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New 14 run

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by olywa, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Beauty!
     
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  2. singin50

    singin50

    Jan 31, 2012
    Thank you Rick!!
     
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  3. singin50

    singin50

    Jan 31, 2012
    One more shot!
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  4. MCar

    MCar Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2015
    And those are just GEC SFOs, right? ;)
     
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  5. Wurrwulf

    Wurrwulf Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    While I don't have a direct, overhead shot with a ruler handy, I do have a picture of my single blade #14 Spear next to a Case Peanut.

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  6. TheFactor

    TheFactor Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    Looks like my Cripple Creek Stag is Landing today one day early .
    Can’t wait to have it in my paws :D
    I like my Elderberry so much it’s making me even more excited for the stag :thumbsup:
    My Elderberry hasn’t left my pocket since it’s arrival.
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  7. boykinlp

    boykinlp Gold Member Gold Member

    356
    May 14, 2018
    Don't you love it when Christmas comes a little early?:) I am positive you will be pleased with yours like I was with mine. Looking forward to seeing lots of pictures as they arrive.
    Larry
     
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  8. boykinlp

    boykinlp Gold Member Gold Member

    356
    May 14, 2018
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  9. TheFactor

    TheFactor Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    Yes who could not like 2 or more early Christmas’s and I’m sure liking your cripple creek :thumbsup:

    -Ed
     
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  10. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    No pictures yet but Lyle's version arrived this afternoon, very quick delivery and I may have the first (and only...) in Europe:cool: Superb finish, GEC really bathed this one in oil it could be preserved for several centuries by the look of it:D

    Been getting in quite a lot of knives recently and all tip top quality, have to balance the budget a bit...or else I won't be able to pay the electricity bill:eek: and then I'll have a few pennies for a tarp and start sleeping rough:D Tis NOT the season;)

    Really pleased:thumbsup:
     
  11. singin50

    singin50

    Jan 31, 2012
    Oh my! You ask Frank and he more than delivers!! I asked for a gnobby stag and he delivered. Thank you, Frank!!
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  12. TheFactor

    TheFactor Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    @singin50 Thats some beautiful Stag !!
    I asked Frank for some popcorn stag because I’ve never owned any :D
    But I’m guessing withs such small covers it might be a tall order . Either way I’m Sure Frank will pick a nice one and from what I understand they all look stellar !!
    Can’t wait to get home tonight :thumbsup:
     
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  13. singin50

    singin50

    Jan 31, 2012
    Yeah Ed, I thought the same thing due to the smaller covers but apparently there are some out there. Gnobby, popcorn or whatever you want to call it, I’m happy!
     
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  14. Kiro

    Kiro Gold Member Gold Member

    385
    Mar 17, 2017
    I got my hands on both a Northfield and Cripple Creek stag, so I thought I'd show the two and some comparison (sorry for the poor pictures, this was quick). The Northfield I picked out from photos of the exact knife online. I tend to like the contrast of really white and dark stag. I was fully aware I was rolling the dice on the CC. While very well made and certainly attractive, it's not one that I would have picked out.

    The shield on the CC is cool. Small, but appropriately so. The tang stamp looks classy, and shows on both blades. No other markings for material or pattern. The pen blade on the CC is slightly off center, but not rubbing.

    So overall I like the presentation of the CC better. But I ended up with stag that I don't like as much. I'm not sure which I'll aim to keep, but I won't keep both. Maybe there will be another CC customer that likes mine and wants to trade. We'll see. I can always return it.

    The other elephant in the room is the price. Not sure I'm supposed to talk about it, but it's a genuine concern. Is a shield and different tang stamp worth $30? I don't know. As the sales guys in my office say, that's a tough putt.

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  15. singin50

    singin50

    Jan 31, 2012
    Hey Kiro, no question that it’s always a crap shoot where stag covers are concerned. I had to contact Frank personally, cause I wasn’t going to have it happen again to me. Frank was more than happy to help! That said, I don’t think your CC is ugly by any means. Just not perfectly matched, this matters to some and some don’t care.
     
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  16. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    Not sure if anyone has mentioned that there are more ebony 14s available :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  17. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
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  18. SonnyJim

    SonnyJim Gold Member Gold Member

    675
    Mar 6, 2012
    I didn’t submit a request with Frank for my stag, but if I had picked one myself, it would have been what I recieved! I was crossing my fingers, playing the luck of the draw, and I feel like I won . Thanks Frank, and especially Darren for sharing the inside scoop on the CC’s! Pics soon...

    ~Jim
     
  19. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    My pleasure :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup: I'm glad you all were able to get what you wanted :) I'll definitely let Frank know to catch up on this thread, if he hasn't already, to see all the kudos and cool photos.
     
  20. Travman

    Travman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2016

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