What "Traditional Knife" are ya totin' today?

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

  1. Travman

    Travman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2016
  2. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    All this fishing talk has me thinking about going out and knocking a hole in the ice somewhere. On second thought, nah. I'll just daydream about nice fat browns rising to a hatch, and being in the right spot at the right time!
    Have a good one!
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  3. Travman

    Travman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2016
    I love seeing Eric Alber’s knives on here. He has has a lot of perseverance.
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  4. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    Seems to me that many Vic Electricians have been posted recently; a knife that's hard to resist! ;):thumbsup:
    That I was carrying the ring-opener the same week someone posted a hockey skate and you then posted a pic of the John Watts buildings was an interesting coincidence to me, Jack! :eek::D:cool:

    Happy to meet a couple more of your Old Friends! ;):thumbsup::thumbsup: I didn't remember that you had one of the fine stag Forum knives.

    Thanks for the helpful info, @Corto_Malt and José. :)

    Congrats on the Case amber bone medium stockman, Will, and accolades to Bruce for his assistance! :thumbsup::thumbsup::cool:

    Thanks for the photo encouragement and for follow-up info on your grandfather's knife. :)

    In general, micarta doesn't appeal to me (maybe I'm too old) but denim micarta is an exception! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup: Is the knife resting on the "hen and chicks" plant that often appears in your pics? I had no idea that they eventually turned purple like that!:eek: I thought they just disappeared under the snow and resprouted in the spring. :rolleyes:

    Jack is that, isn't he? :):thumbsup::thumbsup:
    I wish shoveling were like lawn mowing, which you can limit to once a week without dire consequences. :(

    Fine pair of knives, Greg, and an impressive bowlful of other edged tools! :thumbsup::cool::thumbsup: Did you make all those arrowheads? I doubt if I could even draw one that nicely on paper, let alone shape one from stone!

    Cool Case copperheads, Mike & Mike; congrats! :cool::cool::thumbsup:
    I like the pocket watch, too. I had an annual physical exam a couple of weeks ago, and part of it involved checking the mental capabilities of a geezer like me. They gave me a paper with a circle on it, and instructed me to make a clock face, including all the numbers and hands. I thought about using Roman numerals, but the nurse didn't seem very cheerful, so I just went with 1-12 instead of I-XII. :rolleyes:

    That stockman is a showstopper, Steve! :thumbsup::cool::cool:

    Splendid photo, Jon! :cool::thumbsup::cool: (Even though I'm not a big fan of saber grinds. :rolleyes:)

    Sunny pair of knives for what sounds like an enjoyable trip to town! :thumbsup::thumbsup::cool: Congrats on the vaccinations, ED!

    Quite an assortment in your quintet, Jer! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup:

    Notable pair, JJ! :thumbsup::cool::thumbsup: Maybe when the weather gets nicer, you'll take me for a spin in your time machine to pick up some of the pristine oldies you always find! :D:cool:

    That model is probably my favorite of all the lockbacks I have! :cool::cool::thumbsup: Is that some kind of belt/pocketedge hanger on the bail?

    Thanks for the tropical pics, Jeff, including the Schrade that can raise the temp a few degrees! :thumbsup::cool::cool:

    Congrats on the tortoise shell! :cool::thumbsup::cool: Did you shave all those curls straight from the tube, or did you work your own magic on the edge first?

    That pic really shows off the highly-coveted edges you've put on your Electrician! :eek::thumbsup::thumbsup: Do you keep the chisel grind on the sheepsfoot?

    You're welcome, Mike. ;) I remember learning that word in connection with a high school Latin class over 50 years ago. (On the other hand, I thought I learned a cool new word last week, and now have no idea what it was. :(:mad:)

    Couple of dependable workhorse knives, Jack! :thumbsup::thumbsup::cool:

    Thanks for the detailed, informative reply, sir!! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup:

    - GT
  5. bigfish64

    bigfish64 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 9, 2020
    Thanks! Click and Pawl reels, fiberglass rods, and traditional knives, match made in heaven!

    Thanks! I’m as excited as when I get a new knife!

    Thanks John, it’s a whole new experience, always felt a hot spot on my middle finger from the secondary blade. The rod and reel outfit took two seasons to come together, one for the rod and one for the reel. Couldn’t afford them all at once!:D
  6. Jerbhola89

    Jerbhola89 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2020
    Looks great!! Thanks for sharing :cool:

    The only thing that I don’t particularly like about the 86 is the ergos. Both blades seem to be a bit hot-spotty when using (The clip when using the coping and vice versa).
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  7. Aias


    Aug 1, 2012
    Thanks—really loving this knife. The size suits my hands. As for the edge, I’m the second owner, but it seemed unused. The edge seemed serviceable upon inspection, but I decided to touch it up on a Spyderco “double stuff” stone. After that, it would whisper cleanly through receipt paper. I’ll eventually use a fine diamond stone, then finish with a ceramic one, but for now it’s good. With curls like that it’s a combination of a fine edge, the right geometry, and a little technique.
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  8. timberweasel

    timberweasel Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 5, 2011
    Humble Case Peanut SS in pocket worn Harvest Orange jigged bone today...


  9. SteveC

    SteveC Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 13, 2017
    Camillus #16 and a Boker Cattle Junior

  10. SteveC

    SteveC Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 13, 2017
    Thanks Gary for your kind comments !
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  11. Jerbhola89

    Jerbhola89 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2020
  12. bigfish64

    bigfish64 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 9, 2020
    Totally agree, whole new experience now. :thumbsup:
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  13. Aias


    Aug 1, 2012
    Cleaning the garage this morning, and snapped a quick pic of this oldie... it lives in my tool cabinet.
  14. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    2013 Ebony Boy's Knife:)
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  15. K33ncutter

    K33ncutter Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 24, 2020
    An older picture but this one today.
  16. Pt-Luso

    Pt-Luso Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 8, 2014
  17. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    Just arrived today, all in all pretty nice and had a decent edge on there, added a braided leather fob and the bead is held in place by a wedge of rubberized cork to prevent it from sliding off.

    [​IMG]Untitled by GaryWGraley, on Flickr

  18. JonMcD

    JonMcD Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2020
    Oh come on Gary! Saber grinds are great! They are perfect for spreading all sorts of the finest delectables. Butter, peanut butter, apple butter, almond butter, sour cream, cheese whiz, brie, caramel, salted caramel, etc.

    As a good southern man, I enjoy a good buttermilk biscuit. The saber grind is quite efficient for the spreading of grape, strawberry, blackberry, fig, apple, apricot, and muscadine jellies. However you may want something a bit thinner behind the edge to get good separation on your biscuit hemispheres.

    The Trestle Pine is of course one of the finest spreading saber grinds out there but nothing quite spreads like a Northwoods. I suggest anyone that hasn’t experienced the spreading power of a saber grind with the heat treat scale still intact, flock to eBay with a five hundred dollar bill ready to burn ASAP. :cool:;):)

    Thanks as always for your kind words GT!!!
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  19. Old Engineer

    Old Engineer Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    Started the day with these
    And changed out to these

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  20. Trvr


    Jun 21, 2020
    Thanks. Both blades are sharpened to 17 degrees per side. The only chisel grind is on the round cutout (serration?) of the sheepsfoot. The primary grind is a bit asymmetrical too I guess.

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