Talking about your traditional knives

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Re: Talking about your traditional knives

Postby Enactive » Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:59 pm

murphjd25 wrote:
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Looking good. The Eureka Jack pairs so well with a modern. Did your new GEC arrive?
Yessir, sorry for the crappy pics.
Cool.

Didn't think I wanted anything on that frame, but I might go for a pocket carver.

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Re: Talking about your traditional knives

Postby murphjd25 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:59 pm

Enactive wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:59 pm
murphjd25 wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:20 pm
Enactive wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:57 pm
murphjd25 wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:54 pm
Looking good. The Eureka Jack pairs so well with a modern. Did your new GEC arrive?
Yessir, sorry for the crappy pics.
Cool.

Didn't think I wanted anything on that frame, but I might go for a pocket carver.
They really knocked this one out of the park. The F&F is amazing, how they fit the main and secondary in their is a work of art. I have a feeling this is going to be an instant classic and many people will wish they had got one.
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Re: Talking about your traditional knives

Postby Enactive » Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:54 pm

These 86s are great. So are that Shaman. :spyder: One of each "production" and one each an SFO or Sprint. All four just great knives. :cool:

The Sharpmaker has allowed me to not care about slight recurve on the 86 clip main blade and even enjoy the shape. Especially with 1095, it just isn't a chore to maintain.
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Re: Talking about your traditional knives

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Re: Talking about your traditional knives

Postby MichaelScott » Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:03 pm

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Amazingly well done knife. #62 Easy Pocket Congress in red jigged bone.
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Re: Talking about your traditional knives

Postby murphjd25 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:48 pm

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Amazingly well done knife. #62 Easy Pocket Congress in red jigged bone.
Yes sir. Congratulations I really enjoyed carrying and using mine today!
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Postby bearrowland » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:50 pm

Very nice everybody!
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Re: Talking about your traditional knives

Postby MichaelScott » Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:32 am

murphjd25 wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:48 pm
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Amazingly well done knife. #62 Easy Pocket Congress in red jigged bone.
Yes sir. Congratulations I really enjoyed carrying and using mine today!
I don’t buy back ups of knives, but I’m getting the ivory version because, well, ivory, and I would hate to lose one and have to pay secondary market prices for another. For me, it is almost the perfect EDC knife.
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Re: Talking about your traditional knives

Postby murphjd25 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:06 pm

MichaelScott wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:32 am
murphjd25 wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:48 pm
MichaelScott wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:03 pm
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Amazingly well done knife. #62 Easy Pocket Congress in red jigged bone.
Yes sir. Congratulations I really enjoyed carrying and using mine today!
I don’t buy back ups of knives, but I’m getting the ivory version because, well, ivory, and I would hate to lose one and have to pay secondary market prices for another. For me, it is almost the perfect EDC knife.
I totally agree. I will probably pick up one of the DLT SFO’s when they get released as well. It really is perfect.
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Re: Talking about your traditional knives

Postby Cambertree » Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:40 pm

Cool thread, it’s good to see there are some fans of traditional classic patterns as well as modern classic Spydies here.

About half my collection are traditionals, maybe more.

This 93 Waynorth Lambsfoot was a recent highlight:

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Also, Enactive, you asked earlier about ‘nickel silver’ bolsters and fittings. Nickel Silver is actually just a brass alloy. The term is just a bit of old skool marketing, like ‘german silver’ on old guns.

All steel GEC knives are just that - they have carbon steel liner scales, pins and bolsters. That type of construction is very much my preference, despite the increased susceptibility to corrosion.

I like the higher material strength and I loathe the way brass can develop that green verdigris over time in certain conditions.

These GEC Crownlifters are examples of their all steel construction models ;) :) :

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Re: Talking about your traditional knives

Postby Cambertree » Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:55 pm

I’m a big fan of the English Lambsfoot pattern and usually carry one along with a Spydie, for more discreet use in social settings.

Here’s a Sheffield example by A. Wright I picked up while I was over there:

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Re: Talking about your traditional knives

Postby Enactive » Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:01 pm

Cambertree wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:40 pm
Cool thread, it’s good to see there are some fans of traditional classic patterns as well as modern classic Spydies here.

About half my collection are traditionals, maybe more.

This 93 Waynorth Lambsfoot was a recent highlight:


Also, Enactive, you asked earlier about ‘nickel silver’ bolsters and fittings. Nickel Silver is actually just a brass alloy. The term is just a bit of old skool marketing, like ‘german silver’ on old guns.

All steel GEC knives are just that - they have carbon steel liner scales, pins and bolsters. That type of construction is very much my preference, despite the increased susceptibility to corrosion.

I like the higher material strength and I loathe the way brass can develop that green verdigris over time in certain conditions.

These GEC Crownlifters are examples of their all steel construction models ;) :) :
Gorgeous knives, Cambertree!

Thanks for sharing and the clarification on all steel construction. That is cool. I like the idea of the higher material strength too. I had read someone misusing the term "all steel" regarding an all nickel silver and steel construction knife.

In response to our discussion elsewhere about the handle i made for the Helle, here are some photos. I made the handle from two pieces cut from the same stock [edited to add: kiln dried cherry]. I mortised the stick tang into one side of the handle and glued it all up [edited to add: with Gorilla Glue] and then carved and finished the handle. The color difference is the heartwood and sapwood. I made the handles to appear "checkered" or to look like four pieces of wood instead of two--until you look closely.
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Re: Talking about your traditional knives

Postby Enactive » Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:05 pm

Sharing this here because it is basically about traditional knives.

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Re: Talking about your traditional knives

Postby MichaelScott » Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:32 pm

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All Great Eastern Cutlery. From the top: Oil Field Jack natural canvas micarta, Eureka Jack green canvas micarta, Easy Pocket Congress red jigged bone.
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Re: Talking about your traditional knives

Postby Bloke » Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:37 pm

MichaelScott wrote:
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All Great Eastern Cutlery. From the top: Oil Field Jack natural canvas micarta, Eureka Jack green canvas micarta, Easy Pocket Congress red jigged bone.
Hi Michael, as always ... beautiful! :cool:
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Re: Talking about your traditional knives

Postby Enactive » Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:23 am

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All Great Eastern Cutlery. From the top: Oil Field Jack natural canvas micarta, Eureka Jack green canvas micarta, Easy Pocket Congress red jigged bone.
Nice trio! I quite enjoy my Tidioute 86 and 92. They compliment each other so well. When you want the full hand-filling handle jumbo jack it is. When you want something ~30 percent lighter and slimmer, but still big enough for a large hand, Eureka!

I do enjoy the coping/ small sheepfoot secondary blade paired with a clip, spear or drop point main.

I understand the Easy Pocket Congress is very nice too. I haven't handled one, just seen pics.

Enjoy that fine GEC W&T, memories of grandparents and easy honing 1095. :cool:

One of these days I'll maybe even get a slip joint Spydeco? A nice fully one-hand operated slip joint has some appeal, but I haven't yet felt compelled to get one. Of the Spydie offerings I like the drop point UKPK most.

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Re: Talking about your traditional knives

Postby murphjd25 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:41 pm

Very nice trio Michael! I believe my trio is almost identical! Great taste my friend.
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Re: Talking about your traditional knives

Postby Enactive » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:55 pm

One thing about my GEC jacks-- i often often prefer a negative blade angle, which the clip point blade on the 86s provide a good amount of while the spear point on the 92 offers just a little.

Quite a few of my preferred Spydercos also have a negative blade angle.

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Re: Talking about your traditional knives

Postby z4vdBt » Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:35 am

Any sheeps foot single primary blade traditionals for sale out there? GEC preferably lol.

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Re: Talking about your traditional knives

Postby MichaelScott » Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:35 pm

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Any sheeps foot single primary blade traditionals for sale out there? GEC preferably lol.
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