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Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by rockgolfer, Jun 23, 2013.
I love my 48 improved trapper. Plus it has fat stag.
Wharncliffe + Fat stag =
Still just eyeballing this photo. That calico bone Tidioute is PERFECT. Loving the one at the bottom, too. Which one is that? I hope whatever they make in September is like any of these fine specimens.
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The one at the bottom is black & white buffalo horn.
I suspect the ones we get over the next month or so will be just as nice as these - at least as far as fit & finish is concerned.
To my eye, the Eureka Jack is the perfect marriage of toughness and elegance.
Guess I gotta pick a new name
So just some late night thoughts laying here in bed...
But I think they should consider making a Tuxedo knife. A super slim, elegant 3-3 1/2" pen knife, with long bolsters. They could call it the Bowtie, and it would be pattern #07 (for 007.) And of course they would HAVE to make a cover option of ebony, and mother of pearl as well.
Oh man... getting steamy here...
50 shades of patina.
I know I keep showing the same few knives over and over, but this #668214 calf roper slim comes very close.
Super slim - check
Elegant - check
3 1/2 frame - check
Pen knife - check
Ebony - check
I bought it just because I found an OK deal on local market, but boy am I surprised how much I like it! The classiest looking and feeling knife I own. GEC or not.
Absolutely my favorite blade, handles 99% of the tasks I use a knife for. I’ll go so far as to say I have never needed a spear of a clip.
It's not much of a case study in knife safety - but I will admit that the first time I get cut using this method I will stop. And I have castrated countless bulls, skinned countless raccoons, peeled countless apples (with the same knife if that is also a safety concern). But I can guarantee that there is no KSB (Knife Safety Board) approved method of opening a blade which has caused less cuts to my finger than this one. And I would also wager that I am in the upper percentile of actual knives opened during the first 51 years of life. But I do agree that there are those in which adapting a method which uses the keen senses of a redneck country boy might not be safe
You eat raccoon?
A few generations back, raccoon was on the menu for many Ohioans.
I made this video mainly to show how my Whaler had loosened up, but it also demonstrates that even a knife with a strong action can be opened with the thumb. This couldn’t be done when the knife was new. It is good to be able to close a knife one handed when you are working and the other hand is busy holding something.
And this knife is reasonably sharp too.
I naturally open and close a knife just like knifeswapper does and it doesnt matter how sharp it is as long as your thumb doesnt slide on the blade edge. There is however one of my knives that I dont open like that after I sharpened it and that is the #23....dont mess around with that one.
I bet you’re right. Prob easiest dinner to hunt! Took me 2 hours to get this guy out of my garage when I was smoking jerky late at night last week.
Boy that sure is purtty. And checks all the marks. But I was thinking something more along these lines (not my photos)
Something extremely skinny, with that distinctive bowtie shape.
I've used this method a few times myself...to close the knife.
I think that’s the problem- I used your country boy knife opening method and accidentally castrated a bull, skinned a raccoon and peeled an apple.
That becomes a real problem when the bull belongs to your neighbor ...
Very nice Ryan! Looking forward to see you and your very well behaved kids soon!