Important Info! 2019 Forum Knife : Poll Schedule / Content

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by knifeswapper, Feb 24, 2019.

  1. knifeswapper

    knifeswapper Knife Peddler Dealer / Materials Provider

    Sep 3, 2004
    Since each decision will impact the choices on future options, I am going to run these in phases. Unless something dramatic changes, this is the schedule. Start and end times will be around 4pm central.

    Decided: Single Sabre Sheepfoot on #86 frame, same liners/bolsters/pins as production model.
    2/25 - 2/28 Phase 1: Trim ===> Northfield Trim
    2/28 - 3/4 Phase 2: End capped, Blade Finish, Matchstriker [if needed]
    ===> Bare ended, Satin finish, Matchstriker Long Pull
    3/4 - 3/7 Phase 3: Slab Type ===> Smooth Wood
    3/10 - 3/14 Phase 4: Slab Specific, Shield ===> African Blackwood, Bomb Shield
    3/14 - 3/17 Phase 5: Provisional

    Add-on Poll: Custom Pin and Label

    Trim: Northfield (cut swedge, long pull, and lined bolster) or Tidioute (drawn swedge, crescent nick, and smooth bolster)
    If Northfield, can choose between long pull or matchstriker long pull.

    End Capped: GEC drew it up to be unique from the general run; but will cap it if desired.

    Finish: Satin or Polished blade

    Slabs: Any slabs GEC currently utilizes. If not a current GEC general production slab; GEC nor dealer will warranty against unforeseen slab defects. First will choose type, then specific.
    --most older acrylics are just run for a year or so - thus will probably not still be available

    Shield: None or Any general production shield not allocated to an sfo or specialty (beaver, rose, etc.). If BF wants a unique shield it is not a problem, but will add costs. BF will have to provide the designer to deliver a vector drawing.
    --smooth slabs have to have non-stamped shield

    Provisional: If everything falls into place for special polls, we can hold them here. For example, if everything works out exactly right to vote on a brushed shield/bolster - we could do that in this phase.

    International Participants: If you live outside the U.S. and fully plan to purchase a knife, but do not already have a re-shipper service set up; send me ( [email protected] ) an email with a subject of "International BF Delivery" and body including only your name and country. This will help me start gauging a possible solution for this issue.

    Who can buy: (from last years post by mods) Any BladeForums member in good standing. That would be one who has been a member for at least 3 months prior to this post and has 30 posts on BF spread over at least that amount of time. (Note: if the posts are all, "nice knife" or similar, they don't count.) The posts need not be in Traditional. They can be in any of the discussion forums. But if they are all in the exchange, then that’s not what we are looking for, either. If you are missing a bit on the qualifying parameters, you can contact @knarfeng or @Peregrin and ask for a waiver. We gave a lot of them last year.
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2019
  2. Behr95


    Jan 23, 2018
    This is going to fun! Thanks, Mike!
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  3. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Thanks, Mike.
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  4. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Thanks. I like the short phases. :thumbsup:
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  5. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    I'm ready!


    ****THANKS MIKE****
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  6. bikerector

    bikerector KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 16, 2016
    Thanks for doing this for us Mike!
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  7. TX Traditional

    TX Traditional

    Feb 7, 2019
    Thanks Mike. I appreciate all the work you’re putting into this.
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  8. Jak3


    Sep 6, 2016
    Sincerest and utmost thanks, Mike.
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  9. Stropping Young Lad

    Stropping Young Lad

    Dec 11, 2012
    My body is ready
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  10. Nature Boy

    Nature Boy Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 15, 2016
    Looks like we’re in for some fast and furious fun!
    Thanks, Mike!
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  11. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    Thanks Mike!
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  12. Jody744

    Jody744 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 8, 2009
    Do we know the pattern, frame #?
  13. cigarrodog

    cigarrodog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 18, 2014
    Thanks Mike.
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  14. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2004
  15. Wharn

    Wharn Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2011
    Thanks Mike!
  16. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    Thank you Mike. You are in my prayers.
  17. gunspease

    gunspease Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 9, 2002
    I look forward to seeing what is picked thanks for your help.
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  18. mitch4ging

    mitch4ging Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2015
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  19. Jathes

    Jathes Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 6, 2016
    Northfield, lined since we can't get rat tail, matchstrike, barehead, satin, smooth blue bone, bomb.

    Vote early and often
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  20. mykel m

    mykel m Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Thanks Mike.
    Love the truncated polls.
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