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. Sacto

    Sacto Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 27, 2017
    I voted bomb since the get go. I’m glad to see it make a comeback. I think it will look great on this knife with either of the front-runner woods. And we won’t need another poll to decide which way to put it (I hope).
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  2. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    Reverse bomb!
  3. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Looking for the tar and feathers....
  4. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    Reverse BOMB...:p
  5. Ajd3530


    Jan 20, 2017
    Wholeheartedly agree. Also, 2nd picture, 1st & 3rd. That bowtie looks pretty darn good too.
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  6. mitch4ging

    mitch4ging Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2015
    I thought the Bomb was on the endangered CITIES list, and can no longer be imported!
    Change your vote to GUITAR now, before it's too late!!

    Besides, what would BEST represent The Porch? A violent, unfriendly BOMB?
    Or....a Guitar being gently strummed on, you guessed it, a PORCH!
    Andy couldn't have been wrong!
    120703022245-andy-griffith-02-horizontal-gallery.jpg :D:thumbsup:
  7. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    I'm kinda disappointed we didn't get a Bow-Tie option.
    Maybe folks were picturing this:
    But I think it would have been more like this:
  8. Buzzbait


    Feb 25, 2001
    With blackwood or ebony, we could have had this:

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  9. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    No bad choices here, except that Guitar....:eek:;)

    Bomb could be more interesting placed vertically between the liners? :D
  10. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    We aint need no darn foreign bowties, English or Scottish on our Moonshiner:D

    We could have a suspender shield though....:cool:;)
  11. Buzzbait


    Feb 25, 2001
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  12. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    How 'bout a bullet, like Barney kept in his pocket? ;)
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  13. mykel m

    mykel m Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Since my preferred choices weren't included in the polling I switched to Da Bomb yesterday.
    The Federal would have been nice, but that Orleans was just too blingy for my taste.

    Go Team!
  14. urbantrapper


    Dec 13, 2018
    Ok, I was on the orleans train but the herd mentality is kicking in. Lets make a deal. Ill change it to bomb if you change from ironwood to blackwood.
  15. Travman

    Travman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2016
    I’m not sure, but I think I was the first to suggest a reverse Orleans shield so I definitely have a strong interest in this choice. It would be a first for a GEC knife and that is important for a BF knife. Whenever possible we should keep it very traditional, but try something new.

    I still think it looks gourgeous and it would look great on any of the woods we choose. Also, it sits perfectly between the pins.
  16. Elgatodeacero


    Jan 5, 2014
    i am starting to think double reverse bomb may be the ultimate
  17. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
  18. fishface5

    fishface5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 3, 2001
    RIP Orleans, would have been so cool, alas!
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  19. Amir Fleschwund

    Amir Fleschwund Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Powerful argument, my friend.
    The reality is that people who can play guitar are simply not in the majority.
    Narrow it down to those who can play guitar and actually read music, and they are even rarer.

    Still keeping my votes for Osage and guitar shield. I’m a stubborn coot.

    By the way, any Andy Griffith show featuring the Darlins (real band name~ the Dillards) is good teevee.

    All you non- guitar players, PLEASE pick a shield big enough for a jewelry engraver to do some embellishment!
  20. wintermute

    wintermute Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 18, 2007
    I like the bomb shield, I really do. But we have the opportunity to make this knife a little more unique and special by choosing the reverse orleans shield. The lines of that shield really flow well with the shape of the handle and we'd get to have a shield configuration that few, if any, knives had had in the past while still preserving the traditional character.
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