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. knifeswapper

    knifeswapper Knife Peddler Dealer / Materials Provider

    Sep 3, 2004
    It is, and by Culpepper :D
    In the first couple years they were buying most of their bone from Culpepper until they got their own bone room up and running.
     
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  2. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    Ha! Pretty good “attempt” then :D
     
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  3. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    @JTB_5 It does actually resemble the look of a shed snake skin....cheers
     
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  4. K33ncutter

    K33ncutter Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 24, 2020
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  5. Ironbut

    Ironbut Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2016
    Just my opinion, of course, but I prefer the jigging to look more random as opposed to a machine made pattern. I think Case does as good a job as anyone in that respect.
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  6. Scott J.

    Scott J. Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jun 8, 2019
    Wow, you got some nice examples there!
     
  7. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
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  8. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Defo good on first series Eureka!

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  9. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    I agree, Case does a great job on their standard jigging. :cool::thumbsup:
     
  10. TheFactor

    TheFactor Life is good ! Platinum Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    Love the jigging on my Gec #33 Conductor.
    Smooth as silk bolster to bolster including the shield nestled in nicely and looks good doing to it :)
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  11. lambertiana

    lambertiana Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    I don't have many examples of modern jugged bone, but here are some examples of jigged bone that I really like:
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  12. Jak3

    Jak3

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    Sep 6, 2016
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    I particularly like the pile side of this very old Schatt & Morgan. It reminds me of flowing water. Like I am looking into a creek during the fall.
     
  13. buckthorn

    buckthorn

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  14. Sacto

    Sacto Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jun 27, 2017
    I wonder why we don’t see more jigging from GEC like we see on some of Charlie’s SFOs. Is it more difficult and therefore more expensive for them to do that type of jigging? I realize it is all subjective, but that jigging seems to be universally appreciated.

    It seems like Case can routinely produce some pretty nice random jigging and it is just expected. When GEC produces some pretty nice random jigging it is less frequent and more celebrated. Is this just because GEC knows that jigging is subjective and they are trying to make something for everyone or is it harder for them to do? I’m not trying to criticize GEC, just wondering about the whole process.

    I find the chestnut bone Cases to be very nice.
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  15. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    I don't think you're being too critical and I think many of us keep asking the same questions.
    I think it's amazing that Case's standard jig pattern is just wonderful, consistently!
     
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  16. SteveC

    SteveC Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 13, 2017
    I don't think you're being overly critical either.

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  17. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    I agree that the blade should be sharp, not the handle. The jigging on my Crown Lifter had a few bad spots, but it only took a minute of rubbing on a leather strop to take down the sharp bits. I like the knife, but I prefer jigging that looks less "machine-made"
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  18. Ramrodmb

    Ramrodmb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2010
    I agree. The one thing GEC could consistently improve on is their jigging. Some of it is pretty good but most of it needs improvement.
    Not to take anything away from those who like S&M, but I find their worm trail jigging a bit repulsive. Always have.
     
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  19. SteveC

    SteveC Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 13, 2017
    I'm also not a fan of S&M's worm groove jigging. I also didn't care for the WG jigging GEC did for the forum Harness Jack, one of the reasons I sold it.
     
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  20. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    I don't hate it.
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    It is nice to have some variety, so I don't think I'd want GEC to only do one jigging style, even if it is my favorite.
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