What "Traditional Knife" are ya totin' today?

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by jackknife, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
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  2. rasta bomb

    rasta bomb

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    Sep 24, 2016
    You said it! Take me out to the ballgame! Great Vic, too, very seasonal. :D

    Very fine Bower, yours has the deepest bolster stamp I've seen on one. I have that knife's twin but the bolster stamp is about ⅓rd gone.

    I reckon that's a 48, not a 38. o_O ;)

    Got Wooden Wednesday covered today as well as Red Bone Barlow Week.

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  3. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Looks like you've got a terrific view, Jon. :thumbsup:
     
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  4. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    Oh yeah!
     
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  5. Elgatodeacero

    Elgatodeacero Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2014
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  6. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    Still moving in...sorting out all my stuff...
    Place looks like an explosion in a charity shop....but I feel right at home. Hoping my boys will visit soon.
    Cheers.
     
  7. lans8939

    lans8939 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 20, 2016
    My trusty ebony scout

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  8. DelOro

    DelOro

    Jan 17, 2016
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    Outstanding Thursday Everyone! :D:D

    Today's Tandem Tidioute Tote! :cool:


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  9. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
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  10. lucky22

    lucky22

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    Feb 27, 2012
    How’s the walk, talk and pull on those case Jr Soddies?
     
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  11. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    Incredible jigging on those.

    Thanks Dylan

    Great to hear Jon. Looks like a sweet spot!

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  12. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Thursday needs a little color...
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  13. Ramrodmb

    Ramrodmb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2010
    These two again today.
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  14. Pjake

    Pjake Gold Member Gold Member

    May 2, 2011
    Happy Opening Day!!!! Pic originally posted in 2012.....wish I still had the knife.
    Peter

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  15. Nature Boy

    Nature Boy Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 15, 2016
  16. Buzzbait

    Buzzbait

    Feb 25, 2001
    I'm showing off one of my earlier acquisitions today, in addition to the ever-present Camillus and Case mini-trapper. I purchased this stag Buck 110 in early 2001, back when the Buck custom shop was called Pete's Custom Knife Shoppe. I ordered the blade partially serrated, because I was doing a lot of rope work back then, but still wanted some plain edge for general outdoor use. All in all, it's probably the only combo edge I've ever not regretted purchasing. Buck ground some great serrations, and it has always excelled at its job.

    The Sambar stag that Buck chose is absurdly thick and beautiful. I guess it was just easier to get huge chunks of gorgeous stag back then, before the 2003 export ban began. Buck seriously earned bonus points on this knife, perfectly shaping the stag with finger grooves. Between the finger grooves and stag thickness, the handle provides a grip security and comfort I've rarely felt on a folding knife.

    The steel is BG-42, which doesn't seem to be very popular anymore, but I still love it. BG-42 takes a very nice edge, and holds it quite well. Buck/BOS got the heat treatment just right, and the edge is ground nice and thin, this knife being made just after Buck introduced its newer thinner Edge 2000 grind.

    It's hard to capture in pictures, but Joe Houser from Buck had the blade engraved for me at one point, with its name The Angry Beaver. It got this name one weekend in the Adirondacks, while I was whittling away out in front of our cabin. My father-in-law made a remark about it cutting like an angry beaver, and the name just stuck. After that day, any time I pulled out my trust 110, someone would yell, "Beware the angry beaver!!!"

    I've wanted to retire this knife many times, but it often comes back from the archives and into use. It's just too great a knife to be stored away, I guess. The brass has a few dings and scratches, and I haven't polished it recently, but even so, The Angry Beaver is still a beauty to behold.

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  17. Buzzbait

    Buzzbait

    Feb 25, 2001
    Masterful photography and a wonderful knife to boot. My very first knife was a Diamond Edge.
     
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  18. CVamberbonehead

    CVamberbonehead Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 6, 2017
    Today Im carrying a GEC 71 bullnose in red linen micarta. My belt knife Im carrying is an LT Wright frontier valley in snakeskin micarta.
     
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  19. Amir Fleschwund

    Amir Fleschwund Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Ulster/Craftsman Stockman and one of my Vics today. 81D25164-1532-4487-BBF5-5BCE028229B8.jpeg Ulster created a lovely blade... 4CFC2512-309E-4C40-9636-EC0082724C86.jpeg
     
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  20. SteveC

    SteveC Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 13, 2017
    SW 856 today

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