Your Traditional Knife of 2020

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Jack Black, Dec 12, 2020.

  1. Lansky1

    Lansky1

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    Apr 12, 2016
    I've been focusing on 70's Case's this year ... strategy is to find cheaper ones with some rust/slight pitting, but full blades that I can restore. I put off buying a 6235 1/2 for years, as I'd never pay what the going rate always is for this pattern, but finally found one in rough shape, but had potential. After a couple hours of elbow grease, it's become my fave acquisition of 2020. Perfect length @ 3-3/8" & just feels substantial in hand, plus blades have that holy grail snap that we all covet. Now I understand the hype ... it's Just a great pattern. If Case ever wanted to pull an old timer out of the vault for a reissue - I bet they would set record sales if they chose the 6235 1/2 !

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  2. Old Hunter

    Old Hunter Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    I can see how your Scout is a Knife of the Year - that must be the finest Scout Knife I have ever seen. OH
     
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  3. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Nice work, I like that one :cool: :) :thumbsup:
     
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  4. Old Hunter

    Old Hunter Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    Been thinking about your post with all that has gone on this year, some folks really do have much more on their minds. So sorry for you in the loss of your Father, hope the season and the next year go well for you and your family. OH
     
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  5. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Could be.
     
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  6. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    I'm in for the patch GAW!
     
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  7. sbh06

    sbh06 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 5, 2015
    I've had quite a few traditionals pass through my hands this year as I sought out which patterns worked for me and those that didn't moved on. I've found that the GEC 93 seems to be what works best for me with this particular cover being my favorite.

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  8. veitsi_poika

    veitsi_poika Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 25, 2016
    Thank you so much Bruce, it took me some convincing of the previous owner for him to sell it to me ;) I sent him pictures of my entire old Ulster / Dwight Divine collection as well as all of the old scout knives I have amassed. After that he was convinced that it was going to a good home :D I told him that I had not seen many Ulster scouts that weren't either Boy/Girl Scout related or military related. It turns out that the junior scout that I have in those pics ended up being the pattern/frame they used for the popular Ulster Girl Scout knife. I recently found one of the Girl Scout knives to compare it and they are basically identical with some very slight differences. I plan to post some side by sides in the scout knife forum sometime soon. :)
     
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  9. abcdef

    abcdef

    Oct 28, 2005
    I had been looking for a blacksmith knife for a long time. This one came in 2020 from BF maker Jarda Grof (swejk).

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  10. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Good luck Jer ;) :thumbsup:

    Great pattern :thumbsup:

    I wasn't aware there was a Scout Knife forum :cool: :thumbsup:

    Very handsome :) :thumbsup:
     
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  11. joeradza

    joeradza Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    That is superb. I'm going to have to start saving again.
     
  12. pmek5

    pmek5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 27, 2007
    Pretty easy for me this year. Had Todd Davison make #1908 for me. My first & probably last custom. This gets carried a lot, and checks all the boxes for me.

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  13. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    Thanks Jack for setting up one of the best annual threads once again!

    In 2020 I have managed to snag a bunch of great knives over the past year. The #23s, #35s and the #74s from GEC were great releases. Waynorth Cutlery had a great big Jack knife produced in ebony which I luckily snagged. I scored a Schatt and Morgan Mountain Man and even won a sweet lil stockman in a giveaway! But one stands out above the rest!

    I bought this knife early on in the pandemic. When GEC was shutdown and I was in the mood for some stag and I wanted to try a new pattern. I was able to score a #29 stockyard whittler at a smoking good price from on of our local members. It didn't leave my pocket for over a month. In all honesty, it may be one of my all time favorite knives.

    Having the main clip, and secondary sheepsfoot is a great combo. The punch is also a nice addition and I have used it often. Fit and finish is great and walk and talk has improved with use!

    So for my knife of the year, I am choosing my Stag #29!

    The stag may have lightened up and the blades may have darkened, but this thing is a GREAT EDC and can be paired perfectly with a larger folder.

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  14. joeradza

    joeradza Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    Great choice Taylor. What’s not to like? Stag, clip point, secondary sheepsfoot and probably the most underrated useful tool, the punch/awl.
     
  15. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    Exactly!
     
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  16. OldHercDude

    OldHercDude

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    Jun 28, 2020
    I'm a dummy, and was going to mention this. Oops.

    No entry for me, thanks.

    I shouldn't even be buying the occasional knife as I'm still trying to downsize from an 1800 sq ft house to a 450 sq ft apartment. :confused:
     
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  17. JohnJorgen

    JohnJorgen Basic Member Basic Member

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    Oct 29, 2020
    Thank you, I means a lot. Merry Christmas OH. I’m gonna go through his old knife collection this Christmas, and maybe make a post about it. Again, thank you. I’m really in awe of the support I got from everybody on this forum, I don’t have the words too describe it.
     
  18. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    But knives are small!
     
  19. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    Jack (@Jack Black) I appreciate the offer of the prize, but I'd like to bow out and give others a better chance at it. Thanks!
     
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  20. Old Hunter

    Old Hunter Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    Thank you! If you ever make it to the coast of NC get in touch with me - I will take you to a gunshow. If there isn't a show scheduled we could go to at least two dozen gun shops within an hour drive. OH
     
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