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2019 GEC 93 Ram's Foot and Waynorth Cutlery Real Lambfoot Thread

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by waverave, Apr 26, 2019.

  1. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    This blade was "rescued" from the Queen factory several years ago!! It shows some of the inspiration for the "rustic" grinds found in the series of Northwoods knives!!!:rolleyes::)
     

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  2. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    I hate when I hit the wrong button!! Big pics here!!!:)
    Jay A.jpg Jay B.jpg
     
  3. TheFactor

    TheFactor Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 26, 2015
  4. bax229

    bax229 Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    245
    May 7, 2016
  5. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Nice that you found one,bax229 !!!!!
    @bax229
     
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  6. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    Ha - I think he's talking Waynorth for Waynorth...not Waynorth for 93 Ram. Or do you value one Waynorth flavor that much more than the other? Now I'm confused! :confused::)

    @nathcezz Either way, you'd be best served posting up on the Trade forums.
     
  7. kamagong

    kamagong

    Jan 13, 2001
    Yes. Everyone knows that the dark chestnut bone lambfoot knives are preferable to their ebony counterparts with the giant sinkholes. ;)
     
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  8. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    Ahhhh, got it! lol

    Hey, on a serious note...do you know the why's and what's behind the sinkholes vs flush pins by chance? I've never heard the explanation of the construction process and sometimes wonder about that.
     
  9. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    What does that mean, Christian???o_O
     
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  10. kamagong

    kamagong

    Jan 13, 2001
    That's how I refer to the sunken cover pins Charlie. They're much more egregious on smooth materials.

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  11. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    There are 2 sanded flush, and 2 that appear to be installed after final finishing of the covers. I’ve always wondered about the “why” of this process. All of my non-bone covers are made this way.


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  12. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    I agree, smooth wood should be the easiest to get a flush fit of the pins, as you can sand them after assembly.
     
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  13. Rose and Thistle Custom

    Rose and Thistle Custom Josh Mead Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    988
    May 9, 2018
    I think the two set-in pins are the ones to hold the covers and are basically small brass nails, then they punch the inside end to lock them to the liners. Then the two flushed ones are the through pins to hold the backspring. The cover pins would be done pre-assembly and the others during. Anyhow that's what it looks like to me.
     
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  14. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    The flush pins are the spring pins. They are peened and sanded flush earlier in the finishing, if my memory serves.

    The "sinkhole" pins are the pins that hold the covers on. They are counter spun. I think the reasoning for this is fewer pin cracks and stronger hold.

    I certainly know several collectors who don't like it one bit. I had and used traditionals when I was young, but primarily got GECs when I got back in to traditionals so the countersunk pins were normal to me. Now that it's been pointed out I do think they're less aesthetically pleasing, but I still prefer a knife with GEC quality and countersunk pins than most knives from other companies.
     
  15. Ramrodmb

    Ramrodmb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2010
    Seems a bit misleading as that's a different knife you show there. Looks like a 74.

    As you can clearly see from this pic there are NO sunken pins on the Ebony 93.
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  16. kamagong

    kamagong

    Jan 13, 2001
    Huh? Mark's post at #1871 and your picture above clearly show sunken pins.

    It is a #74. Charlie asked what I meant, so I used my picture as an illustration. It is more marked on the #74 than on the #93 pattern, but the sinkholes exist on all GEC patterns.
     
  17. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    @L.H.S @Rose and Thistle Custom Thanks for the details. Kind of interesting. That’s the first time I recall seeing anyone address that mystery.

    They would presumably do the bone covers differently because they have to. Makes me wonder if the wood/micarta cover process is a time saver as well as reduction in split/crack risk.

    Yeah @Ramrodmb, look closely at the bolster and blade side pins. Same as mine.

    These don’t bother me btw, though I’d pick flush if I had my pick.
     
  18. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    Classic book with a classic knife (except the book is actually old, whereas the knife only looks old ;)):

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  19. natchezz

    natchezz Gold Member Gold Member

    305
    Jan 6, 2006
    @L.H.S , did you have your WNC recovered? It looks spectacular.
     
  20. kamagong

    kamagong

    Jan 13, 2001
    Looks like one of the Rendezvous specials.
     

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