Your newest addition:traditionals of course!

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Will Power, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    That does look handy for cutting out leather patterns.
    I used to use a Head Knife for cutting everything out, but have since moved to a Utility Knife.
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  2. A.L.


    Jun 27, 2007
    I’ve tried utility knives too, but they don’t work for me (I use really thick/stout leather). It’s either that they aren’t sharp enough or they are too thin and cause friction because they get so stuck between the leather.
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  3. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Me too... I build saddles.
    Another favorite is the sheepsfoot blade on a Medium Stockman...
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  4. mbkr

    mbkr Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Picked up this Vic Waiter for 4 bucks. Liner is dented. I bought it because it has the Econo nylon scales which I actually like better than the celidor. Figured I'd use it for parts. Much to my surprise, all the tools function perfectly despite the dented liner. I may just leave this one together.

    I recently bought a plethora of used Waiters and a couple of used Explorers with the idea of building myself a Scientist, since Vic won't. I've never taken one apart before, so I may just end up with a bunch of loose parts :p

    The Orange G10 Swiss Bianco scales also came today. Potentially to be used on the forthcoming homemade Scientist. Little bling don't you know pepsweetie.gif

    The Case was just there to open the package ;)
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  5. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    After reading about the bone scaled off-shore Schrades, I decided to check one out. I got the large stockman. I found out the key word here is "large". I included a pic of it beside a GEC 23.
    The good.... the bone scales are a nice, creamy color, and appear to be very nicely fitted to the bolsters. The spine/spring area shows no gaps at all, with the junction of steel spring and brass liners appearing water-tight. The bolsters are nice, with single lines on each. The polish on the blades is nicely done, and the ends of the tangs are smoothly rounded.

    The bad..... all the blades rub. The main hits the inner liner at the tip, and the spey blade hits the outer liner at the tip..enough to keep it from closing when not "snapping" it closed. The sheepfoot blade rubs against the main blade.
    The spey and sheepfoot are pretty smooth in opening/closing, but don't have much spring tension against them when going from halfway to open.
    The main clip blade is just not smooth after you get it about halfway open. It reminds me a bit of an A.Wright in that regard. It feels like perhaps the sides of the tang didn't get polished well. I flushed it with 3 in 1 for about 5 minutes, and it improved slightly. Perhaps with a lot more flushing, it will get better.
    The grind on the spey blade is uneven, actually creating a recurve in the edge. None of the edges are evenly ground, or terribly sharp.
    Interestingly, the edges of the bone scales ARE sharp...:rolleyes: They are cut square... 90 degree edges all around.
    The center pin in the springs is quite proud on both sides of the knife, as well.
    Just looking at the knife, cosmetically, it's really not bad. The devil is in the details, though.

    If this was my only knife, I'd probably live with it. I think it could be made to be pretty serviceable. The steel is supposed to be equivalent to 440C. And did I mention it was BIG? I plan to play with it, and round the edges, and see what I can come up with.

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  6. davemonkey

    davemonkey Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 20, 2014
    Here is a brand that is new to me. Brother knives, a modern traditional lockback. Vg10 steel and a solid lockup. Nicely finished knife for the $. Next to a Churchill for size comparison.
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  7. SteveNo

    SteveNo Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 12, 2020
    Received my Case way earlier then expected. Got a Spyderco lil native as my main edc carry on the same day. But i can already tell that the case will probably see more pocket time. Im in love with the colors.
    F&f is good as well luckily. Just had some glue residue near the badge that came of pretty easy and the blades had to be sharpened a little which was an easy task with CV steel.

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  8. btb01

    btb01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2008
    I got this 2018 Limited Edition Alox Pioneer (Berry Red) in the mail yesterday.


    I bought one back in 2015 (Steel Blue), but haven’t been inclined to buy any of the other years’ Limited Editions, as some of them are quite ugly! :eek: :D

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  9. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Somebody posted one of these in the edc thread Saturday, and I ordered this one Saturday. Got here today.
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  10. OldHercDude


    Jun 28, 2020
    Might have been me - it's quickly becoming my main Saturday carry. Light and slim, very easy to slip in the pocket.

    edit - might not have been me unless you meant the Traditional daily thread.
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  11. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    It probably was you. EDC is my shorthand for "What Traditional knife are you toting today", or something pretty close to that.
    I expect to carry it a lot too.
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  12. Ribbonz

    Ribbonz Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 28, 2020
    [​IMG] The first new knife in my collection and my first Case. It’s a Case Medium Stockman in emerald. I picked it because of the unique design on the bolsters mainly. Might be too elegant for EDC, but I might slip it in a dress pants pocket for a formal or semi formal occasion.
  13. Scott J.

    Scott J. Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 8, 2019
    I know not everyone would agree with me, but I like to carry my pretty knives and a little scuff on the Bolsters don't bother me and in fact adds a little character. I probably wouldn't castrate the hogs and scrape the horses feet with my best knife, but, yeah why not enjoy it and use it for your normal stuff?
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  14. Will Power

    Will Power Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    My sincere thanks to @Jolipapa :cool: A nice holiday gift package arrived last night after a lengthy journey from France to Scandinavia.

    Poor photo, sorry but in a rush and it's dark this morning, overcast. Alain sent me 2 very cool knives, a thick scaled wooden Spear blade with loud talk (shouty:D) and an impressive small Scout type knife in Horn, French scouts don't mind a corkscrew, unlike American ones who got upset about Beer...;) A fine polishing cloth with various soldiers from The Great War (no Turks or Italians? but not all countries can fit in) and an interesting coin from former Czechoslovakia in the 1920s- which got hidden under the envelope sorry.

    Hurrah! Great stuff my friend JP :thumbsup:

  15. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    :thumbsup: I had to delay the shipping when POs were closed, glad you received it and it pleases you. :)
  16. SteveC

    SteveC Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 13, 2017
    These two

  17. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    Just got these two barlows today...
  18. OldHercDude


    Jun 28, 2020
    Nice! I don't think I've seen that Schrade's butterscotch color before.
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  19. Ribbonz

    Ribbonz Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 28, 2020
    Got these 3 bananas today

  20. sunknife

    sunknife Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2018
    Nice pair of Barlows , GeofS. :thumbsup: I picked up one of those Scrades just like your's in near mint condition a few years back. One of my son-in-laws was crazy about the knife so I gave it to him. He carries it everyday and is his favorite of his small collection.
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