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    Split Backspring Whittlers

    Elliott, you mean i've been hanging out in the BRL forum too much ? "The earliest type of 'whittler' from before c1830, has just one backspring, which is split for half its length, and has two small blades and a catch bit at the split end. All the few examples I have seen were made in...
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    concern about dulling slipjoints

    Thanks Robert. That was helpful, but i'm still a bit confused as the images i saw were of very pointy punches. I'll go to one of the local tool stores and buy one by name then i will know what they are and have one. roland
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    Split Backspring Whittlers

    Elliott i mentioned it because in one of your recent posts you mentioned that you preferred correct nomenclature when discussing knives. I think "Whittler" is all that is required because by definition it is a 3 blade, 2 spring knife with the master blade bearing on both springs. Any more is...
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    Split Backspring Whittlers

    Elliott, to be academically correct, do you think these should be called "Split Backspring" ? As you know, true split backsprings were made (forged) a long time ago. The more modern construction is 2 springs, either tapered or with a long wedge shaped divider. The Erickson ivory Dogleg is my...
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    Buyer Beware

    Thanks Larry. This seller is a new one to me, i've never looked at his listings before. roland
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    SOLD -- Randall Made GTR Special

    Thanks, i did find it on the Randall website. Yours has a different guard. roland
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    Drop Point EDC in Amber Stag Bone*SOLD*

    Beautiful knife Eliot ! I see this one as a fine Hunter or general purpose EDC, not limited to skinning. Lot of knife and sheath(yours are always so substantial) for a mere $200 and i think this 7" size is 'just right'. roland
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    concern about dulling slipjoints

    What does the end of a "prick punch" look like ? I have accumulated a few punches over the years, so i may have one. roland
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    Buyer Beware

    How about posting a link to one of these knives ? As far as i know there is no BF rule that you cannot link to a live auction. As long as you have no stake in it, it is not spamming. I'd like to see this knife that has been around the world and back and know who this specific seller is. Be...
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    SOLD -- Randall Made GTR Special

    What is a GTR Special ? What model # Randall is this knife ? I want to look up specs like length, etc. Is the steel 420 ? thanks. Beautiful knife ! roland
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    concern about dulling slipjoints

    It is common that if a blade is allowed to fully snap shut, the momentum generated causes a bit of flex and a section of the edge hits the spring. Some blade profiles only clear the spring by ~ 1mm when closed. Hence on knives i like i don't let go of the blade until it is nearly closed. One...
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    Lets discuss this neat old summit knife

    "Forensic Knifeology" is perhaps my favorite aspect of "knifin". When i first began reading in the BRL forum and read things like "with some brands fakes out number originals by 10:1", i thought it must be an exaggeration. But after 6 years of BRL;ing and read Witcher's "Counterfeiting Antique...
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    Rough Rider & Related Slipjoints

    Robin, those are the 2 knives i was referring to when i said i have non-traditional pattern RR's with linerlocks that work just fine. Great to see the pics and that your experience is the same as mine. roland
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    Rough Rider & Related Slipjoints

    I have a few tactical style RR linerlocks that work perfectly. I don't have any RR traditional style linerlocks. The one shown above is clearly defective. Is it just the 'odd one' or the entire run ? I'm sure RR uses a variety of knife manufacturers. The manufacturer that makes most of the RR...
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    PayPal issue

    In some cases (like mine), PP must gather this info to fulfill IRS demands. My PP account is linked to a Canadian bank. I have spent a large amount of money on knives and paid USA sellers with PP for each of the last 6 years. I have never filed a USA tax return. IRA uses PP to phish. Was i an...
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    Semi skinner/pine cone handle

    "Pine cone handle" Is this wood carved to look like a pine cone ? roland
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    EDC~~~~ sold

    Good reply Lethal ! Don't accept a cent less. If this is unsold in 24 hours, i will buy it to add to my 35 or so other customs of this size. I do not need another knife, so it would be better to go to someone who does need a small FB. I find this size of knife carried on the belt makes for the...
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    Ken Erickson Knives: A Retrospective

    This is an interesting pattern. The frame looks like a Senator to me, but the blade choices are more like a Cattle knife. However Cattle knives are stout heavy working knives and i think this one does not have the bulk of a Cattle knife. I suggest a new name for this pattern: "Missouri...
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    EDC~~~~ sold

    And, what a good looking, well designed knife for $100. And it comes with a good looking sheath too ! This is a super good deal for the buyer. Poor knifemaker isn't getting much for all his skill and effort required to make a knife this fine. roland
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    Large Santoku and Small Bowie

    I have 2 of Ban's Santukos and hope one day to do the review they deserve. But in a word: Superb. In a few words: still superb after 2 years of regular use. I also have Santukos from Burt Foster and Murray Carter, and neither slice better than Ban's. This is a deal for $300 but who needs 5...
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