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Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by pertinux, Jun 25, 2012.
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I just love my pioneer bone #25. I have a golden jigged bone as well, but this one takes the cake. I'm just in awe of the perfect example I received. It has a very antique look and feel to it. I'm so happy with both cover sides. I love the white transition to the bolster on the mark side, as well as the variation on the pile side. Everything just ties together so nice on this knife.
Northwoods Little Bay with blue denim micarta
Black Linen Little Bay
How big of a difference in pull between the NW and GEC Travman?
Here I sit while my Little Bay visits Jersey City. At least it looks like I should have a winner based on the great photos of the NW and GEC being posted!
Lucky enough to snag an Ironwood. I wonder what type of figuring we'll see across all the samples.
All of my new ones seem to have the typical stout #25 pull. They all felt good to me. I haven't really noticed a difference between the NW and GEC, but I'll pay close attention the next time I open them and see if there is any real differences.
Can anyone recommend someone to cut or modify the 25s to incorporate the easy open notch?
Thanks is advance!
Black Linen, incredible pull, love it! Better grow out that thumb nail if this is your edc!
I've done a couple EO mods. They are not difficult to do well. You can likely do it yourself with a little guidance. PM me (your inbox is full). I've done a couple 25s and a 77. For me, the trick is not to go too deep. On the 25, the sheep doesn't need an EO. It works well with a spear. This Northwoods clip? I can't picture how it will work with the clip point. I'd wait to see how it turns out for others before you jump in, but it's very tempting to try. The placement of the nick on those Little Bays is so far back that "nail breaker" may be literal. But...darn cool knives.
Oh my gosh, my Pioneer Bone 25 came on Friday, but we just got back from camping today, and it's exceptional. I'll try to get some pics tomorrow. If I don't, then please shame me so I'll do it the next day. This is a nice looking knife for those that like symmetry in their scales...
I think a "mini beer scout" on the 25 frame would rock. Add a little screwdriver/caplifter and a shackle with a clip blade.
Love the look of those 25 Little Bay clip points Travman. How do you rate the fit and finish and the size for an EDC and typical tasks? (PS I know that "typical tasks" can be hard to define ...). MJ.
Ha! Love this idea.
Thanks! I hope GEC uses it!
We have one example so far that I'm aware of. Check out post number 277 in the "Let's talk Northwoods" thread.
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The material is very attractive, but very few pieces will come close to fooling anyone on the ivory front even at a glance, let alone upon closer inspection. The wild variety in striations is fun, but definitely patterned-- uniquely so! Here's mine (thanks again, @Campbellclanman!!!!!):
Let's take a closer look:
Every set of covers is different; @L.H.S picked up one with a fascinating 'fish bone' effect spanning the width on one side. I wish I'd thought to take a picture, but still hope to see it here.
However, as I believe has been noted, the cover selection renders this particular iteration a "unicorn" indeed: the material, a cast acrylic, is simply not dense enough to withstand the hafting or even buffing processes well ("like trying to buff butter"), causing problems all along the way. Bill Howard says he's kicking himself for trying (again) at all with cast acrylic, but "this was just so darn pretty." Out of 250 pieces, with an intended 125 knives, only 91 slabs/45 knives survived the process as first-quality offerings.