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An Ode to the 2-Blade Jack

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Pàdruig, Aug 2, 2019.

  1. Wild Ben

    Wild Ben Gold Member Gold Member

    44
    Jan 16, 2016
    IMG_1353.JPG I have this dogleg on the way!
     
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  2. Onebigbill

    Onebigbill Basic Member Basic Member

    360
    May 21, 2019
    I am new to collecting and am also evolving in my taste for different knives. Some of my favorites.
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  3. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Nice thread, Dylan. I love one- and three-bladed knives, but a two-bladed jack also hits the sweet spot for me.
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  4. ISKRA

    ISKRA

    717
    Sep 19, 2016
    Two blade jacks certainly are my favourite. So much so that I'm currently having one modified from a single blade. I preffer the secondary to be a pen blade and located on the mark side. Main blade should be a spear or clip point, certainly not a straight edge. Somehow I never cared much for those. Here's three that I currently carry the most:

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  5. tongueriver

    tongueriver Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2007
    A progenitor of GEC's Washington jacks? 2OT001.jpg 2OT002.jpg
     
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  6. Augie

    Augie Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 23, 2014
    Few more,

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  7. GE Jr

    GE Jr Gold Member Gold Member

    827
    Dec 29, 2015
    GEC 151213...

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  8. GE Jr

    GE Jr Gold Member Gold Member

    827
    Dec 29, 2015
    GEC 152214

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  9. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Doesn't get much better than that. :cool::thumbsup:
     
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  10. danno50

    danno50 Gold Member Gold Member

    600
    Apr 15, 2008
    I am also a fan of two blade jacks. This one is the knife that spends more time in my pocket than any other.

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  11. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
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  12. cortopar

    cortopar Gold Member Gold Member

    162
    Jun 12, 2006
    I avoid single blades, and prefer 2 or 3 blade knives. My favorite and most carried jack is an equal end I asked Todd Davison to build for me. The blades are nearly equal, but not quite. The wharncliffe is very slightly shorter than the clip.

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    Stan Buzek is building me a slightly smaller jack (about 3.5”) similar to this, but with a straight edged secondary...

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    I also have a Ruple sowbelly that carries and uses like a jack, but with an added awl for scraping and such. Since the awl sits flush with the liner when closed, it looks like a sowbelly jack.

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    A trapper is also a jack, in my mind. It just has a specific traditional blade configuration...

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    Almost forgot one of my newest jacks, a nice spear/pen in stag from Joel Chamblin...

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    Thanks for the thread and all the great jack knives!
     
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  13. cortopar

    cortopar Gold Member Gold Member

    162
    Jun 12, 2006
    Dup
     
  14. Pinemoon

    Pinemoon Gold Member Gold Member

    995
    Mar 25, 2005
    Beautiful collection :thumbsup:
     
  15. Chief

    Chief Chief Master Sergeant USAF (ret) 1975-2000 Platinum Member

    Nov 15, 1998
    Am OCD about blade rub, only way to avoid it is single blade or side by side jack. Generally prefer a single blade, fits in the pocket easier and if more is needed it generally calls for a fixed blade. Jim Dunlap made this fine jack to my specs, clip main and straight secondary with the nick on the pile side, makes the blades easier to open. Fit and finish as good as makers costing much more.

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    Pretty stiff pull on the main, especially with the short nick. Love the slight recurve on the main.

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  16. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    That is the most perfect two blade Jack Knife I think I've ever seen. :cool::thumbsup:
     
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  17. Chief

    Chief Chief Master Sergeant USAF (ret) 1975-2000 Platinum Member

    Nov 15, 1998
    @JohnDF thanks! Pile side with the small wharncliff open. Perfect for pull cuts.

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  18. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    John, that is a beauty!
     
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  19. ISKRA

    ISKRA

    717
    Sep 19, 2016
    A Remington premium jack with sunken joints, probably my oldest knife.

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  20. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Wow!!!! I LOVE the knives posted folks- Thank you Dylan....

    I would consider this a Two 'Bladed" Jack all day my friend....and it get the job done very well!

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    If some don't, this one then, because Two Bladed Jacks rock!

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    or.....

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