BF2020 Knife from Maniago Poll

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by knifeswapper, Jul 20, 2020.

Frame / Blade Options

Poll closed Jul 23, 2020.
  1. Barlow (Clip, Spear, Sheepfoot) 3 3/4"

    109 vote(s)
  2. Swayback Wharncliffe 3 5/8"

    117 vote(s)
  3. Sowbelly Clip 4"

    68 vote(s)
  4. Bolus (Clip, Spear, Drop Point) 3 13/16"

    27 vote(s)
  5. Swinguard Spear 4"

    28 vote(s)
  6. Gunstock Clip 3 1/2"

    64 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
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  1. Rookie82

    Rookie82 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 25, 2014
    I voted for the Swayback, and only the Swayback. I'm confident in my vote!!! :)
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  2. Ernie1980

    Ernie1980 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2012
    Thank you for taking this on for us!!
  3. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    This thread is awesome! :thumbsup:
  4. eisman

    eisman Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 9, 2009
    Again, thank you, Mike!

    I really don't want a Barlow, but will eagerly buy at least one of whatever is chosen.

    Italians seem to have a thing about horn, I think that would make a fitting cover should this come to pass.
  5. Lander boy Matt

    Lander boy Matt Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 12, 2019
    I will be very happy no matter what pattern is ultimately chosen. Lionsteel rams horn is always very attractive so that would be my choice if possible. Again, thank you Mike for all of the legwork in taking on what seems to me to be a huge task!
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  6. William Pace

    William Pace

    Jun 6, 2019
    Thank you Mike for donating your time for this project. I echo all the sentiments of appreciation above. I voted barlow or swayback but I am hoping swayback. Thanks again Mike for everything you do in the blade community
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  7. Captvideo

    Captvideo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 19, 2014
    Prefer swayback but single blade is a must. Done with Barlow's.
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  8. glennbad

    glennbad Knife Moddin' Fool Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 13, 2003
    Voted barlow, mainly because it's not been well represented in past forum knives.

    Although, that swayback!!!
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  9. TX180SX

    TX180SX Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    thanks Mike! I voted for the barlow and swayback.
  10. Alpha556

    Alpha556 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 29, 2017
    I vote Barlow / sheepfoot in ram horn or wood but
    count me in for 1 of whatever it ends up on.

    Thanks for your efforts!
  11. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    Thanks, Mike. Any of the choices will be a solid knife.

    On the sowbelly, is it possible to get them without the bottom bolster (endcap)? I think they'd look even better without it, personally.
  12. pjsjr

    pjsjr Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 2, 2005
    Thanks Mike, your efforts are much appreciated. I voted Barlow and Swayback.
  13. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

    May 13, 2019
    Great minds think alike.;)
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  14. MolokaiRider


    Sep 13, 2017
    It’s really nice seeing this unfold in a positive direction.

    Our shared hobby is a nice refuge away from a lot of the craziness of life.

    If this is something that can be pulled off despite all the challenges going on it really does showcase the resilience of our community.

    Bravo Gals and Gents!
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  15. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Libras! :cool::thumbsup:
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  16. Foghorn Leghorn Fan

    Foghorn Leghorn Fan Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 27, 2011
    Thanks Mike, this is greatly appreciated.
  17. gaj999

    gaj999 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 25, 2004
    Swayback or Sowbelly for me. Swayback is my first choice. Those look sweet. I might have to buy one when the Barlow is chosen because it's everyone's second choice. ;)
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  18. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

    May 13, 2019
    I cannot keep anything from you .:oops:
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  19. JOELSM

    JOELSM Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    (I’m in no matter what the porch chooses). My vote is Bolus with a clip.
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  20. Camillus

    Camillus Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 3, 2015
    I own a couple of the Lionsteel knives. The drop point knife has the nail nick placed too far back on the blade which makes it (very) difficult to open. This is because the thumb nail’s access is blocked by the covers and the pull strength is increased by the placement.

    The other blade is both pinchable and far more accessible. A pleasure to deploy.

    Whichever blade gets chosen, it would be best to pick one to avoid this issue so as to avoid disappointment on the porch.

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