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  1. Leslie Tomville

    Warthog Wednesday

    Great thread @Chui ! You and @Will Power are two of the most interesting and eloquent men on the Porch. I look forward to your posts. You always have great insight and information. Will, I have spent quite a bit of time in Africa, and I agree with Paul that snake sightings are rare. But...
  2. Leslie Tomville

    What "Traditional Knife" are ya totin' today?

    I hope all of you had a great day. Happy Thanksgiving! I am totin’ a very useful knife for an oceanside getaway.
  3. Leslie Tomville

    What "Traditional Knife" are ya totin' today?

    It has been a year since we lost Tony Bose. I am going to tote knives he designed, and a couple that he made, over the next few weeks in his honor. First up is a Bose/Case collaborative Zulu Spear.
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    Which is THE Bose knife?

    Let’s not forget about Tony’s most excellent Zulu pattern. It might be his next most copied pattern after the Lanny’s Clip. In addition, this pattern lead to the Tribal Lock which could very well be Case’s finest regular production knife. It certainly ranks in the top five at least. I cannot...
  5. Leslie Tomville

    What "Traditional Knife" are ya totin' today?

    Totin’ a rare stainless GEC today, and a Barlow no less!
  6. Leslie Tomville

    Which is THE Bose knife?

    This is a not a custom knife but a factory made Case Sowbelly of Tony’s design. It was a SFO for someone. I have been trying to find out who and how many, but I have had no luck. I have not seen any others, but I am sure they are out there. Maybe one of you know more about it? I had hoped...
  7. Leslie Tomville

    Which is THE Bose knife?

    Great point about the Lanny @Peregrin ! It is a wonderful story, and the pattern has become iconic. I like the most recent Bose/Case collaboration the best. It seems to be a tiny bit smaller and lighter, although that could just be my imagination. My only problem with Lanny’s in general is...
  8. Leslie Tomville

    Which is THE Bose knife?

    What a great thread!! Thank you Christian, @kamagong . Tony told me it was the Saddlehorn that really got him going. He loved that pattern and used it on his logo. Of course, that was the two blade version not a single like mine. The bottom photo shows Tony working on it. Having said...
  9. Leslie Tomville

    What "Traditional Knife" are ya totin' today?

    This Case Sowbelly is a SFO from about ten years ago. I do not know who commissioned it or how many were made. I have not seen any of the others. Do any of you have any information about this model? Tony Bose designed Case’s Sowbelly pattern, and the ergonomics are excellent. It is...
  10. Leslie Tomville

    What "Traditional Knife" are ya totin' today?

    It is a beautiful day here today in south Louisiana. We really enjoy this time of year. @black mamba , Jeff, I believe we acquired our stainless 73's from the same source. I was surprised we were able to get them so easily and reasonably. I got this one a few months ago. Aren’t they great...
  11. Leslie Tomville

    Stag Saturday - Let's See Some Traditional Stag!

    These two Sambar Stag knives will not leave my pocket! I reach for one or the other just about every day. The Case is an SFO from a few years ago. It has nice thin Stag that is well hafted the way Case did it in the XX era. The 47 Viper is fairly thin as well, something you do not...
  12. Leslie Tomville

    2021 GEC #68 White Owl

    Well, I have finally bagged the elusive White Owl. It is a pattern that has intrigued me from the beginning. I have always been drawn to Winterbottom Jigged Bone, so this was an easy choice for me. Plus, I just cannot abide by Stag minus the shield. (I do realize that many of you prefer...
  13. Leslie Tomville

    Lets talk GEC!

    If anyone from GEC is watching this thread, I hope you consider using sambar stag with a shield at least once in a while. There is nothing nicer, especially when the stag is thin and well hafted like it is on this Viper. It doesn’t have to be every time, but maybe in the rare event the sambar...
  14. Leslie Tomville

    What "Traditional Knife" are ya totin' today?

    Totin’ my ole Texas Jack today. Case still has that magic for me, especially the XX era.
  15. Leslie Tomville

    Let's see your Case knives, old to new.

    Who doesn’t like an old Texas Jack?! Beautiful Bone Stag @Un-Chained !
  16. Leslie Tomville

    What "Traditional Knife" are ya totin' today?

    The top photo contains almost all of my favorite things. There are a few exceptions of course; my wife, kids, and dogs come to mind! Anyway, I have the morning off and plan to enjoy it. Have a great day everyone.
  17. Leslie Tomville

    What "Traditional Knife" are ya totin' today?

    Totin’ several Bose knives this weekend. Have a great one folks. You cannot beat gnarly Sambar Stag or jet black Ebony on a traditional pocketknife.
  18. Leslie Tomville

    What "Traditional Knife" are ya totin' today?

    Thank you for the compliment @mbkr , I am sure Tony would just call the color brown! He was a straight talker and let his knives speak for themselves. And they sure do. Whenever someone asks the perennial question, “if you could only keep one…”, well, you are looking at it. No other...
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