What "Traditional Knife" are ya totin' today?

paulhilborn

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I got home late yesterday after being in South Dakota since last Friday, hunting pheasants. The weather was great, and the pheasants were plentiful and wild!! Among some fixed blade bird knives, I carried the Maserin Plow. The Wright lambsfoot playing in the woodpile with it this morning stayed home, away from pesky TSA fingers.

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This was my playground for a few days.

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I'm slowly plodding through the pages since last Friday, so apologies for my lack of comments and kudos. There have been some fine knives posted.
- Stuart
Nice knives and WIDE OPEN skies Stuart, glad the hunt was successful:cool::thumbsup:
 

Jack Black

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Thank you, Jack. A terrific pair you are sporting today.


Decided to carry something a bit different today. I haven't done a whole lot with the 44s since I got them. Generally if I do not take to a pattern right away, I set it aside for revisiting at a later time. Something that I have come to recognize rather acutely since arriving on these forums is that tastes and such tend to evolve.

GEC did a tremendous job on their first run of 44s. From an overall perspective pertaining to its fit, finish, and action, I do not think I have a better made knife from GEC (and I have accumulated quite a few...). If this knife is a testament to what we should come to expect from GEC, those of us who appreciate the brand have a lot to look forward to in the future.

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Thank you very much Dylan :) Terrific pic of your 44 :thumbsup:

I got home late yesterday after being in South Dakota since last Friday, hunting pheasants. The weather was great, and the pheasants were plentiful and wild!! Among some fixed blade bird knives, I carried the Maserin Plow. The Wright lambsfoot playing in the woodpile with it this morning stayed home, away from pesky TSA fingers.

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This was my playground for a few days.

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I'm slowly plodding through the pages since last Friday, so apologies for my lack of comments and kudos. There have been some fine knives posted.
- Stuart

Hope you had a great time Stuart, nice to see those working knives together for Wooden Wednesday. Great pics my friend :) :thumbsup:

I carried my favorite Barlow on the hike today.


Hope you had a great hike with that lovely Barlow Dean :) :thumbsup:
 
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Didn't really use mine today at all. We dropped by our relatives on the way. They have bigger hills than where I live, which is not surprising - the Alps are just a few miles upstream. The climate is thus colder and while we make wine from grapes they make it almost exclusively from apples.

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5K Qs

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Now that the cold and the rain have begun, I miss the warmth and the beach of my Algarve...:(

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Easy to see why you'd miss that, Senhor Pinto! :thumbsup::cool::cool:

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Sadly, the haggis never made it across the road, he got kilt on the way ;)
Transatlantic groan! :rolleyes::rolleyes::thumbsup:

Handsome chestnut bone on those! And that Forest-Master looks in great shape for its age! :thumbsup::)

Great stag on that one! :thumbsup::thumbsup::cool:
Thanks for the encouragement, Spaten! :) I wish people would say that about ME. ;)

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I love seeing that Case Sodbuster when you break it out...such a great knife!
Thanks, I couldn't agree with you more. :)

Seems to be a good Monday to carry some fine Swiss craftsmanship :):thumbsup:
... I carried a tinker for a number of years before being bit by the tacticool bug. Bought 2 Saturday for 15 bucks each, today was first day I carried one. It was like being reunited with a long lost friend.
EVERY day is a great SAK day IMHO! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup: I know what you mean about SAK familiarity, David! :thumbsup::cool::cool:

View attachment 1011890 The Opinel came in handy when I couldn’t find the carving knife
Happy (mathematical) Halloween!! :thumbsup::D:thumbsup:

Had time to "rub this one out" today ;)

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Used it to prep for dinner, wicked slicer now :). It's got the most amazing progressive cam tang, initial opening is probably a 2 with a nice snap to open and a firm enough close.

~Chip
I still think that's a toothsome toothpick, Chip! :thumbsup::cool::thumbsup:

Morning folks :) Carrying these two today, my Unity Lambsfoot, and the lovely #25 Barrett kindly gifted me last year :) :thumbsup:
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It's probably UNIntentional, but isn't it UNIque how your UNIty and UNIcorn work in UNIson to provide UNIform, UNIversal, and UNImpeded pleasure that one might decide to wear a UNItard and ride a UNIcycle! :rolleyes::p

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Great knives today so far!
And you've added a grand green duo to the day's greats, Joshua! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup:

Terrific twosome, Jeff! :cool::cool::thumbsup: I wasn't aware that Case made a trapper with serrated blade. :thumbsup:

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Got this one yesterday. I wasn't going to buy a stag #14 but this unusual one really spoke to me.
I call it the "Runt" because everybody was passing it over in favor of the more exotic looking stag.
Your Runt reminds me of a Pere David stag lambsfoot that Half/Stop Half/Stop has, and of some Rough Rider stag canoes I've had (and given away). :thumbsup::cool::thumbsup: I like stag in all of its manifestations, I think. ;)

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An old Case 5254 trapper i can’t remember where i picked up. I just got the whim to tote it today so i sharpened the blades and oiled the joints and stuck it in my pocket. ...
You MAY have overdone the sharpening! ;):D

Compelling capture of captivating coal/crimson combo, Dylan! :thumbsup::thumbsup::cool:

Pleasant pair! :cool::cool::thumbsup: I like the jigging on the Opinel! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup:

Thanks GT, WOW that is cool that you still have your first knife :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :cool:
Thanks, Tom. :)

5K Qs 5K Qs Always enjoy seeing your Case Soddie GT.

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Thanks, Nick. :) That Weck is a heck of a knife! :thumbsup::cool::cool:

I have a bit of a fingerprint patina on this Winchester, not sure if I can Flitz it off without affecting the branding.

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Fantastic couple of folders, Tom! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup:

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GT, in my (admittedly biased) opinion, the #15 Farm Boy is an improvement on the Case Mini Trapper. :D (I don’t much care for those slim Turkish or California clip blades, so I definitely prefer the clip blade on the GEC.)
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I’m carrying a WLST today, too. I bought this one from Bob (BigBiscuit), who added the EO notch, which I really like on the spearpoint #25.

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Handsome 25, Barrett, and thanks for your rationale for your Farm Boy over mini trapper preference! :thumbsup::thumbsup::cool:

Gorgeous stag on your RR mini trapper, Gary! :thumbsup:
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Thanks, Dean. :)

Thanks for the likes and the comments about this wharny 25. It's the epitome of "everything you need and nothing you don't". The wharncliffe has an excellent point for detail work and short, straight edge that is simple to maintain. Very pinchable. And the stag, while lacking spectacular looks, is very trim and provides excellent feel and traction. No wonder it rarely leaves my pocket!
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You're a persuasive sales rep, @Lift link! ;):thumbsup::thumbsup: I'm convinced; where do I sign up for one of those?? :p

Actually carried both of these Cripple Creeks today . Hardly knew that they were in my pockets .
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5K Qs 5K Qs : I was a Yankees fan because a #5 and then # 7 and the American League or anti Dodgers but I am no longer a Yankees fan . It is like : I am for the Brewers and Cubs and whoever is playing the Dodgers .

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That's a notable pair of almost-twins, Harry! :thumbsup::thumbsup::cool: And thanks for answering my nosy question. Sports affiliations tend to be complicated! :eek:;)

A gift from my friend Primble some years back, wish he was around more:thumbsup: a 2013 first release Scout, one of my favorites:)
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A gift from nature as well, a BEAUTIFUL sunset:cool:
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Remarkable knife and sensational sunset, Paul! :cool::thumbsup::cool: That Primble could take a good photo, too! :thumbsup::):thumbsup:

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The stag on that Cracker Jack just seems to glow... Beautiful.
Thanks, John; it's definitely nice stag, but some of the glow may be due to posing it in a glass block basement window with direct sunshine diffusing through. :):cool:

Okay, here’s a fun little SAK...

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I like it, Wayne!! :cool::thumbsup::cool: I've had my eye on those for quite some time, but can't decide which covers I want. :rolleyes:

I chose the Sabre because it’s stainless, and wickedly sharp. Cheap but fun knife.
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The tile is the top of a small, round table out on our back deck. I call it Dead Guy’s Table because of how I acquired it.o_O
The light just after sunrise where DGT is seems to assist my crude photog skills.
My Sabre is definitely NOT stainless; I should have noticed that yours was. :eek: Thanks for the table info. I have mixed feelings about your DGT acronym; that could be seen as Dead GT. ;)

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... That is a stunning quartet of knives there :) :thumbsup:

I thought I'd have a Double Lambsfoot Day today ;) Carrying my rosewood Big 'Un and my Ashley's Choice :) :thumbsup:

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Thanks for the Haywood info and the compliment, Jack. :) Happy Twin Lambs Day! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup:

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Or maybe it was just bad luck the second time! ;) You may have to try again to decide which is the truth. :thumbsup::)

Beautiful lines on that Spanish knife! :thumbsup::)
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Congratulations, I love these beautiful knives!!! ;):thumbsup:
Thanks for appreciating my knife, gentlemen! :)

...Today my carry will be a Case Teardrop and my Ashley's :D
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You have so many fine knives, Dave! :cool::thumbsup::cool:

- GT
 

Jack Black

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Transatlantic groan! :rolleyes::rolleyes::thumbsup:

I have to hold my hands up for that one (the English have taken enough liberties with the Scots)! :rolleyes: I actually have no idea why the haggis crossed the road! :confused: :D :thumbsup:

It's probably UNIntentional, but isn't it UNIque how your UNIty and UNIcorn work in UNIson to provide UNIform, UNIversal, and UNImpeded pleasure that one might decide to wear a UNItard and ride a UNIcycle! :rolleyes::p

I'm glad you spotted my cunning plan in pairing those two GT ;) :D :thumbsup:

Thanks for the Haywood info and the compliment, Jack. :) Happy Twin Lambs Day! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup:

Thank you very much my friend, I hope you're having a fine day :) :thumbsup:
 

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Got a call early this morning. My brother-in-law was going to the ER with kidney stones! :eek: I grabbed Biscuit and dropped it in my pocket as I headed out the door. Setting in a hospital room ain’t my idea of a fun filled Wednesday, but we do what we have to for family! :thumbsup:

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Been there, done that. Nothing you can do for him except say comforting things.
How about “ Don’t worry, it’ll pass”.:D

This big ol guy today.

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Wow- love the Clauss!

Terrific twosome, Jeff! :cool::cool::thumbsup: I wasn't aware that Case made a trapper with serrated blade. :thumbsup:

My Sabre is definitely NOT stainless; I should have noticed that yours was. :eek: Thanks for the table info. I have mixed feelings about your DGT acronym; that could be seen as Dead GT. ;)

- GT

I have not seen any other serrated trappers, and while I think it would be great at it’s intended use, I can attest it works well for slicing a dinner roll!

I had not thought of the DGT implications!
While it relates to how I got it, it’s in homage to a little Colorado mtn town that holds an annual Dead Guy Festival (Actually, it's Frozen Dead Guy Festival) in honor of a guy they found frozen after the spring thaw.:oops:
 
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A gift from my friend Primble some years back, wish he was around more:thumbsup: a 2013 first release Scout, one of my favorites:)
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A gift from nature as well, a BEAUTIFUL sunset:cool:
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Paul, I feel like you've been doing a "Best of #15's" thing in this thread over the last week or so! :cool: :thumbsup:

Got a call early this morning. My brother-in-law was going to the ER with kidney stones! :eek: I grabbed Biscuit and dropped it in my pocket as I headed out the door. Setting in a hospital room ain’t my idea of a fun filled Wednesday, but we do what we have to for family! :thumbsup:

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Always enjoy seeing that one, Ron. It's just about the perfect Franken-knife (which I guess makes it appropriate for Halloween, as well!) :D :thumbsup: (Sorry to hear about your brother-in-law. Hopefully if he's not feeling better already, he will be soon!)

Figured I'd stick with the Burnt Orange #25 for Halloween -- it's as fitting as anything else I have.

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Been there, done that. Nothing you can do for him except say comforting things.
How about “ Don’t worry, it’ll pass”.:D
I tried that Jeff! Somehow he didn’t really want to hear it! :eek: :D

Paul, I feel like you've been doing a "Best of #15's" thing in this thread over the last week or so! :cool: :thumbsup:

Always enjoy seeing that one, Ron. It's just about the perfect Franken-knife (which I guess makes it appropriate for Halloween, as well!) :D :thumbsup: (Sorry to hear about your brother-in-law. Hopefully if he's not feeling better already, he will be soon!)

Figured I'd stick with the Burnt Orange #25 for Halloween -- it's as fitting as anything else I have.

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Thanks Barrett! Our knives share a kindred spirit! :thumbsup: :)
 
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