Your newest addition:traditionals of course!

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Will Power, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Thanks Paul! :)

    Thanks Gev! :)
     
  2. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    Dave that is a gorgeous Freemont.

    Wow what a group of gems. They are all incredible but that fantastic Cargill sow does it for me.

    Goodness Ron what a haul! Awesome knives. Love the BB's.
     
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  3. dc50

    dc50 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 14, 2006
    Thank you, Dwight. :thumbsup::D
     
  4. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Very nice Spaten, maybe the best forum knife ever? What stag:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::cool:
     
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  5. Spaten

    Spaten Basic Member Basic Member

    690
    Dec 27, 2015
    Thank you! The knife is a real looker, and I couldn’t be happier with it. :D
     
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  6. pearl2291

    pearl2291 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 2, 2012
    Thank you.
     
  7. pearl2291

    pearl2291 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 2, 2012
    Thanks. I was quite surprised to find that one.
     
  8. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    @Fodderwing Thanks Dwight! The BB are a terrific knife. :)
     
  9. Corn Fed

    Corn Fed

    248
    Jan 14, 2017
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    Forum member took my offer for this one. Very happy to have one of my grails in hand.
     
  10. Will Power

    Will Power Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    @Corn Fed Very nice example to come by! A wonderful pattern in all types, I like the Tidioute Green Bone and Northfield Chen Chen Whittlers I'm fortunate to own. Hope you really enjoy your new find:thumbsup:

    Regards, Will
     
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  11. Will Power

    Will Power Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Was after one of those BBs with Wharncliffe myself on thing called something Bay the other day... great knife and a yawning chasm in my collection. If that was you Ron who bagged it, well I
    tell you what my friend, I'll turn a blind eye when you accept one of my shoddy Steel Warrior knives in exchange for it..:D I've even got a spectacularly crap Wright's knife should you prefer;)

    Joking apart, a fine selection of new knives you've landed there, grand stuff :cool::thumbsup:
     
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  12. Will Power

    Will Power Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    I have a Canal Street Moonpie Trapper, single blade in fancy stainless that has Polished Mark Side and matte/glaze on the pile side. This was a strategy of theirs but historically, it is a cost saving feature. Mirror polishing to Crocus level using oxides/Crocus of Iron, was skilled work, time consuming and likely a lost art. So merely polishing one side was actually a dodge. True Crocus should be on both sides of the blade, many GEC knives have a good mirror finish, older Queen show even better in my experience. Walrus hides used to be used on polishing wheels for glaze and crocus, they are no longer available for obvious reasons.

    I'm aiming at BSS Both Sides Shiny :D
     
  13. Corn Fed

    Corn Fed

    248
    Jan 14, 2017

    Thanks Will Power. I appreciate it. I will definitely enjoy this one.
     
  14. ISKRA

    ISKRA

    929
    Sep 19, 2016
    I don't like it when there're lines left from the grinding right at the tang (?, the thick part at the base of the blade where the kick and tang stamps are). I seem to preffer it glaze polished but I find it appealing when just the mark side of the main blade is polished, even if it's historically a cost cutting feature. Haven't got any examples of that though. I have a Schrade 881 stockman where someone decided to polish the front sides of all 3 blades. A shame really as the original glaze finish on the blades is very nice. But since it's a user (like all my knives), it gets patina anyway and then I don't care much about it.

    May I ask what you use for polishing the blades? Our American members talk a lot about Flitz and the like, but I doubt you can that over here. What would some alternatives be?
     
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  15. Will Power

    Will Power Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    No Flitz up here either...A German paste in a toothpaste type tube called AUTOSOL. Dursol Fabrik, Solingen. I find it excellent. But I've had it for years so not sure if it's still made....;):D
     
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  16. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Thanks for the compliment Will! I am like you sir, in the fact that I appreciate the quality and value of the Queen produced Black Box Winchester’s! I must confess that it was not me, my friend, that took your Wharncliffe sailing on the Bay. I actually acquired all of the pictured knives at the Spirit of Steel Knife Show in Pigeon Forge Tennessee on Saturday. The gentleman I purchased my BB’s from had a great assortment to choose from. He did not however have a Pen model which I would have gladly snagged as a backup. I will not mention the ridiculously reasonable price that I paid for these. :)
     
  17. GBPacker

    GBPacker

    180
    Aug 19, 2014
    Nice photo, grails are hard to come by!
     
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  18. zolthar

    zolthar

    693
    Feb 9, 2015
    Autosol is still for sale, I bought some not long ago. An other alternative is Puma polishing paste. :thumbsup:
     
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  19. ISKRA

    ISKRA

    929
    Sep 19, 2016
    Thanks for the reccommendation!
     
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  20. AShearer

    AShearer

    Nov 30, 2016
    Here's my most recent addition. I have another one (a stag Gunstock) that I haven't added to this forum, but I don't have it with me to picture.

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