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I have a dilemma

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by arjung, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Snakewood

    0 vote(s)
  2. Black Lip Pearl

    0 vote(s)
  1. arjung


    Oct 10, 2009
    Two very sexy GEC's but only one can come home with me. Can you help decide? These are the slim jack





    black lip pearl

    Here is a better image of a GEC with black lip pearl. Can anyone tell me more about this material? I have never seen it before today?

  2. MoreToasties


    Jan 13, 2010
    Get both and give me the one you don't want!

    Not that I've ever suggested this before....:)

    Who are you, anyways?
  3. arjung


    Oct 10, 2009
    Would love to man, would love to

    But unfortunately only one can come home tonight.

    Just a background as to what I have.

    -1 GEC Serpentine jack with Ebony wood
    -1 Northwoods Gunstock with Italian Jigged bone

    no acrylics yet..... Is this stuff expensive to make?
  4. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    The snakewood is gorgeous, but I voted for the black lip pearl. It just seems to be a perfect match for this gentlemanly slim single blade trapper.

    Their black lip is what they call "looking glass pearl," where they take a thin slice of real pearl and then cover it with acrylic.
    Makes them tougher and keeps the cost down because they use much less pearl, but still has a great look.
  5. Seals


    Oct 12, 2007
    Black lip is rare and gorgeous.Nothing is prettier imo.A set 3" long is very hard to find and very expensive.
  6. arjung


    Oct 10, 2009
  7. neeman

    neeman Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 5, 2007
    black lip pearl

    What was the question?
  8. Core Knife Co.

    Core Knife Co.

    Apr 8, 2009
    After looking at Rick's thread I too want to run out and buy a black lip. I'm just thinking, but I don't think it would be too risky to go out on a limb and say these knife dealers could sell a lot more knives if they hired some of the photographers from here.

  9. 338375


    Nov 4, 2006
    I would be all over that Black lip Pearl...

    It is really cool looking, and I can only imagine it looks even better in person
  10. LKJW


    Nov 21, 2010
    Not trying to be contrary, but I like the wood.
  11. zerogee


    Nov 10, 2001
    Yep, the snakewood for me too.
  12. mnblade


    Feb 7, 2000
    Snakewood looks great and will be more durable over the long haul. (I'm assuming you'll use the knife, not just set 'er on a shelf.)

    -- Mark
  13. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Snakewood is elegant, i'd opt for that.
  14. moonman


    Oct 30, 2005
  15. DITCH


    Apr 9, 2002
    I have a #48 in snakewood-a beaut!

    Really liking that Cattle Baron, too......
  16. Pipeman


    Dec 2, 2004
    I collect pearl whittlers and I love them. Not sure about the coated acrylic pearl but IF you drop a pearl knife it usually cracks. ;-((


  17. biglmbass


    Jan 26, 2005
    That particular snakewood is fantasatic and it got my vote, however now that I've seen Rick's pics and post, I not sure I could easily decide. Thus I'd skrimp & save & get 'em both.
  18. biglmbass


    Jan 26, 2005
    I do wonder though, if the top layer of acrylic will easily scratch and swirl with pocket carry and get cloudy over time. Anyone know?
  19. GRIM 62

    GRIM 62

    Mar 29, 2009
    If it's going to be a user,I'd opt for the Snakewood.For a safe queen,I'd go pearl.I voted snakewood.
  20. arjung


    Oct 10, 2009
    I am a user, no safe queens for me. They only have one snakewood and 5 pearl.

    I think I'll opt for the snakewood atm.

    EDIT: Yep just purchased the snakewood

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