Important Info! 2019 Forum Knife : Poll Schedule / Content

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

  1. MerryMadMonk

    MerryMadMonk Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 22, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2019
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  2. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    Very, very nice Al. And a big thumbs up :thumbsup: for the full flat grind!!!! Thanks for posting that. @waynorth should like it too.
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  3. Will Power

    Will Power Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Great work! I like that grind too-right for the blade, right for the pattern ;):cool:

    Very useful item for the shields, all suit (can't understand WHY some people are drawn to a Star shield though, probably difficult to inlay and looks cheap in my experience;):rolleyes:) Bowtie, Propeller or even Banner would be my top choices.

    Thanks, Will
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  4. BuckShack

    BuckShack Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 19, 2015
    I'd like to see what a lightning bolt shield looks like. Probably not bad. That would be different.
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  5. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    Thanks for these! I like the Bomb and the Crest the best of these pictures. If you have the time, you ought to go through the other shields (or at least, from my selfish perspective, the Star!).
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  6. jwsnyder


    Jul 16, 2018
    Have been out of the forum loop for a bit, and glad I made my way back in time for the forum knife. Single sheepsfoot blades? Yes please. Thanks all for their work on this.
  7. MerryMadMonk

    MerryMadMonk Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 22, 2011
    Well, we can't have wavy Spam, Ed. You're welcome.
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  8. Signalprick

    Signalprick Jason Ritchie - Ritchie Handmade Knives Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 3, 2009
    Cool mock up! I probably missed the post where it stated this but this knife will be single blade, sheepfoot, barehead? @knifeswapper? I guess I did see where we can vote for barehead or not but yes to the rest? For some reason I was thinking this was a clip blade. Doesn't matter to me personally just wanted to clarify.
  9. MerryMadMonk

    MerryMadMonk Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 22, 2011
    Joshua, I'll post the rest later today. Thanks.
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  10. Buzzbait


    Feb 25, 2001
    Great mock-ups!!! I really dig both the bomb and the crest.
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  11. cbr1000


    Jan 31, 2013
    Star, and don't forget the Diamond :)
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  12. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    Yes, a single sheepfoot blade. It's mentioned in the first poll, along with an image.
  13. Chief

    Chief Chief Master Sergeant USAF (ret) 1975-2000 Platinum Member

    Nov 15, 1998
    Thanks Mike @knifeswapper for taking on this zero profit task. However, am very disappointed in the blade style, was there a poll for that or did GEC tell us to "buy it and like it"? Is 440C an option? A clip blade in 440C with antique amber scales would be a winner.

    Will probably buy one no matter the final product, and give it away. Sorry but a single sheepfoot blade doesn't have enough point for my main knife needs.
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  14. Signalprick

    Signalprick Jason Ritchie - Ritchie Handmade Knives Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 3, 2009
    Man, I am blind as a bat. I still don't see that info in the first poll thread but thank you for the info regardless Gary.
  15. Gary W. Graley

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

    Mar 2, 1999
    It was 'the' choice for GEC and then two other maker types, the GEC won out, but it was decided? that it would have to be a sheepsfoot, I guess that was never up for discussion, just some turmoil over being seen as a saber ground blade.

    I think Al's rendition of shields may lead people astray thinking the blade is going to be a full flat ground blade??? Maybe it will get that across that a lot of folks would like a full flat ground blade, unless you do need to baton some link-n-logs for your kids ;) I'd certainly prefer the full flat ground blade myself.
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  16. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    They didn't say, "Buy it and like it." They offered it as choice against the other offerings from other companies. It was then "approved" by popular vote over the other options. So ya, we basically voted for it knowing it would be a saber grind, sheepsfoot, in 1095 Carbon. Seems like a done deal, I hope we can all move past it. I, for one, enjoy the uniqueness of the blade.
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  17. knifeswapper

    knifeswapper Knife Peddler Dealer / Materials Provider

    Sep 3, 2004
    GEC submitted a #86 Sheepfoot with a mock-up picture showing the frame / blade itself. This is a knife they could accomplish during a packed schedule without additional design / tooling delays that the felt could be kept unique to the forum and in line with today's stylistic demands.
    The forum chose it.

    This is the "First Poll" thread; it is fairly obtrusive there when you start perusing the thread.
  18. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Very nice renderings, Al, but I must say that going on and on about the full flat grind when we know it won't be is counter-productive. I favor the Orleans shield, but flipped so the small end is at the small end of the frame.

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  19. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
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  20. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Wavy Spam is good for dipping.
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