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

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akaMatt

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I’m always a fan of wood, so for me smooth, polished bloodwood, kingwood, or cocobolo would all be top choices.

If we go with bone, I think a sawcut ivory bone would be amazing.
 

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As I've said before, I would like plain Ivory Bone, it really excels on Bareheads.

I assume it's pretty uniform so there can be no moaning about mine looks worse than his...:rolleyes:
Ages exceptionally well.

Not had Smooth Bone on a Forum Knife before.

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I’ll second (or third or whatever) this. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
 

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Brown bone sawcut or smooth or blackwood would be my choice. The Sepia bone on Charlies Barlows came out nice. Smooth natural or aged bone could be nice I guess. Not a big fan of colors like green or blue.

Like these.

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Ironwood has been left pretty unfinished by GEC lately and very variable in grain and texture so I think we should stay away from that. Osage has been used alot as well and also varies quite a bit in appearance.
 

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As I've said before, I would like plain Ivory Bone, it really excels on Bareheads.

I assume it's pretty uniform so there can be no moaning about mine looks worse than his...:rolleyes:
Ages exceptionally well.

Not had Smooth Bone on a Forum Knife before.

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+1 Consider me in the plain ivory bone camp. Its a classic look that would appeal to the masses.
 

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SteveC SteveC remember we are working with GEC and they have tried many times to replicate that old brown barlow look with inconsistent results.

Sawcut ivory bone -has it been done before?

I also really really like callico bone. It’s like appaloosa bone but with a yellow hue

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Also, if we go smooth bone we don’t need to worry about the shoulders transitioning to the bolster.
 
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SteveC SteveC remember we are working with GEC and they have tried many times to replicate that old brown barlow look with inconsistent results.

Sawcut ivory bone -has it been done before?

I also really really like callico bone. It’s like appaloosa bone but with a yellow hue

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I was just going to say smooth Appaloosa bone, but that calico is gorgeous.
 

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SteveC SteveC remember we are working with GEC and they have tried many times to replicate that old brown barlow look with inconsistent results.

Sawcut ivory bone -has it been done before?

I also really really like callico bone. It’s like appaloosa bone but with a yellow hue

j05ZFER.jpg


Also, if we go smooth bone we don’t need to worry about the shoulders transitioning to the bolster.
Are you thinking sawcut Calico bone? I'd be on board with that. The smooth and jigged varieties are both winners in my book...might as well go for the trifecta!
 

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t's time we had a poll!!:cool: Before we do, let's let some bickering begin!!;)
Please let's rule out Stag or Horn (too expensive) and synthetics (for me guys!!:rolleyes:)

I guess that means no purple delrin covers with glitter and a pink delrin narwhale shield. Bummer!

I am a big fan of wood over bone. How about some ironwood or bocote? Box Elder Burl is really nice too!
 

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Well, if you look at the photos of old barlows that SteveC SteveC posted, the closest to that look that I have seen is GEC’s callico bone. It has heaps of character straight off the bat. I don’t think I have seen it done in a sawcut style, but it could look good.

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SteveC SteveC remember we are working with GEC and they have tried many times to replicate that old brown barlow look with inconsistent results.

Sawcut ivory bone -has it been done before?

I also really really like callico bone. It’s like appaloosa bone but with a yellow hue

j05ZFER.jpg


Also, if we go smooth bone we don’t need to worry about the shoulders transitioning to the bolster.

There's a lot to like about Smooth Bone, certain practicalities too. Even solid colours like Dark Reds or Dark Green could be attractive but I do like that Calico for sure.

Here's Appaloosa on a 56

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