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Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by rockgolfer, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    Missing the white bone #93 Lambfoot given by Bill to @waynorth at the Rendezvous, but if I remember correclty there were 27.

    Also missing the white bone #86s.

    Those ones are even normal production! But I suppose they've missed some in the past.

    What a collection! Makes me think I should get the tortoise acrylic.
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  2. EngrSorenson


    Jul 3, 2019
    This might just be a carver thing, but you and I see eye-to-eye on a lot of this. I am also looking for that grail pocket knife that doubles as a really good carver. I keep coming back to the same ideas, but I don’t if I’ll ever see my ideas built.
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  3. NewBlades16

    NewBlades16 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2015
    Maybe because he focuses on his Bark River Gunny Sidekick. I know he actually drives there and has significant hands on "live" input. Maybe he has more flexibility in that regard than with GEC. Just a speculation, of course.
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  4. EngrSorenson


    Jul 3, 2019
    Looks like the #62 sports a single spring and possibly an asymmetrical grind on the main wharnecliffe, after the fashion of the #35 clip point we saw in 2017. It doesn’t appear to be the kinked main we saw in the #82 possum skinner.

    I’m a fan of the asymmetrical grind solution for pen knife style configurations. It somehow just seems more sophisticated than “bend it until it clears”.

    pen knife enthusiasts, please weigh in.
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  5. PirateSeulb

    PirateSeulb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 6, 2017
    I get the blade shapes for carving and half the reason I love this but my question would be more in regards to the duplicated short blade but I see you answer it later in this post...
    My only hang up left is my strong personal preference for stainless steels and how much one of these cuts into my wallet.
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  6. EngrSorenson


    Jul 3, 2019
    I like stainless, too. It some ways I miss the simplicity of not having to think about that kind of blade maintenance, but my dedicated carvers rarely have problems with rust.

    I’m slowly warming up to the three wharnecliffe blade concept, though. Too bad it’s not a more pedestrian pattern shape though. This would lend itself well to a bow tie or cigar pattern.
  7. Jiki


    Jun 12, 2018
    At least it will be a full four finger grab. It should sit well in the hand and provide the appropriate leverage.
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  8. EngrSorenson


    Jul 3, 2019
    You’re selling me on this. Where should I tell my wife to send the hate mail?
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  9. Travman

    Travman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2016
    Thanks for this. I had just assumed steel was heavier than brass. Good to know. I was comparing that Gunstock Jack Bloodwood SFO 86 to the Waynorth version. I’ll have to get out my scale that we use to measure the Cub Scout Pinewood derby cars.

    Your measurements do so show that bone covered knives are heavier than wood covered knives.
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  10. EngrSorenson


    Jul 3, 2019
    makes sense.
    steel: 0.280 and 0.291 lbm/in^3
    brass: 0.303 to 0.315 lbm/in^3
    bone: ~0.0668 lbm/in^3
    Lignum Vitae wood: ~0.0480 lbm/in^3

    Lignum Vitae is one, if not the, densest woods in the world just for a worst case scenario.

    bone is about 39% heavier than wood and brass is about 8% heavier than steel.

    therefore the lightest knife would be the all steel and wood construction of those considered here.
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  11. HST

    HST Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 2, 2015
    I’m at a point, to where I prefer smaller, all carbon steel, with wood handles on traditional pocket knives for pocket weight.
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  12. traumkommode

    traumkommode Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    The way SFOs work now - Rob can't just decide, "I want to do a Heartland run" and then order it from GEC. GEC would decide to run 74 Stallions, and then order him the opportunity to do a run if he wanted. Someone really close to GEC like Charlie or Mike may get some sway in the production schedule every once in a while, but we've only seen the one run probably because that's the last time they ran Stallions.

    Also, Leslie - I want that knife :cool::D
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  13. Jiki


    Jun 12, 2018
    Whittling away time with my Dixie waiting on the 62.
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    BIGDORK Gold Member Gold Member

    May 27, 2018
    Anyone have experience with vigilance trading ?
    They're listed on gec's distributor page but they seem pretty new?
  15. willard0341

    willard0341 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 18, 2013
    That is some amazing attention to detail on a small piece
  16. Jiki


    Jun 12, 2018
    Thank you.
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  17. GE Jr

    GE Jr Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 29, 2015
    That Ebony SFO is a nice knife - essentially a 74 Northfield Stallion. GEC made some Tidioutes in Ebony as well...really wish I picked up one of those! I did manage to end up with a Cocobolo NF, and a Tidioute Spring Green Bone. Both keepers! :thumbsup:

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  18. EngrSorenson


    Jul 3, 2019
    Anyone else surprised to see #92’s hanging out there? Kinda makes me sorry they can’t find a home. I’d adopt another one, but then I too would be homeless.
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  19. Boxer .45

    Boxer .45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 11, 2015
    I want a 74, definitely on my list.

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