The unofficial, non binding, carries no weight, 2021 forum knife possibility discussion thread

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...I think if we have a manufacturer, still less one of GECs near universal esteem, who is willing, and some generous souls who have volunteered to coordinate, it would be quite silly not to gratefully take them up on whatever they can offer. A Barlow is personally not my favorite pattern, but, it will be an excellent knife and one I will probably enjoy carrying quite a bit. (I wasn’t sure I’d love the 2020 forum knife either but it’s one of my most carried.) I look forward to this knife and hope we can all agree to make it happen.

Hear! Hear!

While I can sympathize with those who greatly prefer (or greatly dislike) this or that feature, the way the knife market in general (and the market for GECs in particular) has been lately, the fact that this is even a possibility is a very pleasant surprise.

I, too, hope our gracious volunteers are able to make this happen.
 

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You got me thinking, Will. Which is always a dangerous prospect. As an alternate to Flipperati how about Flipperazzi?
I guess I have too much time on my hands....

OK, now for a more serious comment.
Folks, In regards to a forum knife this year. Anything that has been posted so far by me, waynorth waynorth and anyone else is still unofficial, as the title of this thread indicates. There has been some light on the horizon offered by Charlie, GEC, Barry etc. This is great news! As soon as the details have been solidified and found acceptable, there will be some sort of official announcement.
This is my effort to make sure we don't get too far out over our skis. I've been there, literally, and it is not something I enjoyed at all.
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Well, I haven't posted for awhile due mostly to time constraints lately, but I will go ahead and chime in. As Charlie said in an earlier post, Spark willing, I will handle the distribution of the 2021 BF club knife. Details are not available yet as to purchasing specifics so please be patient while we figure it out. There will likely be different listings for one or two knives, US or international, etc.

As to the knife itself, the 86 is a beauty and I really like the bolster treatment. I think covers should be simple and consistent and so favor bone or wood. Stag is out for international distribution due to the recent and confusing laws concerning some materials including stag and some exotic woods. Smooth Autumn Gold bone or Osage Orange wood are my choices for covers. The blade is a good choice and probably most popular with members, but I would like to see something other than the common crescent nail nick; I'd like to see a French nail nick or perhaps a matchstrike style crescent or long nail nick. Maybe even a cut out nail nick like the Scagel models just to make it stand out from the ordinary. Whatever, I'm inclined to let Charlie and Bill work out the mfg. details and I'm fine with the results and very pleased that the forum knife is a GEC product again this year.

A final note: the secret handshake required to purchase the 2021 BF Club Knife was to be disclosed at the 2021 OKCA Show in April but will now be demonstrated at the next OKCA Show. (not really)
 

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Well, I haven't posted for awhile due mostly to time constraints lately, but I will go ahead and chime in. As Charlie said in an earlier post, Spark willing, I will handle the distribution of the 2021 BF club knife. Details are not available yet as to purchasing specifics so please be patient while we figure it out. There will likely be different listings for one or two knives, US or international, etc.

As to the knife itself, the 86 is a beauty and I really like the bolster treatment. I think covers should be simple and consistent and so favor bone or wood. Stag is out for international distribution due to the recent and confusing laws concerning some materials including stag and some exotic woods. Smooth Autumn Gold bone or Osage Orange wood are my choices for covers. The blade is a good choice and probably most popular with members, but I would like to see something other than the common crescent nail nick; I'd like to see a French nail nick or perhaps a matchstrike style crescent or long nail nick. Maybe even a cut out nail nick like the Scagel models just to make it stand out from the ordinary. Whatever, I'm inclined to let Charlie and Bill work out the mfg. details and I'm fine with the results and very pleased that the forum knife is a GEC product again this year.

A final note: the secret handshake required to purchase the 2021 BF Club Knife was to be disclosed at the 2021 OKCA Show in April but will now be demonstrated at the next OKCA Show. (not really)

Thanks Barry for taking this on for us. The 86 is going to be amazing.
 

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Well, I haven't posted for awhile due mostly to time constraints lately, but I will go ahead and chime in. As Charlie said in an earlier post, Spark willing, I will handle the distribution of the 2021 BF club knife. Details are not available yet as to purchasing specifics so please be patient while we figure it out. There will likely be different listings for one or two knives, US or international, etc.

As to the knife itself, the 86 is a beauty and I really like the bolster treatment. I think covers should be simple and consistent and so favor bone or wood. Stag is out for international distribution due to the recent and confusing laws concerning some materials including stag and some exotic woods. Smooth Autumn Gold bone or Osage Orange wood are my choices for covers. The blade is a good choice and probably most popular with members, but I would like to see something other than the common crescent nail nick; I'd like to see a French nail nick or perhaps a matchstrike style crescent or long nail nick. Maybe even a cut out nail nick like the Scagel models just to make it stand out from the ordinary. Whatever, I'm inclined to let Charlie and Bill work out the mfg. details and I'm fine with the results and very pleased that the forum knife is a GEC product again this year.

A final note: the secret handshake required to purchase the 2021 BF Club Knife was to be disclosed at the 2021 OKCA Show in April but will now be demonstrated at the next OKCA Show. (not really)

Thank you for being willing to take this on yet again. I truly appreciate it. The knives you an Charlie have brought to fruition in the past are some of my very favorites. This one will be another classic.
 

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Thanks to all making this possible, I like the long pull idea myself. Not a fan of a hole through the blade idea though lol. Outside of bone the sawcut osage seemed really popular on the last run of TC's, I personally loved the look of it though I missed out on those. And as fast as GEC barlows get gone I really like the idea of this one as our knife this year.
 

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I think you'll find that as you age/get older and your plumbing gets a bit more catywompus that your farts will become a bit more moist and not just blow away with the wind. They will hang around you like a green cloud.


...well now I can’t wait. That’s some old man super-power shtuff you’re lay’n down!:D
 

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Thank you, gunstockjack gunstockjack , for your willingness to take on this project. It's much appreciated.

Now, to stir the pot a little:
Anything but matchstrike crescent pulls! I know they've been used on high end knives in the past, but I can't look at them without thinking Rough Ryder.
 

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Well, I haven't posted for awhile due mostly to time constraints lately, but I will go ahead and chime in. As Charlie said in an earlier post, Spark willing, I will handle the distribution of the 2021 BF club knife. Details are not available yet as to purchasing specifics so please be patient while we figure it out. There will likely be different listings for one or two knives, US or international, etc.

As to the knife itself, the 86 is a beauty and I really like the bolster treatment. I think covers should be simple and consistent and so favor bone or wood. Stag is out for international distribution due to the recent and confusing laws concerning some materials including stag and some exotic woods. Smooth Autumn Gold bone or Osage Orange wood are my choices for covers. The blade is a good choice and probably most popular with members, but I would like to see something other than the common crescent nail nick; I'd like to see a French nail nick or perhaps a matchstrike style crescent or long nail nick. Maybe even a cut out nail nick like the Scagel models just to make it stand out from the ordinary. Whatever, I'm inclined to let Charlie and Bill work out the mfg. details and I'm fine with the results and very pleased that the forum knife is a GEC product again this year.

A final note: the secret handshake required to purchase the 2021 BF Club Knife was to be disclosed at the 2021 OKCA Show in April but will now be demonstrated at the next OKCA Show. (not really)
The Osage did look great on the newest run of TC’s. Matchstrike long pull would be awesome like the bulldogs GEC made. Not sure any configuration can be bad on the 86.
 

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Well, I haven't posted for awhile due mostly to time constraints lately, but I will go ahead and chime in. As Charlie said in an earlier post, Spark willing, I will handle the distribution of the 2021 BF club knife. Details are not available yet as to purchasing specifics so please be patient while we figure it out. There will likely be different listings for one or two knives, US or international, etc.

As to the knife itself, the 86 is a beauty and I really like the bolster treatment. I think covers should be simple and consistent and so favor bone or wood. Stag is out for international distribution due to the recent and confusing laws concerning some materials including stag and some exotic woods. Smooth Autumn Gold bone or Osage Orange wood are my choices for covers. The blade is a good choice and probably most popular with members, but I would like to see something other than the common crescent nail nick; I'd like to see a French nail nick or perhaps a matchstrike style crescent or long nail nick. Maybe even a cut out nail nick like the Scagel models just to make it stand out from the ordinary. Whatever, I'm inclined to let Charlie and Bill work out the mfg. details and I'm fine with the results and very pleased that the forum knife is a GEC product again this year.

A final note: the secret handshake required to purchase the 2021 BF Club Knife was to be disclosed at the 2021 OKCA Show in April but will now be demonstrated at the next OKCA Show. (not really)

Good to see you here you Barry, and many thanks for offering to take on such a huge and tedious task, yet again :eek: You're an absolute star my friend :) :thumbsup:
 

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Couple Barlows dressed in Osage for the discussion.

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Out of curiosity- has ebony or African Blackwood ever been produced with a saw-cut finish? I never have seen it, and there’s probably a reason...
 
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