What's on your " to try " list ?

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Hickory n steel, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. Wowbagger

    Wowbagger Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 20, 2015
    The handle is not quite "there" for me but they are really cool.
    Makes a good knife to cut your hoagie in half.
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  2. mrknife

    mrknife Gold Member Gold Member

    May 9, 2010
    an Oeser maybe?
  3. Wowbagger

    Wowbagger Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 20, 2015
    Couldn't make it even a week. The Antique Peachseed Tribal Lock seemed to be getting distressingly scarce (one in stock that I could find).
    WhammO I pulled the trigger.
    Came today; sharpened and mirror polished the edge (stock bevels look to be the geometry I like) went from 320 through a few stones to 8,000. It's crazy sharp ;)
    and in my pocket this evening.

    So much for "waiting a little while".
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  4. Shurke

    Shurke Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2018
    A few things I've never handled that I'm curious about:

    1) An ettrick
    2) A lambsfoot
    3) A custom of any kind
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  5. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    I completely forgot that I've been wanting to try a Buck 302 solitaire for quite a while.
    I think Buck has stopped producing them at this time, but had some on web special and i couldn't jump on one fast enough.
    That'll be one more checked off the list in about a week or so.
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  6. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    That was my go to knife for years and years. Used for everything from cutting envelopes to field dressing game to skinning. I had a similar itch for a couple years with a Case Barlow which was my very first "good" knife as a pre-teen. The jack above or a similar one appeared when I was probably in my mid-teens. I found the Case Barlow (70's vintage) at a knife show this spring in near mint condition and the dealer wasn't asking stupid money for it. Got it and love it. Fulfill those knife itches. We only go around once.

    The Big Daddy Barlow was mentioned by H&S. I always liked Barlows and that is one knife that I would pick up on impulse. For me, it's too large to pocket carry and I generally have moved away from belt pouches with folding knives. I guess the last one was a Camillus Remington. The funny thing is that when I was digging through my knife pile, I believe I own three of them. GEC makes one or has made one of course.

    At the moment, there is nothing that really intrigues me to try out as I have a goodly pile of unused traditionals. That could change in a moment's notice.

    I got a TA Davison handmade knife a couple years ago at the same show I picked up the barlow this spring. This is a show that is just packed full of traditionals and I really enjoy it. It usually happens in March in Dalton GA. Would love to get another handmade traditional, but that is something that gets pushed up the road for a future decision.

    I don't own a toothpick and the current GEC offering interests me.
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  7. The Zieg

    The Zieg

    Jan 31, 2002
    A Hubertus springer.

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  8. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    I forgot about the Merc K55 , I guess my list is big enough that I forget what what belongs on it.
  9. Mayonardo


    Oct 28, 2010
    A GEC 130217. Looks like an almost perfect two blade knife to me. Really close to a Possum Skinner in that regard.
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