What "Traditional Knife" are ya totin' today?

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

  1. Amir Fleschwund

    Amir Fleschwund Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    You did well at the flea mkt/estate sale! You just never know what you’ll find among the dozens of clapped out, rusty, Imperial cub scout knives with broken blades. I have 2 of those full sized Case trappers, and they’re fine knives- hefty and very well made.
    Yep- good eye. Linen micarta. This was my first GEC, found it used on the auction site. I don’t understand why it’s not more popular~you just don’t see too many. Maybe too big? Seems perfect to me.

    Yeah, I finished mowing in a light rain, then Dad and I sat and watched it pick up. Didn’t really live up to the hype that the weather readers predicted, though.
  2. steelnut


    Jan 9, 2007
    Great Eastern cutlery #66
  3. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    [Edited to delete quote with offending pic.]
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2019
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  4. Gevonovich


    Jan 17, 2011
    Yes...and me too :D
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  5. Hibou Canne

    Hibou Canne Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 7, 2016
    ok sorry
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  6. Duckdog

    Duckdog Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2012
    Thanks for your concern and advice, Ron. Luckily, I re-hydrated after I got the post and attached butterfly house in the ground, watered and packed solid.


    The post is plumb; the white oak behind it is not.


    Today was a day for character building. Whew!!

    Speaking of characters. Well played, Jeff.
    - Stuart
  7. Old Hunter

    Old Hunter Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    What you have there Chris is a 1995 Case 6254 Trapper. Sunken pins were common in that era. The bone color was Case’s “standard” color of that era; a bit darker and more “Oatmeal” looking on the edges than today’s Amber Bone. I have some Stockman pattern from the same era that exhibit the same features and bone coloration. Nice find! OH
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  8. DelOro


    Jan 17, 2016
    Doctors love two things:

    1) having you sit in the office all afternoon
    2) insurance

    After a glowing physical, I found out my left arm is stronger than my right -- wonder why? :p
  9. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    Post was moved.
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  10. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    Here are some of the knives I'll carry every day this week.
    Alox Knife for the week is a Vic Electrician (thanks, Greg):

    non-Alox SAK of the Week is a Vic Camper:

    Bailed non-SAK of the Week is a Colonial electrician's knife:

    Stockman of the Week is a Buck 371 (thanks, Randy):

    - GT
  11. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    That’s a great looking butterfly house Stuart! Is that construction some of your handy work?
  12. Duckdog

    Duckdog Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2012
    Thanks, Ron, but sadly, no (other than attaching the house to the post with two 3" wood screws). I did remove the "roof" and glued some tree bark pieces inside for the critters to crawl on and rest. I have built a couple of small decks and some deer hanging arches with lifting winches, but no houses, butterfly or otherwise.
    - Stuart
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  13. jacksterp

    jacksterp Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 3, 2011
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  14. cjtamu


    Nov 6, 2018
    Ha ha ha ha ha! So it is. I had the clip open when I glanced at it this morning and didn't see the "US" under the logo. Would like to pretend it's the first time I've made that mistake. Thanks for the info on the knife. You're dead on about the oatmeal color at the edges, I couldn't think of a good description for it this morning.

    Thank you. There are more to come. It was something, we had a blast. The knives are just part of it, there were a lot of unique things to come home with. And we did!

    @Duckdog , that butterfly house it awesome. Reminds me of a long version of a bluebird nesting house my grandfather designed about 40 years ago. We built thousands of those things for church youth groups, Boy Scouts, etc. Is it for the butterflies or the chrysalis? We have fritillary and swallowtail chrysalis and Kim is looking for a way to protect them.
  15. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Fading light with Guardians Ebony:thumbsup:
  16. TheFactor

    TheFactor Life is good ! Platinum Member

    Feb 26, 2015
  17. Duckdog

    Duckdog Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2012
    Thanks, Chris. I, too, put up a lot of bluebird houses in western Virginia while leading a Scout troop and with friends. And wood duck boxes. I put the butterfly box up in honor of the Virginia legislature recently adopting the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio glaucus) as our state insect (it is, also, the state butterfly of AL, DE, GA, NC, and SC). We have others, though only an occasional Monarch. It is for the adults, but I assume I may get a chrysalis or two, as I've got it in the sunniest spot. We, also, have coneflower, asters, and hibiscus planted near the new house, as well as tulip poplar and black cherry in our backyard (neighbors have butterfly bushes, Buddleia davidii, nearby).
    - Stuart
  18. JJ Cahill

    JJ Cahill Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 10, 2018
    Thanks Jack! An outstanding "Double Stag" for you today!:thumbsup::thumbsup:;)
    Very cool pair you have today; can't go wrong with a Big Jack and a Whittler!:cool::thumbsup::thumbsup:
    Thank you Rachel!!! You have quite a superlative pair of GEC's today; the 29 really is a great all around knife!:thumbsup::thumbsup::D
    Great shot of your lovely Sheffield lambfoot knives, Harvey!:thumbsup::thumbsup::)
    I'm a big fan of Keen Kutter knives and yours is a beauty Nick!:thumbsup::thumbsup:;)
    You've got your Barlow urge covered David; a regular and a supersize, super cool!!!:cool:
    Great work Stuart!!! It will make a wonderful shot when your new creation is all atwitter with critters!:D:thumbsup::thumbsup:
    You can't go wrong there, Gary; great choices, as always!!!:thumbsup::thumbsup::)
  19. JJ Cahill

    JJ Cahill Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 10, 2018
    For today's traditional totes I'll go with these two from Italy, both wearing wood for Wednesday. :D
  20. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    It looks like a great pattern Rachel :) :thumbsup:

    Couple of lovely oldies Harvey :thumbsup:

    Looking good Taylor :thumbsup:
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