What is the difference between good jigging and bad jigging?

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Tyson A Wright, Oct 14, 2020.

  1. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Queen's White Carved Stag Bone has another enthusiast here :cool:

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  2. SteveC

    SteveC Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 13, 2017
    Rogers and Winterbottom bone = good :thumbsup:

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  3. sitflyer

    sitflyer Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    Not many examples of bad jigging seen here. Even the ones shown, I though to myself, I could live with that. Maybe I'm not very picky...
     
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  4. SteveC

    SteveC Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 13, 2017
    Not very good jigging on this one IMO



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    or this one

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  5. Lesknife

    Lesknife Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    I too think it is a personal preference rather it be for looks or for the grip texture. Some like the jigging to be worn smooth and very subtle while others might like it rough as a cob. I was looking at a peach seed jigged bone knife recently and it was like grabbing a hoof rasp with very pointed spikes. I like it to be some where in between just so I can get a good grip even with wet blood or slippery fat on it. To me it’s a functional matter and not so much the eye appeal. Don’t get me wrong I do like the nice looking jigged patterns but if I can’t grasp it soundly in messy stuff it’s dangerous. Just 11 days ago I had a bad experience with a smooth wood handled knife that got away from me and stuck into my right inner thigh close to the artery. It nicked a smaller vessel and it bled profusely till we got to the ER. It wasn’t as bad as it could have been but it was still an expensive accident.
     
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  6. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    My first experience with Rope jigging...I like it:D

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  7. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
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  8. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
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  9. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
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  10. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
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    Probably my least favourite is the golfbally type jigging on the blue Schrade in the middle...Boker washboard and the ropecut are favourites....its like beer....they dont make bad beer just some are better than others
     
  11. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Sorry, Jon, they DO make bad beer: light beer and all IPA's.
     
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  12. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    @Prester John
    Vince the words light and beer do not belong together. As for the IPA...I can be a bit fussy...had a NEIPA...a while back which boasted of tasting like brekky juice...disgusting is the word that springs to mind.cheers
     
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  13. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Not exactly bad but lacklustre. OK it's an inexpensive RR knife you say...

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    That's true but they can also pull a few surprises as with this Mini Cotton Sampler

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  14. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    More into the bolster from GEC and a fine dark Red. The shield also augments this type of jigging.

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  15. SteveC

    SteveC Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 13, 2017
    This Wards Cattle knife has some fine jigging


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  16. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    I like this perspective. I have enjoyed the look of the “peach seed” jigging, but the few times I’ve held it on a GEC it has been a little “toothy” or sharp.

    My most recent addition looks good, but has some toothy parts.
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  17. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    This looks like an attempt at culpepper jigging:

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  18. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    @JTB_5
    Thats a good knife ...but that jigging is golfbally or like something off a 1970s space show set.:)
     
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  19. Travman

    Travman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2016
    One of my favorite jigging patterns on a GEC.[​IMG]
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  20. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    It has a quirky tube story S.A.R.P.N.T and I wonder if the jigging wasn’t made to look sort of like snake skin.
     
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