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**MAIL CALL**- traditionals

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Ramrodmb, May 6, 2019.

  1. Ramrodmb

    Ramrodmb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2010
    Let's see the latest that the postman brought you.
    Nothing better than the mailman bringing a package you've been waiting on. When you get a knife delivered and feel the need to post a photo of it right away, feel free to post it here in this thread for us all to enjoy!

    Here's my Saturday "Mail call". A spare 14 in Dead Skunk acrylic. Huge thanks to @Leslie Tomville . The new one, on the bottom, has much more white and black than my previous example, which is mostly red. I love them both and am glad to have 2 that are slightly different.
  2. redsparrow

    redsparrow Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2014
    Amazing how sweet a couple dead skunk can be! ;) Nice pair Mark!!
  3. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Nice thread idea Mark, and congratulations on that colourful #14, very nice indeed :) :thumbsup:

    As most regulars know, Randy @r redden has really had a lot on his plate lately, but he's still always reaching out to folks :) I received this handsome Case Barlow from Randy last week, accompanied by a great book full of beautiful photographs :) What a gent :) :thumbsup:

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  4. Buzzbait


    Feb 25, 2001
    Two Case bone stags, both Bose designs, dropped into my mailbox on Saturday.

  5. Henry Beige

    Henry Beige Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    My mailbox has been pretty busy lately. Newest arrivals are the Imacasa Bolo and the Martindale Golok. The bolo looks promising. The Martindale looks cool and feels great in the hand, but so far doesn’t cut for beans, although it is still a bit early for the tender greenery which might suit it better.

    A couple of weeks ago, I binged lightly on bare tang knives. I already had the mini Skrama on order when I got my first exposure to the Baryonyx Grimalkin. . ”Why not?”, i supposed. Surely one or the other would be something a guy could carry in his pocket. The Grimalkin came with a rudimentary sheath. The Skrama got an inner tube handle and a close-fitting pocket sheath fashiond from a yogurt tub and some Gorilla Tape.

    The Russell sheep skinner is headed for the kitchen.

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  6. Signalprick

    Signalprick Jason Ritchie - Ritchie Handmade Knives Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 3, 2009
    Pardon my excitement. Just got my custom order in from Charlie Bell. For the record simply the best custom maker I've ever had the pleasure of commissioning a knife from. Extremely fast turnaround, very communicative along the way. Criminally low pricing and builds a top shelf folder in terms of fit, finish and materials! Here's my scaled down backpocket. 3.75" closed length, CPM154 steel. 410ss backpring and hardware with Jackson's Rocket shield and a gorgeous Black / Cranberry crosscut micarta from Unique Micarta. Not the best pics, sorry.

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  7. glennbad

    glennbad Knife Moddin' Fool Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 13, 2003
    I just got this in. Classic old Winchester, with classic outgassing cell on it. Blades are decent, may need repair to the liners though, LOL.

  8. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    I was finally able to score one of these... CHEAP!
    I've been wanting a Schrade liner lock trapper for a while. When I saw this one with a scrimshaw trout, I couldn't pass it up.
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  9. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Interesting choices Henry :) I got a Mini-Skrama in the mail last week, got it in my pocket right now (in the stock sheath) :thumbsup:


    Very nice indeed :) :thumbsup:

    Can't wait to see what you do with that one! :) :thumbsup:

    Congratulations John :thumbsup:
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  10. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    Congrats to everyone who posted above; lots of intriguing new arrivals!! :thumbsup::cool::cool::thumbsup:

    But I have an "etiquette" question. I'm hoping to acquire some new knives soon, and like the idea of sharing on The Porch my excitement over their arrival. :rolleyes: But now I'm not clear about the best place to do that. I've always used the "Your newest addition" thread in the past: https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/your-newest-addition-traditionals-of-course.1167349/
    Going forward should I use this "Mail Call" thread, or the "newest addition" thread, or both?? What is the main difference between the threads?

    Thanks for helping me out! :thumbsup:

    - GT
  11. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Thanks, Jack. :)

    Maybe they should be merged.
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  12. Ramrodmb

    Ramrodmb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2010
    Ha ha thanks, James! I'm lovin them!:thumbsup:

    Thank you, Jack. Great knife and the book makes a great background. Randy @r redden is one of the good ones!;)

    Very nice, Buzz. You've got me seriously looking at a Bone stag sowbelly!:)

    Interesting choices, Henry. Thanks for showing them!:thumbsup:
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  13. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    A recent one was this big (9.15") Muk skinner from "Big Chris" Berry in CPM-3V, with NO disappointment once opened.

  14. Ramrodmb

    Ramrodmb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2010
    Just beautiful, Jason. Glad to hear how pleased you are with his work.:thumbsup:

    Glenn, that one looks like it's right up your alley! Can't wait to see him in his new "pants".:)

    Can't go wrong with a scrimshaw Schrade, John. I have always enjoyed all the different motifs they had and glad you scored it cheap.;)

    Nice fixed blade, Jack. The handle looks very comfortable.:thumbsup:
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  15. Ramrodmb

    Ramrodmb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2010
    Gt, Post them in both! But this thread only if it came in the mail!:D:D (see, there is a difference:D)

    The "New Additions" thread is open to any new additions, John. For instance: any knife you bought at a brick & mortar store would go only in the New Additions thread. This thread they have to come in the mail.:D

    Very nice, Jeff! Gotta love the 3V and that looks very handy and thin at the edge.:cool:
  16. Augie

    Augie Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 23, 2014
    Got this mint Cattaraugus Radio Electricians knife today, still in storage grease.

  17. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    I understand now. :thumbsup: :cool: :thumbsup:
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  18. Dschal


    Mar 18, 2016
    Yeah, I got quite a mail call today, the Traditional Box GAW #2. (Not all for me of course.)
  19. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Let's just pretend this came in the mail and didn't actually follow me home from Walmart ;)
    I don't get to fish as often as I'd like to and rarely catch anything to keep when I do so this will get carried as I would any knife.
    The package says to only cut fish with it, but I'm not going to let anyone tell me what I can cut with my knife :D:D
  20. Henry Beige

    Henry Beige Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    That should be very comfortable in hand. I have the Skrama and Jakaaripuukko, and know what to expect from the handle. I wanted something slimmer for pocket carry, though. The inner tube on the tang should be adequate for the limited use it wlll see as an EDC.

    How about a pic of the sheath?
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