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2018 BF Traditional Knife

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by eisman, Apr 8, 2018.

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  1. eisman

    eisman Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 9, 2009
    Okay, It's April, and I'm tired of waiting for Ted to start this thread...

    Is there going to be a 2018 Forum Knife?

    I talked with Charlie this weekend, and he's kind of surprised no one's brought this up in the last couple months, but acknowledged that if we're to get anything this year it needs to get started pretty quick.

    Since Queen's gone, and Canal Street too, that pretty much leaves GEC or possibly Northwoods as the makers of choice. (Case apparently doesn't want to play.) I'm not sure if we'll have any chance of making major choices on what's available or could be, but I think it's time we ask if we're willing to continue this tradition or let it die.

    Myself, I'd like to see a forum knife. I'd prefer it to be a way to bring back an old pattern that's fairly uncommon. I'd hope that it would be fairly unique even in a more common pattern. But still, I'd rather have a "BF Knife for 2018" than not have one.

    So, to start the ball rolling, I'll offer up these:

    A GEC Pattern, hard to come by, but probably more trouble than it's worth:


    And this old Remington pattern, even harder to find, but man would I carry the heck out of a modern one of these:

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  2. Planterz

    Planterz Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2004
    92 Eureka. Either 2 blade or single blade with spear point. Threaded bolster, bare end. Desert ironwood or muslin micarta.


    74 pattern zulu spear.

    That Remington Norfolk does look nice too.
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  3. Fox79

    Fox79 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2017
    Thanks for posting this thread. I was wondering when this would come up too. I am a fairly new member and missed out on the 2017 forum knife.

    I like the old Remington you posted.

    I wonder if GEC would do a whittler or half whittler for us?

    For cover options maybe a jigged bone or exotic wood would be cool.
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  4. FSUwelder1212


    Feb 12, 2018
    Ooh I second the 74 pattern Zulu!
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  5. Txjohn

    Txjohn Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 24, 2013
    NirreBosse, neal70, ISKRA and 6 others like this.
  6. Jak3

    Jak3 Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 6, 2016
    Stockman or
    Coffin jack knife
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  7. mrknife

    mrknife Gold Member Gold Member

    May 9, 2010
    the annual forum knife does require a lot of work to put together, I commend Charlie and the rest of them for all their efforts. coke bottle maybe?
  8. Camillus

    Camillus Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 3, 2015
    What about the #35 stockman we have been asking about for a while?
    GunGraber, neal70, ISKRA and 7 others like this.
  9. pmek5

    pmek5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 27, 2007
    Small Stockmam (3-3 1/4”) would be fantastic.
    neal70, Will Power, Wurrwulf and 6 others like this.
  10. oldtymer

    oldtymer Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    33 Conductor 2 blades Desert Ironwood or Cocobolo no bail
    neal70, Shurke, Travman and 3 others like this.
  11. Riz!

    Riz! Gold Member Gold Member

    May 5, 2014
    An extra large gunstock! Single clip blade. I love those
    T. Erdelyi, neal70, Invoice and 3 others like this.
  12. rswanson

    rswanson Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2011
    I'd love to see a serpentine large stockman in a lamber jigged bone. Is the GEC pattern the 82? Clip, sheepsfoot and???

    I guess the ultimate would be a camp knife but I think that might require more work to tool up for GEC to get this out in time?
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  13. BigJim2x

    BigJim2x Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 22, 2016
    How about an acorn GEC in 440c stainless? Open for pattern.
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  14. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    If GEC is the only option it will probably need to be a pattern they’re planning on this year or early next, right?
    neal70, MCar, Ratbert and 5 others like this.
  15. Cutfinger

    Cutfinger Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 3, 2017
    Yeah, a coffin Jack, say 3 5/8" - 3 7/8" long.
    Spear and pen of course. (7 to 8 pulls)
    That would get me buyin' a knife I don't need. :eek:

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  16. kvaughn

    kvaughn Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    A single spring improved muskrat.--KV
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  17. Gevonovich

    Gevonovich Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2011
    A Sowbelly single spring with clip and small wharncliffe or lambsfoot or sheepsfoot
  18. Dadpool

    Dadpool Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    I'll throw in a minority vote -- I think -- for a 2018 Porch knife in stainless, rather than 1095. :thumbsup:

    My stainless Canal Street 2015 Double-Ended Serpentine Jack remains a personal favorite -- not solely because it's stainless (it also packs my two favorite blade shapes into a handle that's large enough for my hands, among other features), but it's a factor! :D

    My second preference would be for non-bone or -horn cover options, such as wood and micarta, to be available.

    And while I'm wishing, I would love to see a cattle knife with a clip/spear main, sheepsfoot, and punch. Put that in stainless with micarta covers and . . . well, I don't know what I'd do! :eek: Wait, no, I do know -- I'd order one! :D:D:D
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  19. joeradza

    joeradza Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    This is what I understand.
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  20. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    If that's so, the BF knife probably needs to be another 15 or a 44 gunstock. Has there ever been a BF gunstock? That'd be pretty cool if not, right?
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