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Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Elgatodeacero, Jan 11, 2020.
The sunfish would be a cool idea..... even better would be the watch pocket sunfish!
Fit and finish on my Buck forum knife was terrible.
I sent it back to Buck and after a fairly long wait, it came back just as bad as it was when I sent it in.
So, even tho I expect the usual influx of traffic from the Buck forum, I'm not in for any Buck made knife. The Buck forum can have a "special" Buck made anytime they want.
Those are my only misgivings when it comes to a Buck knife. So many of us here on the forums are rather discriminating in our tastes and have a pretty critical eye. I see nothing wrong with that as it ultimately drives a manufacturer to do better if they care to listen. I was underwhelmed with my Buck knife from last year - I was led to expect dark and gnarly Stag and I received the complete opposite (almost akin to smooth white bone in an unpolished state). I was able to address that by trading with a kind member here but I was still left with blades that had some serious thickness behind the edge.
Though I didn't have the same issues that other folks seemed to have, I can see why it would put folks off the idea of doing another.
I definitely agree that last year's knife was an exceptional value and that particular merit alone is enough for me to not turn my nose up at another go at it. I think I'd like to see a fixed blade from Buck though before trying another folder.
Watch pocket size sunfish? Why with the right brand pants they're ALL watch pocket knives
All those and room to spare!
The watch pocket sunfish was a really cool pattern. I should have kept mine.
I'll likely be in on any folding knife regardless of who ends up making it. I have nothing horrible to say about any of the likely cutlers.
My preference among today's manufacturers though will remain GEC. I like putting my money on safe bets, and while they're not perfect, they do have the market on consistent build & quality...at least that's my experience with all of the knives I've owned.
There's a lot of great knives from several companies though, so as always, I'm excited to see the direction we go when this discussion becomes official.
I changed my mind GEC! #35, punch, crown lifter and clip point main with a nail nick. Let's do some really nice random jigged bone like the Waynorth Lambsfoot knives!? Minus spear point main and minus the sheepfoot secondary
Sounds like a good idea, but we just had a 35 forum knife recently.. but I'm good with any GEC.
You are correct, I need to "let it go".
I believe Bluegrass also purchased much of Queens equipment so they may be gearing up to do some in house.
I like that knife but most the older models you find have some minor issues that could be improved upon.
I know there were some with issues and some of those issues pretty bad but I believe most people were made right and the knife was under $100 had CPM-154 steel, stag covers, two blades, and a leather sheath seems a fair deal to me. I got one it was a good quality piece didn’t keep it but that is another matter.
Thanks, John. I struggle with that concept myself but find I always feel better when I am able to- let it go. I hate to see a manufacturer and dealers that have been so good to us in the past be rallied against because a few bad apples flipped their knives for a huge profit.
That said, I hope each and every one is flatly denied the option to purchase next year, (should it happen.)
I like the idea of a small b&t or sunfish, a hobo or doctors knife would also be pretty cool
Awesome - that would be the best !!! You know there's a lot of love here on the traditional and modern side for KSF.
So, when the "official" forum thread starts would you be okay if we toss the idea around a bit and see what happens?
I plan on fully supporting the fixed blade faction and being outvoted yet again, only to be happy with the folder anyway. But there is always hope
If things were like back in the day, when we had a little more pull (although we purchased less knives), I'd be screaming "Peanut!". But with the way things are now, I say we go for a fixed blade - there's probably more manufacturers that might be willing to work with us...and we haven't had one yet.
I would love to see a Derrick Bohn tribute BF knife.
If KSF gives us the okay to discuss a possible Northwoods bladeforums knife in the official thread, I'd venture a guess that a Bohn tribute knife might not go over well with people that didn't know him, but if there is a Northwoods BF knife it would be fun to pull some of his old posts and put them on the tube sticker... which would maybe somewhat tie everything together and try to make the least amount of people grumpy.
I don't know how the Northwoods SFO works in terms of their dealings with GEC but from a logistics viewpoint, it seems that it might be a bit complicated. Would those of us here at the forum have a say in what pattern (as well as cover options and blade configuration) gets selected? Also, it might be worth pointing out that if there are folks here who fear a GEC SFO getting flipped, a Northwoods will be just as bad, if not worse, in that regard.
It also doesn't placate those that do not want a GEC - in fact, it might inflame them even more against the idea overall.
I am personally not opposed to the idea, I am mostly just playing some semblance of a devil's advocate.
Maybe we should have each members screen name laser engraved on each knife so everyone will know who these bastardly dastardly flippers are......?
I am not hearing the overwhelming support for a special custom Mora that I expected....... people need to get on the M-train.