What's on your " to try " list ?

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Hickory n steel, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    So what are some patterns or specific knives you plan to eventually try out ?
    Off the top of my head I've definitely been planning to try out

    The case mini Copperlock
    The case slimline trapper
    The Buck 55
    A Coke bottle Jack
    And an a single blade Grandaddy Barlow.

    The Buck 55 is on it's way, and a Vintage Scout was on my list but got checked off yesterday.
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  2. gaj999

    gaj999 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 25, 2004
    Sowbelly 3.75"+
    Stockman with punch and sheepsfoot 4"+
    I keep going back and forth on a 5"+ Toothpick. They're fishing knives. And I don't fish. But they look so nice ...
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  3. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    I recently got an old Camillus / Kent fish knife and it Carry's well in a back pocket, really slim and narrow.
    Also an old imperial hammer brand toothpick of similar size.
    As much as I love to fish I rarely get to, so for me it's just another knife.
    I think you owe it to yourself to try one.
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  4. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    (1) Case canoe, especially amber bone CV with Indian rowing canoe etch on main blade.

    (2) Case burnt amber bone medium toothpick.

    (3) Case small toothpick--probably bone covers.

    (4) A gin-u-wine Laguiole knife from France.

    (5) An Italian stiletto switchblade.

    (6) Bowie knife.

    (7) Congress knife. Maybe Case, or old American made knife.

    (8) Additional Spanish navajas. (I have an Alabacete knife, so maybe different Spanish patterns, like Sevillan, e.g.)

    (9) Scandinavian knives.
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  5. kamagong

    kamagong Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 13, 2001
    I don't have a "to try" list. Strictly "to buy" for me.
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  6. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Is there anything you plan to buy that you've never experienced before ?
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  7. kamagong

    kamagong Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 13, 2001
    The Becker Kephart looks intriguing.
  8. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    A quality Bird and Trout knife with a clip-slip.
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  9. The Zieg

    The Zieg

    Jan 31, 2002
    Great thread idea. I'll have to post tomorrow.

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  10. sXePhenomenal


    Mar 8, 2018
    Only a couple. I’d like to try a 40-64 Case knife specifically the 5392 to see what the talk about old case knives is. They do look very nice.
    The Case Bose lockback whittler with the clip blade.
  11. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    I would too if I could afford what they go for in good condition, especially if they made a Coke bottle in this era.
  12. JaxBaron

    JaxBaron Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 4, 2016
    I would like to try a real lambsfoot blade knife. Everyone in the guardian of the lambsfoot thread seems to really enjoy the pattern.
  13. JA5544


    Apr 1, 2016
    I would love to try the #82 Possum Skinner from GEC. I’m afraid it may be a little large for me in the pocket, but I would like to give it a go.
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  14. BigKurtHaze


    Aug 2, 2015
    Definitely not short, but it is pretty slim.

    Speaking of large in the pocket, I’m excited about the upcoming Lionsteel 2 blade Barlow, the Warhorse.
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  15. Scott J.

    Scott J. Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 8, 2019
    Case Crosscut Mammoth Large Folding Hunter.
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  16. Pomsbz


    Jul 31, 2015
    A custom. Would love to get a knife made to my specifications.
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  17. Pinemoon


    Mar 25, 2005
    A lambsfoot

    One of the new Sunfishes in blue stabilized oak from A.G. Russell (this is one I have on order).

    A canoe, probably from Case

    A GEC 47 Viper

    Another Moki, probably a Clio with Damascus blade

    A Fallkniven folder
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  18. Eli Chaps

    Eli Chaps Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Apr 20, 2018
    In no particular order...

    - Case Teardrop
    - Case Tribal or Copperlock
    - Case Slimline Trapper
    - Lionsteel, um, well, one of them! That new Best Man looks really nice.

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  19. sXePhenomenal


    Mar 8, 2018
    Primary reason I’ve not tried one. Price is high $140-400 on the stag 5392s I want with conditions from used but would still make a good edc to NIB. I’d want an unused one so thats a lot of money for a production knife just to try out. Really can’t justify paying what 2-3 GECs would cost or 4-6 old Schrades if I was going vintage knives
  20. Pogonasong

    Pogonasong Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2018
    Definitely want to get a lambsfoot after looking at the thread.

    I would also like a moki kronos since I've heard such good things...I'd probably go for the smaller version.

    Something from Jess Horn eventually.

    Case Bose damascus WT or a cattle knife. A pruner would be nice too.

    Something from about twenty different custom makers I look at daily.
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