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  1. solphilos

    Care and feeding of jigged bone

    Sometimes mineral oil will stain white bone, but aside from that they are fairly resistant to the elements and rigors of daily carry. As others said, they will wear and may change color over time, but are for the most part low maintenance. Working on concrete floors I do fear dropping my knives...
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    Let's see your Case knives, old to new.

    Not only my favorite Case but probably my favorite knife period.
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    Case XX and a new scale material Dichrolam

    I like it and think it could look really nice on smaller gents knives. I wouldn’t mind having some SAKs dressing in this material.
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    Lets talk GEC!

    I’m not a fan either, but I don’t think anything GEC makes these days can be considered a failure; they could do a run of blade-less “oops, all combs” #35 and they’d sell like hot cakes
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    Recommendation? Looking for size comparisons

    If you’re like the looks of the Dom, then I’ll say you’re looking at a great option. It’s close in size to the mini Copperlock and, depending on the cover material, weighs about the same. The quality is superb, and a Sheepsfoot is extremely handy for general use. I adore mine. The Sobuster...
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    What "Traditional Knife" are ya totin' today?

    Thanks! It’s not as sodbuster...ish? But I like it, more useful. I hope they do another huge run of these in the near future, I’d love to have one in wood.
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    What Makes a Good, Traditional Barlow?

    My first impressions were quite negative as well, to me they just looked like poorly finished wood. After seeing all the pics posted here I’ve changed my position on them, they look really nice. It’ll be interesting to see how they age with time :thumbsup:
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    What "Traditional Knife" are ya totin' today?

    Looks great :thumbsup: That’s part of fun of these kind of knives, no fear of grinding the blades and modifying them to better suit individual needs. I just wish I could do something about that ugly orange delrin :rolleyes:
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    What "Traditional Knife" are ya totin' today?

    Like that? Im a huge sodbuster fan but I also need some sort of point on my knife, so I clipped this one just enough to add a point but not remove any length from the blade.
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    If you could only carry one.

    The Dixie is a fantastic stockman. Easy but snappy, smooth pulls, thin blades and awesome blade combo.
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    If you could only carry one.

    Great choice ;) I’d probably choose my Pioneer for the utility, but the 82 would be a very close second
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    What Makes a Good, Traditional Barlow?

    Yep, look at those pins. Also the stamp is suspiciously dark.
  13. solphilos

    What Makes a Good, Traditional Barlow?

    It is, the monochrome pins are the dead giveaway :rolleyes:
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    Lets talk GEC!

    Yep, very similar coloration. Pile side is matched well. I’d love to see another run of these, I’d like to get a Micarta and/or wood covered one. The smooth bone is super nice, but I work on concrete floors and I’m scared to drop this thing!
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    Lets talk GEC!

    I find it too pretty not to carry ;) Such a great pattern :thumbsup:
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