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2019 Forum Knife : Poll - Slab Type

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by knifeswapper, Mar 4, 2019.

Slab Type

Poll closed Mar 7, 2019.
  1. Acrylic

    7 vote(s)
  2. Bone Smooth

    21 vote(s)
  3. Bone Jigged

    132 vote(s)
  4. Wood Smooth

    133 vote(s)
  5. Wood Jigged

    7 vote(s)
  6. Micarta

    17 vote(s)
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  1. Pgg365247

    Pgg365247 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2012
    I kind of feel like some of the folks voting for the "safe, consistent" smooth wood option might be the same folks with drawers full of GEC's with elaborate jigging (HAHA... not meant to be offensive so please don''t get the hackles up). That being said, they probably also have safes full of perfect smooth ebony, cocobolo and other cool woods as well. There absolutely isn't anything wrong with that. That's why it's called a hobby and people should be free to do as they please. I could certainly be wrong but if GEC's jigging was so inconsistent and awful then why do these types of knives sell out in literally minutes? Maybe because it isn't all that bad? Maybe because people are flipping em? Who knows... I'm just having fun with this process. What a cool thing to be able to have input on a great knife from a world class knife maker.
    tmd_87, Prester John, Travman and 3 others like this.
  2. knife_fan


    May 1, 2012
    I think wood is the safer choice for the forum knife. GEC's jigging has been inconsistent lately.
    bbk357 and Ramrodmb like this.
  3. draggat

    draggat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2010
    I voted Jigged Bone, but I would be fine with smooth wood.

    Here’s my favorites. These are knives I don’t think I would ever sell. If GEC even came close to this jigging, it would be good enough for me!




    Copperhead Jig Bone with African Blackwood.... I prefer it over Ebony

    My other wood choice would be Bocote. I haven’t seen any with terrible grain.... the striping seems pretty consistent.

    zolthar, wintermute, Travman and 13 others like this.
  4. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    is there a pic of this someone could pm me...dont want to turn the thread. thanks in advance.

    I've seen a few folks say something to this effect.....but all pics I seen look pretty darn good. not saying anyone isnt telling the truth or anything just not sure what inconsistent means?
    Coyja likes this.
  5. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    All fine examples of some really nice jigged bone.
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  6. Sabercat

    Sabercat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2015
    For all of the folks voting for wood, the "safe" choice...I think you're overlooking micarta.

    What's more consistent than wood?

    There's still plenty of time left to switch from wood to the truly safe choice...micarta.

  7. bbfish


    Jan 18, 2019
    Man this thing is really neck and neck.
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  8. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    lifes all about taking some calculated risk...that's bone and wood in this example.......:D
    draggat, Travman, mitch4ging and 2 others like this.
  9. Jathes

    Jathes Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 6, 2016
    If it is randomly symmetrical smooth jigged micarta I'll switch from smooth bone. Symmetrically random jigged smooth micarta and I'm out.
    Sabercat likes this.
  10. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Most of us are saying it for effect, trying to sway votes. GEC jigging isn't bad at all, some is down right nice. There are a few examples that are pretty lackluster, but on the whole it's a safe bet. Not as safe as wood though... :D
  11. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    understood. thanks for clearing that up for me. while I havent seen every jigged gec, cant say I've seen what I'd call a batch of bad ones.
  12. Leslie Tomville

    Leslie Tomville Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2016
    I disagree @cbr1000 , “saying it for effect” while admitting it is not true is not my idea of having fun.

    My point is that this process is completely the opposite of the good natured friendship we enjoy on the Porch. I question whether it does more harm than good.
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2019
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  13. Kiteman72

    Kiteman72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    I'm starting to think maybe the totally awesome acrylic isn't going to come from behind...

    I will certainly switch my vote, but where??? Wood is very persuasive at this point. No Osage tho, right?:D
    rockgolfer and Signalprick like this.
  14. cbr1000


    Jan 31, 2013
    I think everyone is having fun trying to sway votes. Whatever we end up with will be nice. It's the same process every year and the end result is routinely 500 happy people.
    Ramrodmb, tmd_87, Travman and 2 others like this.
  15. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Nice to see smooth wood back in the lead!!
    C'mon Ebony!!:)
    seas165, Augie, waverave and 11 others like this.
  16. Dr-Mabuse

    Dr-Mabuse Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 23, 2014
    BrianB43, ddavis, Signalprick and 2 others like this.
  17. jwsnyder

    jwsnyder Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 16, 2018
    I think the real question at this point is which side will set up a giveaway to entice voters to switch to their side.
  18. draggat

    draggat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2010
    Nothing truly great ever came from playing it ‘safe’.

    Take a chance!! This could quite possibly be the finest Bladeforums knife ever made! I’ll admit my preferences haven’t been entirely met, but this is shaping up to be a pretty nice looking knife..... some good jigging would be icing!
    Matt_WY and Travman like this.
  19. H2O2HI


    Jul 23, 2016
    I agree. Great observation. If one wins by one vote, it will not foster love for our neighbors.
    Leslie Tomville likes this.
  20. Sabercat

    Sabercat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2015
    Oh, I didn't say I was voting for "safe". I was just pointing out that if "safe" is what a person wants...they should really be voting for micarta over wood.

    I'm going to vote for what I will like the most, and have no fear, for we are in good hands.
    r8shell likes this.
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