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2018 BF Knife Poll 5.2: Animal Handle Materials

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by skblades, May 17, 2018.

  1. Buffalo - $$

    25 vote(s)
  2. Elk - Grade A Natural Shed - $$

    135 vote(s)
  3. Ram Horn - $$

    128 vote(s)
  4. Jigged Bone - $$

    112 vote(s)
  5. Giraffe Bone - $$

    31 vote(s)
  6. Camel Bone - $$

    17 vote(s)
  7. Stag - $$$

    40 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. skblades

    skblades Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Dec 1, 2015
    You are in Poll 5.2: Animal Handle Materials

    If you are just joining, the knife that has been built thus far for the 2018 BF Knife is a 2 Bladed Buck 301, Clip and Sheepsfoot on opposite ends of the knife. Your blade steel is CPM-154 with a tang stamp and the bolsters are NICKEL SILVER. And it seems to be a lock that both blades will have FFG.

    Now that poll 5/8: Handle Materials has given us tons of input for handle choices, we've created 3 new polls. These polls will feature the following broad categories for handle materials:

    Poll 5.1: Wood - LINK HERE
    Poll 5.2: Animal
    Poll 5.3: Synthetic - LINK HERE

    These polls will run until 5/23. A Champion Material will emerge from each poll, a Wood Material Champion, an Animal Material Champion, and a Synthetic Material Champion. These Champions will face off in a Battle Royale, winner takes all bout.

    So, as always, battle it out and choose your champion. To add some spice into the mix, you will be given the ability to VOTE FOR 2 OPTIONS in each poll. After all, if you're choosing your champion, you may as well have 2 horses in the race!

    * I think it's fair to ask that if you have no interest in ordering a knife, please do not vote, but please do participate in the discussions!
    Last edited: May 17, 2018
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  2. Pomsbz


    Jul 31, 2015
    Aaargh that's a lot of wonderful choices! Will we vote on bone colour or pick and mix (might make the most sense)?
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  3. skblades

    skblades Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Dec 1, 2015
    Yes, that will have to be the plan for some of these. Especially since, for example, Camel Bone can be dyed.
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  4. Pomsbz


    Jul 31, 2015
    I have to say @skblades that your patience on what is an unpaid gig is really worthy of mention. My admiration Sir!
  5. Dadpool

    Dadpool Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    "Elk - Grade A Natural Shed" -- You have my axe. :D:thumbsup:
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  6. skblades

    skblades Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Dec 1, 2015
    I'm lost in the process now, no stopping for me until we reach the end. :eek::D:p:cool:
  7. HST

    HST Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 2, 2015
    Looking forward to fruition.
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  8. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    I second this.
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  9. AndreLinoge


    Nov 20, 2014
    Oooo.. camel bone..

    So if a bone wins, will we be polling on surface treatment? I imagine so..

    Nevermind.. I just noticed jigged is by itself, so I just assume the others will be smooth as they usually are. Sweet.
  10. MT_Pokt

    MT_Pokt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2014
    No obligation to vote for two materials in each of these polls.

    Think about it... If you really want Elk, and vote for Elk and Stag; they cancel one another out. Just sayin'...
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  11. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    Again, some great choices.
    • Elk was my first choice. I do not have anything clad in elk yet and the fact that it is sourced from the PNW is a big plus for me. It would be something else to have that in my pocket while I am in the woods hunting my own elk.
    • Ram Horn was my second choice. I've come to really love it on my Lion Steel Euro Barlow. It is rugged, beautiful, and unique and would be an exceptional cover choice for our forum knife.
    I really would be happy with any of these choices except for the camel and giraffe bone. The inconsistencies in the final color is a real turn off for me. I know some folks really like them and like their unique nature but if I am expecting a dark blue or red color in my covers and instead get a mottled baby blue or pink instead, you can imagine my disappointment.
  12. pjsjr

    pjsjr Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 2, 2005
    I believe that what goes around, comes around, so you, Stephen are in for a landslide of good karma. Preston
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  13. Shurke


    Feb 6, 2018
    I'll take anything in this category that isn't horn. Horn looks nice at first, but it doesn't wear or age particularly well. It gets gray, delaminates, and there's a good chance dermastid beetles will eventually find it and chew holes in it.

    I loved those red jigged bone covers posted somewhere in one of the previous threads. So I'll vote for jigged bone.
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  14. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    Jiggggged bone!
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  15. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Giraffe or Camel
  16. afishhunter


    Oct 21, 2014
    Buffalo and Rams Horn are my choices.
    My first/second choice of these two? ... I suppose the Rams Horn would be first, by a small margin, if only because "it has never been used on a forum knife" according to others in the other polls.
    I've never had a knife with either of these materials, so I'll be happy with either one, if selected.
  17. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    I guess if your favorite two are tied, then you can drop one. :) I love these polls where we can change votes. It's fun to watch the discussion reflected in the changing vote tallies.
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  18. jwb01

    jwb01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 6, 2016
    Stag & Elk. I’m good with anything on this list.
  19. Rookie82

    Rookie82 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 25, 2014
    This is the category I really like, any of these would be my first choice over wood or synthetic.
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  20. MT_Pokt

    MT_Pokt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2014
    Definitely! I've been wearing out the buttons....lol

    As to the "cancelling each other out", here's an example:
    If 10 people really want Ram and their second choice is Elk, and only 2 people want Elk but their second choice is bone; the poll would look like this:
    Ram: 10
    Elk: 12
    Bone: 2
    Elk would win even though only 2 people wanted Elk for their first choice.

    If those folks only voted for their primary choice it would look like this:
    Ram: 10
    Elk: 2

    I think it would be better if folks could only choose one, but could change as often as they like. However; if everyone liked something different as their first choice, but their second choice was all Ram, I'd be okay with that too...;)
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