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Official 2018 BF Knife: Poll 6/8: Long Pull vs. Nail Nick

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by skblades, May 15, 2018.

Long Pull vs Nail Nick Pairings

Poll closed May 22, 2018.
  1. Clip - Long Pull | Sheepsfoot - Long Pull

    155 vote(s)
  2. Clip - Long Pull | Sheepsfoot - Nail Nick

    140 vote(s)
  3. Clip - Nail Nick| Sheepsfoot - Long Pull

    4 vote(s)
  4. Clip - Nail Nick | Sheepsfoot - Nail Nick

    23 vote(s)
  1. skblades

    skblades Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Dec 1, 2015
    You are in Poll 6/8: Long Pull vs. Nail Nick

    Welcome to ROUND 2 of the polls for the 2018 Blade Forums Traditional Knife Build. So far you all have built a 2 Bladed Buck 301, Clip and Sheepsfoot on opposite ends of the knife. See photo below for example. Your blade steel is CPM-154 with a tang stamp and the bolsters are NICKEL SILVER.

    If you are unfamiliar with what has happened thus far, please visit the links below to see what happened in Round 1 of voting.


    Here we begin Round 2.

    Once the final knife is chosen, we'll get into logistics for pre-orders, shipping, etc.

    Be sure to keep the groupings in mind as you vote. The groupings are set up to build on each other each round, and should not conflict with each other. What I mean is that options can be chosen simultaneously within a grouping and then set the foundation for the next grouping. Obviously, you want to know the bolster material before you choose scales/handles, but choosing the steel and the bolster material at the same time will not change the look of the knife, and can therefore be grouped.

    PLEASE be sure to read the poll choices carefully as each choice can be packed with many options. You'll notice that especially in Poll 5/8.

    I'm going to run 8 total polls grouped into 3 separate rounds each running from Tuesday to Monday for the next 3 weeks:

    Round 1 (week 1):

    Poll 1/8: 2 Blades vs 3 Blades 301 - LINK HERE
    Poll 2/8: Blade Steel LINK HERE
    Poll 3/8: Bolsters LINK HERE

    Round 2 (week 2):

    Poll 4/8: Blade Grinds
    Poll 5/8: Handle Materials - LINK HERE
    Poll 6/8: Long Pull vs Nail Nick

    Round 3 (week 3):

    Poll 7/8: Stamp
    Poll 8/8: Medallion & Pins
    THE FINAL SAY Poll 9/8: Final choice of specific handle material

    * I think it's fair to ask that if you have no interest in ordering a knife, please do not vote, but please do participate in the discussions!
    Last edited: May 15, 2018
  2. Pomsbz


    Jul 31, 2015
    I've gone for long pull on both but wouldn't mind the long pull on the clip blade only (though it might look weird?) and to be honest, if it's nail nick on both, I'll still buy it. Long pull is nice but not all all essential.
    Last edited: May 15, 2018
  3. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    I went long pull clip and nick sheepfoot. Very traditional combination for a two-blader.
  4. chivaceae

    chivaceae Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 12, 2015
    Given the relatively small width of the blades on the 301 buck, definitively a long thin nick (parallel to the blade spine) on the clip. Actually, the same would look nice on the sheepfoot (see picture below with the 2-blade Schrade jack knife [in the middle-top], where the secondary pen has a long pull; it looks nice- envision that as a sheep foot). Raul
    sunnyd, Jolipapa and Pomsbz like this.
  5. PirateSeulb

    PirateSeulb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 6, 2017
    I love a long pull over a nail nick 99% of the time
  6. joeradza

    joeradza Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    Nail Nick's for me, but that's not going to happen.
    redsparrow and HeathH like this.
  7. Rookie82

    Rookie82 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 25, 2014
    This isn't a critical detail for me. I voted for double long pulls, but I would be happy with anything other than a thumb stud.
    19-3ben, seabil, Pomsbz and 1 other person like this.
  8. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    To be honest, the outcome of this one doesn't matter to me in the least...though I think I'd prefer both blades to have the same option. I haven't voted...but may do so later if I'm somehow swayed toward one or the other.
    Jolipapa likes this.
  9. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    Long pull and nail Nick for me!!!
    Kiteman72 and Will Power like this.
  10. SadSappySucker


    Jul 20, 2014
    Long pulls on secondary blades are huge pet peeves for me.
    I’m probably more passionate about this vote than the pattern itself.
    btb01 and Ulf Krogstad like this.
  11. street soldier

    street soldier Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 21, 2003
    Double long pull for me. I think it looks very classic and “old timey”.

    Jolipapa likes this.
  12. PirateSeulb

    PirateSeulb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 6, 2017
    I can see what you are saying but the shape of a sheepsfoot easily accommodates a long pull and it is generally well suited to a sheepsfoot.
    Jolipapa likes this.
  13. oldtymer

    oldtymer Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    Long pulls are dirt collectors:thumbsdown:
  14. Shurke


    Feb 6, 2018
    It'd be kind of sweet to get long pulls on both.

    But I'd be more than okay with a long pull on the clip and a nail nick on the sheepfoot.
    Last edited: May 15, 2018
  15. abbydaddy

    abbydaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2014
    I went long pull for the clip and nick for the sheepfoot because I think that is the more traditional pairing. And I feel like the short blade looks better with the smaller pull. But there isn't really any combination that I would be opposed to.
  16. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Longpull and nick, the classic pairing. But, I don't mind what is chosen - except for EZ-Open and no nicks!
  17. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    This is one of those votes that I do not care too much about but I voted "main/long pull | secondary/nail nick". Looking over a few of my 2-blade jack variants, it seems that is the most classic look.

    I find long pulls to be more aesthetically pleasing but nail nicks to be more utilitarian. Personal preference though.
    redsparrow, HeathH and tmd_87 like this.
  18. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    I went long pull clip and nick sheepfoot. It just seems more traditional on a sheepfoot to have a nick.
    greentrout and tmd_87 like this.
  19. ISKRA


    Sep 19, 2016
    I voted long pull on main, nail nick on secondary. There's a reason why it's "traditional" and common to be that way. ;)
    greentrout and tmd_87 like this.
  20. afishhunter


    Oct 21, 2014
    Double Long Pull gots my vote. :)

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