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Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by waverave, Aug 20, 2019.
Really looking forward to see how these will wear over time. If its as stabilized as I think it is should be pretty resilient unlike the 77 in ebony I have. The wood has quite the carry marks.
Did you end up ordering one? Teak or pine if you did?
when i asked about the price on facebook i thought it was a bit hefty. however someone was offering to trade theirs for a bladeforums 86 which I am seriously considering.
Should be here Monday! I chose teak for these characteristics, " Teak wood has a leather-like smell when it is freshly milled and is particularly valued for its durability and water resistance. The wood is used for boat building, exterior construction, veneer, furniture, carving, turnings, and other small wood projects."
All 3 of the Lone Star’s
Holy crap! ^^^^^
The Lexington CV-16 is docked at Corpus Christi. Its worth visiting if in the area. I took a quick tour several years ago. Its smaller than I expected for an aircraft carrier.
I wonder if the folks operating the ship tours know that parts of it is being made into knives
The certificate above is signed by the director of operations and exhibits from the Lexington, So I think all is legit.
I got really lucky on the run of 86’s getting all the ones I was really interested in, I missed a couple that I might be looking for later and sold one, that I will probably try to get again later and if the price is good. But, all in all I’m pretty happy with what I got. It usually doesn’t go down like this for me though, either I get to them too late to buy or the knife fund isn’t what it needs to be at the time.
Facetiousness doesn't always come across on the interwebs
My Lone Star Battleship 86 finally arrived today. Wow! What a knife! I opted for the teak. Also an 86 family photo.
Man, I cannot WAIT for my Lone Star #86 to get here. Mine is the Pine I believe. Absolutely gorgeous knives.
This is something special, not only for the story behind it, it’s tie in with history, and the fact that it in some ways benefits veterans, but this knife is gorgeous and has one of the best overall finish and feels of any GEC I’ve come across. I feel very fortunate to have one and it is without doubt in the family until I’m gone, well done Lone Star and GEC.
Absolutely stunning. There's really no other word for it.
Wow just noticed the shield on both sides! The grain, the blade, shields everything goes together fantastically on that one. Congrats
Back in the pocket today, bit more light on the subject.
these keep popping up for trade for a bladeforums 86 but there so many variations in that damascus