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The unofficial, non binding, carries no weight, 2020 forum knife possibility discussion thread

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Elgatodeacero, Jan 11, 2020.

  1. Leslie Tomville

    Leslie Tomville Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2016

    GEC has this on their website. Could it be that club knives are still possible? (EDIT, look at the next post below. Probably not possible.) In any event, we would have to rely upon Mike or Charlie to work out a deal with GEC. It would be awfully big of either of them to do that on the heels of their SFO’s being canceled.

    Maybe Mike @knifeswapper would be willing to try something with Lion Steel?

    Eric would be great if he is willing and able to produce such a large number of knives. Your recent Red Trout knives looked wonderful @ea42 , any interest in making 500 more?

    Our best bet might be Buck. Stephen @skblades did an amazing job with the Buck Forum Knife two years ago. However, we really put him through the ringer with the numerous polls and complaints with the finished product. I am not sure he would be willing to do it a second time. As Meako noted earlier, he has steered clear of this so far.
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2020
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  2. blanco112

    blanco112 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 1, 2016
    From what I understand this is has been on their site for a while now and was not actually updated recently.
  3. Easyrider

    Easyrider Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2000
    Well, that is disappointing. Here I was ready to toss the idea out there about maybe a model 73 Forum Knife.
    Oh well, maybe a nice Buck 501 Forum Knife?
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  4. Leslie Tomville

    Leslie Tomville Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2016
    @blanco112 , yes, that is very disappointing. But thanks for the information. As usual, we will just have to wait to see if a volunteer comes forward. Time is getting short however.
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2020
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  5. Rookie82

    Rookie82 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 25, 2014
    Yes it has been there for over 1 year. I saw it last summer.
  6. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    Whats the difference between SFO and Club Knives?....not that it matters now....we can scrape GEC off our hull for 2020...
  7. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Please, don't anybody post something indecorous just to see if the mods are still reading this thread.
  8. willc

    willc Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 13, 2013
    I am guessing we could still have time to get a Vic Classic made with the Blade Forums logo on it.
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  9. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    Indecorous?ooooooh lemme think...first got to work out what indecorous means...
  10. Dadpool

    Dadpool Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    I love the idea of a Lionsteel 2020 Porch knife. Not just stainless, but M390! :eek::D:thumbsup:

    I dream about these two someday having a buddy. :)

  11. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    In the future, I will be voting for whatever knife offers the least amount of flipping value.
    It's disgraceful how much money people are making off the Forum Knives. :(
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  12. abbydaddy

    abbydaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2014
    I'm always down for a stainless traditional. But now you have me thinking, can we get another serpentine with a clip and a sheepfoot? Mine get a lot of pocket time (the 2015 is my daily carry). It would be silly to repeat the pattern AGAIN, but the idea really tickles me.
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  13. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    That’s a bummer.

    I hope so.
  14. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    It’s good to see a few of the Porch regulars bearing the torch to keep this going.

    Many of us watching from the sidelines are rooting for a Forum knife; even with the understanding the roadblocks the current pandemic has created.

    I, for one, would absolutely love to have the opportunity to participate and acquire a 2020 BladeForums knife.

    Whatever you fine folks come up with will be a winner no doubt. And whatever knife maker/supplier that makes it happen will have shown true resilience and perseverance during these challenging times.
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  15. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    You will notice in the GEC pictures that there are some #23 club knives.
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  16. Camillus

    Camillus Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 3, 2015
    So a GEC’s is officially OFF the list. Now where to next:

    Lionsteel - I really like their knives and I guess they could do probably something a bit more traditional than their hybrid offerings. Their ram’s horn is sensational. How about a ram’s horn barlow with a caplifter?

    Buck - so many options and a USA maker with proven credentials.

    My vote is a Buck, and please lets make it happen! We really need to show resolve.
  17. Scott J.

    Scott J. Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 8, 2019
    How 'bour one based on CK's Viper sow belly? In something really cool like blue camel bone or some exotic wood burl?
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  18. Elgatodeacero

    Elgatodeacero Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2014
    I don’t think we should assume anything without a mod or owner telling us what is what. A forum knife is a club knife, not an SFO or
    private label.

    GEC would be nuts to not do a forum knife variation. But a nice Buck would be welcome.

    I have no idea what the mods have been doing for the last 4 months, but given their extremely high salaries, generous benefits and various perks (free coffee, comfort women, Jazzercise classes, and mah jong tournaments) it does seem like we should be hearing from them soon on this important matter.
  19. eisman

    eisman Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 9, 2009
    Yes, there are. They were ordered a year ago.

    Reality is a kick in the fork, but it's mid-July and there's no chance we're going to get a knife this year.
  20. Ernie1980

    Ernie1980 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2012
    I agree with eisman, the 2020 knife is a dead issue unfortunately. :oops:

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