- Oct 6, 2017
Is it too much to ask for checkered covers? It isn’t the most barlow-y thing but man it is a cool cover and so rarely done (unless you want a rough Ryder)
I agree with you Eric . At my age , this may be my last Forum Knife or last New Barlow , it would be nice to make it not fairly boring as you suggest .I love the red or autumn gold bone... smooth, sawcut, both are gorgeous! To me, Osage Orange is tough, but ages into a fairly boring shade of medium brown. With those fluted bolsters, dressier bone covers make more sense. To me.
Thanks Charlie, Barry, and Spark for making this happen!
Love the Osage idea.Well, I haven't posted for awhile due mostly to time constraints lately, but I will go ahead and chime in. As Charlie said in an earlier post, Spark willing, I will handle the distribution of the 2021 BF club knife. Details are not available yet as to purchasing specifics so please be patient while we figure it out. There will likely be different listings for one or two knives, US or international, etc.
As to the knife itself, the 86 is a beauty and I really like the bolster treatment. I think covers should be simple and consistent and so favor bone or wood. Stag is out for international distribution due to the recent and confusing laws concerning some materials including stag and some exotic woods. Smooth Autumn Gold bone or Osage Orange wood are my choices for covers. The blade is a good choice and probably most popular with members, but I would like to see something other than the common crescent nail nick; I'd like to see a French nail nick or perhaps a matchstrike style crescent or long nail nick. Maybe even a cut out nail nick like the Scagel models just to make it stand out from the ordinary. Whatever, I'm inclined to let Charlie and Bill work out the mfg. details and I'm fine with the results and very pleased that the forum knife is a GEC product again this year.
A final note: the secret handshake required to purchase the 2021 BF Club Knife was to be disclosed at the 2021 OKCA Show in April but will now be demonstrated at the next OKCA Show. (not really)
Somebody put a lot of effort in the design of the mock up. It's fluted with rattail and pinched. I hope we get lucky enough to get it the way it looks currently.
Well, yes my friend, of course !
My BF 2019 has a very refined taste. Out of the tube it absolutely refused to touch spam but readily agreed for some fine Corned Beef … which just crumbled at the sight of its sabre grind