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    Posted: June/17/2019 at 16:58
Has anyone ever come across or heard of a knife maker by the name of James R Sargent? The knife is very well made and fitted, definetely not an amatieur novice. Name is signed in cursive letters on blade, stamped or engraved, no. 34 is on opposite side. 
Any informatuon is welcome. Thank you. 
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Name new one on me but does look good!
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Hey anweis,
Long time no see, friend! Good to see you back again, sir!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote anweis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/19/2019 at 19:33
Good to be back I got busy and life got interesting.
For a while I thought that the knife was made by James Sargent the founder of Sarco Cutlery I talked to his daughter, his middle name name was W.
This knife is quite puzzling because it was obviously made by someone very skilled and yet I cannot find out anything about the maker.
The steel is very high quality it took a razor sharp edge and it keeps the edge for a long time
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Nice looking knife.  
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Guess what? I found Mr LARGENT, he lives in Colorado not far from Durango,. Since the signature on blade was in script, i misread the L for
 an S. He has been making knives professionally since 1991, my example is an early 1990s production, blade is ATS 34. 
A lamb broke a leg recently, i used the knife. Rather small knife, but fit large hand very well, easy to hold and  use safely. At end of work i washed it, was still shaving. Impressive. 
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ATS-34 is good knife steel. It is virtually identical to 154CM, which is a very common steel used in a lot of custom knives today. Properly heat treated, it holds an edge well. That knife blade has a very interesting grind. I can’t tell from the photo, is it hollow ground or a really wide Scandi grind?
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Hollow grind with small secondary bevel. 
Weird looking overall when first saw it, but worked very well with different ways of holding when doing "surgery".  
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