Choose a knife for ED

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by JohnDF, Mar 17, 2020.

Pick a knife for ED...

Poll closed Mar 18, 2020.
  1. #1 Bark River Fixed

  2. #2 Case Half Whittler

  3. #3 Case Med Stockman

  4. #4 Case Mini Trapper

  5. #5 Case Tribal Lock

  6. #6 GEC 73 Trapper

  7. #8 Queen Whittler

  8. #11 Wright's Ettrick

  1. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    I won Mike's Challenge GAW, in honor of my friend @Modoc ED who is recovering from a surgery.
    ED has tasked me with choosing the knife for him, leaving me free to pick whatever I want, which is a lot of pressure. :eek:
    ED has a lot of friends here on The Porch, so I thought why not let them all choose his prize. Because I want to keep the GAW rolling and give the other winners a chance to choose their knives in a timely manner, as well as let Mike get things mailed off quickly, I'll make my final choice by the end of the day. Help me decide which knife ED wins... Here are pictures of the knives to choose from:

    I'm not much of a SAK or Buck guy, not sure about ED, but I removed those choices.

    Starting left to right, top to bottom…
    1. Bark River Little Creek in A2, maroon micarta handle - includes sheath so it can be worn on your belt, or dropped in your pocket (I prefer it in the pocket).
    2. Case SS Half-Whittler (I believe the covers were called red barn bone?)
    3. Case Medium Stockman with punch in CV, black synthetic covers
    4. Case SS Wharncliffe Mini Trapper, smooth natural bone covers
    5. Case SS Tribal Lock, black micarta covers
    6. GEC Tidioute 73, black box brown jigged bone covers
    7. Buck 503
    8. Queen #48 Whittler in D2, American walnut covers
    9. Victorinox Compact with nylon scales from Remade Knives
    10. Victorinox Pioneer X
    11. A. Wright & Son Ebony Ettrick
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2020
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  2. Crazy Canuck

    Crazy Canuck Singing along with the voices in my head Gold Member

    Nov 24, 2013
    Fantastic idea John! :D
  3. Stropping Young Lad

    Stropping Young Lad Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    I’d like the best for Ed... so my choice of the bunch would be the 73!
  4. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Hope Ed is doing well :) You're a kind soul John :) I know Ed has a lot of knives, I'm not sure just what he has and hasn't got, but I don't recall him posting a pic of a Bark River knife. It's a great looking knife too, so I voted for the Barkie :) Once again Mike, a very generous giveaway, and a lot of fun :cool:
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  5. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    I'm sure Queen #48 Whittler in D2, American walnut covers will help him recover quickly. Y' know, by these times, better be prudent! :)
  6. gaj999


    Jan 25, 2004
    I love the idea, but I don't know Ed well enough to know which he's like best. I'll sit back and watch the show.
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  7. PirateSeulb

    PirateSeulb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 6, 2017
    Hard to say but when I look at that selection I am drawn to 4 knives the Bark River, the Queen, the GEC, and the A. Wright. Nothing wrong with other choices but those are the stand outs for me I would rank them like this for my personal appeal.

    #1 Queen
    #2 A. Wright & Son
    #3 GEC
    #4 Bark River
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  8. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Those four really stand out to me too. :cool::thumbsup:
    Mike is a generous guy and really put some good stuff out there.
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  9. PirateSeulb

    PirateSeulb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 6, 2017
    When we talk about the Porch a GEC is always a good choice but the Queen is a real beauty and they are nice pieces to add to collections now that they are out of production. That A. Wright & Son has such a sleek look to it and general uncommon appeal that hard not to put it up near the top. The fixed is just one of those things that looks nice and can be practical in so many ways but they are a tougher bit to judge its worthiness.
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  10. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    I voted for the GEC trapper because (1) I think Ed is partial to trappers; (2) GEC is about as good as it gets for traditionals; and (3) that's the best looking knife of the lot (in my opinion! :)).
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  11. Pinemoon

    Pinemoon Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 25, 2005
    I don't know Ed's tastes, but I voted for the GEC.
    The Bark River, then the Tribal Lock are my 2-3rd picks.

    I suspect the GEC will win the poll.
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  12. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    This is true. ED started the Trapper Tuesday Thread. :cool::thumbsup:
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  13. pjsjr

    pjsjr Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 2, 2005
    I think it should be the trapper, also. You are a good friend John, Ed will be pleased, I'm sure, no matter the choice.
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  14. AnW

    AnW Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 15, 2019
    I don't know Ed very well - we've commented on each other's posts a few times over the past year. I chose the GEC 73 because who wouldn't like that one? Next choice would've been the Bark River.

    By the way, this is a really great display of friendship and generosity and I think reinforces why we all hang out here so much. Well done and continued prayers to Ed for a speedy recovery!
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  15. Wild Willie

    Wild Willie Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 19, 2018
    After being reminded of Ed's trapper Tuesday thread I changed my vote. Great idea John! :thumbsup::D I was in the team Ed camp as well. If have never come up with this...
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  16. Frailer

    Frailer Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 25, 2009
    FWIW, I clicked on this thread out of concern that you were looking for a knife to cure an issue with the function of your...gentleman parts.;)

    I don’t know what Ed would like, but both the Compact (my first choice) or the Pioneer X could change your mind about SAKs if you make one of those *your* choice.
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  17. Matt_WY

    Matt_WY Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 30, 2018
    I think it comes either the GEC trapper or the Queen whittler, and I'll throw my vote for the trapper since Ed seemed partial to them. Hope you're feeling better Ed, I've missed your cantankerous posts.
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  18. cigarrodog

    cigarrodog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 18, 2014
    73s don’t grow on trees. Best wishes to Ed.
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  19. PirateSeulb

    PirateSeulb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 6, 2017
    I thought about changing mine too but then I also thought how sometimes not giving a person what they would get, or in this case pick, themselves it better.
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  20. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    I voted for the Case 6208 half whittler.

    That's what I entered with and am still carrying it having reminded myself how much I love this knife.
    They're a great underappreciate knife, only thing that could make 'em better is the availability of CV.
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