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Attention 2019 Forum Knife : Poll - Shield

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by knifeswapper, Mar 8, 2019.


Poll closed Mar 14, 2019.
  1. Knife without shield

    26 vote(s)
  2. Knife with shield

    214 vote(s)
  3. --Custom shield

    13 vote(s)
  4. --Banner

    31 vote(s)
  5. --Bomb

    118 vote(s)
  6. --Diamond

    12 vote(s)
  7. --Orleans

    79 vote(s)
  8. --Propeller

    38 vote(s)
  9. -- Federal

    22 vote(s)
  10. -- Houndtooth

    14 vote(s)
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  1. seas165

    seas165 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 2, 2014
    I 2nd federal or crest
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  2. McFeeli


    Feb 13, 2017
    I’m torn between Bomb or Propeller.. I did vote for the former, though. Once we see the wood choice I think that will lock in my choice.
  3. ty_higg

    ty_higg KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 16, 2011
    I'd be ok if bomb won its possibly my favorite shield out of all of them but something about the reverse orleans shield just fits.
    Fodderwing, PaulS. and Coyja like this.
  4. Coyja

    Coyja Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 7, 2009
    That’s kind of where I’m at. I like acorn but RO looks classy
    ty_higg likes this.
  5. Pgg365247

    Pgg365247 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2012
    Currently my vote is for the banner shield but I could very much enjoy the reverse Orleans should that win out.
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2019
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  6. GE Jr

    GE Jr Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 29, 2015
    Voted Propeller, would vote Bow Tie if offered
  7. Pgg365247

    Pgg365247 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2012
    Reverse Orleans... final answer
    Travman and tmd_87 like this.
  8. joeradza

    joeradza Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    Like this? IMG_8111.JPG
    Henry Beige likes this.
  9. Wharn

    Wharn Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2011
    Ok changed to Federal. I think federal for AB and houndtooth for bloodwood.
  10. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    No bow-tie option?
    I guess I'll have to go with Orleans, then. It's sort of a bow-tie that's askew.
    Dr-Mabuse and Fodderwing like this.
  11. knife_fan


    May 1, 2012
    This was the hardest poll for me. Lots of good choices. For now I'm voting reverse orleans.
    Coyja likes this.
  12. cigarrodog

    cigarrodog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 18, 2014
    I recommend Diamond.
  13. Stropping Young Lad

    Stropping Young Lad Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    I’m voting Orleans, though I would vote bow tie if it was an option. Or really screw with people’s heads and vote serpentine. :D

    The propeller shield on wood is something we get quite a lot of in SFOs already.
    lavishmammal and Ajd3530 like this.
  14. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    I did my best to make the proportions reasonable but if you want me to tweak a size or position please let me know.
    In African Blackwood...

    And I see Bloodwood has gained some traction so here are a few of those...
  15. draggat

    draggat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2010
    The Orleans shield? This pattern just begs for the Bomb or Banner.... just sayin.
  16. Kiteman72

    Kiteman72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    I'm lovin' that Federal!
    seas165 likes this.
  17. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    Thanks for the mock-ups. It's very helpful. Now I'm leaning toward the banner after all.
    I better take a fresh look in the morning.
    waverave likes this.
  18. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Just not crazy 'bout bloodwood. Not sure why it's popular. Could go for cocobolo or desert ironwood or che chen or especially ebony and even African blackwood. Might just pass if bloodwood wins. Can use the money for a knife I really want.
    Rookie82, Wharn and Ramrodmb like this.
  19. AlwaysTomboy


    Jan 31, 2016
    I voted for Orleans, but prefer the narrow end at the top closest to the blade to mirror the overall shape of the knife. Count my vote as one for reverse Orleans, please. :)
    Dr-Mabuse, jstrange and tmd_87 like this.
  20. ty_higg

    ty_higg KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 16, 2011
    After seeing the mock ups I'd for sure want the orleans shield reversed. Not really feeling it non reversed.
    Dr-Mabuse, jstrange and tmd_87 like this.
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