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Spear-Carriers!

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Will Power, Apr 11, 2019.

  1. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    I've always liked Spear blades, and fortunately they appear on all manner of frames and with variations in the Spear. But, I think they've been a bit neglected and could be regarded as just bit players in the Traditional scene, surely not??

    Post your favourite Spears here

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  2. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Will, I just got this one off the exchange a few days ago, but with the styling of an eighty year old Cut Co, the luscious dark cocobolo and phenomenal walk & talk, this one is already a can't miss keeper.

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    This late '90s vintage, Bill Howard era S&M has one of the most radically beautiful bulbous spear blades I've seen . . .
    and those covers: WOW!

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    Maybe my all-time favorite spear blade, the slender spear on the Curly Zebrawood Queen #06L teardrop.

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    And probably my favorite fixed blade hunter, this custom from Stuart Davenport in high hardness CPM-M4 is a joy to use.

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  3. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Great stuff Jeff! That fixed is remarkable :cool:
     
  4. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    In many ways Longpull was made for the Spear ;)

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  5. Buzzbait

    Buzzbait Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 25, 2001
    My favorite spear blade knife is the one I'm carrying every day now. It's not exactly beautiful, but it's razor thin with a harder than average heat treatment. Great edge holding. The nail nick is nice and close to the tip, so it's easy to open. Also, it's not one of the more full spear shapes, so it has a nice point to it. Very versatile.

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    In terms of aesthetics, my favorite spear is pretty much the exact opposite.

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  6. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Thanks, Will, and yes the long pull with the cut swedge in front looks dynamite, especially on this oh-so-pointy GEC.

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    This Fight'n Rooster Eureka jack has a nicely proportioned spear main.

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  7. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
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    GEC #15 Huckleberry Boys Knife. Just about perfect.
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    The Victorinox Tinker has a great spear too.
     
  8. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    More GEC 85, heavy use though...:cool:

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  9. Buzzbait

    Buzzbait Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 25, 2001
    Some more great spears.

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  10. TheChunk91

    TheChunk91 Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 15, 2013
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  11. traumkommode

    traumkommode Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    That's a stunner, Will!

    My favorite lately is a Camillus TL-29 rehandle. Super slicey thin, I don't know if Birdvis reground this blade or that's just how they came, but it's gotta be in the .005"-.009" BTE range. Interesting frame, too - it's approximately GEC 77 length, but 15 breadth. Angelic walk and talk, too.

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  12. Gevonovich

    Gevonovich

    Jan 17, 2011
    Job

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  13. Gevonovich

    Gevonovich

    Jan 17, 2011
    Re-blade hybrid

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  14. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
  15. Gevonovich

    Gevonovich

    Jan 17, 2011
  16. kamagong

    kamagong

    Jan 13, 2001
    Is that yours Will? She's a beauty, no need to own anything else.

    Here are a couple of mine.

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  17. JoKr

    JoKr

    266
    Mar 20, 2017
    the coping blade on these NF #77s look very long, is that the perspective?
     
  18. ISKRA

    ISKRA

    720
    Sep 19, 2016
    Is that swedge hollow ground?
     
  19. Mike Robuck

    Mike Robuck Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    Nice Hampton Will! It took me a while to figure out that spear blades on vintage knives need to be symmetrical. A lot of times the blade side is worn down. Here's an early Winchester with spear blade.
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