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What "Traditional Knife" are ya totin' today?

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

  1. Eli Chaps

    Eli Chaps Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Apr 20, 2018
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  2. flatblackcapo

    flatblackcapo Part time maker, very very part time Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 25, 2012
    Thanks Gevo.
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  3. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    A pair of gorgeous knives, Jack.
  4. cigarrodog

    cigarrodog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 18, 2014
    Thank you Jack. You outdo yourself in more ways than one.:)
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  5. cigarrodog

    cigarrodog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 18, 2014
    Thank you Jeff. That’s a great image of your fine duo.
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  6. cigarrodog

    cigarrodog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 18, 2014
    My First Alox. Love it!
  7. Buzzbait


    Feb 25, 2001
    I'm headed out for a quick camping trip tonight, just for the weekend, testing my new G-10 SwissTank on a Vic belt hanger.


    This is one of two Victorinox SwissChamps that will be the focus of activities this summer. I'm doing two 2-week long camping trips into the Adirondacks with my daughter in July and August. The overall challenge of the trips will be to use the SwissChamps for everything that needs to be done, and then journaling all of our adventures with them. Abby is very excited. Every kid loves a huge Swiss Army Knife with a billion little interesting gadgets. She's also a budding artist, and is looking forward to illustrating all of the uses we find for the tools.

    After much consideration, I decided on vintage SwissChamps with replacement scales for the summer challenge. The nylon and glass parts on the vintage models seem to be far more resistant to DEET-based insect repellents than newer models with cheaper plastic parts. For the same reason, the red cellidor "plus scales" are being replaced with G-10 and nylon scales.

    I almost felt bad about modifying this knife. It was a mint red-scaled SwissChamp, purchased from the original owner, who still had the receipt from July of 1991. It would have been a great collection item. But I pulled it out of the mailbox, admired it and took a couple of pictures, and began modding it, not a half hour after it arrived.


    Fortunately, I'm very pleased with how the SwissTank turned out. I hand sanded the highly textured scales to give it more of a worn vintage glossy appearance. Now it has this cool retro WW2 kind of look to it. It matches my father-in-law's old BSA whistle perfectly.

  8. salty141


    Apr 22, 2007
    Bad pic of a few favorites. I’m toting the Bocote Michael May lamsfoot today, alongside my ever present alox cadet.

  9. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Thanks Dwight, great-looking Barlow, and it's nice to see you with your feet up :) :thumbsup:

    That's good to hear John, I'd forgotten! :D :thumbsup:

    Thank you Vince :) :thumbsup:

    Thanks Harvey, you're very kind :) :thumbsup:

    Fantastic pic Harvey :) :thumbsup:

    A great bunch of Sheffield folders :thumbsup:
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  10. Eli Chaps

    Eli Chaps Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Apr 20, 2018
    Very cool @Buzzbait

    Those trips will be awesome adventures and lifelong memories for you both! :)
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  11. TheChunk91

    TheChunk91 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 15, 2013
  12. dc50

    dc50 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 14, 2006
    A little TC today :)
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  13. Gevonovich

    Gevonovich Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2011
    Thank you Sir and what a fine pair your sporting today !! Love them both

    Love the kick back with the Case image and what a fine knife indeed !! And...not that I am aware of...and don't want to find out...lol. Must resist :D:p

    Congrats and its a beauty !! Candy image ;):thumbsup::thumbsup:
    Great post and I am looking forward to the adventure !!!!!!:thumbsup::cool::thumbsup: Soooooo coooool
  14. cigarrodog

    cigarrodog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 18, 2014
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  15. fishinfs


    Nov 8, 2005
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  16. 315

    315 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Heading out to see my oldest daughter graduate from Eastern Washington University tomorrow. Then it is on to Montana to see my granddad, who if he is still alive by then, will be 102 in August. I have a Victorinox Swiss Army knife in the car, as always but I’m going to take the 66 with me for the entire trip.

  17. Buzzbait


    Feb 25, 2001
    Yes. I'd be happy to PM you some information, but you'll need to upgrade your Bladeforums account for me to do so.
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  18. Travman

    Travman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2016
  19. Laurelbb

    Laurelbb Gold Member Gold Member

    May 6, 2017
    apologies..., fixed. Laurel
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  20. Corso


    Aug 16, 2007
    Finally found a JR


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