Show off your 15's

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by m.and, Jun 19, 2014.

  1. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Thanks, looks good!
     
  2. redsparrow

    redsparrow Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2014
    @black mamba
    Thanks Jeff, @ISKRA is correct about the Farmboy. The bolsters have had rat-tail grooves filed into them. Plus, a process I have heard others call "de-horning" was also applied. It consists of rounding bolsters, blade spines, tang corners and covers so there are no sharp edges where they don't belong. The blades were re-profiled removing the abrupt angle on the clip blade's spine and turning the spey into a spear blade. Mostly subtle changes but they made a world of difference in use. It's now like one slick tear-drop in hand, very comfortable. When dropped in the pocket, no pocket wear. Maybe I like it as much as I do because while working on it... I kinda developed a relationship with it.:)
    I'd like to be able to show you some before pics but unfortunately they are among the 1000 or so pics on my old computer. I can view them but they don't transfer. (still working on that one :mad:)
    Here's one with both blades open.
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  3. mrknife

    mrknife Gold Member Gold Member

    May 9, 2010
    completed finally after much decision

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  4. steelnut

    steelnut Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2007
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  5. Atiger

    Atiger Basic Member Basic Member

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    Mar 7, 2016
    Boy’s Knife in ebony by Glennbad.

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  6. FSU1992

    FSU1992 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 23, 2014
    I love the 15s and this is my latest one:
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  7. DavidLim

    DavidLim

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    Jul 28, 2016
    I love the GEC 15 pattern but not so much Bail and Chains. Finally decided to pick up 152118B&C for user. I removed B&C and thought about filling in the holes but decided against it last minute. The 3rd knife was modified for easy open.

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  8. mrknife

    mrknife Gold Member Gold Member

    May 9, 2010
    neat! i put sterling silver in the holes of a b&c with good success. I think @Will Power filled his 15 b&c
     
  9. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Yes, I filled my 15 Bail&Chain with some brass tube I had, maybe not as elegant as Sterling Silver;) but it's worked out OK thanks:thumbsup: Brass doesn't really show on jigged bone, on smooth scales maybe, but contrast:D
     
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  10. ISKRA

    ISKRA

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    Sep 19, 2016
    You could perhaps cut off and file two pieces from the bail. If you fill in the holes, you won't need the bail anyway.
     
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  11. Jak3

    Jak3

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    Sep 6, 2016
    Very cool. I'm curious, how did you lay in the silver?
    Thanks
     
  12. mrknife

    mrknife Gold Member Gold Member

    May 9, 2010
    the one i did this mod to is seen in the modified traditional thread. i cut sterling stock into small plugs and slowly thinned it down until it would fit snug into the holes. this was micarta so I had no concern about hammering, but did use a raw hide hammer to hammer the plugs in.
     
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  13. FSU1992

    FSU1992 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 23, 2014
    I just filled the bail hole on this one. It was a good learning experience. I will see how it wears before I do it again. I used silver solder that I chucked in my drill press and sanded down to a friction fit and used a drop of super glue.
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  14. Markeologist

    Markeologist Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jul 21, 2018
    Posted this photo over on Charlow thread where we were discussing GEC's numbers but really belongs here. My three favorite 15s are the Beer Scout, TC, and Diamond Radio Jack...blood red makes them all the better....sawcut, soup, and jigged.

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  15. FSU1992

    FSU1992 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 23, 2014
    My Black micarta 15 with the extra long pull clip point
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  16. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
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  17. Hibou Canne

    Hibou Canne

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    Jan 7, 2016
    my first GEC and only 15
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  18. Rose and Thistle Custom

    Rose and Thistle Custom Josh Mead Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 9, 2018
    Wow, that's a beauty!
     
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  19. Markeologist

    Markeologist Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jul 21, 2018
    I was just messing with some of my GEC 15s and was looking at how nice and simple the double bladed versions look when two nail nicks are used. As some of you know, I’m extremely fond of Beer Scouts but the long pull on main blade with nail nick on secondary (on the standard BSKs) just isn’t as aesthetically pleasing to me as a pair of nail nicks. Some double nail nicks from my collection. upload_2019-8-22_18-43-56.jpeg
     

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  20. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    2015 Scout w/caplifter in red sawcut covers:thumbsup:
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