What "Traditional Knife" are ya totin' today?

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by jackknife, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. TheFactor

    TheFactor Life is good ! Platinum Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    Say hello to my new all time favorite! :D
  2. singin50


    Jan 31, 2012
    Today, just arrived and put it in my pocket!
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  3. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    Carried these two today!
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  4. jwb01

    jwb01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 6, 2016
    Heck yeah! Clip point? Check. Straight edge sheep/lambs foot? Check. It works for me....
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  5. Duckdog

    Duckdog Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2012
    I gotta do this.

    Boy, do I agree with that approach with most things in life - old knives, old guns, old whisky, old dogs, and old friends. Get as much as you can out them while you have them.
    - Stuart
  6. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    Thanks it's a sweet pair....rea rea didn't have to cut anything today though! :confused:
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  7. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Bar shield 15 for me today:thumbsup:
  8. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    Shorts weather in San Diego. Out watering with a Buck 303 in my pocket because it's built like a brick telephone booth. It's bomb proof and water proof. It ain't fancy but it gets the job done. I like these modern ones better than the old Camillus design. I'm extremely familiar with the Camillus Buck 303. I carried one daily for about a decade. The new ones are a better design.

    This pic has three generations of 303's.
    Top is my old Camillus-Buck I bought somewhere in the late 70's.
    Middle is a 1997 made in-house with the flat grind.
    Third is a current production. It's the one in my pocket
  9. willard0341

    willard0341 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 18, 2013
    Good looking bail Paul!! You didn’t care for the bent up coat hanger? Haha
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  10. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Thanks Willard, the original bail certainly works best for the knife but curiosity got the best of me and I swapped the original bail with one off my Beer Scout. I had to thin it out a little bit at the tips and I really like it as another option:thumbsup:
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  11. Amir Fleschwund

    Amir Fleschwund Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    The Big Jack is under appreciated, I think.
    Like the wood!
  12. The Fort

    The Fort Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 11, 2012
    Thanks! I have to agree with you, it’s a very confidence inspiring knife. Two very capable blades, in one great package.
  13. Amir Fleschwund

    Amir Fleschwund Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    May I ask why you like the Camillus less?
    I personally love the Cam blade with the swedge. It is also ffg, no?
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  14. singin50


    Jan 31, 2012
    Looks perfect Paul!
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  15. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    I like the modern Buck because it functions better.
    When Buck took over making the 300 series, they redesigned the knives.
    ♦ The sheepsfoot got moved to the side away from the main blade That makes it easier for me to open the sheepsfoot. Makes the spey a bit more awkward to get to, but I use a sheepsfoot a LOT more than I use a spey.

    ♦ The three spring design means they didn't have to crink the sheepsfoot. So when you open it, it comes straight out instead of coming out at an angle. That makes it more controllable and easier to cut a straight line, which is what I mostly want to do with a sheepsfoot blade.

    ♦ The 420HC is hardened to a higher hardness than the Camillus, so the modern Buck actually holds an edge better.

    ♦ The "edge 2000" extreme hollow grind profile works better for what I do with a knife. It doesn't work well for peeling apples, but works great for pretty much everything else.

    For a working knife, the modern Buck is just a better design, even if the Camillus Buck is a bit more elegant.
  16. Aryan29


    May 20, 2018
    Collie with SAK spartan blue will be with me this Sunday...
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  17. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    That's some killer stag Stuart :) Hope you had a great evening out :) :thumbsup:

    Nice to see that Lambsfoot getting around :) It's certainly an unpretentious town! :D Hope that wasn't taken with the Beverages & Blades thread in mind my friend! :eek: :D :thumbsup:


    I know I should really carry something fancy for Sunday, but the force is strong in these two ;) Have a good one folks :) :thumbsup:

    2018 Ebony Guardians Lambsfoot 21-2.JPG

    2018 Ancient 5-4.JPG
  18. Markesharp


    Mar 8, 2014
  19. SV-97


    Aug 18, 2016
    Did GEC produce the barlow like that or is it actually worn pretty heavily? :D Anyway, two beautiful pieces
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  20. Dschal


    Mar 18, 2016
    Those weren’t my beverages Jack! Just a bit of atmosphere in the lanes around here. Thanks again my friend!
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