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Your newest addition:traditionals of course!

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Will Power, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. Jathes

    Jathes Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 6, 2016
    First new knife in 4 months.
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  2. Old Engineer

    Old Engineer Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    Received this #23 in Mesquite on Saturday 8-1-2020 . I like it a lot .

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  3. babykujo

    babykujo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 18, 2020
  4. Gevonovich

    Gevonovich Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2011
    Mighty fine Harry :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup: Like fine wine ;)
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  5. Planterz

    Planterz Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2004
    I would have never expected mesquite to look so amazing. The stuff isn't much more a than a weed in the form of a tree here, one that can barely be trimmed, cut down, and chopped up fast enough for BBQs and firewood. I didn't realize it was so hard on the janka scale either. I have no interest in this pattern, so I hope that GEC uses it in some future patterns as well.
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  6. Will Power

    Will Power Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Not surprised :cool:

    Those stripes give it a TIGER look or similar to Zebrawood:thumbsup: Superb addition, albeit massive ;)

    Regards, Will
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  7. StubbyThumbnail

    StubbyThumbnail Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 13, 2016
    For about 18 months I was a hibernating knife nut while pursuing other interest. I missed the release of the "'Possum skinner". Last week I found one in slightly used condition posted for sale in the exchange. (Thank you KP!) It was shipped in a timely fashion and arrived earlier this week. After a bit of touch up work I put it in my pocket. It is a little larger than my typical "happy spot" of between 3.5" to 4" for a pocket carry but it feels smaller than it is in the pocket. I like the blade configuration. Many times I carry a stockman but never have a use for the spey blade. Probably, unlike most here I suppose, I have skinned a few 'Possums in my life. As a boy in my early teens I kept my dogs fed by selling the hides for between $1 and $2 each. Barbeque 'Possum actually tastes a lot like barbeque pork but it's been close to 50 years since I've had any. I spent quite a bit of time with my grandparents back then and they didn't waste anything! If I could choose I would reduce the size of the pattern to somewhere between 3 5/8" and 3 7/8" keeping the same blade configuration. I believe I will enjoy this one.
    Have a great day everyone!

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  8. traumkommode

    traumkommode Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    It's great. In person, it looks like a mix of Desert Ironwood, Mexican Bocote, and either highly figured Cocobolo or Walnut Burl. I would be fine if it replaced Cocobolo on a lot of runs, and I'm curious to see how it ages/darkens with use.
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  9. Will Power

    Will Power Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Very satisfying find :thumbsup: I like that pattern a lot and the Dixie Stockman it's based on whose configuration of blades is more meaningful to me that conventional Spey bladed knives, I recommend one. But I strongly agree about size, although it carries light it would be markedly improved by being somewhat shorter in frame.

    So it, Possum, tastes like Pork? not bad, but we don't have them here in Europe, nice memories too:thumbsup:
  10. KingMC

    KingMC The Pun-isher Super Mod Moderator Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Just got this today from a nice gentleman on the Exchange, after not having purchased a knife at all this year I’ve now purchased two in just as many weeks. With the forum knife being a real possibility for this year as well I think I’m done for now, which makes this year’s theme Maniago slipjoints for me.

  11. BigKurtHaze


    Aug 2, 2015
    Did someone say Maniago slip joint?
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  12. sitflyer

    sitflyer Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    My Bocote version should show up tomorrow, very much anticipate checking out this knife in person. You got some nice stag on yours! :)
    Quiet, Will Power, TFBraden and 2 others like this.
  13. joeradza

    joeradza Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    GEC 735111EC in smooth red bone F57E657E-4DC3-4993-9F0C-7F4CF90C16BE.jpeg
  14. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Big Chief
  15. Planterz

    Planterz Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2004
    Recent arrivals:

    GEC 92 Talon in Ebony (I have 2 now)
    A.G. Russell titanium Funny Folder
    A.G. Ruseel 3" lockback with quince burl scales

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  16. E40

    E40 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 13, 2012
    Another #23 with mesquite.
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  17. LastRodeo

    LastRodeo Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 2, 2013
    New sowbelly arrived today. Case does a great job on this pattern. CV steel to boot.

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  18. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    Bog oak recover that I just got back from @glennbad. Looks great!

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  19. GaiusJulius


    Jan 9, 2016
  20. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    I was afraid, after years of drooling, that it would arrive and I'd say, "Eh, so what?" Nope. Love it.

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