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Attention 2019 Forum Knife : Poll - Smooth Wood

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

Smooth Wood

Poll closed Mar 14, 2019.
  1. African Blackwood

    152 vote(s)
    41.1%
  2. Bocote

    6 vote(s)
    1.6%
  3. Bloodwood

    30 vote(s)
    8.1%
  4. Ebony

    6 vote(s)
    1.6%
  5. Kingwood

    2 vote(s)
    0.5%
  6. Jobillo

    5 vote(s)
    1.4%
  7. Desert Ironwood

    149 vote(s)
    40.3%
  8. Osage Orange

    17 vote(s)
    4.6%
  9. Cocobolo

    2 vote(s)
    0.5%
  10. Che Chen

    1 vote(s)
    0.3%
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  1. Ernie1980

    Ernie1980 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2012
    Can we have some more pictures of brushed bolsters with ironwood next to AB polished for comparison sake? My only ironwood sample is on a modern knife and I would love to see some more pics like Angie posted.
     
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  2. mitch4ging

    mitch4ging Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2015
    Actually, I also like the brushed hardware on the Ironwood, gives it a rustic, rugged, ready to use look! Rattlesnake come out of his hole to bite ya,...no worries, just pull out Mr. Ironwood!
    And having said that, hmmm, a Rattlesnake Shield!! :eek::D:thumbsup:.

    But I also think the polished looks better on the Blackwood. So if you're going to a social, and need a matching 4" knife with Shiny tails...Blackwood it is.

    I'm in Levi's all day, sweats at night, so I love the comfort of the Ironwood w/ brushed finish.:cool::thumbsup:
     
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  3. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Chestnut 99 with brushed bolsters. Note the striations (brush strokes) and the dark spots just above the kick on the bolster, where it just rubbed a little. It looks stained and dull.

    Chestnut99open.jpg

    Ironwood 14 brushed. Not marred yet, but the brushed bolsters make the whole knife look drab, even though it has exceptional ironwood.

    Ironwood14open.jpg

    Blackwood 72 with polished bolster that just makes this knife POP . . . . simply gorgeous!!

    [​IMG]
     
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  4. DelOro

    DelOro Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2016
    @Ernie1980

    I'll snap a few new pics tonight and post them for you.

    My Ironwood Whaler is mainly used as a cigar cutter (Xikar who? ;)) and conversation piece.

    Several friends handle/use it weekly to cut their cigars.

    As opposed to wiping a few fingerprints, I have to use sandpaper to maintain the brushed finish (PITA too!).

    Does the cigar care if the bolsters are satin or polished? Probably not! :p

    - Del

    [​IMG]
     
  5. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    To me, this just says, "traditional".
    [​IMG]
     
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  6. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    :)
     
  7. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    HOLY COW that #14 in IRONWOOD looks amazing how can you say that looks "drab"?\

    That's why this HOBBY is awesome. Everyone has their preferences and reason to why they like certain things on certain knives.
     
  8. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    No doubt polished works better. On either knife.
     
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  9. Signalprick

    Signalprick Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 3, 2009
    I'll take the 72!!! Oh wait.....this isn't a sale thread. :oops:
     
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  10. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    I wouldn't be spitting on that 14 either. Great swirling pattern on that one!
     
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  11. Jsega51

    Jsega51 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
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  12. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    Ebony or African Black Wood? I cant tell the difference! :p

    JUST KIDDING, that's an awesome knife!!!
     
  13. Jsega51

    Jsega51 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    @tmd_87 It’s actually the same knife Jeff posted. I bought it on the exchange in a lucky strike. :thumbsup:
     
  14. jstrange

    jstrange

    Mar 31, 2012
    I kinda like it myself, as long as the blade is of a similar polish. I don’t think a shiny blade would look good with brushed bolster.
     
  15. jstrange

    jstrange

    Mar 31, 2012
    So are the iron wood people going to all change over to blood wood or the other way around? Either way it would knock off the AB and bring back a lighter cooler. Oh the drama...
     
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  16. H2O2HI

    H2O2HI Gold Member Gold Member

    168
    Jul 23, 2016
    No way would I try to virtue signal anyone on the porch by saying the words: “endangered knife handle material”, “endangered knife handle material”, “endangered knife handle material”, “endangered knife handle material”, “endangered knife handle material”, “endangered knife handle material”, “endangered knife handle material”, “endangered knife handle material”, “endangered knife handle material”, “endangered knife handle material”.

    There, that felt good.
     
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  17. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    ....yawn...
     
    meako, Ramrodmb, bbk357 and 5 others like this.
  18. ron_m80

    ron_m80 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 1, 2009
  19. Foghorn Leghorn Fan

    Foghorn Leghorn Fan Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    643
    Jul 27, 2011
    I had picked Bloodwood but as that is is not fairing well and with Blackwood and Ironwood running neck and neck I was torn on which to change to.

    Blackwood it is.
     
    Will Power, hamsco, JohnDF and 4 others like this.
  20. Signalprick

    Signalprick Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 3, 2009
    I don't want to speak for everybody, but I'm gonna speak for everybody.......
    no-one-cares-about-hollywood.jpg
     
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