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#78 American Jack

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by filedog, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Great group of #78s. Somebody's going to ask, so... Which is your favorite?
  2. ArchiveMoto

    ArchiveMoto Gold Member Basic Member Gold Member

    Dec 6, 2017
    Thanks John, 3 have just arrived so they haven't had any pocket time. The Ironwood was a longtime coming and it is on me today, though it definitely needs flushed as it is NIT for the moment and the action is pretty garbage. Of all of them I like the feel of the cocobolo the most, it has the best action out of mine, but the Ebony and Blue Bone just knock it out of the park. Most days I have a 78 or a TC in my watch pocket so I don't know if I have just one that I'd keep over the rest. The stag, micarta, and acrylic have been my least favorite, at this point I've owned them all except the Elderberry (because its purple) but I let those go, though now I'm thinking I should scoop them back up if the price is right.
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  3. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
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  4. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    Nice collection @ArchiveMoto ! I really love that ironwood 78. Whew!
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  5. singin50

    singin50 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2012
    ArchiveMoto has one of the finest collections of 78s I’ve ever seen!!:cool::thumbsup::thumbsup:
  6. ddavis

    ddavis Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 17, 2018
    I've been lurking on this thread since the beginning, I think it's time I finally contribute.
    This has been in my pocket every single day since New Years Eve.
  7. UseitorLoseit

    UseitorLoseit Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 3, 2016
    The 78 pattern is excellent.

  8. redsparrow

    redsparrow Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 3, 2014
    Welcome ddavis!! Nice contribution, 8 months of carry has made your American Jack better than new!
  9. ddavis

    ddavis Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 17, 2018
    Thanks for the welcome! I've really been enjoying BladeForums for the past few months.
    Here is the 78 on the first day of carry, fresh out of the tube.
    My 2 year old ran in just after I took this picture, so I quickly grabbed the knife off the floor and closed it too fast and got a little bite. Figures the first thing this knife cut was my finger. We've had a respectful relationship since.

    Contrasts well with John Deere green.
    The bone had always been a bit more ivory than white in color, but it is warming up even more with use.
  10. Easyrider

    Easyrider Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2000
    That is turning a nice cream color!

    The 78 may be one of the best patterns to come out of GEC.
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  11. Easyrider

    Easyrider Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2000
    That bone cover is is turning a nice creamy color.

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