thing or not, but I can't view the image.

08-20-2001, 04:15 PM
That is a very clean and nice design. Looks like it will do the job any day!

Mike Conner
08-20-2001, 07:07 PM
Simple elegance Mike. I like it a lot.
Mike Conner

08-20-2001, 09:24 PM
Nice! Like that alot Mike!

08-20-2001, 10:38 PM
Very nice looking knife for sure!! It will serve someone well for many years to come!!

08-20-2001, 11:21 PM
Like Mike said, clean, simple elegance. (Glad the image is working, too.)

08-21-2001, 12:07 AM
Mike, I really like the balde profile - drop point with substantial width carried well forward and a strong full belly. Looks like it will work like a charm and all day long. Would you mind saying what wheel diameter you used for grinding the bevel? Looks like a nice easy hollow. I am still new at this and am trying to learn as I go. Thanks, John

Mike Snody
08-21-2001, 06:31 AM
Thanks gentlemen, I appreciate your comments. I must admit that it is somewhat refreshing to be able to post without having to worry about some guy dressed in his grandmothers underwear attacking you because his knife from Walmart is better than yours. Or an accomplished maker with a chip on his shoulder claiming that the knives you make require absolutely no skill. John I use an 8" wheel for all of my grinding. On blades with much of a belly I walk the wheel a little. Thanks.
Mike Snody

08-21-2001, 07:21 AM
Very nice Mike. Like everyone has said, a truly clean design, looks quite comfortable.

Take care,

08-21-2001, 07:33 AM
Mike thats what the CKD's all about!!

Great knife BTW!


08-21-2001, 10:36 AM
I can see, I can see. :) very sweet design Mike. It has very classic lines. A less is more approach that I really appreciate in a working knife, in all knives actually but especially in work knives. Keep it up and keep posting them pic's.

08-21-2001, 11:01 AM
I always find a well executed "plain" knife catches my eye and hand much more than any high dollar art knife (of course, I love those too:) ). If anyone has not had a chance to handle on of Mike's knives in person, you are sorely missing out in your custom knife experiences.

Counting the days to Christmas...:)

08-21-2001, 03:54 PM
Bob, I agree on that one. I was actually thinking about picking up Mike's "Overlord" model, but I would want a drop point blade, maybe something along the lines of the gamemaster or perhaps something like his Carolina skinner blade shape stretched to balance the handle. And yes of course in Damascus!

08-22-2001, 08:58 PM
WOW Mike, that looks great. If it is even close to the BG42
Karma Kozuka I got from you at the Bladeshow, I'm sure it IS great.

Jeff (

Dexter Ewing
08-23-2001, 05:20 AM
Nice! Clean lines, simple design, beautifully executed. This type of fixed blade gets my motor runnin' :) Keep up the great work, Mike! Can't wait to see the knife for myself at next month's show.

08-23-2001, 03:50 PM
Slick Mike. Hope that you will have some of those at the SECKS show!

Shane Brumley

Terrill Hoffman
08-24-2001, 10:33 AM
Mike, I'm not too sure about it. Deer season is only a month away. Send four or five down and my hunting partners and I will give you a good test. Right!
Looks good as aways! Of course, I've come to expect the best from you. Keep up the good work.

08-24-2001, 10:53 PM
Man, that knife screams "Use Me" written all over it. I really like it! Very sharp package.

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08-26-2001, 03:06 PM
Nice Knife Mike. Will you have any at the WS show?
I like that blade finish, it looks different that what I have seen on your other blades.

Mike Snody
08-27-2001, 08:08 PM
Thanks for the comments gentlemen. I value your feedback. I will post more in the future and invite you to be brutally honest with your comments. A group of knowledgeable individuals such as the members of CKD "calling a spade a spade" is absolutely invaluable when it comes to helping a knifemaker advance in this craft and tune in on the market. Shayne and Derek come see me in Winston. Thanks again.

Mike Snody

Mike Snody
08-27-2001, 08:12 PM
The knife finish is new. It is done with peening beads. The blade was taken to about 600 grit and then the whole thing handle and all was hosed down with peening media.
Mike Snody

08-30-2001, 04:37 PM
Very interesting Mike, I like the look of that finish alot. Thanks for the info on it. Looking foward to seeing you guys at the show.


Neil Blackwood
09-03-2001, 05:17 AM

Based on my customer feedback, the three things most important in a hunter are.....blade belly, grip and a drop point style blade. I think those three characteristics come together VERY nicely in your Gamemaster. NICE DESIGN!!


02-12-2003, 07:15 PM
I have been looking very hard for this Snody model. I had the pleasure of meeting Mike's exquisite wife, Michelle last week at my veteranarians and she told me there were not very many of this model out there and suggested that I email Mike for further information. I am not a patient man and would like to find one available that has already been made. Any help in acquiring one would be appreciated. Leroy

Jason Cutter
02-12-2003, 08:15 PM
I agree with that one. Its a time-tested and true pattern but well-executed "straight" knife. Unpretentious is what I'd call it, Mike. I'm not familiar with the methods for bead blasting but that looks real effective. An honest, comfy carry all day piece.

I'm still new myself, but I think many exeperienced makers could do well by getting back to the basics once in a while ! Its like asking a fantasy knife "specialist" to make a nice drop-point hunter and NOT put on an alien-killer guard on or asking an art-bowie specialist to make one and NOT heat blue or carve anything !

You've always got the goods, Mike... Cheers.

Ken Davis
02-14-2003, 12:12 AM
Very nice indeed Mike,

Classic, clean, perfectly executed, what more could one want.

02-14-2003, 11:19 AM
can I have that?? p l e a s e:D , nice,who says working knives lack elegance,simply working elegance!