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Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by eisman, Jul 15, 2018.

  1. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Is this a poll? Second vote for sending it in.
    biglmbass, meako, Jack Black and 5 others like this.
  2. Icky Thump

    Icky Thump

    Dec 8, 2011
    Make it three votes.
  3. afishhunter


    Oct 21, 2014
    I found the shipping notice!
    It will depart Post Falls on the 7th. :D
    dc50, Icky Thump and sunnyd like this.
  4. 64Ford


    Jun 6, 2016
    I received my two knives last night. They are more than I expected and different enough in the scales. One is thinner on scale thickness the other has one side thicker both look very good and no issues. A few things for character which is good. The thinner scaled one is going in the pocket, the other will be a special gift for someone. The blades are sharp and are good slicers. Many thanks to Stephan , SKBlades and Buck for the effort and dealing with all of us. A Buck 110 is what started this knife thing for me many years ago. So for me extremely glad to have a Buck traditional and being a bladeforum knife is icing on the cake.
  5. Old Hunter

    Old Hunter Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    akaMatt, If that was my knife I would send it in under Buck's warranty policy - from my previous experience with them you will be happy that you did - Buck will make it right. OH
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  6. sunnyd

    sunnyd Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 17, 2004
    That's unacceptable and should be replaced in my opinion, is my vote. OH is right, you will be happy you sent it in to Buck after all said and done.
    Jack Black, Shurke, akaMatt and 4 others like this.
  7. Ulf Krogstad

    Ulf Krogstad Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 19, 2013
    All I know is that 95% of the time I'm looking at ordering something online and has restricted states it can't be shipped too, CA and NY are almost always listed.
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  8. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    Seems like these later box openings are leaning more toward a positive review of this 2018 folder, even in one or two may have some QC issues, the percentages of good is climbing with a bullet ;)

    My tracking says by Tuesday, I think I'll take a 3 day nap until then !

    meako, Lostball, Shurke and 5 others like this.
  9. rishma


    Jun 22, 2008
    What is the closed length?

    Seriously fantastic covers, pattern and blade choice! I was mostly absent from BF during the planning and ordering period, so glad you all Managed to get it right without me:)
  10. et10


    May 18, 2010
    Mine 2 with a slip are on the way, destined to be delivered on Tuesday. Now I'm glad I stayed in California for a couple extra days instead of heading back to Idaho, where I'd much rather be. Hope mine are as nice as the 4 folding hunters (2 Smoke Jumpers and 2 of the newer Blue/Drop Points) I received from @skblades a couple weeks ago.
  11. Ramrodmb

    Ramrodmb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2010
    I feel like I hit the Elk jackpot! Full disclosure- I did do some work to it.
    Even without the beautiful Elk scales, my 2018 forum knife is a great knife. No gaps to speak of, blades are centered, after a little oil and working the sheepfoot a few dozen times, both blades have a pleasing walk and talk and good snap. I'd call it a 5. Stronger pull than my other Buck knives, which is fantastic!! The flat grinds are very even and mine come in around .025 BTE on both. Long pulls are crisp and even and give good purchase. Mine is not the sharpest... but I can fix that.:D
    All in all, I think @skblades did a fantastic job of sorting out our wants and desires and conveying them to Buck. Buck did a stellar job of nailing almost all of them.
    A sincere thank you to @skblades, @hengem and Buck knives, as well as the anonymous donor of the 'porch' insert.:thumbsup::thumbsup:

    biglmbass, Jondllas311, KP and 64 others like this.
  12. Ramrodmb

    Ramrodmb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2010
    A hair under 4 inches.:thumbsup:
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  13. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    I noticed that the pivot pins show different colour than the bolsters, are the pins made of steel? if so, that's most excellent as many traditional makers use nickel silver for the pins so it blends in with the bolsters better.
  14. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Mark, you hit the jackpot with that one, alright! I hope mine are as good, or at least close. From photos, the only thing I don't like about the knife is what I voted against in the original polls: the long pull on the sheepfoot just doesn't look right, it is waaaay too long. But the majority ruled and I have to get used to it, since I'm gonna carry one for sure.
    pjsjr, Will Power, Half/Stop and 3 others like this.
  15. 315

    315 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    I’m not complaining about mine but Dang!!! Of all the photos I’ve seen yours is what I had hoped for. Excellent:thumbsup::thumbsup:
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  16. glenfiddich1983


    Oct 6, 2015
    Good to see so many people already received their knives!

    One question though @skblades, any chance the international orders are being shipped last? Because I didn’t get a shipping notice yet and I know someone else from the Netherlands also didn’t get his shipping notice yet.
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2018
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  17. Vaporstang

    Vaporstang Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 8, 2014
    Did you do something to the Elk to change or darken the color?? Thanks
  18. Deinos

    Deinos Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2016
    Nice... went from Monday delivery to... sometime today! Time to stare longingly out the window and scare the *$%& out of the mailman when he gets here :D
    meako, sunnyd, gaj999 and 1 other person like this.
  19. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    Double Post
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2018
  20. greentrout


    Apr 20, 2016
    I got so busy with work this spring and summer and missed a lot around here including the ordering of this year's knife. I love how the elk turned out! Great looking knives everyone!
    Cutfinger and sunnyd like this.

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