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Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by supratentorial, Dec 13, 2011.
The one that started it all
The first one!! Nice, John!! I had to have one also (post #130)!
Love these knives, especially the rare stainless birds. I had one of the dark chestnut in my stable at one point... Custom quality knife.
Thanks for the mention Will Here's a group shot of my 4 with Will's Light Tan before it made the trip to him. I couldn't resist taking a group pic while having them all in one place
And while my stainless ones are all clip mains, my carbon ones have spear points.
I still don't have a #35 but I did take this pic years back with a #33, #53, #68, and #89. I imagine the #35 will fit right between the #53 and #68.
Just send me some #68 and I can take a picture by #35 for you! Lovely knives. Especially clips with nail nicks look very attractive to me.
Thanks, is that 53 a T.K. Cuban? I keep coming back to that as one I’d like to try but they seem to come up fairly infrequently and when I have seen them I have passed for one reason or another. I like the blades on the 53/54 but I have only had moose ones and would rather have a small blade and single back spring, I had a presidential but didn’t care as much for the spear point and wharncliff combo.
Is that walnut every bit as fine and perfect as it looks?
Here is a lineup with a 68, a 35, and a 53:
Yes it is. I will say that it is slim for a #53. Both blades are ground thin and swedged where they would have met each other to allow them to nestle nicely together without touching. The spring tension is perfect for the main blade and its easy to open but pen blade is a different story. Because its shorter on the same spring and very thin, the nail nick is very shallow and its harder to open. It feels like an 8 but if the nick was deeper or blade slightly longer, it would be better. Still a very nice pattern though and worth trying out if you can get one.
Yes. Yes it is
Awesome lineup shot!! The #35 does fit in quite nicely.
Amazing selection! I see you have a twin of my Tortoise Conductor, and once again many thanks for helping me out over that stainless WO all those years ago
Just got to find a Rust Red Spear, used preferably
Ah. Well, you don't seem like the type of collector who let's knives go, but if you ever do, I want that one
I'm honestly surprised that the 68 hasn't been a more prolific pattern. It is every bit the knife the 15 is in use while leaving a slightly smaller footprint in pocket, and the white owl makes two blades accessible to those who are otherwise turned off by a side-by-side jack.
@waynorth -Gee, Charlie, the single springs or 2 blades would sure look good with an awl like this wouldn’t it?
Would also look great with a small Pruner or Hawkbill at the other end
Never been done before so it's not Traditional.....for now
@Will Power didn't SAK do a knife like that? I'm pretty sure the Calf Pen also wasn't a "traditionally" employed blade combination... Your idea would at least bring it into the same realm as the Chapman.
I was attempting to get the spots to show in the sun... good day to all
They sure did!
Yes that would be just right in a White Owl frame
I've got another SAK with a Pruner blade but it's a multi blade type. Really like that one you show though, wonder if it's still made??