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Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by mrknife, Nov 14, 2019.
tack this one on
Thanks, other than the gap around the shield its great. Funny thing is the pawn shop where I got it is a little more than an hour from me,but near to where my boss has a house on the coast we're remodeling. Several months ago I stopped in and looked at the Case,but ended up buying an Hibbard Spencer and Bartlett OVB daddy barlow instead. But today with this thread and the GEC 86's in mind I said to myself going in "If that yellow jumbo is still here it was meant to be mine" guess it was meant to be.
They are hard to forget, Dylan!!
Ha ha, I have sold a couple, but I don't remember where!!
But I have socked the rest away!!
I just got this 86 from the exchange thanks to @Shawn Best , its destined to be a Christmas gift for my Dad. But while I have it I thought a little side by side would be neat.
While the handle is longer on the Case the blades are the same length. Obviously the 86 has a bit more belly,and not to ruffle any feathers, but the recurve is so slight I honestly dont know what all the fuss is about My 97 has a slight recurve and I sharpen it as I would any of my other knives,again its very slight as well.
Here the Case looks quite a bit bigger, but its actually a bit slimmer looking down from the spine. GEC does a great job of getting allot of blade into a frame imo.
Nice to see a comparo, David!! I see the case is a nice big knife!! I notice it has a straight edge on the main! Nice but for some reason I prefer the recurve!!
Being single blade, not sure if these fit Charlie's definition of true jumbo jacks or not? They are large, 4 1/4", with a 3/16" thick backspring.
but case tends to have a blade to handle discrepancy to me. the blades should fill the blade well more.
This old timer was made in Sheffield. It is about 6 -1/2" inches closed, has a 1/4" thick 5" long locking main blade. Dates from c. 1861-1895, and was issued to the British Military (or Navy).
Made by Singleton and co.
How can you not call them Jumbo??
I suppose you could substitute "Monster", but those are big'uns fer sher!!!
Naming patterns is a movable feast!!! No one is the final authority!! Even Case stumbles in their efforts to market knives, confusing Cattle knives and Stockmen!
I like Bernie Levine's guidelines in LGIV. He did a good job of organizing and actually publishing pattern names. I will stay in my little rut!!!
I see the GEC blade is just as big, 'though the handle is shorter!!!
Case does alright, but their older knives, and GEC do it better!!
I have noticed that too, especially with their clip points. I’m sure they have always kept the blades from filling the blade well so that they don’t have to deal with proud tips.
agreed, and Ive tried very hard to like Case, having purchased and released them. the ratio always makes me dump them.
Nothing wrong with your little rut, Charlie! I also like BL's guidelines. I have a couple of pet peeves in regards to pattern name, but, this is not the place to flog a dead horse.
Here a couple more large knives, both at 4" closed. A Keen Kutter and a Case Tested.
Here's an older IXL that's 4.5 closed.
All three jacks are great, Mike!!
Nice condition!! That stag is wonderful!!
whoooooaaaa the keen kutter's blade is sick!!!! would be great as a single blade
This one really hits all the right buttons for me.
so much better now
@jsdistin knocked it out the park!
Beauty Jack, Jack!! Now you just have to renovate the lid label!!
thanks! the beauty of it is, this is the only one so far where the tang code is on the secondary blade so its the only modded knife without incorrect numbers!