Tidings and the return of Schatt and Morgan?

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by mrknife, Oct 9, 2020.

  1. HEMI 49

    HEMI 49 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 9, 2018
    Thank you....... The have a wonderful, solid feel..... I wish I had discovered them long ago.....
     
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  2. HEMI 49

    HEMI 49 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 9, 2018
    Thank you kind Sir!
     
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  3. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    I feel the same way about the Schatt & Morgan’s I recently picked up. Quality!
     
  4. HEMI 49

    HEMI 49 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 9, 2018
    I'll be interested in seeing what you were able to acquire....... I've also been on the hunt..... I'll get a family photo posted soon......
     
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  5. HEMI 49

    HEMI 49 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 9, 2018
    I have 3 S&M railsplitters..... I think every other manufacturer calls them stockman patterns..... Really nicely built knives..... circa 2005..... 20201015_111029.jpg 20201015_105551.jpg 20201015_105621.jpg 20201015_105914.jpg
     
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  6. HEMI 49

    HEMI 49 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Left column are 3 S&M Railsplitters and 2 S&M Swaybelly Trappers... Right hand column is a hodge podge of misc S&M ..... I think they all date prior to 2011 with most being circa 2005-2007.....

    I'm not real warm to the reverse worm groove handles on the long knife in R.H. column.... They look kinda chintzy to my eyes.....

    All the others I really like..... I think S&M did a fine job of design and manufacturing the knives I've acquired so far...... 20201015_112456.jpg
     
  7. Eli Chaps

    Eli Chaps Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Apr 20, 2018
    Beautiful!
     
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  8. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    My Schatt & Morgan’s (GEC 97 for scale)...
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    Just the File & Wire Tested...
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  9. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    How do you like that S&M Coke Bottle? It looks like it falls within the more traditional sizing - I've been thinking about picking up some of those myself.
     
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  10. HEMI 49

    HEMI 49 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 9, 2018
    Very nice!!.... I love the jigging on the knife below the red one...... Nice collection!
     
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  11. mbkr

    mbkr Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    I kind of like worm groove, but I agree with you - the reverse worm groove is not one of my favorites.
     
  12. Jake Dudley

    Jake Dudley Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

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    Mar 22, 2020
    Very nice! What is the model name of that wharncliffe? I like that big chunky sheepsfoot too.
     
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  13. Norcaldude

    Norcaldude Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2014
    I have almost as many S&M as GECs these days.

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  14. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    Honestly, it just came this morning so I haven’t had any real use with it yet. My initial impressions: the handle is longer and fuller so it has a little more heft than the 97. It is solidly made. Though my 97 might have a little more precision in its manufacturing, this 9 year old blade is close. Also, it’s damn pretty. I like the worm grooved bone. This knife has a presence, it’s imposing and looks quite striking. :thumbsup:
     
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  15. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    Awesome, thank you for the info. I seem to recall reading about that one having ATS-34 steel as well? If so, should make for a nice, robust knife all around.
     
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  16. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    It was listed on the Bay as a #6 tear drop. :thumbsup:
     
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  17. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    Yes, you are correct. :thumbsup:
     
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  18. Easyrider

    Easyrider Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2000
    I really like that single blade with the worm groove handle covers. What model is that one?
     
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  19. Norcaldude

    Norcaldude Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2014
    Looks like the model number is 041001. ATS-34 steel.
     
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  20. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    This would be ideal!! I have D2, ATS-34, 420hc, and a few other steels in traditional patterns.

    I adore AEBL. Every bit as lovely to sharpen as 1095 from GEC. Takes a sticky edge even easier in my experience. AEBL is tougher than 1095 at the same hardness, and stainless to boot. From what I have heard from cusrom makers if is also no problem to grind (although for thin blades it might be easier to grind post heat treat rather than have to bother with straightening).



    I do disagree with the 20% quality and 80% marketing in regards to GEC. Much more like 95% quality and 5% word of mouth...

    They make a great knife...buyers rave, post photos, show show them off, gather in online forums ro discuss...get others interested and it snowballs. I honestly can't think of ever seeing an add, or any kind of marketing for GEC.

    I found them through Bladeforums, and a recommendation of a friend who made custom knives.

    The short runs/limited runs may be a function of n intelligent strategy...but they seem to be making at production capacity and selling what they make...


    I remember the good old days of GEC...when I could sleep on a release....hem and haw....compare patterns, go back and look again, then 6 months later pull the trigger on a sunfish, whaler, stag 25 etc etc...


    I hope to get back to that (ie GEC is able to make enough to keep up wirh demand so we don't have jackals nabbing up runs to list for $900 on ebay).

    I remember when the all steel Sunfish, or whalers/elephant toes were sitting on dealers shelfs at factory prices for extended periods of time...

    Ah...the good old days...I remember it like it was yesterday.
     
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