BF2020 Knife from Maniago Poll

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by knifeswapper, Jul 20, 2020.

Frame / Blade Options

Poll closed Jul 23, 2020.
  1. Barlow (Clip, Spear, Sheepfoot) 3 3/4"

    109 vote(s)
  2. Swayback Wharncliffe 3 5/8"

    117 vote(s)
  3. Sowbelly Clip 4"

    68 vote(s)
  4. Bolus (Clip, Spear, Drop Point) 3 13/16"

    27 vote(s)
  5. Swinguard Spear 4"

    28 vote(s)
  6. Gunstock Clip 3 1/2"

    64 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
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  1. Onearmbladenut


    Jul 19, 2018
    "Made in Italy !" If the scales selection is spot on . I am in. I wish I had a knife in "Ram's Horn". OOOps , I just read that horn is bad for humidity "South Carolina" . I guess I will prefer European Walnut.
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2020
  2. Sacto

    Sacto Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 27, 2017
    Thanks for taking this on, Mike. I’m glad to see that something might still happen this year. I think the wharncliffe swayback looks great. If we go with rams horn it would be cool to get one with a colored liner so you get some of the color through the scale like horsewright has done on some of his knives. That’s probably not an option and probably adds quite a bit to the expense, but still cool.
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  3. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    Since I’ve already own a sowbelly, I voted for it.
  4. Scott J.

    Scott J. Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 8, 2019
    That's funny. For me since I already own the swayback I voted for the sowbelly.
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  5. L.H.S


    Jan 1, 2013
    I voted for the swing guard. Your design you posted on Facebook looked incredible.

    I'm 0% surprised that a barlow is the front runner. I just think it'd be cool to do something different.
  6. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    Don't get me wrong, I’m not going to frown on whichever knife is selected. The one I have now wears carbon fiber covers. One in a traditional wood would be sweet.
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  7. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    I say this with tongue-in-cheek but I'm irritated that you compelled me to get on Facebook and look for that particular post... Gave up that place for the most part.

    I will let Mike share his design here if he wishes but I'll just say the swing guard concept is... Interesting. I'm not sure it's my cup of tea but I'd certainly be interested in seeing what the end result ends up being.
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  8. Camillus

    Camillus Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 3, 2015
    @knifeswapper I am interested to know what options there are in terms of blade marking or stamp. I recall an issue with harder steels and tang stamps, which may prevent one from being applied?
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  9. Fixall

    Fixall Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2018
    First, I just want to echo everyone else's sentiments and say thank you Mike. It's no small feat to make these forum knives happen and I can't imagine the headache involved. I really didn't think there was much of a chance of the 2020 knife happening this year, so this thread was a wonderful surprise to wake up to. :)

    I voted for the Swayback Wharncliffe and the Barlow, although I would much prefer the Swayback. I think a nice natural wood or jigged bone would be fantastic.
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  10. Reaper AL

    Reaper AL Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 28, 2019
    Mike: thanks for offering to take on the forum knife. I will be in no matter which way the vote goes. my vote is either a sow belly or a barlow spearpoint. the Ramshorn is a nice cover
  11. Will Power

    Will Power Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Excitement building, so is momentum :thumbsup::cool:
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  12. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    I am imagining a half sunk dinghy crowded with a desperate remnant crew , half starved and bereft of all hope when out of the sea mist a foghorn blasts .The ragged dehydrated sailors can barely open their eyes and shade them with sunburnt hands from the brilliant searchlight shining from the bridge of the luxury James Bond Villian type yacht that wallows lazily alongside the splintered, halfsunk lifeboat....its torn makeshift sail flapping hopelessly
    An heroic voice calls out through a megaphone asking if they need assistance...the sun breaks the clouds as a line is thrown attached to one if those lifesaver shaped life savers... the name of the undauntable vessel emblazoned on it.. ....MV KnifeSwapper.
  13. Old Hunter

    Old Hunter Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    Very exciting! Thank you Mike. OH
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  14. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    I assume that the BF logo will have to be etched and not stamped.
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  15. knifeswapper

    knifeswapper Knife Peddler Dealer / Materials Provider

    Sep 3, 2004
    Here are some preliminary mockups of the swinguard and gunstock.

    SwingO.jpg SwingC.jpg Gunstock.jpg
  16. Haegar


    Apr 28, 2020
    Good idea even if I personally don’t care for the swinguard.
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  17. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Okay, that swing guard is very interesting.
    It's a love it or hate it knife, which I kind of find to be alluring.
    Definitely would make the 2020 Forum Knife a lot different and I think I like that.
    Too bad I already voted before seeing the mock-up.
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  18. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    One thing I like about not being able to change our vote is that people will not be able to play games with the polls, changing their votes at the last second.
  19. Barbarosa99

    Barbarosa99 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 23, 2009
    I voted for the swayback, how do we get on a list or pay a deposit?
  20. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    I agree. :cool::thumbsup:
    My vote is losing, but I like the two that are winning.
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