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)
  2. Bocote

    6 vote(s)
  3. Bloodwood

    30 vote(s)
  4. Ebony

    6 vote(s)
  5. Kingwood

    2 vote(s)
  6. Jobillo

    5 vote(s)
  7. Desert Ironwood

    149 vote(s)
  8. Osage Orange

    17 vote(s)
  9. Cocobolo

    2 vote(s)
  10. Che Chen

    1 vote(s)
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  1. stevekolt

    stevekolt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2007
    Voted for Desert Ironwood...
  2. cigarrodog

    cigarrodog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 18, 2014
  3. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
  4. cigarrodog

    cigarrodog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 18, 2014
    @waverave Bless you Darren. For my money, only @waynorth Charlie could design this one better.
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  5. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    That blood wood mock-up just pops out at me. Looks great.
  6. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Ebony is best.

    After ivory, of course.
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  7. Spencergarden


    May 28, 2016
    Those mockups are great, thanks. I'm gonna stick with my Desert Ironwood vote for now, but Bloodwood and Chechen are also very appealing to me.

    Just to repeat incase some folks missed it (because I posted it on page 2, which is eons ago for these polling threads), the list of woods that aren't listed as restricted or threatened by CITES or the IUCN are: Bocote, Bloodwood, Jobillo, Osage Orange, Chechen, and Desert Ironwood.
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  8. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    I could be wrong, but didn't they scale the crest shield down for the recent Pembertons?
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  9. ddavis

    ddavis Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 17, 2018
    Being a wood-o-phile, aspiring carpenter, and knife nut, I am just loving this thread!
    Had it in my mind since reading "the captain's knife" that I'd vote for ebony or African Blackwood but gonna go for bloodwood. Seems to develop character as it ages and an all black knife generally stays all black.
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  10. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    Bigger banner shield in different locations...
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  11. KingMC

    KingMC The Pun-isher Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Desert Ironwood is my current choice, I think bloodwood and AB are both excellent choices and Osage is a great lighter option but there's something about that Ironwood that calls to me.
  12. Duvel


    Feb 3, 2016
    That is the “Gun Scout”. It was an SFO by Gunstock Jack that was based on the Beer Scout Knife.
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  13. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    Asooming the Ebonites change their votes to Blackwood ...Bloodwood is still ahead.
    and postulating that all the non Ebonites ...the Jobillers,Osagians,etc will change to Bloodwood to avoid Blackwood...
    That gives Bloodwood an incredible lead of 69 extra this stage...very early days yet though.
  14. Camillus

    Camillus Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 3, 2015
    Don’t sweat it Meako, all those people voting bloodwood simply need to see a few select photos to inform a better choice.

    Fortunately, if it’s bloodwood v the rest we have any easy task ahead

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  15. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    Bloodwood looks good but African Blackwood looks better. AB got my vote.
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  16. abbydaddy

    abbydaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2014
    looks like my hopes for jobillo are not likely to bear fruit.

    Edited to add: Jobillo is clearly not getting a lot of love, even though it seems to get a lot of people saying they like it. I hope it has a big come from behind moment here. It really is a good look for a working knife.

    In the event that no miracle occurs, I am glad to see that Ironwood is making a decent showing, because that is my fallback position.
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2019
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  17. bbk357

    bbk357 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2018
    Thank you. Wow I love that.
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  18. bbk357

    bbk357 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2018
  19. biomed

    biomed Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 30, 2015
    Desert ironwood was my choice, but was swayed by the beauty of bloodwood.
  20. fishface5

    fishface5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 3, 2001
    Waverave's help has really been fantastic in this process. It has helped me move from ebony to a brown wood. I think we should chip in to buy him one of the knives that eventually result! I'll lead that charge later
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