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"White Owl"... 3.5" Equal End... from GEC

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by supratentorial, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Stainless White Owl Light Tan Bone 1 of 5

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  2. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Ebony White Owl and Greek Euro coin with Athena's Owl (Roman Minerva)

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  3. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Kryptonite I know @2Dead has an impressive flock of White Owls;)

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  4. Travman

    Travman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2016
    My Snakewood White Owl still has some pattern left when the sunlight hits it just right...
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    ...But in average light the pattern is not as visible.
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  5. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Is that the norm with most Snakewood knives?

    My Forum Knife 15 from CS in Bocote has lost a lot of its characterful grain:( nor has it been exposed to sunlight very much.
     
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  6. JB in LV

    JB in LV Gold Member Gold Member

    538
    May 20, 2016
    @Travman , my 61 Congress (2010) is the same, always been that way. The light needs to hit it, or else you would not be certain it’s snakewood. Not sure if that is the norm Will - don’t know enough to speak to that. Regardless, marvelous knives.

    White Owl may be the GEC pattern I am most curious about that I have never owned.
     
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  7. neal70

    neal70 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 3, 2015
    @Will Power-it could simply be accumulated oils from handling, otherwise only constant exposure to sunlight would cause this wood to darken. Using them, handling them is what causes it. All the grain is still there, simply hidden.
    Thanks, Neal
     
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  8. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    @neal70 Thanks, makes sense but it's not been handled very much at all and kept at the back of a dark north facing room:confused: Maybe I should sand it down:D
     
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  9. neal70

    neal70 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 3, 2015
    Well one option I suppose lol. I’d try cleaning, maybe a non abrasive type pad, crocus powder, idk, so hard to say without having it in front of me. If you have good carpenters as friends see what they suggest. This type of wood isn’t resin stabilized, it’s too dense. I’m sure it’s finished in some manner, but with what is anyone’s guess. It may be that the finish itself has darkened over time too.
    Thanks, Neal
     
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  10. Travman

    Travman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2016
    People have talked about this before, but I have never actually seen any one do it. I would love t9 see it done.
     
  11. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Back then, Bill had time to make some specials. He covered a few knives in his runs with Bark I-can't-say-it from a "pachy tooth" I gave him in trade!:)
    Them days are gone I'd say!!:rolleyes:
     
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  12. LastRodeo

    LastRodeo Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 2, 2013
    I have a #66 Jack with the same covers. I will have to take some photos of it.
     
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  13. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    I hope we see more #68s here!! Dig 'em out folksy folks!!:)
    Equal end knives follow some of the oldest shapes used in traditional cutlery, The Equal -Ender!!
    They engendered cattle knives, the ubiquitous "scout knife, and utility knives among others!!
     
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  14. Stropping Young Lad

    Stropping Young Lad Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    I’m nothing if not compliant!

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  15. redsparrow

    redsparrow Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2014
    It would be great if GEC reintroduced the 68, either the White Owl or the Pony Jack... better yet both!

    White Owl in what was highly figured Cocobolo. It's darkened considerable over the years.
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    Buffalo Horn White Owl (over ebony 35 for comparison)
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  16. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Couple of Equal-End mates ;)

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  17. jsdistin

    jsdistin KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    480
    May 27, 2016
    What’s the blade length on these and how does it compare to the 35 and 53 if anyone knows?
     
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  18. Mingecutter

    Mingecutter Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 7, 2011
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  19. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Nice group, Colin!! And nice seeing you in T'ville!!
     
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  20. Txjohn

    Txjohn Basic Member Basic Member

    767
    Apr 24, 2013
    About 2.25" to the tang on my main clip
     
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