The Beer Scout Knife

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Dr. Scott, May 6, 2015.

  1. btmccutcheon

    btmccutcheon

    Jul 10, 2013
    I'm on the list for a smooth bone and maybe's on the rest. Looking forward to this one since I missed out on the first scouts.
     
  2. gunstockjack

    gunstockjack Mid-low tech sexagenarian. Gold Member

    May 14, 2011
    For those of you who despise bails, I believe these can be removed from the knife; of course this will leave you with a 'lanyard hole' in the bare end. I guess it's not a bad thing tho....

    Personally, I think the bail is a nice addition, and you won't have any excuse for loosing your knife! :)
     
  3. RDaneel

    RDaneel Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 23, 2000
    I wonder if they'll make a soda pop scout?

    The chestnut sawcut bone is the one I'm looking for.

    Dean
     
  4. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Very interesting :) :thumbup:
     
  5. Markesharp

    Markesharp

    Mar 8, 2014
    That is true Barry. After a few Heineken's I tend to lose things. :eek::D
     
  6. Dr. Scott

    Dr. Scott

    Aug 12, 2013
    That's the first thing I thought of! I think it is hard to make the end cap look good with the EO notch.

    I wonder if GEC will be selling skull beads in Sunbrite acrylic?! :rolleyes:

    Thank you, Barry! This is great news! Let's face it, GEC is going to take your suggestions more seriously than those of a few emails sent after one-too-many Heinekens. Another example of all the great work you do for your fellow enthusiasts. :thumbup:

    In answer to your question, I think there is a flow chart around here where one path leads to Eagle Scout and the other ends up at Beer Scout!

    I wonder if you can fit Root Beer Scout on a shield?

    Maybe GEC will offer a version without the knife blade, to cut down on the numbers of lost digits. :p

    I like to imagine that initial testing of the Beer Scout in Titusville resulted in too many lost knives, leading GEC engineers to add the bail, complete with glow-in-the-dark lanyard and skull beads! :D
     
    Last edited: May 7, 2015
  7. BigBiscuit

    BigBiscuit

    Dec 11, 2014
    Not too hard at all Scott. Here's one I did not too long ago. You just wouldn't be able to do the lanyard hole and/or bail. Have to choose one or the other.

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  8. Ryouchijtx

    Ryouchijtx

    Oct 26, 2011
    Always love seeing the great mods you do BigBiscuit, looks stock or even smoother from as far as I can see~

    I do wonder if the 'beer scout' with bail, large shield will look 'streamlined' though. Seems like a mesh of all the options that everyone asks for at one time or another. Especially the easy open notch. Much appreciated for someone who has R.A in the finger joints like me.

    T

     
  9. knifeswapper

    knifeswapper Knife Peddler Dealer / Materials Provider

    Sep 3, 2004
    It will be a tube with a "made to fit" bail. But that will make removal easy.

    There have been several dealers watching the customization's on here and begging GEC to run them. Thus, this is a one of those niche setups that BF posts has gotten the factory attention.... :thumbup:
     
  10. gunstockjack

    gunstockjack Mid-low tech sexagenarian. Gold Member

    May 14, 2011
    Since there will be bone models, the end cap would leave a tiny sliver of fragile bone near the EO cut out. Many, many old EO jacks have a piece of bone missing there, and I think this issue drove the barehead/EO notch config.

    This will be a very cool knife, though. Sort of like a Radio Jack in that it is a 15 pattern with brass frame and NS bolster, only with the excellent and office friendly sheepfoot blade, and the EO notch just puts it over the top!

    Imagine Brazilian Bloodwood covers....
     
  11. Dr. Scott

    Dr. Scott

    Aug 12, 2013
    Bob BigBiscuit, you are the Emperor of EO mods! Those of us who are younger or more fortunate don't really appreciate the EO notch as much as we should. There are a lot of folks like T (Ryouchijtx) who, through RA, a lifetime of hard work, or just bad luck, need that EO notch to make the knife a user. Some of us like the EO notch just because it looks cool. But if we are lucky, we will all live long enough that we might actually need that EO.

    I want to thank Mike and Barry for representing us so well with GEC. All of our Dealer/Enthusiasts make the Traditional Forum an unusual place where customers can actually have a dialog with retailers.

    OK, Barry, you just made me drool on my computer keyboard.
     
    Last edited: May 7, 2015
  12. coolio

    coolio

    730
    Jan 15, 2015
    Caplifter EO w/bail by Camillus
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  13. Ryouchijtx

    Ryouchijtx

    Oct 26, 2011
    Aha well said Dr. Scott. I'm only 22 so I'm a bit of an anomaly but having some more purchase while opening is a godsend especially in the winter. The thread has me constantly on my toes for any news about this upcoming release. This Summer shall be a mighty fine one.

    Tim

     
  14. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    Gotta agree with the man! + 5K! Another fantastic EO mod, Bob! :thumbup::thumbup:

    - GT
     
  15. RDaneel

    RDaneel Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 23, 2000
    Should be interesting to see how they do these. Here's one from a shoe company early 20th. It's a permanent bail though.

    Dean

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  16. btmccutcheon

    btmccutcheon

    Jul 10, 2013
    Very nice work, Bob. That tempts me to buy one and send it to you to take a bite out of it.
     
  17. singin50

    singin50

    Jan 31, 2012
    Thanks for all the great information, Mike and Barry! I had a feeling this would be the case with the bail being easily removed. Why would they do it differently. Just makes sense.
     
  18. BigBiscuit

    BigBiscuit

    Dec 11, 2014
    Thanks for the compliments fellas. For the record, I like the Scout with the bareheaded, EO notch and lanyard tube. That would be my preference. I think it presents the cleanest look.
    My EO mods came from a necessity initially because of arthritic fingers, but it has also become something I also like aesthetically too.
     
  19. Sam Dean

    Sam Dean Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 3, 2012
    This is the only EO W/ bail I have, (not a caplifter though) made by Camillus. It's do-able, although I agree - the bone looks really weak. OTOH, this one is still in good shape... Barehead suits me just fine though! This will likely (well, hopefully anyway) be an epic run for GEC. It's pretty awesome to see a manufacturer actually listen to their customers!


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  20. nugun55

    nugun55

    564
    Nov 21, 2014
    BB's EO with bolster is what I was thinking of. But, from a warranty POV, I can see Barry's point about that little piece of handle just past the notch. Either way, I think it's going to be a great knife. I also like the idea of a tube lanyard vs just a through hole.
     

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