The Wonderous Wharncliffe

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Gevonovich, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. Gevonovich

    Gevonovich Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2011
    Won´der`ous: A feeling that is like little butterflies and it sends a tingle through your whole body, which makes you smile, feel light headed...

    That's the feeling I got when I saw my first Wharncliffe here on the pages of our wonderful sub-forum. And now I have one in my pocket.

    Its time to show off all the many variations of Wharncliffes out there.

    Robeson c. 1922-1939

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  2. Brasso3


    Apr 28, 2008
    I agree. We need more Wharncliffe's.
  3. Humppa


    Jul 25, 2010
    I really like the wharncliffe blade shape. It´s pretty useful for many tasks and the look is imo better than on many other bladeshapes.

    Unfortunatelly I´ve just only one - here it is!

    Case Swayback Gent


    (I think I need one in carbon steel ;) )

    Kind regards
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  4. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    I prefer the fully rounded top line, like on this swayback jack.

    This style of Wharncliffe (that's what GEC calls it) is more of a sheepfoot with a slightly softened spine radius.

    Here is a large custom in ladder damascus, almost 5 inches closed.
  5. GRIM 62

    GRIM 62

    Mar 29, 2009
    I have the Case Swayback Jack in CV and chestnut bone,love the heck out of it!:thumbup:
  6. Ed G

    Ed G

    Aug 13, 2010
    The Wharncliffe is one of my absolute favorite blade styles ...

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    ~ Edge
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  7. Doug Add

    Doug Add

    Jan 9, 2012
    One of my favorites is not a traditional (Kershaw Leek), and I have recently sold/traded all but one of my wharncliffe bladed knives (a situation that needs to be rectified).

    So, here is my lone traditional representative, a navy blue bone Case mini copperhead.
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    Mar 28, 2009
    ...wrong forum...
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  9. Blade_Crazy


    May 26, 2011
    ill add a few shots of mine

    Case SBJ CV in Chestnut Bone

    I for some reason love this side of my sbj, I think its the ascetics of the bone/liners/steel.

    ok the real pic
  10. ndeezl


    Sep 18, 2008
    I'm a sucker for a nice swayback. For my next custom I'm thinking about a single blade wharncliffe trapper :thumbup:






  11. DeadFall27


    May 18, 2011
    I posted this in another thread, but I think it would fit nicely here.
  12. Jakeboy


    Feb 12, 2011
    I hate to admit it, but I have never owned a wharncliffe style blade. I'm going to work on rectifying that! Looks like they're extremely versatile and easy to sharpen. Those T.A. Davison's are beautiful.

    I'll probably try a nice Case (trapper style) first, though!
  13. zippofan


    Nov 12, 2011
    Carried the very same knife to work today. It's one of my favorites for work as it is very pocket friendly and not very likely to scare anyone :thumbup:

    Wharncliffe's have become one of my favorites. When I bought my Spyderco Kiwi early last year I didn't know that was the blade shape. Then came a Leek, and then a bunch of traditionals including a few GEC, and Case with at least a secondary wharncliffe. I've been lusting after the AG Russell Pinched Peanut with its secondary wharncliffe, if only I could afford it!
  14. Railsplitter

    Railsplitter Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2010
    I just have this one.

  15. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Rick, with that one you don't need any others . . . the ne plus ultra!
  16. Railsplitter

    Railsplitter Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2010
    Thanks, Jeff. And you're right. It is one heck of a fine knife. I used to have another one just like it but I sold it. Went a few months without it and missed it real bad so I bought this one to replace it. I'm gonna try not to let this one get away.
  17. sitflyer


    Mar 10, 2011
    That is one sweet looking knife, I tried to blow it up but just couldn't make out the stamp... Can you school me on this one?
    what is the pattern called and who made it?
  18. Railsplitter

    Railsplitter Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2010

    It's a Case/Bose Norfolk.

    Additional pics:





  19. ndeezl


    Sep 18, 2008
    Killer Norfolk Rick :thumbup:

  20. chuko


    Dec 22, 2007

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