'Tis a Giveaway!!!

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Pàdruig, Aug 21, 2020.

  1. Marlingspike12


    May 28, 2019
    Thank you for this wonderful opportunity @Pàdruig!
    My very first traditional pocket knife was this 1970s Camillus made Buck 303 and my most recent one is this Otter Knife spear point. My preference has changed from multi blades to single blade ones.
  2. peanutsxx

    peanutsxx Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 5, 2017
    Your photos are always fantastic, with a richness about them that is superb. This GAW is very generous of you Dylan! As others have commented I simply can't pass the chance of this 78 awesomeness so please count me in. One of my early posts here...


    ...and a more recent one...


    Thank you for the opportunity!
  3. Sacto

    Sacto Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 27, 2017
    I’ll enter. Thanks for the opportunity and congrats on 6k posts. I really enjoy the photos and posts you bring to the forum.

    I first started reading this forum about 5 years ago. I lurked for a couple years before I joined and waited a couple more years before posting a picture. So, here is the first picture I posted on here about a year ago:
    I’m a fan of the fence post shot, as there are plenty around when I’m at work.

    Here’s the most recent knife-related picture I posted on here a couple weeks ago:
    Apparently I’ve gotten worse at composing a picture. For me it seems like it depends on what I’m doing at the time. Sometimes I have time to compose a better picture and sometimes it’s just a quick spur of the moment thing. Here’s another recent one:
    Thanks again for the chance at a great knife.

  4. Rose and Thistle Custom

    Rose and Thistle Custom Josh Mead Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 9, 2018
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    Top is one of the earliest pics I posted on Bladeforums.
    2nd is a recent.
    Below is one from about 25 years ago.
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  5. Zachary

    Zachary Gold Member Gold Member

    May 26, 2017
    Here is an early picture of a new hat and the old 33 dog paw.

    Now it is an old hat with a brand new 33 in some great stag.
  6. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Fine coin stash:) Admire the Gothic Florin in particular, I used to have a 'Godless' Florin from 1849 which caused a furore at the time among the 'devout';) The Florin was an early and abortive attempt to decimalise the illogical British money system. 1 Pound divided into 20 Shillings, 1 Shilling divide into 240 Pennies and divisions of the Penny Halfpenny and Farthing 1/4 Penny...you try doing % or fractions with that system :eek: The British only got round to decimal currency 1 Pound = 100 Pennies in 1971;) They still persist with their weird weights & measures as do you Americans (only different gallons...):rolleyes::D Furlongs anyone?
  7. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Well I don't understand milliliters and centimeters. Give me ounces, pints, quarts, and inches, feet, yards. When my wife tells me she ran ten miles, I understand immediately. If she gives me the kilometers, I gotta do some figuring.
  8. mitch4ging


    Jun 16, 2015
    Thank you very much for thinking of me, I do appreciate it!:thumbsup::thumbsup:
    Thanks, John...but not sure of the accuracy of your statement!:D

    Congratulations on your 6k benchmark, and all of your great posts throughout the forum. Thanks for a very generous GAW, and I really love the 78!!:thumbsup::thumbsup:
    Unfortunately, most of my older photos went the way of my now abandoned hole-in-the-photobucket!
    My first forum knife, and one of my favorites, taken right after getting it in the mail...

    And a more recent attempt...

    I've been very fortunate with all the great generosity here, so if I do win, please pass on to Harvey @cigarrodog who I think needs a moral boost.
  9. Henry Beige

    Henry Beige Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    Belated thanks to @afishhunter for nominating me here. With the schlepping around I did to find a couple of photos, I neglected to get back and thank you properly, so here it is.
  10. 315

    315 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    I’ll join in if I may. I keep very few knife photos, so I don’t have any older ones. I’ll go with oldest vs latest. Since joining the forum my acquisitions have increased dramatically, but I keep coming back to a couple of patterns time and time again.

    My oldest Stockman that I’ve held onto for about 23 years is an Old Timer Grandad gave me. The latest is. Schrade 881 in Stainless.


    My oldest SAK is my very first, a Victorinox Small Tinker bought in the late 80’s while I was in the Marines. I bought to replace, what else, a 34OT I had lost. My latest SAK, a Nylon scaled Camper.

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  11. rbeggs

    rbeggs Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 8, 2013
    Im in for that beautiful 78. Heres one of the first pics i posted i believe

    And one of the latest
    Maybe a little improvement.
  12. Planterz


    Mar 26, 2004
    I can't say that my photography has changed much over the years - relatively mediocre - improved mainly by the advancement in cell phone camera technology. Instead I'll showcase how my tastes have changed.

    This first picture is a relatively accurate sample of my earlier purchases, or at least my earlier preferences in patterns and styles.


    And these are some more recent purchases.


    The differences should be obvious. Initially I was drawn to traditionals that combined multiple blade types - at least one curved and one straight - giving me a lot of handiness and utility all in one compact knife. Lately though I've been drawn to single blades. My favorite of the 2 to carry are the 92 and the 15, as the spear point gives me a good compromise of a straighter edge with a curved tip (I'm not big on knives with a lot of belly). Frankly, a tribal spear would probably be my most ideal style, but I haven't acquired one yet.

    This post is definitely an entry in this fantastic giveaway. I really wanted to pick up a single blade 78 in ironwood when they came out, but I just couldn't swing the cash at the time. Lamentably I don't have any knives in desert ironwood yet, despite living where the trees grow. Thanks for the chance!
  13. Travman

    Travman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2016
    Congratulations on reaching 60K. You made me check my count. I’m sneaking up there too. I always enjoy your posts and your high quality pictures. Thanks for making this a classy place.

    Here are the first pictures ever shared here on BF of my first traditional knife. I was a very proud papa.

    I couldn’t have loved this #25 more. It was a great introduction to traditional knives. It had perfect action and strong snap. Based on this knife I rejected quite a few knives that didn’t measure up. I still love small knives, but my tastes have evolved over the past five years. Basically, I now just love everything GEC makes.
  14. davemonkey

    davemonkey Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 20, 2014
    Thanks @Pàdruig
    My first picture on the porch and my latest. Not much has changed.
  15. t.willy

    t.willy Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2016
    Well I'll join in if I'm not too late? Very generous offer thanks for the opportunity and congratulations on the milestone.
    Here is one of my first GEC's a #9 Esquire in Fine Mother of Pearl covers with very cool looking milled liners witch didn't show up very well in this photo sorry.


    And here is one of the Beautiful Charlie Campagna SFO's The GEC #86 Black Jack in stunning Gabon Ebony covers.
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  16. EngrSorenson

    EngrSorenson Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jul 3, 2019
    Congrats on 6k Dylan! You’re a big contributor here. The GAW is just too beautiful to not try for. I’m not much of a photographer, though I wish I was. I’ll play both categories, though personally I like the second one best!

    catagory 1:
    First picture (as far as I can tell).
    and my latest picture:
    indoor lighting is impossible for me to get right. Close ups are tough. Phone cameras I suspect are lacking in some critical capabilities. Yet I try anyway!

    Category 2: I think I was 8 or 9 and in a Caldors with my mother, when I noticed this fishing tool had a knife on it. I distinctly remember asking mom if she’d get it for me, and I believe I left out the part about the blade part of the tool. She bought it for me, and it’s technically the first knife I’ve ever owned. I just found it recently. The latest was an offer from r8shell which I couldn’t refuse! The 2017 BF TC Barlow with the canvas micarta and sheepsfoot blade. Funny... probably just coincidence, but they are both sheepsfoot blades. Also... since I’m taking this picture this morning, I suppose it’s my latest as well, so I’m going to try hard for a good picture. Also I’m including one of the two knives I first purchased when I was about 13- a Case small stockman. The mini copperlock that came the same time has been misplaced. I think by chance, “sheepsfoot” is the common theme. Golly... This bringing me to terms with my own mortality; I’ve lived some life.
    Edit: typo...
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  17. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    Thank you all for the very fine entries - I've enjoyed every one of them. Giving this thread a bump for any potential stragglers so if anyone wants in on this one, please enter soon.

    I plan on holding the drawing sometime this upcoming weekend.
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  18. EngrSorenson

    EngrSorenson Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jul 3, 2019
    The anticipation is killing me!
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  19. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    I was thinking the same thing... Who's going to be the lucky person?
    I feel really excited for them, it's an absolutely wonderful prize to win.
  20. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
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