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Old 05-24-2008, 12:44 AM
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Hodgson knives : infos ?

Regards friends,

that's my first entry in this forum and sorry for my english ... my mother language is italian !!
I'm looking for infos about Dick Hodgson : I've just purchased a small, pretty Hodgson folder.
Therefore I looked for informations about Dick , but after a half day through the web , I haven't found anythings !!! Not a only sentence !
In the last 7-8 years, I saw about 40 Hodgson's folder and 4 or 5 fixed blade pictured in some books or sold on the web but never a word more than : - ..late D.H. was a perfectionist in creating and crafting metal works....- , or - ..he made a couple of high precision guns.. -, or - ..extreme precise work, gunmaker and part-time knifemaker and super genius machinist...- , or - .. he and his sons ran a machine shop and he passed away around 2005... -, or - .. even the NASA got him, like to Tim Wright, to join many fine mechanical projects. -
I heard that he did not make more than about 50 knives in total but ... i don't really know ... because what I wrote upstare !!
..........the mystery go on ...

Perhaps in between the Forum's members there are collectors or people knowing more or that knew him personnally .

Let me know and a greath weekend

All the best
Vecio
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Old 05-24-2008, 12:55 PM
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Hi Vecio,

I don't know much about him, either. I have photographed half a dozen of his works, and there is no one better at finishing and fitment. Just incredible.

He was a member of the AKI years ago, and THAT is a hallmark.

Congratulations on your score.

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Old 05-24-2008, 01:39 PM
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Thank you Coop,

effectively the choice of the Mother of Pearl is amazing, all fitted and finished at best; perhaps just a little bit to strong, hard or not really smoth to close but I'm happy with it.

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Old 03-13-2009, 09:14 PM
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Vecio,

Dick Hodgson was one of the old school. I believe a machinist by trade he owned an enginnering shop although from the few discussions that I had with him his main interest seemed to be building shotguns. He lived in Longmont Colorado and passed away about two years ago.

Hope this is of interest.

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Old 04-05-2009, 04:45 AM
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thank you Owen. By the way : compliments to your new web site.
vecio
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Old 04-05-2009, 07:26 AM
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Vecio-
Check out this link:
http://www.knifelegends.com/Hodgson-Lindsay.htm
There is a little info on Hodgson and a great picture of one of his knives by Coop. Enjoy!
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