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Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by jackknife, Apr 8, 2008.
Smooth chestnut bone Case mini trapper, bought yesterday at my local Sportsman's store.
Thanks Jack. Have a great weekend.
@Amir Fleschwund - Great post Jeff. Thank you.
Thanks buddy, that's another great pic
Luminous pic, Dave! (It had me singing an old Sunday School song from 60 years ago: "Jesus wants me for a sun beam, to shine for him each day." )
Captivating crimson Cadet, Dany! I have one just like it (without the engraved name, of course).
Way to go, Buzz! I'm sure you'll have few, if any, regrets.
IMHO, this is probably the most entertaining post in the thread this week , although I'm not at all clear why the Farmer is giving you so much false confidence, Buzz.
A man's gotta do what he's gotta do, Tom! IMHO, that blue Farmer looks great with any other knives.
Vince, Ron, Rachel, Dave, Dave, Jack, John, @eisman: is there a rosewood lambsfoot coup d'etat going on in which I should be participating??
Congrats on the grad, sir!!
Welcome to The Porch, @0lds! Is that an ebony Grinling Whittler? I've only seen pictures, but that's always looked like a very desirable knife to me! (Tricky username - I didn't realize it started with "zero" instead of "Capital O" for quite a while.)
Cool knife, Stuart, and the serrated blade took me completely by surprise!
Capital canoe, @Travman; I used to think the GEC canoes were a bit weird, but their uniqueness is growing on a canoe enthusiast like me.
That cattle knife plucks the heartstrings, Jeff!
Harvey & Harry, your TEW lambsfoots are incredibly handsome! Harvey, what wood is on yours?
Thanks, Dean. Your teardrop is terrific!
Jaw-dropping Case Jack, Steve!
David, I can't figure out what that rectangular inlay on the handle of your big Remington is.
"MD" sounds GTM (good to me), Vince!
Mine is in good shape, except for scratches on the blade; not sure how the brother who gave me the knife and is VERY handy managed to get the scratches. I'm not a fan of clip blades, and the upsweeping clip on the 110 doesn't please me at all. The knife is just too big for my tastes. I have the original belt sheath, but I've never been a big belt sheath guy (even before I stopped wearing belts in favor of suspenders).
Touché, Jeff! I DO carry a fair amount of "knife weight" each day, but I don't like any SINGLE knife to account for more than its fair share of the total; the Buck 110 takes up too big a percentage of the daily knife weight.
Very nice, I'd buy some of your work!
Nice, John, but are you sure that's "amber"? Looks like maybe it's "chestnut" or "whiskey."
Thanks GT !
That's very kind of you to say. Maybe I'll spring for a "craftsman" level membership sometime down the road...
For today, I'm carrying one that needs no adornment.
As on most Sundays:
Handmade polished stag Spanish navaja from @ArtesaniaHerreros; and:
Sambar stag lambsfoot from A. Wright & Son, Sheffield.
(Can't take either one to the ballgame tonight. )
oops... You are correct, it's Chestnut.
Thanks for pointing that out. It helps if I read the box more closely. Lol
Thanks for the explanation. No wonder you wanted to replace the clip rather than the spey blade on a mini trapper with a lambsfoot blade! I am a BIG fan of clip blades, and LOVE the Buck 110. I also like belt sheaths. Big lover of spears, too. And lambsfoot, of course. My big three.
I love the 8OT, the large stockman it is a must have. The OT3 is also a good one, but Remember when you go looking, most OT’s are carbon steel, but if the blade is stamped “Schrade +” it is stainless.
Thank you Gary. I plead ignorance. I’m not sure what the wood is, but I like it. Forgive me for saying this, but as former, primarily from the tactical side of the fence kind of guy, that 110 is gorgeous. I love that Clip.
@Fodderwing That’s a nice Senator, Dwight...Wait...I like the sound of that...Senator Dwight.
@Amir Fleschwund - Jeff, If that’s a picture of you, Thank you. I am greatful for the ultimate sacrifice of those Men and Woman who put themselves in harms way to defend our freedom, as well as the ones who, past and present, are(or were) willing to do so.
Hi Pinemoon, I am a beginner at this, only have a few knives and this is my only stag one. However I like to go over them meticulously and learn/compare, etc.
I would have liked for the stag on this knife to be more even from one side to the other, one is a bit concave, the other a bit convex and the stag patterns are different too from one side to the other,.... this would not be an issue obviously if you get the yellow synthetic or jigged bone version.
The brass from the bolster and liners on the back was a bit rough, had a machine finish to it ( maybe they forgot to polish that part of the knife ) I quickly fixed that with fine sandpaper and a little buff.
What took me a long time was to re profile the blade, the bevel angle was very steep especially at the tip because the blade does not have a swedge or taper so the tip is thicker than the back of the blade. The bevel at the tip ended up bigger after reprofiling at 30 degrees.
I still think this is a very nice little knife, considering I paid $ 42 for it and I carry it a lot ( the synthetic yellow version is half that $ ).
I am happy I got it, ... economical way of getting into stag.
I can understand that, there's many blade shapes I don't like.
I'm betting the scratches are there because the early 110's with their 440c blades and thicker edge grinds were known to be a bit of a task to sharpen compared to the thin carbon blades people were used to.
Buck will give this knife a nice spa treatment for $7 if you ever wanted to return it to him in a refreshened condition as a gift.
I am not certain if the Opinel's are considered a traditional knife or not? I remember reading somewhere Mr. Opinel started making them in 1955, a short three years after I was hatched. I am carrying a No. 6 carbone and while using it today with my rather large hands I inadvertently reminded myself to order a No. 10 in carbone, of course. One thing that I have always appreciated about the No. 6 and larger Opinels' is the ability to lock the blade in the closed position. I have had this No. 6 for quite sometime and it usually finds it's way into my pocket when working the yard or on machinery. For some reason this knife has really grown on me. As absent minded as I seem to be some days I find myself amazed that I have not lost that old No. 6 yet.
Opinels are definitely considered traditional around here. The Virobloc lock was invented in 1955, but Opinel knives go back to the late 1890s.