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Jackknife fanclub
« on: May 25, 2017, 09:19:59 PM »
I don't know about you guys, but I love jackknives. Everything from Barlow's to Peanuts, I just like the way they carry! Here's my current collection to start(Subject to increasing numbers  :whistle:) Bring 'em all! :cheers:



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Re: Jackknife fanclub
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2017, 09:42:11 PM »
 :like:

But what exactly constitutes a jack knife?
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Re: Jackknife fanclub
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2017, 09:49:22 PM »
:like:

But what exactly constitutes a jack knife?

A jack knife is usually a mid size knife with two blades that are on the same side, usually a large clip blade and a small pen blade, almost like a small trapper. Barlow knives count, but trappers don't

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Re: Jackknife fanclub
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2017, 10:00:11 PM »
Aha! Haven't got any of those...  :facepalm:
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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2017, 10:03:51 PM »
Aha! Haven't got any of those...  :facepalm:

Never too late to start! :tu:

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Re: Jackknife fanclub
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2017, 10:12:23 PM »
I know, I know. The thing is, shops around here do not carry American traditionals. I do have a Böker trapper and a Gerber stockman, but that's it.  And I don't like buying something unfamiliar on the Internet.
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Re: Jackknife fanclub
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2017, 10:14:41 PM »
I took this definition from Great Eastern Cutlery's site.

Jack Knife
A simple rugged pocket knife with a single blade or both blades at only one end. Blades in a Jack Knife often have square tang end to hold them in half-open position.
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« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2017, 11:59:01 PM »
Count me in as a fan of the Jack knife,  my favorite pattern.

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Re: Jackknife fanclub
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2017, 02:05:48 AM »
Nice jacks everyone.  :like:
It's hard not to like them.
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« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2017, 04:08:12 AM »
To myself even the term,"jack knife" is a bit meaningless.As I understand it the original term meant a knife that,"could"(my emphasis)have one or two blades that pivot at one end of the knife;the master blade being of a clip point design and the secondary blade a smaller spear pen blade that may or may not have half stops or bolsters at one or both ends or no bolsters at all. Sound confusing? It gets worse. Size is also figured into the equation and the generally accepted norm(according to Bernard Levine anyway)is from 2 1/2 inches to 5 1/2 inches closed.Anything below that is to be called a pen knife and anything above it a variety of names from jumbo jack to navaja to folding bowie to dirk and anything else under the sun.
Still confused? Hang on;it gets even better. They also have double ended jacks(two large blades;one at either end)and a variety of named patterns that will make your head spin!
I much prefer to call them just what they are:knives! Just my opinion folks;your mileage may vary.
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« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2017, 04:58:16 AM »
Levine lists over a 100 varieties of jack knife/pen knife/multiblade knife, with the distinctions between them at times being rather amorphous.

Here are a couple of pages showing some of the more common patterns.

On a personal note I like Stockman, Mini Trapper, Copperhead and Canoe (numerous of each). Don't care for Congress, Peanut, or Barlow  (grand total of one Barlow).



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« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2017, 03:19:11 PM »
I know, I know. The thing is, shops around here do not carry American traditionals. I do have a Böker trapper and a Gerber stockman, but that's it.  And I don't like buying something unfamiliar on the Internet.

I hear that, you never know for sure what you're getting into buying online. Most of the time though, amazon.com has good deals on traditional folders, I've gotten a fair amount of mine from there, and haven't had any problems. Either way, Böker and Gerber are awesome blades!  :tu:
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« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2017, 03:21:17 PM »
Nice pics everyone! :like:

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« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2017, 03:49:22 PM »
Not that confusing if you realize that jack knife is only a generic term for a one or two blade knife, with blades on one end.
Jack knives are then broken down into distinct styles aka patterns.
Barlows, copperheads, teardrops, gunstocks, sodbusters, all jack knives.

Traditional pocket knives were often designed with a purpose in mind. A banker or student would not need a large trapper.  A banker or student would need a sharp pencil, thus the little pen knife.

A copperhead typically has one or two blades on one end with the bolster raised to cover the sharp tang corners. A jack knife.
Case and Frost make a knife they call a copperhead with a blade on each end. It's not a copperhead, both companies borrowed the copperhead name and used it as a marketing gimmick.

I just realized it can get confusing.  :ahhh
My favorite jack.

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Re: Jackknife fanclub
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2017, 04:18:18 PM »
I know, I know. The thing is, shops around here do not carry American traditionals. I do have a Böker trapper and a Gerber stockman, but that's it.  And I don't like buying something unfamiliar on the Internet.

+1

I got a nice group of Colt knives awhile ago, but I never saw American traditionals in a pack again...

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« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2017, 09:12:49 PM »
I like Jack knives!   :D

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Re: Jackknife fanclub
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2017, 09:29:38 PM »
I like Jack knives!   :D

Definitely worth liking!   :cheers:
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Re: Jackknife fanclub
« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2017, 09:43:54 PM »
Thank you ColoSwiss!

Forgot about this Western States Jack. It has celluloid covers. I dont keep it close to my other knives in case it starts to gas out.
« Last Edit: May 30, 2017, 09:47:40 PM by David »

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« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2017, 10:02:16 PM »
Great pics guys! :like: :like: :gimme:

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« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2017, 02:22:41 AM »
:like:

But what exactly constitutes a jack knife?

 8)      :tu:     :like:

What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.

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« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2017, 02:23:42 AM »
Count me in as a fan of the Jack knife,  my favorite pattern.



Good pic of some great Jack knives!      :like:

What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.

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Re: Jackknife fanclub
« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2017, 02:25:00 AM »
Not that confusing if you realize that jack knife is only a generic term for a one or two blade knife, with blades on one end.
Jack knives are then broken down into distinct styles aka patterns.
Barlows, copperheads, teardrops, gunstocks, sodbusters, all jack knives.

Traditional pocket knives were often designed with a purpose in mind. A banker or student would not need a large trapper.  A banker or student would need a sharp pencil, thus the little pen knife.

A copperhead typically has one or two blades on one end with the bolster raised to cover the sharp tang corners. A jack knife.
Case and Frost make a knife they call a copperhead with a blade on each end. It's not a copperhead, both companies borrowed the copperhead name and used it as a marketing gimmick.

I just realized it can get confusing.  :ahhh
My favorite jack.

Easy to see why that EO is a favorite!    8)     :tu:     :like:

What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.

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Re: Jackknife fanclub
« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2017, 07:25:14 AM »
The Copperhead has two equal-length blades at the large end of the knife (top).

The Mini Trapper has two equal-length blades (one normally a spay) at the small end of the knife (bottom).



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Re: Jackknife fanclub
« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2017, 07:44:53 AM »
I don't know about you guys, but I love jackknives. Everything from Barlow's to Peanuts, I just like the way they carry! Here's my current collection to start(Subject to increasing numbers  :whistle:) Bring 'em all! :cheers:


 8)      :tu:     :like:

Post 19 should have been this. Must have not been paying attenion.    :think:      :)

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Re: Jackknife fanclub
« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2017, 07:46:58 AM »
The Copperhead has two equal-length blades at the large end of the knife (top).

The Mini Trapper has two equal-length blades (one normally a spay) at the small end of the knife (bottom).


Nice knives CS!     :like:

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Re: Jackknife fanclub
« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2017, 01:47:44 PM »
Great pics guys! :tu: Here's my Case peanut for today :cheers: :cheers:


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Re: Jackknife fanclub
« Reply #26 on: May 31, 2017, 10:32:50 PM »
Count me in as a fan of the Jack knife,  my favorite pattern.

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Good pic of some great Jack knives!      :like:

Thanks  :cheers:
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Re: Jackknife fanclub
« Reply #27 on: June 01, 2017, 01:25:11 AM »
+1! :cheers:

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« Reply #28 on: June 01, 2017, 02:48:08 AM »
The Copperhead has two equal-length blades at the large end of the knife (top).

The Mini Trapper has two equal-length blades (one normally a spay) at the small end of the knife (bottom).


Nice knives CS!     :like:

Thanks!   :cheers:
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Re: Jackknife fanclub
« Reply #29 on: June 01, 2017, 02:12:47 PM »
chillin' with the bear and son today :cheers:

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