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  1. Leslie Tomville

    The unofficial, non binding, carries no weight, 2021 forum knife possibility discussion thread

    @JohnDF, okay, let's start our first poll. Do you really believe this will be John's last word on the subject...? - Yes or No @Jon0385, you have been a member longer than JohnDF and I. Please stop being concerned. You are not a Johnny come lately. The rules are set. Let's please just let...
  2. Leslie Tomville

    The unofficial, non binding, carries no weight, 2021 forum knife possibility discussion thread

    @Elgatodeacero , your remarks are spot on. We should stop being so ungracious. We cannot know everyone’s motivations. Just because someone doesn’t spout off constantly with tens of thousands of posts does not mean they should be shunned by the pedantry police. Many people leave the Porch or...
  3. Leslie Tomville

    1930s Douk-Douk

    @ballex, Thank you for this most interesting post; especially the links. I can feel myself being transported back in time. What a fascinating history. I have also enjoyed your photographs in earlier posts. These would be great knives to collect. The only thing stopping me is limited...
  4. Leslie Tomville

    Lets talk GEC!

    @Sacto , your posts are some of the best of all. Who else has bears?! You also are in a tie with Ode @willard0341 for having the best job on the Porch. Now, that @Jiki guy....well....at least he can carve bears out of wood. @Sacto , I would love to see a run of 25’s. The ultimate small...
  5. Leslie Tomville

    Lets talk GEC!

    A few of my favorite GEC’s including the whittler en route to Finland for @Will Power . I wish I could have delivered it personally! Dittos on the trend of lengthy multi-quotes Will ! They can be tiresome. A few people pull it off very well like GT and Jeff, but most are not interesting...
  6. Leslie Tomville

    What "Traditional Knife" are ya totin' today?

    I wouldn’t mind sailing off today on an adventure. In fact, I need one.
  7. Leslie Tomville

    The unofficial, non binding, carries no weight, 2021 forum knife possibility discussion thread

    @Camillus Goodness knows we wouldn’t want anything desirable or rare or highly sought after! And wouldn’t it be horrible to be swamped with TC Barlows or, God forbid, Beer Scouts?! Yes, let’s stick with a subtle variation on a handle and not too risky please. Good grief! I am sure Bill...
  8. Leslie Tomville

    The unofficial, non binding, carries no weight, 2021 forum knife possibility discussion thread

    Oh my Lord! I have never seen a light Soupbone Andrew @NewBlades16 . They are all very rich and dark. I am sure Charlie can make sure they dye ours the same way. They do vary in the amount of character marks, but even there they all look great. We do know that undyed bone is going to...
  9. Leslie Tomville

    The unofficial, non binding, carries no weight, 2021 forum knife possibility discussion thread

    @Mass1632 , to answer your question, this is Red Soup Bone; photos borrowed from the internet. It is bone with character marks dyed a deep rich red. Charlie @waynorth made it famous by using it on one of his Barlows. I believe it has only been produced once. It is reminiscent of the...
  10. Leslie Tomville

    Way north 93 Ebony.......sold

    Haha! I’ll step out of the way! Good luck guys. Withdrawn
  11. Leslie Tomville

    What "Traditional Knife" are ya totin' today?

    Ed @Modoc ED , I am never going to put this one on the roof of a shed, but this mammoth tusk was buried in the ground for a very long time! Thank you @Un-Chained . This is a hard knife to photograph. I would love to see what @JJ Cahill would do with it. Love that red bone Case Barlow JJ...
  12. Leslie Tomville

    What "Traditional Knife" are ya totin' today?

    I do not know what more can be said about GEC. They are in a class by themselves. Who else can make knives like this today; a true two spring wedge whittler with gorgeous peach seed jigging and beautifully fluted bolsters?! Who else even tries? We are lucky to have them around. One month...
  13. Leslie Tomville

    What "Traditional Knife" are ya totin' today?

    Seems like we are all totin’ Red Bone today!
  14. Leslie Tomville

    Let's see your Case knives, old to new.

    I read that Case became fully aware of collectors in the 1950’s. The book referenced a 1948 Case employee newsletter which “joked” about some people buying Case knives but never using them for some strange reason. I am glad someone took care of these two XX era knives for me! I prefer knives...
  15. Leslie Tomville

    The unofficial, non binding, carries no weight, 2021 forum knife possibility discussion thread

    @L.H.S writes at post #1385. “...Bill seemed surprised to hear I knew about the mockup and up in the air about the knife...so not sure what to make of that.” Well, it might mean that Bill Howard could be having regrets about making our knife. This kind of annoyance is probably one of the...
  16. Leslie Tomville

    What "Traditional Knife" are ya totin' today?

    @Sacto , well my friend, you would think that I would have a Catahoula Hound given the fact that they were developed here in Louisiana and are our official state dog. However, they are far too high octane for me! Take a look at the intensity of the dog in the bottom photo I borrowed from the...
  17. Leslie Tomville

    Let's see your Case knives, old to new.

    Case has always had tremendous jigging, from the earliest days to the present. I wish they would loan their jigging device, whatever it is, to GEC every once in a while! Beautiful display of classic Case knives Charlie @waynorth . I wish I could see your collection in real life. Each one...
  18. Leslie Tomville

    What "Traditional Knife" are ya totin' today?

    Enjoying the morning doing a little maintenance work on some knives with my buddy keeping a close eye on things. It is a gorgeous day, and I hope all of you have a good one!
  19. Leslie Tomville

    The unofficial, non binding, carries no weight, 2021 forum knife possibility discussion thread

    Lots of great suggestions being made and no bad choices really. However, this is a rare opportunity to shoot for the moon. Two of the most beautiful covers ever made by GEC are Sawcut Dark Chestnut and Red Soupbone. Knives with these covers are almost impossible to find, and, when you do...
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