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Attention 2019 Forum Knife : Poll - Shield

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by knifeswapper, Mar 8, 2019.


Poll closed Mar 14, 2019.
  1. Knife without shield

    26 vote(s)
  2. Knife with shield

    214 vote(s)
  3. --Custom shield

    13 vote(s)
  4. --Banner

    31 vote(s)
  5. --Bomb

    118 vote(s)
  6. --Diamond

    12 vote(s)
  7. --Orleans

    79 vote(s)
  8. --Propeller

    38 vote(s)
  9. -- Federal

    22 vote(s)
  10. -- Houndtooth

    14 vote(s)
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  1. knifeswapper

    knifeswapper Knife Peddler Dealer / Materials Provider

    Sep 3, 2004
    OK, this one will be a little tricky; so please read the instructions.

    Each person can select two options. But ONE OF THE OPTIONS MUST BE "With Shield" or "Without Shield". This way no single shield has to compete with no shield. Regardless of your choice on these, you can then vote on one of the shield options.

    Also, I can only have 10 options. Three of them are "With Shield", "Without Shield", and "Custom Shield". So, I will write in the other 7 over the next couple days. Just post your recommendation and if you get a couple folks to agree we will write it in. Banana and Star are out due to previous requirements. No shield will have a stamp and depending on the wood, these may be brushed.
    - I went ahead and filled in 3 I have seen mentioned more than once.

    Write-ins: Orleans x 3, Propeller x 4, Crown x 1, Guitar x 1, Bowtie x 2, Federal x 3, Oval x 1, Hounds Tooth x 3, Swell Bar x 2

    General questions should go back to the Core thread.

    Last edited: Mar 8, 2019
  2. N.E.Tim

    N.E.Tim Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 3, 2012
    Thank You for doing a great job.
    jbmonkey likes this.
  3. Railsplitter

    Railsplitter Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2010
    I'd like to recommend the Orleans shield but I'm going to hold off voting for a few days to see what we come up with for the write ins.
    rasta bomb likes this.
  4. knifeswapper

    knifeswapper Knife Peddler Dealer / Materials Provider

    Sep 3, 2004
    2 people voted for a future write in - at the last minute I will change it to hotdog.
    tstaut, btb01, Fox79 and 9 others like this.
  5. Signalprick

    Signalprick Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 3, 2009
    Bomb for me but I'd be happy with diamond or banner, in that order.
  6. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    BANNER .
    But I like Propeller too....
    rasta bomb likes this.
  7. Augie

    Augie Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 23, 2014
    I could change but I voted banner, this is going to be a large knife and I think it needs an appropriate size shield.
    biomed, Lostball and Will Power like this.
  8. redsparrow

    redsparrow Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2014
    I'd like to see a propeller shield, it's long time traditional, perfectly sized to be well balanced on this pattern and has the correct character for a hard working knife. It can be seen on African Blackwood in one of Darren's mock ups.

    Edit; found it [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2019
  9. wintermute

    wintermute Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 18, 2007
    REVERSE Orleans (thicker end towards the end of the handle). There was a mock-up somewhere but I can't seem to find it. It'd match the contour of the handle as well as give us something a little different than the usual.
    JohnDF, akaMatt and Railsplitter like this.
  10. biomed

    biomed Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 30, 2015
    Again, Mike, thank you for all of the work!
  11. Elgatodeacero

    Elgatodeacero Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2014
    the crown shield is the best looking and most unique!

    i cannot think of any GeC's that have had the crown shield..... there must be a few in the past?
    Ajd3530 likes this.
  12. Lostball

    Lostball Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2015
    My feelings also
  13. Travman

    Travman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2016
    Yes, I was going to suggest the reverse Orleans shield also. It would be a another unique aspect to this knife. Here is the example...

  14. Amir Fleschwund

    Amir Fleschwund Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    I don’t expect it to win, but how could I not tie my two favorite things together?

    Guitar shield!
    Behr95 and akaMatt like this.
  15. Amir Fleschwund

    Amir Fleschwund Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Whatever shield the mob selects, it would be cool if it has room for getting it engraved. Jeff, not Amir Fleschwund!
    meako likes this.
  16. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    Ok it will be a little overwhelming to post a mock-up for every wood choice along with every shield...in addition to brass/silver pins. I will try to use a different shield for each wood and use my best judgement. If you have a specific request please just let me know and I'll post it.
  17. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    I'll make sure to include an example in the mock-ups :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
  18. knifeswapper

    knifeswapper Knife Peddler Dealer / Materials Provider

    Sep 3, 2004
    Maybe just AB at this point; if something gets closer might expand.
    Ramrodmb and waverave like this.
  19. cbr1000


    Jan 31, 2013
    Unfortunately you can boot all the silver pins. Mike didn't specifically say no steel pins, but said the forum knife with have same pins as general run. Basically that means brass liners, pins, and nickel silver bolster :(
    GermanyChris and waverave like this.
  20. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    I have an updated version with the right bolsters and touched up shield...will post in a bit along with the others.
    redsparrow likes this.
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