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Talking about your traditional knives

Postby MichaelScott » Thu May 09, 2019 10:02 pm

I have a new found love of traditional knives and patterns, especially slip joints. They are the pocket knives I grew up with and used most of my life. Last year I discovered Great Eastern Cutlery and learned their philosophy of reproducing traditional American patterns with the same tools and techniques as the old cutlers did, and with astounding quality for hand made knives.

I will be posting here about my traditionals with photos. If you have some you like, I’d like to hear about them.
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Re: Talking about your traditional knives

Postby knivesandbooks » Thu May 09, 2019 11:09 pm

prepare for the onslaught of traditionals.
I've got some great green bones, some funky acrylics, a particularly photogenic Katz Stockman, and some knotty stag that I've been dying to show off.
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Re: Talking about your traditional knives

Postby MichaelScott » Fri May 10, 2019 8:57 am

Great! Bring them on!
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Re: Talking about your traditional knives

Postby MichaelScott » Fri May 10, 2019 11:58 am

SpyderG, WOW! Great collection. Thanks for posting that photo.

Here are mine, so far. (The Great Eastern Cutlery #97 Yellow Rose is at the Post Office...)

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Great Eastern Cutlery #25 Barlows, OD Linen Micarta and Antique Golden Jigged Bone

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Great Eastern Cutlery #06 Pemberton in white bone
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Postby ChrisinHove » Fri May 10, 2019 2:55 pm

Wow, these are beauties!

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Postby knivesandbooks » Fri May 10, 2019 10:02 pm

I've got a busy weekend, but I'll try and make some time to take some pics of some of my favorites.

For now, here's a pic of the ones in rotation
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Pictured (top, left to right; middle, left to right; bottom, left to right):

Maserin Plow in blue canvas (D2)
GEC 21 Bullbuster in Black linen
GEC 71 Bullnose in orange delrin
GEC 82 Stockman in Elderberry Bone
GEC 82 Possum Skinner in natural linen
GEC 81 Bullmoose in Green Bone
GEC 54 Big Jack in Cougar Clawed bone
Case Bose Tribal Lock in Ebony (SS)
GEC 48 Improved Trapper in Amber bone
GEC 38 Special in Tractor Green bone
SK Blades (Buck) Goodfella in canvas (CPM 154)
GEC 44 Magnum in Goldenrod bone
GEC 78 American Jack in Autumn bone
GEC 15 Beer Scout in Beer Barrel Oak
GEC 06 Pemberton in Blue bone (2 blade)
GEC 06 Pemberton in Blue Bone (1 blade)
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Re: Talking about your traditional knives

Postby MichaelScott » Sat May 11, 2019 12:18 pm

Nice Collection. I just got a #97 in Yellow Rose, a Gabon Ebony coming Monday.

A comparison in size:
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Re: Talking about your traditional knives

Postby yablanowitz » Mon May 13, 2019 7:06 pm

Here's most of my Queens.

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And a few trappers.

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Re: Talking about your traditional knives

Postby MichaelScott » Mon May 13, 2019 7:14 pm

Very nice! What is that super skinny pinch-open sheepsfoot in the first photo?
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Re: Talking about your traditional knives

Postby MichaelScott » Mon May 13, 2019 7:17 pm

knivesandbooks wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 10:02 pm
I've got a busy weekend, but I'll try and make some time to take some pics of some of my favorites.

For now, here's a pic of the ones in rotation
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Pictured (top, left to right; middle, left to right; bottom, left to right):

Maserin Plow in blue canvas (D2)
GEC 21 Bullbuster in Black linen
GEC 71 Bullnose in orange delrin
GEC 82 Stockman in Elderberry Bone
GEC 82 Possum Skinner in natural linen
GEC 81 Bullmoose in Green Bone
GEC 54 Big Jack in Cougar Clawed bone
Case Bose Tribal Lock in Ebony (SS)
GEC 48 Improved Trapper in Amber bone
GEC 38 Special in Tractor Green bone
SK Blades (Buck) Goodfella in canvas (CPM 154)
GEC 44 Magnum in Goldenrod bone
GEC 78 American Jack in Autumn bone
GEC 15 Beer Scout in Beer Barrel Oak
GEC 06 Pemberton in Blue bone (2 blade)
GEC 06 Pemberton in Blue Bone (1 blade)
Hi do you like the Pemberton two blade. I have the single and thinking about the 2 blade. Is the small coping blade useful?
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Re: Talking about your traditional knives

Postby yablanowitz » Mon May 13, 2019 8:08 pm

If I remember right, it's a #63. It's actually a spey blade, not a sheepsfoot. I've heard it called the best folding skinner ever made. I wouldn't know about that myself, but it is an interesting piece.

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Re: Talking about your traditional knives

Postby knivesandbooks » Wed May 15, 2019 4:45 pm

MichaelScott wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 7:17 pm
knivesandbooks wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 10:02 pm
I've got a busy weekend, but I'll try and make some time to take some pics of some of my favorites.

For now, here's a pic of the ones in rotation
Image

Pictured (top, left to right; middle, left to right; bottom, left to right):

Maserin Plow in blue canvas (D2)
GEC 21 Bullbuster in Black linen
GEC 71 Bullnose in orange delrin
GEC 82 Stockman in Elderberry Bone
GEC 82 Possum Skinner in natural linen
GEC 81 Bullmoose in Green Bone
GEC 54 Big Jack in Cougar Clawed bone
Case Bose Tribal Lock in Ebony (SS)
GEC 48 Improved Trapper in Amber bone
GEC 38 Special in Tractor Green bone
SK Blades (Buck) Goodfella in canvas (CPM 154)
GEC 44 Magnum in Goldenrod bone
GEC 78 American Jack in Autumn bone
GEC 15 Beer Scout in Beer Barrel Oak
GEC 06 Pemberton in Blue bone (2 blade)
GEC 06 Pemberton in Blue Bone (1 blade)
Hi do you like the Pemberton two blade. I have the single and thinking about the 2 blade. Is the small coping blade useful?
Hey,

Yes, that is really the only blade on it I use haha.
I'm not a big fan of that style of spear. They're pretty thick, especially around the tip and the tip isn't supper pointy. I would have preferred a clip point with the small coping. Small coping blades are very useful though, especially for amateur whittlers like me.
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Re: Talking about your traditional knives

Postby knivesandbooks » Wed May 15, 2019 4:48 pm

Just ordered one of these for a great price. New old stock in box. Winchester-branded, Queen made in the late '80s back when Bill Howard was running production.
Teardrop Dogleg Jack is an odd yet compelling pattern.

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Re: Talking about your traditional knives

Postby bearfacedkiller » Wed May 15, 2019 4:54 pm

I carry this old 8OT quite a bit.

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Re: Talking about your traditional knives

Postby knivesandbooks » Wed May 15, 2019 5:33 pm

bearfacedkiller wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 4:54 pm
I carry this old 8OT quite a bit.

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Those old Schrades are great users. It is really cool that you can still get NOS US made ones for the same price as the new Chinese ones. I've got plenty of fancy traditionals with pretty bone, stag, and wood but there's something awesome about Schrades' sawcut delrin. It does it for me. Will take an old Schrade over a new Case most days.
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Re: Talking about your traditional knives

Postby MichaelScott » Wed May 15, 2019 8:05 pm

Bearface, nice Schrade indeed.

Knivesandbooks, went ahead and got the 2 blade Tidioute while it is still available. I like spear blades and the coping blade will serve as well as that wharncliffe.
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Re: Talking about your traditional knives

Postby knivesandbooks » Wed May 15, 2019 8:30 pm

MichaelScott wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 8:05 pm
Bearface, nice Schrade indeed.

Knivesandbooks, went ahead and got the 2 blade Tidioute while it is still available. I like spear blades and the coping blade will serve as well as that wharncliffe.
The two blade feels better in the hand, too.
I wasn't too interested in the Pembertons but now I ended up with 6. Fell in love with them. Both of the blue bone blade configurations, both of the stag blade configurations, and both of the Templars.
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Re: Talking about your traditional knives

Postby MichaelScott » Wed May 15, 2019 8:38 pm

DLT has a bunch of stag Northfields in 2 blade configuration. Almost got one of those. Probably should.

Edit** I just ordered an 06 stag Northfield. They are going fast


Got a Jigged 82 Possum Skinner coming. Looks like that one along with an 06 or a 25 will be my edc knives. I’ll post some photos later.
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Re: Talking about your traditional knives

Postby knivesandbooks » Wed May 15, 2019 10:09 pm

MichaelScott wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 8:38 pm
DLT has a bunch of stag Northfields in 2 blade configuration. Almost got one of those. Probably should.

Edit** I just ordered an 06 stag Northfield. They are going fast


Got a Jigged 82 Possum Skinner coming. Looks like that one along with an 06 or a 25 will be my edc knives. I’ll post some photos later.
Good call! My main carry knives lately have been the Northfield jigged 82 Dixie Stockman for work (most useful Stockman I have) and the blue bone 06 two blade paired with the micarta 82 Possum Skinner for not at work. The blades are ground exceptionally thin on the Possum Skinner. I think someone got a like .009 to a .01 BTE measurment in theirs, if I recall correctly. I've been having to force myself to carry other knives. Well, I only carry the 06 when wearing jeans so I can put it in the coin pocket, so that is more of a weekend thing. I would like to find a slip small enough for the 06.

Can't wait to see you stag, post pics. I'm okay with the stag on my 2 blade. It isn't bad but not astounding, but the stag on my single blade is awesome.
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