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Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Pipeman, Dec 11, 2013.
Looks like the Copperhead will be coming out of the vault!
First I've seen of toasted bone. The burning makes it look textured almost like popcorn stag. I expect we'll be seeing more of that.
it has a very shallow texture, just enough to offer some grip if your fingers get wet.
Looks nice, I have a mini trapper with those covers. How is the F&F on it? The transitions from cover to bolsters is not very good on mine. My experience with Case is that the transitions are almost always smooth, so I was curious as to if it is a thing with this cover material or if I just got a poor one.
Overall, F&F is above average. Covers and bolsters have a good feel and no gaps in the seam. The only gaps are very minor between the backsprings and liners. It’s a stockman, so it has the complimentary rub between blades where the crinking is less than optimal.
Awesome, sounds like you got a nice one! Mine’s perfectly serviceable, just not a shining example of what Case is capable of doing. I mostly picked it up because of the Wharncliffe blade. Enjoy your stockman!
My new Tribal Lock in gold stardust. Consolation prize for missing on the new GEC TC barlows.
,,,Mike in Canada
I just got this in the mail and it’s my favorite case right now. ‘78 stockman.
I've wondered about that bone. Case's images do not make it look as good as your photo.
Very very nice.
This Saddlehorn arrived today..... It is a pattern I enjoy with this one making the third one I own..... The blade grinds allow for nice thin blades behind the cutting edges.....
This particular knife arrived in near perfect shape..... Fit, finish, centering, etc are all great..... The sharpening left a little bit to be desired..... But the grinds were even and at usable angles, so it didn't take me long to finish the edges and get it cutting paper like a razor...
Thanks John. It’s a tough one to put in my pocket it’s so dang perfect. Love the California clip on this one! I’m still on the hunt for a decent sample of this or a Texas jack or half whittler from 1970 my birth year.
But you're right, that's awfully pretty. I love they way they used to do the cutouts for the nicks. I'd hesitate to use it too, that's why I like to buy them a little bit used.
John I will prolly put it in my pocket soon. I just like admiring it now...I had an Appaloosa bone one a few years ago and I know guys prefer that cover material but I never warmed up to it. It looked like dyed bone that hadn’t taken the due in a few spots to me.
I appreciate that, because my photos are usually worse than bad! That photo let’s you see some of the texture. It has a different feel than jigged bone. Hard to describe, but just deep enough to give it a grippy feel, but still smooth.
1977 - 3318 HE They don't make 'em like this anymore.