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Title: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on August 21, 2008, 10:33:45 PM
While reading through Ben's thread http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,6282.0.html and looking at all the link's and picture's, I just couldn't get excited by all those folder's :-\, there's nothing wrong with them, for the most part there bloody fine knives, but there lacking in that one intangible thing...soul :(

Generally speaking that's to a charge you can't level at a decent slip joint :)

They may be old hat, and past there prime, but they were good enough for our father's and great grandfathers, and there's still a lot to be said for there utility, look's and shear inoffensiveness, not to mention the fact that a good usable one is a fraction of the cost off a decent modern OH folder :)

So please show us your picture's or links to your favourite Trapper's, Congressman's, Sodbusters, Sowbelly, Whittler's and Muskrats :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: jzmtl on August 21, 2008, 11:03:34 PM
I think these qualify as "great grandfathers", because I was told they are from 1930's.  :D They came together with the capsul multi I showed the other day. Duno really know what I'll do with them, they are oiled up and sitting in a sandwich bag together with the multi.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on August 21, 2008, 11:04:36 PM
The top one looks as though it's got a few stories behind it :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: GMArthur on August 22, 2008, 03:12:12 AM
Here is a couple of mine......

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee262/GMArthur/Case/western.jpg)

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee262/GMArthur/Case/oldtimer_1.jpg)

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee262/GMArthur/Case/casebonehandle_3.jpg)

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee262/GMArthur/Case/casewoodhandle_3.jpg)

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee262/GMArthur/edc/knifentool_a.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: I'm Still Bison on August 22, 2008, 05:53:23 AM
I think these qualify as "great grandfathers", because I was told they are from 1930's.  :D They came together with the capsul multi I showed the other day. Duno really know what I'll do with them, they are oiled up and sitting in a sandwich bag together with the multi.
                 I thought that bottom knife was a Richartz.AFAIK they no longer make tradtional folders,but they're still aound making SAK clones.

http://www.richartz.com/htxs/e_index.html
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: jzmtl on August 22, 2008, 06:37:41 AM
Hmm the logo does look similar, although mine doesn't have any brand name on it.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on August 22, 2008, 08:25:51 AM
Here is a couple of mine......

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee262/GMArthur/Case/western.jpg)

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee262/GMArthur/Case/oldtimer_1.jpg)

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee262/GMArthur/Case/casebonehandle_3.jpg)

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee262/GMArthur/Case/casewoodhandle_3.jpg)

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee262/GMArthur/edc/knifentool_a.jpg)
Nice collection mate :)

It's such a shame Schrade went the way off the Dodo :(, they made some excellent budget slippies :)

That last Damascus one is simply gorgeous mate :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Sea Monster on August 22, 2008, 12:22:09 PM
How do I know if my Schrade is from Schrade times or Taylor Cutlery?
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on August 22, 2008, 03:51:52 PM
How do I know if my Schrade is from Schrade times or Taylor Cutlery?
If it's a good one then it's a proper Schrade :), if it's a piece of crap, then it's a Taylor Craplery one ::)

Have you got any pic's/links too it ???
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Sea Monster on August 22, 2008, 10:10:27 PM
Quote
If it's a good one then it's a proper Schrade Smiley, if it's a piece of crap, then it's a Taylor Craplery one

Unfortunately, I'm not a man of discernment & taste, so I wouldn't be able to tell the difference :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on August 22, 2008, 10:20:04 PM
Send it to me and I'll let you know then :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on August 23, 2008, 12:22:56 AM
I am slightly disappointed Def hasn't chimed in yet. 

DEF TAYLOR CUTLERY HAVE BEEN MENTIONED!!!!!!!!!!!!  :pok: :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Grant Lamontagne on August 23, 2008, 01:12:31 AM
Quote
If it's a good one then it's a proper Schrade Smiley, if it's a piece of crap, then it's a Taylor Craplery one

Unfortunately, I'm not a man of discernment & taste, so I wouldn't be able to tell the difference :)

Yes you would- they are usually pretty obvious.

The most easily defined feature will be on the blade tang, where it says either China or USA.  If it's China, then it's a Taylor Cutlery piece of crap.  If the joints and seams are large enough to park an economy car in, it's a Taylor Cutlery piece of crap.  If it snaps in half and bursts into flames when you try to use it, it's a Taylor Cutlery piece of crap.  If you spend hours sharpening it and the edge is still too round to open an envelope, it's a Taylor Cutlery piece of crap.  If you bought it more than three years ago, it's a real Schrade, which honestly wasn't the best quality knife out there, but it beats the pants off the Taylor Cutlery hunks of crap.

Basically, if it's a Taylor Cutlery model, it will be obvious.

By the way, I don't know if I've mentioned this yet but Taylor Cutlery really sucks.  The best part about Taylor Cutlery being a bunch of cheap barstids?  They know their stuff is crap, which is why I haven't been sued yet.  However, they also don't care, because they go to bed at night on mattresses stuffed with money, dreaming about what else they can make the 5 year olds in the sweatshops make for them so they can make even more money.  All while waving Old Glory in people's faces and showing photos of brave US troops in war zones, carrying Schrades.  My guess is they are either pre-Taylor Schrades or those soldiers aren't with us today, or are models posing on tanks.  The only good news is, Taylor knives suck so bad, they fail long before they are needed for a life threatening situation.

Def
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on August 23, 2008, 01:13:44 AM
Ahh, that's better.  :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Sea Monster on August 23, 2008, 01:18:32 AM
Interestingly, the company is actually called "Taylor Brands"

but everyone has been calling it Taylor Cutlery since I said the wrong thing five posts ago...


(I shouldn't have mentioned it)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Sea Monster on August 23, 2008, 01:19:56 AM
Now that we've decided Schrade is not the choice -

What about Buck?m (Though I was looking at their lockbacks, so maybe not the right topic)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Grant Lamontagne on August 23, 2008, 01:21:15 AM
Since Taylor hasn't responded to my challenge to prove me wrong, I am thinking of getting a Taylor brand POS and doing a passaround to see what others think of it.  The problem is, for the cost of postage on one of those hunks of crap, you could feed it's "skilled" craftstoddlers for three months.

Still not convinced?  Look at this old thread comparing the US made Schrade Tough Tool and the new Taylor made Tough Tool:

Taylor Brands Schrade ST1 by J-Sews (http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,3765.0.html)

Or this one, with the regression fully illustrated:

Schrade ST1 Variations by J-Sews (http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,4767.0.html)

Def
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Sea Monster on August 23, 2008, 08:27:03 AM
If I was Monsieur Taylor, I probably wouldn't be bothered much by the opinion of one (or even many) forum goers, because, as you say, I'd be having too much fun rolling in my wads of cash with my nubile pleasure slaves.




(The Alternative Post was "C'mon Def, tell us what you really think!" )
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Sea Monster on August 23, 2008, 08:44:49 AM
Would you believe me if I said I did this on purpose to be artsy, and it's not like that because I have no idea how to resize an image?

(http://i36.tinypic.com/11hh1f4.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Sea Monster on August 23, 2008, 08:57:50 AM
(second attempt)

(http://i36.tinypic.com/24pyq2e.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on August 23, 2008, 09:21:21 AM
Nowt wrong with the second shot mate :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Grant Lamontagne on August 23, 2008, 02:25:56 PM
Resizing Pictures (http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,2305.0.html)

Def
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Roefisher on August 23, 2008, 09:04:31 PM
Hi folks,

My first post on the open forums so hello. I have always carried a pocket knife and my current slipjoints are as follows.

From top, the Spyderco DKPK or Denmark Penknife is one which was made specifically to be carried in Denmark where one handed opening is barred. So it originally had a chamfered opening hole. I used the Dremel to remove the bevel and it would be my most modern knife. Next is one from Jeff Cover and then one from his father, Ray. The bottom two are James Barber ERA slippies and have been well used. One was my fathers and the other belonged to my uncle.  

I enjoy changing them about from day to day and one is always in my trouser pocket.

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y205/Roefisher/100_3225.jpg)

Mark

Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on August 23, 2008, 11:41:25 PM
Great to have you over here Mark mate :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NeitherExtreme on August 24, 2008, 01:02:17 AM
Well, I don't have many. Someday I'll start buying some, cause I like slippies a  lot, especially the smaller ones. Here's the only two I have that I actually care much about, as they have sentimental value. One on the left is my dad's, on the right my grandpa's.
(http://forum.multitool.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=5926.0;attach=9488;image)

Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: edap617 on August 24, 2008, 01:27:48 AM
Roefisher, glad to have another new member. A warm welcome!
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Lion on September 03, 2008, 03:17:03 PM
Here's some of mine. More later.

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m81/Birkebeiner_1971/Toothpick.jpg)

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m81/Birkebeiner_1971/Awls2.jpg)

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m81/Birkebeiner_1971/SuperKampKing.jpg)

Leo
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on September 03, 2008, 03:20:41 PM
My favourite slippy;

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t41/benniehunts/IMG_0587.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t41/benniehunts/IMG_0588.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t41/benniehunts/IMG_0589.jpg)

I love that DKPK.  :drool:  Anyone have any idea where one would get one of those?
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Lion on September 03, 2008, 03:21:47 PM
One more I fond in Photobucket.

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m81/Birkebeiner_1971/WatchAndKnife1.jpg)

Leo
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: David Bowen on September 03, 2008, 03:27:19 PM
Here's some of mine, this doesn't include SAK's of course :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Freudian Frog on September 03, 2008, 04:08:42 PM
Here's some of mine, this doesn't include SAK's of course :)

I have that superknife cowboy toothpick too! XD
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Roefisher on September 03, 2008, 04:13:34 PM

I love that DKPK.  :drool:  Anyone have any idea where one would get one of those?

Hi Benner,

I know a couple of places. First up is a shop in Denmark owned by Per Albrechtsen. I've dealt with Per a couple of times and they've both ran smoothly,

http://www.thegoodstuffshop.dk/default.asp?lang=uk

Then there is Charity Chimni who is a member of British Blades. She is a Spyderco agent and is great to deal with. I've had a few items from her and everything went great. Here's a specific thread where she's mentioned the Denmark Penknife.

http://www.britishblades.com/forums/showthread.php?t=44570

Hope this helps,

Mark
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on September 03, 2008, 04:28:48 PM
Thanks for the link Mark.  :)

I'll shoot Charity an email and see if she can help me out.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on September 03, 2008, 07:21:00 PM
Great Slippies fella's :drool:

Ben let me know what Charity say's about the Dutch slippy ;)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Freudian Frog on September 17, 2008, 07:32:06 AM
Necrotize me, Captain!

In the interests of more pictures. :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on September 17, 2008, 10:09:45 AM
Necrotize me, Captain!

In the interests of more pictures. :D
Good call, I want more pics too :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: revolvergeek on September 18, 2008, 12:21:38 AM
I went a little slipjoint  :ahhh lately (sort of an anti-tactical reactionaryism  :think: ) and have been buying, selling and trading like mad.  :twak: Here's some of the ones that I have picked up in the last year or so. The Rough Riders are very dangerous because they are very nice little knives for the money and it is far too easy to get carried away buying them! All mixed together below you will find Boker, Case, Schrade, Queen, Moore Maker and Rough Rider.

(http://img127.imagevenue.com/loc1026/th_33645_IMG_2938_122_1026lo.jpg) (http://img127.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=33645_IMG_2938_122_1026lo.jpg)(http://img203.imagevenue.com/loc345/th_33659_IMG_2939_122_345lo.jpg) (http://img203.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=33659_IMG_2939_122_345lo.jpg)(http://img234.imagevenue.com/loc89/th_33661_IMG_2940_122_89lo.jpg) (http://img234.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=33661_IMG_2940_122_89lo.jpg)(http://img105.imagevenue.com/loc807/th_33664_IMG_2945_122_807lo.jpg) (http://img105.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=33664_IMG_2945_122_807lo.jpg)

(http://img46.imagevenue.com/loc14/th_87816_ColorfulEDC3_122_14lo.jpg) (http://img46.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=87816_ColorfulEDC3_122_14lo.jpg)(http://img190.imagevenue.com/loc562/th_87856_ColonialLrgTexasJack_1_122_562lo.jpg) (http://img190.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=87856_ColonialLrgTexasJack_1_122_562lo.jpg)(http://img144.imagevenue.com/loc1198/th_87866_IMG_0801_122_1198lo.JPG) (http://img144.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=87866_IMG_0801_122_1198lo.JPG)(http://img11.imagevenue.com/loc925/th_87893_RR-CokeJr-Barlow_122_925lo.JPG) (http://img11.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=87893_RR-CokeJr-Barlow_122_925lo.JPG)

(http://img102.imagevenue.com/loc438/th_87932_RRider-Case-SizeComp_122_438lo.jpg) (http://img102.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=87932_RRider-Case-SizeComp_122_438lo.jpg)(http://img157.imagevenue.com/loc883/th_87822_ColorfulEDC-Alt_122_883lo.jpg) (http://img157.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=87822_ColorfulEDC-Alt_122_883lo.jpg)](http://img219.imagevenue.com/loc96/th_87863_ColorfulEDC2_122_96lo.jpg) (http://img219.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=87863_ColorfulEDC2_122_96lo.jpg)(http://img217.imagevenue.com/loc128/th_82348_RRGrabbag1_122_128lo.jpg) (http://img217.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=82348_RRGrabbag1_122_128lo.jpg)

(http://img155.imagevenue.com/loc643/th_87935_TwoRRWhittlersOpen_122_643lo.jpg) (http://img155.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=87935_TwoRRWhittlersOpen_122_643lo.jpg)(http://img136.imagevenue.com/loc927/th_87276_Case3318_MM3301_122_927lo.jpg) (http://img136.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=87276_Case3318_MM3301_122_927lo.jpg)(http://img241.imagevenue.com/loc526/th_87291_Case9292-EDC-Spare-Shield_122_526lo.jpg) (http://img241.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=87291_Case9292-EDC-Spare-Shield_122_526lo.jpg)(http://img16.imagevenue.com/loc674/th_87949_IMG_3181_122_674lo.jpg) (http://img16.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=87949_IMG_3181_122_674lo.jpg)
 
(http://img147.imagevenue.com/loc1092/th_07218_Grabbag1_122_1092lo.jpg) (http://img147.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=07218_Grabbag1_122_1092lo.jpg)(http://img25.imagevenue.com/loc1103/th_07231_RemAbTrap-OrngLrgLdyLg_122_1103lo.jpg) (http://img25.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=07231_RemAbTrap-OrngLrgLdyLg_122_1103lo.jpg)(http://img108.imagevenue.com/loc631/th_87262_Boker1Arm_1_122_631lo.JPG) (http://img108.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=87262_Boker1Arm_1_122_631lo.JPG)(http://img167.imagevenue.com/loc781/th_33671_IMG_2947_122_781lo.jpg) (http://img167.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=33671_IMG_2947_122_781lo.jpg)

(http://img178.imagevenue.com/loc493/th_87278_Case6220Peanut_122_493lo.jpg) (http://img178.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=87278_Case6220Peanut_122_493lo.jpg)(http://img171.imagevenue.com/loc1132/th_87273_CamcoCapJack_1_122_1132lo.JPG) (http://img171.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=87273_CamcoCapJack_1_122_1132lo.JPG)(http://img176.imagevenue.com/loc253/th_87271_BokerChristmasCopperhead_1_122_253lo.JPG) (http://img176.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=87271_BokerChristmasCopperhead_1_122_253lo.JPG)(http://img13.imagevenue.com/loc799/th_90104_QueenTrapper-DP-JiggedDelrin_122_799lo.jpg) (http://img13.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=90104_QueenTrapper-DP-JiggedDelrin_122_799lo.jpg)

(http://img210.imagevenue.com/loc340/th_87308_CaseandRoughRider2bladeRed_122_340lo.jpg) (http://img210.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=87308_CaseandRoughRider2bladeRed_122_340lo.jpg)(http://img200.imagevenue.com/loc101/th_87317_Case-Queen-Slippies_122_101lo.jpg) (http://img200.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=87317_Case-Queen-Slippies_122_101lo.jpg)(http://img161.imagevenue.com/loc758/th_87326_CaseSB_TB62110_1_122_758lo.JPG) (http://img161.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=87326_CaseSB_TB62110_1_122_758lo.JPG)

(http://img120.imagevenue.com/loc1124/th_90120_Schrade835y-1_122_1124lo.jpg) (http://img120.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=90120_Schrade835y-1_122_1124lo.jpg)(http://img17.imagevenue.com/loc1171/th_90098_QueenRedCountryCousin_1_122_1171lo.jpg) (http://img17.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=90098_QueenRedCountryCousin_1_122_1171lo.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Freudian Frog on September 18, 2008, 12:24:55 AM
I love you. Please make slipjoint babies with me.






:D

EDIT: And I totally understand with the Rough Riders... I used to buy the grab bag of 5 seconds from SMKW for $20, but they're all out... :D

The seconds were totally nice with the smallest tiniest defects. ;_;
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on September 18, 2008, 08:42:23 AM
I went a little slipjoint  :ahhh lately (sort of an anti-tactical reactionaryism  :think: ) and have been buying, selling and trading like mad.  :twak: Here's some of the ones that I have picked up in the last year or so. The Rough Riders are very dangerous because they are very nice little knives for the money and it is far too easy to get carried away buying them! All mixed together below you will find Boker, Case, Schrade, Queen, Moore Maker and Rough Rider.

(http://img127.imagevenue.com/loc1026/th_33645_IMG_2938_122_1026lo.jpg) (http://img127.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=33645_IMG_2938_122_1026lo.jpg)(http://img203.imagevenue.com/loc345/th_33659_IMG_2939_122_345lo.jpg) (http://img203.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=33659_IMG_2939_122_345lo.jpg)(http://img234.imagevenue.com/loc89/th_33661_IMG_2940_122_89lo.jpg) (http://img234.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=33661_IMG_2940_122_89lo.jpg)(http://img105.imagevenue.com/loc807/th_33664_IMG_2945_122_807lo.jpg) (http://img105.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=33664_IMG_2945_122_807lo.jpg)

(http://img46.imagevenue.com/loc14/th_87816_ColorfulEDC3_122_14lo.jpg) (http://img46.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=87816_ColorfulEDC3_122_14lo.jpg)(http://img190.imagevenue.com/loc562/th_87856_ColonialLrgTexasJack_1_122_562lo.jpg) (http://img190.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=87856_ColonialLrgTexasJack_1_122_562lo.jpg)(http://img144.imagevenue.com/loc1198/th_87866_IMG_0801_122_1198lo.JPG) (http://img144.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=87866_IMG_0801_122_1198lo.JPG)(http://img11.imagevenue.com/loc925/th_87893_RR-CokeJr-Barlow_122_925lo.JPG) (http://img11.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=87893_RR-CokeJr-Barlow_122_925lo.JPG)

(http://img102.imagevenue.com/loc438/th_87932_RRider-Case-SizeComp_122_438lo.jpg) (http://img102.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=87932_RRider-Case-SizeComp_122_438lo.jpg)(http://img157.imagevenue.com/loc883/th_87822_ColorfulEDC-Alt_122_883lo.jpg) (http://img157.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=87822_ColorfulEDC-Alt_122_883lo.jpg)](http://img219.imagevenue.com/loc96/th_87863_ColorfulEDC2_122_96lo.jpg) (http://img219.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=87863_ColorfulEDC2_122_96lo.jpg)(http://img217.imagevenue.com/loc128/th_82348_RRGrabbag1_122_128lo.jpg) (http://img217.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=82348_RRGrabbag1_122_128lo.jpg)

(http://img155.imagevenue.com/loc643/th_87935_TwoRRWhittlersOpen_122_643lo.jpg) (http://img155.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=87935_TwoRRWhittlersOpen_122_643lo.jpg)(http://img136.imagevenue.com/loc927/th_87276_Case3318_MM3301_122_927lo.jpg) (http://img136.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=87276_Case3318_MM3301_122_927lo.jpg)(http://img241.imagevenue.com/loc526/th_87291_Case9292-EDC-Spare-Shield_122_526lo.jpg) (http://img241.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=87291_Case9292-EDC-Spare-Shield_122_526lo.jpg)(http://img16.imagevenue.com/loc674/th_87949_IMG_3181_122_674lo.jpg) (http://img16.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=87949_IMG_3181_122_674lo.jpg)
 
(http://img147.imagevenue.com/loc1092/th_07218_Grabbag1_122_1092lo.jpg) (http://img147.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=07218_Grabbag1_122_1092lo.jpg)(http://img25.imagevenue.com/loc1103/th_07231_RemAbTrap-OrngLrgLdyLg_122_1103lo.jpg) (http://img25.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=07231_RemAbTrap-OrngLrgLdyLg_122_1103lo.jpg)(http://img108.imagevenue.com/loc631/th_87262_Boker1Arm_1_122_631lo.JPG) (http://img108.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=87262_Boker1Arm_1_122_631lo.JPG)(http://img167.imagevenue.com/loc781/th_33671_IMG_2947_122_781lo.jpg) (http://img167.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=33671_IMG_2947_122_781lo.jpg)

(http://img178.imagevenue.com/loc493/th_87278_Case6220Peanut_122_493lo.jpg) (http://img178.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=87278_Case6220Peanut_122_493lo.jpg)(http://img171.imagevenue.com/loc1132/th_87273_CamcoCapJack_1_122_1132lo.JPG) (http://img171.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=87273_CamcoCapJack_1_122_1132lo.JPG)(http://img176.imagevenue.com/loc253/th_87271_BokerChristmasCopperhead_1_122_253lo.JPG) (http://img176.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=87271_BokerChristmasCopperhead_1_122_253lo.JPG)(http://img13.imagevenue.com/loc799/th_90104_QueenTrapper-DP-JiggedDelrin_122_799lo.jpg) (http://img13.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=90104_QueenTrapper-DP-JiggedDelrin_122_799lo.jpg)

(http://img210.imagevenue.com/loc340/th_87308_CaseandRoughRider2bladeRed_122_340lo.jpg) (http://img210.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=87308_CaseandRoughRider2bladeRed_122_340lo.jpg)(http://img200.imagevenue.com/loc101/th_87317_Case-Queen-Slippies_122_101lo.jpg) (http://img200.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=87317_Case-Queen-Slippies_122_101lo.jpg)(http://img161.imagevenue.com/loc758/th_87326_CaseSB_TB62110_1_122_758lo.JPG) (http://img161.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=87326_CaseSB_TB62110_1_122_758lo.JPG)

(http://img120.imagevenue.com/loc1124/th_90120_Schrade835y-1_122_1124lo.jpg) (http://img120.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=90120_Schrade835y-1_122_1124lo.jpg)(http://img17.imagevenue.com/loc1171/th_90098_QueenRedCountryCousin_1_122_1171lo.jpg) (http://img17.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=90098_QueenRedCountryCousin_1_122_1171lo.jpg)

Mate, what a gorgeous collection :drool: :drool: :drool:

Thanks for posting :cheers:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Freudian Frog on September 18, 2008, 08:43:38 AM
I went a little slipjoint  :ahhh lately (sort of an anti-tactical reactionaryism  :think: ) and have been buying, selling and trading like mad.  :twak: Here's some of the ones that I have picked up in the last year or so. The Rough Riders are very dangerous because they are very nice little knives for the money and it is far too easy to get carried away buying them! All mixed together below you will find Boker, Case, Schrade, Queen, Moore Maker and Rough Rider.
Mate, what a gorgeous collection :drool: :drool: :drool:

Thanks for posting :cheers:

You people need to learn to stop quoting images...
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on September 18, 2008, 08:45:04 AM
I went a little slipjoint  :ahhh lately (sort of an anti-tactical reactionaryism  :think: ) and have been buying, selling and trading like mad.  :twak: Here's some of the ones that I have picked up in the last year or so. The Rough Riders are very dangerous because they are very nice little knives for the money and it is far too easy to get carried away buying them! All mixed together below you will find Boker, Case, Schrade, Queen, Moore Maker and Rough Rider.
Mate, what a gorgeous collection :drool: :drool: :drool:

Thanks for posting :cheers:

You people need to learn to stop quoting images...
It was that good it needed a second outing :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on September 18, 2008, 04:18:30 PM
You people need to learn to stop quoting images...

Amen.  It seems to be a real habit on this forum.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: revolvergeek on September 18, 2008, 04:39:34 PM
Thanks for the compliments!  :cheers: I can't call those pictures of my collection (really my collecting, rather) since probably a third third of them have been given away, traded or sold off since I took the scans. I ended up giving away a lot of the Rough Riders to family and coworkers who were all non-knife folks, but got nostalgic for what their father/uncle/grandfather used to carry when they saw the knives. We actually did a group buy at my office from waxmanknifeworks.com !

Here's a few more that I forgot yesterday...

(http://img207.imagevenue.com/loc102/th_48081_SlimTrappers_122_102lo.jpg) (http://img207.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=48081_SlimTrappers_122_102lo.jpg)(http://img162.imagevenue.com/loc1101/th_48087_CaseCigarWhittler_122_1101lo.jpg) (http://img162.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=48087_CaseCigarWhittler_122_1101lo.jpg)(http://img207.imagevenue.com/loc511/th_48102_ImperialScout_122_511lo.JPG) (http://img207.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=48102_ImperialScout_122_511lo.JPG)(http://img102.imagevenue.com/loc557/th_48112_CaseCokebottleHunter_122_557lo.JPG) (http://img102.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=48112_CaseCokebottleHunter_122_557lo.JPG)

(http://img136.imagevenue.com/loc965/th_48110_BokerStockmanQueenGunstock_122_965lo.jpg) (http://img136.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=48110_BokerStockmanQueenGunstock_122_965lo.jpg)(http://img230.imagevenue.com/loc176/th_48105_Camillus23_Logo_122_176lo.JPG) (http://img230.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=48105_Camillus23_Logo_122_176lo.JPG)(http://img16.imagevenue.com/loc1115/th_48118_CamillusPruner_122_1115lo.JPG) (http://img16.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=48118_CamillusPruner_122_1115lo.JPG)

These two are the latest additions to the collection (both keepers).
(http://img219.imagevenue.com/loc549/th_48130_Case3299.5_YellowJack_122_549lo.jpg) (http://img219.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=48130_Case3299.5_YellowJack_122_549lo.jpg)(http://img179.imagevenue.com/loc372/th_48134_RemingtonBarlowYellow_122_372lo.jpg) (http://img179.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=48134_RemingtonBarlowYellow_122_372lo.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: ducktapehero on September 18, 2008, 09:00:35 PM
The only "traditional" slip joint I have is a Buck 303. It's nothing fancy but I carried it for a year or two during the early 2000's. It is a great little knife. I still carry it occasionally. It has sentimental value. I was carrying one when I met my wife. Although that particular knife broke(I was abusing it BIG TIME) I promptly bought a replacement. One of these days I want to get the bigger Stockman knife. Same design but just bigger and more heavy duty.

http://www.buckknives.com/index.cfm?event=product.detail&productID=3116
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Dunc on September 27, 2008, 12:54:30 PM
As far as slipjoints go I don't think you can beet a good old Alox SAK .

Dunc
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Sea Monster on September 27, 2008, 02:25:32 PM
Quote
As far as slipjoints go I don't think you can beet a good old Alox SAK .

We know what you think, you probably wear Swiss underpants.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Dunc on September 27, 2008, 03:00:48 PM
Quote
As far as slipjoints go I don't think you can beet a good old Alox SAK .

We know what you think, you probably wear Swiss underpants.

And a LM bra  :D

Dunc
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on September 27, 2008, 03:57:56 PM
Quote
As far as slipjoints go I don't think you can beet a good old Alox SAK .

We know what you think, you probably wear Swiss underpants.

And a LM bra  :D

Dunc
It's true, he showed us at the UK meet :o
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on September 27, 2008, 11:50:49 PM
I thought it looked great.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on July 03, 2009, 06:50:36 PM
Inspired by this thread http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,12067.0.html I thought I'd give this a bump.

So what ya got?
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on July 03, 2009, 07:06:27 PM
Here are a couple of mine;

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t41/benniehunts/IMG_1239.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t41/benniehunts/IMG_1237.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t41/benniehunts/IMG_1236.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t41/benniehunts/IMG_1234.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t41/benniehunts/IMG_1229.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t41/benniehunts/IMG_1219.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t41/benniehunts/IMG_1217.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t41/benniehunts/IMG_1216.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t41/benniehunts/IMG_1211.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on July 03, 2009, 07:12:00 PM
That Tahara is still lovely :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on July 03, 2009, 07:12:52 PM
That Tahara is still lovely :drool:

Nice and sheeple friendly as well.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on July 03, 2009, 07:15:39 PM
That Tahara is still lovely :drool:

Nice and sheeple friendly as well.
Need's a saw though :think: :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on July 03, 2009, 10:28:33 PM
So please show us your picture's or links to your favourite Trapper's, Congressman's, Sodbusters, Sowbelly, Whittler's and Muskrats :)

Knifeporn Monger... ::)

Schrad Buzzsaw Trapper, Camillus Scout, Imperial Scout
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on July 03, 2009, 10:29:57 PM
Marlinspike knives
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on July 03, 2009, 10:30:20 PM
Lovely line up Dave :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on July 03, 2009, 10:31:09 PM
Rough Riders
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on July 03, 2009, 10:33:10 PM
Out of interest, just how many knives do you own Dave? :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on July 03, 2009, 10:34:19 PM
Camillus Barlow, Queen and Camillus Whittlers
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on July 03, 2009, 10:35:10 PM
Out of interest, just how many knives do you own Dave? :)

Less than 50 Gigazillion...but I'm getting there. ::)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on July 03, 2009, 10:38:10 PM
Rough Riders

How are they as a brand?  There are some very cheap slippies of theres available over here.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on July 03, 2009, 10:41:51 PM
Out of interest, just how many knives do you own Dave? :)

Less than 50 Gigazillion...but I'm getting there. ::)
Well if you ever need to cut back, feel free to send them my way :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on July 03, 2009, 10:42:14 PM
Rough Riders

How are they as a brand?  There are some very cheap slippies of theres available over here.
+1 one that question :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on July 03, 2009, 10:47:22 PM
Rough Riders

How are they as a brand?  There are some very cheap slippies of theres available over here.

They are surprisingly nice and a good value. I've only gotten one that was flawed out of a couple dozen...that was the Marlinespike knife that had a lazy spike...but I fixed that :P

They are inexpensive enough that you can do naughty things to them...like bob the blades into Wharnies...or regrind the bevels thinner for carving...without feeling guilty
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on July 03, 2009, 10:49:01 PM
Out of this lot, what would you recommend mate :)

http://www.heinnie.com/n7yryj26253/Knives/Rough-Rider/c-1-92-602/
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on July 03, 2009, 11:12:13 PM
Out of this lot, what would you recommend mate :)

From that selection I have the Canoe, Congress and Whittler...I would choose the Whittler because that is my favorite pattern.

The detail they put in their Whittler patterns really surprised me. The pen blades are made from thinner stock (as is should be) and the springs are wedged.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on July 03, 2009, 11:15:34 PM
Out of this lot, what would you recommend mate :)

From that selection I have the Canoe, Congress and Whittler...I would choose the Whittler because that is my favorite pattern.

The detail they put in their Whittler patterns really surprised me. The pen blades are made from thinner stock (as is should be) and the springs are wedged.
Thanks mate, I'll try and pick one up soon then :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on July 03, 2009, 11:16:54 PM
Out of this lot, what would you recommend mate :)

From that selection I have the Canoe, Congress and Whittler...I would choose the Whittler because that is my favorite pattern.

The detail they put in their Whittler patterns really surprised me. The pen blades are made from thinner stock (as is should be) and the springs are wedged.
Thanks mate, I'll try and pick one up soon then :tu:
Tomorrow?  :pok: :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on July 03, 2009, 11:18:09 PM
Out of this lot, what would you recommend mate :)

From that selection I have the Canoe, Congress and Whittler...I would choose the Whittler because that is my favorite pattern.

The detail they put in their Whittler patterns really surprised me. The pen blades are made from thinner stock (as is should be) and the springs are wedged.
Thanks mate, I'll try and pick one up soon then :tu:
Tomorrow?  :pok: :D
Not quite that soon :D

I've just paid for mine and my boy's summer holiday, so I'm brassic atm ::)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: yud on July 03, 2009, 11:22:25 PM
my 05 Soldier and my Grandpa’s Camillus
(http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs025.snc1/3121_1126499997462_1076017517_384370_5895131_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on July 03, 2009, 11:23:34 PM
Out of this lot, what would you recommend mate :)

From that selection I have the Canoe, Congress and Whittler...I would choose the Whittler because that is my favorite pattern.

The detail they put in their Whittler patterns really surprised me. The pen blades are made from thinner stock (as is should be) and the springs are wedged.
Thanks mate, I'll try and pick one up soon then :tu:
Tomorrow?  :pok: :D
Not quite that soon :D

I've just paid for mine and my boy's summer holiday, so I'm brassic atm ::)
We all know you can't resist the Heinie for long... :pok: :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on July 03, 2009, 11:24:07 PM
I bet the Camillus has more than a bit of history attached :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on July 03, 2009, 11:24:39 PM
Out of this lot, what would you recommend mate :)

From that selection I have the Canoe, Congress and Whittler...I would choose the Whittler because that is my favorite pattern.

The detail they put in their Whittler patterns really surprised me. The pen blades are made from thinner stock (as is should be) and the springs are wedged.
Thanks mate, I'll try and pick one up soon then :tu:
Tomorrow?  :pok: :D
Not quite that soon :D

I've just paid for mine and my boy's summer holiday, so I'm brassic atm ::)
We all know you can't resist the Heinie for long... :pok: :D
Well it's my b'day next month, so that's a safe bet :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on July 03, 2009, 11:25:29 PM
my 05 Soldier and my Grandpa’s Camillus

Sweet Cam! :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on July 04, 2009, 12:57:48 AM
Well it's my b'day next month, so that's a safe bet :D
(http://fc07.deviantart.com/images/i/2002/37/6/7/Mon_dieu.gif) Another Birthday hint?...we still aren't getting you that F1 you know  >:(  :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: yud on July 04, 2009, 03:09:11 AM
I bet the Camillus has more than a bit of history attached :tu:
Well I know a little of it :) it has been around since the depression so it has a bit
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on July 04, 2009, 09:19:28 AM
Well it's my b'day next month, so that's a safe bet :D
(http://fc07.deviantart.com/images/i/2002/37/6/7/Mon_dieu.gif) Another Birthday hint?...we still aren't getting you that F1 you know  >:(  :D
Maybe :angel: :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on July 04, 2009, 12:47:17 PM
Well it's my b'day next month, so that's a safe bet :D
(http://fc07.deviantart.com/images/i/2002/37/6/7/Mon_dieu.gif) Another Birthday hint?...we still aren't getting you that F1 you know  >:(  :D

LOL  :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on July 04, 2009, 01:26:28 PM
Well it's my b'day next month, so that's a safe bet :D
(http://fc07.deviantart.com/images/i/2002/37/6/7/Mon_dieu.gif) Another Birthday hint?...we still aren't getting you that F1 you know  >:(  :D

LOL  :D
:'( :'( :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on July 05, 2009, 01:10:41 AM
Ooooo.......a slipjoint thread, my favorite subject. I can't get to posting my whole collection as it would take me forever to get all the pictures of them together, and doing a group shot isn't quite feasible at the moment. But here's some eye-candy of some of my most recent Traditional Slippie acquisitions..........

(http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/3430/henckelsstag3bstockman0c.th.jpg) (http://img146.imageshack.us/my.php?image=henckelsstag3bstockman0c.jpg) (http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/8727/henckelsmtm3bstockman01.th.jpg) (http://img200.imageshack.us/my.php?image=henckelsmtm3bstockman01.jpg) (http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/5544/casetangerinegunboat01.th.jpg) (http://img401.imageshack.us/my.php?image=casetangerinegunboat01.jpg) (http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/9421/buckolder301stockman01.th.jpg) (http://img31.imageshack.us/my.php?image=buckolder301stockman01.jpg)

(http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/9372/marblesgreenstagbonetra.th.jpg) (http://img19.imageshack.us/my.php?image=marblesgreenstagbonetra.jpg) (http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/3003/gectidioutesarpnt01.th.jpg) (http://img23.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gectidioutesarpnt01.jpg) (http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/6364/buckredwood371stockman0.th.jpg) (http://img37.imageshack.us/my.php?image=buckredwood371stockman0.jpg) (http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/4905/gecohtrapper01.th.jpg) (http://img268.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gecohtrapper01.jpg)

(http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/5199/caseclassicgreenstockma.th.jpg) (http://img35.imageshack.us/my.php?image=caseclassicgreenstockma.jpg) (http://img93.imageshack.us/img93/8290/buck307wrangler01.th.jpg) (http://img93.imageshack.us/my.php?image=buck307wrangler01.jpg) (http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/4520/kissingcraneredbonejack.th.jpg) (http://img2.imageshack.us/my.php?image=kissingcraneredbonejack.jpg) (http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/2010/sminventorysleeveboard0a.th.jpg) (http://img300.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sminventorysleeveboard0a.jpg)

(http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/913/rrwhittlerstag01.th.jpg) (http://img25.imageshack.us/my.php?image=rrwhittlerstag01.jpg) (http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/1360/caseswcorelontrapper01.th.jpg) (http://img9.imageshack.us/my.php?image=caseswcorelontrapper01.jpg) (http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/2418/casefmgcorolonmedstockmz.th.jpg) (http://img8.imageshack.us/my.php?image=casefmgcorolonmedstockmz.jpg) (http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/3158/sminventoryjackknife01.th.jpg) (http://img150.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sminventoryjackknife01.jpg)

(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/8617/bearbluesmoothbonetrapp.th.jpg) (http://img24.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bearbluesmoothbonetrapp.jpg) (http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/6972/sm2007showknife01.th.jpg) (http://img207.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sm2007showknife01.jpg) (http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/1395/casecrandallrazor01.th.jpg) (http://img23.imageshack.us/my.php?image=casecrandallrazor01.jpg) (http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/6199/rrambergunstock01.th.jpg) (http://img502.imageshack.us/my.php?image=rrambergunstock01.jpg)

(http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/2628/rryellowgunstock01.th.jpg) (http://img8.imageshack.us/my.php?image=rryellowgunstock01.jpg) (http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/6357/rrmalachitegunstock01.th.jpg) (http://img502.imageshack.us/my.php?image=rrmalachitegunstock01.jpg) (http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/5389/rrmalachitemedstockman0h.th.jpg) (http://img8.imageshack.us/my.php?image=rrmalachitemedstockman0h.jpg) (http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/6631/coltblackstagcopperheade.th.jpg) (http://img8.imageshack.us/my.php?image=coltblackstagcopperheade.jpg)

(http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/322/frostfamilytrappers01.th.jpg) (http://img8.imageshack.us/my.php?image=frostfamilytrappers01.jpg) (http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/616/marblesflutedbonetrappeg.th.jpg) (http://img8.imageshack.us/my.php?image=marblesflutedbonetrappeg.jpg) (http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/2194/rigidvintagegunstock01qq1.th.jpg) (http://img187.imageshack.us/my.php?image=rigidvintagegunstock01qq1.jpg) (http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/5404/queenacsbgunstock01au1.th.jpg) (http://img292.imageshack.us/my.php?image=queenacsbgunstock01au1.jpg)

(http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/1045/bokermidwaycommtrapper0ro2.th.jpg) (http://img178.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bokermidwaycommtrapper0ro2.jpg) (http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/3253/casedeertracksstockman0wr8.th.jpg) (http://img178.imageshack.us/my.php?image=casedeertracksstockman0wr8.jpg) (http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/9218/caseuvgunboat01je0.th.jpg) (http://img508.imageshack.us/my.php?image=caseuvgunboat01je0.jpg) (http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/8775/casebermgreengunboat01jn7.th.jpg) (http://img139.imageshack.us/my.php?image=casebermgreengunboat01jn7.jpg)

(http://img353.imageshack.us/img353/4881/smgoldenrootfwgunstock0ex3.th.jpg) (http://img353.imageshack.us/my.php?image=smgoldenrootfwgunstock0ex3.jpg) (http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/765/robesonstagstockman01od0.th.jpg) (http://img208.imageshack.us/my.php?image=robesonstagstockman01od0.jpg) (http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/7957/robesonawgd2canoe01bn7.th.jpg) (http://img208.imageshack.us/my.php?image=robesonawgd2canoe01bn7.jpg) (http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/6677/winchesterstagcanoe02to0.th.jpg) (http://img100.imageshack.us/my.php?image=winchesterstagcanoe02to0.jpg)

(http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/7313/case1989redrazor01ht1.th.jpg) (http://img407.imageshack.us/my.php?image=case1989redrazor01ht1.jpg) (http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/2789/case1989centscout04ud7.th.jpg) (http://img407.imageshack.us/my.php?image=case1989centscout04ud7.jpg) (http://img381.imageshack.us/img381/9963/indianheadlargesodbustebi0.th.jpg) (http://img381.imageshack.us/my.php?image=indianheadlargesodbustebi0.jpg) (http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/2066/rrorangegreenmedstockmamn5.th.jpg) (http://img293.imageshack.us/my.php?image=rrorangegreenmedstockmamn5.jpg)

(http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/6513/scagels1101br9.th.jpg) (http://img176.imageshack.us/my.php?image=scagels1101br9.jpg) (http://img391.imageshack.us/img391/1748/casejdambermedstockman0sw3.th.jpg) (http://img391.imageshack.us/my.php?image=casejdambermedstockman0sw3.jpg) (http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/4331/casesodbustercv02hw3.th.jpg) (http://img440.imageshack.us/my.php?image=casesodbustercv02hw3.jpg) (http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/3612/rrwhittlers02ol0.th.jpg) (http://img375.imageshack.us/my.php?image=rrwhittlers02ol0.jpg)

(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/4127/casechestnutseahorse01nc1.th.jpg) (http://img291.imageshack.us/my.php?image=casechestnutseahorse01nc1.jpg) (http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/1264/caseclassicstockman01og4.th.jpg) (http://img237.imageshack.us/my.php?image=caseclassicstockman01og4.jpg) (http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/5564/caselargedalongtailstocrg7.th.jpg) (http://img440.imageshack.us/my.php?image=caselargedalongtailstocrg7.jpg) (http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/870/russellbarlows01vc8.th.jpg) (http://img294.imageshack.us/my.php?image=russellbarlows01vc8.jpg)

(http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/4431/caseorangeg10medstockmauy2.th.jpg) (http://img508.imageshack.us/my.php?image=caseorangeg10medstockmauy2.jpg) (http://img45.imageshack.us/img45/6026/case1978stockman01cm0.th.jpg) (http://img45.imageshack.us/my.php?image=case1978stockman01cm0.jpg) (http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/561/rrambermarlinspike01zh0.th.jpg) (http://img261.imageshack.us/my.php?image=rrambermarlinspike01zh0.jpg) (http://img395.imageshack.us/img395/2060/rrredmarlinspike01sx0.th.jpg) (http://img395.imageshack.us/my.php?image=rrredmarlinspike01sx0.jpg)

(http://img392.imageshack.us/img392/8339/caselargecvredstockman0dw6.th.jpg) (http://img392.imageshack.us/my.php?image=caselargecvredstockman0dw6.jpg) (http://img68.imageshack.us/img68/2864/rramberscout01pg3.th.jpg) (http://img68.imageshack.us/my.php?image=rramberscout01pg3.jpg) (http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/8391/rrredscout01zh1.th.jpg) (http://img179.imageshack.us/my.php?image=rrredscout01zh1.jpg)

(http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/1529/robesongunstock01qf7.th.jpg) (http://img293.imageshack.us/my.php?image=robesongunstock01qf7.jpg) (http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/5016/robesonaggunstock01cs4.th.jpg) (http://img185.imageshack.us/my.php?image=robesonaggunstock01cs4.jpg)

Yes.........I have a problem!  :D

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on July 05, 2009, 01:13:24 AM
 :ahhh Watch out for Tap...he's a bad influence! :ahhh

Welcome to the Forum 2xTap (http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/2803/thumbup6ly.gif)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on July 05, 2009, 01:13:38 AM
DAMN!!  :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on July 05, 2009, 01:14:51 AM
DAMN!!  :drool:

...and you guys thought I was bad... ::) :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: yud on July 05, 2009, 01:17:16 AM
Boy Tim now Tap people are just fallowing me over here.  Just call me Yud trend setter 8) :D

Nice collection
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on July 05, 2009, 01:24:32 AM
SporK & yud,

Hey guys, didn't know you were over here......though I figured I'd see alot of familar names, particularly those of the SOSAK.  :tu:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on July 05, 2009, 02:18:02 AM
That is a lovely collection of slippies Tap.... please promise to ship to the UK if you start selling any  :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: AHB on July 05, 2009, 08:18:16 AM
Yes.........I have a problem!  :D

2xTap
No doubt about that... That's really impressive, Mate... :ahhh :tu:
(C'mon show us the rest...  :pok:  :D )
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on July 05, 2009, 08:44:51 AM
AHB,

I ain't got all of them photographed yet........I got a few hundred or so. But here are some other pics from my collection that I have taken:

(http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/9013/casemidnightstockman01my2.th.jpg) (http://img368.imageshack.us/my.php?image=casemidnightstockman01my2.jpg) (http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/245/case65jdstockmans01ay4.th.jpg) (http://img368.imageshack.us/my.php?image=case65jdstockmans01ay4.jpg) (http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/2098/casebluestockman01fu6.th.jpg) (http://img443.imageshack.us/my.php?image=casebluestockman01fu6.jpg) (http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/8924/gecbhtrapper01hq8.th.jpg) (http://img139.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gecbhtrapper01hq8.jpg)

(http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/9683/gecwbstockman01ha6.th.jpg) (http://img179.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gecwbstockman01ha6.jpg) (http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/7317/queencountrycousin01bw3.th.jpg) (http://img293.imageshack.us/my.php?image=queencountrycousin01bw3.jpg) (http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/1193/camillusscout01qd9.th.jpg) (http://img147.imageshack.us/my.php?image=camillusscout01qd9.jpg) (http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/8034/bulldoggunstock01wa5.th.jpg) (http://img293.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bulldoggunstock01wa5.jpg)

(http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/3418/weidmannsheilsrscout01ms0.th.jpg) (http://img258.imageshack.us/my.php?image=weidmannsheilsrscout01ms0.jpg) (http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/9237/weidmannsheiltescout01tj3.th.jpg) (http://img292.imageshack.us/my.php?image=weidmannsheiltescout01tj3.jpg) (http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/586/casecanoesw01hw0.th.jpg) (http://img182.imageshack.us/my.php?image=casecanoesw01hw0.jpg) (http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/5994/bulldogscout01bg7.th.jpg) (http://img231.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bulldogscout01bg7.jpg)

(http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/7480/casenbstockmancz4.th.jpg) (http://img530.imageshack.us/my.php?image=casenbstockmancz4.jpg) (http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/4765/bearstockman01ab4.th.jpg) (http://img502.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bearstockman01ab4.jpg) (http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/1944/rrmopstocksow01zf4.th.jpg) (http://img527.imageshack.us/my.php?image=rrmopstocksow01zf4.jpg) (http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/8216/rrlrsstockmanix2.th.jpg) (http://img180.imageshack.us/my.php?image=rrlrsstockmanix2.jpg)

(http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/742/caseyellowbluegunboats0fv7.th.jpg) (http://img185.imageshack.us/my.php?image=caseyellowbluegunboats0fv7.jpg) (http://img113.imageshack.us/img113/1010/rrsawcutstockman01vn4.th.jpg) (http://img113.imageshack.us/my.php?image=rrsawcutstockman01vn4.jpg) (http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/5589/camillusjumbostockman01vk1.th.jpg) (http://img412.imageshack.us/my.php?image=camillusjumbostockman01vk1.jpg) (http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/5640/case65jdstockmans01ri0.th.jpg) (http://img261.imageshack.us/my.php?image=case65jdstockmans01ri0.jpg)

(http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/1015/camilluspremiumstockmanma8.th.jpg) (http://img227.imageshack.us/my.php?image=camilluspremiumstockmanma8.jpg) (http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/7229/camilluspremiums01ma4.th.jpg) (http://img241.imageshack.us/my.php?image=camilluspremiums01ma4.jpg) (http://img461.imageshack.us/img461/3303/camilluscampknife01xk1.th.jpg) (http://img461.imageshack.us/my.php?image=camilluscampknife01xk1.jpg) (http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/8530/camillusboyscout01ik6.th.jpg) (http://img341.imageshack.us/my.php?image=camillusboyscout01ik6.jpg)

(http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/1414/smcanittler02tg7.th.jpg) (http://img244.imageshack.us/my.php?image=smcanittler02tg7.jpg) (http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/16/henckelscopp03dx3.th.jpg) (http://img134.imageshack.us/my.php?image=henckelscopp03dx3.jpg) (http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/7734/railsplitterraspberry02ic0.th.jpg) (http://img59.imageshack.us/my.php?image=railsplitterraspberry02ic0.jpg) (http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/5429/caseopgunboat01bt2.th.jpg) (http://img142.imageshack.us/my.php?image=caseopgunboat01bt2.jpg)

(http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/7500/railsplitters01bu7.th.jpg) (http://img97.imageshack.us/my.php?image=railsplitters01bu7.jpg) (http://img471.imageshack.us/img471/2504/rrredstockmans01qj2.th.jpg) (http://img471.imageshack.us/my.php?image=rrredstockmans01qj2.jpg) (http://img333.imageshack.us/img333/7926/stanleyslippies01iu2.th.jpg) (http://img333.imageshack.us/my.php?image=stanleyslippies01iu2.jpg) (http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/232/casemidnightstockman01kw0.th.jpg) (http://img300.imageshack.us/my.php?image=casemidnightstockman01kw0.jpg)

(http://img451.imageshack.us/img451/6853/mooremakerbh01iz9.th.jpg) (http://img451.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mooremakerbh01iz9.jpg) (http://img484.imageshack.us/img484/7681/casecanoes01ra6.th.jpg) (http://img484.imageshack.us/my.php?image=casecanoes01ra6.jpg) (http://img391.imageshack.us/img391/5721/kabarjack01ih6.th.jpg) (http://img391.imageshack.us/my.php?image=kabarjack01ih6.jpg) (http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/6360/amberrobeestockman01rf1.th.jpg) (http://img61.imageshack.us/my.php?image=amberrobeestockman01rf1.jpg)

(http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/9278/casecctrapper01eh9.th.jpg) (http://img171.imageshack.us/my.php?image=casecctrapper01eh9.jpg) (http://img82.imageshack.us/img82/198/bhrobeestockman01nh9.th.jpg) (http://img82.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bhrobeestockman01nh9.jpg) (http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/2425/bhrobesons01od7.th.jpg) (http://img246.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bhrobesons01od7.jpg) (http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/6991/schrade897uh01oa9.th.jpg) (http://img225.imageshack.us/my.php?image=schrade897uh01oa9.jpg)

(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/7169/casebarnboardstockman01pf0.th.jpg) (http://img89.imageshack.us/my.php?image=casebarnboardstockman01pf0.jpg) (http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/3564/remingtonsportsman01ip0.th.jpg) (http://img225.imageshack.us/my.php?image=remingtonsportsman01ip0.jpg) (http://img111.imageshack.us/img111/6829/craftsmanstockman01ne5.th.jpg) (http://img111.imageshack.us/my.php?image=craftsmanstockman01ne5.jpg) (http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/8216/camillusmarlinspike01nn2.th.jpg) (http://img144.imageshack.us/my.php?image=camillusmarlinspike01nn2.jpg)

(http://img71.imageshack.us/img71/4727/roughcuts01yj0.th.jpg) (http://img71.imageshack.us/my.php?image=roughcuts01yj0.jpg) (http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/448/roughcuts02sk4.th.jpg) (http://img378.imageshack.us/my.php?image=roughcuts02sk4.jpg) (http://img68.imageshack.us/img68/3447/remingtonr384301lk3.th.jpg) (http://img68.imageshack.us/my.php?image=remingtonr384301lk3.jpg) (http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/5835/kabarscout01to1.th.jpg) (http://img89.imageshack.us/my.php?image=kabarscout01to1.jpg)

(http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/4412/rrgreenstockman01lc9.th.jpg) (http://img518.imageshack.us/my.php?image=rrgreenstockman01lc9.jpg) (http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/6876/henckelscoppyd7.th.jpg) (http://img84.imageshack.us/my.php?image=henckelscoppyd7.jpg) (http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/8185/henckelscopp02dj8.th.jpg) (http://img90.imageshack.us/my.php?image=henckelscopp02dj8.jpg) (http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/9145/casebarbwirestockman01vl1.th.jpg) (http://img404.imageshack.us/my.php?image=casebarbwirestockman01vl1.jpg)

(http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/8720/newestslipjoints01bg2.th.jpg) (http://img136.imageshack.us/my.php?image=newestslipjoints01bg2.jpg) (http://img481.imageshack.us/img481/1680/casestockmans013bq.th.jpg) (http://img481.imageshack.us/my.php?image=casestockmans013bq.jpg) (http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/7846/casesowbellys011ou.th.jpg) (http://img195.imageshack.us/my.php?image=casesowbellys011ou.jpg) (http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/9606/caseseahorsies015ws.th.jpg) (http://img195.imageshack.us/my.php?image=caseseahorsies015ws.jpg)

(http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/1623/bulldogs10sc.th.jpg) (http://img222.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bulldogs10sc.jpg) (http://img133.imageshack.us/img133/2570/rrpearlcopp017cb.th.jpg) (http://img133.imageshack.us/my.php?image=rrpearlcopp017cb.jpg) (http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/3650/oldcamillus011vu.th.jpg) (http://img106.imageshack.us/my.php?image=oldcamillus011vu.jpg) (http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/7743/bonestaggunboat014rl.th.jpg) (http://img390.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bonestaggunboat014rl.jpg)

(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/1613/bluegunboats10pu.th.jpg) (http://img221.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bluegunboats10pu.jpg) (http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/835/hobbychest02.th.jpg) (http://img134.imageshack.us/my.php?image=hobbychest02.jpg)

And here is some of my SAK's........(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/6715/allsaks01.th.jpg) (http://img339.imageshack.us/my.php?image=allsaks01.jpg)

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: AHB on July 05, 2009, 09:00:22 AM
I was just kiddin', but I can see that you aren't... That's  :ahhh  :drool:  :cheers: :tu:  :gimme:, (Need I say more? :D)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Tinnie on July 05, 2009, 09:03:19 AM
AHB,

I ain't got all of them photographed yet........I got a few hundred or so. But here are some other pics from my collection that I have taken:

(http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/9013/casemidnightstockman01my2.th.jpg) (http://img368.imageshack.us/my.php?image=casemidnightstockman01my2.jpg) (http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/245/case65jdstockmans01ay4.th.jpg) (http://img368.imageshack.us/my.php?image=case65jdstockmans01ay4.jpg) (http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/2098/casebluestockman01fu6.th.jpg) (http://img443.imageshack.us/my.php?image=casebluestockman01fu6.jpg) (http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/8924/gecbhtrapper01hq8.th.jpg) (http://img139.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gecbhtrapper01hq8.jpg)

(http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/9683/gecwbstockman01ha6.th.jpg) (http://img179.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gecwbstockman01ha6.jpg) (http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/7317/queencountrycousin01bw3.th.jpg) (http://img293.imageshack.us/my.php?image=queencountrycousin01bw3.jpg) (http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/1193/camillusscout01qd9.th.jpg) (http://img147.imageshack.us/my.php?image=camillusscout01qd9.jpg) (http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/8034/bulldoggunstock01wa5.th.jpg) (http://img293.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bulldoggunstock01wa5.jpg)

(http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/3418/weidmannsheilsrscout01ms0.th.jpg) (http://img258.imageshack.us/my.php?image=weidmannsheilsrscout01ms0.jpg) (http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/9237/weidmannsheiltescout01tj3.th.jpg) (http://img292.imageshack.us/my.php?image=weidmannsheiltescout01tj3.jpg) (http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/586/casecanoesw01hw0.th.jpg) (http://img182.imageshack.us/my.php?image=casecanoesw01hw0.jpg) (http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/5994/bulldogscout01bg7.th.jpg) (http://img231.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bulldogscout01bg7.jpg)

(http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/7480/casenbstockmancz4.th.jpg) (http://img530.imageshack.us/my.php?image=casenbstockmancz4.jpg) (http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/4765/bearstockman01ab4.th.jpg) (http://img502.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bearstockman01ab4.jpg) (http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/1944/rrmopstocksow01zf4.th.jpg) (http://img527.imageshack.us/my.php?image=rrmopstocksow01zf4.jpg) (http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/8216/rrlrsstockmanix2.th.jpg) (http://img180.imageshack.us/my.php?image=rrlrsstockmanix2.jpg)

(http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/742/caseyellowbluegunboats0fv7.th.jpg) (http://img185.imageshack.us/my.php?image=caseyellowbluegunboats0fv7.jpg) (http://img113.imageshack.us/img113/1010/rrsawcutstockman01vn4.th.jpg) (http://img113.imageshack.us/my.php?image=rrsawcutstockman01vn4.jpg) (http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/5589/camillusjumbostockman01vk1.th.jpg) (http://img412.imageshack.us/my.php?image=camillusjumbostockman01vk1.jpg) (http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/5640/case65jdstockmans01ri0.th.jpg) (http://img261.imageshack.us/my.php?image=case65jdstockmans01ri0.jpg)

(http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/1015/camilluspremiumstockmanma8.th.jpg) (http://img227.imageshack.us/my.php?image=camilluspremiumstockmanma8.jpg) (http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/7229/camilluspremiums01ma4.th.jpg) (http://img241.imageshack.us/my.php?image=camilluspremiums01ma4.jpg) (http://img461.imageshack.us/img461/3303/camilluscampknife01xk1.th.jpg) (http://img461.imageshack.us/my.php?image=camilluscampknife01xk1.jpg) (http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/8530/camillusboyscout01ik6.th.jpg) (http://img341.imageshack.us/my.php?image=camillusboyscout01ik6.jpg)

(http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/1414/smcanittler02tg7.th.jpg) (http://img244.imageshack.us/my.php?image=smcanittler02tg7.jpg) (http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/16/henckelscopp03dx3.th.jpg) (http://img134.imageshack.us/my.php?image=henckelscopp03dx3.jpg) (http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/7734/railsplitterraspberry02ic0.th.jpg) (http://img59.imageshack.us/my.php?image=railsplitterraspberry02ic0.jpg) (http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/5429/caseopgunboat01bt2.th.jpg) (http://img142.imageshack.us/my.php?image=caseopgunboat01bt2.jpg)

(http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/7500/railsplitters01bu7.th.jpg) (http://img97.imageshack.us/my.php?image=railsplitters01bu7.jpg) (http://img471.imageshack.us/img471/2504/rrredstockmans01qj2.th.jpg) (http://img471.imageshack.us/my.php?image=rrredstockmans01qj2.jpg) (http://img333.imageshack.us/img333/7926/stanleyslippies01iu2.th.jpg) (http://img333.imageshack.us/my.php?image=stanleyslippies01iu2.jpg) (http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/232/casemidnightstockman01kw0.th.jpg) (http://img300.imageshack.us/my.php?image=casemidnightstockman01kw0.jpg)

(http://img451.imageshack.us/img451/6853/mooremakerbh01iz9.th.jpg) (http://img451.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mooremakerbh01iz9.jpg) (http://img484.imageshack.us/img484/7681/casecanoes01ra6.th.jpg) (http://img484.imageshack.us/my.php?image=casecanoes01ra6.jpg) (http://img391.imageshack.us/img391/5721/kabarjack01ih6.th.jpg) (http://img391.imageshack.us/my.php?image=kabarjack01ih6.jpg) (http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/6360/amberrobeestockman01rf1.th.jpg) (http://img61.imageshack.us/my.php?image=amberrobeestockman01rf1.jpg)

(http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/9278/casecctrapper01eh9.th.jpg) (http://img171.imageshack.us/my.php?image=casecctrapper01eh9.jpg) (http://img82.imageshack.us/img82/198/bhrobeestockman01nh9.th.jpg) (http://img82.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bhrobeestockman01nh9.jpg) (http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/2425/bhrobesons01od7.th.jpg) (http://img246.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bhrobesons01od7.jpg) (http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/6991/schrade897uh01oa9.th.jpg) (http://img225.imageshack.us/my.php?image=schrade897uh01oa9.jpg)

(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/7169/casebarnboardstockman01pf0.th.jpg) (http://img89.imageshack.us/my.php?image=casebarnboardstockman01pf0.jpg) (http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/3564/remingtonsportsman01ip0.th.jpg) (http://img225.imageshack.us/my.php?image=remingtonsportsman01ip0.jpg) (http://img111.imageshack.us/img111/6829/craftsmanstockman01ne5.th.jpg) (http://img111.imageshack.us/my.php?image=craftsmanstockman01ne5.jpg) (http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/8216/camillusmarlinspike01nn2.th.jpg) (http://img144.imageshack.us/my.php?image=camillusmarlinspike01nn2.jpg)

(http://img71.imageshack.us/img71/4727/roughcuts01yj0.th.jpg) (http://img71.imageshack.us/my.php?image=roughcuts01yj0.jpg) (http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/448/roughcuts02sk4.th.jpg) (http://img378.imageshack.us/my.php?image=roughcuts02sk4.jpg) (http://img68.imageshack.us/img68/3447/remingtonr384301lk3.th.jpg) (http://img68.imageshack.us/my.php?image=remingtonr384301lk3.jpg) (http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/5835/kabarscout01to1.th.jpg) (http://img89.imageshack.us/my.php?image=kabarscout01to1.jpg)

(http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/4412/rrgreenstockman01lc9.th.jpg) (http://img518.imageshack.us/my.php?image=rrgreenstockman01lc9.jpg) (http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/6876/henckelscoppyd7.th.jpg) (http://img84.imageshack.us/my.php?image=henckelscoppyd7.jpg) (http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/8185/henckelscopp02dj8.th.jpg) (http://img90.imageshack.us/my.php?image=henckelscopp02dj8.jpg) (http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/9145/casebarbwirestockman01vl1.th.jpg) (http://img404.imageshack.us/my.php?image=casebarbwirestockman01vl1.jpg)

(http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/8720/newestslipjoints01bg2.th.jpg) (http://img136.imageshack.us/my.php?image=newestslipjoints01bg2.jpg) (http://img481.imageshack.us/img481/1680/casestockmans013bq.th.jpg) (http://img481.imageshack.us/my.php?image=casestockmans013bq.jpg) (http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/7846/casesowbellys011ou.th.jpg) (http://img195.imageshack.us/my.php?image=casesowbellys011ou.jpg) (http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/9606/caseseahorsies015ws.th.jpg) (http://img195.imageshack.us/my.php?image=caseseahorsies015ws.jpg)

(http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/1623/bulldogs10sc.th.jpg) (http://img222.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bulldogs10sc.jpg) (http://img133.imageshack.us/img133/2570/rrpearlcopp017cb.th.jpg) (http://img133.imageshack.us/my.php?image=rrpearlcopp017cb.jpg) (http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/3650/oldcamillus011vu.th.jpg) (http://img106.imageshack.us/my.php?image=oldcamillus011vu.jpg) (http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/7743/bonestaggunboat014rl.th.jpg) (http://img390.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bonestaggunboat014rl.jpg)

(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/1613/bluegunboats10pu.th.jpg) (http://img221.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bluegunboats10pu.jpg) (http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/835/hobbychest02.th.jpg) (http://img134.imageshack.us/my.php?image=hobbychest02.jpg)

And here is some of my SAK's........(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/6715/allsaks01.th.jpg) (http://img339.imageshack.us/my.php?image=allsaks01.jpg)

2xTap
*thud*
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on July 05, 2009, 09:09:46 AM
AHB,

Kinda crazy ain't it? And the pics here are just part of my Slipjoint collection. I got a ton of modern folders (Tacticals and the like), fixed blades, etc, etc, as well. I'm trying to cataloge all of them and get them stored properly but I am running out of room.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: AHB on July 05, 2009, 09:18:59 AM
AHB,

Kinda crazy ain't it? And the pics here are just part of my Slipjoint collection. I got a ton of modern folders (Tacticals and the like), fixed blades, etc, etc, as well. I'm trying to cataloge all of them and get them stored properly but I am running out of room.

2xTap
And I thought I had a problem...   :ahhh :D
Looks like our Chako is getting some competition here... ;) :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on July 05, 2009, 09:30:24 AM
It's a addiction that's for sure. Slipjoints are worse than Crack!!!!!  :D

What's more, aside from my knife gluttony I am also a Flashaholic......and I got a list of lights on my "Must Have" list that's about as long as my arm!  :-\

And now I'm itching for some new MT's. It's a vicious cycle!  :bnghd:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on July 05, 2009, 10:41:37 AM
Damn :drool: :drool:

That's a bloody fine collcetion you've got there mate :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: ringzero on July 05, 2009, 01:20:40 PM
I ain't got all of them photographed yet........I got a few hundred or so. But here are some other pics from my collection that I have taken:
 (http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/8530/camillusboyscout01ik6.th.jpg) (http://img341.imageshack.us/my.php?image=camillusboyscout01ik6.jpg)

2xTap

Amazing collection, 2xTap.

Love the Camillus BSA knife with the end mounted Phillips.

Always wanted one just like that, but never got it for some reason.  After I got my first Vic Tinker I stopped buying Camillus knives.

.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on July 05, 2009, 01:50:09 PM
It is like a drug, you're quite right!

I love the hobby chest you have them in too, it's perfect  :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Chako on July 05, 2009, 02:50:40 PM
I keep telling myself that it isn't...but you know what. A month ago when I joined up, I only had around 26 Mts, many of which were cheap ones bought here and there. Then I joined up on this forum, Multimat tried to warn me, and have counted...when it all comes in plus what I already have, a grand total of 115 MTs. I also had no SAKs, but now have 29 so far. Thankfully, I have placed that on the back burner for now.  >:D

Those are beautiful 2xTap. I am happy I haven't caught that bug yet.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: AHB on July 05, 2009, 02:55:45 PM
I keep telling myself that it isn't...but you know what. A month ago when I joined up, I only had around 26 Mts, many of which were cheap ones bought here and there. Then I joined up on this forum, Multimat tried to warn me, and have counted...when it all comes in plus what I already have, a grand total of 115 MTs. I also had no SAKs, but now have 29 so far. Thankfully, I have placed that on the back burner for now.  >:D

Those are beautiful 2xTap. I am happy I haven't caught that bug yet.

Just to fuel the fire, Chako:Click (http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,12125.0.html)  ;) :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Chako on July 05, 2009, 03:12:18 PM
Ewww...that thing has a distinct lack of taste. Not my cup of tea.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: AHB on July 05, 2009, 03:15:00 PM
Ewww...that thing has a distinct lack of taste. Not my cup of tea.
You're right about that, but it's one of a kind...  :P  :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on July 05, 2009, 07:14:24 PM
Mike,

Thanks bud.

ringzero,

I have been a longtime Camillus fan having grown up carrying one that was my Father's when he was young. Never really got into Scout knives though until I was much older. Now Scout Knives have become a addiction within a addiction.....so to speak. When I got hooked I got to buying alot of Camillus built stuff, and when Camillus closed it's doors I was buying all I could afford. Including some I have already posted, here is a small group shot of some of my others......

(http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/544/scoutknives01.jpg)

I've kinda eased off on them for a while, been Pattern collecting and it's really limited what I can buy recently. But I have managed to add Scouts from Camillus, Remington, Imperial Schrade, Case, Bulldog, Weidmannsheil, Rough Rider, Colonial, Kabar, and one or two others. It's getting rounded out.

nuphoria,

I like using such chests for my least expensive collections, they look good and are great for storage. I have another one, a wood machinist's chest. It's a Gerstner clone that they sell at Harbor Freight and they are excellent for such collections too. I need a few more.

Chako,

I have a chinese junk-quality MT I have been using as a beater at work but haven't had a cecent MT since my old Gerber Multi-Plier from the early 90's. Having come here I have already bought three new MT's and am bidding on another on Ebay as I type this. I see another addiction in the works!  :-\

AHB,

I like it, I am a fan of the work the Yellowhorse family does. They are true artisans. I have some of their stuff, my most recent is a sweet customized Buck 110 my better-half got me last Christmas........

(http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/2204/yellowhorsehowlingwolfbxj4.jpg)

(http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/3905/yellowhorsehowlingwolfbzc0.th.jpg) (http://img244.imageshack.us/my.php?image=yellowhorsehowlingwolfbzc0.jpg) (http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/7018/yellowhorsehowlingwolfbhn8.th.jpg) (http://img72.imageshack.us/my.php?image=yellowhorsehowlingwolfbhn8.jpg)

2xTap  :tu:

Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: AHB on July 05, 2009, 08:12:21 PM
AHB,
I like it, I am a fan of the work the Yellowhorse family does. They are true artisans. I have some of their stuff, my most recent is a sweet customized Buck 110 my better-half got me last Christmas........
(http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/2204/yellowhorsehowlingwolfbxj4.jpg)
2xTap  :tu:
That one is a real beauty...  :drool:
The Paratool, hmm, let's call that "acquired taste"  :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Chako on July 05, 2009, 08:30:46 PM
I have been looking at the Yellowhorse family knives, and they are all very nice looking. I am a big fan of the style.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on July 05, 2009, 08:36:16 PM
AHB,

Thanks bud.......and this is one of their least expensive and less fancy work overs. They build some grogeous stuff.

Chako,

As am I, just wish I could afford more of them. They have been doing some custom pieces lately using some of the newer GEC Slips that just got me.......:drool: !

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: LatinoHeat on July 05, 2009, 09:26:42 PM
SporK & yud,

Hey guys, didn't know you were over here......though I figured I'd see alot of familar names, particularly those of the SOSAK.  :tu:

2xTap

Navajero316 checking in..... although I changed the name on here a while ago.  Good to see ya here, Tap.  Good to see a fellow slippie lover in the house!!!
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on July 05, 2009, 11:35:08 PM
Navajero,

Hey bud!  :tu:

I'm figuring there are more guys here I know than I've noticed......different handles and all.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: ringzero on July 06, 2009, 01:03:45 PM
ringzero,

I have been a longtime Camillus fan having grown up carrying one that was my Father's when he was young. Never really got into Scout knives though until I was much older. Now Scout Knives have become a addiction within a addiction.....so to speak. When I got hooked I got to buying alot of Camillus built stuff, and when Camillus closed it's doors I was buying all I could afford. Including some I have already posted, here is a small group shot of some of my others......

(http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/544/scoutknives01.jpg)

I've kinda eased off on them for a while, been Pattern collecting and it's really limited what I can buy recently. But I have managed to add Scouts from Camillus, Remington, Imperial Schrade, Case, Bulldog, Weidmannsheil, Rough Rider, Colonial, Kabar, and one or two others. It's getting rounded out.

Thanks for the additional pic, 2xTap.  Just your collection of Scout pattern knives is awesome.

Camillus BSA knives mean a lot to me, because those were what I always carried from Cub Scouts through Boy Scouts.

Camillus BSA knives were considered the best available when I was a kid.

I've always carried a knife of that basic pattern since I was about eight years old.

Camillus BSA, Case Campers, Kamp Kings, then finally Victorinox Tinkers.  Love them all.

.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on July 06, 2009, 11:12:46 PM
ringzero,

In my youth it was Jack's and Stockman slips, when I wasn't carrying a Buck 110. My interest in Scouts came much later unfortunately. My liking for the Scout pattern Slips is what finally got me interested in SAK's, funny enough.

A addiction within a addiction spurs on another addiction.  ???

2xTap  :climber:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: LatinoHeat on July 06, 2009, 11:38:36 PM
I love my SAKs.  Most functional knives I own.  However, compared to a slippie, they are just missing....... something.  The words soul and tradition are thrown around all the time, but I am not quite sure if that's what it is.  I just know that if I were to lose my Wenger SI, I'd be disappointed, but I'd just get another one.  If I lost my Case Peanut, I'd be heart broken, like I lost something irreplaceable.  Maybe it's the handle materials that do it for me, I don't know.  With a knife that has a wood, or bone, or stag handle... I can just see an old grandfather using a Peanut to whittle on the front porch while smoking a pipe on a warm summer night, aglow with the porch light, and surrounded by the sounds of frogs, bugs, and crickets.  I just don't see that with a SAK.
I would never question the utility of a SAK (a classic SD is with me all the time on my keychain), but there's just something that talks to me about a good old school slippie.  Plus, it makes a good bit of pocket jewelry as well.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: ringzero on July 07, 2009, 01:59:11 AM
ringzero,

In my youth it was Jack's and Stockman slips, when I wasn't carrying a Buck 110. My interest in Scouts came much later unfortunately. My liking for the Scout pattern Slips is what finally got me interested in SAK's, funny enough.

A addiction within a addiction spurs on another addiction.  ???

2xTap  :climber:

I carried a Buck 110, for outdoor use not EDC, for years.

Buck 110 was my first folder with a lock.

Eventually I decided the 110, at around 7 oz IIRC, was too heavy for backpacking and so got its little brother.

Buck Ranger, maybe model 112 or 120?

Anyhow, that smaller version of the Folding Hunter served me faithfully for years of backpacking.

Buck lockbacks may seem kind of outdated nowdays, but they are still great knives - long term durable and all around useful.

.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on July 07, 2009, 04:30:56 AM
ringzero,

Yup, the Buck Ranger is the 112. Good knife!

To me the Buck lockbacks will never be outdated, just like classic Slipjoints never will be. They are timeless.  :tu:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on July 07, 2009, 04:34:35 AM
Bucks still sell really well from what I can tell - a testament to their value and quality :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: LatinoHeat on July 07, 2009, 05:12:03 AM
Buck slippies are top notch as well.  They are a very underrated knife, but, even the imports are a very good deal for the price.  I have two imports.  A Buck Stockman, and a Buck Canoe, and they are really good knives.  Built like tanks, made to work, no frills knives. 
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on July 07, 2009, 05:02:21 PM
I love Bucks.  The lockback I have is perfectly made and feels superb in the hand.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Chako on July 09, 2009, 06:08:28 PM
Well my small and very cheap collection is put to shame by every one of those posted in here lol. I don't spend much money on them as I view these as working knives. I like to rotate them depending upon occasion and task. I usualy have a small stockman at the bottom of a front pocket most days when I am off work.

Because of my lack of taste...many of them are made in Pakistan or China.  :ahhh

I don't mind abusing them if the need arises though.  :D


(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/IMG_0852small.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on July 09, 2009, 06:19:41 PM
What's the little slender one at the bottom?
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Chako on July 09, 2009, 06:26:58 PM
That is my most used little guy. It is a Winchester Stockman...which means it is probably made by Carolina Knife and Tool. Purveyor of most things cheap. With that said, it is the one I carry around with me most of the time due to its small stature, comfortable shape, and steel that holds an edge long enough for me not to care much about it.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on July 09, 2009, 11:57:40 PM
Ah, thank you for the info  :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Chako on July 10, 2009, 12:15:25 AM
You are most welcome.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: gafftapegreenia on July 10, 2009, 08:14:48 PM
I picked up a medium Buck Trapper on clearance at a local supermarket chain a few weeks ago. Even for a china knife, I was blown away at the quality, the fit and finish is superb and the blades are SHARP. A true user knife there.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on July 30, 2009, 09:39:33 PM
I have finally got myself a proper slippy, and as requested by the slippy master  >:D, here are some pics...

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t41/benniehunts/IMG_2166_edited.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t41/benniehunts/IMG_2167_edited.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t41/benniehunts/IMG_2169_edited.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t41/benniehunts/IMG_2170_edited.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t41/benniehunts/IMG_2171_edited.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t41/benniehunts/IMG_2173_edited.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t41/benniehunts/IMG_2174_edited.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t41/benniehunts/IMG_2175_edited.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on July 30, 2009, 09:44:38 PM
Oh now that is VERY pretty indeed....  :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: AHB on July 30, 2009, 09:47:42 PM
I like it...  :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on July 30, 2009, 10:14:37 PM
That's bloody gorgeous mate :gimme:

Is it comfortable in the hand though?
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on July 30, 2009, 10:15:35 PM
Nice!...what are you getting next?  :pok:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on July 30, 2009, 10:16:47 PM
Nice!...what are you getting next?  :pok:
Bailiffs :D :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on July 30, 2009, 10:16:52 PM
That's bloody gorgeous mate :gimme:

Is it comfortable in the hand though?

Yep, fits in the hand well.  :tu:  It's a nice size.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on July 30, 2009, 10:17:20 PM
Hey! I see some reflecto...I'm notifying Neil to forensically examine them for cheekyness >:( :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on July 30, 2009, 10:17:41 PM
Nice!...what are you getting next?  :pok:

No more slip joints atm.  ;)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on July 30, 2009, 10:18:13 PM
That's bloody gorgeous mate :gimme:

Is it comfortable in the hand though?

Yep, fits in the hand well.  :tu:  It's a nice size.
Yeah the proportions look spot on mate :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on July 30, 2009, 10:19:14 PM
I like the long-pull nail nicks.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on July 30, 2009, 10:20:30 PM
I like the long-pull nail nicks.

Those actually are a surprising added bonus.  I had seen them in the pics, but I didn't realise how much of a benefit they would be.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on July 30, 2009, 10:23:52 PM
I like the long-pull nail nicks.

Those actually are a surprising added bonus.  I had seen them in the pics, but I didn't realise how much of a benefit they would be.
Do they make a big difference then?
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on July 30, 2009, 10:24:25 PM
I like the long-pull nail nicks.

Those actually are a surprising added bonus.  I had seen them in the pics, but I didn't realise how much of a benefit they would be.
Do they make a big difference then?

Just makes it a lot easier to open.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on July 30, 2009, 10:26:47 PM
Another favorite of mine are matchstrike pulls.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on July 30, 2009, 10:27:37 PM
I like the long-pull nail nicks.

Those actually are a surprising added bonus.  I had seen them in the pics, but I didn't realise how much of a benefit they would be.
Do they make a big difference then?

Just makes it a lot easier to open.
Especially if you bite you nails eh :pok:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on July 30, 2009, 10:27:59 PM
Another favorite of mine are matchstrike pulls.
Piccy? :pok: :pok:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on July 30, 2009, 10:29:34 PM
Another favorite of mine are matchstrike pulls.

Yes, saw quite a lot with those on in my search for this one.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on July 30, 2009, 10:29:58 PM
I like the long-pull nail nicks.

Those actually are a surprising added bonus.  I had seen them in the pics, but I didn't realise how much of a benefit they would be.
Do they make a big difference then?

Just makes it a lot easier to open.
Especially if you bite you nails eh :pok:

Yes  :-[
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on July 30, 2009, 10:38:03 PM
Another favorite of mine are matchstrike pulls.
Piccy? :pok: :pok:
Like this one - Linky (http://www.allaboutpocketknives.com/knife_store/images/product_images/18_16348_1228440265_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on July 30, 2009, 10:39:34 PM
Another favorite of mine are matchstrike pulls.
Piccy? :pok: :pok:
Like this one - Linky (http://www.allaboutpocketknives.com/knife_store/images/product_images/18_16348_1228440265_1.jpg)
Ah, thanks mate :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on July 30, 2009, 10:41:25 PM
Another favorite of mine are matchstrike pulls.
Piccy? :pok: :pok:
Like this one - Linky (http://www.allaboutpocketknives.com/knife_store/images/product_images/18_16348_1228440265_1.jpg)
Ah, thanks mate :tu:
You probably should get one now that you know what it's for  :pok:  :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on July 30, 2009, 10:43:02 PM
Another favorite of mine are matchstrike pulls.
Piccy? :pok: :pok:
Like this one - Linky (http://www.allaboutpocketknives.com/knife_store/images/product_images/18_16348_1228440265_1.jpg)
Ah, thanks mate :tu:
You probably should get one now that you know what it's for  :pok:  :D
I'm not in a 500k job like you are mate :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on July 30, 2009, 10:45:06 PM
Another favorite of mine are matchstrike pulls.
Piccy? :pok: :pok:
Like this one - Linky (http://www.allaboutpocketknives.com/knife_store/images/product_images/18_16348_1228440265_1.jpg)
Ah, thanks mate :tu:
You probably should get one now that you know what it's for  :pok:  :D
I'm not in a 500k job like you are mate :D
Me? I just spend my money on knives instead of undercrackers... ::)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on July 30, 2009, 10:47:29 PM
Another favorite of mine are matchstrike pulls.
Piccy? :pok: :pok:
Like this one - Linky (http://www.allaboutpocketknives.com/knife_store/images/product_images/18_16348_1228440265_1.jpg)
Ah, thanks mate :tu:
You probably should get one now that you know what it's for  :pok:  :D
I'm not in a 500k job like you are mate :D
Me? I just spend my money on knives instead of undercrackers... ::)
There overated in our more tolerant world anyway :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on July 30, 2009, 11:08:30 PM
Another favorite of mine are matchstrike pulls.
Piccy? :pok: :pok:
Like this one - Linky (http://www.allaboutpocketknives.com/knife_store/images/product_images/18_16348_1228440265_1.jpg)
Ah, thanks mate :tu:
You probably should get one now that you know what it's for  :pok:  :D
I'm not in a 500k job like you are mate :D
Me? I just spend my money on knives instead of undercrackers... ::)
There overated in our more tolerant world anyway :D
It's a frivolous expenditure when you can make you own origami Bloomers from free fast food napkins...(http://fc02.deviantart.com/fs12/i/2006/280/8/6/_underwear_dance__by_Unmentionables.gif)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on July 30, 2009, 11:09:17 PM
Another favorite of mine are matchstrike pulls.
Piccy? :pok: :pok:
Like this one - Linky (http://www.allaboutpocketknives.com/knife_store/images/product_images/18_16348_1228440265_1.jpg)
Ah, thanks mate :tu:
You probably should get one now that you know what it's for  :pok:  :D
I'm not in a 500k job like you are mate :D
Me? I just spend my money on knives instead of undercrackers... ::)
There overated in our more tolerant world anyway :D
It's a frivolous expenditure when you can make you own origami Bloomers from free fast food napkins...(http://fc02.deviantart.com/fs12/i/2006/280/8/6/_underwear_dance__by_Unmentionables.gif)
Never hurt Inky did it :tu: :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on July 30, 2009, 11:26:13 PM
Benner,

Very nice indeed! That's Buffalo Horn the way I like it.....polished smooth. Gorgeous slippie bud!  :tu:

I'm a fan of long pulls as well, and like SporK I much prefer matchstriker style over anything. Wish more companies did matchstrikers. So how is the fit on that Fightin' Rooster, any gaps in the backspring area or any blade play? It's a Friedrich Olbertz built piece so it should be pretty solid overall.

And now that you have a real slippie, I am sure you have been overcome with an unshakable urge to buy more (well, that's what happened to me anyway!).......so we need to get you into the real good stuff. Schatt & Morgan, Robeson, Great Eastern Cutlery, Queen, Northwoods, Canal Street Cutlery, Bulldog, Weidmannsheil, Case, MooreMaker........that which has made me financially unstable! The Good Stuff!!!!  :D

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on July 30, 2009, 11:30:22 PM
I think the F&F is great  :tu:, but that is probably by my unknowledgable standards.  No gaps at all and every blade opens as it should without any play.

I do generally get hooked pretty easily  :D, but my love is for OH folders really.  That's the mall ninja in me's fault.  ;)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on July 30, 2009, 11:32:49 PM
Maybe just one more eh? :pok: >:D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on July 30, 2009, 11:35:06 PM
Maybe just one more eh? :pok: >:D

Maybe.  ;) :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on July 30, 2009, 11:41:22 PM
I still want to get a few examples of English made slipjoints...haven't pulled the trigger on those yet.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on July 30, 2009, 11:43:18 PM
I still want to get a few examples of English made slipjoints...haven't pulled the trigger on those yet.

My Taylor Eye Witness one is very nice and the quality is superb. It just do it for me for some reason.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on July 30, 2009, 11:45:27 PM
Benner,

I can't see any F&F issues in the pics you posted, no blade play and clean gap-free backspring fit says it's built like it should be. Excellent. Quality slipjoints are wonderful knives.  :tu:

All I can add is be sure to keep the blades cleaned and oiled as your knife is most likely done in Carbon Steel. Not much comes from Friedrich Olbertz in stainless.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on July 30, 2009, 11:46:14 PM
I still want to get a few examples of English made slipjoints...haven't pulled the trigger on those yet.

Me either bud, I need to get some.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on July 30, 2009, 11:52:20 PM
Benner,

I can't see any F&F issues in the pics you posted, no blade play and clean gap-free backspring fit says it's built like it should be. Excellent. Quality slipjoints are wonderful knives.  :tu:

All I can add is be sure to keep the blades cleaned and oiled as your knife is most likely done in Carbon Steel. Not much comes from Friedrich Olbertz in stainless.

2xTap

Thanks for the tip, and the help the other day as well.  :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on July 30, 2009, 11:56:05 PM
I think I'm after a two-bladed Jack with a spearpoint main...carbon steel.

There are a couple US sources I know of, but the selection is not great...

Worldknives (http://www.worldknives.com/regions.php?i=12)

Little Mesters Ebay (http://stores.shop.ebay.com/Little-Mesters-Knife-and-Tool-Shop_English-Knives_W0QQ_fsubZ12936752QQ_sidZ8765513QQ_trksidZp4634Q2ec0Q2em322)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gareth on July 31, 2009, 12:24:25 AM
Holy heck guys.  :o  This thread kicked into gear while I was away on holiday and I hadn't caught up.  2xTap you've got a great collection my friend.  :tu:  I'm liking your new one Ben and I well remember your Taylor Eye from the meet-up, it really is a cracker.  :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on July 31, 2009, 01:12:29 AM
I just ordered two Slippies...2xTap and Benner are bad influences   :twak: >:( :D

This Trevor Ablett - Link (http://www.worldknives.com/products/trevor-ablett-hand-made-wood-handle-pocket-knife-s82-1920.html) and this Otter-Messer - Link (http://www.worldknives.com/products/ottermesser-sculpted-bolster-large-fish-knife-m164k-1550.html)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on July 31, 2009, 01:14:13 AM
I just ordered two Slippies...2xTap and Benner are bad influences   :twak: >:( :D

This Trevor Ablett - Link (http://www.worldknives.com/products/trevor-ablett-hand-made-wood-handle-pocket-knife-s82-1920.html) and this Otter-Messer - Link (http://www.worldknives.com/products/ottermesser-sculpted-bolster-large-fish-knife-m164k-1550.html)

We both know it 2xTap that is really to blame.  :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on July 31, 2009, 01:19:24 AM
I just ordered two Slippies...2xTap and Benner are bad influences   :twak: >:( :D

This Trevor Ablett - Link (http://www.worldknives.com/products/trevor-ablett-hand-made-wood-handle-pocket-knife-s82-1920.html) and this Otter-Messer - Link (http://www.worldknives.com/products/ottermesser-sculpted-bolster-large-fish-knife-m164k-1550.html)

We both know it 2xTap that is really to blame.  :D
Yeah, you're right... :ahhh :ahhh

I've been wanting that Otter-Messer for ages...it was out of stock for a long time.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gareth on July 31, 2009, 01:28:17 AM
I just ordered two Slippies...2xTap and Benner are bad influences   :twak: >:( :D

This Trevor Ablett - Link (http://www.worldknives.com/products/trevor-ablett-hand-made-wood-handle-pocket-knife-s82-1920.html) and this Otter-Messer - Link (http://www.worldknives.com/products/ottermesser-sculpted-bolster-large-fish-knife-m164k-1550.html)

We both know it 2xTap that is really to blame.  :D
Yeah, you're right... :ahhh :ahhh

I've been wanting that Otter-Messer for ages...it was out of stock for a long time.

I'm not surprised, it's a great looking knife.  We need some pics when you get it.  :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on July 31, 2009, 01:37:14 AM
It is pretty sexy with those sculpted bolsters (http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/2803/thumbup6ly.gif)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on July 31, 2009, 01:47:34 AM
I don't think I've shown this knife, one of my favorites...German made, marked "Contento"

Probably not an expensive knife to begin with...just a utilitarian carbon steel working folder.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on July 31, 2009, 01:50:03 AM
I like that.  :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on July 31, 2009, 02:19:18 AM
I just ordered two Slippies...2xTap and Benner are bad influences   :twak: >:( :D

This Trevor Ablett - Link (http://www.worldknives.com/products/trevor-ablett-hand-made-wood-handle-pocket-knife-s82-1920.html) and this Otter-Messer - Link (http://www.worldknives.com/products/ottermesser-sculpted-bolster-large-fish-knife-m164k-1550.html)

Nice grabs SporK......I look forward to hearing what you think of them when you get them in your hands. It was a few Trevor-Ablett pieces I had seen before that kinda got me looking into getting some.

Oh, we need plenty of eye-candy of them as well!  :pok:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on July 31, 2009, 02:24:06 AM
I just ordered two Slippies...2xTap and Benner are bad influences   :twak: >:( :D

This Trevor Ablett - Link (http://www.worldknives.com/products/trevor-ablett-hand-made-wood-handle-pocket-knife-s82-1920.html) and this Otter-Messer - Link (http://www.worldknives.com/products/ottermesser-sculpted-bolster-large-fish-knife-m164k-1550.html)

We both know it 2xTap that is really to blame.  :D


Alright, Benner might of needed a little nudge to fall to the Dark Side but Sporky needs no assistance! He's as corruptive as I could ever be!  :pok:

2xTap  :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on July 31, 2009, 02:33:34 AM
Me? I'm innocent! :angel: :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on July 31, 2009, 02:41:22 AM
Me? I'm innocent! :angel: :D

Yeah......and the world is flat!  :rofl:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on July 31, 2009, 02:45:06 AM
Me? I'm innocent! :angel: :D

Yeah......and the world is flat!  :rofl:

2xTap
(http://img116.exs.cx/img116/934/z0tdntknw.gif) (http://img116.exs.cx/img116/1231/z7shysterical.gif)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on July 31, 2009, 03:19:55 AM
Ok guys, some more eye-candy for your viewing pleasure. This one arrived on my doorstep several hours ago. And typical of what I have come to expect from Queen Cutlery.....Fit and Finish that is flawless!

(http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/2830/queenacsbcattleking01.jpg)

(http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/4605/queenacsbcattleking02.jpg)

Queen Cutlery Cattle King Stockman, my favored Stockman variation......4 1/4" closed with squared bolsters!

(http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/7481/queenacsbcattleking03.jpg)

Blades are made of D2 Tool Steel and nicely polished, bolsters are nickel/silver, and liners and pins are of brass. Scales are ACSB (Amber Carved Stag Bone), and they are much more vibrant than my pictures show.

Fit and finish is perfect, blade grinds are spot on, edges are sharp and clean, not a gap to be found anywhere, zero blade play throughout, backsprings are stout and remain flush with the blades opened or closed, and blade etchings and tang stamps are without fault.......

(http://img79.imageshack.us/img79/2460/queenacsbcattleking04.th.jpg) (http://img79.imageshack.us/my.php?image=queenacsbcattleking04.jpg) (http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/1598/queenacsbcattleking05.th.jpg) (http://img508.imageshack.us/my.php?image=queenacsbcattleking05.jpg)

My kind of slippies!  :tu:

And it goes well with it's brother which I have had for a little while..........

Queen ACSB Gunstock:
(http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/5404/queenacsbgunstock01au1.jpg)


2xTap  :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Freudian Frog on July 31, 2009, 03:22:02 AM
... :gimme:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on July 31, 2009, 03:44:25 AM
... :gimme:

Nope, it's mine......get your own!  :twak:

2xTap  ;)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: David on July 31, 2009, 06:13:35 AM
That Queen stockmann is sweet. That`s the type of stockman I like best. I didnt know Queen made anything like that. I havent carried  stockman in years but that Queen would sure be tempting.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Magic Bus on July 31, 2009, 08:20:50 AM
Those slippies are lovely guys, who wouldn't want one, or two, or three  :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on July 31, 2009, 11:55:56 AM
That Queen is gorgeous.  :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on July 31, 2009, 04:40:33 PM
That Queen is gorgeous.  :drool:
Unlike our one :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on July 31, 2009, 04:42:51 PM
That ACSB is nice Tap...Benner needs one of those :pok: ::)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on July 31, 2009, 04:50:33 PM
That Queen is gorgeous.  :drool:
Unlike our one :D
Shush! She might be an MTo member...she'll have your head for that! (http://fc00.deviantart.com/fs8/i/2005/297/c/f/MI_Contest__Queen_E_1_by_witheringsoul.gif)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on July 31, 2009, 05:38:49 PM
That ACSB is nice Tap...Benner needs one of those :pok: ::)

I think a Gunboat is what I'd need next  :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on July 31, 2009, 07:55:39 PM
That ACSB is nice Tap...Benner needs one of those :pok: ::)

I think a Gunboat is what I'd need next  :drool:
Yes, I think you're right :pok: >:D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on July 31, 2009, 11:20:05 PM
That ACSB is nice Tap...Benner needs one of those :pok: ::)

I think a Gunboat is what I'd need next  :drool:
Yes, I think you're right :pok: >:D

I couldn't agree more. Everyone needs a Gunboat!  :tu:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on July 31, 2009, 11:29:09 PM
...and maybe a nice Canoe :pok: :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on July 31, 2009, 11:39:12 PM
SporK,

The Gunboat is a Canoe......so just get two Gunboats!  :D

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on August 01, 2009, 04:48:29 AM
SporK,

The Gunboat is a Canoe......
Shhhh!...Benner doesn't know that!  ::) :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on August 01, 2009, 12:31:41 PM
SporK,

The Gunboat is a Canoe......
Shhhh!...Benner doesn't know that!  ::) :D

Actually I did.  :angel:

(But only recently  :D)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on August 01, 2009, 05:51:54 PM
Just some Gunboat pics for you (gratuitous enabler eye-candy!)..........

(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/5544/casetangerinegunboat01.jpg)

(http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/9218/caseuvgunboat01je0.jpg)

(http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/8775/casebermgreengunboat01jn7.jpg)


2xTap   >:D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on August 01, 2009, 05:56:15 PM
Ah!  Reflecto!  :ahhh

Very very nice mate.  :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on August 01, 2009, 06:09:00 PM
Benner,

Thanks bud! Yeah, reflection is unavoidable. Case mirror polishes every inch of these bad boys............

(http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/7743/bonestaggunboat014rl.jpg)


2xTap  :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on August 01, 2009, 06:10:35 PM
Ah!  Reflecto!  :ahhh
:ahhh :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on August 01, 2009, 06:23:53 PM
Ah!  Reflecto!  :ahhh
:ahhh :D

So what are you trying to say?  :'(

Be glad you ain't getting a full facial reflection, my.........chiseled jaw and strickingly handsome features have been known to overwhelm the senses!  :D

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on August 01, 2009, 06:39:11 PM
So what are you trying to say?  :'(

We just have to be careful with the Reflecto-porn police  :police: (Neil) around.... :D :D

Tap, try this...I find that I can reduce the amount of reflection on the blades if the shot is taken at a slight angle to the knife.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on August 01, 2009, 06:40:20 PM
Keep them coming guys :drool: :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on August 01, 2009, 06:48:42 PM
Keep them coming guys :drool: :drool:
The reflecto? :ahhh :ahhh
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on August 01, 2009, 06:49:48 PM
Keep them coming guys :drool: :drool:
The reflecto? :ahhh :ahhh
What else ???
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on August 01, 2009, 06:59:38 PM
Spork,

I have done that but I have to be careful as I use natural light source to get my pics right, a slight angle has a tendancy to reflect the light and blind out my pics. My current camera is real touchy when it comes to light. It's why more often than not my pics are dead on shots.

I don't have a white-box set up either, at least not yet. But first I need a new camera. Do you use some kind of white-box set up?


Keep them coming guys :drool: :drool:

Um.......OK!  :D

(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/1613/bluegunboats10pu.jpg)

(http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/742/caseyellowbluegunboats0fv7.jpg)

(http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/5429/caseopgunboat01bt2.jpg)

2xTap  :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on August 01, 2009, 07:01:09 PM
They really are stunning pieces mate :tu:

What's you pride and joy though :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on August 01, 2009, 07:06:10 PM

What's you pride and joy though :)

All of them!  ;)

Really though, the #94 pattern Gunboat is my most favorite slippie pattern. I could not choose between them. They are like, if I had kids.......I love them all equally!  :D

But, if Case would finally do one in smooth Buffalo Horn then that would definitely be my "pride and joy".

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on August 01, 2009, 07:07:22 PM
Yeah picking a favourite from that lot would be a bit of a headache wouldn't it :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on August 01, 2009, 07:14:13 PM
I don't have a white-box set up either, at least not yet. But first I need a new camera. Do you use some kind of white-box set up?

I generally take my photos outside on my patio in a shaded area, usually in the morning or afternoon when the light is more diffused. I use a tripod and find that certain background colors work better than others.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on August 01, 2009, 07:19:27 PM
Yeah picking a favourite from that lot would be a bit of a headache wouldn't it :D

Well, to be totally honest I guess I could pick a favorite, of a sort, out of my stable of #94's. It would be this one............

(http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/1961/edcgunboat01sz8.jpg)

..........my first Gunboat Canoe, and my EDC slippie. This is the one that got me hooked on the pattern and the one that pretty much replaced all my earlier carry slips as my go to knife. I actually have three of these particular ones. One for carry, one for back up, and one in the collection.   :tu:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on August 01, 2009, 07:21:56 PM
Yeah picking a favourite from that lot would be a bit of a headache wouldn't it :D

Well, to be totally honest I guess I could pick a favorite, of a sort, out of my stable of #94's. It would be this one............

(http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/1961/edcgunboat01sz8.jpg)

..........my first Gunboat Canoe, and my EDC slippie. This is the one that got me hooked on the pattern and the one that pretty much replaced all my earlier carry slips as my go to knife. I actually have three of these particular ones. One for carry, one for back up, and one in the collection.   :tu:

2xTap
I really can see the appeal mate :)

I love Gunboats :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on August 01, 2009, 07:24:33 PM
You Know, I'm growing to like that pattern more because of the width of the blades. I guess because of the similarity to the Scout pattern knives.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on August 01, 2009, 07:29:46 PM
I don't have a white-box set up either, at least not yet. But first I need a new camera. Do you use some kind of white-box set up?

I generally take my photos outside on my patio in a shaded area, usually in the morning or afternoon when the light is more diffused. I use a tripod and find that certain background colors work better than others.

I go out on my deck from time to time to shoot some as well but usually I am in my living room as it's get the best light in the house due to the large bay window. I freehand all my shots as I don't have a tripod.......I try to keep it as simple as possible. If I get to making the whole thing too complex I won't be taking many pics. Though I would like to get a white box set-up. I did try making my own once but it turned out real crappy. But, I found this at Harbor Freight and might go get it............

(http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/photos/65700-65799/65797.gif)

.......problem would be finding a place in the house I could keep it set up without having to take it down every time I use it.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on August 01, 2009, 07:35:14 PM
I'd like to have a set-up but have the same problem of space :-[
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on August 01, 2009, 07:37:13 PM
Mike,

They are a very addictive pattern, if you like large folders. And while I like large Stockman's, the Gunboats are similar in closed length but more hand filling and heftier. The are more comfortable in the hand to use and a bit more comfortable in the pocket to carry.

Spork,

Yeah, the blades on the #94 are broader than most it's size. It's a bit overcast here now but I will try to get out here soon and take some in-hand shots for you to see, and some side by side pics with other patterns. Give me a little bit and I'll try to get some posted.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on August 01, 2009, 07:38:27 PM
Mike,

They are a very addictive pattern, if you like large folders. And while I like large Stockman's, the Gunboats are similar in closed length but more hand filling and heftier. The are more comfortable in the hand to use and a bit more comfortable in the pocket to carry.

I will nab one at some point, just need to get my holiday and a hundred other things out of the way first :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: AHB on August 01, 2009, 07:57:11 PM
Been looking alittle in to Case folders and they are expensive "overhere". Couldn't find any in Denmark, but a swedish site has this one (the cheapest)
for about 65$.. Is that normal price..?
(http://i30.tinypic.com/2hhhaic.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on August 01, 2009, 07:59:11 PM
Been looking alittle in to Case folders and they are expensive "overhere". Couldn't find any in Denmark, but a swedish site has this one (the cheapest)
for about 65$.. Is that normal price..?
(http://i30.tinypic.com/2hhhaic.jpg)
They retail for pretty much a minimum of £30 over here for a very basic model :-\
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on August 01, 2009, 08:07:36 PM
Been looking alittle in to Case folders and they are expensive "overhere". Couldn't find any in Denmark, but a swedish site has this one (the cheapest)
for about 65$.. Is that normal price..?
(http://i30.tinypic.com/2hhhaic.jpg)

AHB,

The one you have pictured is one of Case's smallest patterns, and that particular ones looks to be from their Delrin Workman series......which is also the least expensive. That particular Peanut I can get for $25.00 NIB here.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on August 01, 2009, 08:08:47 PM
You can do some price comparison here - SMKW (http://www.smkw.com/webapp/eCommerce/prodlist.jsp?Mode=Brand&Brand=23&CatalogName=&PriceStart=&PriceEnd=&Feature=&Cat=&filter=&SearchText=peanut&list=50) The prices vary according to the handle material.

BTW...the Peanut is a teeny pen knife! :P
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: AHB on August 01, 2009, 08:21:03 PM
2xTap

That's 1/3 of our price...  :o Please do enjoy them.. :D

SporkBob
Thanks for that utterly depressing link...  :P  ;)
Looks like they're ripping us off (again)...  :-\
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on August 01, 2009, 08:23:45 PM
Reminds me...I have a couple mini-Copperheads in my fly tying kit as thread cutting knives...
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on August 01, 2009, 08:50:12 PM
AHB,

Sorry to hear prices are the way they are there.....that really sucks!  :(

Spork,

Nice little mini's bud!  :tu:

Ok I did some comparison and in-hand shots of the Gunboat........

(http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/9161/gunboatcomparisons01.jpg)

(http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/2447/gunboatcomparisons02.jpg)


To give you an idea of size the Gunboat has a frame size of 4 1/4", my hand across the palm at it's widest point is about 4" and from the tip of my middle-finger to the heel of my palm is a hair over 8".

(http://img376.imageshack.us/img376/4360/gunboatcomparisons03.jpg)

(http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/5830/gunboatcomparisons04.jpg)


The third pic is my Gunboat with a Case Large Stockman pattern #75, which is also 4 1/4" in the closed position. And the last pic is the Gunboat between a Case fullsize Canoe (Top) and a Case Scout (bottom).

2xTap  :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gareth on August 01, 2009, 09:28:05 PM
I'd like to have a set-up but have the same problem of space :-[

I now have this mental image of you having to walk very carefully around you house, the slightest miss-step setting off a landslide of sharp and pointy things.   :D


Great pics of your knives 2xTap.  :salute:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on August 01, 2009, 09:34:22 PM
I'd like to have a set-up but have the same problem of space :-[

I now have this mental image of you having to walk very carefully around you house, the slightest miss-step setting off a landslide of sharp and pointy things.   :D


Are you imagining me just without trousers or going the full monty? ::)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gareth on August 01, 2009, 09:35:20 PM
I'd like to have a set-up but have the same problem of space :-[

I now have this mental image of you having to walk very carefully around you house, the slightest miss-step setting off a landslide of sharp and pointy things.   :D


Are you imagining me just without trousers or going the full monty? ::)

 :twak:  Well I am now!  :ahhh
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on August 01, 2009, 11:40:39 PM
I'd like to have a set-up but have the same problem of space :-[

I now have this mental image of you having to walk very carefully around you house, the slightest miss-step setting off a landslide of sharp and pointy things.   :D


Are you imagining me just without trousers or going the full monty? ::)

 :twak:  Well I am now!  :ahhh

Eeewww!!!!! There's a mental image I really didn't need now!  :surrender:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: LatinoHeat on August 03, 2009, 06:10:39 PM
AHB,

Sorry to hear prices are the way they are there.....that really sucks!  :(

Spork,

Nice little mini's bud!  :tu:

Ok I did some comparison and in-hand shots of the Gunboat........

(http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/9161/gunboatcomparisons01.jpg)

(http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/2447/gunboatcomparisons02.jpg)


To give you an idea of size the Gunboat has a frame size of 4 1/4", my hand across the palm at it's widest point is about 4" and from the tip of my middle-finger to the heel of my palm is a hair over 8".

(http://img376.imageshack.us/img376/4360/gunboatcomparisons03.jpg)

(http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/5830/gunboatcomparisons04.jpg)


The third pic is my Gunboat with a Case Large Stockman pattern #75, which is also 4 1/4" in the closed position. And the last pic is the Gunboat between a Case fullsize Canoe (Top) and a Case Scout (bottom).

2xTap  :tu:

Hey Tap, how would you rate that Case scout knife?  I have my Demo knife, also made by Camillus, but I love jigged handles.  The Demo, while one tough mother, lacks character.  I know these knives are discontinued, other then in G10 Orange, but those old ones, how do they hold up?
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on August 03, 2009, 10:41:22 PM
LH,

That particular Scout I wouldn't rate very high.......it's the cheapest version of the last run of them, in Delrin. It's Ok but the springs on it are a bit weak. Finish is Ok as well but nothing to write home about. I believe these were actually made by Camillus for Case. It's not horrible, just not up to the standard I am use to from Case. I have another one, a bit older, done in Red Bone which is much nicer all around........

(http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/2504/case1989centscout01xn1.jpg)

But as far as that particular Delrin version goes, I actually like my original Camillus versions and Remington versions over that one.

As to the Orange G-10 version, be aware that those are Scout Jr.'s and not fullsize Case Scouts. And they are available in several different handle materials.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: AHB on August 03, 2009, 10:47:28 PM
That's IT..!!
I'm not gonna look at this thread anymore, due to the overprice for Case here in Europe.... >:(




(But still, they sure are nice.. :drool:)  :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on August 03, 2009, 10:48:04 PM
That's IT..!!
I'm not gonna look at this thread anymore, due to the overprice for Case here in Europe.... >:(




(But still, they sure are nice.. :drool:)  :D
Some times it sucks to be this side of the pond :'(
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on August 03, 2009, 10:58:41 PM
That's IT..!!
I'm not gonna look at this thread anymore, due to the overprice for Case here in Europe.... >:(


(But still, they sure are nice.. :drool:)  :D

Ok AHB......you can keep looking, I'll take a break from posting anymore Case Scout eye-candy. How about some..........

Kabar:
(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/5835/kabarscout01to1.jpg)

Or some Remington:
(http://img68.imageshack.us/img68/3447/remingtonr384301lk3.jpg)

Or some Camillus:
(http://img461.imageshack.us/img461/3303/camilluscampknife01xk1.jpg)

Or how about Bulldog, in Buffalo Horn:
(http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/5803/bulldogscout01kl7.jpg)

Or one in Tiger Stripe Coral:
(http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/6396/bulldogtcscout01ih1.jpg)

Or maybe some Weidmannsheils.............
(http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/9237/weidmannsheiltescout01tj3.jpg)

(http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/3418/weidmannsheilsrscout01ms0.jpg)


So now you can look without worrying about them overpriced Case's!  :tu:

2xTap  ;)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on August 03, 2009, 11:04:10 PM
Love the Kabar's mate :tu:

Have you got any of the old Cold Steel Classic range ???, and if so do you have any thoughts on them ???
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: AHB on August 03, 2009, 11:07:11 PM
Yeah, yeah, just rub it in...  :twak: :twak:
Now I'm gonna search the web all night to see, if any of those last ones can be found at a better price than Case...  :D :D
(I know I shouldn't have looked...)  :P
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on August 03, 2009, 11:18:11 PM
Love the Kabar's mate :tu:

Have you got any of the old Cold Steel Classic range ???, and if so do you have any thoughts on them ???

Nope, I sure haven't got any. Still kick myself for passing up on a couple different deals on a few of them in the past. I've heard nothing but good about them. That Cold Steel line was built by Camillus for CS.....and used their 0170-6C carbon steel for the blades.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on August 03, 2009, 11:20:21 PM
Love the Kabar's mate :tu:

Have you got any of the old Cold Steel Classic range ???, and if so do you have any thoughts on them ???

Nope, I sure haven't got any. Still kick myself for passing up on a couple different deals on a few of them in the past. I've heard nothing but good about them. That Cold Steel line was built by Camillus for CS.....and used their 0170-6C carbon steel for the blades.

2xTap
Yeah I've heard a lot of good comments about them, but due to the crazy price I'd been quoted I never bought one. Bloody wish i had now :(
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on August 03, 2009, 11:21:21 PM
Yeah, yeah, just rub it in...  :twak: :twak:
Now I'm gonna search the web all night to see, if any of those last ones can be found at a better price than Case...  :D :D
(I know I shouldn't have looked...)  :P

Well, you might find some Bulldogs and Weidmannsheils as they are built in Europe.....except for the latest run of Bulldogs. But then again, Bulldog Brand Knives is a USA company so might be a bit harder to find possibly. And Weidmannsheil is owned by Bulldog now.  ???

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on August 07, 2009, 01:26:59 AM
I got my Otter-Messer and Ablett today.

I'm very happy with the Otter-Messer...it was exactly what I expected, a nice robust working knife. Strong backspring, smooth walk-n-talk, clean grind lines and fit...no effort wasted in polishing it up shiny. A knife built to work for a living. I'd like to get some more of their models. The edge needs a little work but it is sharp enough to pop through some leather scraps.

The Ablett is a disappointment...I won't be getting another.

Walk-n-talk is good with ample spring pressure...that's about all I can praise on this knife. They did put some effort in giving the metal a good polish, but the grind lines are crap. The bevels don't meet at the tang of the blade and the tip was left fairly thick. The scales and bolsters were carelessly shaped and not close to matching. The overall impression I have is that it was assembled by a skilled cutler then handed over to someone else to finish. A cursory edge has been put on it, but it wouldn't cut butter  >:(

The worst thing about my particular example is the nail nick is not deep enough or crisp...and it was cut too low on the blade. The result is that it barely peeks up above the handle making opening difficult.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on August 07, 2009, 01:28:52 AM
That's a shame.  :(  Definitely one be investing in one of those then.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gareth on August 07, 2009, 01:30:27 AM
I can see what you mean about the nail nick, it even looks wrong there. :-\

The Otter-Messer on the other hand looks very nice. :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on August 07, 2009, 01:40:23 AM
So to hear your Ablett was under parr too - you should send it back for a refund, that's what I did. Why waste money on something you don;t like or want?  ???
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on August 07, 2009, 02:26:32 AM
Too late...already started to sharpen it :P

I also have a cunning plan to deal with the nail nick issue...
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on August 07, 2009, 02:28:30 AM
The Otter is old school sweetness (http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/2803/thumbup6ly.gif)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on August 07, 2009, 06:58:12 PM
Shame about the Ablett :-\

At least the Otter is perfection itself :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on August 07, 2009, 07:45:50 PM
Too late...already started to sharpen it :P

I also have a cunning plan to deal with the nail nick issue...

I have complete confidence that you can and will turn it in to a decent knife. The shame of it being that you shouldn't have to  >:(
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on August 07, 2009, 09:53:57 PM
The shame of it being that you shouldn't have to  >:(
Yes, that's true...usually my need to tinker and knife-sharpening OCD wins out.  :P  I might have a go at putting some Yew scales on it after I get the nail access sorted out.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on August 07, 2009, 10:13:35 PM
I'd still fire off an email to them and see how they defend the QC :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on August 08, 2009, 02:18:34 AM
The Ablett is now evil-sharp and much easier to open...
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on August 08, 2009, 02:20:57 AM
Major improvement mate - please send them the pic and show them how it should be done  ;)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on August 08, 2009, 03:16:06 AM
Spork,

Damn, it sucks that the Albett came the way it did. Looks like the QC is quite lacking on a consistant basis. I'll scratch them off my list. I do like the looks of the Otter-Messer, that puppy looks sweet! What's the steel in them OM's?

And I like your fix to the Albett.......I'm going to assume there was Dremel usage here! And nice edge too, convex I will assume?

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on August 08, 2009, 03:45:26 AM
...I'm going to assume there was Dremel usage here! And nice edge too, convex I will assume?...

Yep! :D  It only took a few minutes with the 1/2" sanding drum. The edge is sort of convex...I had to spend some time with a coarse SC Norton to get edge and tip thinned down enough. Typically I hold the blade almost flat to make a wide secondary bevel, then blend in the shoulders.

The Otter is carbon steel...don't know what flavor  :P - bought both from Worldknives (http://www.worldknives.com/products/ottermesser-sculpted-bolster-large-fish-knife-m164k-1550.html)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on August 08, 2009, 09:43:01 AM
That Ablett looks MUCH better now :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: kiwiblade on August 08, 2009, 10:12:18 AM
got these in a while ago
(http://i956.photobucket.com/albums/ae45/kiwiblade/IMG_0013.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on August 08, 2009, 10:24:30 AM
...I'm going to assume there was Dremel usage here! And nice edge too, convex I will assume?...

Yep! :D  It only took a few minutes with the 1/2" sanding drum. The edge is sort of convex...I had to spend some time with a coarse SC Norton to get edge and tip thinned down enough. Typically I hold the blade almost flat to make a wide secondary bevel, then blend in the shoulders.

The Otter is carbon steel...don't know what flavor  :P - bought both from Worldknives (http://www.worldknives.com/products/ottermesser-sculpted-bolster-large-fish-knife-m164k-1550.html)

WOW......I assumed twice and was right on both accounts. That's a first for me!  :D

Looks good bud, that "easy-open" notch you made actually fits the knife, like it was meant to be there if you know what I mean!

And thanks for the link, hadn't been there in a long while.  :tu:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on August 08, 2009, 12:55:05 PM
got these in a while ago
(http://i956.photobucket.com/albums/ae45/kiwiblade/IMG_0013.jpg)
Carbon slippies :drool: :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on August 09, 2009, 01:29:22 AM
Very nice slippies kiwi, lots of proper looking knives!
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on August 13, 2009, 01:07:30 AM
Here's some eye-candy of my latest Case acquisition. Now I am not much for Country Music and can't say I am a fan of Brooks & Dunn........but their logo/brand marked on a Case does make for a nice looking Stockman:

Hopefully all these pics will show up, Imageshack is having problems right now for some reason!

(http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/6336/casebdlargestockman01.jpg)

(http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/9039/casebdlargestockman02.jpg)


This is from the first run of "Brooks & Dunn" Series slips by Case, made in 2008. This particular one is on Case's #75 pattern Large Stockman which sits in at 4 1/4" closed. The blades are Case's mirror polished "Tru-Sharp" Stainless (420HC) with brass liners and pins, nickel/silver bolsters, and stainless backsprings. Scales are left natural and made from smooth Zebu cattle shin bone. No inlayed shield here as the shield is actually lasered into the bone, the B&D Steer Skull...........

(http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/9241/casebdlargestockman03.jpg)

.................love the look, they could of just left it at that without the "Brooks & Dunn" etch on the blade and that would have been fine by me.

Fit and Finish is excellent. Blades are even ground and polished with clean edges that are typical Case sharp. No blade play any where and the backsprings have that hefty stoutness that isn't nailbreaking and all backsprings sit flush with the blades opened or closed. Scales are fitted virtually seamless and pins are flush with the bone.....smooth as a baby's butt from bolster to bolster. The backspring area is nicely polished and the springs all sit flush and smooth, but there is one little fault here. The mainblade's backspring on the pivot end has a faint gap between it and the brass spring spacer. It's a little over a inch long or so and very minor, doesn't affect anything, but it is there.......

(http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/7443/casebdlargestockman04.jpg)

........you really have to look to see it as it is faint but this is a peeve of mine. Even still it is minor. But outside of that it is clean and seamless.

It came in a "Brooks & Dunn" collector tin which also includes a suede slip-pouch. A real nice combination considering it all costed a mere $44.99 NIB! I'm a bargain shopper.  :D

2xTap

Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on August 13, 2009, 01:10:50 AM
That might be the shiniest thing I've seen all day :)

Great deal for that price too, what with brass liners and such.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gareth on August 13, 2009, 01:31:30 AM
I agree about the etching on the blade, I really wish companies wouldn't do that, what's wrong with a tang stamp?  Other than that it looks gorgeous. :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on August 13, 2009, 12:31:02 PM
Nice  :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: John on August 13, 2009, 08:51:40 PM
The Ablett is now evil-sharp and much easier to open...
Ok I'll ask I'm stupid when it comes to sharpening in fact I can make a dull blade duller I'm to heavy handed could be the cause :think: ,I have a dremel  :salute: so how's it done  :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on August 14, 2009, 03:07:15 AM
First off...put the Dremel down and back away slowly. :o

I'm old school and use flat stones. I re-profiled the secondary on a coarse side silicon carbide stone, holding the blade almost flat...raised a burr on one side, then the other. Then I ran it on the fine side of the stone.

Once that was done I used progressively finer wet/dry paper on a stiff rubber pad (not a mouse pad) to clean up and blend the shoulder of the secondary into a convex...followed by a stropping with black then green compound.

Unless the blade gets abused, stopping will keep it sharp for a long time before having to resort to stoning again…and usually a fine grit stone will do the job.

I test my edges on leather scraps and by making wood shavings. I find paper cutting and shaving hair deceptive...it doesn’t give me a true indication of how well the edge will cut in thicker materials or how well it will carve wood.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on August 29, 2009, 06:49:22 PM
Ok, latest GEC acquistion just came in this morning. This one a bit unique, Great Eastern Cutlery #23 pattern "Left-Hand" Pioneer Jumbo Trapper.

(http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/7376/geclhpioneerbluebone01.jpg)

(http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/1466/geclhpioneerbluebone02.jpg)

Finally got around to getting one. I'm not left handed but it doesn't matter, you don't see many companies doing a lefty slipjoint. The only difference between these and a regular Pioneer is that the Spey and Clip blades have swapped sides. The shield is still on the same side as the "Right-Handers".

These are of 2007 manufacture and are the Pioneer #23 pattern at 4.5" closed. Mine is serial number #10 out of the run. They are GEC brand with the Cyclops Steel Works blade etch making them 440-C bladed. Typical GEC construction with nickle/silver bolsters, brass liners and pins, and stout backsprings.

Fit and finish is near flawless, one minor issue I did find though is in the polish of the blades. On this one the polish is a bit hazy, kinda like it wasn't completed......like the person doing these didn't spend enough time on the buffer. Nothing big as it is consistant throughout both blades, just not as nicely done as my others. Outside of that this thing is flawless and gap free.

(http://img82.imageshack.us/img82/8239/geclhpioneerbluebone04.jpg)

As to the edges, one thing I have heard people complain about on GEC's recently. This one, like my others, have sharp usable edges. They ain't scary sharp but will remove arm hair......just not as effortlessly as some of my other slips. But they ain't butter knife dull.

The bone on this one is that River Blue Bone. Very nice color, kinda deep in hue but does lighten up a bit in areas. The jig is like a Stag Bone jig, really nice.

(http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/1774/geclhpioneerbluebone03.jpg)

I ordered this one from Mike over at CollectorKnives.net (http://www.collectorknives.net/index.html), and along with it I ordered one of the new GEC Blade picks in Buffalo Horn.........

(http://img82.imageshack.us/img82/8125/geclhpioneerbluebone05x.jpg)

(http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/1517/gecbladepickbh01.jpg)

.........real nice little piece with a slim profile. Made of stainless with slim Buffalo Horn slabs pinned on both sides. The scales on this have nice angular edges all the way around. I didn't get this one to use as I don't have problems getting my GEC's open, I got it for my collection to go along side my Buffalo Horn and Ox Horn Pioneers. These picks are 3 3/8" long and at their thickest point, across the scales, they are only about 3/16" thick.

2xTap  :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: jzmtl on August 29, 2009, 07:08:32 PM
First off...put the Dremel down and back away slowly. :o

It's actually possible to use dremel to do an okay job. Use the non-reinforced cutting disk thou not grinding stone. Use the side of disk as you would a flat stone, keep it slow and cool.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: John on August 29, 2009, 07:35:23 PM
Here's my fav slip joint ATM thank ringzero  :tu:

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u122/titan1833/003-42.jpg)

I decided to de-badge it  >:D the etching on the blade gone!

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u122/titan1833/004-31.jpg)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u122/titan1833/005-28.jpg)


And a not so great tip for some but! it's how I like to EDC my knives why? well it could afford me seconds or even minutes depending on the  intellect of a potential assailant(should they want to turn my knife against me)  :salute: also it works great when you have little enquiring minds in your family  :tu:

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u122/titan1833/002-50.jpg)
 

Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Magic Bus on August 29, 2009, 07:40:24 PM
The Fallkie U1 could never be called pretty, but it's non threatening looking and very functional. Very well put together too.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on August 29, 2009, 07:57:42 PM
The Fallkie U1 could never be called pretty, but it's non threatening looking and very functional. Very well put together too.

I didn't get on with it personally, lovely looking little thing but not really comfy in my hand.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Magic Bus on August 29, 2009, 08:56:06 PM
The Fallkie U1 could never be called pretty, but it's non threatening looking and very functional. Very well put together too.

I didn't get on with it personally, lovely looking little thing but not really comfy in my hand.

I know you had one for a short time, but got the UKP now, right? That's one I'm interested in after seeing Dunc's. It's on the list when funds allow.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: John on August 29, 2009, 10:09:41 PM
Hoping to do a vid on the case sodbuster jr soon i.e slash the bottle or bottles! test  :D man! this things sharp  :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: John on August 29, 2009, 10:44:27 PM
what's wrong with a slippy?


like I said they can be used in the same way  :salute:

slip joints forever  :D BTW don't try this at home until you understand the slip joint  :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvRiIp2iMug

Yes I know you'll yawn ahh!  and Yes I should yawn for the lack of responses  :ahhh but I wont I would just like to add:don't try this at home without supervision :D I'm kidding guys break a leg  :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on August 29, 2009, 10:48:11 PM
Nice job! :tu:

Is the Katana for stiring your tea ??? :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: AHB on August 29, 2009, 10:50:47 PM
APPLAUSE...  :tu:
That can won't be bothering anyone anymore... :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: John on August 29, 2009, 10:56:29 PM
APPLAUSE...  :tu:
That can won't be bothering anyone anymore... :D

happens another one poped up  :cheers:  :drink:  :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: John on August 29, 2009, 10:59:57 PM


Is the Katana for stiring your tea ??? :D

No! it's made of solid resin  :ahhh shhhh! keep it quiet  :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: AHB on August 29, 2009, 11:02:09 PM
APPLAUSE...  :tu:
That can won't be bothering anyone anymore... :D

happens another one poped up  :cheers:  :drink:  :D
:cheers:  :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: John on August 29, 2009, 11:07:50 PM
For fun as I like this knife tomorrow comes the 3ltr bottle (PLASTIC) test,hmm like the sodbuster's worried?  :D stay tuned  :climber:


[EDIT]now where's my dremel  :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on August 29, 2009, 11:25:36 PM
A couple of nice slippies added there.  :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: John on August 29, 2009, 11:52:27 PM
A couple of nice slippies added there.  :tu:

Look out for more vids  :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on September 01, 2009, 11:19:10 PM
Got this one in yesterday. Not my favorite handle material but it is a Gunboat! It was on auction and bidding was running low so I threw in a low bid and waited. My patience (something I am not known for) paid off. I figured I would be outbid as Case Gunboat Canoes can be quite pricey but only one other person bid after me and mine was a bit higher still.

Case "Vintage Pattern Series" Gunboat Canoe in Periwinkle Bone:
(http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/1462/caseperiwinklegunboat01.jpg)

(http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/493/caseperiwinklegunboat02.jpg)

(http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/718/caseperiwinklegunboat03.jpg)

I was surprised that I won it as my max bid was rather low, but I won it even lower than that. It's NIB and I paid a mere $59.00 for it!!!!!!!  :o

Just took some quick pics of it as I took it out of the box, haven't had a chance to really clean it up yet so there is some tarnish on the liners and the bolsters look a little hazy in the pics. In person though the Bone ain't as bad as I thought. In pics it just didn't look all that good to me, but in hand it's not bad. But either way it's my favorite slippie pattern......and at $59.00 it was an absolute steal.

2xTap  :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on September 02, 2009, 06:53:16 AM
Very nice :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on September 02, 2009, 08:29:34 AM
Periwinkle? (http://fc08.deviantart.com/fs30/f/2008/150/1/d/Doh_Smiley_by_seraphymx.gif)  :D :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Magic Bus on September 02, 2009, 08:41:47 PM
Very pretty, dare you to use it and dirty it up  >:D :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on September 02, 2009, 11:51:08 PM
Ultraviolet bone
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: GraysonK on September 03, 2009, 12:04:36 AM
That's gorgeous!
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on September 03, 2009, 12:37:06 AM
Very pretty, dare you to use it and dirty it up  >:D :D

Already got a Gunboat that get's all dirty and scratched up..........

(http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/2447/gunboatcomparisons02.jpg)


Ultraviolet bone

Got that color in a Gunboat already.........

(http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/777/caseuvgunboat03df8.jpg)

......... :pok:  :D

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: GraysonK on September 03, 2009, 12:38:12 AM
Wow!  They really are beautiful aren't they?  Good looking stuff there!
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Neil on September 03, 2009, 12:41:11 AM
Yep, they're lovely looking and thankfully pretty scarce over here so I won't have to give my bank manager something else to  :pok: and  :twak: me about :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on September 03, 2009, 12:49:49 AM
Got that color in a Gunboat already.........
......... :pok:  :D

2xTap
Of course you do...(http://fc04.deviantart.com/fs9/i/2006/067/c/4/D__oh_by_melonhead_emotion.gif) :D :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on September 03, 2009, 04:43:53 AM
GraysonK,

They are, Case builds some nice stuff.

Neil,

Scarce and often way overpriced over there......unfortunately. From what I have heard and seen it would appear alot of Case stuff goes for nearly double in the U.K. than what it does here. And I can only imagine what the prices would be on products from Queen or GEC. It's a damn shame really that it's like that.

Spork,

Going to have some more here soon hopefully, in October Case is releasing the next 5 runs of their Vintage Pattern Series!  :tu:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on September 03, 2009, 05:56:58 AM
I wish they would do a run of Scout knives in CV...yellow Delrin would be nice...smooth orange G10 too.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on September 03, 2009, 06:32:49 AM
Do they still use CV at all anymore ???
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Freudian Frog on September 03, 2009, 07:27:03 AM
Do they still use CV at all anymore ???

No... they use something like Tru-sharp Surgical Stainless or something... pretty sure it's just 400 series...
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on September 03, 2009, 02:34:06 PM
Do they still use CV at all anymore ???

No... they use something like Tru-sharp Surgical Stainless or something... pretty sure it's just 400 series...
Sadly that was the impression I was under too :-\
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on September 04, 2009, 01:25:02 AM
Spork,

They did a run of Case Scouts in Yellow Delrin but I can't recall if they were CV or not, been a while since I have seen one.

Princess Pollywog & Mike,

Oh yes, Case still makes runs in their CV Carbon Steel. They recently released some new runs of CV slippies in Red Bone and Chestnut Bone, and they still make many patterns in their Yellow Delrin with CV blades.

Looky here: http://www.wrcase.com/knives/pocket_knives/browsefolding.php?Family='Chestnut%20Bone%20CV'&Folding='1'&Item='' and here: http://www.wrcase.com/knives/pocket_knives/browsefolding.php?Family='Dark%20Red%20Bone%20CV'&Folding='1'&Item='' and also here: http://www.wrcase.com/knives/pocket_knives/browsefolding2.php?Family='Yellow%20Handle'&Folding='1'&Item='0111'

Their "Tru-Sharp" Stainless is 420HC, they do use it alot. But aside from that and the CV they have used ATS-34, 154CM, Rain Drop Damascus, and BG-42 in their knives. Just depends on the run.

2xTap

Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Freudian Frog on September 04, 2009, 01:29:11 AM
Yeah sure... for a premium ^3 price! :ahhh
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on September 04, 2009, 04:45:19 AM
Spork,

They did a run of Case Scouts in Yellow Delrin but I can't recall if they were CV or not, been a while since I have seen one.

I have one Tap...it's stainless :(

...found a pair of NIB jigged Delrin Scouts when I was looking for the Yellow one...don't remember buying those  :think:  ???
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on September 04, 2009, 05:01:08 AM
Princess Pollywog,

Just depends on the run. The Tested XX in 154CM had most of the patterns available for under $100 and the Burnt Amber Jigged Bone series in Damascus could be found with most of the patterns around the $100 mark........not bad considering they are 100% American Made.

Spork,

It happens to me all the time. Sometimes I have to hunt through my collection before I buy something cause I can't remember if I have it already.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: cgk on September 04, 2009, 05:21:14 AM
I really have not been interested in a slip joint, form just didn't do it for me.  Now I see Case makes a OHO locking knife, I love that it looks old school but with a modern function.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Freudian Frog on September 04, 2009, 05:57:13 AM
Princess Pollywog,

Just depends on the run. The Tested XX in 154CM had most of the patterns available for under $100 and the Burnt Amber Jigged Bone series in Damascus could be found with most of the patterns around the $100 mark........not bad considering they are 100% American Made.

If you don't think that's expensive something's wrong with your head.

Really. How much do you think it costs them to make a knife?
I don't blame them though, frankly they can get away with selling the Surgical Stainless to 99% of their customers so they might as well. But even those are way overpriced.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on September 04, 2009, 05:23:38 PM
I can't be right in the head either as that sounds reasonable to me.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on September 04, 2009, 09:43:13 PM
Princess Pollywog,

In the $100 range is quite reasonable actually for an American made slipjoint using 154CM or Damascus steel. Try to get the same thing from a custom maker and then it gets expensive. Crazy! If you only knew.........I've got tens of thousands of dollars wrapped up in my knife collections. $100 to $150 for a well made American pocketknife that will last a lifetime or two is nothing.

As to Case's Tru-Sharp stainless.....yeah, some of the patterns are expensive like the Gunboat Canoes. But it is alot of knife with alot of steel. And these aren't just some stamped out knives......alot of hand operations go into these.

And their Tru-Sharp stainless is actually 420HC Stainless.......the same steel used in many Buck Knives, the same stainless used in many Schatt & Morgan's and Robeson's from Queen, and the same steel used by Great Eastern Cutlery in the new Cripple Creek SFO's. With the right heat treat it's a good steel......I know, I have been using it for years without a problem.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: ducktapehero on September 04, 2009, 09:48:25 PM
Here's a pretty one.



(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/ducktapehero/SAK/knife44.jpg)


(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/ducktapehero/SAK/knife11.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Freudian Frog on September 04, 2009, 11:51:05 PM
Princess Pollywog,

In the $100 range is quite reasonable actually for an American made slipjoint using 154CM or Damascus steel.

No, it's not. :D
Until you give me proof to show me otherwise, I'm prone to believe the material costs are actually pretty dang low per knife.

As to Case's Tru-Sharp stainless.....yeah, some of the patterns are expensive like the Gunboat Canoes. But it is alot of knife with alot of steel. And these aren't just some stamped out knives......alot of hand operations go into these.

Not $80's worth. Not even $60, $40, or $20. Okay, maybe $20's worth.

And their Tru-Sharp stainless is actually 420HC Stainless.......the same steel used in many Buck Knives, the same stainless used in many Schatt & Morgan's and Robeson's from Queen, and the same steel used by Great Eastern Cutlery in the new Cripple Creek SFO's. With the right heat treat it's a good steel......I know, I have been using it for years without a problem.

2xTap

I'm fine with any kind of blade steel on a pocket knife as long it's not aluminum :D ... as long as the heat treat is good. But you can get pocket knives in so called "premium" steel elsewhere for much cheaper. Or crappy 400 series stainless ones from China with decent fit and finish for half a ten.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: LatinoHeat on September 05, 2009, 02:03:23 AM
Here's a pretty one.



(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/ducktapehero/SAK/knife44.jpg)


(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/ducktapehero/SAK/knife11.jpg)

I love rehandled SAKs.  I saw one with Stag and bolsters that was to die for.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on September 05, 2009, 03:33:26 AM
Princess Pollywog,

Material costs might be low, but that is just part of the cost.....then you got the cost of manufacture which is not cheap here in the USA, and then you pay for the brand. In the matter of Case we are talking about the most collected brand of knives. And knives that generally don't lose value.

Value of any knife or brand is a subjective thing........but as to their proof of value on the market all you have to do is look at the market. Regular production case pieces can be had at reasonable prices. But when you get into their SFO's and limited run items the collector market forces the prices through demand. Add in age and you can often see the prices slowly climb.

The question is..........can you show me a knife of equal or better quality that will have a similar collector value for whatever inexpensive price you see better than that of a Case?

Good luck!  :D

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: jzmtl on September 05, 2009, 04:09:08 AM
Case is owned by zippo isn't it? So if zippo can sell stamped sheet metal for $30, why can't case sell their 420HC knife for $100?  :P
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on September 05, 2009, 04:29:08 AM
Case is owned by Zippo.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Freudian Frog on September 05, 2009, 07:34:18 AM
The question is..........can you show me a knife of equal or better quality that will have a similar collector value for whatever inexpensive price you see better than that of a Case?

Alas, was I looking for a collector piece? Do I care about resell value? I'm just saying, there are many knifes that can be had for cheaper of equal or better quality. I'm saying the cost is NOT reasonable for the labor and parts put into it. It's not. That's why I don't buy Case.

If I was a collector, of course it'd be different.

Disregarding "collector value" and only considering manufacturing costs and labor... I cannot in my right mind say any Case knife is worth its value.
'Cept maybe a soddie.

Case is owned by zippo isn't it? So if zippo can sell stamped sheet metal for $30, why can't case sell their 420HC knife for $100?  :P

I get along fine with BIC lighters and fake cheapos. :P
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on September 05, 2009, 11:50:54 AM
Sorry to jump in on this discussion, but I'm curious to see what you regard as being of equal quality but much cheaper.  Got any links?
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Freudian Frog on September 05, 2009, 05:06:52 PM
*points at SAKs* :D

Sorry, I'm on satellite now, a bit hard to go knife browsing, will post some links when I get home. If I remember.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on September 05, 2009, 06:40:45 PM
*points at SAKs* :D


This is not meant as a bash to Vic or Wenger as I am a fan of both, and they do build a good quality tool but you are comparing Apples to Oranges. There is a reason why most Vic's and Wengers cost so little. The average 91mm Vic is made of their standard stainless which is usable but softer than the 420HC that Case uses on most of their runs. Vic also uses a much thinner blade stock on many of their blades than Case uses on most of their slips (this does vary by pattern), most SAK's are scaled in essentially plastic that is stamped out like cord wood where most Case slippies are done in Jigged and Dyed cattle bone, most of your SAK's are lined in thin Aluminum stampings where most Case knives are lined in polished brass (or Nickle/Silver, depends on run), all production SAK's come un-bolstered where most all production Case slippies come bolstered in polished Nickle/Silver.

But all of this varies extremely with Case as they do so many different runs that add much more expensive handle materials, blade steels, finishes, different inlay shields, etc. And Case specializes in Traditional pocketknives, not multitools.

Outside of that there is also the History and Tradition, of which I won't get into in this thread.

But if we break this down and try to compare on equal footing we would have to take something like one of Case's Workman Series Scout Knives which has some tools in it...................

(http://www.soonerstateknives.com/CA-114.JPG)

............and go with a Vic Soldier, which has the same tools/blade set-up. And then there ain't much of a price difference. I picked up my Case Workman Series Scout for only $26.00 NIB.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on September 19, 2009, 07:29:46 PM
(http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/4739/robesondemonstrator01.jpg)

(http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/2628/robesondemonstrator02.jpg)

I won this thing on auction about 2 weeks back for a song.....really dirt cheap. Thing is, the knife I recieved was not the knife that was listed. Both are similar but the one listed was a different pattern. I emailed the dealer I got it from and have yet to receive a reply......I ain't sweating it for I would of got this one too had it been listed as well. And as this knife was had so cheap, and it's just as nice, I'm happy either way. Odd how that worked out!

Anyway, the knife that was listed was a 2003 Robeson Shuredge Large Barlow "Demonstrator" in Red Smooth Bone. The knife I got was this one, a 2002 Robeson Shuredge Coke Bottle "Demonstrator" in Red Smooth Bone. Similar run just different pattern and older.......and like I said, I ain't sweating it!  :D

(http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/4971/robesondemonstrator03.jpg)

These were a limited run of "1 of 100" and have the "Demonstrator" tang stamp. From what I have gathered these were reproductions of older Sales Sample knives.

(http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/7137/robesondemonstrator05.th.jpg) (http://img176.imageshack.us/i/robesondemonstrator05.jpg/) (http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/5323/robesondemonstrator04.th.jpg) (http://img233.imageshack.us/i/robesondemonstrator04.jpg/)

And it's a big'un! My own measurement has this puppy at 5 3/16" from bolster to bolster. And it is hefty too with some thick blade stock, large slabs of bone, and long bolsters. Blade is a long Clip, fully swedged with long matchstriker pull and made from 420HC Stainless. Bolsters and shield are nickle/silver, and liners and pins are brass. Scales are smooth bone dyed in a beautiful shade of Red.

(http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/3730/robesondemonstrator06.jpg)

Fit and finish is excellent, but with two small faults which I will get into in a bit. Blade has half-stop, but opens and closes smoothly without any play. Backspring is stout, and it rests flush with the blade opened or closed. Scales fit to the bolsters and liners seamlessly, and the pins are flush to the scales. One fault here is in the backspring area. Liner and backspring fit is seamless up until you get to the pivot end on the non-shield side bolster.....here there is a small tiny gap, barely a hairline between the backspring and liner. It's tiny as hell but something I noticed.

(http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/3368/robesondemonstrator07.jpg)

The other fault is the edge. This is the first Queen-built knife I own that came dull out of the box. The edge is ground clean and even, but the bevels look to be at about a 40-45 degree angle, very steep making the edge quite blunt. Easily rectified if this was to be a user, as it is going into the collection it's no big deal.

Outside of that this thing is flawless, and mirror polsihed throughout. It's a looker! It came mint with it's original box but had no paperwork. The box itself is very clean and mint as well......either way it was a steal for only $56.99!!!!   :tu:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: HBlaine on September 19, 2009, 08:52:43 PM

This is not meant as a bash to Vic or Wenger as I am a fan of both, and they do build a good quality tool but you are comparing Apples to Oranges. There is a reason why most Vic's and Wengers cost so little. The average 91mm Vic is made of their standard stainless which is usable but softer than the 420HC that Case uses on most of their runs. Vic also uses a much thinner blade stock on many of their blades than Case uses on most of their slips (this does vary by pattern), most SAK's are scaled in essentially plastic that is stamped out like cord wood where most Case slippies are done in Jigged and Dyed cattle bone, most of your SAK's are lined in thin Aluminum stampings where most Case knives are lined in polished brass (or Nickle/Silver, depends on run), all production SAK's come un-bolstered where most all production Case slippies come bolstered in polished Nickle/Silver.

But all of this varies extremely with Case as they do so many different runs that add much more expensive handle materials, blade steels, finishes, different inlay shields, etc. And Case specializes in Traditional pocketknives, not multitools.

Outside of that there is also the History and Tradition, of which I won't get into in this thread.

But if we break this down and try to compare on equal footing we would have to take something like one of Case's Workman Series Scout Knives which has some tools in it...................

(http://www.soonerstateknives.com/CA-114.JPG)

............and go with a Vic Soldier, which has the same tools/blade set-up. And then there ain't much of a price difference. I picked up my Case Workman Series Scout for only $26.00 NIB.

2xTap

Not to jump the thread, either, but I just wanted to say I grabbed up one of the Case Scouts a while back, just to counterpoint my SAKs.  Lovely knife, but one problem.  The screwdriver is a b**** to get out of the knife!  All of the other blades work find, but the screwdriver will not come out unless I use a something like the screwdriver on a SAK to lift it out.  I've tried cleaning, oiling, etc.  I'm to the point of waving a dead chicken over it...  I'm almost annoyed to the point of selling it, but I really don't want to.  It's such a nice knife!   :-\
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: John on September 19, 2009, 09:01:05 PM

This is not meant as a bash to Vic or Wenger as I am a fan of both, and they do build a good quality tool but you are comparing Apples to Oranges. There is a reason why most Vic's and Wengers cost so little. The average 91mm Vic is made of their standard stainless which is usable but softer than the 420HC that Case uses on most of their runs. Vic also uses a much thinner blade stock on many of their blades than Case uses on most of their slips (this does vary by pattern), most SAK's are scaled in essentially plastic that is stamped out like cord wood where most Case slippies are done in Jigged and Dyed cattle bone, most of your SAK's are lined in thin Aluminum stampings where most Case knives are lined in polished brass (or Nickle/Silver, depends on run), all production SAK's come un-bolstered where most all production Case slippies come bolstered in polished Nickle/Silver.

But all of this varies extremely with Case as they do so many different runs that add much more expensive handle materials, blade steels, finishes, different inlay shields, etc. And Case specializes in Traditional pocketknives, not multitools.

Outside of that there is also the History and Tradition, of which I won't get into in this thread.

But if we break this down and try to compare on equal footing we would have to take something like one of Case's Workman Series Scout Knives which has some tools in it...................

(http://www.soonerstateknives.com/CA-114.JPG)

............and go with a Vic Soldier, which has the same tools/blade set-up. And then there ain't much of a price difference. I picked up my Case Workman Series Scout for only $26.00 NIB.

2xTap

Not to jump the thread, either, but I just wanted to say I grabbed up one of the Case Scouts a while back, just to counterpoint my SAKs.  Lovely knife, but one problem.  The screwdriver is a b**** to get out of the knife!  All of the other blades work find, but the screwdriver will not come out unless I use a something like the screwdriver on a SAK to lift it out.  I've tried cleaning, oiling, etc.  I'm to the point of waving a dead chicken over it...  I'm almost annoyed to the point of selling it, but I really don't want to.  It's such a nice knife!   :-\

You could send it to me if you are annoyed so much  :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on September 19, 2009, 09:07:37 PM
Here's another I just got.................

(http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/8585/caseclassictanbonewhittb.jpg)

(http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/9656/caseclassictanbonewhitta.jpg)

I am always on the hunt for mint Case Classic's on the cheap. These things, depending on pattern, have been bringing big money on auction. I have bid on so many over the years only to lose out on them as they go up in the stratosphere on bids. This is only the third Classic I've managed to win on auction, and got for under $100.00! I was bidding on another, a different pattern of Whittler.....and in less than a day that one jumped from $76.00 to nearly $200.00!!! Suffice it to say I didn't win that one!

(http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/1948/caseclassictanbonewhitt.jpg)

This one is a #94 pattern Whittler (not to be confused with Case's other #94 patterns, the Gunboat and Cattleman) manufactured in 1991, I believe by Queen Cutlery.....as many of the Case Classic patterns were. It is a Cigar style "Splitback" Whittler at 4" closed. Blades are flat ground 1095 Carbon Steel with nickle/silver bolsters and shield, and brass liners and pins. Scales are jigged Tan Bone.

(http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/1948/caseclassictanbonewhitt.th.jpg) (http://img246.imageshack.us/i/caseclassictanbonewhitt.jpg/) (http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/9995/caseclassictanbonewhittv.th.jpg) (http://img185.imageshack.us/i/caseclassictanbonewhittv.jpg/)

As mentioned the blades are 1095 Carbon Steel, flat ground, and mirror polished. The Spear mainblade as well as the Spey and Pen secondary blades all sport swedges, with the mainblade having a long pull. Edges are clean and evenly ground on all, and will shave arm hair. Fit throughout the knife is solid and virtually seamless, and all metal surfaces are mirror polished. Backsprings are stout and on all blades sit flush with them opened or closed.

The two secondary blades have half-stops but the mainblade doesn't. And as I also mentioned this one is a "Splitback" Whittler. For the uninitiated this means all 3 blades operate off of just two backsprings. The secondary blades cam off of their own backsprings and are separated by a wedge-shaped brass spacer which angles the two backsprings down together where the mainblade cams off of both at the same time. This is an old-school way of doing it, very classic........

(http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/994/caseclassictanbonewhittf.jpg)

The only fault I can find with this knife is a slight uneveness in the wedge were it sits at it's thinnest spot between the backsprings, and some surface blemishes caused by the previous owner. Some slight rub marks on the blades from opening and closing them......caused by the fact that the blades sit so close together when closed that if you don't pull the blades straight out they will touch a bit on opening. You can see some of this on the blades in the pic below..........

(http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/1948/caseclassictanbonewhitt.jpg)

Outside of that this thing is flawless. It came in it's orginal box but had none of it's original paperwork.....this might be why I got it fairly cheap. All and all a great slippie to add to the collection.  :tu:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: AHB on September 19, 2009, 09:20:24 PM
(http://www.soonerstateknives.com/CA-114.JPG)
2xTap
I am gonna get one of those someday..  ;)
Great, great collection, 2xTap..  :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: John on September 19, 2009, 09:40:59 PM
A case to get one soon  :tu: I have a sod buster JR and honestly guys they're top notch  :salute:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on September 19, 2009, 10:06:41 PM
Awesome stuff 2 Tap mate :gimme:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on September 26, 2009, 07:42:26 PM
Here's some more eye-candy for you!

(http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/9071/geclhpioneergreenbone01.jpg)

(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/6462/geclhpioneergreenbone02.jpg)

Well, I finally got around to ordering the other Left-Hand #23 Pioneer from Great Eastern Cutlery. This one, like my other, was ordered from Mike at CollectorKnives.net (http://www.collectorknives.net/greateastern.html). It arrived yesterday and aside from the color of bone is exactly like my other in every way, even down to the slight hazy mirror polish of the blades.

It's 4.5" in the closed position, sports 440-C stainless blades, nickle/silver bolsters, and brass liners and pins. Blades are cleanly ground and arm-hair shaving sharp, and both blades have half-stops which are typical of this pattern from GEC. Scales on this one are called Green Mountain Bone. And for those who might not know, the reason these particular #23 pattern Pioneers from GEC are called "Left-Handers" is because of the position of the blades. On a regular #23 pattern Pioneer the Clip and Spey blades are on opposite sides as opposed to this one. That's the only difference.

These were produced in 2007 and only 50 were made of each. This Green Mountain Bone one I have is serial number #16 of 50.

(http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/3025/geclhpioneergreenbone05.th.jpg) (http://img19.imageshack.us/i/geclhpioneergreenbone05.jpg/) (http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/1642/geclhpioneergreenbone04.th.jpg) (http://img25.imageshack.us/i/geclhpioneergreenbone04.jpg/)

Fit and finish is virtually flawless, and seamless throughout. Blade spines meet to the backsprings even and flush, backsprings are stout, blades have zero lateral play, scale/bolster/liner/backspring fit is as good as it gets, overall it's an exceptional piece.

(http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/8963/geclhpioneergreenbone03.jpg)

Here's a pic of both of them together, the River Blue Bone on top and the Green Mountain Bone on bottom.........

(http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/1766/geclhpioneergreenbone06.jpg)

The more GEC's I get the more I am impressed with them. While I am a huge fan of Case and Queen Cutlery and own many flawless examples from each....I have to say I am of the belief that these GEC's are the best built production slipjoints to be had outside of customs.  :tu:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Neil on September 26, 2009, 07:46:29 PM
Really lovely knives.  I'm getting so tempted  :ahhh
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gareth on September 26, 2009, 07:57:03 PM
They look excellent 2xTap.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on September 26, 2009, 08:05:09 PM
Thanks guys. Let me say that pics only convey so much. These knives can only really be appreciated when in hand. The build on them is so good.

These are "Ooooo and Ahhhh" knives.......because that's what you'll say when you get them in hand!  :D

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Neil on September 26, 2009, 08:08:31 PM
Thanks guys. Let me say that pics only convey so much. These knives can only really be appreciated when in hand. The build on them is so good.

These are "Ooooo and Ahhhh" knives.......because that's what you'll say when you get them in hand!  :D

2xTap

 :pok: Of course we just have your word for that.  I'd be happy to provide independent verification :P
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on September 26, 2009, 08:51:14 PM

 I'd be happy to provide independent verification :P

Well, I'm up here in Northwest Indiana close enough to Chicago that it's a easy drive across State lines, so just tell me when you'll be flying into O'Hare International and I'll come on up and pick you up there.......No problem!  :pok:

2xTap  :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Neil on September 26, 2009, 09:05:33 PM

 I'd be happy to provide independent verification :P

Well, I'm up here in Northwest Indiana close enough to Chicago that it's a easy drive across State lines, so just tell me when you'll be flying into O'Hare International and I'll come on up and pick you up there.......No problem!  :pok:

2xTap  :D

Touché :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: GMArthur on September 27, 2009, 06:01:31 PM
2xTap I LOVE those GEC knives. I've pretty much decided on a Tidioute #53 or #54 as my next purchase. I'm a huge fan of Case's Stockman pattern and have been wanting to try out a GEC knife for a while now. I just can't decide on a handle material  ???
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: GMArthur on September 27, 2009, 07:11:31 PM
2xTap I LOVE those GEC knives. I've pretty much decided on a Tidioute #53 or #54 as my next purchase. I'm a huge fan of Case's Stockman pattern and have been wanting to try out a GEC knife for a while now. I just can't decide on a handle material  ???

 Yeah I just quoted myself. Because I'm a liar. Even though I was set on a #53 my willpower is weak and I just picked up a Tidioute #73 NIB on the bay for 38.00 + free shipping. I'm so weak when it comes to sweet sweet slipjoints. Pictures of my weakness will follow when knife arrives.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on September 27, 2009, 09:32:47 PM
GMArthur,

Well, you got that for a steal....$38.00 for a NIB anything from GEC is a bargain at it's best.

So which Tidoute #73 did you get, Jack or Scout, and what handle material?

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on September 27, 2009, 09:53:41 PM
I had ordered a couple Rough Rider slips a few days back and they arrived yesterday. These two were bought on a whim really. I like red bone, and I like smooth bone.....Red Smooth Bone is even better. And these two were sitting at $9.00 a piece with Free Shipping so I said what the hell. Glad I did! I've been a fan of RR's since their release, you can't beat the quality for the money.

(http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/910/rrredsmoothbonestockam0.jpg)

(http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/8828/rrredsmoothbonestockman.jpg)

The Stockman is their medium size one at 3 1/2" closed. The Trapper is fullsize at 4 1/8" closed. They both have RR's 440A stainless blades with matchstriker pulls, grooved nickle/silver bolsters, nickle/silver Horseshoe shield, brass liners and pins, and gorgeous Red Smooth Bone scales.

(http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/4619/rrredsmoothbonetrapper0s.jpg)

(http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/4686/rrredsmoothbonetrapper0.jpg)

Fit and finish on both are exceptional, especially given their $9.00 price tags. Very little to fault either over. Both have virtually gap free fit all around, nice polish on the blades and bolsters, all blades have even grinds and very sharp edges, both knives sport relatively stout backsprings, both knives have pins polished flush to the scales, and there is no perceivable blade play on any of them.

The Stockman does have a slight hairline gap between the mainblade's backspring and the brass liner, up towards the pivot end about a 1/4" long. Faint and doesn't effect anything, very minor.....

(http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/8828/rrredsmoothbonestockman.jpg)

The Trapper is seamless in it's backspring fit.......

(http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/4686/rrredsmoothbonetrapper0.jpg)

......though the Trapper does have a tiny blemish. On the shield side scale there is a small nick in the bone next to the center pin. A very minor cosmetic issue.

All in all great slipjoints for the money, and two prime examples of what the RR's can be. And at this price point.....unmatched quality for what they are.

2xTap  :tu:

Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: GMArthur on September 28, 2009, 01:04:36 AM
GMArthur,

Well, you got that for a steal....$38.00 for a NIB anything from GEC is a bargain at it's best.

So which Tidoute #73 did you get, Jack or Scout, and what handle material?

2xTap

 It's a Scout model. Bocote wood scales. The only other wooden scale slipjoint I have is an old "tested" stamped Case that was my Grandpa's knife. I always liked wooden scales on a knife and at 38 bucks I couldn't pass it up. I'm still eye balling some #53's though. Just waiting for a deal on something that I "have to have".

 By the way 2xTap I love reading your posts on knifeforums in The Slip Joint. I've been a member there for a while now but just lurk and never post.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on September 28, 2009, 11:34:34 PM
GMArthur,

A Bocote #73 Scout for $38.00.......I'd of jumped on it too. You got that one at a great price. Look forward to seeing pics of it.

Glad you enjoy my ramblings over there. Feel free to jump in anywhere over there and post. It's a good forum with good people who all enjoy the same thing. The more the merrier.......we all have fallen to the "Dark Side" so join on in!  :tu:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: cgk on September 29, 2009, 12:33:34 AM
Perhaps this is blasphemy but does anyone have/like the OHO Case....I like the looks of them....
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Neil on September 29, 2009, 12:41:06 AM
(http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/NKB_Pocket_Tools/1940-bak-2.jpg)

This one and a friend is up in the swap shop at the moment.  Perhaps someone has an interesting USA made slippie they'd like to swap?  Just a thought, it'd be nice to play with something a bit different.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on September 29, 2009, 07:26:37 AM
You'll never, ever break one either :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on September 29, 2009, 06:19:41 PM
I got one of those.  :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on October 05, 2009, 03:34:31 AM
Managed to get some pics done of a few in my recent haul............

Rough Rider Fancy Congress in Mother of Pearl with Abalone shield:
(http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/9703/rrmopfancycongress01.jpg)

Rough Rider Large Stockman in smooth Yellow Delrin:
(http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/1294/rrlargestockmanyellow01.jpg)

Rough Rider "Man Series" Large Stockman in Blue Smooth Bone:
(http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/8456/rrlargestockmanbluebonev.jpg)

Rough Rider Large Stockman in Mother of Pearl with nickle/silver spacers:
(http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/3694/rrlargestockmanpearl01.jpg)

Marble's "Global Series" Jumbo Trapper in Brown Stag Bone:
(http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/8379/marblesbrownjumbotrappeq.jpg)

I got a few more I still need to take pics of. Great quality knives for the money here!  :tu:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: GMArthur on October 05, 2009, 04:57:37 AM
 Well I received my Tidioute #73 yesterday. I have to say that this is by far the dullest knife that I've ever handled. I honestly have spoons in my kitchen that are sharper. I'm starting the process of trying to put an edge on the blades. My sharpening ability is such that I can maintain an already established edge very well by freehanding, but when starting from scratch where basically no edge bevel exists I'm having a hard time.

 I do have to say that from my first impressions of this GEC slipjoint I doubt I will get another from this company. It's a shame as I was looking for a nice single blade with a stag handle. I like GEC's stag much better than what Case offers, but at least the Case knife would be able to cut something. If I manage to get an edge on the blades I will post up some pics of my success. If not then I'll take it in to the machine shop at work and use the belt sander to try and put an edge on it. I will post pics of the destruction that causes as well.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: HBlaine on October 05, 2009, 05:28:26 AM
Well, I'll throw in a couple more of mine.  This is my Kissing Crane Congress, and a Rough Rider Sawcut Bone Stockman.  As you can see, the Stockman is...large...   :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on October 05, 2009, 06:54:24 AM
Well I received my Tidioute #73 yesterday. I have to say that this is by far the dullest knife that I've ever handled. I honestly have spoons in my kitchen that are sharper. I'm starting the process of trying to put an edge on the blades. My sharpening ability is such that I can maintain an already established edge very well by freehanding, but when starting from scratch where basically no edge bevel exists I'm having a hard time.

 I do have to say that from my first impressions of this GEC slipjoint I doubt I will get another from this company. It's a shame as I was looking for a nice single blade with a stag handle. I like GEC's stag much better than what Case offers, but at least the Case knife would be able to cut something. If I manage to get an edge on the blades I will post up some pics of my success. If not then I'll take it in to the machine shop at work and use the belt sander to try and put an edge on it. I will post pics of the destruction that causes as well.
Maybe yours missed quality control ???

I'd shoot them an email mate, and see if they sort it out for you :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: GMArthur on October 05, 2009, 01:29:30 PM
Well I received my Tidioute #73 yesterday. I have to say that this is by far the dullest knife that I've ever handled. I honestly have spoons in my kitchen that are sharper. I'm starting the process of trying to put an edge on the blades. My sharpening ability is such that I can maintain an already established edge very well by freehanding, but when starting from scratch where basically no edge bevel exists I'm having a hard time.

 I do have to say that from my first impressions of this GEC slipjoint I doubt I will get another from this company. It's a shame as I was looking for a nice single blade with a stag handle. I like GEC's stag much better than what Case offers, but at least the Case knife would be able to cut something. If I manage to get an edge on the blades I will post up some pics of my success. If not then I'll take it in to the machine shop at work and use the belt sander to try and put an edge on it. I will post pics of the destruction that causes as well.
Maybe yours missed quality control ???

I'd shoot them an email mate, and see if they sort it out for you :)

 I did email them. However there was so many things wrong that I just began fixing the knife myself. I was planning on the knife being a user so I'm not that picky about the little fit and finish issues. I cannot stand getting a dull knife though. If your in the knife manufacturing business and can't put at least a solid working edge on your knives you won't last long. I've gotten a few Cases that had wire edges or might not have been as sharp as I would like them, but at least they could cut something and only needed a touch up. I don't have a diamond benchstone so I've been working on sharpening up a single blade on the #73 for hours and I'm not there yet. I will see what reply the folks at GEC send me, but I really think I'll stick with Case from now on.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on October 05, 2009, 02:56:14 PM
Well I received my Tidioute #73 yesterday. I have to say that this is by far the dullest knife that I've ever handled. I honestly have spoons in my kitchen that are sharper. I'm starting the process of trying to put an edge on the blades. My sharpening ability is such that I can maintain an already established edge very well by freehanding, but when starting from scratch where basically no edge bevel exists I'm having a hard time.

 I do have to say that from my first impressions of this GEC slipjoint I doubt I will get another from this company. It's a shame as I was looking for a nice single blade with a stag handle. I like GEC's stag much better than what Case offers, but at least the Case knife would be able to cut something. If I manage to get an edge on the blades I will post up some pics of my success. If not then I'll take it in to the machine shop at work and use the belt sander to try and put an edge on it. I will post pics of the destruction that causes as well.
Maybe yours missed quality control ???

I'd shoot them an email mate, and see if they sort it out for you :)

 I did email them. However there was so many things wrong that I just began fixing the knife myself. I was planning on the knife being a user so I'm not that picky about the little fit and finish issues. I cannot stand getting a dull knife though. If your in the knife manufacturing business and can't put at least a solid working edge on your knives you won't last long. I've gotten a few Cases that had wire edges or might not have been as sharp as I would like them, but at least they could cut something and only needed a touch up. I don't have a diamond benchstone so I've been working on sharpening up a single blade on the #73 for hours and I'm not there yet. I will see what reply the folks at GEC send me, but I really think I'll stick with Case from now on.
At least with Case the qualities assured :)

And I agree, they should of at least put a decent edge/bevel on it ::)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: GMArthur on October 05, 2009, 04:16:01 PM
 I did get a nice prompt reply from GEC this morning. They said I could send the knife in with a note describing the problem(s) and they would take care of it for me. This is good. It's nice they stand by their product. I'll probably work on the edge a bit more tonight and if I can't get it where i want I'll send it in and let them have a go at it.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on October 05, 2009, 06:10:06 PM
I did get a nice prompt reply from GEC this morning. They said I could send the knife in with a note describing the problem(s) and they would take care of it for me. This is good. It's nice they stand by their product. I'll probably work on the edge a bit more tonight and if I can't get it where i want I'll send it in and let them have a go at it.
Keep us updated please mate :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on October 05, 2009, 11:05:18 PM
GMArthur,

Sorry to hear your first GEC had problems......that is not normal from them. Of all the ones I own I have not had any F&F issues with them. Matter of fact all the ones I own have had a superb level of fit and finish. As to their edges, they don't come with wide beveled super thin edges. All of mine have usable edges but not razor sharp.

Like in your case I have heard from others that theirs have come dull, or at least not as sharp as they expect. It's a shame it came the way it did, hopefully they will get it squared away promply for you.

Mike,

You mention with Case how their quality is assured. Well, not quite. Case has had some issues over the years with subpar knives getting out. Just like any company sometimes lemons get through. They have good customer service and most problems get rectified, but they are far from perfect.

I own somewhere in the ballpark of a couple hundred Case knives, I have a few with some issues. Nothing major, but they all don't come perfect. One of my most recent Case acquisitions that arrived late last week actually has a gouge in one of the bone scales......looks like a mess up during the jigging process.

Granted, these are the exceptions and not the rule.....but it does happen even with the best companies.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: GMArthur on October 06, 2009, 02:31:39 AM
 I'm going to mail out the knife to GEC tomorrow. It would probably be faster to just drive it to them as I only live a couple of hours away, but I'm lazy  :-\

 I've had bummer knives from many companies. It's how the company handles the customers concerns that matters. If the knife comes back with a decent user edge and they can fix the spring issues then I'll be happy. As far as the knife goes though, I love the design. It's a great size with really useful blade shapes. I think for a hunter this model is the tops. If they can get me straight I'm sure the knife will see many a field dressing. It's a shame as I'm going bow hunting this weekend. Looks like the Case stockman gets the job again. I'll be sure to post here when I get the knife back.


  This thread has been derailed. Nothing new here at MT.org. We now say goodbye to the whiner and his slipjoint problems. Feel free to carry on with your regularly scheduled posting. Show your slippies!
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: GMArthur on October 08, 2009, 11:06:21 PM
 Just a quick update in case anybody still cares.

The good news - Superfast turnaround over at GEC. I think it took 3 days total to get my knife back from the day I mailed it.

The bad news - I guess that nobody over at GEC can get an edge on my knife either. It was returned to me with a note saying "blades have been sharpened". I was unable to cut paper or my thumb with either blade and believe me I was really trying to see if it could cut my thumb.

 So I guess if you don't mind sharpening your brand new knife GEC would be fine. For me it's not acceptable. There are too many quality knife manufacturers who will ship me a sharp knife to be hassled with buying dull ones. I'll post this knife for trade on a couple knife forums and see if I can't find a Boker Copperhead or Case Saddlehorn which are next on my list.

Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gareth on October 08, 2009, 11:13:29 PM
It's a shame to hear that.  For me the very least a knife can do is be able to cut things, otherwise can you really call it a knife?
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Dunc on October 09, 2009, 05:35:51 PM
What are your thoughts on Hen and Rooster ? I ask because I really like this one  :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

http://www.heinnie.com/kcue4r514319/Knives/-UK-Legal-Carry/Hen-&-Rooster/Hen-&-Rooster-Stag-Bull-Rider/p-92-641-662-3638/

Dunc
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on October 09, 2009, 05:37:37 PM
They are meant to be very good and have a good rep.  I would have been all over that one when I was in the market for one, but it is just soooooo expensive.  Picked up a Fight'n Rooster off of BB instead.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on October 09, 2009, 06:16:31 PM
Just a quick update in case anybody still cares.

The good news - Superfast turnaround over at GEC. I think it took 3 days total to get my knife back from the day I mailed it.

The bad news - I guess that nobody over at GEC can get an edge on my knife either. It was returned to me with a note saying "blades have been sharpened". I was unable to cut paper or my thumb with either blade and believe me I was really trying to see if it could cut my thumb.

 So I guess if you don't mind sharpening your brand new knife GEC would be fine. For me it's not acceptable. There are too many quality knife manufacturers who will ship me a sharp knife to be hassled with buying dull ones. I'll post this knife for trade on a couple knife forums and see if I can't find a Boker Copperhead or Case Saddlehorn which are next on my list.


That is poor :-\
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on October 10, 2009, 12:45:17 AM
Just a quick update in case anybody still cares.

The good news - Superfast turnaround over at GEC. I think it took 3 days total to get my knife back from the day I mailed it.

The bad news - I guess that nobody over at GEC can get an edge on my knife either. It was returned to me with a note saying "blades have been sharpened". I was unable to cut paper or my thumb with either blade and believe me I was really trying to see if it could cut my thumb.

 So I guess if you don't mind sharpening your brand new knife GEC would be fine. For me it's not acceptable. There are too many quality knife manufacturers who will ship me a sharp knife to be hassled with buying dull ones. I'll post this knife for trade on a couple knife forums and see if I can't find a Boker Copperhead or Case Saddlehorn which are next on my list.



Well that sucks. I agree, it shouldn't be that way. As I said none of my GEC's came with a scary edge.....or at least an edge to my own standards but they did come usable. My most recent one which arrived yesterday I have to admit came a bit duller than my others. This one would need some sharpening if it was to be a user. It'll cut paper, just not as effortlessly as some of my others.  :think:

I'm wondering if some of these are built by one of their employees, edge grinds anyway, that just does it different. As my others, and many more owned by people I know, have come with usefully sharp edges.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on October 10, 2009, 06:38:56 PM
My latest from GEC has arrived and it is sweet!  :tu:

(http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/6941/gecpioneerivorybone01.jpg)

(http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/6128/gecpioneerivorybone02.jpg)

(http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/7250/gecpioneerivorybone04.th.jpg) (http://img87.imageshack.us/i/gecpioneerivorybone04.jpg/) (http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/4884/gecpioneerivorybone05.th.jpg) (http://img87.imageshack.us/i/gecpioneerivorybone05.jpg/)

These new ones for 2009 are excellent, and I do much prefer the end-cap bolster on this pattern over the barehead. When these showed up it was a given that I was getting one. GEC is calling this version which is a single Spey blade end-capped #23 the Farmer. These are available in either backspring only or with Linerlock.....I got the backspring only version. These are a "1 of 50" run done in 440-C stainless. Mine is serial #22.

(http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/6568/gecpioneerivorybone06.th.jpg) (http://img87.imageshack.us/i/gecpioneerivorybone06.jpg/) (http://img75.imageshack.us/img75/636/gecpioneerivorybone07.th.jpg) (http://img75.imageshack.us/i/gecpioneerivorybone07.jpg/)

These are 4.5" closed and as mentioned the blades are 440-C. Bolsters and shield are nickle/silver, and the liners & pins are brass. The scales on this one are Smooth Ivory Bone, and they are extremely nice. I really like the color, looks like some polished Mastadon Ivory I have seen before.....good looking stuff!

(http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/3555/gecpioneerivorybone08.jpg)

Overall the Fit & Finish is what I have come to expect from GEC.....damn near perfect. There is not a gap to be found, zero blade play, stout backspring, polished throughout (though the blades have a slight hazy look to them), clean and even blade grinds, Scale to bolster fit is seamless as are they to the liners, just superb in fit all around.

(http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/2828/gecpioneerivorybone03.jpg)

I ordered mine from Mike over at CollectorKnives.net (http://www.collectorknives.net/greateastern.html) from his "Early Bird Bonus" section. This included a GEC knife pick with my order. As seen in my pics this one is a non-scaled version. These would go well on a keychain.

One thing I have noticed is the stoutness of the backspring on this one is not as heavy as that of my other 23's. It's stout but not nail-busting. And nowhere near the level of my SARPNT which is also a single Spey Blade #23.

But......while this one is as clean and solid as any GEC I own it does have a fault, the edge! This is the dullest GEC I own and one of the dullest slipjoints in my whole collection. GEC's ain't known for laser-sharp edges but at least my others came fairly usable and at least sharp enough to remove arm hair with some effort. This one doesn't remove arm hair well at all and can barely cut through paper without tearing it. Matter of fact this one is about as close to a "butter knife" as I have gotten in a knife in a long time.

Considering these are priced near $100.00 this is unacceptable. As good as the F&F on these are they should still come with a usable edge......they are a knife after all. A tool specifically designed to cut things! It'd be like getting a screwdriver that won't turn screws or a car that won't drive. Kind defeats the whole purpose of their existance.

I've been hearing about this lately of GEC's coming dull out of the box, like the one GMArthur recently got. I haven't really had one up until now. This is one area GEC really needs to get their act together. In my case I ain't sweating it too much as this is going into the collection and won't be a user. But for those that get these to be used.....you shouldn't have to put an edge on a knife right from the get go when they cost as much as these do.

That aside, the knife is still a beautiful piece and well constructed. I hope that these dull ones are just random flukes and not becoming the standard from them. But regardless of edge, you'd be hard pressed to find a better build on another production knife.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Neil on October 10, 2009, 07:15:01 PM
That's a fine looking knife. Whilst I personally wouldn't be too concerned about receiving a blade with a poor edge, I do agree that on a premium folder like these not having it sharp is just plain strange  :-\
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on October 10, 2009, 07:29:23 PM
Neil,

Most users I know generally are never satified with most factory edges, many I know wind up putting their own edge on a knife that they are going to use and carry. One of the exceptions being Bark Rivers.......they come so damn sharp!

That being said the least a company can do is put a usable edge on their knives so at least it can do it's job out of the box. Seldom have I had a knife come not this way. Even more so the fact of a premium folder with such an awesome build. Quality like this you'd think a hair-popping edge would be standard......they have the technology!

My other GEC's all came with usable edges, not quite hair-poppers but sharp enough. But this one is odd in that it's not even really usable. I can't say enough about their quality as I have been utterly impressed with their level of fit and finish on their knives. But it is a little disheartening to get one with an edge like this.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gareth on October 11, 2009, 01:02:37 PM
That is one handsome knife mate.  :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: GMArthur on October 16, 2009, 10:54:37 PM
 This one came in today. A couple of passes on a piece of leather and this thing is extremely sharp. Excellent fit and finish with everything nice and flush in every position. If you don't own any knives is Case's excellent CV steel hurry and pick one up.

Yella handled CV Trapper

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee262/GMArthur/Case/DSC02229.jpg)

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee262/GMArthur/Case/DSC02227.jpg)

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee262/GMArthur/Case/DSC02225.jpg)

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee262/GMArthur/Case/DSC02231.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on October 16, 2009, 10:56:16 PM
Very nice 8)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on October 16, 2009, 11:05:16 PM
GMArthur,

Nice grab bud!  :tu:

Yellow delrin and the #54 pattern are two classics in their lines, done together with their Chrome Vanadium blade steel and you have a very popular piece.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on October 16, 2009, 11:07:02 PM
Yum  :drool:

Hopefully get some Buck 301 pics up tomorrow.  :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: GMArthur on October 16, 2009, 11:42:33 PM
GMArthur,

Nice grab bud!  :tu:

Yellow delrin and the #54 pattern are two classics in their lines, done together with their Chrome Vanadium blade steel and you have a very popular piece.

2xTap

 Thanks. I'll be picking up a yella peanut in CV for my oldest boys birthday next month. He'll be 8 and in need of a nice Case for his pocket.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on October 17, 2009, 04:09:45 PM
Yum  :drool:

Hopefully get some Buck 301 pics up tomorrow.  :tu:

Benner,

Oh yeah, let's see it. Which did you get, likely one of the new ones in either Black Delrin or Dymondwood? I have only one Buck 301 in my collection at the moment......This one an earlier model back when they were being made by Camillus for Buck:

(http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/9421/buckolder301stockman01.jpg)

(http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/1373/buckolder301stockman02.jpg)

I also got one of the asian import versions, the Buck 371...........

(http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/6364/buckredwood371stockman0.jpg)

......these are real good stockmans as well, these are being built over in China by the same people that make the Rough Riders.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on October 17, 2009, 04:12:09 PM
GMArthur,

Nice grab bud!  :tu:

Yellow delrin and the #54 pattern are two classics in their lines, done together with their Chrome Vanadium blade steel and you have a very popular piece.

2xTap

 Thanks. I'll be picking up a yella peanut in CV for my oldest boys birthday next month. He'll be 8 and in need of a nice Case for his pocket.

GMArthur,

I'm sure your son is going to love that!  :tu:

Just curious......on your CV knives that you use and carry, do you force patina or do you let it develope naturally?

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on October 17, 2009, 04:26:18 PM
2xTap, it is the Dymondwood version.  Lovely, easy to open knife.  Came with a cracking sheath as well.

Did a quick pic the other day, but will do more;

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t41/benniehunts/IMG_2252.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on October 17, 2009, 05:23:21 PM
Benner,

Nice pics bud, and nice knife as well! I totally forgot the new ones came with the pocket sheath. A great little addition.  :tu:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on October 17, 2009, 05:29:31 PM
For those that don't know, the pocket sheath has a clip on the back so makes a great carry option.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: GMArthur on October 17, 2009, 10:02:49 PM
2xTap, it is the Dymondwood version.  Lovely, easy to open knife.  Came with a cracking sheath as well.

Did a quick pic the other day, but will do more;

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t41/benniehunts/IMG_2252.jpg)

 Nice one Benner :tu: I dig that sheath. I'm going to have to pick one of those up.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: GMArthur on October 17, 2009, 10:06:03 PM
GMArthur,

I'm sure your son is going to love that!  :tu:

Just curious......on your CV knives that you use and carry, do you force patina or do you let it develope naturally?

2xTap

 I don't force a patina on them. I do eat a lot of fruit while at work on my lunch break though. After about a week or two of cutting up apples and strawberries my carbon blades get pretty gray.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on October 18, 2009, 07:15:22 PM
GMArthur,

Thanks....was just wondering. It seems to be common practice now for many to force the patina. I'm not one much for Carbon Steel in my slippies, nor am I for patina but I have seen some nice stuff done on knives with the formation of patina.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on October 18, 2009, 07:21:49 PM
Got this one a few days back and the weather cleared up enough to allow me to take some pics.

(http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/3189/gecpioneerbluebone01.jpg)

(http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/4293/gecpioneerbluebone02.jpg)

(http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/953/gecpioneerbluebone07.th.jpg) (http://img269.imageshack.us/i/gecpioneerbluebone07.jpg/) (http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/9126/gecpioneerbluebone08.th.jpg) (http://img33.imageshack.us/i/gecpioneerbluebone08.jpg/)

This one is another single blade #23 Farmer from Great Eastern Cutlery. GEC branded with the Cyclops Steel Works tang stamps.....meaning 440-C stainless bladed, oh yeah! Just the way I like them.  ;)

(http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/8979/gecpioneerbluebone05.jpg)

This one was had through TSA Knives (http://www.shop.tsaknives.com/Great-Eastern-Cutlery_c13.htm) and from a very short serialized limited run of only 9 pieces. Mine is number 7 from that run. One unique thing I noticed about this one is it is serialized differently than my other GEC's that have serial numbers. My others just have the number for which it is of a given run, where this one is actually marked "7-9"....seventh knife of nine produced. Different!

(http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/3305/gecpioneerbluebone03.th.jpg) (http://img193.imageshack.us/i/gecpioneerbluebone03.jpg/) (http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/1155/gecpioneerbluebone04.th.jpg) (http://img340.imageshack.us/i/gecpioneerbluebone04.jpg/)

This particular run of end-capped Farmers is done in a beautiful jigged River Blue Bone and is of typical GEC construction with 440-C stainless blade, nickle/silver bolsters and shield, and brass liners and pins. Fit and finish is also typical of GEC in that it's about as flawless as they come.......solid throughout, no gaps or blade play, stout backspring, and mirror polished externally all the way around.

(http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/4472/gecpioneerbluebone06.jpg)

Aside from the scales it's pretty much identical to my other Farmer.....except this one did come with a more usable edge. A bit sharper than my Smooth Ivory Bone one. Not razor sharp but it will cut through paper without hanging up and does removed arm hair with little effort. It came about average edge wise like most of my others.

All and all another superb piece from the guys over in Titusville!  :tu:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on October 18, 2009, 09:49:18 PM
 :drool: :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on October 18, 2009, 10:01:59 PM
That is very nice mate.  :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: GMArthur on October 18, 2009, 11:10:20 PM
Beautiful knife 2xTap  :tu: . I've been looking at a couple of blue bone knives lately and trying to resist. You are obviously not helping  :twak:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on October 18, 2009, 11:34:18 PM
Thanks guys.......if you get the opportunity to snag a GEC, I highly recommend it!

.........You are obviously not helping  :twak:


I have a tendancy to do that!  :D

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on October 24, 2009, 01:09:20 AM
My Keen Kutter Scout finally arrived after being on back order for ages.

Overall I am pretty happy with it but there are a few flaws that I noticed right off the bat. The major one being the main blade is lazy on closing and the kick does not hold the nail nick high to clear the back of the caplifter. I get the impression that the tang is slightly undersized...there is very little spring tension on it in the closed position. It is possible that the backspring is binding a bit on that end and a little oiling and break-in will solve it. The tension on the remaining 3 blades are good.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on October 24, 2009, 10:03:19 AM
That's beautiful Dave :drool:

Are you going to keep it, or send it back?
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on October 24, 2009, 05:15:46 PM
That's beautiful Dave :drool:

Are you going to keep it, or send it back?
I'm gonna use it  :P
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on October 24, 2009, 05:29:52 PM
Spork,

Nice one bud! The lazy on closing seems to be a consistant problem of a sorts with these as my buddy Marv got one of these when they first came out and his was similar. Bear is making these on old Camillus tooling, and they also just released their own Scout under the Bear MGC brand, done in Stagalon scales with all stainless blades.....SMKW's has them.

My buddy Marv got one of those too and it also has a soft mainblade backspring and is lazy on closing.

Bear has been doing pretty good with their own patterns recently, that I have noticed their QC has gotten better here. But they have now been doing at least 3 patterns that I know of using old Camillus tooling and they have been lacking in the QC department here in some regards.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on October 24, 2009, 05:35:21 PM
Good info Tap. I had a strong impression of Camillus when I first examined it and thought that it might have been made on their tooling.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on October 24, 2009, 06:06:41 PM
That's beautiful Dave :drool:

Are you going to keep it, or send it back?
I'm gonna use it  :P
Good man :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on October 25, 2009, 10:24:33 PM
Here's a couple I just recently got. These are two new patterns added to the most recent Colt Signature Series. Both are 3 1/2" closed Gunstocks and are imports......from my understanding SMKW's is having these made by the same people who build the Rough Riders. But if these two are any example these are built way better than any RR I own. Matter of fact these are the best built Chinese slip's I own or have ever handled.

(http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/9026/coltgunstocks01.jpg)

(http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/6614/coltgunstocks02.jpg)

(http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/5793/coltgunstocks03.jpg)

(http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/8435/coltgunstocks04.jpg)

As mentioned they are 3 1/2" closed, scales are Brown Jigged bone but look more like a Amber Bone. These sport the fancy angled bolsters which are made of nickle/silver and are grooved with the big Colt "C" stamped on the pivot end bolster. Liners and pins are brass. Scales have the Colt prancing pony shield. These knives are mirror polished inside and out, and the polish is flawless.

(http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/9171/coltgunstocks06.jpg)

While the same pattern the difference is in the blades. The first is set-up with a single Saber-type blade sporting dual pulls, one long and the other a short nail-nick along the Clip section of the blade. The second knife done in a more conventional 2-Blade setup with a Spear master blade and a Pen secondary. The blades on both Gunstocks have impeccable grinds and swedges, and extremely sharp edges that are evenly ground. The single blade version also has a blade of noticably thick stock, especially compared to the two blade version. The fit all around on both of these is totally gap-free.................

(http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/3081/coltgunstocks05.th.jpg) (http://img260.imageshack.us/i/coltgunstocks05.jpg/) (http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/2489/coltgunstocks07.th.jpg) (http://img260.imageshack.us/i/coltgunstocks07.jpg/)

The F&F on both had surpised me on a couple of levels. These knives are put together like they were made by Queen or GEC. They are that good. And they have nicely stout backsprings with half-stops, but the blades open so smooth you don't notice the half-stops until they pop into position. Gap-free fit, flawless polish, shaving sharp edges, blades sans any play, stout backsprings, beautifully finished bolsters, gorgeous jigged bone scales fitted seamlessly........these knives are built on a level I have not seen on anything from China ever.

Matter of fact, if the tangs didn't have "China" stamped on them you'd swear these were made here by likes of Case, Queen, CSC, Northwoods, or even GEC. I ain't kidding!

On top of that each knife came in a nicely built dispaly box that is foam lined and cut out with a felt like surface, and the lid is magnetically closed. Real nice.........

(http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/1905/coltgunstocks08.jpg)

I picked these up from a dealer over on Ebay for $21.99 each......for imports this is a bit pricey. But for the level of quality these are at it is well worth it. I just can't get over how well built these things are. I have a ton of import slipjoints from the likes of Rough Rider, Marbles, Kissing Crane, and even another Colt Signature Series from a previous run. And quite a few of these are of incredible quality given their price. But these newer Colt's are even better yet.

I highly recommend these for anyone looking for a inexpensive slipjoint.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: ringzero on October 26, 2009, 03:04:49 PM

(http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/9171/coltgunstocks06.jpg)

I highly recommend these for anyone looking for a inexpensive slipjoint.

2xTap

Both are beautiful 2xTap, but that single blade clip point looks really outstanding to me.

And only a little over 20 bucks!  If Case made that knife they would probably charge 80 to 100 bucks for it.

2xTap, I was hoping to get your opinion on this $2 Rough Rider clone of the Vic Classic:

(http://www.smkw.com/large/knife/RR843.jpg)

http://www.smkw.com/webapp/eCommerce/product.jsp?Mode=Brand&Brand=229&CatalogName=&PriceStart=&PriceEnd=&Feature=&Cat=&filter=&SearchText=&list=10&range=1&order=PriceAsc&SKU=RR843
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on October 26, 2009, 10:54:10 PM
ringzero,

Rough Rider slipjoints are some of the best bang for the buck slippies out there and I own a ton of them.....but I can't say for their attempts at a SAK. Don't own one of these and never handled one. Not sure how they are bud.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: ringzero on October 27, 2009, 05:43:22 AM
ringzero,

Rough Rider slipjoints are some of the best bang for the buck slippies out there and I own a ton of them.....but I can't say for their attempts at a SAK. Don't own one of these and never handled one. Not sure how they are bud.

2xTap

Why don't you own one?  Seems like you own every other Rough Rider pattern and these are only 2 bucks.  ;>

Seriously, if I knew these were fairly decent, then I'd order a dozen or two from SMKW to give away as gifts.

.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on October 29, 2009, 09:12:35 PM
ringzero,

Don't own one of these as they are of little interest to me. And besides, the actual Vic versions are so inexpensive that the cost difference isn't enough for me to even bother really. It's in the larger traditional patterns that the RR's come into their own.......for me anyway.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: ringzero on October 29, 2009, 11:20:11 PM
ringzero,

Don't own one of these as they are of little interest to me. And besides, the actual Vic versions are so inexpensive that the cost difference isn't enough for me to even bother really. It's in the larger traditional patterns that the RR's come into their own.......for me anyway.

2xTap

That's what I figured.  Didn't intend to be critical - was just kidding you about all the myriad RR patterns you buy.  ;>

Seems like you buy more knives in month than I'll probably buy in the next several years.  ;>

.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on October 30, 2009, 02:26:23 AM


That's what I figured.  Didn't intend to be critical - was just kidding you about all the myriad RR patterns you buy.  ;>

Seems like you buy more knives in month than I'll probably buy in the next several years.  ;>

.


ringzero,

No worries bud, I didn't take it that way. I guess I came off sounding a bit different than I intended, my bad.

Anyway, to further explain........these tiny patterns I've never really had a interest in. Even of all the SAK's I own, there is only one Vic Classic in my collection. While I own a few I'm not all that interested in the Cadet sized VIC's either, they are just too small for me.

And while I do like the imported Rough Riders this particular one I had never even really looked at. Now if the Rough Rider line introduced some 91mm clones I would definitely get me some. Rough Rider does make a clone to a older Case Scout Knife pattern that is very nice.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on October 31, 2009, 10:29:16 PM
This one just arrived a day ago. Been a while since I added any Scouts to the collection. I usually stick with the larger patterns as I am not all that fond of tiny knives, but I couldn't beat the price on this one.

(http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/7352/casejuniorscout01.jpg)

(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/5060/casejuniorscout02.jpg)


This one is a fairly new pattern for Case, they call it a Junior Scout. Pattern is a #64090R on this one and is set-up tool wise just like most standard 4-blade Scouts in that it has a Mainblade, Can-Opener, Bottle-Opener/Screwdriver, and a Awl. And like most other Scouts it also has a Bail.

Where this one differs from most other Scout patterns is in size. This Junior Scout is 3 3/8" closed. And it's also much thinner and slender compared to standard Scout/Camper patterns. Here it is alongside one of my Case Campers which is of typical Scout size.........

(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/1526/casejuniorscout04.jpg)

(http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/6640/casejuniorscout05.jpg)

It is small but actually in hand is bigger than I thought it would be. I've handled one of these before and even that one seemed dainty, at least as far as my memory of it went.

Build is real good as is the F&F. Blades/tools are of Case's "Tru-Sharp" stainless, bolsters and shield are nickle/silver, and the liners and pins are brass. Blade and Awl grinds are nicely done and typical of Case....the mainblade is extremely sharp. The knife is polished throughout. Scales on this version are polished Red G-10 and they are nicely executed and fitted here.

Backsprings have a good stoutness to them, the whole knife is virtually gap-free, there is no blade/tool play to be found, it's all put together really well.  :tu:

The only fault I can find, and it is a minor one, is in the backspring for the mainblade. It remains flush like the others when all the blades are closed but when the mainblade is opened fully the backspring here sits a little below flush. You can kind of see it here in this pic below where it looks as though there is a gap in the backspring to liner fit.......

(http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/6136/casejuniorscout03.jpg)

........no gap, just the backspring sitting below everything else.

Outside of that it is a solid well built piece. For those who prefer smaller slipjoints this one would do well. Though I suggest if one is interested in one of these, one should hunt for better prices. These usually go for around $60-$70.......and that is just way too much for these. I snagged this one on auction for $40.00, which is the only reason I own it. Aside from the fact it is a Scout pattern.  ;)

2xTap

Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on October 31, 2009, 10:31:10 PM
That looks like a fantastic starter knife for kids :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on October 31, 2009, 10:43:20 PM
That looks like a fantastic starter knife for kids :tu:

Yes, it does at that! Or for anyone with smallish hands. Would also go well with a First Aid Kit or Survival Kit.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on November 01, 2009, 05:46:44 PM
I got these in a few weeks ago but just finally got around to taking pics of them today. These two are Case fullsize 2-blade Folding Hunters, and both are "First Production Run" pieces that I could not pass up.......I got them both for a song NIB!

(http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/4069/casedafoldinghunter01.jpg)

(http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/5930/casenbfoldinghunter01.jpg)

(http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/3919/casedafoldinghunter02.th.jpg) (http://img509.imageshack.us/i/casedafoldinghunter02.jpg/) (http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/6176/casenbfoldinghunter02.th.jpg) (http://img81.imageshack.us/i/casenbfoldinghunter02.jpg/)

These puppies are 5 1/4" closed, bigger than a Buck 110, to give you an idea of size. The Clip and Skinner blades are made of "Tru-Sharp" Stainless with nickle/silver bolsters. Pins and liners on both are brass. Both are of 2008 production and both sport the Case XX "Longtail C" First Production Run stamp on the pivot end shield side bolster. Scales are bone on both with one being done in Navy Blue jigged bone with the Case Red cloisonne shield, the other Dark Antique jigged bone with the Longtail C Silverscript inlay shield.

(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/9767/casefoldinghunters01.jpg)

Fit and finish on both is excellent, with the Navy Blue one having a couple small issues. On both the blades sport even grinds and very sharp edges, zero blade play, mirror polished throughout, seamless scale fit, heavy backsprings but not nailbreakers, clean tang stamps, everything pretty much flush in fit on both. And both come with nicely embossed leather button snap belt sheathes. These are heavy duty slipjoints.

And while the Dark Antique bone one is flawless, the Navy Blue one has two small issues. One being on the non-shield side scale there is a small gouge in the bone. Looks like a mess up during jigging. The other is also on the non-shield side backspring area, the backspring for the large Clip blade has a small hairline gap about a inch or so long running between it and the liner. Small issues and not really worth mentioning except for the fact I am kinda anal about such things. But all and all not bad.

(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/6249/casedafoldinghunter03.jpg)

(http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/1234/casenbfoldinghunter03.jpg)

Given that, these are still awesome blades. And being that I got both of them NIB for around $55.00 a piece.....the small issues the one has ain't bothering me a bit!  :D

These are my kind of slipjoints!  :tu:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gareth on November 01, 2009, 05:52:42 PM
I'm loving the Dark Antique bone one, very nice. :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on November 01, 2009, 07:19:13 PM
I'm loving the Dark Antique bone one, very nice. :drool:
+1 :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: jzmtl on November 01, 2009, 07:54:03 PM
Is there a summary of what pattern is what? I never figured out what does stockman, trapper or other names mean.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on November 02, 2009, 12:18:49 AM
Gareth,

I like it as well, I also have a Case Large Stockman handled in it. It does make for a sweet looking slippie!

jzmtl,

The names don't necessarily have a meaning per say, they are pattern identifiers. There isn't a general summary for all patterns from all makers on-line that I can find but there is one for Case patterns. It gives descriptions and pics to go along with the names for their slippies. Most of these also apply to other brand names that make similar patterns......go here: http://www.allaboutpocketknives.com/wr_case/patterns_alphabetically/a_c.php

The alphabetical listing is at the top of the page to switch between orders if you are looking for a specific pattern.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: jzmtl on November 02, 2009, 12:55:27 AM
Thanks, now I know what is what, the common ones anyway.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: GMArthur on November 02, 2009, 07:23:28 PM
Here is one everybody should own and carry. A "Yella" Case Sodbuster Jr. in CV. Just a fantastic working knife.

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee262/GMArthur/Case/DSC02315.jpg)

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee262/GMArthur/Case/DSC02318.jpg)

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee262/GMArthur/Case/DSC02321.jpg)

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee262/GMArthur/Case/DSC02316.jpg)

By the way 2xTap a big :tu: on the Hunters.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on November 02, 2009, 08:03:28 PM
I have been thinking about picking up a sodbuster even thought yellow really isn't my thing. They do look very nice indeed - thanks for pics  :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on November 02, 2009, 11:07:16 PM
GMArthur,

I agree.....the Sodbusters are great slippies. I own a few myself.

nuphoria,

Quite a few companies make Sodbuster pattern slips, to include Case you also have those from Queen, Schatt & Morgan, Boker, German Eye, Bulldog, German Bull, Indian Head, Rough Rider, Kissing Crane, Buck Creek, Bear & Son, and a few others all make a Sodbuster. Though you will find most make at least one version in Yellow!

But, Case does have a new Workman Series coming out soon and all of this run is being handled in Blue Delrin. And they have a Large Sodbuster in this run.........

(http://www.smkw.com/large/knife/CA13007.jpg)

............... :tu:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: GMArthur on November 03, 2009, 12:29:46 AM
 Are they going to make the jr. in blue as well. I do believe I need one.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on November 03, 2009, 05:15:12 AM
GMA,

I'm hoping they do a Jr. as well, but so far the only Soddie in this new line I have seen is the Large version.

Although, there is a #75 pattern Large Stockman in this line coming out......

(http://www.smkw.com/large/knife/CA13004.jpg)

.......definite "Must Have" here!  :tu:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: GraysonK on November 03, 2009, 05:16:31 PM
OH that is really really gorgeous!
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on November 03, 2009, 10:50:10 PM
OH that is really really gorgeous!

And very inexpensive as well. While neither place has them in stock yet both SMKW's and Shepherd Hills has them listed on their site. The Large Stockman will be $39.99 at SMKW's and $38.99 at SHC. As for the Large Sodbuster it'll be $24.99 at SMKW and $22.99 at SHC!

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on November 04, 2009, 04:37:00 PM
Just a few pics of my Buck Stockman 301.  THere were more but were so pants that I deleted them, so sorry there are so few.  I have included a couple showing the great pocket sheath that it came with;

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t41/benniehunts/IMG_2273_edited.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t41/benniehunts/IMG_2274_edited.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t41/benniehunts/IMG_2275_edited.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t41/benniehunts/IMG_2276.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t41/benniehunts/IMG_2277.jpg)

I think this knife is fantastic and it has been carried over all of my other knives since it arrived.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on November 04, 2009, 06:00:20 PM
That is lovely, the kitchen counter really is beautiful :drool: :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on November 04, 2009, 07:21:14 PM
Ooh yes, the flecks of grey really bring out the finish on the wood  ;)

It is a very lovely knife though  :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on November 05, 2009, 10:00:58 PM
Benner,

Nice pics bud. Them Buck slippies sure are sweet.

If I ever get off of this Case and GEC slipjoint kick I am on right now I might actually get around to adding more Bucks to my collection. And this one you have will be one of them.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: GMArthur on November 05, 2009, 10:11:47 PM
Nice. Can that pocket sheath be purchased separately anywhere?
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Neil on November 06, 2009, 10:15:19 PM
You're all a bad influence  :pok: :D

Picked these up from Tim via EDC Source today..

(http://www.edcsource.com/thumbnail.php?pic=uplimg/img_100363_59bd83e02ddf557ebb476af1d73cee4c.jpg&w=500&sq=Y&b=Y)

(http://www.edcsource.com/thumbnail.php?pic=uplimg/img_100362_0cf46992f8547cca5e07dc595184ade6.jpg&w=500&sq=Y&b=Y)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: AHB on November 06, 2009, 10:16:43 PM
They're a bit nice..  :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on November 06, 2009, 10:17:31 PM
Very nice :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on November 07, 2009, 06:02:27 PM
Here's a few more I finally got some pics take of. I've had these for a few wekks now, real good quality on these............

(http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/5358/buckcreekdiamondbacks01.jpg)

(http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/7721/buckcreekdiamondbacks02.jpg)

These are Diamondback Stockmans from Buck Creek. Made in Solingen, Germany and are 4 1/4" closed. This is a brand that is kind of under the radar but has been around for quite a while. The quality on them is excellent.

(http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/4072/buckcreekdiamondbacks04.th.jpg) (http://img213.imageshack.us/i/buckcreekdiamondbacks04.jpg/) (http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/8425/buckcreekdiamondbacks03.th.jpg) (http://img214.imageshack.us/i/buckcreekdiamondbacks03.jpg/)

The first one is in Deer Stag and a special edition run done with dual shields. It has both the "Buck Creek" and "Buffalo Creek" shields and tang stamps. I had never heard of "Buffalo Creek" until I saw this one so I am assuming it's another "brand" under the Buck Creek name. The other is standard Buck Creek Diamondback done in smooth Buffalo Horn.

(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/6718/buckcreekdiamondbacks06.jpg)

As mentioned they are both 4 1/4" closed and sport squared bolsters. Blades are 440A stainless steel, bolsters and shields are nickle/silver, pins and liners are brass. The fit and finish on these is very good. Both knives have clean blade grinds with evenly ground edges that are very sharp, all of the blades are mirror polished and are sans any blade play. Bolsters are mirror polished as well but are nicely contoured around their edges making them less pronounced than most other square bolstered stockmans. The backsprings on both knives are fairly stout with good snap to them, but not nailbreakers. The whole backspring area on both have a nice brush polished finish. Fit all around on both is virtually seamless. All parts are fitted very well, and even the Stag version with it's thick handle slabs fit up smoothly to the bolsters as they are tapered down to them and polished smooth here.

(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/9936/buckcreekdiamondbacks05.jpg)

The only fault I can really find on any of them is on the Buffalo Horn version. When the mainblade is opened fully the backspring doesn't rest flush to the back of the knife. The backspring rests here slightly below the rest as you can kind of see in the pic above. Nothing major, and it does rest flush and seamless when the mainblade is closed.....just some nit-picking on my part.

All and all these are excellent Large Stockmans and given their sub-$50.00 price tags are great buys for anyone looking for a well made large framed 3-blade slipjoint.

They get my  :tu: :tu: approval!  :D

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: texasflyfisher on November 07, 2009, 07:40:52 PM
Cool! I recognize 2xTap from other forums! Nice to see you and your knives 2xTap!  :cheers:

Traditional slipjoints are a favorite of mine. I used to have many but I ended up pairing them down to five with these three part of my core EDC rotation.

In order of appearance, a Case XX 6332 reverse gunstock stockman (1940-1964), a Case XX USA 6318 HE stockman (1965-1969), and a Queen City Cutlery SFO amber worm groove canoe in 1095 carbon steel.

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_1qfEvgDcCB0/StT4c2WIKWI/AAAAAAAADPg/5iVsK3zvVQ0/s800/casexx_6332.jpg)
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_1qfEvgDcCB0/StUErrHvtKI/AAAAAAAADP8/mA8GPahnNBc/s800/casexx_6318.jpg)
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_1qfEvgDcCB0/St3Ed0k27YI/AAAAAAAADQs/1QUL60jW49o/s800/queencity_canoe.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on November 07, 2009, 10:26:36 PM
Beautiful knives there mate :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on November 07, 2009, 11:12:34 PM
texasflyfisher,

I remember that Case XX Stockman, haven't seen you in a while bud. Great pics as always.  :tu:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on November 14, 2009, 06:58:31 PM
Some more eye-candy here, my latest Case Classic addition that arrived a couple of days ago......

(http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/2784/caseclassicbrownbonestoj.jpg)

(http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/1510/caseclassicbrownbonestod.jpg)

This one another #40 pattern Jumbo Stockman at 4 3/8" closed built by Queen for the Case Classic Series done back in the 90's. This one is of 1996 production with jigged Brown Bone scales and the XX blade etch, and came mint unused with the factory box and all the associated paperwork.........

(http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/8485/caseclassicbrownbonesto.jpg)

Build quality and F&F is pretty much flawless. Blades are mirror polished 1095 with clean grinds and swedges and hair-popping edges. Bolsters and shield are polished nickle/silver with brass liners and pins. The carbon steel backsprings are brushed finished and quite stout, all blades have real good snap to them. Can't find a gap anywhere on this thing and all blades are sans any lateral play.....it's rock solid in build.

(http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/8485/caseclassicbrownbonesto.jpg)

(http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/8485/caseclassicbrownbonesto.jpg)

I still kick myself for not getting into these earlier when prices were a bit more reasonable. I'm having a hard time finding these now for under $100, and even this one was a slight fight in bidding but managed to pull it for $101.00 but lost out on a second one in another run that went up to $120.00!

But I got a few more of these in my sights and hoping to get lucky on some.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: GraysonK on November 14, 2009, 07:49:54 PM
Oh my!!   :drool:  Those are beautiful!  Wow!  I love this thread!
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: GMArthur on November 14, 2009, 08:30:23 PM
Beautiful Stockman 2xTap. The coloring on the scales really goes well with the mirror polished blades. If you ever decide that you don't want to own that knife anymore please let me know.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on November 14, 2009, 08:46:22 PM
 :drool: :gimme:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on November 14, 2009, 10:53:23 PM
That is gorgeous :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: texasflyfisher on November 14, 2009, 11:12:41 PM
That is a particularly nice stockman 2xTap!  :drool:

I like the rounded bolsters on it. Most large Case stockman have the square bolsters. The rounded ones just seem more comfortable in the pocket. However, at 4 3/8" I am not sure how pocketable this stockman would be.

The long pull, 1095 steel and bone are great! The sheepsfoot blade looks more like a coping blade due to the sharper tip. Still very useful, IMO.

Another great choice!
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on November 15, 2009, 12:07:21 AM
GMArthur,

This particular pattern of Stockman from the Case Classic series is still widely available so if you are interested in one they aren't hard to find. Also, Queen built these in the older Winchester line, you can find these from time to time too. And, Queen is currently building this pattern for the MooreMaker brand of knives with a slightly different mainblade. Here's a Mooremaker #40 pattern in yellow smooth bone.......

(http://www.soonerstateknives.com/MM-5304YSB.jpg)

......they do several different handle materials in these, and they run from about $90.00 to $120.00 or so.

TFF,

Thanks bud! While I prefer square bolstered Stockman's I think this pattern is just right with the rounded bolsters. And as long as you have big pockets this pattern will be quite pocketable!  :D

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: GraysonK on November 15, 2009, 10:16:51 AM
The price of this almost made me choke, but my my my it sure is pretty.  Flash, my green buddy, you might like this.

Case Pocket Worn Bermuda Green Mint Set

http://www.casexx.com/DisplayDetailPage.asp?ProductCode=9729 (http://www.casexx.com/DisplayDetailPage.asp?ProductCode=9729)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on November 15, 2009, 06:30:56 PM
GraysonK,

It is a nice set but these do get pricey. But in truth the price is not too bad considering each of these knives by themselves (of the Mint Set variety) would go for about a $100 a piece if sold separately, a bit more for the larger patterns.

2xTap

Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: GraysonK on November 15, 2009, 07:38:22 PM
GraysonK,

It is a nice set but these do get pricey. But in truth the price is not too bad considering each of these knives by themselves (of the Mint Set variety) would go for about a $100 a piece if sold separately, a bit more for the larger patterns.

2xTap


I know.  :)  Just seeing it all together like that was overwhelming.  I love the bermuda green bone, my little stockman is my pride and joy right now.  I'd love using it, showing it off, or just sitting there looking at it.  I'd like to get a couple more of them and I figure I will eventually.  You are such a great resource for the slipjoint stuff.  I love reading your posts and drooling over the pics.  Thanks, 2xTap.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on November 15, 2009, 11:04:56 PM
Glad you enjoy my posts and pics, and that they help. I always enjoy getting people interested in the traditional patterns. More eye-candy to come........I just received the two Case large stockmans I ordered and I got a sweet Schatt & Morgan on the way. Just waiting for the weather to break here so I can get some pics taken.

If you like the Bermuda Green, as well as the fancy bolsters of the Mint Set runs......Case has fairly recently released a new laser etched series in Bermuda Green called Bermuda Green Ivy. They are actually priced a bit closer to regular production runs but are fancy bolstered like the Mint Sets. Here's a pic of the Trapper in the series........

(http://www.soonerstateknives.com/CA-8814-Case-Green-Ivy-Trapper.jpg)

You can find the rest of them here: http://www.soonerstateknives.com/casebermudagreenivyknives.htm (http://www.soonerstateknives.com/casebermudagreenivyknives.htm)

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: ringzero on November 15, 2009, 11:37:37 PM
The price of this almost made me choke, but my my my it sure is pretty.  Flash, my green buddy, you might like this.

Case Pocket Worn Bermuda Green Mint Set

http://www.casexx.com/DisplayDetailPage.asp?ProductCode=9729 (http://www.casexx.com/DisplayDetailPage.asp?ProductCode=9729)

For some reason, that little green Mini Copperlock has always appealed to me over any other color.

So far I haven't bought one, but every time I look at a pic of one my resolve weakens.

Something about the shape of the blade appeals to me - looks like a perfect gentleman's knife.  Of course since I'm not a gentleman, I have no real need of a gentleman's knife.  ;>

.
   
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: GMArthur on November 17, 2009, 04:14:17 PM
 Got some pics ready of my Case Brothers Sowbelly in red bone. I have owned knives from just about every major knife manufacturer and I have to say that this knife probably has the best fit and finish of any production knife I've handled. I can't find a single flaw on this knife at all. If I had to nit pick something I could say that the "talk" on the spey blade is not as snappy as on the other two blades, but that is being really really picky.

 Here is a shot of the knife all closed up. I think the Sowbelly pattern is very comfortable to use. It seems to fill my hand nicely. The hump or "belly" does really add a lot to the stockman pattern.
(http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs51/i/2009/321/6/5/Case_Brothers_Sowbelly_by_puddwakkr.jpg)

Here is a couple of shots of the main clip blade. Blades are all ground nicely with no rub at all. The edge bevels are also very well done, being very acute and sharp.
(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs50/i/2009/321/c/c/Case_Sowbelly_Open_by_puddwakkr.jpg)

(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs51/i/2009/321/d/a/Case_Sowbelly_Edge_Bevel_by_puddwakkr.jpg)

 The blade stock is a bit thicker than most of my other stockman style knives. Making the backsprings and overall thickness a bit more as well. All the liners and springs are flush.
(http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs50/i/2009/321/e/b/Case_Sowbelly_Spine_pic_by_puddwakkr.jpg)

 This is my first "Case Brothers" stamped knife and I can't say enough how impressed I am with the quality of it. Total thumbs up on this one. :tu:

Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: texasflyfisher on November 17, 2009, 04:32:53 PM
Case makes some really nice sowbelly stockman knives. They are stout like you said and feel quite good in the hand. Schatt & Morgan also makes a fine sowbelly stockman though theirs is just a tiny bit smaller but still excellent. Congrats!  :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on November 17, 2009, 10:34:43 PM
Case knives are certainly growing on me, especially that new green one above - what a beauty  :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on November 21, 2009, 04:30:16 PM
My other Case Classic came in a few days back and the weather has not been cooperating. But I managed to get a few shots of it taken today. Please forgive the cat hair on the blade in the first pic, I had three of my five felines surrounding me on the floor as I took these pics. They acted like they have never seen me do this before and were quite intrigued, particularly of the bright shiney knife I had in front of me......crazy cats!

(http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/3519/caseclassicredsmoothstoj.jpg)

(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/8489/caseclassicredsmoothsto.jpg)

Like my previous one this Stockman is a pattern #40 built by Queen for the Case Classic line. It's of 1998 manufacture and has 1095 carbon steel blades, brass liners and pins, nickle/silver bolsters and shield, and Red smooth bone scales. This one is a bit unique in that of all of these I have seen over the years this is the first one I've come across where the dye of the bone wasn't consistant throughout......as you can see there is a small section at the top of the shield side scale where the dye of the bone didn't get to or didn't take......

(http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/8489/caseclassicredsmoothsto.jpg)

Fit and finish of this one is equal to my others, and that's to say pretty much flawless. Stout backsprings, clean blade grinds, sharp edges, great mirror polish, zero blade play, backsprings remain flush with blades opened or closed, no gaps anywhere, just a quality made product.........

(http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/8489/caseclassicredsmoothsto.jpg)

This one came mint unused and in it's original box but did not have all of the original paperwork. Which is probably why I got it for fairly cheap on auction.  :tu:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on November 21, 2009, 06:05:27 PM
Ok, now here's another one I just recently got and this beast drew alot of "Ohhh's & Ahhh's" from my guys at work.....even from the non-slippie crowd. And I did the same when I pulled it from it's box when it first arrived. Man is this thing sweet!

(http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/2893/smpecanbonestockman01.jpg)

(http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/8011/smpecanbonestockman02.jpg)

These are new for 2009 from Queen Cutlery. This Stockman is one of four versions made for this SFO run of Schatt & Morgan's. As many of you likely know my favorite Stockman pattern is a 4 1/4" square bolstered large Stockman of the Case #75 and Queen #49 pattern variety. This is of the same ilk with a small twist. It is a Gunstock Stockman and is a 4 1/4" closed square bolstered 3-blade beauty.

(http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/3600/smpecanbonestockman05.jpg)

These are short run pieces of only 100 made in each handle material and consist of mirror-polished and swedged 420HC blades, fancy angled and grooved nickle/silver bolsters, brass liners and pins, and a nickle/silver shield. The blade set-up is typical Stockman but the main Clip Point blade features a half-length swedge and sports a long pull as well as a nail nick on the Clip section. The scales on this particular one are jigged Pecan Bone........

(http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/9871/smpecanbonestockman03.jpg)

.......this bone is very close in color and look to the Amber Carved Stag Bone Queen uses on their ACSB Series. Here is a pic of the S&M Pecan Gunstock Stockman (Top) alonside my Queen ACSB Cattle King Stockman (Bottom). As you can see the Pecan Bone is a bit lighter in color (and you can also see the slight difference in the frame design here as well and why it's called a Gunstock Stockman).....

(http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/5203/smpecanbonestockman06.jpg)

Fit and finish is as good as it gets and is the equal of the best I have in my collection. No gaps anywhere, zero blade play and zero blade rub throughout, flawless mirror polish everywhere, clean blade grinds and sharp edges, stout backsprings with real good "Walk & Talk", flush backspring fit with blades opened or closed, the F&F is as seamless and solid as one can get from a production knife. Near custom quality at a price point below $100!

(http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/1783/smpecanbonestockman04.jpg)

These are the kinds of slipjoints I really love to own. Great pattern, great quality, impeccable F&F, and affordable. For those of you that don't know, the Schatt & Morgan brand is the premium line from Queen Cutlery, and it shows!  :2tu:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: crls1 on November 23, 2009, 05:16:36 AM
Ok, my first slipjoint, Case Trapper amber bone, CV steel, f&f is impressive (at least for me), and it's really a beaty! (and I´m going to EDC it)...

Carlos

(http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u111/crls1/Knives/DSC03700.jpg)

(http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u111/crls1/Knives/DSC03701.jpg)

(http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u111/crls1/Knives/DSC03698.jpg)

(http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u111/crls1/Knives/DSC03696.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on November 23, 2009, 07:18:38 AM
Very nice Carlos :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Freudian Frog on November 23, 2009, 08:17:19 AM
This thread gives me pleasure seizures. =(

:gimme:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on November 27, 2009, 07:34:54 PM
Got these in a week or so ago and the weather finally cleared up for me to take some pics. Both are #75 pattern Case Large Stockmans....easily my favorite Stockman pattern. The top one is in Mediterranean Blue Bone with the Longtail C Silverscript shield and the bottom one is from their new American Workman Series in jigged Blue Delrin.

(http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/8812/casemedbluelargestockma.jpg)

(http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/7023/casebluedelrinlargestoc.jpg)

(http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/8812/casemedbluelargestockma.th.jpg) (http://img80.imageshack.us/i/casemedbluelargestockma.jpg/) (http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/7023/casebluedelrinlargestoc.th.jpg) (http://img405.imageshack.us/i/casebluedelrinlargestoc.jpg/)

Both sit in at 4 1/4" closed with Tru-Sharp stainless blades, Nickle/Silver bolsters and shields, and brass pins and liners.

(http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/8812/casemedbluelargestockma.jpg)

(http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/7023/casebluedelrinlargestoc.jpg)

The Mediterranean Blue is of more typical Case finish in that everything is polished to a mirror shine and it sports some nicely jigged bone. The American Workman version is a more economical run of knives and while polished in the backspring area and on the bolsters, the blades are done in a satin brush finish.

Fit and finish on both is really good but with a few small glitches. The Mediterranean Bone version has a little blade rub between the Spey and Sheepsfoot blade, and the Blue delrin piece has a slight hairline gap about a inch long that runs between the Spey blade backspring and the brass backspring spacer. Just a couple small hiccups in what are otherwise excellently fitted pieces.

(http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/8812/casemedbluelargestockma.jpg)

(http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/7023/casebluedelrinlargestoc.jpg)

Both have clean blade grinds and razor sharp edges, zero blade play all around, both have nicely stout backspring but are still easy to to open and close, all backsprings sit flush with the blades opened or closed, and aside from the one mention they are both virtually gap free in fit throughout.

Add in their inexpensive cost which for me was $41.99 for the Med Blue Bone and $30.99 for the Blue Delrin version, and you have some great American-made Large Stockmans......and they fit right in with the rest of my Stockman collection!  ;)

2xTap   :2tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: texasflyfisher on November 27, 2009, 08:41:45 PM
Nice stockman knives 2xTap! I kind of like the satin brushed look on the blades on the Workman model. I am thinking that a shadow version of the workman (no bolsters) would look particularly nice.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: yellowhammer on November 27, 2009, 08:43:34 PM
This is my current slippy selection;

(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n275/yellowhammer_01/cutlery%20and%20gear/slippies/2009_1122slippies0001.jpg)

Vic. Huntsman rescaled in yew by a chap on BB, Klaas Harness Jack that I'm sure I reviewed on here ages ago, Trevor Ablett Wharnie in stag, UKPK and CC sodbuster. Good, eh? :D

Old 'uns that are no longer with me;

(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n275/yellowhammer_01/cutlery%20and%20gear/slippies/poshunsopen.jpg)

Shing and Falkniven U1.

(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n275/yellowhammer_01/cutlery%20and%20gear/slippies/spydiesopen.jpg)

UKPK and Pride.

(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n275/yellowhammer_01/cutlery%20and%20gear/slippies/vicsopen.jpg)

Solos, one in cocobolo.

(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n275/yellowhammer_01/cutlery%20and%20gear/slippies/stockmenopen.jpg)

Stockmen, one cheapy and a Case.

(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n275/yellowhammer_01/cutlery%20and%20gear/slippies/flyagaricshornecp06ukpk.jpg)

My favourite UKPK pic. :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on November 27, 2009, 09:45:17 PM
Damn fine collection you've had there mate :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: ringzero on November 27, 2009, 09:55:19 PM

Add in their inexpensive cost which for me was $41.99 for the Med Blue Bone and $30.99 for the Blue Delrin version, and you have some great American-made Large Stockmans......and they fit right in with the rest of my Stockman collection!  ;)

2xTap   :2tu:

Beautiful Stockmans (Stockmen?) there 2xTap.

Really love the look of those Blue Bone scales, although the Blue Delrin isn't bad looking either.  The reasonably priced Blue Delrin model would be a great EDC knife for nearly anyone.

Hope that Case can continue making models like these in America, and selling them at very reasonable prices, despite the cutthroat competition from Rough Rider and other Chinese outfits.

.
 
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on November 28, 2009, 12:13:14 AM
I'd give my left nut for a Shing slippy.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on November 28, 2009, 04:19:25 AM
I'd give my left nut for a Shing slippy.
:o :ahhh

I like that Klass Harness Jack (http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/2803/thumbup6ly.gif)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Sean on November 28, 2009, 04:34:04 AM
These knife threads are turning out to be fine indeed!  :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: yellowhammer on November 28, 2009, 09:19:18 AM
The Shing was nice Ben, but heavy and a pig to open. It was also D2, and not so easy to sharpen (at least for me). It was as close to a fixed blade as a slippy can get though - when it was open it was rock solid and took a definite effort to close.

The Klaas is from the 50s, a chap on BB found a load of them somewhere as NOS. It really is the business.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on November 28, 2009, 05:01:59 PM
These knife threads are turning out to be fine indeed!  :drool:

I bit too fine though as I am seriously tempted by everything.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Sean on November 28, 2009, 08:12:14 PM
These knife threads are turning out to be fine indeed!  :drool:

I bit too fine though as I am seriously tempted by everything.

your not alone... :-\
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on November 28, 2009, 08:24:59 PM
Lovely pieces there Ian.  :)

You a lefty?
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: yellowhammer on November 28, 2009, 11:36:17 PM
Lovely pieces there Ian.  :)

You a lefty?

I am a sinister type, yes. :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gareth on November 29, 2009, 01:15:35 AM
Lovely pieces there Ian.  :)

You a lefty?

I am a sinister type, yes. :D

Not just me that spotted that then?  :D  As yet another sinister type I pay far to much attention to what hand others' are using. :-[
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on December 02, 2009, 03:26:31 PM
I'm getting that slippy itch again.  ::)  Really fancy an old carbon steel Case or something that has patina and marks all over it.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on December 02, 2009, 06:19:00 PM
Lovely pieces there Ian.  :)

You a lefty?

I am a sinister type, yes. :D

Not just me that spotted that then?  :D  As yet another sinister type I pay far to much attention to what hand others' are using. :-[


Me too; something I don't think rightys notice so much. It's a pain being limited to knives which can be changed over so I'm always keeping an eye out for them.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: yellowhammer on December 02, 2009, 08:07:23 PM
As a tiny act of rebellion, unnoticed by anyone, I won't buy knives that aren't ambidextrous. It makes no difference to anyone, but I get a warm, happy feeling for sticking it to The Man. Yeah! :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on December 02, 2009, 08:52:11 PM
As a tiny act of rebellion, unnoticed by anyone, I won't buy knives that aren't ambidextrous. It makes no difference to anyone, but I get a warm, happy feeling for sticking it to The Man. Yeah! :D

I pretty much feel the same way as I like to carry folders on a clip, tip up, left hand side... not too much to ask is it?  :think:

I didn't realise the SAKs were kind of right handed until someone pointed it out here. It doesn't really impede their use for me though. The thing that really miffs me is my Charge being OH for rightys only :(
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Neil on December 02, 2009, 10:21:49 PM
I'm getting that slippy itch again.  ::)  Really fancy an old carbon steel Case or something that has patina and marks all over it.

I did warn you the Vaseline was only a temporary measure and you really should go to the clinic with that ::)

As a tiny act of rebellion, unnoticed by anyone, I won't buy knives that aren't ambidextrous. It makes no difference to anyone, but I get a warm, happy feeling for sticking it to The Man. Yeah! :D

I pretty much feel the same way as I like to carry folders on a clip, tip up, left hand side... not too much to ask is it?  :think:

I didn't realise the SAKs were kind of right handed until someone pointed it out here. It doesn't really impede their use for me though. The thing that really miffs me is my Charge being OH for rightys only :(

Except for the 111mm liner lock SAKs which are much easier to deal with if you're a lefty.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on December 02, 2009, 11:17:41 PM
Always said I'd get more pics up of this one but I never got round to it.

I have loads of mixed felings about this one.  This was the knife I believe I always wanted, but there is just something about it that just doesn't click with me.  It is gorgeous, but I have come close to parting with it many times and TBH the only reason I haven't is because I know I will lose out on it money wise.  Hopefully one day it will click with me.

This was custom made by Russel White of Taylor Eye Witness;

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t41/benniehunts/IMG_2363.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t41/benniehunts/IMG_2364.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t41/benniehunts/IMG_2366.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t41/benniehunts/IMG_2368.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t41/benniehunts/IMG_2369.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t41/benniehunts/IMG_2370.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t41/benniehunts/IMG_2372.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t41/benniehunts/IMG_2373.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t41/benniehunts/IMG_2374.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t41/benniehunts/IMG_2375.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t41/benniehunts/IMG_2376.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t41/benniehunts/IMG_2377.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t41/benniehunts/IMG_2379.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t41/benniehunts/IMG_2378.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on December 02, 2009, 11:21:54 PM
I know what you mean about not clicking with something like that. Beautiful as it is (especially that lovely file work), I never end up carrying things like that and getting the best out of them.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: texasflyfisher on December 03, 2009, 01:38:51 AM
That's a nice jack Benner! Face it, you gotta love that blade shape.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on December 03, 2009, 01:40:20 AM
I think I regret getting a clip point on it though.  The blade shape is just a tad boring I think.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: yellowhammer on December 03, 2009, 03:49:15 PM
I know what you mean about not clicking with something like that. Beautiful as it is (especially that lovely file work), I never end up carrying things like that and getting the best out of them.

That's the problem I had with the Shing, I just didn't feel anything for it, didn't use it and sold it on. On t'other hand though sometimes it works the other way - I love my little sodbuster when I really didn't expect to.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Poncho65 on December 03, 2009, 11:24:38 PM
I think I regret getting a clip point on it though.  The blade shape is just a tad boring I think.

Beautiful :drool:  but I kinda see your point on the clip point :D I have found myself being drawn back to my old 2 bladed Boker congress knife with the sheepsfoot blade :) I really am beginning to really go for that blade shape now

Out of curiosity what blade shape might you have went with if you had to do it over :think:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on December 04, 2009, 12:21:57 AM
LOL  :D  My post was meant to read "regret NOT getting a clip point on it" so I'd get a clip point.  :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on December 04, 2009, 12:35:33 AM
I prefer clip points to spear points too, just something more clean and precise looking about them I think.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Neil on December 05, 2009, 01:39:52 AM
I'm with Poncho on the sheeps foot, I'm not overtly fond of clip points.  Look good but for the stuff I use a blade for not ideal.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Poncho65 on December 05, 2009, 06:24:01 AM
LOL  :D  My post was meant to read "regret NOT getting a clip point on it" so I'd get a clip point.  :D

Looking back at the pics I can see that now :D but when I read that I guess my eyes saw spear point but brain registered clip point :D I would go with sheepsfoot  :D :D Still a beautiful knife :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Poncho65 on December 05, 2009, 06:25:05 AM
I'm with Poncho on the sheeps foot, I'm not overtly fond of clip points.  Look good but for the stuff I use a blade for not ideal.

Plus they are wicked easy to sharpen with just the single straight edge :cheers:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gareth on December 05, 2009, 11:20:30 AM
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that I really like it as a spear point. :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on December 05, 2009, 05:30:26 PM
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that I really like it as a spear point. :)


Well for just £100 it could be yours!  :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gareth on December 05, 2009, 05:42:09 PM
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that I really like it as a spear point. :)


Well for just £100 it could be yours!  :D

....but not quite that much. :o
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on December 05, 2009, 06:14:03 PM
Ok, as you're a mate, £90.  :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on December 05, 2009, 06:25:29 PM
Benner,

Not quite my style but a beautiful piece all the same. And real nice pics of it as well. Some great shots there that show off it's finer details. Good stuff bud!  :tu:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Sean on December 05, 2009, 06:42:24 PM
Ben,

thats a real beaut!  Good for some long session cutting, the handle looks quite comfortable.  :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gareth on December 06, 2009, 02:36:38 AM
Ok, as you're a mate, £90.  :D

Ah, call it a fiver including P&P and I could just about afford it. :-\
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: revolvergeek on December 15, 2009, 09:32:50 PM
I have sort of been on a Case two bladed Jack knife kick lately. The 3299 1/2 (big yellow one) will need a bit of work to clean the edges up (looks like somebody tried to sharpen it with a file or a grinder  :twak: ) but the others just need their edges touched up.

(http://www.fototime.com/2F5755CC98FD435/orig.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Neil on December 16, 2009, 01:48:21 AM
The big yellow fellow does look nice :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: DaveK on December 16, 2009, 01:55:42 AM
OMG - a thread where I can legitimately post pictures of my new toy, but haven't yet  :ahhh

(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e10/DaveK-ToolPics/RobinHood024.jpg)

Fixed :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on December 16, 2009, 06:56:19 AM
Fantastic shot Dave :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: AHB on December 16, 2009, 09:24:53 PM
OMG - a thread where I can legitimately post pictures of my new toy, but haven't yet  :ahhh

(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e10/DaveK-ToolPics/RobinHood024.jpg)

Fixed :D
Beautiful picture..  :tu:
(Please stop posting Spydie pics, or I have to put the DK penknife on the wishinglist too...)  :P  :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: DaveK on December 17, 2009, 07:23:18 PM
Cheers guys :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: David Bowen on December 20, 2009, 03:42:43 PM
Well guys I have gone off the deep end, with help from Unsub my slip joint collection has soared to include 9 more slippies. For like a month I have carried slip joints and a one hander has not entered my pocket at all. Folks like Jack Knife on another forum and Latino Heat on our own forum here have pushed me me over the edge and I have become a slip joint lover once again. Let me show you what I got....

(http://i312.photobucket.com/albums/ll329/dabinga/my-collection.jpg)

(http://i312.photobucket.com/albums/ll329/dabinga/USNPostItems871.jpg)

The blue case was tradded away before I got these but two more additions are not in the picture, a yellow handled rough rider peanut and a US Classic whittler. What you say guys? Do I have the fever? BTW I think I have a growing love for Barlow knives and I might have to acquire more.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: cryptrick on December 20, 2009, 05:31:44 PM
Great collection of slippies there David :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: GraysonK on December 20, 2009, 06:02:24 PM
David,
What is that lovely one on the top left of the second picture?  I like that!  Great collection and fantastic pics!  :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: David Bowen on December 20, 2009, 09:10:54 PM
It's a case amber bone canoe, it's my first canoe and I like it pretty much.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: GraysonK on December 20, 2009, 11:41:03 PM
It's a case amber bone canoe, it's my first canoe and I like it pretty much.
It's verrrry nice!   :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: DaveK on December 21, 2009, 01:24:35 AM
Here's my slippies.

(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e10/DaveK-ToolPics/Slippies001.jpg)

From left to right:

- Spyderco Bug

- Case Crown Pen-Knife Pattern #78 (more info about it here (http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,7206.0.html)).

- Spyderco UKPK

- ABL British Army Knife (1951)

- CRKT Edgie

That's it folks.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: texasflyfisher on December 24, 2009, 03:28:56 PM
Very nice collections!

David, that little Case peanut is a cutting laser ain't it?  ;)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: DaveK on December 24, 2009, 03:49:14 PM
I got a new slippy this morning. I ordered it a few days ago and they reckoned it was out of stock, so when it arrived this morning it was a nice surprise.

Very, very cheap, but a bit natty!

(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e10/DaveK-ToolPics/Handy%20Helper/HandyHelper001.jpg)
(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e10/DaveK-ToolPics/Handy%20Helper/HandyHelper002.jpg)
(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e10/DaveK-ToolPics/Handy%20Helper/HandyHelper004.jpg)
(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e10/DaveK-ToolPics/Handy%20Helper/HandyHelper005.jpg)
(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e10/DaveK-ToolPics/Handy%20Helper/HandyHelper008.jpg)
(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e10/DaveK-ToolPics/Handy%20Helper/HandyHelper013.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on December 24, 2009, 05:28:17 PM
I saw those and was intrigued.  What is the quality like?
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: DaveK on December 24, 2009, 05:29:00 PM
Awful. But it doesn't need to be great I suppose.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on December 24, 2009, 05:33:09 PM
LOL  :rofl:  I expected as much.

Certianly has the weird factor that one.  :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: DaveK on December 24, 2009, 05:34:54 PM
It's not really that bad, especially for 7.95 including delivery.

The ruler's good, which is what I got it for :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on December 27, 2009, 02:05:29 AM
Here is the beauty my better half got me for Christmas this year. A Yellowhorse "Mustang" Trapper.

(http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/349/yellowhorsecasetrapper0w.jpg) (http://img64.imageshack.us/i/yellowhorsecasetrapper0w.jpg/)

(http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/9702/yellowhorsecasetrapper0.jpg)

(http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/9702/yellowhorsecasetrapper0.jpg)

It's built on a 2008 Case #3254 Fullsize Trapper with Tru-Sharp stainless blades. The knife itself sports a nickle/silver "Mustang" shield centered up on some healthy slabs of Leopard Stone which are accented with nickel/silver spacers and bookended by bands of Green Malichite and Black Onyx.

The nickle/silver bolsters are fully worked and both blades have full length filework along the spines. The backsprings were left smooth. Fit and finish of everything is flawless. The knife came in a real nice Brian Yellowhorse engraved wood display box with fitted blue felt inserts and the Brian Yellowhorse certificate.

(http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/9702/yellowhorsecasetrapper0.jpg)

It's a beautiful knife, but I did find something a bit odd with this one. While the knife came in a "Brian Yellowhorse" box and came with a "Brian Yellowhorse" certificate.....the backside of the mainblade is actually engraved with the signature of Ron Yellowhorse......Brian's brother. Interesting!  :think:

(http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/9702/yellowhorsecasetrapper0.th.jpg) (http://img51.imageshack.us/i/yellowhorsecasetrapper0.jpg/) (http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/9702/yellowhorsecasetrapper0.th.jpg) (http://img690.imageshack.us/i/yellowhorsecasetrapper0.jpg/)...click on thumbs for larger view!

Not sure of the particulars of this, figured maybe it was a mix up possibly in packaging, but the knife came from Richard Harris, the largest Yellowhorse dealer I know of and also a friend of the Yellowhorse family.....and checking on the old listing for this knife he even states it's a Brain Yellowhorse piece with Ron's signature. Possibly a piece done over by both or something, not sure. I am going to e-mail Brian next week to find out for sure.

But anyway, I couldn't be happier. I love these Yellowhorse custom pieces!  :2tu:

2xTap  :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Sean on December 27, 2009, 06:55:20 AM
Very nice 2tap!
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on December 27, 2009, 05:00:52 PM
That is lovely mate.  :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on December 27, 2009, 07:07:38 PM
Love the file work :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on December 27, 2009, 08:41:24 PM
Thanks guys! I am a real fan of the work the Yellowhorse family does. And lucky for me I have a wife that also likes the inlay stuff they do. This is the third Christmas she has gotten me something from them.

Next Christmas ain't going to get here fast enough!   :rofl:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: David Bowen on January 05, 2010, 01:22:02 AM
Call this one a Yellow Horse wanna be, picked it up at KMart today....

(http://i312.photobucket.com/albums/ll329/dabinga/newschradeturq.jpg)

(http://i312.photobucket.com/albums/ll329/dabinga/newschradeturq2.jpg)

(http://i312.photobucket.com/albums/ll329/dabinga/newschradeturq3.jpg)

It's a Schrade custom with turquoise and pearl handles, file worked backsprings and blades too.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: DaveK on January 12, 2010, 11:40:07 PM
Here you go slip-joint fans - check this one out.

Is it worth what he's asking for it?

http://www.britishblades.com/forums/showthread.php?95836-Bill-Ruple-3-Blade-split-spring-slip-joint
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Freudian Frog on January 12, 2010, 11:45:27 PM
Is it worth what he's asking for it?

If you have to ask the question the answer is already no.

I know this without even being able to view the thread. :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: DaveK on January 12, 2010, 11:51:11 PM
Well obviously it ain't worth it to me - duh!

I meant to the people who collect these things.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on January 12, 2010, 11:54:26 PM
Looks great, but I think I'll pass.  :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Sazabi on January 12, 2010, 11:56:29 PM
Someone please post the pictures here, for us non-members? XD
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: DaveK on January 12, 2010, 11:58:40 PM
Here you go:

Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Sazabi on January 13, 2010, 12:15:04 AM
Thanks, Dave.  It's pretty, that's certain, but it'd be too thick, I think, for a simple slippie that's not a SAK. ^^;
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: DaveK on January 13, 2010, 12:19:17 AM
Ah, of course you won't have seen the price!

He wants 950 Euros for it (reduced from 1,000 euros).

Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on January 13, 2010, 12:23:45 AM
Well, I can't see the thread you linked to but I am familiar with Bill's work, and seeing how it's a 3-blader and in Stag I am going to assume the price is probably in the $1400-$1500 range, maybe a touch more as this one has full filework and it's a Splitback.

For me, ain't no knife worth that much. Artwork at some of it's finest though it may be, excellent craftsmanship, some of the best in custom slippies........for the price of that knife I could get a sweet AR or decked out 1911. No thanks!

Hell, even when I have it to blow I am hard pressed to spend up around $300 for a knife. And it's got to be one hell of a knife for me to do that!

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on January 13, 2010, 12:59:44 AM
So gotta get me one of these http://heinnie.com/product.asp?s=fwytr41033095&strParents=&CAT_ID=0&P_ID=4848
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: jzmtl on January 13, 2010, 01:05:31 AM
Heh, I've been thinking if I should get a RR stockman/toothpick too, but I just don't use one often to justify it.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on January 13, 2010, 07:27:04 AM
So gotta get me one of these http://heinnie.com/product.asp?s=fwytr41033095&strParents=&CAT_ID=0&P_ID=4848
They do look the part don't they :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on January 13, 2010, 07:02:17 PM
Another one just added that I like the look of http://heinnie.com/product.asp?s=m3x6sx1036676&strParents=&CAT_ID=0&P_ID=4855
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: ringzero on January 13, 2010, 09:13:02 PM
Another one just added that I like the look of http://heinnie.com/product.asp?s=m3x6sx1036676&strParents=&CAT_ID=0&P_ID=4855

Looks very nice from the pic.

Maybe 2xTap will enlighten us.  IIRC, he has commented favorably on the F and F of the Chinese made Colt knives.

.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Neil on January 13, 2010, 09:20:16 PM
So gotta get me one of these http://heinnie.com/product.asp?s=fwytr41033095&strParents=&CAT_ID=0&P_ID=4848
They do look the part don't they :)

I just wish they wouldn't write stuff on the blade.  I see it on a lot of knives and really don't like it.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Sazabi on January 13, 2010, 09:26:01 PM
So gotta get me one of these http://heinnie.com/product.asp?s=fwytr41033095&strParents=&CAT_ID=0&P_ID=4848
They do look the part don't they :)

I just wish they wouldn't write stuff on the blade.  I see it on a lot of knives and really don't like it.

You and me both, Neil... one reason why I don't like the few GEC knives of which I don't mind the styles. >.>
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: ringzero on January 13, 2010, 09:33:39 PM
So gotta get me one of these http://heinnie.com/product.asp?s=fwytr41033095&strParents=&CAT_ID=0&P_ID=4848
They do look the part don't they :)

I just wish they wouldn't write stuff on the blade.  I see it on a lot of knives and really don't like it.

Usually it's not too hard to remove if you don't like it.

.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on January 13, 2010, 10:09:12 PM
I don't mind too much on a blade.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on January 13, 2010, 11:10:58 PM
Another one just added that I like the look of http://heinnie.com/product.asp?s=m3x6sx1036676&strParents=&CAT_ID=0&P_ID=4855

Looks very nice from the pic.

Maybe 2xTap will enlighten us.  IIRC, he has commented favorably on the F and F of the Chinese made Colt knives.

.


If you go back to around the 25th of October in this very thread you will find my review of this particular Colt Gunstock and the other 2-blade Gunstock they released. These are very well made slippies for the money.

The fit and finish of mine surpass any of my Rough Riders, and are the equal of many higher priced U.S. and German slips I got. I was really impressed by these.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on January 13, 2010, 11:21:50 PM
There are a few on that site http://heinnie.com/3v34qp1038277/Knives/Colt/c-1-92-128/  Look great for the money.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gareth on January 14, 2010, 03:45:47 PM
Well I got my Rough Rider Canoe in White Bone in and I can honestly say I'm blow away by the fit and finish on such a cheap knife. :o  While I can see one or two tiny imperfections I really am being hyper-fussy to even mention them.  Here is a couple of pics.

(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss260/gareth_SAKs/overflow/DSCF2102.jpg)

(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss260/gareth_SAKs/overflow/DSCF2110.jpg)

Not bad for less than £9 delivered. :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on January 14, 2010, 07:08:46 PM
That does look a hell of a lot of knife for the money :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: texasflyfisher on January 14, 2010, 07:26:21 PM
That really is a nice looking canoe! I like the match-striker nail nicks. Also not having a shield gives it a nice clean look. The fluted bolsters are classy, too.  :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gareth on January 14, 2010, 07:31:18 PM
That really is a nice looking canoe! I like the match-striker nail nicks. Also not having a shield gives it a nice clean look. The fluted bolsters are classy, too.  :tu:

This has to be one of the really nice things about it; no badges on the scales and very little on the blade.  One side of the main blade does say "440 razor sharp steel" but I suspect I'll be able to mostly rub this away.  I do like a nice clean looking knife. :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on February 04, 2010, 07:45:34 PM
I got one of these today, and I'm gobsmacked at how good it is, for so little money :tu:

http://www.heinnie.com/Knives/Rough-Rider/Rough-Rider-Congress/p-92-602-4141/
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gareth on February 04, 2010, 07:49:29 PM
I got one of these today, and I'm gobsmacked at how good it is, for so little money :tu:

http://www.heinnie.com/Knives/Rough-Rider/Rough-Rider-Congress/p-92-602-4141/

The Rough Rider's are good aren't they? :tu:  What scales did you get?
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on February 04, 2010, 07:51:57 PM
I got one of these today, and I'm gobsmacked at how good it is, for so little money :tu:

http://www.heinnie.com/Knives/Rough-Rider/Rough-Rider-Congress/p-92-602-4141/

The Rough Rider's are good aren't they? :tu:  What scales did you get?
Orange bone :)

I though seeing as it has no means of attaching a lanyard, it'd better be easy to spot if I drop it :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Magic Bus on February 04, 2010, 07:55:39 PM
I got one of these today, and I'm gobsmacked at how good it is, for so little money :tu:

http://www.heinnie.com/Knives/Rough-Rider/Rough-Rider-Congress/p-92-602-4141/

The Rough Rider's are good aren't they? :tu:  What scales did you get?
Orange bone :)

I though seeing as it has no means of attaching a lanyard, it'd better be easy to spot when I drop it :D

 :D ;)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on February 04, 2010, 08:02:17 PM
I got one of these today, and I'm gobsmacked at how good it is, for so little money :tu:

http://www.heinnie.com/Knives/Rough-Rider/Rough-Rider-Congress/p-92-602-4141/

The Rough Rider's are good aren't they? :tu:  What scales did you get?
Orange bone :)

I though seeing as it has no means of attaching a lanyard, it'd better be easy to spot when I drop it :D

 :D ;)
Ben, the BUTTON if you will >:( :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Magic Bus on February 04, 2010, 08:15:27 PM
I got one of these today, and I'm gobsmacked at how good it is, for so little money :tu:

http://www.heinnie.com/Knives/Rough-Rider/Rough-Rider-Congress/p-92-602-4141/

The Rough Rider's are good aren't they? :tu:  What scales did you get?
Orange bone :)

I though seeing as it has no means of attaching a lanyard, it'd better be easy to spot when I drop it :D

 :D ;)
Ben, the BUTTON if you will >:( :D

Sorry, I just felt mischevious .. the voices made me do it  :D :ahhh :D :ahhh
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on February 04, 2010, 08:17:22 PM
I got one of these today, and I'm gobsmacked at how good it is, for so little money :tu:

http://www.heinnie.com/Knives/Rough-Rider/Rough-Rider-Congress/p-92-602-4141/

The Rough Rider's are good aren't they? :tu:  What scales did you get?
Orange bone :)

I though seeing as it has no means of attaching a lanyard, it'd better be easy to spot when I drop it :D

 :D ;)
Ben, the BUTTON if you will >:( :D

Sorry, I just felt mischevious .. the voices made me do it  :D :ahhh :D :ahhh
That's no excuse >:( Your an adult don't you know >:( :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on February 04, 2010, 08:18:07 PM
Now I'm after a traditional, legal slippy, but with premium steel ::)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Magic Bus on February 04, 2010, 08:23:14 PM
Now I'm after a traditional, legal slippy, but with premium steel ::)

A Case with CV steel or something posher?
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on February 04, 2010, 08:25:08 PM
Now I'm after a traditional, legal slippy, but with premium steel ::)

A Case with CV steel or something posher?
I'm thinking D2 or S30v or similar :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Magic Bus on February 04, 2010, 08:31:11 PM
Now I'm after a traditional, legal slippy, but with premium steel ::)

A Case with CV steel or something posher?
I'm thinking D2 or S30v or similar :)

Ah, right posh then  :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on February 04, 2010, 08:32:25 PM
Now I'm after a traditional, legal slippy, but with premium steel ::)

A Case with CV steel or something posher?
I'm thinking D2 or S30v or similar :)

Ah, right posh then  :D
Nothing but the finest for one such as I :D

I'm leaning towards a Queen Congress atm :think:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gareth on February 04, 2010, 08:44:09 PM
I got one of these today, and I'm gobsmacked at how good it is, for so little money :tu:

http://www.heinnie.com/Knives/Rough-Rider/Rough-Rider-Congress/p-92-602-4141/

The Rough Rider's are good aren't they? :tu:  What scales did you get?
Orange bone :)

I though seeing as it has no means of attaching a lanyard, it'd better be easy to spot if I drop it :D

Nice, that's the one I'd have gone for as well. :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on February 04, 2010, 11:21:15 PM
Now I'm after a traditional, legal slippy, but with premium steel ::)

A Case with CV steel or something posher?
I'm thinking D2 or S30v or similar :)

Mike,

A Queen in D2 is a good choice. Some others with "premium" steels to look at would be the actual GEC brand with 440-C blades. Also look at the Schatt & Morgan F&W Series which are done in ATS-34. Case did a Series run of Tested Red Barnboard in 154CM.

Some others would be Northwoods, they do alot of slippies in D2 as well. And Canal Street Cutlery has done runs of slips in D2 and 440-C.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: stack on February 05, 2010, 02:03:13 AM
I know this is more of a collector piece but I will show this one any way. :D   (http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz149/12overunder/knifes030.jpg)                       (http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz149/12overunder/knifes029.jpg)                                                                                               (http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz149/12overunder/knifes027.jpg)                            (http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz149/12overunder/knifes026.jpg)                                                                                                  (http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz149/12overunder/knifes025.jpg)                  (http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz149/12overunder/knifes024.jpg)                                                                                                  (http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz149/12overunder/knifes023.jpg)                 (http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz149/12overunder/knifes022.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: stack on February 05, 2010, 02:06:18 AM
Heres more.     (http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz149/12overunder/oldwaves053.jpg)                                                                                                    (http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz149/12overunder/oldwaves054.jpg)                  (http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz149/12overunder/vi.jpg)             
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: stack on February 05, 2010, 02:10:11 AM
And more            (http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz149/12overunder/knifes048.jpg)                                                                                                  (http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz149/12overunder/knifes045.jpg)                       (http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz149/12overunder/knifes043.jpg)                                                                                           (http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz149/12overunder/knifes042.jpg)                        (http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz149/12overunder/knifes051.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on February 05, 2010, 07:48:26 AM
You've got some gorgeous toy's there mate :tu:

That scrimshawed Puma is just :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on February 05, 2010, 07:50:34 AM
Now I'm after a traditional, legal slippy, but with premium steel ::)

A Case with CV steel or something posher?
I'm thinking D2 or S30v or similar :)

Mike,

A Queen in D2 is a good choice. Some others with "premium" steels to look at would be the actual GEC brand with 440-C blades. Also look at the Schatt & Morgan F&W Series which are done in ATS-34. Case did a Series run of Tested Red Barnboard in 154CM.

Some others would be Northwoods, they do alot of slippies in D2 as well. And Canal Street Cutlery has done runs of slips in D2 and 440-C.

2xTap
Well I'm skint at the mo, but I can definetly see one in my near future :)

I'll have a closer look at the S&M range, but there monsterously pricey over here :o
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on February 05, 2010, 12:54:14 PM
Lovely lovely knives  :drool: (not slippies though  :D)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: stack on February 06, 2010, 12:32:41 AM
I will have pics of some slipnots on asap but there were others on this forum that was not so I thought I would just put up some pics. I have to take some pics this weekand.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on February 06, 2010, 04:59:05 PM
Now I'm after a traditional, legal slippy, but with premium steel ::)

A Case with CV steel or something posher?
I'm thinking D2 or S30v or similar :)

Mike,

A Queen in D2 is a good choice. Some others with "premium" steels to look at would be the actual GEC brand with 440-C blades. Also look at the Schatt & Morgan F&W Series which are done in ATS-34. Case did a Series run of Tested Red Barnboard in 154CM.

Some others would be Northwoods, they do alot of slippies in D2 as well. And Canal Street Cutlery has done runs of slips in D2 and 440-C.

2xTap
Well I'm skint at the mo, but I can definetly see one in my near future :)

I'll have a closer look at the S&M range, but there monsterously pricey over here :o

Mike,

I kinda figured as much......just throwing some choices out there for ya. Can't say that I know for sure but I would assume out of the bunch the regular Queen stuff to be a mite cheaper in the UK than the premium lines from them. If so I highly recommend going with the Amber Carved Stag Bone (ACSB Series) from Queen with the D2 blades...........

(http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/2830/queenacsbcattleking01.jpg)

(http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/5404/queenacsbgunstock01au1.jpg)

2xTap   :2tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on February 06, 2010, 06:14:14 PM
They look perfect :tu:

Now to see if they do a congress model :think:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: stack on February 06, 2010, 07:12:14 PM
I will have pics of some slipjoints on asap but there were others on this forum that was not so I thought I would just put up some pics. I have to take some pics this weekend.
                I had to correct my spelling. Must have had music on my mind :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Multitaskertools on February 06, 2010, 07:26:22 PM
Quote
If it's a good one then it's a proper Schrade Smiley, if it's a piece of crap, then it's a Taylor Craplery one

Unfortunately, I'm not a man of discernment & taste, so I wouldn't be able to tell the difference :)

Yes you would- they are usually pretty obvious.

The most easily defined feature will be on the blade tang, where it says either China or USA.  If it's China, then it's a Taylor Cutlery piece of crap.  If the joints and seams are large enough to park an economy car in, it's a Taylor Cutlery piece of crap.  If it snaps in half and bursts into flames when you try to use it, it's a Taylor Cutlery piece of crap.  If you spend hours sharpening it and the edge is still too round to open an envelope, it's a Taylor Cutlery piece of crap.  If you bought it more than three years ago, it's a real Schrade, which honestly wasn't the best quality knife out there, but it beats the pants off the Taylor Cutlery hunks of crap.

Basically, if it's a Taylor Cutlery model, it will be obvious.

By the way, I don't know if I've mentioned this yet but Taylor Cutlery really sucks.  The best part about Taylor Cutlery being a bunch of cheap barstids?  They know their stuff is crap, which is why I haven't been sued yet.  However, they also don't care, because they go to bed at night on mattresses stuffed with money, dreaming about what else they can make the 5 year olds in the sweatshops make for them so they can make even more money.  All while waving Old Glory in people's faces and showing photos of brave US troops in war zones, carrying Schrades.  My guess is they are either pre-Taylor Schrades or those soldiers aren't with us today, or are models posing on tanks.  The only good news is, Taylor knives suck so bad, they fail long before they are needed for a life threatening situation.

Def

A couple of years back, I offered to make [S. Taylor] a PROPER vintage look Schrade Old Timer multitool using high-end components, not the typical Chinese import-spec stuff. Oh well...if they had been interested, I may have never gotten around to working on Multitasker  >:D

And from a bidness standpoint, I guess they are laughing all the way to the bank  :think:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Neil on February 06, 2010, 07:39:46 PM
(http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz149/12overunder/knifes043.jpg)

I don't fish but that's cool :tu:

Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: stack on February 06, 2010, 07:56:55 PM
Thanks. It was different. It was one of those not so popular styles so they had it on sale.  Im glad i bought it now. :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on February 06, 2010, 08:13:26 PM
They look perfect :tu:

Now to see if they do a congress model :think:

They do.............

(http://www.soonerstateknives.com/Q-32ACSB.JPG)

#32 pattern at 4 inches closed.

2xTap  :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on February 06, 2010, 11:09:03 PM
They look perfect :tu:

Now to see if they do a congress model :think:

They do.............

(http://www.soonerstateknives.com/Q-32ACSB.JPG)

#32 pattern at 4 inches closed.

2xTap  :tu:
Right, I'll buy that puppy soon, you can guarantee it :tu:

Thanks for your help mate :cheers:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on February 07, 2010, 02:45:51 AM
Mike,

Anytime bud.......look forward to seeing the gratuitous eye-candy of it!  :D
 
2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: stack on February 07, 2010, 05:07:53 PM
Back on with slip joints.    (http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz149/12overunder/slippies110.jpg)  (http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz149/12overunder/slippies109.jpg)     (http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz149/12overunder/slippies111.jpg)   (http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz149/12overunder/slippies113.jpg)   (http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz149/12overunder/slippies119.jpg)  (http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz149/12overunder/slippies118.jpg)  (http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz149/12overunder/slippies123.jpg) (http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz149/12overunder/slippies122.jpg)(http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz149/12overunder/slippies112.jpg)(http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz149/12overunder/slippies116.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on February 07, 2010, 07:20:35 PM
Damn :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Multitaskertools on February 07, 2010, 10:46:58 PM
Heres more.     (http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz149/12overunder/oldwaves053.jpg)                                                                                               

those vintage Al Mars are gorgeous
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on February 07, 2010, 11:23:55 PM
Wow stack, you have some very lovely blades there dude  :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: cgk on February 09, 2010, 04:41:35 PM
Does anyone have one of those Case Trapperlock (or similar)?  I love the old-school look with the modern OHO.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on February 10, 2010, 01:25:42 AM
Does anyone have one of those Case Trapperlock (or similar)?  I love the old-school look with the modern OHO.

Haven't got one yet (Trapperlock) but I plan on having a few before years end.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: crls1 on February 10, 2010, 04:30:25 AM
New Queen Country Cousin for Me!  ;)

(http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u111/crls1/Knives/DSC03751.jpg)

Horrible grinding in a D2 blade, but I'm planing on convex it!

Carlos
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on February 10, 2010, 07:12:07 AM
That'll take a while :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: crls1 on February 11, 2010, 01:25:15 AM
That'll take a while :D

Considering the current state of my social life, I have nothing better to do!  >:D

Carlos
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on February 11, 2010, 07:15:19 AM
That'll take a while :D

Considering the current state of my social life, I have nothing better to do!  >:D

Carlos
I know the feeling mate :rofl:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Argento on February 11, 2010, 09:41:44 PM
Got two Rough Rider pocketknives today, they´re so sweeeet :)
(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn102/Argento-/Bild001-11.jpg)
(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn102/Argento-/Bild005-5.jpg)

Made in China, but surprisingly very good quality  :tu:
Both are bone handles one is called gunstock and the other ist a sawcut one.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on February 12, 2010, 07:42:29 AM
I think RR have got a few fans on here now. And deservedly so :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gareth on February 12, 2010, 09:26:34 AM
I think RR have got a few fans on here now. And deservedly so :tu:

Yup, I'm certainly still impressed with mine. :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on February 12, 2010, 10:27:07 AM
Well I got my Rough Rider Canoe in White Bone in and I can honestly say I'm blow away by the fit and finish on such a cheap knife. :o  While I can see one or two tiny imperfections I really am being hyper-fussy to even mention them.  Here is a couple of pics.

(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss260/gareth_SAKs/overflow/DSCF2102.jpg)

(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss260/gareth_SAKs/overflow/DSCF2110.jpg)

Not bad for less than £9 delivered. :D

that is such a fine looking knife gareth i bet your chuffed with it, i would love that in my back pocket  :tu:

paul
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gareth on February 12, 2010, 11:48:29 AM
thanks Paul, it really is a nice little knife.  lovely clean lines and an uncluttered look.  also helps it's well made, sharp and above all cheap.  :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on February 12, 2010, 12:14:30 PM
thanks Paul, it really is a nice little knife.  lovely clean lines and an uncluttered look.  also helps it's well made, sharp and above all cheap.  :D

whats cheap gareth if you dont mind me asking  :tu:

paul
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on February 12, 2010, 02:28:09 PM
thanks Paul, it really is a nice little knife.  lovely clean lines and an uncluttered look.  also helps it's well made, sharp and above all cheap.  :D

whats cheap gareth if you dont mind me asking  :tu:

paul

Very cheap http://heinnie.com/Knives/Rough-Rider/c-1-92-602/
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gareth on February 12, 2010, 02:31:10 PM
thanks Paul, it really is a nice little knife.  lovely clean lines and an uncluttered look.  also helps it's well made, sharp and above all cheap.  :D

whats cheap gareth if you dont mind me asking  :tu:

paul

Very cheap http://heinnie.com/Knives/Rough-Rider/c-1-92-602/

Yup, £8.95 cheap.  Specifically mine is the basic Canoe pattern.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on February 12, 2010, 02:51:43 PM
Serious bargains to be had in that range  :tu:

Quite tempted by a sowbelly meself :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gadget Guy on February 16, 2010, 10:53:38 PM
I just bought this beauty and it is a fantastic knife. It's a little heavy at 2.9oz, but the addition of G-10 instead of the usual bone scales make up for the extra weight. I've always loved Case knives, but I'm not a big fan of bone scales. The G-10 on this knife is stunning, pictures just don't do it justice. It almost looks like a really fine carbon fiber. I highly recommend buying this knife if you're looking for a high quality slippie that won't break the bank.  :tu:

http://www.casexx.com/DisplayDetailPage.asp?ProductCode=6239

I'll try and get my own pictures up soon...   ;)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on February 16, 2010, 10:55:56 PM
That has stunning lines :drool: :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gadget Guy on February 16, 2010, 10:57:54 PM
That has stunning lines :drool: :drool:

It really does. I've been looking for a couple of months for a slippie that I thought I would actually carry. This is the one for sure.  :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on February 16, 2010, 10:58:55 PM
Why won't that link work for me  :(
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gadget Guy on February 16, 2010, 11:01:02 PM
Why won't that link work for me  :(

???  Ben, I'll take some pix right now.  :cheers:  I just noticed that all blades have a swedge.  :o
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on February 16, 2010, 11:01:17 PM
That has stunning lines :drool: :drool:

It really does. I've been looking for a couple of months for a slippie that I thought I would actually carry. This is the one for sure.  :tu:
It looks really comfortable in the hand too :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gareth on February 16, 2010, 11:03:41 PM
Why won't that link work for me  :(

Nor me. :'(

Looking forward to the pics John. :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on February 16, 2010, 11:06:07 PM
Gentleman...

Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gareth on February 16, 2010, 11:07:39 PM
Gentleman...



Cheers Mike.  :)  It really does have very smooth lines doesn't it? :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gadget Guy on February 16, 2010, 11:13:59 PM
Here we go:

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p306/Smelp/USNPOSTITEMS416-1.jpg)

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p306/Smelp/USNPOSTITEMS417.jpg)

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p306/Smelp/USNPOSTITEMS419-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gareth on February 16, 2010, 11:17:30 PM
Very nice John. :tu:  Are the bolsters Nickel Silver?  They have that slightly warm golden look to them.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on February 16, 2010, 11:18:33 PM
 :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gadget Guy on February 16, 2010, 11:20:06 PM
Very nice John. :tu:  Are the bolsters Nickel Silver?  They have that slightly warm golden look to them.

They are nickel silver.  :tu: The golden look is the sun pounding down on me!   :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gareth on February 16, 2010, 11:26:39 PM
Very nice John. :tu:  Are the bolsters Nickel Silver?  They have that slightly warm golden look to them.

They are nickel silver.  :tu: The golden look is the sun pounding down on me!   :D

What is this "sun" thing of which you speak?  ???
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gadget Guy on February 16, 2010, 11:29:17 PM
Very nice John. :tu:  Are the bolsters Nickel Silver?  They have that slightly warm golden look to them.

They are nickel silver.  :tu: The golden look is the sun pounding down on me!   :D

What is this "sun" thing of which you speak?  ???

I forgot, there isn't any sun in the UK.  :D  To tell you the truth, I'm sick of the sun. I've lived in California all my life and all we have is sun. I get really excited when it rains.  ;)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: DaveK on February 16, 2010, 11:52:06 PM
I'm not impressed by these knives at all - they do nothing for me. But that one made me raise an eyebrow slightly John. It looks lovely. :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gadget Guy on February 16, 2010, 11:55:27 PM
I'm not impressed by these knives at all - they do nothing for me. But that one made me raise an eyebrow slightly John. It looks lovely. :)

Thanks Mate!   :cheers:  You need to own one, I think you might change your mind.  ;)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: DaveK on February 16, 2010, 11:59:53 PM
Well, I have my little Case that my Dad bought me years ago, and it's never really seen any use.

I can see why they appeal to people, especially people who like to collect, just not my cup of tea I guess. I repeat though - the G10 and silver / nickel does make a huge difference compared to the stag / bone / textured plastic scales I've seen mostly - yours looks great :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on February 17, 2010, 12:39:19 PM
Even blue bone?

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t41/benniehunts/006-1.jpg)

 :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: DaveK on February 17, 2010, 01:59:44 PM
Does nothing for me mate - sorry :(
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on February 17, 2010, 02:29:07 PM
I get a bit of a fizzy feeling when I see blue bone.  :D  The G10 is scrummy, but I'd sooner have a bone scale I reckon.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: DaveK on February 17, 2010, 05:58:22 PM
Weirdo :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gadget Guy on February 17, 2010, 06:17:27 PM
Weirdo :D

+1   :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on February 17, 2010, 06:21:01 PM
:B:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: cgk on February 17, 2010, 11:24:56 PM
That has stunning lines :drool: :drool:

It really does. I've been looking for a couple of months for a slippie that I thought I would actually carry. This is the one for sure.  :tu:
....for a week, before moving on.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gadget Guy on February 18, 2010, 08:58:21 AM
That has stunning lines :drool: :drool:

It really does. I've been looking for a couple of months for a slippie that I thought I would actually carry. This is the one for sure.  :tu:
....for a week, before moving on.

 :rant: :twak: :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 06, 2010, 05:09:32 PM
Here's some recent eye-candy of a few new toys I ordered recently that arrived the other day...........

(http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/3181/queenbemstockmangunstoc.jpg)

(http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/3181/queenbemstockmangunstoc.jpg)

(http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/3181/queenbemstockmangunstoc.th.jpg) (http://img534.imageshack.us/i/queenbemstockmangunstoc.jpg/) (http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/3181/queenbemstockmangunstoc.th.jpg) (http://img717.imageshack.us/i/queenbemstockmangunstoc.jpg/)

Queen Cutlery #40 pattern Gunstock and #49 pattern Cattle King Stockman from their "Birds Eye Maple" series. The 2-blade Gunstock is 3 1/2" closed and the 3-blade Cattle King is 4 1/4" closed. Both sport nickle/silver bolsters, brass liners and pins, and brush finished flat ground D2 Tool Steel blades. The scales are Birds Eye Maple, and the one thing that has stirred on-line controversy. Alot of people really dislike this series because of the color of the BEM on these. I have to admit when I think of BEM this is not what comes to mind. But I also have to admit I really like this color of BEM......I think it is a very attractive handle material.

On my two here the Gunstock's BEM is a bit darker in color than that on the Cattle King........

(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/3181/queenbemstockmangunstoc.jpg)

(http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/3181/queenbemstockmangunstoc.jpg)

.......either way I still find it an attractive scale material.

Fit and finish on both is about perfect. Both have zero blade play throughout, clean blade grinds and finish as well as sharp edges (though not quite razor shaving sharp), flush fit backsprings with blades opened or closed, and virtually seamless fit all around.

(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/3181/queenbemstockmangunstoc.jpg)

Only faults I can find is a short very faint gap on the Gunstock directly above the center pin between the shield side liner and backspring. Impossible to tell unless you are anal like me and really looking. And the Gunstock has backsprings a bit lighter than I am used to on a Queen. They ain't lazy just lighter than most.

All and all though they are excellent American made slippies. And I am glad I jumped on these when I did as this line is now discontinued and the prices are still reasonable. This line is discontinued to make room for a new series that has just been released that replaces the BEM with African Curly Zebra Wood.  :2tu:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gareth on March 06, 2010, 05:19:18 PM
I admit I was looking at the first one and wondering what the heck the scales were made of, I'd never have guessed at BEM.  Has it been stained at all, or are they just using some funny coloured wood?  I think they look very attractive, but I might feel differently if I had ordered one, expecting normal BEM, and opened the box to see that.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Kmarr on March 06, 2010, 05:27:52 PM
Well, I don't have many. Someday I'll start buying some, cause I like slippies a  lot, especially the smaller ones. Here's the only two I have that I actually care much about, as they have sentimental value. One on the left is my dad's, on the right my grandpa's.
(http://forum.multitool.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=5926.0;attach=9488;image)



NeitherExtreme-  I am fairly certain That same knife on the left is in a desk drawer at my gramma's house. Do you know anything about the history of those?
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on March 06, 2010, 06:12:50 PM
Those BEM scales look stunning mate :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 07, 2010, 02:32:20 AM
Gareth,

Honestly I am not really sure what it is that makes their BEM look this way, a stain or some other kind of treatment....I really don't know bud.


Those BEM scales look stunning mate :tu:

You should see their new line in Curly Zebra, it's good looking stuff too!  :tu:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on March 07, 2010, 10:10:42 AM
We'll need pic's in a few day's when you weaken and buy some then :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: donvito on March 11, 2010, 05:51:52 AM
Case Sodbuster Jr
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 12, 2010, 12:43:09 AM
We'll need pic's in a few day's when you weaken and buy some then :D

Mike,

Might be a little while yet as I am waiting on a particular dealer to get these in stock as I know his prices will be a bit cheaper. But I can guarantee I will have the Cattle King and Gunstock as soon as he does, and there will be eye-candy.  ;)

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on March 12, 2010, 07:41:31 AM
Excellent >:D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 12, 2010, 10:48:23 PM
Excellent >:D

Mike,

That dealer I mentioned just got them in. Here's some eye-candy for you.... http://www.collectorknives.net/queen-knives.html (http://www.collectorknives.net/queen-knives.html).... scroll down this page to the very last 4 rows of knives, that's them!  :tu:

And it figures as I just ordered last night a couple of new watches, and new GEC slipjoint, and just got sale special e-mails on some Orient and Invicta watches I have been wanting to buy......and he get's these in now!  :bnghd:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on March 12, 2010, 10:56:39 PM
Oh my :o

You could easily loose at least a month's wages there :gimme:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 13, 2010, 03:51:16 AM
Oh my :o

You could easily loose at least a month's wages there :gimme:

I have! Well, damn near.  :think:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 21, 2010, 04:31:47 PM
Finally got some pics done of a couple new pieces that arrived last week.

(http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/714/gecamberbonetoothpick02.jpg)

(http://img682.imageshack.us/img682/6288/gecamberbonetoothpick03.jpg)

This first one is a new release from Great Eastern Cutlery, their 4" closed Toothpick pattern. This one has 440-C blades, nickle/silver bolsters and shield, brass liners and pins, and the scales are very nice Jigged Antique Amber Bone.

(http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/4643/gecamberbonetoothpick01.jpg)

The Toothpick has never been a pattern I particularly like but GEC's take on it is well done as it is larger than most standard Toothpicks but smaller than the larger Texas Toothpicks some makers offer. And at this in-between size they kept the broader frame style of the larger ones making this pattern much more ergonomic in the hand. It's actually growing on me. It's a neat pattern.

(http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/8369/gecamberbonetoothpick04.jpg)

The build quality is typical GEC....zero gaps, zero blade play, stout backspring, clean polish throughout, and a decent edge. F&F is near perfect.

(http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/8035/gecamberbonetoothpick05.jpg)

I did find one small very minor F&F issue though. When the blade is fully opened the backspring doesn't sit quite flush with the back of the frame. It sticks up just a hair, hard to see unless you really eyeball it or rub your finger over this area when the blade is opened. Nothing big, but the only thing I could find that could be considered a issue in what is otherwise a perfectly made slippie.

2xTap  :2tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 21, 2010, 04:56:11 PM
This next one is also a new release, that from Case. And it's a beaut. It's from their new Silverscript Series in Hunter Green Jigged Bone.

(http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/7624/casehuntergreenlargesto.jpg)

(http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/7624/casehuntergreenlargesto.jpg)

And in one of my favorite patterns from them, #75 Large Stockman! At 4 1/4" closed it sports mirror polished Tru-Sharp stainless blades with flawless grinds and sharp edges, nickle/silver bolsters and shield, brass liners and pins, and that deep green jigged bone with hints of blue that they call Hunter Green but the color looks an awful lot like their Bluegrass Bone and Aquamarine from a few years ago.

(http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/7624/casehuntergreenlargesto.jpg)

Fit and finish is near perfect. No blade play throughout, clean grinds, near flawless mirror polish, sharp edges, stout backsprings that remain flush with blades opened or closed, and near seamless fit all around......except in one area. There is a small hairline gap between the mainblade backspring and the brass spacer up towards the mainblades pivot end. It's real short and very fine, you can just make it out in my bad pic below. Nothing major and it doesn't affect anything, but it is there.

(http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/7624/casehuntergreenlargesto.jpg)

Otherwise it's another sweet piece from Case, and alot of knife for a mere $43.00 bucks.

2xTap  :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: heavy handed on March 21, 2010, 05:14:39 PM
very very nice mate that green and blue jigged bone looks lovley :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gareth on March 21, 2010, 07:13:25 PM
I'm liking that toothpick. :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on March 21, 2010, 10:50:48 PM
Both are very nice  :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: texasflyfisher on March 31, 2010, 10:45:39 PM
Here is my first Rick Menefee custom slipjoint. It's 3 3/4" long, titanium pivot, milled liners, natural linen micarta scales and 154CM SS modified wharncliffe blade and springs.

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_1qfEvgDcCB0/S7Or9nTEsZI/AAAAAAAAD0g/Ykz7G1da7S8/s800/menefee_zulu_1.jpg)
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_1qfEvgDcCB0/S7Or94wDG8I/AAAAAAAAD0k/915SL--KK3k/s800/menefee_zulu_2.jpg)
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_1qfEvgDcCB0/S7Or90XaQLI/AAAAAAAAD0o/Chk7wa_iSJs/s800/menefee_zulu_3.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: DaveK on March 31, 2010, 10:46:16 PM
That's nice :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on March 31, 2010, 10:49:29 PM
That's nice :)

x2  :drool:   :drool: very nice
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on March 31, 2010, 11:54:06 PM
Nice, and some serious money as well I expect.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Neil on April 01, 2010, 12:13:51 AM
Good looking blade :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: texasflyfisher on April 01, 2010, 12:49:55 AM
I appreciate the comments. The price was quite reasonable for a custom compared to a higher price knife like a Sebenza and the like. I have a daughter starting college in about a year so this was going to be my last big purchase for myself for quite some time.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on April 01, 2010, 07:19:52 AM
And what a purchase mate! :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on April 04, 2010, 08:28:15 PM
texasflyfisher,

That is a beauty bud. Nice choice in your first from him.  :tu:

2xTap

Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on April 04, 2010, 08:47:34 PM
Got another new one myself just a few days ago. A recent release from Great Eastern, this one another from their "Yellow Rose" line............

(http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/5883/gecyellowrosefurtakertr.jpg)

(http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/5883/gecyellowrosefurtakertr.jpg)

It's a #53 pattern Northfield Furtaker Trapper. The closed length is 4 1/8" with yellow smooth bone scales. The bolsters are angled and grooved with pinched ends, and are made of Nickle/silver as is the Rose shield. Liners and pins are brass. The long Clip and Wharncliffe blades are mirror polished 1095 carbon steel, flat ground with decent edges.

Backsprings have typical GEC stoutness but aren't nailbreakers, and they remain flush with the blades opened or closed. The fit here, as well as with the rest of the knife is virtually gap free.....

(http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/5883/gecyellowrosefurtakertr.jpg)

And the overall finish is just as good with all surfaces done in a clean mirror polish aside from the backspring area which has a slight brushed look. And the bone is superb.....

(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/5883/gecyellowrosefurtakertr.jpg)

The only fault I can find in this, well it's not a fault really......more of a personal preference, is in the blade steel. Not a fan of carbon steel in slippies. With their access and use of 440-C I don't see why they don't make more slippies in this steel. This Yellow Rose series would be 10 times better with some 440-C blades, but regardless it's still a great knife and I really like this series.

But needing my 440-C fix, I also just ordered another GEC new release today. Not a fan of small patterns but I wanted to give one of theirs a try. And it is bladed in 440-C. Should have this one early next week..........

GEC EZ-Open in Grape Jigged Bone:
(http://www.collectorknives.net/image/GEML253110GR.JPG)

2xTap

Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on April 04, 2010, 10:09:30 PM
Love the Warnies :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: texasflyfisher on April 05, 2010, 04:24:47 AM
Nice furtaker 2xTap! As nice as that is, that grape colored bone on the EZ open looks striking! Can't wait to see what you think of it.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Neil on April 06, 2010, 01:36:21 AM
That looks really nice  :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on April 06, 2010, 10:58:03 PM
Love the Warnies :drool:

As do I!  :2tu:

TFF,

Should have that one tomorrow. If the weather holds I should be able to get some pics up tomorrow night.  :tu:

Neil,

You need to get you one!  ;)

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Neil on April 07, 2010, 01:31:40 AM
I've just looked at the prices  :'(

Don't get me wrong, far from excessive for a high quality knife but just not for me right now :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on April 10, 2010, 05:44:42 PM
A few days back my latest order from CollectorKnives.net (http://www.collectorknives.net/) arrived, a new release from Great Eastern Cutlery in their smallest pattern. I'm not one much for small patterns but it is a GEC and it's bladed in 440-C so I figured I'd give one a try.

(http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/7613/gecezopengrapebone01.jpg)

(http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/8989/gecezopengrapebone02.jpg)

It's their #25 pattern EZ-Open Barlow in Grape Jigged Bone.

The pattern in 3" closed, and this particular one sports a flat ground Sheepsfoot blade. Bolsters and shield are nickle/silver and the liners and pins are brass.

(http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/7205/gecezopengrapebone04.jpg)

Fit and finish is superb. No gaps, no blade play, stout backspring, clean mirror polish throughout, backspring remains flush with blade opened or closed, clean blade grinds and a decently sharp edge. Can't find a fault with it. It's as good a build as you can find.

(http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/4900/gecezopengrapebone03.jpg)

Preference wise this one does sport a half-stop which I can live without. And then there is the size. I went into this one knowing how small it is, and usually I am surprised to find that while a particular knife is small it's not as small as I imagined. This one though turned out to be smaller than I imagined. It is tiny, and is the same length as my thumb. That's just too damn small to be of use for me. Here it is alongside a Case #54 pattern fullsize Trapper which measures 4 1/8" closed..........

(http://img532.imageshack.us/img532/8954/gecezopengrapebone05.jpg)

As a user this one would be a chore to work with as my hands are just too large for such a small pattern. That said this would a be a great one for those who live in areas with restrictive laws limiting blade size or requiring non-locking folders. And talk about pocket friendly, this thing disappears in a pocket.

All told it's a well made knife with an excellent blade and some real nice bone. Way too small for me personally but might make an excellent EDC for others.

Now if GEC would make a larger version at about 4" closed or so then they would really have something here!  :D

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on April 10, 2010, 06:10:01 PM
That's a really lovely looking knife there mate, and a fine write up :tu:

Shame it's too small for you (know how you feel on that score). But it should make a useful edc for those who like the peanut sized knives :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Neil on April 10, 2010, 06:11:27 PM
(http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/NKB_Pocket_Tools/smileys/gallery.gif) These aren't knives, they're art  :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gareth on April 10, 2010, 06:24:20 PM
I've nothing against a smaller knife for occasional use, but it's perhaps a little too small for a prolonged job.  Whatever it's size it's certainly a looker. :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Freudian Frog on April 10, 2010, 07:23:18 PM
Man that grape color is just... :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on April 10, 2010, 11:58:03 PM
Yeah, it really is a very nice slippie. The size just really limits it for me. The design would make it a superb utility piece if it were only about a inch or so longer.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: jzmtl on May 17, 2010, 11:03:16 PM
My first traditional slip joint. Just a cheap rough rider nothing special. Nicely made and polished, there are gaps here and there if scrutinized, but for the price I'm not complaining. It's about as sharp as a butter knife thou, so off to the stone it goes.

(http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/6812/dscn0479.jpg)


(http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/7585/dscn0480f.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gareth on May 17, 2010, 11:21:19 PM
Good looking knife jzmtl, if a little ostentatious for my taste.  I'm still very impressed as to the quality of Rough Rider knifes given the cost.  Shame it wasn't sharp though, mine had a respectable working edge on it when it came and seems to hold it well enough so I don't see you having any issues once it's sharpened up. :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: jzmtl on May 17, 2010, 11:32:05 PM
Yeah the handle is a bit over the top eh?  :D I've never had a stone handled knife so I thought heck why not, the box claim to be real material but I'm clueless about them so can't tell.

I'm in the middle of reprofling it, and the steel seems quite decent, much harder than the leatherman c33 I did a few days ago. So far the only thing I'm worried about is the backspring, some people on BF say it only last a year or two before breaking.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Neil on May 18, 2010, 12:21:43 PM
Agreed the handle is a little busy but heck, why not :D  :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: jzmtl on May 18, 2010, 05:31:08 PM
Mind you the handle is 5" long, so it doesn't look as busy as it appears when you have it in hand.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Neil on May 24, 2010, 10:56:29 AM
The only time I've come across those little purse pouches they contained Sheffield made penknives, though they had normally about rotted away.  Without a tang stamp we'll never know for certain but given the blade style and pouch plus the fact that almost every old penknife you find at car boots originated in Sheffield I'd feel pretty confident in saying that's where it came from :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: DaveK on May 24, 2010, 11:15:17 AM
I've been googling all morning and haven't yet found one quite the same. I'm most interested to find out how old it is - but maybe you're right Neil and we'll never know for sure :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Neil on May 24, 2010, 11:18:07 AM
Well the couple of ones I had in similar pouches were late 19th and early 20th century.  But unless yours has been stored very well I'd suspect its later than that.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on May 24, 2010, 11:43:21 AM
That'd make a nice watch pocket knife :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: DaveK on May 24, 2010, 11:52:50 AM
Well the couple of ones I had in similar pouches were late 19th and early 20th century.  But unless yours has been stored very well I'd suspect its later than that.

I'd be inclined to agree. I've found a nice thread on BB, with pics of similar, but not quite the same knives: http://www.britishblades.com/forums/showthread.php?55385-Vintage-Sheffield-folder-s-(pic-heavy-!)

The unusual shaped smaller blade features in a couple of pics on the BB thread, so I'm convinced its a Sheffield job as you said Neil. (I'm on page 22 of that thread now - only 80 odd to go) :D

That'd make a nice watch pocket knife :tu:

It would! It's a very practical little knife. Just about 3.25" closed.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: DaveK on May 24, 2010, 02:16:33 PM
I took some more pics in the sunshine:

(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e10/DaveK-ToolPics/MoPSheffield002.jpg)
(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e10/DaveK-ToolPics/MoPSheffield003.jpg)
(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e10/DaveK-ToolPics/MoPSheffield008.jpg)
(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e10/DaveK-ToolPics/MoPSheffield009.jpg)
(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e10/DaveK-ToolPics/MoPSheffield012.jpg)

Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Neil on May 24, 2010, 02:26:56 PM
You really can't argue for the money can you.  I think you should encourage your good lady's Sunday morning meanderings :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on May 24, 2010, 02:31:53 PM
Maybe she could become MTO's first personal shopper :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: DaveK on May 24, 2010, 02:33:35 PM
Well, tbh, it wouldn't have mattered if the knife was a total POS, as I thought it was a lovely gesture. The fact that it's actually a nice little knife too is a bonus :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Neil on May 24, 2010, 03:09:02 PM
Well, tbh, it wouldn't have mattered if the knife was a total POS, as I thought it was a lovely gesture. The fact that it's actually a nice little knife too is a bonus :tu:


Indeed  :salute:

Maybe she could become MTO's first personal shopper :D

Start of the car boot season each year I get given a list compiled by extended family and friends of things I need to look out for; keeps me fit :P
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Essexman on May 25, 2010, 01:16:05 PM
That's a great little find ^^^^^

Talking of Sheffield slipjoints.

Some time ago I had this for a week from a pass around on another forum.
A slipjoint made by young Russell White from Sheffield here in the UK.
Blade is 3mm Munin damasteel, 440c spring (both with vine pattern filework), carbon fibre over red fibre scales. The bolsters & pins are nickel silver. .
OAL open: 16.5cm
closed: 9cm
edge: 6cm
 
(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t212/essexman/Knife%20stuff/DSCF2461.jpg) (http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t212/essexman/Knife%20stuff/DSCF2462.jpg)
 
(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t212/essexman/Knife%20stuff/DSCF2463.jpg) (http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t212/essexman/Knife%20stuff/DSCF2465.jpg)
 
(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t212/essexman/Knife%20stuff/DSCF2467.jpg) (http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t212/essexman/Knife%20stuff/DSCF2464.jpg)

A great knife ,  Well worth the money if you can afford one.
 
 
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on May 25, 2010, 03:52:50 PM
Russell did a knife for me under the Taylor Eye witness brand.  His stuff is very nice.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Essexman on May 25, 2010, 05:32:22 PM
Russell did a knife for me under the Taylor Eye witness brand.  His stuff is very nice.

Yes Russell does great things with metal.

Some more for you.

Trevor Ablett of Sheffield - slipjoint with rosewood
(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t212/essexman/Knife%20stuff/DSCF2227.jpg)

(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t212/essexman/Knife%20stuff/DSCF2229.jpg)

The next one was gifted to me by a friend at work. He collects old knives, so gave this to me on the grounds that I needed something old to go with all my new rubbish.
(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t212/essexman/Knife%20stuff/DSCF2223.jpg)

(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t212/essexman/Knife%20stuff/DSCF2225.jpg)

Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on May 25, 2010, 05:49:54 PM
Lovely slippies mate :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on May 25, 2010, 10:57:26 PM
That Russell White looks excellent  :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Essexman on May 25, 2010, 11:07:23 PM
That Russell White looks excellent  :drool:

He just sold four more similar this weekend over at BB, don't tell me you missed them !!
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: texasflyfisher on August 01, 2010, 03:51:11 PM
Got this dogleg pattern from the maker, Rick Menefee, last week.

Specs:

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_1qfEvgDcCB0/TFMhazjRqwI/AAAAAAAAEG0/aSk2unAbhjI/s800/menefee_dogleg.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on August 01, 2010, 03:55:02 PM
 :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Sean on August 01, 2010, 04:05:00 PM
TFF,  that looks great!  Where is it primarily going to see it's use?
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: texasflyfisher on August 01, 2010, 04:42:14 PM
Thanks y'all. It is one of two Menefee knives that I have in EDC rotation. The other is this modified wharncliffe a.k.a. Zulu spear trapper that I have been carrying almost daily for about 3 months now.

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_1qfEvgDcCB0/S-hmL_DIfqI/AAAAAAAAD7k/xbtsEHFFItA/s800/menefee_olive_zulu.jpg)

Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: sappyg on August 01, 2010, 04:57:12 PM
i'm gonna have to check out menefee knives. these look very crisp. excellent pics BTW texas
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: sappyg on August 01, 2010, 05:00:11 PM
case xx stockman dated 1973. never touched a stone, never polished and never carried.

(http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/vv250/sappyg/k027.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Sean on August 01, 2010, 05:02:37 PM
Nice Case there Sappy!

Thanks again Texas, excellent slicer I'll bet.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on August 01, 2010, 05:10:13 PM
TFF,

Real nice Menefee, like the pattern he is using on that. He builds some superb slippies.

sappyg,

Beautiful stockman bud. Them older case pieces are real nice.  :tu:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: sappyg on August 01, 2010, 07:57:55 PM
 :ahhh OMG  :ahhh :ahhh

i really should'nt have googled 'menefee knives'....
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: sappyg on August 01, 2010, 09:11:53 PM

sappyg,

Beautiful stockman bud. Them older case pieces are real nice.  :tu:

2xTap

thank you.... they sure are.... somewhere along they way case lost something. i don't know when how or why but the new cases just don't compare favorably (at least the examples i have). i have a 'pocketworn' stockman that i bought new (10 years ago) for EDC that has no snap and never really did. i stopped EDC way back when for that very reason. i think case is making knives more for collectors than users now and that is a shame. all the more reason to keep the 73' stockman factory origional.     
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on August 01, 2010, 09:32:44 PM
sappyg,

I don' think Case lost anything. I've handled many a older Case knife.....but only actually own one myself, a 1978 Case XX 6347 HP SSP Stockman. Can't say I've seen any real difference in quality between the older Case knives and the new ones. They do cater more now to the collector, offering a slew of runs and in numerous handle materials. But the overall build quality, fit and finish, as I can tell is still as good as it was.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: sappyg on August 02, 2010, 01:05:58 AM
sappyg,
I don' think Case lost anything. I've handled many a older Case knife.....but only actually own one myself, a 1978 Case XX 6347 HP SSP Stockman. Can't say I've seen any real difference in quality between the older Case knives and the new ones. They do cater more now to the collector, offering a slew of runs and in numerous handle materials. But the overall build quality, fit and finish, as I can tell is still as good as it was.
2xTap

you're probably right. i just checked my cases i've bought in the last 10 years and fit and finish seems to be at the same level as before. the most notable difference to me is the spring strength. out of the seven i checked all but a pocketworn canoe seem weak to me. the gunstocks being the worst.
it is not a fair assumption to say that case lost something (in my case spring strength) based on this limited experience. the only other older model i have is a 77' half whitler and the secondary blade does not have the snap i would like it to have.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Sazabi on August 02, 2010, 02:08:43 AM
sappyg,
I don' think Case lost anything. I've handled many a older Case knife.....but only actually own one myself, a 1978 Case XX 6347 HP SSP Stockman. Can't say I've seen any real difference in quality between the older Case knives and the new ones. They do cater more now to the collector, offering a slew of runs and in numerous handle materials. But the overall build quality, fit and finish, as I can tell is still as good as it was.
2xTap

you're probably right. i just checked my cases i've bought in the last 10 years and fit and finish seems to be at the same level as before. the most notable difference to me is the spring strength. out of the seven i checked all but a pocketworn canoe seem weak to me. the gunstocks being the worst.
it is not a fair assumption to say that case lost something (in my case spring strength) based on this limited experience. the only other older model i have is a 77' half whitler and the secondary blade does not have the snap i would like it to have.

I've had a reverse experience, in my case; my two '79 Peanuts have much harder backsprings than my more modern Cases; not that I mind, because I tend to chop off my fingernails, so I prefer the current, almost-SAK-strength, backsprings.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: sappyg on August 02, 2010, 02:12:18 AM
sappyg,
I don' think Case lost anything. I've handled many a older Case knife.....but only actually own one myself, a 1978 Case XX 6347 HP SSP Stockman. Can't say I've seen any real difference in quality between the older Case knives and the new ones. They do cater more now to the collector, offering a slew of runs and in numerous handle materials. But the overall build quality, fit and finish, as I can tell is still as good as it was.
2xTap

you're probably right. i just checked my cases i've bought in the last 10 years and fit and finish seems to be at the same level as before. the most notable difference to me is the spring strength. out of the seven i checked all but a pocketworn canoe seem weak to me. the gunstocks being the worst.
it is not a fair assumption to say that case lost something (in my case spring strength) based on this limited experience. the only other older model i have is a 77' half whitler and the secondary blade does not have the snap i would like it to have.

I've had a reverse experience, in my case; my two '79 Peanuts have much harder backsprings than my more modern Cases; not that I mind, because I tend to chop off my fingernails, so I prefer the current, almost-SAK-strength, backsprings.

i'm not sure i understand what you mean  :think:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gadget Guy on August 02, 2010, 02:12:49 AM
case xx stockman dated 1973. never touched a stone, never polished and never carried.

(http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/vv250/sappyg/k027.jpg)

Put that baby to work!   :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Sazabi on August 02, 2010, 02:15:07 AM
sappyg,
I don' think Case lost anything. I've handled many a older Case knife.....but only actually own one myself, a 1978 Case XX 6347 HP SSP Stockman. Can't say I've seen any real difference in quality between the older Case knives and the new ones. They do cater more now to the collector, offering a slew of runs and in numerous handle materials. But the overall build quality, fit and finish, as I can tell is still as good as it was.
2xTap

you're probably right. i just checked my cases i've bought in the last 10 years and fit and finish seems to be at the same level as before. the most notable difference to me is the spring strength. out of the seven i checked all but a pocketworn canoe seem weak to me. the gunstocks being the worst.
it is not a fair assumption to say that case lost something (in my case spring strength) based on this limited experience. the only other older model i have is a 77' half whitler and the secondary blade does not have the snap i would like it to have.

I've had a reverse experience, in my case; my two '79 Peanuts have much harder backsprings than my more modern Cases; not that I mind, because I tend to chop off my fingernails, so I prefer the current, almost-SAK-strength, backsprings.

i'm not sure i understand what you mean  :think:

Err, I think I actually added one word too many. :/  In my experience, my two older 1979 Peanuts are very difficult to open due to strong backsprings, while my newer Case knives are much easier to open - with the difficulty to deploy the blades on par with a Victorinox knife.  All around, I actually prefer the "softer" backsprings because if they were as difficult for me to deploy the newer knives as they are on the older ones, I'd have been turned off of Case for sheer inability to actually open a blade when I needed it. :/
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: sappyg on August 02, 2010, 02:31:27 AM
gotcha.... i like them sprung tighter. it makes me feel more confident in the knife

we need more pics:

pocketworn case canoe. good snap. has been EDCd. very well made

(http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/vv250/sappyg/k008.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: texasflyfisher on August 02, 2010, 03:30:30 AM
:ahhh OMG  :ahhh :ahhh

i really should'nt have googled 'menefee knives'....

 :pok: Go on! Rick is a good guy to deal with!
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on August 02, 2010, 04:54:04 AM
sappyg & Sazabi,

I guess it depends on the patterns. Most of my Case knives have good spring tension to them but most of mine are bigger patterns. Gunboats and #75 Large Stockman patterns, all have good backspring strength. My Seahorses are heavy on the mainblade and a bit lighter on the secondary blades (dual backsprings), and my #47 Stockman are about average as are my Case Trappers. But then I have been a bit spoiled by GEC, so many a slippie don't seem quite as heavy in the backsprings as they use to........I've got #23 Pioneers from Great Eastern that if not opened properly will snap thumbnails!

But while I like good stout backsprings, they are only part of the equation. Overall quality of build from all parts fit to one another, to blade grinds and edges, down to the finish on all parts. The only real difference I have noticed in new Case knives compared to older ones is now there is alot more "bright" dyed bone, alot more fancy shields, and a little too much blade etching. Oh, and they use their CV steel alot less now.....which for me is a good thing.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: sappyg on August 03, 2010, 12:47:18 AM
:pok: Go on! Rick is a good guy to deal with!

no dought about that.... used ones are are few and far between and there looks to be a considerable backlog.

i had set my sights on a small sebenza but now i'm not so sure  :think: regardless i gotta save for either. i like menefee's style... a lot. very clean and understated. i keep going back to the word 'crisp'... how's the snap?
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on August 03, 2010, 01:15:35 AM
:ahhh OMG  :ahhh :ahhh

i really should'nt have googled 'menefee knives'....

UH huh  :o
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Sean on August 03, 2010, 03:29:04 AM
My little Ross Oar Carver, with D2 steel.  
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: sappyg on August 03, 2010, 03:43:39 AM
My little Ross Oar Carver, with D2 steel.  

gorgious!
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: cgk on August 03, 2010, 04:11:26 AM
I just found an old (or at least it appears to be) slip joint that has the blade labeled "Sabre" with "Ireland" under it.  It feels kind of cheap, but I cant seem to find anything out about it.  Any ideas???
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: sappyg on August 03, 2010, 04:21:59 AM
I just found an old (or at least it appears to be) slip joint that has the blade labeled "Sabre" with "Ireland" under it.  It feels kind of cheap, but I cant seem to find anything out about it.  Any ideas???

pics?
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: cgk on August 03, 2010, 03:06:58 PM
I just found an old (or at least it appears to be) slip joint that has the blade labeled "Sabre" with "Ireland" under it.  It feels kind of cheap, but I cant seem to find anything out about it.  Any ideas???

pics?
::) Yes, I should have known.
(http://i876.photobucket.com/albums/ab325/cgk2245/0802000551a.jpg)
(http://i876.photobucket.com/albums/ab325/cgk2245/0802000551.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: sappyg on August 04, 2010, 03:20:23 AM
I just found an old (or at least it appears to be) slip joint that has the blade labeled "Sabre" with "Ireland" under it.  It feels kind of cheap, but I cant seem to find anything out about it.  Any ideas???

pics?
::) Yes, I should have known.

 :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: sergemaster on August 12, 2010, 03:50:00 AM
Amici,
Here are the two I've been using for EDC the most as of lately, a Case Knives stockman and pocket worn Trapper in a nice purple bone and both in stainless steel..

These are truly classic patterns that I might add is a real pleasure to carry them once more..

Cheers,
Serge
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Sean on August 12, 2010, 04:19:49 AM
those are beaut's Serge. :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: sergemaster on August 14, 2010, 11:18:22 PM
Amici,
This just arrived today, a 1st production run of a Case knives pattern # 75 aka a "Moose" with jigged bone handles and in SS as only a Case should be..

On the way, one Kissing Krane Muskrat so stay tuned.. 

Cheers,
Serge
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on August 14, 2010, 11:25:26 PM
Very nice modern day Nessie mate :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: sappyg on August 15, 2010, 06:20:26 PM
i've been carrying a SAK for the past 4 years straight but lately i have been going towards the traditional slip. while waiting for my rough rider knives to arrive i decided to EDC a few of my favorites.  this is a boker stockman i've had for maybe six years and EDC'd quite a bit back in the day. 

(http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/vv250/sappyg/k065.jpg)

(http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/vv250/sappyg/k064.jpg)

blade retention is excellent..... that's my blood on the bolster.  :D

(http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/vv250/sappyg/k063.jpg)

(http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/vv250/sappyg/k044.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on August 15, 2010, 06:40:57 PM
You wouldn't loose that one in a hurry :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Sean on August 15, 2010, 10:04:32 PM
Kewl looking knife there Sappy. :tu:  They sure do come out with some vibrant colours.  Good ones to
carry out in the bush.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: sappyg on August 15, 2010, 11:22:15 PM
thanks. this is one of three bokers i have had. this one has very good springs all around. though F&F is not what i would call great the springs are about perfect for a slipjoint knife IMO. very deliberate.

another shameless pic  >:D

(http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/vv250/sappyg/k062.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: sappyg on August 17, 2010, 02:57:25 AM
ok... patiently waiting for my rough riders to arrive and pulled another slippy from the cabinet.
kissing crane whitler has always been a favorite on mine. excellent snap on all blades and very comfortable to EDC.

(http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/vv250/sappyg/k061.jpg)

(http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/vv250/sappyg/k060.jpg)

much to my horror F&F is terrible. side to side blade play is an understatement. the best way to describe it is 'wobble'.... literally... they wobble. funny i never noticed before but today while whitling i became so concerned that i stopped using it even for basic cuts.

(http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/vv250/sappyg/k059.jpg)

i've had this one for about seven years and EDC'd quite a bit but never over worked it IMO. i'm a sucker for carbon steel and the whitler pattern but this one is being retired... for my own good.

(http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/vv250/sappyg/k052.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on August 17, 2010, 03:04:12 AM
Shame about the play as it's a handsome little number.

Love the Boker - rowdy looking thing!
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Sean on August 17, 2010, 03:12:15 AM
Yeah it is a shame it has developed wobble.  You might ask someone who is in the know but
it might be fixable? 
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Neil on August 17, 2010, 02:34:06 PM
(http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/vv250/sappyg/k065.jpg)

What does it taste like  :drool: :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: sappyg on August 18, 2010, 09:53:35 PM
case 6318SS dated 2003. once it's sharp (which can be trying) holds an edge well. fairly weak springs and the sheepfoot blade has hardly any snap. F&F walks all over the the boker and kissing crane that i have. blades are rock solid but dirty

(http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/vv250/sappyg/k071.jpg)

(http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/vv250/sappyg/k074.jpg)

(http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/vv250/sappyg/k076.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zack on August 19, 2010, 04:44:15 AM
Just got this one:

(http://i799.photobucket.com/albums/yy277/zrfraser/DSC_9558.jpg)

Its the perfect slippie for me.  The backspring is just tight enough, I can open it by pinching it (very short brittle nails), and its the perfect size.  Only problem is...I'm afraid to carry it.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: sappyg on August 19, 2010, 05:57:46 AM
do as you will but that alsdorf is sweet... are the scales linen micarta? closed length?

that's the kinda slipjoint that has few peers. well done.  :salute:

we need more pics.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Sean on August 19, 2010, 06:02:11 AM
yeah that alsdorf is a very nice looking knife, never heard of them before. :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Sazabi on August 19, 2010, 06:03:06 AM
yeah that alsdorf is a very nice looking knife, never heard of them before. :tu:

Alsdorf sounds familiar, but I just can't put my finger on where I've heard it before.  Either way, I love that Case. :drool: :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: sappyg on August 19, 2010, 06:48:31 AM
yeah that alsdorf is a very nice looking knife, never heard of them before. :tu:

stop changing your avatar.... you're confusing me.  :ahhh
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Sean on August 19, 2010, 07:22:10 AM
Sorry Sappy,  ;)  You should have been around here when you could not only change your avatar, but
also your name, now that caused alot of confusion. :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on August 19, 2010, 07:56:43 AM
Sorry Sappy,  ;)  You should have been around here when you could not only change your avatar, but
also your name, now that caused alot of confusion. :D
I'm glad we stopped that :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Magic Bus on August 19, 2010, 09:37:31 AM
Sorry Sappy,  ;)  You should have been around here when you could not only change your avatar, but
also your name, now that caused alot of confusion. :D
I'm glad we stopped that :D

It all went a bit Freudian  :ahhh :ahhh  :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: sappyg on August 20, 2010, 06:20:44 PM
Sorry Sappy,  ;)  You should have been around here when you could not only change your avatar, but
also your name, now that caused alot of confusion. :D

LOL.... i joined up here like a week before that was ended. that would drive me nuts.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on September 04, 2010, 07:01:56 PM
Haven't posted any new eye-candy to this thread in a while, finally got some new stuff to change that. I've had this one for a little while, got it back when I got that Remington Repro BSA Scout, and just now got around to snapping some pics.

(http://a.imageshack.us/img829/8817/beargreenjumbotrapper01.jpg)

(http://a.imageshack.us/img248/6034/beargreenjumbotrapper02.jpg)

(http://a.imageshack.us/img823/3582/beargreenjumbotrapper05.jpg)

It's a Bear & Son Heritage Series Jumbo Trapper in Green Jigged Bone. Been wanting one of these since seeing a few a friend of mine has gotten over the last year but I wasn't going to pay the average price they have been wanting for these.....I just as soon get another GEC Pioneer. But when this one came up for sale at $39.95 I jumped at it.

It's 4 1/2" closed with brass liners and pins and lanyard tube, nickle/silver bolsters, and 440A stainless blades. At first glance it's a typical jumbo trapper with some real good looking bone. Overall the F&F is pretty good with even edge bevels, nice mirror polish, decent backspring strength, usuably sharp edges, zero blade play throughout, and a almost gap free fit in build.

On closer inspection it does have a few faults. First is a backspring gap between the backside liner and the secondary blade's backspring, running from the bolster down about a little over a inch. Not quite a hairline but not huge either, I can just barely see light through it.

(http://a.imageshack.us/img85/919/beargreenjumbotrapper04.jpg)

Second is the finish on the backside head of the center pin. Here it appears the knife wasn't positioned correctly when the machine that finishes off the heads of the pins did its job.....

(http://a.imageshack.us/img41/47/beargreenjumbotrapper06.jpg)

......it was off-center and cut into both the pin and the bone. Their QC was definitely on break the day this one was made. It doesn't affect anything except make for an unsightly looking pin. But this is something that should not have made it out the door.

But outside of that it's not a bad Trapper, tighten up the QC a bit and this thing would be sweet. For $40 it would make an excellent user. If I paid anymore than that it would have been sent back. For an American made slippie which usually costs in the $60-$70 range they need to do better, and I have seen flawless examples from them. With what they are doing if they tightened up their QC they could be a force in the slipjoint market, but it seems they have a tendancy to fall back into their earlier Bear MGC days.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Sean on September 04, 2010, 07:13:17 PM
Nice 2xtap, love the scales!  Thanks for doing these short reviews + pics.  Gives those of us
who are interested in value some choice.  :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on September 04, 2010, 07:35:34 PM
Sean,

You're welcome bud. I'll be putting up more throughout the day as I have several more knives I just recently received......a Colonel Coon, some Northwoods, a couple of Rough Riders, and a Schrade.

The Colonel Coon is next!

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on September 04, 2010, 07:40:04 PM
I've been wanting some of these since SMKW's revived the brand. But like many other things, once I have the money to do it I wind up getting something else. Anyway, when this popped up on Knives Live at $49.99 on sale, well.....out came the credit card!

It's from the Colonel Coon Autumn Gold Smooth Bone series. These are built by Queen Cutlery and this particular one is based on their large #49 Cattle King Stockman at 4 1/4" closed.

(http://a.imageshack.us/img841/6349/colonelcoonagsblargesto.jpg)

(http://a.imageshack.us/img690/6349/colonelcoonagsblargesto.jpg)

(http://a.imageshack.us/img256/6349/colonelcoonagsblargesto.jpg)

Build is typical with brass liners and pins, nickle/silver bolsters and CC shield, and 420HC blades. The F&F is almost flawless. Aside from a hairline gap running between the backside liner and secondary backspring.......

(http://a.imageshack.us/img831/6349/colonelcoonagsblargesto.jpg)

..........I can't see any light through it but the fine line is there and is about 3 inches long. (NOTE: My buddy Marv picked up this same knife as well about 3 weeks ago and his has the exact same hairline gap as mine, in the same place and almost the same length....odd!)But aside from that faint gap the F&F is perfect. Flawless blade grinds with sharp even edges, near flawless mirror polish throughout, flush fit springs with blades opened or closed, stout backspring tension, zero blade play anywhere, and all built on a great pattern.

And that Autumn Gold Smooth Bone is sweet, polished nice and smooth with a seamless transition between scales and bolsters and not one pin to be felt. Dragging your fingers across the sides of this knife the only thing you feel is the shield. For $50 bucks it's a nice Queen built Stockie!  :2tu:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on September 04, 2010, 10:48:25 PM
Picked up a few new Northwoods slippies from Derrick over at KnivesShipFree.com this week, One a pattern I don't own any of and another that has become a favorite of mine.

I'll start off first with with the one I've not owned any of before.....the English Jack. Liked the pattern as it came from Queen Cutlery in some of their runs. Just never bought one. Seen these Northwoods versions just recently with the long Sheeps mainblade and had to have one.

(http://a.imageshack.us/img844/6992/northwoodsgreenenglishj.jpg)

(http://a.imageshack.us/img341/6992/northwoodsgreenenglishj.jpg)

(http://a.imageshack.us/img507/6992/northwoodsgreenenglishj.jpg)

This one is 4 1/2" closed and done in a nice deep Green Jigged Bone. The blades are mirror polished 420HC stainless and the knife sports nickle/silver bolsters and shield, and brass liners and pins. Overall F&F is real good but does have a few spots along the backspring area were there are faint gaps between liners and springs........

(http://a.imageshack.us/img259/6992/northwoodsgreenenglishj.jpg)

......outside of those few little minor spots the F&F is flawless. The mirror polish on the blades and bolsters/shield is about perfect, the blade grinds are clean and edges sharp and even, backsprings are GEC stout and sit flush with blades opened or closed, zero blade play on either blade, and the bone has a real nice dark, almost Forest Green, color to them that real gives off a different shade depending on the light you are under.

All and all it's a really well built piece, and it has some good heft to it. Feels real good in the hand as well. My only real complaint about this one is that it has half-stops. I've never cared for half-stops on my knives but it is something I can easily live with.

Derrick also has these in a sweet Red Smooth Bone which is next on my list!  :2tu:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on September 04, 2010, 10:52:22 PM
Now this next one is in a pattern I really like and have grown fond of. The Gunstock as done by Queen Cutlery has grown on me quite a bit and I own several of them. They are one of the few smaller slipjoint patterns I really like, not only for the design and look but that also feel real good in the hand.

This Northwoods version is no different. It's 3 1/2" closed and done in Italian Jigged Bone. Liners and pins are brass with nickle/silver bolsters and shield, and blades made of D2 Tool Steel.

(http://a.imageshack.us/img444/2645/northwoodsitalianjigged.jpg)

(http://a.imageshack.us/img842/2645/northwoodsitalianjigged.jpg)

(http://a.imageshack.us/img831/2645/northwoodsitalianjigged.jpg)

F&F is similar to the English Jack in that it's about perfect except for a few minor faint gaps along the backspring area.....

(http://a.imageshack.us/img195/2645/northwoodsitalianjigged.jpg)

Otherwise the build is excellent with clean blade grinds and sharp edges, good stoutness to the backsprings and they sit flush with the blades opened or closed, flawless mirror polish throughtout, zero blade play on either blade, and a otherwise gap free fit.

The bone, while I am not sure what the color actually is, looks to me like a Chestnut Bone, or a Dark Amber. Real good looking stuff.

This one is going to be quite at home alongside the others of this design I have from Robeson, Schatt & Morgan, Queen, Bulldog USA, and Rigid USA.   :tu:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gareth on September 05, 2010, 01:14:10 PM
I do love your posts on this thread 2xTap, very much appreciate the time you take. :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on September 05, 2010, 05:09:31 PM
Thanks Gareth, I appreciate that. I'll have a few more going up today once I get pics of them done.....doing some of them right now.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on September 05, 2010, 05:10:48 PM
I do love your posts on this thread 2xTap, very much appreciate the time you take. :tu:
+1 on that :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on September 05, 2010, 05:27:47 PM
I do love your posts on this thread 2xTap, very much appreciate the time you take. :tu:
+1 on that :tu:

Thanks Mike, I'm glad you guys enjoy my short reviews. It makes them that much more fun to do. I post these on a couple of different forums but at least here everyone is nice about it. On some other forums my reviews and pics have been blamed for all sorts of disasters........Divorces, empty bank accounts, maxed out credit cards!!!

Hell, on one board they even call me a Enabler.....a ENABLER! Me, of all people......a Enabler. Can you believe that?  :-\

2xTap  ;)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Neil on September 06, 2010, 02:02:08 AM
The rotten buggers, how dare they  >:(  ... ::)

I'm a fan of the folding pron as well by the way :D :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on September 06, 2010, 02:06:08 AM
Well I for one am disgusted with this blatant folding pron - something should be done  :ahhh
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: texasflyfisher on September 07, 2010, 02:11:28 PM
Well I for one am disgusted with this blatant folding pron - something should be done  :ahhh

I think we need a new updated photo showing 2xTap's entire slipjoint collection. Sensory overload time! :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on September 07, 2010, 07:59:23 PM
Well I for one am disgusted with this blatant folding pron - something should be done  :ahhh

I think we need a new updated photo showing 2xTap's entire slipjoint collection. Sensory overload time! :drool:

OMG Yes!  :ahhh
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Neil on September 07, 2010, 09:24:43 PM
Sounds like a plan :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on September 07, 2010, 11:04:46 PM
Hahahahahaha..........to even set that up for some pics would be an all day affair. And I don't know if I have a room in my house with a floor big enough to lay it all out.

But, I did take some pics just now of what my gunbench in my "Man Cave" looks like.......it's covered in knives that I don't have storage for at the moment. Keep in mind these all ain't slippies, I got tacticals, fixed blades, friction folders, Multi-Tools, and other bladed gadgets mixed in here on the bench. And also keep in mind this ain't even half of the collection!  :o  My gunsafe, ammo locker, all of my knife cases, and all of my Hobby Chests......as well as a couple shelves in my room and a few other places are packed full of knives.

Anyway, here's some pics...........

My Gunbench, no room to clean or work on any gun. Should just call it my Knife Bench!
(http://a.imageshack.us/img7/4356/gunbench201001.jpg)

Left side of it.....
(http://a.imageshack.us/img255/4482/gunbench201002.jpg)

And the right side......
(http://a.imageshack.us/img823/9162/gunbench201003.jpg)


I am working on getting a large three tier tool chest.....my last few attempts fell through. I need a big one of good quality, and locking. But trying to save some coin doing it. I'm hoping to have one by years end. Once I get my collection organized and stored I might then try to get a whole group collection of pics taken.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: texasflyfisher on September 08, 2010, 02:09:38 AM
Hi Monty, I'll take what's behind door number 3!  :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: sergemaster on September 16, 2010, 09:36:16 PM
Amici,
Here is a new Muskrat pattern folder made by Bulldog out of Solingen Germany that I recently acquired on ebay. This piece comes with genuine thick slab stag handles and two clip blades made from ATS-34 Solingen steel. It's also 5" overall length which shadows my Case knives Moose pattern folder which is 4 1/4" overall..

Cheers,
Serge
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on September 16, 2010, 10:29:30 PM
sergemaster,

Don't mean to burst your bubble bud, but that Muskrat is not a Bulldog and it is not made of ATS-34 Solingen Steel.

Just so you know there is no such thing as ATS-34 Solingen Steel.....there is a ATS-34, but it is a Japanese Stainless Steel made by Hitachi. The Muskrat you have pictured is a German Bull. The brand is owned by Frost Cutlery and is produced by the same people over in Solingen Germany that make the Hen & Roosters. German made Bulldog Brand Knives are made by Friedrich Olbertz. These are two different brands manufactured by two different companies.....but they are both located in Solingen, Germany.

The stainless used in the German Bulls is 440A.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: sergemaster on September 16, 2010, 10:40:14 PM
2xtap,
You know what, that was all my goof.. :oops:

This Muskrat is made by German Bull NOT Bulldog, and you're also right, the blades are 440 not ATS-34, I must have confused it with a different model, or most likely my memory cells regarding this particular piece may have been running on regular and not synthetic! :think:

Cheers,
Serge
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on September 16, 2010, 10:40:27 PM
Mr Tap, I salute your mancave sir  :salute:

I am a little concerned by the batteries in the ashtray though - don't go blowing all those shinies up  :o
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on September 16, 2010, 10:57:18 PM
sergemaster,

I understand bud, happens to me as well from time to time. Just wanted to make sure you knew what it was you actually had if you didn't.

nuphoria,

Thanks.....though I have to say it's due for a major overhaul and some massive organization. If you think my Gun Bench looks cluttered you should see the rest of it. It's a mess. I'm in serious need of proper storage.

And them 123A cells, don't you worry, they are dead as a door nail. I don't throw them in the household trash (or, at least I try not to) so dead ones sit there until I can get them properly disposed of. And due to me being absent minded from time to time I put them in the ashtray so they don't get accidentally mixed up with good cells. If they are there they are dead.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: specgrade on September 17, 2010, 11:59:05 PM
 2xTap,

 Thank you for taking the time to post pics of your slip joints. I collect fixed blades and as of recently have been collecting slips. Trappers are a weakness of mine and that Bear and Son Green Jigged Bone is beautiful! And the price... :tu:

 Stockmans are also on my list of wants.

 Like you I keep the boxes the knives come in and when I sell a knife to someone, they seem surprised it comes with the original box and paperwork.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on September 18, 2010, 06:37:10 PM
This puppy arrived yesterday from my bud Mike over at CollectorKnives.net (http://www.collectorknives.net/index.html) and it is a impressive knife.

GEC Northfield "Yellow Rose" Cattle Rancher.....

(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/3394/gecyellowroserancher01.jpg)

(http://img697.imageshack.us/img697/5334/gecyellowroserancher02.jpg)

(http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/9393/gecyellowroserancher04.jpg)

The Cattle Rancher is a new Stockman pattern from Great Eastern Cutlery. Their previous pattern was the Cuban Stockman. And like the Cuban before it the Cattle Rancher sits in at 4 1/8" closed. Unlike the Cuban before it this Cattle Rancher has noticably broader blades and that big Clip as opposed to the slimmer California Clip style on the Cuban........

TOP: Cattle Rancher / BOTTOM: Cuban:

(http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/4741/gecyellowroserancher05.jpg)

(http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/3466/gecyellowroserancher06.jpg)

The grooved bolsters and the "Rose" shield are nickle/silver, liners and pins are brass, and the brushed finished and swedged blades are 1095 Carbon Steel. Bone on this is the typical Yellow Bone found on the "Yellow Rose" series but this one and it's brother the Cattle Baron are the first in the series to have jigging. And personally I prefer the smooth Yellow Bone they have used before. For a user the jigging makes sense as it gives better purchase in the hand, but from a strictly asthetics stand point the smooth Yellow Bone looks alot better.

F&F is excellent, can't find a fault. Blades have perfect grinds and the edges are ground even and are user sharp, blades are sans any form of play, backsprings are stout (noticably so on the mainblade) and the springs remain flush with blades opened or closed, brushed and polished finished areas are flawless, and there isn't a single gap to be found anywhere on this piece.....

(http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/3183/gecyellowroserancher03.jpg)

In the F&F department you can't make them much better than this. This is the Stockman the Cuban should have been. And while the Cuban is an excellent slippie the blades on the Cattle Rancher are much better.....at least for me as I prefer the broader blade designs and the long master pull.

The only thing that could really make this pattern truely excel is if they make them in 440-C. I truely hope they follow what they did with the Cuban and come out with some GEC brand versions in stainless. If so this could be the one pattern that might supplant Case's Gunboat Canoe as my all time favorite pattern.


2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: texasflyfisher on September 20, 2010, 07:34:20 PM
Awesome rancher 2xTap!

I recently ran across a little cattle knife that caught my eye at a dealer website. It was a Shapleigh brand three blade equal end cattle knife in green bone. It is about 3 3/8" long closed with a main spear point blade, sheepsfoot with long pull and a little pen blade. It looked fairly well made so I bought it for about the price of a new Case knife to give it a try. It was the only one in bone they had (I think there was another in some sort of horn).

The knife was said to have been assembled in the Friedrich Olbertz factory in Solingen, Germany in the 1990s or thereabout. I believe this is one of those Parker knifes that were "supposedly" put together from some old "discovered" parts from the closed Krusius Bros. knife factory. Who knows.

Anyways, I bought it because I liked it and it had carbon blades. That's all. This is also my first German made knife. I'll have to say it is very well made. No gaps between the brass liners and springs. No blade wobble at all with good walk and talk. It has nickel silver pins and the the same shield on both sides that appears to be pinned. A first look it reminds me of some of the Schatt & Morgan knives I have picked up in the past. The bone jigging and color is done very well. All three blades sit well and there is no blade rub either. Fit and finish is really high with just a couple exceptions I will mention next.

It did have a couple of minor QC issues. One pin is a bit proud but not sharp or uncomfortable and the swedge on the sheepsfoot was ground a bit rough. I was thinking of mailing it off to someone to fix these couple of things but I may try sanding the swedge myself since this will be a user. The main blade has an etch that says Shapleigh on it that I will remove so when the blade patinas you don't see it anymore. I think it would have been more attractive without the etch.

All in all, I am very pleased with this little cattle knife. I am wondering if any other folks have any of these Shapleigh reproduction knives since I really have not noticed them before. I am sure someone here does have one or more.

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_1qfEvgDcCB0/TJeN-_2tTkI/AAAAAAAAEKc/ihPJCXikr2Q/s800/shapleigh_closed.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on September 20, 2010, 08:37:47 PM
Lovely as always  :gimme:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on September 20, 2010, 11:34:01 PM
TFF,

That is a sweet Shapleigh bud. Got any pics of it with the blades fanned open?

A few years ago these were popping up quite a bit on Ebay, I had run the auctions on three different ones of the same pattern you have......all in Buffalo Horn. I lost on all three and never tried for any more. Still ain't got a single Shapleigh in the collection yet.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: specgrade on September 21, 2010, 04:49:36 AM
Here's a few of mine.

 Schrade Old Timer 50th Anniversary Jumbo Stockman
(http://i1021.photobucket.com/albums/af338/specgrade/SchradeJumboStockman.jpg)

(http://i1021.photobucket.com/albums/af338/specgrade/SchradeJumboStockman2.jpg)

Kutmaster Stockman

(http://i1021.photobucket.com/albums/af338/specgrade/KutmasterStockman.jpg)

Boker 140 Year Anniversary Gray Jigged Bone Trapper

(http://i1021.photobucket.com/albums/af338/specgrade/Boker140YearGrayBoneTrapper.jpg)

 Boker Beer Barrel Stockman

(http://i1021.photobucket.com/albums/af338/specgrade/BokerBeerBarrelStockman2.jpg)



Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on September 21, 2010, 05:25:23 AM
That giant Old Timer is amazing!  :D

I don't think we'd be allowed to carry that here  >:D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on September 21, 2010, 07:14:07 AM
That giant Old Timer is amazing!  :D


+1 :gimme:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! on September 21, 2010, 07:32:33 AM
I knew I shouldn't have clicked on this thread...now I have the jones for more slippies >:( ::)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on September 21, 2010, 08:03:48 AM
I knew I shouldn't have clicked on this thread...now I have the jones for more slippies >:( ::)

Me too :D

As luck would have it, I have one on the way.... my first custom  8)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Essexman on September 21, 2010, 08:45:08 AM
I knew I shouldn't have clicked on this thread...now I have the jones for more slippies >:( ::)

Me too :D

As luck would have it, I have one on the way.... my first custom  8)


No fair!!  Tell us more !!!!
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: specgrade on September 21, 2010, 03:58:58 PM
 I saw the Schrade at a flea market for $50 and passed on it. I saw it again in a Smokey Mountain Knife Works catalog, for much less money, so I grabbed it.

  I was going to post "Those aren't slip joints...here's a slip joint ----->" but that sounded, what's the word, cheeky?   :D

 The blades are sharp and it is the real deal. Strong back spring and I've ripped a finger nail off trying to open the main blade.  :oops:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on September 21, 2010, 05:28:31 PM
I knew I shouldn't have clicked on this thread...now I have the jones for more slippies >:( ::)

Me too :D

As luck would have it, I have one on the way.... my first custom  8)


No fair!!  Tell us more !!!!


I can't.... I'm too excited :D :ahhh

It will be here in a couple of days hopefully, then I'll spill.... promise  :mail:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: specgrade on September 21, 2010, 05:57:03 PM
I knew I shouldn't have clicked on this thread...now I have the jones for more slippies >:( ::)

Me too :D

As luck would have it, I have one on the way.... my first custom  8)


No fair!!  Tell us more !!!!


I can't.... I'm too excited :D :ahhh

It will be here in a couple of days hopefully, then I'll spill.... promise  :mail:

 Tease!!!  :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: texasflyfisher on September 21, 2010, 06:55:22 PM
I can't.... I'm too excited :D :ahhh

It will be here in a couple of days hopefully, then I'll spill.... promise  :mail:

Cool! Congrats! Can you at least tell us the location of the maker? In the UK or US?

Howdy specgrade,

Nice ol' Kutmaster stockman!  :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on September 21, 2010, 07:05:27 PM
OK... small tease :D

Maker is Polish, called Yahoo... hard to find online with that name! His work is often posted on a Polish knife forum. I bought it used so it has a tiny dink on it, but that's why I could afford it!

It's a green micarta slippie and I UK legal too :)

Pics soon.....
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: specgrade on September 21, 2010, 07:30:41 PM
I can't.... I'm too excited :D :ahhh

It will be here in a couple of days hopefully, then I'll spill.... promise  :mail:

Cool! Congrats! Can you at least tell us the location of the maker? In the UK or US?

Howdy specgrade,

Nice ol' Kutmaster stockman!  :tu:


Hello texasflyfisher,

 Thanks, I picked it up at a garage sale for $5. I've read that the jigged bone handle variety are hard to come by. I guess Kutmaster isn't collected as much as other brands.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Essexman on September 21, 2010, 09:26:55 PM
OK... small tease :D

Maker is Polish, called Yahoo... hard to find online with that name! His work is often posted on a Polish knife forum. I bought it used so it has a tiny dink on it, but that's why I could afford it!

It's a green micarta slippie and I UK legal too :)

Pics soon.....

Ha Ha found it!  Looks great, no it looks fantastic!   :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on September 21, 2010, 09:52:56 PM
You sneaky monkey :D

Yeah, I think it was a good buy.... we shall see  :ahhh
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Essexman on September 21, 2010, 11:07:18 PM
You sneaky monkey :D

Yeah, I think it was a good buy.... we shall see  :ahhh

Please note - I'm not stalking you  ::)  I just happened to see the sales thread and noticed a name I'd seen somewhere before. Nice to see someone else keep the same name on more than one forum!
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on September 22, 2010, 12:36:15 AM
You sneaky monkey :D

Yeah, I think it was a good buy.... we shall see  :ahhh

Please note - I'm not stalking you  ::)  I just happened to see the sales thread and noticed a name I'd seen somewhere before. Nice to see someone else keep the same name on more than one forum!

:( I haven't had a decent stalker for ages...

I have the same name almost everywhere I think. Makes life easy :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Freudian Frog on September 22, 2010, 06:34:57 AM
It's beautiful Nuphie, I especially like the touch of red in it. :D :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: stressmaster5000 on September 23, 2010, 05:13:59 AM
Troublesome creek Marbled Congress
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_gqsDXwvKqE4/TJqKTyD-7GI/AAAAAAAAK8Y/gyVtJfh1yrM/s800/Troublesome%20Creek%20Marbled%20Congress-04.JPG) (http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/6go8qq2sE6lOs-JXA96Jdw?feat=embedwebsite)

Troublesome Creek Blue Pearl Congress
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_gqsDXwvKqE4/TJqKMp9KZBI/AAAAAAAAK8A/zH4MhOzOsWU/s800/Troublesome%20Creek%20Blue%20Pearl%20Congress-03.JPG) (http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/FqKrpD8oUNEJDKAAHVf7rA?feat=embedwebsite)

Rough Rider Yellow Whittler
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_gqsDXwvKqE4/TJqKIJKTjaI/AAAAAAAAK7s/5xzDsNBVRYg/s800/Rough%20Rider%20Yellow%20Whittler-02.JPG) (http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/E09kD-s4U2r-aNczW1bEYg?feat=embedwebsite)

Rough Rider Tortoise Shell Whittler
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_gqsDXwvKqE4/TJqKFNV_-FI/AAAAAAAAK7k/Yn3eiwZBig8/s800/Rough%20Rider%20Tortise%20Whittler-03.JPG) (http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/4omMq4gCuCrx9jsRWBks8A?feat=embedwebsite)

Marbles Stag Swing Guard Lock Back
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_gqsDXwvKqE4/TJqKAR4RhbI/AAAAAAAAK7Y/GAB0pKq39og/s800/Marbles%20lock%20back-04.JPG) (http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/7O5i9CSUuYCF9wNo1lErOQ?feat=embedwebsite)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on September 23, 2010, 06:02:26 AM
It's beautiful Nuphie, I especially like the touch of red in it. :D :drool:

You need a bit of red around I reckon :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Freudian Frog on September 23, 2010, 06:05:55 AM
It's beautiful Nuphie, I especially like the touch of red in it. :D :drool:

You need a bit of red around I reckon :D
:think: ???
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on September 23, 2010, 06:07:20 AM
It's beautiful Nuphie, I especially like the touch of red in it. :D :drool:

You need a bit of red around I reckon :D
:think: ???

S'ok froggie... you're safe :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Freudian Frog on September 23, 2010, 06:15:01 AM
It's beautiful Nuphie, I especially like the touch of red in it. :D :drool:

You need a bit of red around I reckon :D
:think: ???

S'ok froggie... you're safe :D

Someone help me understand? XD
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on September 23, 2010, 06:18:37 AM
Which bit confused you froggie?

You mustn't worry so  :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on September 23, 2010, 06:14:48 PM
Troublesome creek Marbled Congress
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_gqsDXwvKqE4/TJqKTyD-7GI/AAAAAAAAK8Y/gyVtJfh1yrM/s800/Troublesome%20Creek%20Marbled%20Congress-04.JPG) (http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/6go8qq2sE6lOs-JXA96Jdw?feat=embedwebsite)

Troublesome Creek Blue Pearl Congress
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_gqsDXwvKqE4/TJqKMp9KZBI/AAAAAAAAK8A/zH4MhOzOsWU/s800/Troublesome%20Creek%20Blue%20Pearl%20Congress-03.JPG) (http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/FqKrpD8oUNEJDKAAHVf7rA?feat=embedwebsite)

Rough Rider Yellow Whittler
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_gqsDXwvKqE4/TJqKIJKTjaI/AAAAAAAAK7s/5xzDsNBVRYg/s800/Rough%20Rider%20Yellow%20Whittler-02.JPG) (http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/E09kD-s4U2r-aNczW1bEYg?feat=embedwebsite)

Rough Rider Tortoise Shell Whittler
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_gqsDXwvKqE4/TJqKFNV_-FI/AAAAAAAAK7k/Yn3eiwZBig8/s800/Rough%20Rider%20Tortise%20Whittler-03.JPG) (http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/4omMq4gCuCrx9jsRWBks8A?feat=embedwebsite)

Marbles Stag Swing Guard Lock Back
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_gqsDXwvKqE4/TJqKAR4RhbI/AAAAAAAAK7Y/GAB0pKq39og/s800/Marbles%20lock%20back-04.JPG) (http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/7O5i9CSUuYCF9wNo1lErOQ?feat=embedwebsite)
Very nice 8)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on September 23, 2010, 07:38:38 PM
OK, it's here  :mail:

I'm liking it lots  :drool: :D

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4086/5012332902_a0d7ac3b66_z.jpg)


I post more pics and thoughts after I've played with if for a while :D

Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gareth on September 23, 2010, 09:15:20 PM
That looks fantastic Chrissy.  :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on September 23, 2010, 09:18:55 PM
I've been good and done a little write up :)

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,22918.0.html
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Sazabi on September 27, 2010, 10:59:33 PM
I thought I'd go ahead and repost this picture in here, too:  three Case knives, a Parker Frost, and one I cannot remember the maker.

(http://i54.tinypic.com/vrft41.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on September 30, 2010, 04:12:44 AM
Sazabi,

Nice little collection of Pen Knives you have, ever thought to adding a Eisenhower or two to that collection?

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Sazabi on September 30, 2010, 05:13:36 PM
Sazabi,

Nice little collection of Pen Knives you have, ever thought to adding a Eisenhower or two to that collection?

2xTap

I don't really have a liking for the Eisenhowers, despite being able to get them (and other current-model Case knives) at just above wholesale prices (I know a guy :D).  Honestly, the only reason why I have those pen knives is because I traded off four Gerber knives and was trying to select some neat items.  I don't even know what those knives are worth, nor have I done research on them.

Oh, and that picture only shows the ones I got this past weekend; I have other, much nicer, slipjoints, too. ^^;
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on September 30, 2010, 10:39:53 PM
Sazabi,

My bad, thought you might of had a thing for Pen Knives and were getting into pattern collecting.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Sazabi on October 01, 2010, 01:08:22 AM
Perfectly alright, 2xtap; truth be told, they're a heck of a lot easier to store in a USB case than what those Gerbers were in their own boxes. @_@
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on October 01, 2010, 04:44:51 AM
Sazabi,

That I can believe for sure, Pen Knives are pretty small. A very old classic design.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Sazabi on October 01, 2010, 05:13:23 AM
The bottom one is downright small; somewhere in the middle in size between a Peanut and that joke Rough Rider tiny "pen knife."
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: stressmaster5000 on October 03, 2010, 01:31:05 AM
I have a passion for older American made slipjoints. I have several Case brand knives but some of my favorites are from Schrade, Camillus, Queen or Western. Here are a couple of Western brand knives.

Western Large Trapper model 691 made about 1980
(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd39/stressmaster5000/Other%20Brand%20name%20knives/Western/th_WesternTrapper691-01.jpg) (http://s220.photobucket.com/albums/dd39/stressmaster5000/Other%20Brand%20name%20knives/Western/?action=view&current=WesternTrapper691-01.jpg)(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd39/stressmaster5000/Other%20Brand%20name%20knives/Western/th_WesternTrapper691-02.jpg) (http://s220.photobucket.com/albums/dd39/stressmaster5000/Other%20Brand%20name%20knives/Western/?action=view&current=WesternTrapper691-02.jpg)(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd39/stressmaster5000/Other%20Brand%20name%20knives/Western/th_WesternTrapper691-06.jpg) (http://s220.photobucket.com/albums/dd39/stressmaster5000/Other%20Brand%20name%20knives/Western/?action=view&current=WesternTrapper691-06.jpg)(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd39/stressmaster5000/Other%20Brand%20name%20knives/Western/th_WesternTrapper691-05.jpg) (http://s220.photobucket.com/albums/dd39/stressmaster5000/Other%20Brand%20name%20knives/Western/?action=view&current=WesternTrapper691-05.jpg)(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd39/stressmaster5000/Other%20Brand%20name%20knives/Western/th_WesternTrapper691-03.jpg) (http://s220.photobucket.com/albums/dd39/stressmaster5000/Other%20Brand%20name%20knives/Western/?action=view&current=WesternTrapper691-03.jpg)

Western Punch blade Stockman  with Cracked Ice scales(has a bad spot  :-\ )
(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd39/stressmaster5000/Other%20Brand%20name%20knives/Western/th_Western423-01.jpg) (http://s220.photobucket.com/albums/dd39/stressmaster5000/Other%20Brand%20name%20knives/Western/?action=view&current=Western423-01.jpg)(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd39/stressmaster5000/Other%20Brand%20name%20knives/Western/th_Western423-03.jpg) (http://s220.photobucket.com/albums/dd39/stressmaster5000/Other%20Brand%20name%20knives/Western/?action=view&current=Western423-03.jpg)(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd39/stressmaster5000/Other%20Brand%20name%20knives/Western/th_Western423-07.jpg) (http://s220.photobucket.com/albums/dd39/stressmaster5000/Other%20Brand%20name%20knives/Western/?action=view&current=Western423-07.jpg)(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd39/stressmaster5000/Other%20Brand%20name%20knives/Western/th_Western423-06.jpg) (http://s220.photobucket.com/albums/dd39/stressmaster5000/Other%20Brand%20name%20knives/Western/?action=view&current=Western423-06.jpg)(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd39/stressmaster5000/Other%20Brand%20name%20knives/Western/th_Western423-05.jpg) (http://s220.photobucket.com/albums/dd39/stressmaster5000/Other%20Brand%20name%20knives/Western/?action=view&current=Western423-05.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on October 03, 2010, 01:44:02 AM
stressmaster5000,

Nice ones bud, you just don't see too many Western slippies around on the various boards. Even of all the older brands Westerns just don't pop up much.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: stressmaster5000 on October 03, 2010, 01:52:17 AM
Westerns history is kind of up and down with ownership changing a couple times toward its end. Some models I have show some problems being fitted together properly while others looks as good as any other.


Western also was more of a fixed blade knife manufacturer and they also made axes. Most folks who collect Western usually aim at the fixed blades or some of the modern lock blades.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on October 03, 2010, 02:30:42 AM
Yeah, I know they had been owned by Coleman for a time, and in the 90's they were bought by Camillus and Camillus produced the brand up until 2007 when it closed it doors. I ain't got any of their slippies but I do have a old Western fixed blade with ALOT of miles on it.......it's in real rough shape and the sheath is beat to hell but it's still a solid piece. Not sure how old it is as it belonged to my wife's father and I came to inherit it and others when he passed.

I think that's the only Western I have in my collection.  ???

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: stressmaster5000 on October 03, 2010, 03:41:51 AM
I own a couple of old pre-1950's Western made knives with the "Westaco" brand name in celluloid cracked ice scales. They are real neat. At the time I got my first "Westaco" knife I was a little puzzled by the tang stamp. At first I read it as "West Taco". I kept thinking who would brand themselves that way. After the research led me to it being a Western brands tang stamp from before the 1950's I understood. I have a 3 blade Punch/Stockman and a 2 blade jack. One has squared bolsters and the other rounded. Both are used but still look pretty good and the blades still have most of the steel. Ineed to take some photos of them.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on October 03, 2010, 04:19:40 PM
stressmaster5000,

Now that is a tang stamp I have never seen. Yes....take some pics, I'd like to see those.  :tu:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: stressmaster5000 on October 03, 2010, 09:29:40 PM
stressmaster5000,

Now that is a tang stamp I have never seen. Yes....take some pics, I'd like to see those.  :tu:

2xTap
I will try but my photo taking ability is not all that great and the tang stamps are faint. Actually every "Westaco" tang stamp I have seen is on the faint side so maybe it is something that is common to the "Westaco" line. The tang stamp is similar to the "Western States" tang stamps for older Western brand knives with the main top line being curved above the bottom line.


Will try later today.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: stressmaster5000 on October 04, 2010, 01:35:50 AM
Westaco marked Western made 3 blade Punch blade Stockman with cracked ice celluloid scales made sometime between 1930-1950's
(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd39/stressmaster5000/Other%20Brand%20name%20knives/Western/WestacoPunchBladeStockman-01.jpg)(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd39/stressmaster5000/Other%20Brand%20name%20knives/Western/WestacoPunchBladeStockman-02.jpg)

Westaco marked Western made 2 blade Jack with cracked ice celluloid scales made sometime between 1930-1950's
(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd39/stressmaster5000/Other%20Brand%20name%20knives/Western/Westaco2bladeJack-01.jpg)(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd39/stressmaster5000/Other%20Brand%20name%20knives/Western/Westaco2bladeJack-02.jpg)

(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd39/stressmaster5000/Other%20Brand%20name%20knives/Western/th_Westacoknives-01.jpg) (http://s220.photobucket.com/albums/dd39/stressmaster5000/Other%20Brand%20name%20knives/Western/?action=view&current=Westacoknives-01.jpg)(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd39/stressmaster5000/Other%20Brand%20name%20knives/Western/th_Westacoknives-04.jpg) (http://s220.photobucket.com/albums/dd39/stressmaster5000/Other%20Brand%20name%20knives/Western/?action=view&current=Westacoknives-04.jpg)(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd39/stressmaster5000/Other%20Brand%20name%20knives/Western/th_Westacoknives-06.jpg) (http://s220.photobucket.com/albums/dd39/stressmaster5000/Other%20Brand%20name%20knives/Western/?action=view&current=Westacoknives-06.jpg)(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd39/stressmaster5000/Other%20Brand%20name%20knives/Western/th_Westacoknives-07.jpg) (http://s220.photobucket.com/albums/dd39/stressmaster5000/Other%20Brand%20name%20knives/Western/?action=view&current=Westacoknives-07.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: stressmaster5000 on October 04, 2010, 01:49:53 AM
Queen 3 blade stockman made in 1997 with Titusville, PA tang stamp
(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd39/stressmaster5000/Other%20Brand%20name%20knives/Queen/Queen97Stockman-04.jpg)
More photos, yellow scales blades look new with a overall feel.
(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd39/stressmaster5000/Other%20Brand%20name%20knives/Queen/th_Queen97Stockman-01.jpg) (http://s220.photobucket.com/albums/dd39/stressmaster5000/Other%20Brand%20name%20knives/Queen/?action=view&current=Queen97Stockman-01.jpg)(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd39/stressmaster5000/Other%20Brand%20name%20knives/Queen/th_Queen97Stockman-02.jpg) (http://s220.photobucket.com/albums/dd39/stressmaster5000/Other%20Brand%20name%20knives/Queen/?action=view&current=Queen97Stockman-02.jpg)(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd39/stressmaster5000/Other%20Brand%20name%20knives/Queen/th_Queen97Stockman-03.jpg) (http://s220.photobucket.com/albums/dd39/stressmaster5000/Other%20Brand%20name%20knives/Queen/?action=view&current=Queen97Stockman-03.jpg)(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd39/stressmaster5000/Other%20Brand%20name%20knives/Queen/th_Queen97Stockman-06.jpg) (http://s220.photobucket.com/albums/dd39/stressmaster5000/Other%20Brand%20name%20knives/Queen/?action=view&current=Queen97Stockman-06.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on October 30, 2010, 06:22:12 PM
Alrighty, here's my lastest arrival of Slipjoint Goodness............

(http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/6113/casebros2005encyclopedi.jpg)

This one is a Case #75 pattern Large Stockman from their 2005 Family Brands Encyclopedia Case Brothers set. These are like Mint Sets and come in a complete package that is stored in a box that looks like a large Encyclopedia and usually made up of several patterns in various handle materials, fully engraved.....and they are done in "volumes". Not often are these sets broken up and sold individually as they usually bring in much more money when sold complete. Luckily there are a few dealers that sometimes break up these sets and sell them.

Here's some better pics.......

(http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/6113/casebros2005encyclopedi.jpg)

(http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/6113/casebros2005encyclopedi.jpg)

The pattern is 4 1/4" closed. It has Tru-Sharp Stainless mirror polished blades, brass liners and pins, fully engraved XX nickle/silver bolsters, and a Case Bros. nickle/silver Badge Shield. the scales are Russell Jigged Honey Brown Bone.......

(http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/6113/casebros2005encyclopedi.jpg)

This particular Stockman is a Case Brothers piece and is marked as such........

(http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/6113/casebros2005encyclopedi.jpg)

Only 350 were made and mine is marked #135. Fit and finish of this knife is excellent with nary a gap to be found anywhere, zero blade play throughout, near flawless mirror polish, clean and sharp edge grinds, good backspring stoutness, etc., etc........

(http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/4849/casebros2005encyclopedid.jpg)

One thing I didn't notice originally was a typo in the CoA. The CoA lists all the knives in this particular volume of Encyclopedia, but they list the only Stockman in the set as a #6347.....when in fact it's a #6375! Here's a pic of the complete set in their padded slots in this "volume".......

(http://i.ebayimg.com/11/!B)wlEEgCWk~$(KGrHqR,!j!Ew5Sp6dnhBMO3SkL8sg~~_3.JPG)

........no #47 to be found. My knife did come with the original Certificate of Authenticity. Typos such as this are not that common in Case sets.

Anyway, for a pattern collector like me getting a rare one-off from a set such as this is cool as I can add to my collection a piece I usually would not be able to get unless I bought the whole set. And a whole "volume" can be very pricey.....the complete volume this one comes from runs about $1000 or so: http://www.caseknifeoutlet.com/knifedetail.cfm?id=1395 (http://www.caseknifeoutlet.com/knifedetail.cfm?id=1395)

That comes to $125.00 a pattern. Got mine for only $77.00 so I am a happy camper!  :D

2xTap  :2tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Sean on October 30, 2010, 10:42:41 PM
As always it's a pleasure to read and peruse through this thread.  Great knives and pictures guys.  :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on October 30, 2010, 11:04:03 PM
Another lovely one  :gimme:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on October 30, 2010, 11:40:54 PM
Ooh, lovely  :gimme:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on October 31, 2010, 06:24:04 AM
Thanks! Had my eye on another one from another set of knives.......a #75 from a Case Family Tree Set. Had to miss out on it for the Gunboat Canoe I recently bought.

So many knives, so little money!  :'(

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gadget Guy on November 28, 2010, 08:06:25 PM
I just got this beauty yesterday. It is used but still in very good condition. Here are the specs:

Rick Nowland Custom Dark Green Bone Single Blade Trapper

OAL 6-1/2"
3-5/8" closed
3" blade
ATS-34 blade steel
416 stainless liners
5/8" thick
1/8" blade
2.0 oz


(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p306/Smelp/Nowland008.jpg)

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p306/Smelp/Nowland003.jpg)

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p306/Smelp/Nowland007.jpg)

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p306/Smelp/Nowland006.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on November 28, 2010, 08:11:23 PM
 :gimme:

Nice one for UK edc that  :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gadget Guy on November 28, 2010, 08:29:07 PM
:gimme:

Nice one for UK edc that  :tu:

Thanks Mate!   :cheers:  I like how thin it is. It carries very nice and has a great feel. I was very lucky to get this one.  :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: David on November 28, 2010, 10:23:00 PM
That is a bueaty GG.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gadget Guy on November 28, 2010, 10:27:10 PM
That is a bueaty GG.

Thanks buddy!   :cheers:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gareth on November 28, 2010, 11:28:58 PM
Oh yeah, I like that a lot.  Nice find GG. :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gadget Guy on November 29, 2010, 12:04:23 AM
Oh yeah, I like that a lot.  Nice find GG. :tu:

Thanks Mate!   :cheers:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on November 29, 2010, 12:11:12 AM
Agreed, nice find :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on November 29, 2010, 03:39:47 PM
GG,

Nice one bud, good grab. Should make for an excellent EDC slippie. Thanks for the eye-candy!  :2tu:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: texasflyfisher on December 01, 2010, 12:28:52 AM
Rick Nowland makes some exceptionally nice slipjoints. Congrats on fine example!
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gadget Guy on December 01, 2010, 12:31:40 AM
Thanks all!   :cheers:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: texasflyfisher on December 07, 2010, 06:40:33 PM
After almost 2 years of being on Kerry Hampton's waiting list, I finally got the word recently and a couple of weeks of discussion and final decision making and here are the results. 3 1/2" closed serpentine trapper with a dark chocolate/coffee jigged bone and ATS-34 blade and spring. I hope y'all like it.

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_1qfEvgDcCB0/TP4-ZHKQjZI/AAAAAAAAEUc/rSa8rqWOAGg/s800/khampton-312chocbncliptrapper0-1.jpg)
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_1qfEvgDcCB0/TP4-ZLgVKVI/AAAAAAAAEUg/8Ys9sdIMjoc/s800/khampton-312chocbncliptrapper0-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gadget Guy on December 07, 2010, 06:48:49 PM
Wow, that is one beautiful knife!   :gimme:  Congratulations!!   :cheers:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Neil on December 07, 2010, 07:45:49 PM
That's a fine looking knife :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Benner on December 07, 2010, 11:34:15 PM
Oh my, that sure is pretty  :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gareth on December 07, 2010, 11:57:25 PM
Looks lovely mate. :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on December 08, 2010, 08:57:00 AM
Damn :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on December 08, 2010, 10:43:33 PM
Mmmmm +10!
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Sazabi on December 10, 2010, 02:34:24 PM
Borrowing the picture from BladeForums, but it's the same knife:  a Schrade OIT 219 Peanut/Dogleg Jack/Small Jack, new in baggie but sans box. :3

(http://cn0oha.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pl3Xee4L3lhTnUvhPbC8Vz_44ClEfhkYEez86tXyYCYNUg9GPyhZBqduVcyavExnA74dzHFpJip2gMhvRtE4NoeBtdPzRe1U-/SCC%20OPN.jpg?psid=1)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on December 10, 2010, 06:45:20 PM
Nice old school Schrade :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on December 11, 2010, 02:46:15 PM
TFF,

Man, now that is sweet.  Beautiful Hampton you got there bud.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: texasflyfisher on December 11, 2010, 04:57:23 PM
Borrowing the picture from BladeForums, but it's the same knife:  a Schrade OIT 219 Peanut/Dogleg Jack/Small Jack, new in baggie but sans box. :3

(http://cn0oha.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pl3Xee4L3lhTnUvhPbC8Vz_44ClEfhkYEez86tXyYCYNUg9GPyhZBqduVcyavExnA74dzHFpJip2gMhvRtE4NoeBtdPzRe1U-/SCC%20OPN.jpg?psid=1)

Nice score! Those old Schrades are fine knives! The peachseed jigged bone is sweet!

This one is more of a serpentine jack (like the one I posted) but probably peanut sized. So, is this a 1950s vintage model?
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Sazabi on December 11, 2010, 08:12:32 PM
Borrowing the picture from BladeForums, but it's the same knife:  a Schrade OIT 219 Peanut/Dogleg Jack/Small Jack, new in baggie but sans box. :3

(http://cn0oha.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pl3Xee4L3lhTnUvhPbC8Vz_44ClEfhkYEez86tXyYCYNUg9GPyhZBqduVcyavExnA74dzHFpJip2gMhvRtE4NoeBtdPzRe1U-/SCC%20OPN.jpg?psid=1)

Nice score! Those old Schrades are fine knives! The peachseed jigged bone is sweet!

This one is more of a serpentine jack (like the one I posted) but probably peanut sized. So, is this a 1950s vintage model?

I have no idea; I'll look at it later today and see, though. :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Jmora on December 20, 2010, 08:47:09 PM
this arrived today, handmade Solingen Slipjoint, I think the 'Superstahl' on the blade is cute (Super is one of the German's favourite words), I like it, I was resolved to carry it, just right for EDC - functionally like a SAK waiter, but a different aesthetic. Now maybe its too pretty. Photos don't do it justice, some natural light would be good. The snakewood fits well with the curvy handles. (the corkscrew fits snugly in the space, though it looks like it sticks out in the photo).
(http://i51.tinypic.com/1zvklg.jpg)
(http://i56.tinypic.com/66jjv6.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on December 20, 2010, 10:14:13 PM
That's very nice. Snakewood really is very pretty :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gadget Guy on December 20, 2010, 10:23:14 PM
I have this on the way. I'm really looking forward to getting it.   :tu:

Canal Street Cutlery Cannitler Knife (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDtV-Zj_l-o#ws)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on December 20, 2010, 10:36:15 PM
GG,

Nice one bud, CSC makes a good knife. And the Cannitler is a excellent pattern.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gadget Guy on December 20, 2010, 10:59:27 PM
GG,

Nice one bud, CSC makes a good knife. And the Cannitler is a excellent pattern.

2xTap

Thanks!  What really sold me on the knife is the way you can get some purchase on the knife with one blade open, like shown in the video. I also like the fact that it used old barn wood from the 1920's. Being American made was just a bonus. :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on December 20, 2010, 11:22:51 PM
GG,

It's actually par for the course with the Canoe pattern. Standard Canoes are the same way. The pattern is naturally ergonomic. It's one of the reasons the larger Gunboat Canoe is my mainstay EDC......they just fit right and feel right in the hand.

And not only that, the Canoe pattern in all it's forms is very pocketable, particularly the standard size Canoes. They just disappear in a pocket. Not alot of makers offer a Cannitler, CSC is one of the few that do though. Of all the Canoe pattern slippies I own only one is a Cannitler.......

(http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/1414/smcanittler02tg7.jpg)

.........a Schatt & Morgan. Although unlike the CSC version, this one has nailbreaker backsprings.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on January 01, 2011, 08:08:05 PM
This past Christmas was the first in a long time I didn't get any knives. I even gifted to myself a new watch. But as my B-day is around the corner I figured some new slippies were in order. And SMKW's was having a 20% off their entire site sale going on and had lowered some of the prices on some Queen built stuff so it was perfect timing.

So I snagged me a Queen built Colonel Coon that I had been wanting, as well as two new Queen City offerings......with the sale and 20% off all three together costed a mere $80.00!  :tu:

(http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/1563/colonelcoonagsbgunstock.jpg)

(http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/1563/colonelcoonagsbgunstock.jpg)

The first of the group (above) is the Colonel Coon. A Queen-built #40 pattern Gunstock at 3 5/8" closed. A while back I got it's larger brother in the Cattle King.....

(http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/6349/colonelcoonagsblargesto.jpg)

.......these are done in polished smooth Autumn Gold Bone. The Gunstock, like the Cattle King, is also bladed in mirror polished 420HC with brass liners and pins, and nickle/silver bolsters and shield.

(http://img810.imageshack.us/img810/1563/colonelcoonagsbgunstock.jpg)

Fit and finish is perfect. Backsprings are stout, zero blade play throughout, backsprings rest flush with blades opened or closed, and not a gap anywhere. Blade grinds are even with sharp edges and the polishing on the entire knife is without fault.

(http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/1563/colonelcoonagsbgunstock.jpg)

A great addition to my ever growing Gunstock collection.  :D

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on January 01, 2011, 08:35:00 PM
Next up is the two Queen City pieces. These are from a new line done in less expensive finishes and handle materials to reduce cost. You can equate them to Case's Workman Series.

The first is another #40 pattern Gunstock at 3 5/8" closed.....

(http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/8426/queencityyellowdelringu.jpg)

(http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/8426/queencityyellowdelringu.jpg)

Second is a #41 pattern two-blade Copperhead at 3 3/4" closed.....

(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/491/queencitywhitedelrincop.jpg)

(http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/491/queencitywhitedelrincop.jpg)

Both knives feature brush finished 1095 carbon steel blades, brass liners and pins, and polished nickle/silver bolsters. Neither of them has a shield.

(http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/8426/queencityyellowdelringu.jpg)

(http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/491/queencitywhitedelrincop.jpg)

Both knives are American made by Queen Cutlery, and as previuosly mentioned are of the Queen City series. And are marked as such.....

(http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/8426/queencityyellowdelringu.jpg)

(http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/491/queencitywhitedelrincop.jpg)

Both knives sport delrin scales, the Gunstock with jigged Yellow Delrin and the Copperhead with polished smooth White Delrin. Blades on both have clean even blade grinds with sharp edges, backsprings that rest flush with blades opened or closed, zero blade play throughout both of them, and both have a nice clean finish to them.

But they do have some minor faults. The Gunstock has stout backsprings but came with a few hairline gaps in the backspring area. And the center pin holes in the delrin on the Gunstock are a little rough around the pin on both sides of the knife. The Copperhead also has a couple minor gaps in the backspring area, but it also has what I consider light backsprings. They aren't weak, just lighter than I prefer.

(http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/8426/queencityyellowdelringu.jpg)

(http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/491/queencitywhitedelrincop.jpg)

But the faults are minor. Overall they are well built and solid. And considering they are American made, let alone Queen built, with a price of only $24.99 regularly.....these are exceptional buys. These would make superb EDC slippies, especially for those who prefer carbon steel in their pocketknives.

2xTap  :2tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Jmora on January 02, 2011, 12:36:16 AM
 :drool:
I especially like the brushed steel finish.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: texasflyfisher on January 02, 2011, 03:09:59 PM
I had no idea Queen had a Queen City series in that price range. Pretty cool!
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on January 02, 2011, 04:52:57 PM
TFF,

They were released this year. Patterns are limited so far to pretty much just Copperheads, Gunstocks, Trappers, and Toothpicks.....some in delrin and some in wood, at least in this price range.

Check them out here: http://www.smkw.com/webapp/eCommerce/prodlist.jsp?Mode=Text&Brand=&CatalogName=&PriceStart=&PriceEnd=&Feature=&Cat=&SearchText=Queen+City&filter=false&range=1&list=48 (http://www.smkw.com/webapp/eCommerce/prodlist.jsp?Mode=Text&Brand=&CatalogName=&PriceStart=&PriceEnd=&Feature=&Cat=&SearchText=Queen+City&filter=false&range=1&list=48)

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: David on January 02, 2011, 06:04:13 PM
Nice haul 2xtap.    :tu:   I`m really liking that Colonel Coon Gunstock.    8)     :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Neil on January 03, 2011, 04:14:51 AM
I think I actually prefer the cheaper two :think:  Both look to be nice and practical pocket knives :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on January 03, 2011, 11:28:36 PM
David,

Thanks bud, yeah the Colonel Coon really stands out. It's F&F is outstanding.

Neil,

They are bud, some of the best you can get in this price range at that level of build quality.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on February 12, 2011, 06:13:48 PM
Just arrived on my doorstep, a trio of Case from SHC.......

(http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/6471/casegunboattrio01.jpg)

(http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/9320/casegunboattrio03.jpg)

(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/664/casegunboattrio04.jpg)

Won these on auction as a complete lot, all #94 pattern Gunboat Canoes from Case's "Vintage Pattern Series".

Blue Lagoon Bone:
(http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/1166/casebluelagoongunboat01.th.jpg) (http://img511.imageshack.us/i/casebluelagoongunboat01.jpg/) (http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/6571/casebluelagoongunboat02.th.jpg) (http://img834.imageshack.us/i/casebluelagoongunboat02.jpg/)

Salmon Bone:
(http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/4182/casesalmongunboat01.th.jpg) (http://img703.imageshack.us/i/casesalmongunboat01.jpg/) (http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/506/casesalmongunboat02.th.jpg) (http://img638.imageshack.us/i/casesalmongunboat02.jpg/)

Sky Blue Bone:
(http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/1069/caseskybluegunboat01.th.jpg) (http://img156.imageshack.us/i/caseskybluegunboat01.jpg/) (http://img806.imageshack.us/img806/1927/caseskybluegunboat02.th.jpg) (http://img806.imageshack.us/i/caseskybluegunboat02.jpg/)

Fit and finish of all three is excellent with zero gaps anywhere, heavy but not nailbreaker backsprings, virtually flawless mirror polish throughout, clean and even edge grinds, and all blades are sans any lateral play..........

(http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/2581/casegunboattrio05.jpg)

All and all what I have come to expect from Case, and particularly with this pattern. And while my favorite slipjoint pattern it is one that is not the largest group in my collection as these tend to be pricey. At around $80-$100 a pop usually I only pick these up occassionally. Funny too considering all three of these came with the MSRP and retail stickers still on the boxes.......

(http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/8706/casegunboattrio02.jpg)

All I could say was ....Ouch! But I paid nowhere near this for all three of these.  :2tu:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gareth on February 12, 2011, 08:45:52 PM
Sounds like you got a bargain 2xTap.  Thanks for sharing. :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on February 13, 2011, 01:12:33 AM
Gareth,

Yup, my cost was about $83 a piece. And thanks for looking.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mr. Whippy on February 13, 2011, 10:48:30 AM
Those are tempting...

2xTap,

Your photos are awesome! :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: dks on February 13, 2011, 01:37:04 PM
I decided to buy a few reasonably priced but interesting looking slipjoints about a month ago, which arrived during the past week or so.

Some canoes (the buck, last one, is the most attractive of the lot, the rough rider stag does not look "right" to me).

Also some more rough riders (the large toothpick looks and feels quite good), a few wengers (were on sale in a normal shop...) including an eloxy which I was not aware of before but which is impressive in its simplicity and a couple of mini buck toothpicks.

I was surprised by the fact that I had problems with the knives of two different companies, first time I had any real problem with any of their products.

The Rough Rider 6 blade stockman came with pathetically weak springs on the two larger blades (they work slightly better now after extensive cleaning) and a crack on the bone scales.
I noticed only the weak springs when I first got it and decided to keep it, even though the seller offered to take it back and then I saw the crack, but did not bother contacting the seller again. Based on what I read about this model on the internet I must have got the only problematic one.
  ???
The yellow buck mini toothpick came with both scales practically unstuck and discoloured and with oxidation inside. It seems like it was kept near some oxidising chemicals, maybe in a very hot and humid environment. I got a refund so I can’t really complain, I was just surprised that this was actually sold as new and theoretically checked before shipping.

Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on February 13, 2011, 08:26:59 PM
dks,

Nice grabs bud. Sorry to hear you got a few lemons in that bunch though. That Stag Buck Canoe is sweet. The Stag looks that way because it's torched. Bear and Sons has done quite a few runs in torched India Stag and I've seen some of theirs look just like the Stag on that Buck.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: texasflyfisher on February 16, 2011, 07:16:53 PM
The Buck Canoe looks great. Does it have a spring for each blade or do they share a single spring? I like the kind that share one spring as they tend to be slightly slimmer.  :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: dks on February 18, 2011, 05:19:19 PM
Each blade has its own spring. They are about 12mm thick
These were bought unseen, so the stag "look" varies from one to the other, as shown in the pictures.
Quality is similar for all, that is, quite good, though the spring tension differs slightly between them, but it’s still OK.
The bone ones are thinner by about 4mm.
I have not really used any of them for anything but they feel solid.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on February 19, 2011, 12:05:09 AM
dks,

Nice pics bud. The Stag on all of those looks great, as does the F&F. I only have one of the imported Bucks, a 301. It's ok but I was disappointed in it as I have seen many others just perfect in F&F.

Might have to get me one of these Stag Canoes though.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: dks on February 19, 2011, 10:31:30 AM
Many thanks, the quality of them is, generally, very good. There are no rough edges, the gaps are quite small and they come sharp and with no mystery oil/dirt in their joints.
From my (note: MY  ;) ) experience (owning and handling, not so much from actually using hard), comparing slipjoints of this category (inexpensive, usually not made in the west) they seem/feel to be a “click” better than Rough Rider, similar to Boker Plus, better than Steel Warrior (though I only have 1-2 of the last two brands…) and a lot better, especially in QC, than the new schrades. Though not a statistically significant observation they appear to be at least as good as a, similarly priced, German Bull I have and have smoother action than my SRM slipjoint.
(The first rough rider is not a slipjoint, I just thought those two looked nice together)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on February 19, 2011, 06:20:29 PM
dks,

Funny you should mention Rough Rider as I am told that the factory over in China that produces the Rough Rider line of slipjoints (as well as many others) are the same people building the imported Buck slipjoint line.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on February 19, 2011, 06:34:07 PM
And speaking of Stag, just had a new one myself come in a couple days ago...........

(http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/1559/gecstagmuskrat01.jpg)

(http://img816.imageshack.us/img816/8126/gecstagmuskrat02.jpg)

2008 production GEC Stag Muskrat. I have to honestly say I am not a fan of the Muskrat pattern. Of the hundreds of slipjoints I own, out of those I think I have but one or two Muskrat patterns. It's not that I dislike the pattern it's just that they never really appealed to me most often. And I have to admit this one from GEC surprised me a bit because I like it alot more than I thought I would. After getting it in hand and getting the blades open and toying with it, at least this variation, I can appreciate the appeal the Muskrat pattern has on some people.

It is a nice pattern. But for me initially, getting this one had more to do with it being in Stag and bladed in 440-C, and at a great price! And the Stag is quite nice..........

(http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/4515/gecstagmuskrat04.jpg)

The knife is 4 1/8" closed with nickle/silver bolsters and shield, brass liners and pins, and polished 440-C stainless blades. This knife came from a pre-owned but unused collection.  Fit and finish is near perfect, although this one came with a small cosmetic flaw on one of the bolsters but nothing major. F&F is typical GEC with nary a gap anywhere, stout backsprings, zero blade play throughout, etc. But also typical for GEC's of this time is the fact that the edges need a little work as they didn't come real sharp. But I ain't complaining as it's overall F&F is still excellent.........

(http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/3525/gecstagmuskrat03.jpg)

This one has me actually looking at other iterations of this pattern that are still available.  :tu:

2xTap

Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: dks on February 19, 2011, 07:06:56 PM
That is some nice stag;  :tu: I especially like the one on the side with the shield, really good, deep pattern. 
I doubt you could get anything close to that for Buck canoe money, at least not from ebay. 
Mind you I have enough problems deciding to use the Buck stag ones, in case they break or get lost, that’s why I got a few for backups......  :D

As for RR and Buck being made in the same factory, it is a possibility, first time I saw one of each together I thought of that since they are similar in shape and size, especially when closed (they have to, they are both canoes), but the grinds and blade thickness are different, stag used also differs (though, stag canoes seem to cost about the same from both), and the decoration on the bolsters is different…  These of course can easily be made to the specific order.
Fit and finish is, however close… I have no idea which factory makes them, but it must be a good one…  Someone said that most, decent quality, Chinese knives are made in the same region. It would be funny if SRM made those too…
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on February 19, 2011, 07:58:28 PM
dks,

Yeah, GEC uses some nice Stag. And they bookend it pretty well. And nope, you won't find any of this even close for Buck Canoe money. Even on factory "seconds" they go for alot more than any of the imported stuff.

As to the makers of Rough Rider and the imported Bucks, I should of clarified........they actually are the makers of the Imported Buck line. The Rough Rider line is owned by SMKW's (jointly with Blue Ridge Knives). SMKW's has also had a longstanding relationship with the Buck family. According to Steve Koontz over at SMKW's Buck had a hand in setting up the factory that is churning out their imported line and with the quality they are producing there, and their connections, SMKW's went with them to produce their Rough Rider line. This factory also produces the new line of Colt slipjoints as well as the new imported offerings for Remington, and the newer Marble's line of slipjoints.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: edcgear on February 19, 2011, 08:05:44 PM
I've posted same thing on another thread, so I'll repost it here...

I do like Sunfish / Elephant Toe type of knives, but due to their price I didn't thaught of getting one (I'm a user not collector)... Then I've discovered few manufacturers like Rough Rider, Marble, Hammer Brand which are afordable for me. Seems that they have overall thumbs up for EDC quality.

Any thaughts and experiences?
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on February 19, 2011, 08:29:53 PM
For a imported Sunfish/Elephant Toe I would recommend Rough Rider. I own many a RR and the overall quality of them is way above their price. That said I don't own any of these particular patterns from Rough Rider so I can't comment on them specifically.

As far as the new Hammer Brand line, these are being made by Taylor Cutlery and I've heard both good and bad and not alot in either direction so I can't say if they would be a good choice currently.

As for the imported Marble's line, I have a few in various patterns. While pretty good quality for the money they ain't quite as good as the Rough Riders in their overall fit. They don't seem to be as consistant in F&F as the Rough Riders, but still a good buy when had in the RR price range.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: edcgear on February 19, 2011, 08:31:24 PM
For a imported Sunfish/Elephant Toe I would recommend Rough Rider. I own many a RR and the overall quality of them is way above their price. That said I don't own any of these particular patterns from Rough Rider so I can't comment on them specifically.

As far as the new Hammer Brand line, these are being made by Taylor Cutlery and I've heard both good and bad and not alot in either direction so I can't say if they would be a good choice currently.

As for the imported Marble's line, I have a few in various patterns. While pretty good quality for the money they ain't quite as good as the Rough Riders in their overall fit. They don't seem to be as consistant in F&F as the Rough Riders, but still a good buy when had in the RR price range.

2xTap
:salute: :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: dks on February 20, 2011, 02:57:41 PM
 :tu: You learn new things every day!
I have been thinking about colt and marbles slipjoints (some of the colt stag looks good), but I have not yet seen something that I felt I had  :D to have from their range. They also appear to be more expensive than RR, at least on ebay. Maybe one of these days......
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on February 20, 2011, 07:04:55 PM
dks,

The newer Colt slippies are more expensive than the Rough Rider line, but if the few I have are any example they are well worth it. I got these a while back from the Colt Brown Stag Bone line and they are flawless in build............

(http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/9171/coltgunstocks06.jpg)

(http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/3081/coltgunstocks05.jpg)

The fit and finish on these two is every bit as good as the best American made slipjoints in my collection.

Now this one below is another Colt, this one from the Samuel Colt Signature Series in Black Stag Bone........

(http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/6631/coltblackstagcopperheade.jpg)

Fit and finish on this is good, on par with your average Rough Rider. It has some blemishes but decent none the less. But not on par with the previous two.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: dks on February 20, 2011, 09:24:50 PM
They seem like they are worth a try. I may have to get one of each stag models to see for myself. if they are as good as you say they are then their price is quite reasonable.  :salute:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on February 21, 2011, 12:08:54 AM
dks,

Definitely worth a look, especially if you can find them at more Rough Rider type pricing.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: jerseydevil on February 21, 2011, 02:56:37 AM
I have three Chinese-made Buck slip joints: a Stockman, a Muskrat, and a Trapper. The fit and finish on all of them is great! All three of them have seen pretty hard use, especially the Stockman, and have held up VERY well, mch better than I thought they would.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: powernoodle on February 21, 2011, 07:00:14 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/powerpickle/jan172010hilltop.jpg)
G10 Peanut.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/powerpickle/july192008013Medium.jpg)
Case Sodbusters.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/powerpickle/Picture758.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/powerpickle/42009001.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/powerpickle/dec252008Christmas005Large.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/powerpickle/feb22010.jpg)
Peanuts.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on February 21, 2011, 07:47:38 PM
Very nice indeed - some of my faves there :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: AHB on February 21, 2011, 08:56:49 PM
Just added a Sodbuster to the list.. ::)
Nice pics Powernoodle..  :tu: 
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on February 21, 2011, 08:58:58 PM
there very pretty powernoodle, i think i could get into collecting these as at least most are uk legal  :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on February 21, 2011, 10:42:43 PM
powernoodle,

Nice collection you got going there, you got good taste in slippies!  :tu:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: dks on February 22, 2011, 09:18:46 AM
 :tu: Case sodbusters are classics, the larger ones especially feel like tanks. I must get a yellow one, one day.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: texasflyfisher on February 23, 2011, 02:36:16 AM
Whenever I see a little Butterbean I think "powernoodle" just like whenever I see a big ol' Gunboat I think "2xTap".  I dig those Old Timers, too. :cheers:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Jmora on February 24, 2011, 05:39:12 PM
I wouldn't mind getting one of the carl schliepper sodbusters, they come in backlocking as well as slipjoint varieties and lots of scale variations.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on February 26, 2011, 10:50:27 PM
Got a couple more the other day to add to the collection. These two being #75 Large Stockman's from Case.

This first one is of very recent production and part of Case's Walnut Bone Silverscript Series......

(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/2551/casewalnutlargestockman.jpg)

(http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/2551/casewalnutlargestockman.jpg)

It's a #75 pattern Large Stockman at 4 1/4" closed and is of 2011 production. It sports polished Tru-Sharp Stainless blades, brass liners and pins, nickle/silver bolsters and Silverscript shield. Scales are Walnut Jigged Bone.....

(http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/2551/casewalnutlargestockman.jpg)

The knife is virtually flawless sans one small area. Along the backspring area there is a gap about a inch and half long running between the main blade's backspring and spacer....

(http://img813.imageshack.us/img813/2551/casewalnutlargestockman.jpg)

It affects nothing but is noticeable. Aside from that the blades have zero play, no other gaps anywhere, blade edges are clean and sharp, and backsprings have a good stoutness to them.

Now this next one is a #75 pattern Large Stockman as well, but of much older stock.......

(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/3197/casemilleniumlargestock.jpg)

(http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/3197/casemilleniumlargestock.jpg)

This one is of 2000 production and was part of Case's "Millenium" series. It is a serialized piece and has Case's unique CASE MM shield and tang stamp.......

(http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/3197/casemilleniumlargestock.jpg)

(http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/3197/casemilleniumlargestock.jpg)

It is 4 1/4" closed with polished Tru-Sharp stainless blades, brass liners and pins, nickle/silver bolsters and shield, and the scales are done in Jigged Old Red Bone. This is a unused mint piece but came from a collection without any box or paperwork.

The fit and finish is excellent with good stout backsprings, zero blade play throughout, clean even edges that are quite sharp, and a virtually gap free fit. Although there are some very short, tiny gaps between backsprings at both ends of the knife.......

(http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/3197/casemilleniumlargestock.jpg)

Barely noticeable and don't affect anything. Otherwise a nice and very clean knife that's over a decade old.

2xTap  :2tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gareth on February 27, 2011, 10:41:19 AM
Honestly 2xTap, every time you post I end up looking at buying another traditional slippy. ::)  Thanks for sharing mate. :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on February 27, 2011, 04:11:58 PM
Honestly 2xTap, every time you post I end up looking at buying another traditional slippy. ::)  Thanks for sharing mate. :)

Yeah, I just bought two Queen slipjoints yesterday after looking at this thread.  These will be the first I've ever bought.  I hope I can control myself!
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on February 27, 2011, 04:39:47 PM
Honestly 2xTap, every time you post I end up looking at buying another traditional slippy. ::)  Thanks for sharing mate. :)

Well, that's a good thing. You can never have too many slippies.  ;)


Yeah, I just bought two Queen slipjoints yesterday after looking at this thread.  These will be the first I've ever bought.  I hope I can control myself!

Really, your first Queens! So what did you get......enquiring minds want to know?  :pok:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on February 27, 2011, 06:00:14 PM
I bought a #40 ACSB Gunstock and a #51 BEM Dogleg Jack.

The pictures you've posted of your #40's had me  :drool:  In the meantime I saw the #51 for a good price, and I like the clip/pen combo, so I picked that up too.  ::)  I started out trying to be a good boy and just buy a Queen City #40 delrin/1095 and black wood/1095 copperhead, as these will be users.  However, I waited too long and can't find them in stock anywhere now.

What I meant above was that these will be the first traditional slipjoints of any make that I've ever bought.  I've had a few handed down to me in the past, but I've always carried SAKs.  Now that I tend to carry a plier MT most of the time and use a knife mostly just for cutting duties, I'm thinking I'd like a little US-made craftsmanship in my pocket.  I'm pretty excited about getting these, but I hope it doesn't turn into a habit.  ;)  Looking back through all of the pics in this thread, I've already formed a preference for Queen, and I like the company's history.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gareth on February 27, 2011, 06:13:34 PM
Well I've just ordered a Rough Rider Whittler in orange bone. ::)  It's all your fault 2xtap. >:(

 :D

(http://www.discountcutlery.net/media/RR107.jpg)

My own pics after it arrives. :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on February 27, 2011, 09:46:55 PM
NutSAK,

The first traditional slippies you ever bought!  :o

Man, have you been missing out. Well I hope when your Queens arrive you become a fan of them. There is just something about these classic styles and design that can really get you and pull you in. And if nothing else I'm pretty sure the ACSB on that Gunstock just might do it by itself.

And if you like Dogleg Jacks you should see some of the new ones coming from Great Eastern, these are really sweet.......

(http://www.collectorknives.net/image/GEML561210SW.JPG)

They are also making them in a barehead version with a Spear Point master......

(http://www.collectorknives.net/image/GEML562211BEB.JPG)

They are also making a slightly larger version in their Dogleg Trapper Jack.........

(http://www.shop.tsaknives.com/images/DSCN0257(2).jpg)

Gareth,

For the money it's hard to beat a Rough Rider. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on that Whittler when you get it.  :tu:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on February 27, 2011, 10:30:34 PM

They are also making a slightly larger version in their Dogleg Trapper Jack.........

(http://www.shop.tsaknives.com/images/DSCN0257(2).jpg)



I like the appearance of the doglegs built on the trapper frames, such as Queen does and that one above.  With the swell of the handles on the other two, I bet they would fit nicely in the hand though.  They're all very nice, but don't go talking me into GEC before I get my Queens! 
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on February 28, 2011, 02:16:20 AM

They're all very nice, but don't go talking me into GEC before I get my Queens! 

Who.....me? I'd never do such a thing!  8)

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on February 28, 2011, 03:01:36 AM
NutSAK,

Speaking of #40 pattern Gunstocks, just ordered myself another one...........

(http://www.collectorknives.net/image/obj8431geo5775pg44p2.jpg)

...........in Curly Zebra Wood.  :2tu:

2xTap

Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on February 28, 2011, 05:43:49 AM
very nice!  :tu:

That looks like a collectorknives.net picture.  That's where I got my ACSB.

I've had my eye on a Case Harvest Orange Pocket Worn Canoe today.   :ahhh
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on February 28, 2011, 11:21:05 AM
Ooh, that Dogleg in snakewood is lovely... now I've found myself at the GEC site again :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: dks on February 28, 2011, 05:52:38 PM
These arrived last week.
The main reason I got them was that I did not have them, or anything similar.

The Rough Rider, apart from the expected embarrassing shape (I wonder if anybody actually uses these type of knives regularly..) was fine; smooth and sharp. I suspect the shoe part could be used as a bottle opener, but I have not tried it yet.

The EKA sweede 8,  handle appeared to be made from the same plastic they used to make telephone handles in the eighties and came with an off-centred blade and loads of side to side play.
The play was corrected very easily, and it was a breath of fresh air to see a company use “normal head” screws for adjusting the blade (ok, Svord does it too). It makes you wonder why most companies make the adjusting and taking apart of their knives so complicated.
The blade itself was fine, made with Sandvic stainless steel and did not have any problems.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on February 28, 2011, 11:01:07 PM
NutSAK,

Yeah, I got it from Collectorknives.net........I've bought alot of knives from him over the years. Most of my GEC collection has come from him, as well as alot of Queens and S&M's, some Case, Henckels, and a slew of others. He's one of my preferred dealers. Plus, his shipping is fast and he's a great guy too.

Nuphoria,

I tell this to everyone......if you don't own a GEC yet, you need to get one. They build the finest quality production slipjoints out there. Not to take anything away from Queen or Case, or some others, but there is a bit more to the GEC's. If you are eyeing one, get it! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

Although I will say many of their patterns aren't for the "weak nailed".......GEC puts some heavy backsprings into alot of their patterns.

dks,

Can't say as I know anyone who uses a Lady Leg regularly. Don't know many people who own them. I know there is a collector market for them and over the years there have been many makers who have made the pattern in one form or another. The pattern has been around for a while.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on February 28, 2011, 11:23:47 PM
I bought my first Case today--a 1970 Redbone Barlow.  The scales are a little beat up, but I think she's got some good character and the blades are in great shape w/very little discoloration.  I probably paid a little more than I should have, but it called to me.  I think I'm developing a nasty habit!  :ahhh

These are the seller's pics, I'll take some better ones when it arrives:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_oxNq_m4khcI/TWweVaq9GtI/AAAAAAAAAOk/o4DBZRYG84c/s800/Capture.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_oxNq_m4khcI/TWweXWalNWI/AAAAAAAAAOo/Cpcv4ksEwkw/s800/Capture2.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_oxNq_m4khcI/TWweYuSb8hI/AAAAAAAAAOs/rgTlmBYzICQ/s800/Capture3.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_oxNq_m4khcI/TWweZUrLqwI/AAAAAAAAAOw/UUPGpXEnI8o/s800/Capture6.JPG)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on February 28, 2011, 11:53:31 PM
NutSAK,

Nice pick up bud. Good old pattern in Sawcut bone. It does look to be in very good condition for it's age, especially since it has CV blades. Fairly light pepper on them, not bad at all.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Neil on March 01, 2011, 12:20:50 AM
Nice knife Terry :tu:  I think the character marks actually add to it.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: AimlessWanderer on March 01, 2011, 12:58:14 AM
I suppose it's about time I showed a few of mine.

You'll have to forgive the horrendous pics - I hope to take some better ones at a later date when I can get some playtime during daylight hours. As a Sheffield lad, I'll start with the slippies made in my home town. Here are a few single blade pocket knives, spring knives, or slipjoints depending on who you talk to

(http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx122/50ft-trad/P1000634.jpg)

There's a couple of Wostenholm clips (in buffalo & rosewood), an A.Wright buffalo file backed senator, a replica of a Victorian puzzle knife, and the final one is a carbon steel lambsfoot with synthetic scales made by the resident Little Mester at an industrial museum in Sheffield. It's the first knife I got (other than my grandfathers penknife which is long since lost) - it was actually given to me about 20 years ago by a friend who used to work in the trade.

(http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx122/50ft-trad/P1000635.jpg)

Here we've got a Joseph Rodgers penknife, a Millenium Edition Joseph Rodgers knife with slipjoint blade and lockback driver/opener, a keyring knife (the reverse is shown - the face is engraved with the name of an old Sheffield firm I used to work for), and a pearlite NIB penknife made by John Watts thought that firm went bust back in the sixties. Heres some of the spine detail on a few of them

(http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx122/50ft-trad/P1000638.jpg)

Next up we have a British Army Knife (maker unknown), and a George Ibberson Hiker model.

(http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx122/50ft-trad/P1000642.jpg)

These Sheffield knives will probably be valued higher by me than others due to pride in the local heritage - but I'm far from exclusive in what knives I buy. The collection started off with cheapo's off ebay really - mainly far eastern cheapo knives whether made under recognised names or unknown makers. Some look quite nice - and have actually seen a lot of pocket time. These slippies have served me well despite their origins/cost.

(http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx122/50ft-trad/P1000640.jpg)

Others are really quite ugly wouldn't take an edge if you tried to glue one on

(http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx122/50ft-trad/P1000641.jpg)

I have a few knives from the other side of the pond too ...

(http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx122/50ft-trad/P1000643.jpg)

Here are a couple of Case Barlows - not everyone is a fan of the half-stops on these knives, but I like them. There's also a Case Seahorse Whittler, a Queen D2 Green Winterbone Muskrat ... and yes, the Remington delrin Stockman is US made too

(http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx122/50ft-trad/P1000646.jpg)

Another Case here - the Scout with pliers. This is quite a heavy knife, deceptively so considering it's humble size. I bought this any of my official SAK's, same with my Laguiole L'eclair SAKalike

(http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx122/50ft-trad/P1000644.jpg)

It's quite odd really how when discussing multitools I'll often include SAK's ... but consider these two (and some of the others above) to be knives rather than MT's. SAK's and other knives with multiple capabilities tend to fall into an area between knives and MT's for me ... but again that's an old Sheffield thing. We were making the things centuries ago, and calling them utility knives, or gentlemans knives. For those who doubt that Sheffield was doing this so long ago - the best example is a knife which sadly I do not own ... hopefully you'll be able to make out the accompanying text.

(http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx122/50ft-trad/CenturyKnife.jpg)

Makes the Wenger Giant seem somewhat amateur doesn't it  :P

I've always been a fan of the slippie, and also like lockers which look like slippies too. A couple of examples here

(http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx122/50ft-trad/P1000649.jpg)

Whilst we all know the Opinels (No 6 and above) aren't slippies .. I still think they look like they should be. The Kershaws Double Cross  certainly does. The Tree Brand Boker Congress is a slippie .. don't worry I'm not trying to catch anyone out. Also shown (disassembled) is my favourite steel for touching up my pocket knives. I've never really been a lock knife fan - but I do have a few

(http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx122/50ft-trad/P1000645.jpg)

These were bought more for novelty than anything else. I seem to be allergic to lock knives though, I've cut myself with lock knives far more than with slippies ... and usually when releasing the liner locks. This next one is the first knife I ever bought

(http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx122/50ft-trad/P1000648.jpg)

A no-name Chinese combo edged cheapo ... eveything many of us hate in a blade - but it served me well for about 3 years before I started to diversify

Many of the blades shown above were bought for novelty factor - but ended up seeing a fair bit of use .. and these next two are no exception

(http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx122/50ft-trad/P1000656.jpg)(http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx122/50ft-trad/P1000655.jpg)

So a few nice ones and a lot of cheap stuff which actually turned out just fine as a daily slippie for occasional use - but not carried as often now. I'm going through a prolongued phase of carrying Swiss made utility and gentlemans knives  :D

(http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx122/50ft-trad/P1000650.jpg)

It just wouldn't be right showing slippies without letting SAK's poke their head up. They just fit in every category yet live in a whole different category of their own. I also like fixed blades too though ...

(http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx122/50ft-trad/P1000652.jpg)

If there's any that anyone would like better pics of, let me know and I'll see what I can do.

Thanks for looking  :tu:

(Note to self ... learn about white balance!!!!)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on March 01, 2011, 01:10:13 AM
Great collection 50ft-trad!!

I especially like the one w/buffalo horn and filed back.   :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on March 01, 2011, 01:21:11 AM
Yes, lovely :D

Thanks for sharing them with us. You have some interesting one too :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gareth on March 01, 2011, 01:26:38 AM

Others are really quite ugly wouldn't take an edge if you tried to glue one on


 :rofl:

That's a great collection mate. :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 01, 2011, 03:53:17 AM
50ft-trad,

Very nice collection. Them two you have in Buffalo Horn I really like. Thanks for sharing, slipjoint eye-candy is always good!  :2tu:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: AimlessWanderer on March 01, 2011, 09:02:17 AM
Thanks guys, just a pity the pics turned out so naff.  >:(
Some of the nice ones are really really nice ... and the ugly ones are really really bad.  :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gareth on March 02, 2011, 01:39:57 AM
My new Rough Rider whittler. 

(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss260/gareth_SAKs/Knives/011-1.jpg)

Sorry about the poor pic, I'll get some better ones with some better light.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on March 02, 2011, 02:26:13 AM
Those Rough Riders are a real bargain :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gareth on March 02, 2011, 01:33:50 PM
Those Rough Riders are a real bargain :tu:

No kidding, if it was twice the price I'd not feel ripped off. :tu:  Some better shots:

(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss260/gareth_SAKs/Knives/016.jpg)

Love the backspring arrangement
(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss260/gareth_SAKs/Knives/015.jpg)
(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss260/gareth_SAKs/Knives/014-1.jpg)

(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss260/gareth_SAKs/Knives/013-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on March 02, 2011, 04:07:34 PM
Those Rough Riders are a real bargain :tu:

No kidding, if it was twice the price I'd not feel ripped off. :tu:  Some better shots:

(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss260/gareth_SAKs/Knives/016.jpg)

Love the backspring arrangement
(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss260/gareth_SAKs/Knives/015.jpg)
(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss260/gareth_SAKs/Knives/014-1.jpg)

(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss260/gareth_SAKs/Knives/013-1.jpg)

thats really nice gareth im after a nice slipjoint at the moment  :tu:

paul
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on March 02, 2011, 06:04:47 PM
The scales have a nice color and finish.  That "split back" design is really cool and traditional too.  :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: AimlessWanderer on March 02, 2011, 10:40:36 PM
Nice one  :tu: I have heard good stuff about these so often I really out to give them a go.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 02, 2011, 11:22:06 PM
Gareth,

Nice choice bud. I own a ton of these, started getting into them when they were first released years ago. For what you get they are a bargain. Heat treat on them is good too. And you can get a ton of them for next to nothing and get an idea of what fits you before you go and spend bigger money on a higher end piece.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: David on March 03, 2011, 01:35:37 AM
Nice RR Whittler w/ match striker pulls also.   :tu:    :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gareth on March 03, 2011, 02:22:19 AM
Cheers chaps. :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Neil on March 04, 2011, 01:28:29 AM
Old school backsprings  8)  Nice knife Gareth :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 04, 2011, 03:29:29 AM
Just got this one in yesterday..............

(http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/4360/queencurlyzebragunstock.jpg)

(http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/4360/queencurlyzebragunstock.jpg)

It's a Queen #40 pattern Gunstock from their latest Series. The closed length is 3.5" with blades of brushed D2 Tool Steel, brass liners and pins, and nickle/silver bolsters and shield. The scales are made of Curly Zebra Wood.

(http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/4360/queencurlyzebragunstock.jpg)

Fit and finish is excellent all around, although originally after handling this I noticed no real issue with the knife but on looking at my pics before I resized them I was able to notice a very fine hairline gap between the secondary blade's backspring and the brass spacer. Can't really see it in person unless you look real close but the pics make it show up a little better.......

(http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/4360/queencurlyzebragunstock.jpg)

A very minor thing. Outside of that it's solid and clean. I do have to admit though I was hoping to get one with handle cuts that had a more angular grain as opposed to the more straight horizontal grain this one has in the wood. Still, pretty good looking wood.  :tu:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on March 04, 2011, 04:22:29 AM
The stock pictures definitely have the grain at a different angle than yours.  But, it is nice that both sides are well matched, and unique!  That's Queen's attention to detail, IMO.  Gauging from the pictures, I don't think the backspring gaps even have to be mentioned.

Nice knife!  I really prefer the D2 in this brushed finish, like my "trapper" jack.  It holds up very well to use, unlike a mirror-glaze finish would.

Thanks for the review.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gareth on March 04, 2011, 03:46:08 PM
Just got in this one.  Simple, single blade knife from Lockwood Brothers of Sheffield.  Cutting edge is 3" but tip to bolster is obviously a touch more, so it's technically OK for excuse free UK EDC, but it's a close run thing.  Anyway here are the pics:

(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss260/gareth_SAKs/Knives/013-2.jpg)

(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss260/gareth_SAKs/Knives/014-2.jpg)

(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss260/gareth_SAKs/Knives/017.jpg)   
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on March 04, 2011, 03:48:07 PM
This 303 from gareth ^  :D

(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m279/zed2000/P1010140-4.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Dunc on March 04, 2011, 05:28:45 PM
I got a Buck Stockman 371 in the post today .My first Stockman  :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Sazabi on March 05, 2011, 03:54:21 PM
Just got in this one.  Simple, single blade knife from Lockwood Brothers of Sheffield.  Cutting edge is 3" but tip to bolster is obviously a touch more, so it's technically OK for excuse free UK EDC, but it's a close run thing.  Anyway here are the pics:

(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss260/gareth_SAKs/Knives/013-2.jpg)

(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss260/gareth_SAKs/Knives/014-2.jpg)

(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss260/gareth_SAKs/Knives/017.jpg)

I like that, Gareth. :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: texasflyfisher on March 05, 2011, 06:36:19 PM
I like that, Gareth. :tu:

Nice one Gareth! I like the bone on that one and of course the blade shape is a classic.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 06, 2011, 12:04:48 AM
Gareth,

That's a very nice bailed Jack and I like the bone on it as well. Nice grab on that one bud!

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gareth on March 06, 2011, 02:44:42 PM
Thanks all.  It's a lot bigger than most of the pocket knives I tend to carry and is a nice hand filler.  It's no nail breaker but the backspring has a lovely positive engagement when opened, little to no chance of it closing up by accident IMO.  The construction is a touch rough around the edges if I'm being critical; pins needed cleaned up and there's a bit of a gap around the top of the backspring, but it's nothing I can't happily live with. :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on March 06, 2011, 06:04:45 PM
I picked up a fancy little number the other day, made my Shuggie on BB. He sent it in a nice scrap bit of red velvet type material, tied with a little handle made of cord. I thought this was a lovely touch and decided to make a pouch for it out of the bits. Added a bead and a bit of thin red cord and ended up with this :)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5216/5503072500_7689fd88a4_b.jpg)


It's mammoth tooth and steel, legal EDC clip point. Heavy but really nice in the hand.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gareth on March 06, 2011, 06:27:02 PM
ooh, nice Chrissy. :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: AimlessWanderer on March 06, 2011, 07:22:22 PM
That looks amazing  :o :o :drool: :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Neil on March 06, 2011, 07:32:55 PM
That's a lovely knife and a cool pouch as well :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: edcgear on March 06, 2011, 07:42:37 PM
Cool looking one...  8) 8) :tu: :salute:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on March 06, 2011, 08:04:20 PM
very nice chrissy and great work on the pouch  :drool:   :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on March 06, 2011, 08:55:39 PM
 :o  Holy smurf!  That's a gorgeous knife Chrissy!  The pouch is likewise.

Do you have any pics with the blade open?
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on March 06, 2011, 10:13:13 PM
Thanks guys... I'll try and take some pics in the light tomorrow if I get time :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on March 07, 2011, 05:58:47 PM
NutSAK,

Nice pick up bud. Good old pattern in Sawcut bone. It does look to be in very good condition for it's age, especially since it has CV blades. Fairly light pepper on them, not bad at all.

2xTap

Quote from: Neil
Nice knife Terry :tu:  I think the character marks actually add to it.

Thanks guys.  I received the knife over the weekend and, as it turns out, the knife has never been used!  :o

The blade still has the factory bevel (sharp), it still has the original polish on the blades, and doesn't have a single scratch from use on either blade.  The grooves in the scales are just marrow channels--there's no damage there whatsoever.  If the seller would have taken some clearer pictures of this knife, he probably could have had close to double what I paid for it.  As it is, I got a pretty good deal on a 40 year-old survivor!  :tu:  The sad part is that I bought it expecting to use it, but I probably won't now.

pics forthcoming

Terry
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gareth on March 07, 2011, 07:03:50 PM
You gotta use it Terry. :pok:  :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 07, 2011, 07:48:14 PM
NutSAK,

Sounds as though you made out like a bandit on that one. I'm looking forward to seeing your pics.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on March 08, 2011, 03:47:06 AM
Well, in the seller's defense, it's not such an easy knife to photograph!  ;)  I've used two different cameras here, so you will see white balance variation from one to the other.

1970 (10 dot) Case Barlow

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_oxNq_m4khcI/TXWV6jX-qSI/AAAAAAAAARE/CBlTn7KSfsk/s800/IMG_0497.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_oxNq_m4khcI/TXWVppGy9mI/AAAAAAAAAQg/OB2ObY_OlNw/s800/P3072849.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_oxNq_m4khcI/TXWVlmSBlXI/AAAAAAAAAQc/T_iqiwjEvpI/s800/P3072843.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_oxNq_m4khcI/TXWV8gWb8rI/AAAAAAAAARI/iJrPj_ffxWg/s800/IMG_0499.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_oxNq_m4khcI/TXWVsHcDPPI/AAAAAAAAAQk/tOE0w49rgAY/s800/P3072850.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_oxNq_m4khcI/TXWVtwV6bFI/AAAAAAAAAQo/ViHBGhZTb5E/s800/P3072851.JPG)




All-around this knife is virtually like new.  The knife as pictured is how I received it, except that I did clean up a bit of the discoloration on the blade spines and springs with a green scotchbrite pad.  There are no cracks at all in the bone scales.  The walk and talk is excellent, but there is some lateral play in the main blade.  I have to say that I'm a bit surprised by how thin the blade stock is.  I've always viewed these barlows as workhorses, but it's not as heavy duty as I imagined.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on March 08, 2011, 03:53:39 AM
Canal Street Cutlery Three Blade Cannitler, Amber Stag Carved Bone (1 of 400)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_oxNq_m4khcI/TXWVzkftloI/AAAAAAAAAQ0/84rZ7_JotWc/s800/P3072856.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_oxNq_m4khcI/TXWV2eyAf1I/AAAAAAAAAQ4/t9WSFzc_kEo/s800/P3072857.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_oxNq_m4khcI/TXWV4j4Si8I/AAAAAAAAARA/o5z3SROM5-U/s800/IMG_0493.JPG)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Sean on March 08, 2011, 04:20:44 AM
Nice shots there on what looks to be some fine cutlery!  :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mr. Whippy on March 08, 2011, 04:27:37 AM
That's a beautiful pocket knife. :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on March 08, 2011, 08:05:10 AM
That's a beautiful pocket knife. :drool:

 :drool:  very nice nutsak,  :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 08, 2011, 08:30:46 AM
NutSAK,

Very nice bud. That Barlow is pretty clean. And they are workhorses. Been a staple for a very long time, one the most long lasting and enduring slipjoint patterns in American Cutlery. For a pocketknife it don't need heavy blade stock to do it's job for a very long time.

Despite the white balance your pics came out real good. I have similar problems taking pics of my knives, or at least use to. I try to only take pics of my stuff under natural light. No matter how many options and doo-hickeys my camera may have I just can never really get good pics under incan or florescent lighting. I gotta have daylight or they come out looking like crap.

So, what do you think of that CSC? It looks real good, and I love that bone. How's the backsprings on that? And BTW, did that one come with the dual-finished blades.....polished on the mark side and satin on the pile side?

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on March 08, 2011, 08:52:01 AM
wasnt the barlow originaly made in  Sheffield England and is a pretty old desingn as im sure i had one back in the early 80's , i had a few sheffields back then but i remember one in this shape,  :think:


paul
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 08, 2011, 09:26:01 AM
Zed,

There have been many claims as to who created the pattern and who first produced it. Both over in England and here in the States. It is likely it was originally a Sheffield design, but no one knows for sure. The earliest mentions are of a man named Obadiah Barlow of Sheffield England having been the inventor of the Barlow Knife in late 1600's.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on March 08, 2011, 09:29:53 AM
Zed,

There have been many claims as to who created the pattern and who first produced it. Both over in England and here in the States. It is likely it was originally a Sheffield design, but no one knows for sure. The earliest mentions are of a man named Obadiah Barlow of Sheffield England having been the inventor of the Barlow Knife in late 1600's.

2xTap

thanks for the info mate, i guess he didnt have a patent for it  :rofl:   :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on March 08, 2011, 02:08:52 PM
Very nice bud. That Barlow is pretty clean. And they are workhorses. Been a staple for a very long time, one the most long lasting and enduring slipjoint patterns in American Cutlery. For a pocketknife it don't need heavy blade stock to do it's job for a very long time.

Very true, and with the thin stock and CV blades, it should be one heck of a slicer!  :tu:

Despite the white balance your pics came out real good. I have similar problems taking pics of my knives, or at least use to. I try to only take pics of my stuff under natural light. No matter how many options and doo-hickeys my camera may have I just can never really get good pics under incan or florescent lighting. I gotta have daylight or they come out looking like crap.

Thanks.  I usually try my best to use natural light too, but I haven't been around much lately, unfortunately.  It's been cloudy and I've been working long hours.  There's really no substitute for natural light, especially if it's dispersed and not glaring, such as early or late in the day.  These shots were taken under warm CFC can lights that have a similar temperature to incan.  It would have helped to have something to soften the light a bit--I had to work really hard at getting the right angles for glare reduction.

So, what do you think of that CSC? It looks real good, and I love that bone. How's the backsprings on that? And BTW, did that one come with the dual-finished blades.....polished on the mark side and satin on the pile side?

The Canal St. Cannitler is pretty unique.  While it's a canoe pattern, there are a few things that set it apart, the most important in my opinion is the variation of blade width.  The main blade is FAT--three times thicker at the tang than the pen and sheepsfoot (coping) blade.  The main blade tang rides on both backsprings.  The thin secondary blades were important to me, as I wanted the small blades to have a bit more control and finesse.  I do wonder at this point how good of a slicer the main blade will be, but it really isn't much thicker than a Victorinox Pioneer/Soldier main blade past the tang so it should be just fine.

The fit and finish are spot on.  The dye is striking in person and carving in the bone is excellent, with smooth blends into the bolsters.  The pins and shield are well set so there are no protrusions.  The liners and backsprings are snug and well finished with just a hairline space on one of the liners.  The secondary blades are fairly "flexy" since they're thin, and that combined with the sheepsfoot having slight lateral play means there will be some rub on the main blade.  That doesn't bother me, as this will be a user and I think it's to be expected with a pattern as compact as this.  All blades had very good, even, bevel grinds out of the box, so it didn't take much time to bring them to shaving sharpness even with the D2 steel.

I did have some concern about the backspring on the main blade, as this is where the main complaint of this knife seems to be.  Rest assured, the spring is not lazy or weak.  True, it doesn't close like a bear trap, but it snaps open with authority.  To me the snap feels just like a Victorinox Farmer, and I've been living with that level of spring tension for years with no issues, so it's good enough for me.  The snap on the smaller blades is firmer on closing.

All in all I'm very pleased with it.  It offers a lot of utility and very good ergonomics in a compact frame.  :tu:  I think the only things that might improve it for me is some swell in the scales to round the grip out, and possibly a half stop on the main blade.  Oh and BTW--the paperwork says "polished mark side" but, on my knife, mark and pile sides are equally polished to a sheen similar to a SAK.  I've read that D2 can't be mirror-polished easily, and that's fine with me because I prefer a satin or brushed finish.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 08, 2011, 05:19:17 PM
NutSAK,

Yeah, I have a hell of a time with glare as well. My new camera does a pretty good job of auto-correcting this but it then makes the pics come out a bit darker than they actually are. I really got to work around my camera placement to get my shots just right. And this usually entails hovering the camera almost directly over the knife........hence why my pics have alot of "reflecto" in them!

Sounds as though you have a winner in that CSC. I should be getting me one but my money just keeps going to other things. Anyway, looks like it's got the build it should have, and it is a damn good looking piece. Are you making this one a user?

I know CSC has done some runs of their slippies with blades polished all the way around but their standard set-up is the old style of polished on the mark and satin on the pile. Wasn't sure if this run was done that way or not.

Yeah, D2 Tool Steel is a weird one. I've been in many discussions over the years about this. D2 can take a mirror polish but it doesn't go full. D2 always takes on a faint orange peel affect to the surface of the steel when polished. I have a Queen-built piece or two with polished D2, and looking at your reflection in these blades there is always a real slight haze to it. On real close inspection you can see this OP affect. It's just the nature of this steel.

Glad you got a good one and are enjoying it. It's a classic pattern of true American origin.  :2tu:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on March 08, 2011, 05:35:45 PM
Sounds as though you have a winner in that CSC. I should be getting me one but my money just keeps going to other things. Anyway, looks like it's got the build it should have, and it is a damn good looking piece. Are you making this one a user?

You bet!  It's in my pocket at the moment and I don't see it going anywhere for a while.  You really do need one of these :pok:, and there's a nice run of 50 in smooth buffalo horn available at a good price.  PM me on that if you're interested.  Hell, if I talk you into it I'll feel like I'm just returning the favor!  ;)  :D

Yeah, D2 Tool Steel is a weird one. I've been in many discussions over the years about this. D2 can take a mirror polish but it doesn't go full. D2 always takes on a faint orange peel affect to the surface of the steel when polished. I have a Queen-built piece or two with polished D2, and looking at your reflection in these blades there is always a real slight haze to it. On real close inspection you can see this OP affect. It's just the nature of this steel.

A light orange peel is exactly what I would call the finish on this one, both sides.  It has a more polished finish than the brushed, satin finish on my Queen trapper (dogleg) jack.

One thing I failed to mention in the comments is that, though the "Cannitler" is a whittler canoe, I wouldn't want to use this as a whittler very often.  The way the main blade protrudes from the frame when it is closed would make for an uncomfortable grip after using the small blades for a duration of time.  I bought the knife because I like pen and sheepsfoot blades as an option but I would buy a true whittler if that's what my aim was.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 09, 2011, 05:14:49 AM
NutSAK,

Cool, should make for a excellent EDC piece. After a while of using it give us a update sometime on your thoughts of it as a carry piece.

In Smooth Buffalo Horn you say.....one of my favorite handle materials. I would likely be all over that except I just recently got offered first dibs on a collection that is being sold and I got a few hundred dollars worth of knives that is going to be heading my way. A Case Classic, several Robesons, and a couple Schatt & Morgans. My knife fundage is tapped for about the next month or so!  :(

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on March 09, 2011, 11:16:06 AM
You're a lucky man 2xTap!  :cheers:  can't wait for all the pics!  ;)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: dks on March 09, 2011, 08:40:25 PM
These two arrived, a 6 blade Colt stockman, as suggested by 2x, with surprisingly deep stag scales, shown with its twin brother and a Chinese kissing crane “toothpick”, which looks like the product of a marriage between a peanut and a toothpick, shown with two suspiciously similar Buck toothpicks.

The  Colt stockman is quite nice and has a deep, greyish stag scales. The blades work well and there are no problems with the springs, like there were with the equivalent RR. It comes in a nice display box.

The Kissing Crane, with a main blade similar to the Bucks but with a different grind, has a good finish; not as good as the Bucks, or RR, but a lot better than some Italian made Kissing Crane sodbusters I got. The blades are sharp and well centred but there are some rough edges on the bottom side and on the bolt heads.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on March 09, 2011, 09:19:00 PM
there great DKS  :drool:

i just ordered my first rough rider,
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m279/zed2000/BmYePvgBWkKGrHqMH-DEEtm2RJGscBLfZogyoVg_12.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: dks on March 09, 2011, 09:55:11 PM
You will not be dissapointed. :tu:

The scales on yours look like they were made from the same material as the yellow buck toothpick I have.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on March 09, 2011, 09:59:44 PM
You will not be dissapointed. :tu:

The scales on yours look like they were made from the same material as the yellow buck toothpick I have.

cheers mate, ive read a lot of good things on here about RR's and for the price they seem like something even i could collect, yes i said collect and not use  :D although as ive been carrying the buck 303 all week i see me carrying this alot as well  :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on March 09, 2011, 10:02:59 PM
dks, that Colt stockman is a dandy!  It looks great with the dimpled & lined bolsters, and you got a fine example of stag scales there.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: dks on March 09, 2011, 10:12:43 PM
Yes, I was pleasantly surprised with the stag on the Colt, I expected a much flatter looking stag, for the price and was quite suspicious of buying a knife with a gun brand name.

Zed,
There have been stories of people skinning deer with a RR slipjoint so I think they can be used quite safely. I, too, tend to buy because I like, rather than need.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on March 09, 2011, 10:14:46 PM
Yes, I was pleasantly surprised with the stag on the Colt, I expected a much flatter looking stag, for the price and was quite suspicious of buying a knife with a gun brand name.

Zed,
There have been stories of people skinning deer with a RR slipjoint so I think they can be used quite safely. I, too, tend to buy because I like, rather than need.

 :D  im more of a user these days due to funds but if i like this RR i will get more and possibly even start a little collection  :tu: think ill be more whittling than skinning, poor bambie  :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 09, 2011, 10:40:18 PM
You're a lucky man 2xTap!  :cheers:  can't wait for all the pics!  ;)

Well, the first one arrived today. The Case Classic, and it is sweet as hell! It's rainy here and overcast so I won't get no pics up today. But I''l have some soon.

dks,

Nice grabs bud. The new Colt slippies are real nice. Not sure if you know but that run you have of the Colt isn't real Stag. It's Black Stag Bone. They do have a line that is now discontinued that was done in real Stag, and they can still be found on Ebay at some dealers.

And nice comparison pics, thanks for sharing. The chinese built Kissing Cranes have really impressed me. I have a Humpback Jack in the same Bone that your Toothpick came in.

(http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/4520/kissingcraneredbonejack.th.jpg) (http://img2.imageshack.us/i/kissingcraneredbonejack.jpg/)

Real good knife. And speaking of KC, I just got one of their newest models, a 4-blade Scout Knife. Fit and Finish is very good on it. Hope to have pics of this soon.

Zed,

Good choice on your first Rough Rider. For inexpensive import pieces, overall, the Rough Riders are the best buy out there. I have a few of their Yellow Composition handled slippies, great knives for the money.

(http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/2628/rryellowgunstock01.th.jpg) (http://img8.imageshack.us/i/rryellowgunstock01.jpg/) (http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/1294/rrlargestockmanyellow01.th.jpg) (http://img246.imageshack.us/i/rrlargestockmanyellow01.jpg/)

But the one thing about their composition handles is the color isn't always consistant throughout. You might see some slight variation in the yellow throughout the handle material. One of mine is like this. It's not splotchy but the color fades to lighter shades in some areas. And if you get to liking the RR's and plan to get some more I highly recommend looking at their Amber Jigged Bone line, the bone on these is real nice.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on March 09, 2011, 10:44:52 PM
You're a lucky man 2xTap!  :cheers:  can't wait for all the pics!  ;)

Well, the first one arrived today. The Case Classic, and it is sweet as hell! It's rainy here and overcast so I won't get no pics up today. But I''l have some soon.

dks,

Nice grabs bud. The new Colt slippies are real nice. Not sure if you know but that run you have of the Colt isn't real Stag. It's Black Stag Bone. They do have a line that is now discontinued that was done in real Stag, and they can still be found on Ebay at some dealers.

And nice comparison pics, thanks for sharing. The chinese built Kissing Cranes have really impressed me. I have a Humpback Jack in the same Bone that your Toothpick came in.

(http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/4520/kissingcraneredbonejack.th.jpg) (http://img2.imageshack.us/i/kissingcraneredbonejack.jpg/)

Real good knife. And speaking of KC, I just got one of their newest models, a 4-blade Scout Knife. Fit and Finish is very good on it. Hope to have pics of this soon.

Zed,

Good choice on your first Rough Rider. For inexpensive import pieces, overall, the Rough Riders are the best buy out there. I have a few of their Yellow Composition handled slippies, great knives for the money.

(http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/2628/rryellowgunstock01.th.jpg) (http://img8.imageshack.us/i/rryellowgunstock01.jpg/) (http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/1294/rrlargestockmanyellow01.th.jpg) (http://img246.imageshack.us/i/rrlargestockmanyellow01.jpg/)

But the one thing about their composition handles is the color isn't always consistant throughout. You might see some slight variation in the yellow throughout the handle material. One of mine is like this. It's not splotchy but the color fades to lighter shades in some areas. And if you get to liking the RR's and plan to get some more I highly recommend looking at their Amber Jigged Bone line, the bone on these is real nice.

2xTap

cheers mate they seem spot on for the money,im looking forward to getting mine and ill take a look at the jigged boned line  :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on March 09, 2011, 11:10:08 PM

But the one thing about their composition handles is the color isn't always consistant throughout. You might see some slight variation in the yellow throughout the handle material. One of mine is like this. It's not splotchy but the color fades to lighter shades in some areas. And if you get to liking the RR's and plan to get some more I highly recommend looking at their Amber Jigged Bone line, the bone on these is real nice.

2xTap

Interesting...  I was going to mention that the scales in the pic Zed posted above looked mottled, but I thought it might just be reflection or something.

Who manufactures the Colt line?
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 10, 2011, 12:12:41 AM
NutSAK,

I didn't notice it but now that you mentioned it I went back and looked at the pic and it sure does show some different coloring in the one section, a darker splotch just right of the shield. Some do come this way, not all, but some do.

As to the new Colt line of slippies. The license is now held by Smoky Mountain Knife Works, and the manufacturers they use over in China to build their Rough Rider line are the same ones building the Colt line for them.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: jerseydevil on March 10, 2011, 12:16:56 AM

But the one thing about their composition handles is the color isn't always consistant throughout. You might see some slight variation in the yellow throughout the handle material. One of mine is like this. It's not splotchy but the color fades to lighter shades in some areas. And if you get to liking the RR's and plan to get some more I highly recommend looking at their Amber Jigged Bone line, the bone on these is real nice.

2xTap
[/quote]

I noticed that on one of my RR's, the Barlow I got last week. There are a few brown, vein-like lines in some areas of one of the scales. Doesn't affect the knife one bit, and this one is a pure user, not for show. I'm loving it either way, it's been in my pocket daily. I'm thinking about one or two or five of the Amber Bone ones.....
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: dks on March 10, 2011, 07:31:55 AM
2xtap, I assumed it was proper stag, I have also ordered one of the other, amber, stag models to see whether I like them. It should arrive soon. I am going through a “stag” phase. What is black stag bone? Stag shaped bone?

Zed, nutsak, jersey etc
The handles on the yellow Buck toothpick shown previously next to the Kissing Crane are also displaying this variation of colour mentioned with respect to the RR knives.
That knife, however, was one I had problems with (loose scales, oxidation) so I assumed that the variation of the colour was a problem, associated with the other problems I had (possible exposure to heat/sun/chemicals).
I actually had to take it apart, clean it and glue the scales back.

Talking about RR knives their new, ocean models, look quite pleasant (but case gold models look even better…)  :drool:

Their amber bone, as the one I have in a scout knife, looks really god in an old fashioned way.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on March 10, 2011, 08:36:08 AM
2xtap, I assumed it was proper stag, I have also ordered one of the other, amber, stag models to see whether I like them. It should arrive soon. I am going through a “stag” phase. What is black stag bone? Stag shaped bone?

Zed, nutsak, jersey etc
The handles on the yellow Buck toothpick shown previously next to the Kissing Crane are also displaying this variation of colour mentioned with respect to the RR knives.
That knife, however, was one I had problems with (loose scales, oxidation) so I assumed that the variation of the colour was a problem, associated with the other problems I had (possible exposure to heat/sun/chemicals).
I actually had to take it apart, clean it and glue the scales back.

Talking about RR knives their new, ocean models, look quite pleasant (but case gold models look even better…)  :drool:

Their amber bone, as the one I have in a scout knife, looks really god in an old fashioned way.

thanks for the info ill check its build when i get it, i ordered a RR peanut as well this am  :D

(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m279/zed2000/BYhkkCWkKGrHqMOKnQEvyFrspBMNOIbZzE_12.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 10, 2011, 11:35:19 PM
dks,

Black Stag bone is nothing more than cattle bone with a jig pattern made to resemble the exterior of real Stag, and they use a black dye to bring out the jig.

And that Buck toothpick you mention as having the same color variation in it's yellow comp is likely because that particular yellow comp comes from the same source. The imported Buck slippies are made by the same people who build Rough Riders as well.

From my understanding Buck had a hand in getting the factory over in China that builds these up and going to produce their imported line to a particular standard. SMKW's with their longstanding association with Buck worked in with this factory to produce their Rough Rider line as well as their new licensed Colt stuff. This same factory also has produced some of the imported Remington knives as well as the Marble's Global Series.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: dks on March 11, 2011, 07:15:13 AM
2x, at least its not plastic, made to look like stag. I noticed that if you rub it with tissue the dye comes, easily, off.
For the price I can´t really complain, it was about the same as the RR stockman.

I find it funny that even though the Buck and RR knives come from the same factory, the Buck knives do not have that "mystery" grease/graphite/metal remains in their pivots, that I allways clean after I buy an RR knife.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on March 11, 2011, 08:47:42 AM
2x, at least its not plastic, made to look like stag. I noticed that if you rub it with tissue the dye comes, easily, off.
For the price I can´t really complain, it was about the same as the RR stockman.

I find it funny that even though the Buck and RR knives come from the same factory, the Buck knives do not have that "mystery" grease/graphite/metal remains in their pivots, that I allways clean after I buy an RR knife.

ill compare the RR stockman with the buck 303 i have, although the 303 is a U.S made one and a early model, HH sent me a email yesterday saying they made a mistake and they have no peanuts in stock so i have to wait 7-10 days  :ahhh  oh well i should get the RR stockman soon,  :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on March 11, 2011, 02:04:04 PM
Well just had to wait 1 day from HH and the RR stockman arrived this am, im really impressed for the price, i would pay more TBH as there well made and look good to boot , cant wait to try it out, oh and it came sharp  :tu: glad i chose this as my first one and now looking forward to the peanut  :tu:

(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m279/zed2000/P1010139-7.jpg)
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m279/zed2000/P1010141-4.jpg)
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m279/zed2000/P1010140-6.jpg)
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m279/zed2000/P1010143-2.jpg)
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m279/zed2000/P1010137-14.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on March 11, 2011, 04:07:32 PM
Looks good!  :tu:  Nice pics Zed.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: dks on March 11, 2011, 05:23:50 PM
Zed, really nice, RR seems to make these Sowbellies really well  :tu: . I have one and it looks and feels way more expensive than it is. I am scared to use it, in case it gets scratched.

I, too, got some slipjoints I was interested in today.

An RR, naturally, Elephant toenail. This was a pattern I did not have and it looks huge. It needs some cleaning at the joints, but otherwise it’s fine. I see it more as a novelty knife; a canoe should do everything this does, in a more elegant package.

I also got a Colt peanut stag knife, that I was convinced (easily  :salute: ) that I needed. The stag (assuming its not fancy cow bone) is deeply carved and caramel coloured and the knife feels well made. It was the cheapest caramel stag Colt model I could find, to see what they were like. It came in a fancy box,
It seems a bit large for a peanut.
The strange thing about it are the nail nicks on the blades. They are different on each blade (one is a long linear one, the other is crescent shaped) and because they are both on the same side the nail nick on the long blade is hidden behind the small blade, making it really awkward to open. I almost get the impression that they run out of blades and used the ones from a different model.
The bottom part of its frame is, reasonably, aligned with the stag scales and the blades are well centred.
It’s hard not to start getting a bit stricter with its overall quality since this series is beginning to approach, lower end, Case money.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Sean on March 11, 2011, 05:50:39 PM
There is some fine looking cutlery here!  One of these nights when I get onto ebay I
just might pick up one of those fine looking Colt knives, I've none, and from what I've
seen here wow.

I've two Case knives and have never been all that happy with either.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on March 11, 2011, 06:14:08 PM
cheers DKS im really happy with it and look forward to more, im going to go for a colt at some point as HH does them and yours look sweet, also seen a make called lone wolf, they do some nice looking slippies including one with fake stag i like, its next on my list  :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: dks on March 11, 2011, 06:28:03 PM
Just doing our bit to help the economy Zed and Sean  :cheers:  :D

I know what you mean about case, they are not pefect, but I love their sodbusters. The case peanut I have came with some minor paint remains on the blade.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on March 11, 2011, 06:43:29 PM
Just doing our bit to help the economy Zed and Sean  :cheers:  :D

I know what you mean about case, they are not pefect, but I love their sodbusters. The case peanut I have came with some minor paint remains on the blade.

they look very nice mate, i do like the case brand but out of my price bracket at this point, but i will try and get at least one  :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on March 11, 2011, 06:44:19 PM

I've two Case knives and have never been all that happy with either.

Curious--is there a particular reason why?
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Sean on March 11, 2011, 07:19:45 PM
The steel, I find on mine to be hard to put a good edge on, corrosion on one of the blades
was a real disappointment, whatever ended up on it, a small spot of something ate
through the mirror finish.
Wobble on the main blade, I guess I just got some poor samples/examples as I'm not
going to go against what appears to be mainstream and put them down as a poor
company.  :)  I do love the look of their knives and the variety they offer in design
and scale material is amazing, which was why it was too bad when I got my examples
in hand. :-\
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: edcgear on March 11, 2011, 09:36:52 PM
Zed, really nice, RR seems to make these Sowbellies really well  :tu: . I have one and it looks and feels way more expensive than it is. I am scared to use it, in case it gets scratched.

I, too, got some slipjoints I was interested in today.

An RR, naturally, Elephant toenail. This was a pattern I did not have and it looks huge. It needs some cleaning at the joints, but otherwise it’s fine. I see it more as a novelty knife; a canoe should do everything this does, in a more elegant package.

I also got a Colt peanut stag knife, that I was convinced (easily  :salute: ) that I needed. The stag (assuming its not fancy cow bone) is deeply carved and caramel coloured and the knife feels well made. It was the cheapest caramel stag Colt model I could find, to see what they were like. It came in a fancy box,
It seems a bit large for a peanut.
The strange thing about it are the nail nicks on the blades. They are different on each blade (one is a long linear one, the other is crescent shaped) and because they are both on the same side the nail nick on the long blade is hidden behind the small blade, making it really awkward to open. I almost get the impression that they run out of blades and used the ones from a different model.
The bottom part of its frame is, reasonably, aligned with the stag scales and the blades are well centred.
It’s hard not to start getting a bit stricter with its overall quality since this series is beginning to approach, lower end, Case money.

I just love that Elephant Toenail / Sunfish knife... It looks great IMO...
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 12, 2011, 12:46:25 AM
Zed,

Very nice Sowbelly you got, glad you like it. The RR's truely are a great buy, the level of quality is surprisingly good for how little they cost. It'll serve you well.

dks,

Yes, that Colt Peanut you got is fancy cow Bone, not genuine Stag. Not sure where you are buying your knives from but in their description it should say as much. You'll know real Stag when you see it.

The different nail nicks you mention, a long pull one on the mainblade and a short nick on the secondary blade is very common in slipjoints. These particular Colt's are just one in many that have produced slipjoints with this nail pull set-up.

The reason the mainblade's nail pull is hidden behind the secondary blade is because the secondary blades "kick" is too tall. All you have to do is file down the kick a little bit to let the blade rest slightly lower in the frame. It is easy to do, but go slow and check it often. You don't want to shorten the kick too much or your blade will bottom out on the center pin bulge of the backspring. This should of been corrected at the factory before it was shipped, but these things do happen.

Anyway, nice set of knives you got. And remember, when getting into slipjoints the variety is limitless. There are few standards when it comes to patterns, every maker doesn't do each the same way. And when it comes to handle materials in the antler category and those intended to look like such there is Bone Stag, Stag Bone, Bone made to look like Stag but done in different colors, Second Cut Stag Bone, Genuine Deer Stag, Genuine Elk Stag, Genuine Second Cut Stag and then the king of the hill.......Genuine India Stag. Some Bone Stag and Stag Bone can resemble real Genuine Stag quite well. So be careful and know what you are looking at.

If there is ever a question you have as to whether or not something is or isn't, just ask.  :tu:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 12, 2011, 12:59:30 AM
The steel, I find on mine to be hard to put a good edge on, corrosion on one of the blades
was a real disappointment, whatever ended up on it, a small spot of something ate
through the mirror finish.
Wobble on the main blade, I guess I just got some poor samples/examples as I'm not
going to go against what appears to be mainstream and put them down as a poor
company.  :)  I do love the look of their knives and the variety they offer in design
and scale material is amazing, which was why it was too bad when I got my examples
in hand. :-\

Sorry to hear you've had a run of bad luck with Case. As with any maker sometimes lemons do get out. With manufacturers who do runs on a large scale this can happen more often.

As to their blade material, their regular run stainless stuff called "Tru-Sharp Stainless" is actually 420HC. The same stainless used in many a Buck knife. Heat treat is a bit different but other wise the same steel. That said you have to remember that stainless steel is just that, Stain-Less. They aren't stain-proof. And while 420HC is relatively low in Carbon it also isn't super high in Chromium content, and Chromium is the main alloying element that gives steels their stainless nature.

All stainless steels will rust, some are just more resistant to it than others. I've managed to get rust on some of mine. It takes alot but I have done it.

Not sure why you are having a hard time getting a good edge on their 420HC, it's actually a fairly easy steel to sharpen. It's not a super soft steel and does hold a decent edge but they hone up relatively easy.  :think:

As to the blade wobble.........that should of been sent back to Case. Case has excellent customer service. And while it might not be the fastest on the planet they have a good track record for making things right by the customer. You ever have a problem with a new Case piece get ahold of their CS Department. They'll do you right.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Sean on March 12, 2011, 07:43:44 AM
2xtap, thanks for that reply and thoughts, I'm sure your right and I would give them
another try as it can happen to any manufacturer.  I'll give them another go on my
stone and strop when I have some time to dig them out. :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: dks on March 12, 2011, 11:20:19 AM
2xtap, thanks for the offer  :tu: , the bone was described as “Brown stag bone” for this Colt knife and “Black Stag” for the 6 blade stockman.
I do not know if the sellers actually know what they are, but I did not contact them beforehand to ask.  :(
Usually, with more expensive knives, I would ask more and also ask to see some pictures to select the knives, something necessary with stag. 

Note that, I am not unhappy with them.

I have some more stag scaled knives coming that should be the real deal.

I will try fixing the peanut's blade, the problem is I will be worried I will end up scratching the bolsters…

On a positive note, the Colt peanut does look like it’s from a more premium product range then the stockman, something expected since they actually do cost about the same and the stockman is a lot more complicated and bigger.
I am posting a picture of it next to the Case peanut and a Kissing Crane to show the really nicely polished springs on it, something I have not seen on any of the other, Chinese made, slipjoints.

Zed, you can find small Case lockbacks, new or nearly new, for under 10 dollars to get a taste of the brand. Also their sodbusters, again new or nearly new, can be found from about 15 dollars, if you want a slipjoint, and they are quite good.
I like their fancier models too, but as you said, it’s quite hard to justify the purchase cost, especially for the larger models, hence my peanut. I usually keep an eye on eBay for any auctions on interesting but unpopular models that are within my price range.

Semi-Off Topic Rant:  :-\ The problem with sending the item back is that sometimes the postage cost is more than the item’s value. Some sellers will reimburse you for the postage cost, some will not. I remember being told by the local leatherman dealer that he would replace my leatherman squirt p4 for free under warranty, provided I paid the 30 Euro handling/postage fee for it to be sent to the States….
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on March 12, 2011, 03:05:02 PM
2xtap, thanks for the offer  :tu: , the bone was described as “Brown stag bone” for this Colt knife and “Black Stag” for the 6 blade stockman.
I do not know if the sellers actually know what they are, but I did not contact them beforehand to ask.  :(
Usually, with more expensive knives, I would ask more and also ask to see some pictures to select the knives, something necessary with stag. 

Note that, I am not unhappy with them.

I have some more stag scaled knives coming that should be the real deal.

I will try fixing the peanut's blade, the problem is I will be worried I will end up scratching the bolsters…

On a positive note, the Colt peanut does look like it’s from a more premium product range then the stockman, something expected since they actually do cost about the same and the stockman is a lot more complicated and bigger.
I am posting a picture of it next to the Case peanut and a Kissing Crane to show the really nicely polished springs on it, something I have not seen on any of the other, Chinese made, slipjoints.

Zed, you can find small Case lockbacks, new or nearly new, for under 10 dollars to get a taste of the brand. Also their sodbusters, again new or nearly new, can be found from about 15 dollars, if you want a slipjoint, and they are quite good.
I like their fancier models too, but as you said, it’s quite hard to justify the purchase cost, especially for the larger models, hence my peanut. I usually keep an eye on eBay for any auctions on interesting but unpopular models that are within my price range.

Semi-Off Topic Rant:  :-\ The problem with sending the item back is that sometimes the postage cost is more than the item’s value. Some sellers will reimburse you for the postage cost, some will not. I remember being told by the local leatherman dealer that he would replace my leatherman squirt p4 for free under warranty, provided I paid the 30 Euro handling/postage fee for it to be sent to the States….

thanks for the info mate i will keep my eyes peeled,  :tu: would be nice to see what there like,
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 12, 2011, 03:57:30 PM
2xtap, thanks for that reply and thoughts, I'm sure your right and I would give them
another try as it can happen to any manufacturer.  I'll give them another go on my
stone and strop when I have some time to dig them out. :)

What kind of stone do you use?

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Sean on March 12, 2011, 04:21:24 PM
They did come with a bevel so I used the sharpmaker on them.  However, I might just
have to fiddle with the angle a bit something which your limited with on that particular
device.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 12, 2011, 04:25:37 PM
dks,

Well, they did have the Colt listed correctly as it is Brown Stag Bone.

Even outside contacting the dealer, if you are unsure of something don't hesitate to fire me off a PM here on the board. I am usually on here a couple times a day, I'll do what I can to help you. No problem.  :tu:

As to that Colt, when working down the kick use a small file and just go slowly. Very small increments. And check your progress often, remove a little and close the blade.

And that particular Colt is from the highest end range they do in that line. With it's fancy bolsters, swedged blades, long pulls, all mirror polished, and the boxes they come with it is their more expensive line. Not sure if you are into the Gunstock pattern but they have two different Gunstocks in this line and they are really sweet..........

(http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/9026/coltgunstocks01.jpg)

(http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/5793/coltgunstocks03.jpg)

It's the only two I have from this particular series of Colts, been meaning to get more.

And I understand about the sending of items back to the companies for replacement or repair. Living overseas it can be a pain to get things back to the States due to cost. And especially if they are American made as they usually already cost a small fortune over there.  :(

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 12, 2011, 04:33:35 PM
They did come with a bevel so I used the sharpmaker on them.  However, I might just
have to fiddle with the angle a bit something which your limited with on that particular
device.

Sean,

Ok, yeah.......I have no experience with those types of sharpeners. I have so many knives that come with all sorts of angles to their bevels as well as those I have with full convex grinds and convex edges that I just free-hand all my sharpening.

With my Case knives the bevels are usually at a good angle from the factory. I've had excellent results with just a ceramic two-sided pocket stone to keep a hair popping edge on my Case pieces that I use. If I let them get too dull I'll hit the edges quick with a few laps on a small Eze-Lap diamond stone I have and then fine up the edge on my ceramic.....followed by some light stropping on some bare leather. Shaving sharp!

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Sean on March 12, 2011, 04:41:11 PM
Thanks for the info 2xtap!  I'll work with the systems I have and see how the edge
comes up for me.  You certainly have more versatility using the freehand method
and I'm sure once I work with the Cases a bit more I can bring up the edges nicely
as well. :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 12, 2011, 06:33:14 PM
This one arrived a few days ago, one of several I am getting from a collection a friend is selling me. And I got this one for a song!

(http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/8818/caseclassicantiquegreen.jpg)

(http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/8818/caseclassicantiquegreen.jpg)

(http://img864.imageshack.us/img864/8818/caseclassicantiquegreen.jpg)

1994 production Case Classic #3055 Wharncliffe Whittler in unused minty shape. It came with the original box and wrap but was missing all the paperwork. Not sweating it though considering how cheap I got this one for.

(http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/8818/caseclassicantiquegreen.jpg)

(http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/8818/caseclassicantiquegreen.jpg)

And it's a Split-Back........

(http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/8818/caseclassicantiquegreen.jpg)

It's 3 5/8" closed. Blades are polished 1095 carbon steel with nickle/silver bolsters and shield, and brass pins and liners. F&F is excellent, the only thing I found on this was some very light pepper on the backsprings which most disappeared after some light rubbing with Flitz.

Sorry about the pics, the muted sunlight I was getting from the overcast skies today made the color of the scales come through noticably brighter and more orange than they really are. The bone on this is more of a tan/caramel color. Not sure of the actual name as I've seen this bone called many things but I believe the actual name is Antique Green (even though there ain't a bit of green in them)......not sure though.

Anyway, a real nice piece to add to my very small but growing collection of CC's.  :2tu:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: dks on March 12, 2011, 06:47:34 PM
Zed, good luck.

2xtap, I am already looking at the various patterns in that range.......  :D  By the way, usually I can not see the pictures you post, I just get a picture of a frog and a message saying "domain unregistered. to view register at  ....domain name" . I do not know whether the problem is with my service provider or the picture hosting site.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 12, 2011, 06:59:31 PM
dks,

Hmmmmm, that's weird. I see all my pics showing up. I direct link my pics from ImageShack. This is the first time I've heard anyone not being able to see my pics.

Anyone else not able to see these above?

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on March 13, 2011, 01:20:07 AM
I never have troubles seeing the pics.  I see the pics of a lovely wharnie!  :cheers:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: jerseydevil on March 13, 2011, 01:45:11 AM
Sadly I see them no problem. Why sadly? They make me want to spend more money! :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 13, 2011, 05:24:13 AM
Ok, so others can see them.

dks, it might be something with your set-up that is blocking the pics. Possibly your service provider.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 13, 2011, 05:56:59 AM
Here's another I just got recently. This one a new release by Kissing Crane.........

(http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/2882/kissingcranegreenbonesc.jpg)

(http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/2882/kissingcranegreenbonesc.jpg)

A Scout pattern done in the standard 4-blade configuration. Closed length is 3 3/4" with 420 stainless steel mainblade/awl/bottle opener-screwdriver/can opener. Bolsters and shield are nickle/silver, and the liners and pins are brass. Blades and backspring area are brush finished with a mirror polish everywhere else. Scales are Olive Green jigged bone.

(http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/2882/kissingcranegreenbonesc.jpg)

Fit and finish is very good with even edge grinds that are sharp, zero blade play anywhere, backsprings have a good stoutness on all four, bail swings tight, the only fault I could find was in the backspring area where there are a few minor hairline gaps........

(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/2882/kissingcranegreenbonesc.jpg)

Overall not a bad piece at all. These are still made in China and are of the most recent releases since the brand is no longer associated with the Robert Klaas name. Not bad for a Scout costing a little over $20 but the Rough Rider version I believe is still a better buy in this pattern.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on March 13, 2011, 08:30:47 AM
Here's another I just got recently. This one a new release by Kissing Crane.........

(http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/2882/kissingcranegreenbonesc.jpg)

(http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/2882/kissingcranegreenbonesc.jpg)

A Scout pattern done in the standard 4-blade configuration. Closed length is 3 3/4" with 420 stainless steel mainblade/awl/bottle opener-screwdriver/can opener. Bolsters and shield are nickle/silver, and the liners and pins are brass. Blades and backspring area are brush finished with a mirror polish everywhere else. Scales are Olive Green jigged bone.

(http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/2882/kissingcranegreenbonesc.jpg)

Fit and finish is very good with even edge grinds that are sharp, zero blade play anywhere, backsprings have a good stoutness on all four, bail swings tight, the only fault I could find was in the backspring area where there are a few minor hairline gaps........

(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/2882/kissingcranegreenbonesc.jpg)

Overall not a bad piece at all. These are still made in China and are of the most recent releases since the brand is no longer associated with the Robert Klaas name. Not bad for a Scout costing a little over $20 but the Rough Rider version I believe is still a better buy in this pattern.

2xTap

i really like that 2xtap , ive not seen the RR scout as i dont think HH do it on there site, ill have to take another look  :tu:  love the scales on thay,
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on March 13, 2011, 11:46:12 AM
sorry for mulit post i had problems posting this am  :-[
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: AHB on March 13, 2011, 11:55:29 AM
sorry for mulit post i had problems posting this am  :-[
Fixed.. :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on March 13, 2011, 12:01:34 PM
sorry for mulit post i had problems posting this am  :-[
Fixed.. :tu:

cheers alan  :salute:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 13, 2011, 04:51:56 PM
Zed,

The Rough Rider versions are still being made, not sure of the place where you buy yours but they can be found. The Rough Rider Scout is a bit more burly than this KC version, and it's also designed off of a much older version of the Scout. And the RR version has a nicer finish being all mirror polished......as well as being cheaper. I picked up both of my Rough Rider Scouts combined for the cost of this single KC version.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on March 13, 2011, 04:56:55 PM
Zed,

The Rough Rider versions are still being made, not sure of the place where you buy yours but they can be found. The Rough Rider Scout is a bit more burly than this KC version, and it's also designed off of a much older version of the Scout. And the RR version has a nicer finish being all mirror polished......as well as being cheaper. I picked up both of my Rough Rider Scouts combined for the cost of this single KC version.

2xTap

cheers 2xtap ill see what comes up, HH dont have it on there site so ill google and see  :D    :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on March 15, 2011, 12:44:06 PM
 :mail:   :ahhh this am post

elk ridge stockman
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m279/zed2000/P1010142-3.jpg)
schrade custom series whittler
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m279/zed2000/P1010140-7.jpg)
RR peanut
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m279/zed2000/P1010141-5.jpg)
Kissing cranes congress
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m279/zed2000/P1010143-3.jpg)

Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: dks on March 15, 2011, 01:38:02 PM
Good buys, I have been wondering about Elk ridge knives for some time, but that wooden scaled one looks very nice. Nice bone on the Kissing Crane too.  :tu:

I like the schrade´s pattern too, though I have found their finish hit and miss, usually the ends of the knife’s blade (I am sure they have a name..) touching the springs are not polished properly making them feel rough when opening or closing.

I am sure you will enjoy them all, the RR should be the best quality one, I assume.

Any, preliminary, observations?  :pok:

As for the scout knives, if you are interested, I got one some time ago of THE auction site, for a very reasonable price nad they can still be found there, I posted a bit about it in the review section a few weeks back (yes I know, shameless self promotion  >:D ).
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on March 15, 2011, 01:55:51 PM
Good buys, I have been wondering about Elk ridge knives for some time, but that wooden scaled one looks very nice. Nice bone on the Kissing Crane too.  :tu:

I like the schrade´s pattern too, though I have found their finish hit and miss, usually the ends of the knife’s blade (I am sure they have a name..) touching the springs are not polished properly making them feel rough when opening or closing.

I am sure you will enjoy them all, the RR should be the best quality one, I assume.

Any, preliminary, observations?  :pok:

As for the scout knives, if you are interested, I got one some time ago of THE auction site, for a very reasonable price nad they can still be found there, I posted a bit about it in the review section a few weeks back (yes I know, shameless self promotion  >:D ).

well the RR peanut all seems solid for its little size, the cane creek has a 2 stop click (think thats what its called lol) very solid and fit and finnish spot on, the elk ridge doesnt have the same snap to the blades when opend but all finnish is very nice, main blade is like a toothpick in shape, scales really nice, my favourite is the schrade, the fit and finnish is very good and all blades snap nicely into place, i love the scales and there well fitted, all good ,  :tu: oh all blades pretty sharp , the peanuts are very sharp out the box as usual,
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on March 15, 2011, 02:50:19 PM
the cane creek has a 2 stop click

half-stop   ;)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on March 15, 2011, 03:07:12 PM
the cane creek has a 2 stop click

half-stop   ;)

 :D knew it was some sort of stop  ::)   :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: AimlessWanderer on March 15, 2011, 03:11:10 PM
Good buys, I have been wondering about Elk ridge knives for some time, but that wooden scaled one looks very nice. Nice bone on the Kissing Crane too.  :tu:

I like the schrade´s pattern too, though I have found their finish hit and miss, usually the ends of the knife’s blade (I am sure they have a name..) touching the springs are not polished properly making them feel rough when opening or closing.

I am sure you will enjoy them all, the RR should be the best quality one, I assume.

Any, preliminary, observations?  :pok:

As for the scout knives, if you are interested, I got one some time ago of THE auction site, for a very reasonable price nad they can still be found there, I posted a bit about it in the review section a few weeks back (yes I know, shameless self promotion  >:D ).

well the RR peanut all seems solid for its little size, the cane creek has a 2 stop click (think thats what its called lol) very solid and fit and finnish spot on, the elk ridge doesnt have the same snap to the blades when opend but all finnish is very nice, main blade is like a toothpick in shape, scales really nice, my favourite is the schrade, the fit and finnish is very good and all blades snap nicely into place, i love the scales and there well fitted, all good ,  :tu: oh all blades pretty sharp , the peanuts are very sharp out the box as usual,

I did wonder if the Schrade was made by the same people as the RR's ... the design looks a little TOO similar to the RR stoneworx versions on HH's site ... same scalloped nail nicks, same bolsters, same scale design etc etc
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on March 15, 2011, 03:17:12 PM
Good buys, I have been wondering about Elk ridge knives for some time, but that wooden scaled one looks very nice. Nice bone on the Kissing Crane too.  :tu:

I like the schrade´s pattern too, though I have found their finish hit and miss, usually the ends of the knife’s blade (I am sure they have a name..) touching the springs are not polished properly making them feel rough when opening or closing.

I am sure you will enjoy them all, the RR should be the best quality one, I assume.

Any, preliminary, observations?  :pok:

As for the scout knives, if you are interested, I got one some time ago of THE auction site, for a very reasonable price nad they can still be found there, I posted a bit about it in the review section a few weeks back (yes I know, shameless self promotion  >:D ).

well the RR peanut all seems solid for its little size, the cane creek has a 2 stop click (think thats what its called lol) very solid and fit and finnish spot on, the elk ridge doesnt have the same snap to the blades when opend but all finnish is very nice, main blade is like a toothpick in shape, scales really nice, my favourite is the schrade, the fit and finnish is very good and all blades snap nicely into place, i love the scales and there well fitted, all good ,  :tu: oh all blades pretty sharp , the peanuts are very sharp out the box as usual,

I did wonder if the Schrade was made by the same people as the RR's ... the design looks a little TOO similar to the RR stoneworx versions on HH's site ... same scalloped nail nicks, same bolsters, same scale design etc etc

yeah i thought that too alan, the blades look the same built quility, plus etching 440 razor sharp looks the same,
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: dks on March 15, 2011, 03:57:10 PM
Maybe these are but I doubt, from my experience, that all Schrades are made by the same factory as RR, the quality of some that I have is way below RR... mind you I got some steel warrior and some buck creek, supposedly German, knives today and their quality was nothing to shout about..... I will post some pictures later, I am trying to sort the whole thing out with the dealer.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 15, 2011, 10:01:01 PM
The Taylor Brand Schrades that are made in China are not made by the people that build the Rough Riders. While some of the patterns produced by both will be similar.....you will find the same when comparing some of these to the likes of Case and other bigger brands (alot of them are designed from original classic patterns from these bigger name brands).

Also, the quality from Taylor in their Schrade line is consistantly not as good as that of the Rough Riders, nor of many other import lines.

dks,

The Steel Warriors I haven't been all that impressed with myself. Some are quite good but they don't quite compare overall to the Rough Riders. But, I do have two Frost Family Brand Trappers that are of the same build as the Steel Warriors (same materials, same patterns, built by the same people) and they are as good or better than most of my Rough Riders. But these I believe are the exception, not the rule.......particularly when speaking of Frost Cutlery.

 As to the Buck Creeks you mention, what is wrong with the ones you got?

I picked up a pair of Buck Creek Large Stockmans a while back and was quite impressed by their quality considering the price.........

(http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/5358/buckcreekdiamondbacks01.jpg)

Very good F&F on these two.........

(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/9936/buckcreekdiamondbacks05.jpg)

And while German made they ain't quite up to the level of Friedrich Olbertz or Boker, their price makes up for the slight difference.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: dks on March 16, 2011, 11:31:50 AM
part 1, what  I got that was reasonably OK
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: dks on March 16, 2011, 11:45:50 AM
part 2, The problems...

A crack, scales falling off (steel warrior), off centre blade, bolt sticking out, flaking Buck Creek, soft, flaky stag buck creek.

As I said, I am in contact with the seller and he is more than happy to replace any of them... I am trying to see if postage cost will be covered.
The stag on the buck creek is very similar to some stag I got on some, much cheaper, schrade deerslayers, i.e. not the most brilliant quality.
I have had problems with scales on buck and RR before so I know these occur with other, good quality, slipjoints.
For me, the Buck Creek are reasonably expensive knives (luxury items where looks and finish are very important) so I expect a much better level of finish than with the chinese made knives. I think Buck Creek and to the extend that I know, German Bulldog knives are not of the most brilliant quality, they seem to be below, similarly priced Case knives, from my limited experience...

Zed, I still cant see the pictures...
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on March 16, 2011, 12:15:22 PM
part 2, The problems...

A crack, scales falling off (steel warrior), off centre blade, bolt sticking out, flaking Buck Creek, soft, flaky stag buck creek.

As I said, I am in contact with the seller and he is more than happy to replace any of them... I am trying to see if postage cost will be covered.
The stag on the buck creek is very similar to some stag I got on some, much cheaper, schrade deerslayers, i.e. not the most brilliant quality.
I have had problems with scales on buck and RR before so I know these occur with other, good quality, slipjoints.
For me, the Buck Creek are reasonably expensive knives (luxury items where looks and finish are very important) so I expect a much better level of finish than with the chinese made knives. I think Buck Creek and to the extend that I know, German Bulldog knives are not of the most brilliant quality, they seem to be below, similarly priced Case knives, from my limited experience...

Zed, I still cant see the pictures...

what pics ?  :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: dks on March 16, 2011, 01:11:22 PM
I am reading the text on the screen and looking at the pictures on the mobile.... :D

What do you think of the stag, especially the bottom of the dirtbuster? Should I complain? I am still not happy with the "look" of them, so I will definitely exchange the trapper, whatever.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: dks on March 16, 2011, 01:29:24 PM
OK, on the same topic :> Schrade, I am sure one day all these will be appreciated more and worth a looooot of money!  :rofl:

These were bought because they were interesting, colourwise, and I did not at the time have any of the brand.

The deerslayers are OK, supposed to be handmade..., but still not as good as the RR ones. They are my retirement investment..  :rofl:

The stag scales are not totally aligned with the liners, you can feel the liner sticking out, but the rest are better, though you have the odd bolt sticking a bit too high.

The small trapper and the large stockman are not bad, a bit of blade play but useable.

The red peanut(?) and the sodbuster (like a Jr Case but a quarter of the price) have a very rough opening feel, they have not been finished properly. I have filed them down a bit and improved the movement but they really need to be taken apart and sorted.

The large stockman and the small peanut have quite interesting scales, very colourful, and I just had to have a yellow sodbuster, but did not want to buy another case (cost).
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on March 16, 2011, 01:42:51 PM
some lovely stuff there mate, love the red handled P-nut, you have a lot of slip joints dks  :tu: i like the schrade custom series i have, its fit n fitting is all good and has very sharp bldes, i know as cut my finger last night at work lol, nice looking knife as well,
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: dks on March 16, 2011, 02:30:14 PM
Its an investment....
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 16, 2011, 10:21:38 PM
dks,

The Stag on that Steel Warrior is just plain screwed all to hell, that is just horrible. Definitely that one has to go. Can't see anything wrong with the Dirtbuster, might be missing something.

Anyway, if you are unhappy with any of them for any reason, if you can, I say return them. Don't go about with things you don't want. Be happy with what you spend your money on.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 16, 2011, 10:46:09 PM
Alrighty, just got a slew of new ones myself. Well, new to me anyway. All of these are Queen-built Robesons. Production of these was around 2004, short run and long discontinued SFO material.

Robeson Rootbeer Bone Improved Muskrat:
(http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/3761/robesonrootbeerimproved.jpg)

(http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/3761/robesonrootbeerimproved.jpg)

(http://img857.imageshack.us/img857/3761/robesonrootbeerimproved.th.jpg) (http://img857.imageshack.us/i/robesonrootbeerimproved.jpg/) (http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/3761/robesonrootbeerimproved.th.jpg) (http://img690.imageshack.us/i/robesonrootbeerimproved.jpg/)

Robeson Caramel Wormgroove Bone Improved Muskrat:
(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/1250/robesoncwgimprovedmuskr.jpg)

(http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/1250/robesoncwgimprovedmuskr.jpg)

(http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/1250/robesoncwgimprovedmuskr.th.jpg) (http://img847.imageshack.us/i/robesoncwgimprovedmuskr.jpg/) (http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/1250/robesoncwgimprovedmuskr.th.jpg) (http://img217.imageshack.us/i/robesoncwgimprovedmuskr.jpg/)

Robeson Antique Green Bone Improved Muskrat:
(http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/912/robesonagimprovedmuskra.jpg)

(http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/912/robesonagimprovedmuskra.jpg)

(http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/912/robesonagimprovedmuskra.th.jpg) (http://img718.imageshack.us/i/robesonagimprovedmuskra.jpg/) (http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/912/robesonagimprovedmuskra.th.jpg) (http://img683.imageshack.us/i/robesonagimprovedmuskra.jpg/)

Robeson Raspberry Bone Improved Muskrat:
(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/6353/robesonraspberryimprove.jpg)

(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/6353/robesonraspberryimprove.jpg)

(http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/6353/robesonraspberryimprove.th.jpg) (http://img846.imageshack.us/i/robesonraspberryimprove.jpg/) (http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/6353/robesonraspberryimprove.th.jpg) (http://img163.imageshack.us/i/robesonraspberryimprove.jpg/)

These are all 4" in the closed position and built on a slight serpentine style frame. The only real difference between them all is that the Rootbeer Bone and Caramel Wormgroove versions have rounded bolsters and the Antique Green and Raspberry Bone versions have squared bolsters.

These are single backspring Muskrats and all feature the same build......nickle/silver bolsters and shield, brass liners and pins, 420HC Stainless blades, Shuredge blade etch and tang stamp, and all have a virtually impeccable level of Fit and Finish. The only real fault I can find in any of them is on the Caramel Wormgroove Bone one. It's backspring is noticably lighter than on the other three. Not weak, but the others are rather stout and this one is just easier. Also the main Clip Point blade on this one has a ever so slight lateral play in it. Outside of that can't find a fault.

Been a while now since I have been able to add any new Robesons to my collection as they are made in low numbers and in a "on again/off again" fashion, and they only show up here and there. Glad I got the opportunity on these, and at the price I got them for which was just sweet!  :tu:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on March 16, 2011, 11:41:07 PM
I'm not a fan of typical muskrats, but I do like these "improved" patterns with with the Wharncliffe.  That rootbeer is beautiful!  It's my favorite of all the frames too, serpentine with the rounded bolsters.  :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 17, 2011, 03:30:15 AM
NutSAK,

I've never been one for the typical Muskrats either, that was until I got that Stag one from GEC. I do prefer the blade set-up of the Improved versions, they are like the old Hawbaker Specials that CSC is currently making now. And GEC has a version in their Furtaker line which now has me very interested.

But with these, for me, it was more that they are Robesons than anything else.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: dks on March 17, 2011, 07:44:26 AM
2xtap, these look really nice, I am beginning to appreciate, good, jigged bone more lately!
The caramel and the improved are very unusual and interesting.

Thanks for sharing.

Maybe I need to save some money and get something really well made, cut my losses.

Though I can still not see the main pictures on the screen, I can now click on the thumbnail, below the picture, and see them on image shack  :tu: Thanks.

Oh, I am sending the Steel warrior and the trapper back, keeping the rest.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Neil on March 17, 2011, 01:35:50 PM
(http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/3761/robesonrootbeerimproved.jpg)

I like the way they've patterned the scales on this one. Very fishy :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on March 17, 2011, 09:26:03 PM
I do prefer the blade set-up of the Improved versions, they are like the old Hawbaker Specials that CSC is currently making now. And GEC has a version in their Furtaker line which now has me very interested.

I sure wish you hadn't mentioned the CSC....   ::)  Luckily it appears to be a bit out of my price range.

I'm impressed with the many different patterns that GEC offers, but I find it strange that they have a muskrat and a trapper both in the Furtaker line with the same clip/wharnie combo.  Also, I think true muskrats should have a single spring, not two, just like a true whittler should have two, not three.  That's just me, I suppose.  ;)

I damn near bought that green Tidioute Furtaker Trapper Mike had in the "EDC" section, but someone else got to it before I made up my mind.  :-[  Oh well, another knife I didn't need!  :D  I bought that red Humpback CV "whittler" instead.

Terry
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 17, 2011, 10:14:29 PM

Though I can still not see the main pictures on the screen, I can now click on the thumbnail, below the picture, and see them on image shack  :tu: Thanks.


dks,

I am thinking it has something to do with your computers settings, you can see my thumbnails but not the fullsize hotlinked pics. Something is blocking them. But I can't really answer as to what, for I am somewhat PC-impaired.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 17, 2011, 10:15:56 PM
(http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/3761/robesonrootbeerimproved.jpg)

I like the way they've patterned the scales on this one. Very fishy :)

When I first saw it I was thinking kind of the same thing, but more reptilian. Kind of makes me think of my SARPNT from GEC.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 17, 2011, 10:30:25 PM
I sure wish you hadn't mentioned the CSC....   ::)  Luckily it appears to be a bit out of my price range.

I'm impressed with the many different patterns that GEC offers, but I find it strange that they have a muskrat and a trapper both in the Furtaker line with the same clip/wharnie combo.  Also, I think true muskrats should have a single spring, not two, just like a true whittler should have two, not three.  That's just me, I suppose.  ;)

I damn near bought that green Tidioute Furtaker Trapper Mike had in the "EDC" section, but someone else got to it before I made up my mind.  :-[  Oh well, another knife I didn't need!  :D  I bought that red Humpback CV "whittler" instead.

Terry

Yeah, the CSC Hawbakers are somewhat overpriced. And considering for the same money you can get a Furtaker from GEC that's alot more knife with a superior build.

Not sure why you find it weird that two different patterns would have the same blades, is quite common actually. You can find Jacks, Barlows, and Gunstocks with the same blades. Standard Trappers and Moose patterns with the same blades.

Too bad you missed out on that particular Furtaker. They are sweet knives. If you ever get the hankering for one again...........

(http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/5883/gecyellowrosefurtakertr.jpg)

(http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/880/gecamberfurtakertrapperj.jpg)

.......I highly recommend getting one.  ;)

The only way you can get a slipjoint built better is going custom!  :tu:

2xTap

Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on March 17, 2011, 10:41:30 PM

Not sure why you find it weird that two different patterns would have the same blades, is quite common actually. You can find Jacks, Barlows, and Gunstocks with the same blades. Standard Trappers and Moose patterns with the same blades.


Hmm...  yeah, good point.  Hell, I'm not sure why I think half of the things I do!  :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 17, 2011, 10:50:42 PM

Not sure why you find it weird that two different patterns would have the same blades, is quite common actually. You can find Jacks, Barlows, and Gunstocks with the same blades. Standard Trappers and Moose patterns with the same blades.


Hmm...  yeah, good point.  Hell, I'm not sure why I think half of the things I do!  :D

Senility perhaps!  ;)

They say as you get older the first thing to go is the mind. And I should know, I'm only about a year older than you and I have lost most of mine already!  :rofl:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on March 18, 2011, 12:42:22 AM

Not sure why you find it weird that two different patterns would have the same blades, is quite common actually. You can find Jacks, Barlows, and Gunstocks with the same blades. Standard Trappers and Moose patterns with the same blades.


Hmm...  yeah, good point.  Hell, I'm not sure why I think half of the things I do!  :D

Senility perhaps!  ;)

They say as you get older the first thing to go is the mind. And I should know, I'm only about a year older than you and I have lost most of mine already!  :rofl:

2xTap

You're only 4 months older, actually, so we're probably in about the same boat, except that I'm considerably more slippy poor...   ;)

I still look damn good though, and that's what matters!  :D  At least that's what my wife tells me, and surely she wouldn't lie...  ???

Terry
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on March 18, 2011, 12:56:25 AM
I acquired another 1970 Case today--a Mini Coke Bottle dressed in red jigged bone.  After carrying my Barlow for a few days, I'm really starting to like the chrome vanadium Cases, and they just don't seem to be able to make bone look this good nowadays:

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_oxNq_m4khcI/TYKexgq_IsI/AAAAAAAAAS0/gXFimQVjUEg/s800/01.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_oxNq_m4khcI/TYKeyNz-PpI/AAAAAAAAAS4/h9FReVD6rEY/s800/03.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on March 18, 2011, 07:41:33 AM
I acquired another 1970 Case today.  A Mini Coke Bottle dressed in red jigged bone.  After carrying my Barlow for a few days, I'm really starting to like the chrome vanadium Cases, and they just don't seem to be able to make bone look this good nowadays:

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_oxNq_m4khcI/TYKexgq_IsI/AAAAAAAAAS0/gXFimQVjUEg/s800/01.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_oxNq_m4khcI/TYKeyNz-PpI/AAAAAAAAAS4/h9FReVD6rEY/s800/03.jpg)

 :drool:  i like that,  :tu: i need some old pocket knives now  :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on March 18, 2011, 02:54:44 PM
I'm really starting to prefer buying "used" slips like this on Ebay.  I quote "used" because the knife pictured above hasn't actually been used.  The reason I like to buy them this way is that they're usually described in good detail, unlike a new knife that you would buy from a internet retailer.  The sellers of the used knives will many times show pictures of the knives at many angles and will describe the snap of the blades, whether there's any lateral play, etc.  If the seller is honest, you know exactly what you're getting.  There are no brick-and-mortar knife stores near me where I can handle a knife before I buy it, so auctions like this are one of my most reliable sources.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: dks on March 18, 2011, 07:08:40 PM
I agree, I got a couple of knives that could have easily been sold as new, without the original packaging, for a much lower than the new price... If I find a seller like that I go back again and support him.  :tu:

I also had people using the "make me an offer" setting declining to sell a used item for a lower than the asking  price, even after I pointed out that, that item could have been bought, for new, cheaper.. ???
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 18, 2011, 11:30:53 PM

You're only 4 months older, actually, so we're probably in about the same boat, except that I'm considerably more slippy poor...   ;)

I still look damn good though, and that's what matters!  :D  At least that's what my wife tells me, and surely she wouldn't lie...  ???

Terry

I too have retained my strapping physique, chiseled features, and boyish charm.......although in my case, the wife doesn't agree.

I still think she needs to get her eyes checked!  :o

2xTap  :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on March 19, 2011, 07:46:02 PM
I described this as a bone-handled coke bottle, but is this bone or delrin?  Due to the variation in color across the pile-side scale, I assumed it as bone but I know that Delrin was substituted sometimes in the 1970's when bone was in short supply.

Thanks.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_oxNq_m4khcI/TYT9D4cvTnI/AAAAAAAAATQ/8ptDIKD4k40/s1600/ruler.jpg)

Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Ashley on March 20, 2011, 12:02:04 AM
My newest

This is such a wonderful knife. I really am liking it very much. I now undersand what you all have been talking about. :)

Enough talking right? OK, Ok I'll get to the photos. ;)

(http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/2091/1002992640x480640x480.jpg)
(http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/7386/1002998640x480.jpg)
(http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/5712/1002995640x480.jpg)
(http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/4247/1002994640x480.jpg)
(http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/9400/1002996640x480.jpg)
(http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/3695/1002997640x480.jpg)
(http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/5671/1002993640x480.jpg)
(http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/825/1003001640x480.jpg)

Some of the people on youtube pointed out I said vanadium wrong and I'll tell you like I did them. I say potatoe you say patatoe. I know what I said but its just my hillbilly slang taking over.  LOL :D Gotta love us hillbillies. :tu:

Also don't laugh at the Tony Bose thing. Hee Hee

Overview: Case Chestnut Bone Swayback Jack Carbon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkvxH-x3vEs#)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Mr. Whippy on March 20, 2011, 02:32:36 AM
NEVER be ashamed of your accent and idioms.  To me, it's one of the most enjoyable things about visiting a new place.

When we moved to Baltimore (pronounced Balmer), the local dialect was one of the few things we enjoyed.

So, PROP'S to the West Virginian accent.  :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 20, 2011, 02:41:19 AM
NutSAK,

From the pics looks like bone to me. Their delrin is usually pretty consistant in color, even on the older models. The slight fade you have in this one towards the bolsters strikes me as bone.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 20, 2011, 02:44:58 AM
Ashley,

Nice one, is this your first Case piece?

So, are you going to let the blades age naturally or are you going to force a patina?

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Ashley on March 20, 2011, 03:09:42 AM
Ashley,

Nice one, is this your first Case piece?

So, are you going to let the blades age naturally or are you going to force a patina?

2xTap

Oh heck no I have Case knives out the yanggy. LOL Here's a few of them.

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/4012/orange102.jpg)

(http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/7595/3newslippies.jpg)

(http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/7161/slippies1.jpg)

(http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/5789/slippies.jpg)

(http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/5859/gunstockinsheath.jpg)

(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/5341/tp1ok.jpg)

(http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/2470/greensoddie.jpg)

(http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/4470/orangesoddie3.jpg)

(http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/4854/wvcasetrapperopen.jpg)

The Sodbusters with filework and orange micarta and green micarta handles are custom done by Don Seals
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 20, 2011, 03:36:32 AM
Ashley,

Very nice! You got a hell of a collection going there......and you got a GEC!  :2tu:

Those Seals Sodbusters are real nice, particularly the Orange one. And speaking of orange, I see you like the Case Orange G-10 series.........

(http://img118.imageshack.us/img118/8397/rangerhunterorangeg1005gu3.jpg)

.......quite fond of them myself!  ;)

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Ashley on March 20, 2011, 03:41:33 AM
I love basically anything orange.   :gimme:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on March 20, 2011, 03:51:54 AM
Ashley, that new jack knife you have coming with the wharncliffe has me  :drool:.  VERY NICE!

Plz let us know how you like it.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on March 20, 2011, 03:52:56 AM
NutSAK,

From the pics looks like bone to me. Their delrin is usually pretty consistant in color, even on the older models. The slight fade you have in this one towards the bolsters strikes me as bone.

2xTap

Thanks for your input doubletap.  You confirmed my suspicion.  :tu:

BTW, you mentioned forcing the CV patina...  I've been letting my CVs develop on their own, but I'm so anal about maintenance (clean, then whatever oil is available) that I'm not sure it will ever happen.  I cut apples, limes, etc. but will immediately clean and use facial oil if that's all that is available. (eww!  :D)  I've been considering using vinegar or mustard on one of my CVs to force it. 
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Ashley on March 20, 2011, 03:57:36 AM
Ashley, that new jack knife you have coming with the wharncliffe has me  :drool:.  VERY NICE!

Plz let us know how you like it.

I got it yesterday and it hasn't left my pocket. I love it. The razor edge just slices through feed sacks like butter. Another great Case but they really knocked thtis one outta the ball park.

2xTap That is my one an only GEC. I'm a Case fan more then GEC.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on March 20, 2011, 04:02:07 AM
Ashley, that new jack knife you have coming with the wharncliffe has me  :drool:.  VERY NICE!

Plz let us know how you like it.

I got it yesterday and it hasn't left my pocket. I love it. The razor edge just slices through feed sacks like butter. Another great Case but they really knocked thtis one outta the ball park.

2xTap That is my one an only GEC. I'm a Case fan more then GEC.

DOH!  I see that you had already commented about how you like it, but I was so caught up in the lovely pics I didn't even see it!  :ahhh

What is the pattern number on that one?  EDIT: uh, never mind, the pattern number is pretty clear in the photos.  I really must look at the whole post before responding....  ::)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 20, 2011, 04:03:08 AM
I love basically anything orange.   :gimme:

Well then, for your viewing pleasure......

(http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/5429/caseopgunboat01bt2.jpg)

(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/5544/casetangerinegunboat01.jpg)

(http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/5016/robesonaggunstock01cs4.jpg)

(http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/1563/colonelcoonagsbgunstock.jpg)

(http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/6349/colonelcoonagsblargesto.jpg)

(http://img386.imageshack.us/img386/3714/rrorangegreenmedstockmaiw7.jpg)

(http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/5425/schrade8otoorangestockm.jpg)

Got a couple more in here too....

(http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/9606/caseseahorsies015ws.jpg)

And a watch to go with some of these........

(http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/5791/maratacaqcwatch01hm9.jpg)

Not slippies, but they are orange.........

(http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/9508/benchmade551org01kn1.jpg)

(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/6370/lmjuices2orange04.jpg)

I like Orange too!  :D

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on March 20, 2011, 04:07:58 AM
Oh my, those stockman canoes are beauties!

OK, I've determined that it's time to put your user name in my ignore list 2xTap.  You're a horrible influence.  ;)

I think I could pick you out of a lineup after viewing all of these reflections of your fingers.  :rofl:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Ashley on March 20, 2011, 04:26:28 AM
I love basically anything orange.   :gimme:

Well then, for your viewing pleasure......

(http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/5429/caseopgunboat01bt2.jpg)

(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/5544/casetangerinegunboat01.jpg)

(http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/5016/robesonaggunstock01cs4.jpg)

(http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/1563/colonelcoonagsbgunstock.jpg)

(http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/6349/colonelcoonagsblargesto.jpg)

(http://img386.imageshack.us/img386/3714/rrorangegreenmedstockmaiw7.jpg)

(http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/5425/schrade8otoorangestockm.jpg)

Got a couple more in here too....

(http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/9606/caseseahorsies015ws.jpg)

And a watch to go with some of these........

(http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/5791/maratacaqcwatch01hm9.jpg)

Not slippies, but they are orange.........

(http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/9508/benchmade551org01kn1.jpg)

(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/6370/lmjuices2orange04.jpg)

I like Orange too!  :D

2xTap


Are you married? If not neither am I. Lol :rofl:  :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 20, 2011, 04:33:11 AM
Thanks for your input doubletap.  You confirmed my suspicion.  :tu:

BTW, you mentioned forcing the CV patina...  I've been letting my CVs develop on their own, but I'm so anal about maintenance (clean, then whatever oil is available) that I'm not sure it will ever happen.  I cut apples, limes, etc. but will immediately clean and use facial oil if that's all that is available. (eww!  :D)  I've been considering using vinegar or mustard on one of my CVs to force it. 

If you clean them up after use it will take a while to form a good patina. The thing with forcing it is you can attain a nice even patina that doesn't get all splotchy. Lots of different methods out there, warm vinegar, mustard, apples, onions......got to start off with a very clean blade though.

Oh my, those stockman canoes are beauties!

OK, I've determined that it's time to put your user name in my ignore list 2xTap.  You're a horrible influence.  ;)

I think I could pick you out of a lineup after viewing all of these reflections of your fingers.  :rofl:

Gunboat Canoes, my personal favorite pattern.

And you wouldn't even need to go that far to pick me out, there's a couple knife pics of mine on here somewhere where you can see pretty much my whole head in the reflection!  :o

2xTap  :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 20, 2011, 04:49:18 AM


Are you married? If not neither am I. Lol :rofl:  :D

LOL...... :rofl:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on March 20, 2011, 07:55:41 AM




(http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/7161/slippies1.jpg)



Hi ashley have you a better pic of the last timber wolf MOP barlow with the coloured stripes as i have one on its way  :tu: and what are your impressions of it,  :cheers: 

paul


Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Ashley on March 21, 2011, 02:26:05 AM
Paul I have no close ups of it right now. I believe the Timber Wolfs are excellent for the price. All of mine have about a 7 pull, snaps like bear traps and no major gaps. I've really enjoyed mine. Hope that helps.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on March 21, 2011, 09:49:02 AM
Paul I have no close ups of it right now. I believe the Timber Wolfs are excellent for the price. All of mine have about a 7 pull, snaps like bear traps and no major gaps. I've really enjoyed mine. Hope that helps.

cheers ashley, i only paid £10 posted for it and as i dont have a barlow type pocket knife i thought i would go for it, i should have it today so ill take some pics  :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on March 21, 2011, 04:46:49 PM
well i got my timber wolf barlow this am,  :think:  but its a jigged boned congress instead  :-\ although it was £2 more and i like it so i might keep it, pics asap  :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on March 21, 2011, 05:15:05 PM
well i got my timber wolf barlow this am,  :think:  but its a jigged boned congress instead  :-\ although it was £2 more and i like it so i might keep it, pics asap  :tu:

 :think:  Congress, Barlow?  Pretty tough to mix those up....
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on March 21, 2011, 05:17:28 PM
well i got my timber wolf barlow this am,  :think:  but its a jigged boned congress instead  :-\ although it was £2 more and i like it so i might keep it, pics asap  :tu:

 :think:  Congress, Barlow?  Pretty tough to mix those up....

 :D what i thought, guess box the same,
well the timber lake congress

(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m279/zed2000/P1010137-18.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on March 21, 2011, 07:43:05 PM
Oh well, that's a pretty good-looking congress anyway.  I like the stain in the bone.  I think I would keep it too.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on March 21, 2011, 07:53:39 PM
Oh well, that's a pretty good-looking congress anyway.  I like the stain in the bone.  I think I would keep it too.

i was looking forward to getting the barlow but it didnt take me long to decide to keep this one, happy accident  :D its pretty well made with a nice snap but not a nail breaker, sadly a little blade rub but its on the main blade i would use so no worries, nice looking knife,  :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on March 22, 2011, 11:42:27 AM
Im impressed with this one for £10 only gripe is the slight blade rub but as this will be a user this is fine,

some sunny pics this am,
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m279/zed2000/P1010137-20.jpg)
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m279/zed2000/P1010138-15.jpg)
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m279/zed2000/P1010139-11.jpg)
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m279/zed2000/P1010140-8.jpg)
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m279/zed2000/P1010142-5.jpg)
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m279/zed2000/P1010141-6.jpg)


Got this 2 oldies on the way,
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m279/zed2000/CFhuHVw2kKGrHqUOKjcE0kC1QRBNVY1irw_12.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 22, 2011, 02:20:06 PM
Zed,

Looks good, and nice pics. That Timber Wolf appears to have a pretty solid F&F. Not sure who is actually making these but it looks very Rough Rider-ish.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on March 22, 2011, 03:26:23 PM
Zed,

Looks good, and nice pics. That Timber Wolf appears to have a pretty solid F&F. Not sure who is actually making these but it looks very Rough Rider-ish.

2xTap

i was thinking the same , cheers does look a pretty solid knife,i should have the timber wolf barlow in a few days so will be interesting to see that one,
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 22, 2011, 03:36:33 PM
Got a neat one here I've had for a while that has a cool little story behind it.

When I got this I thought I had taken pics of it but apparently I didn't and just cleaned it up and put it away with my others. Took these pics yesterday. Anyway I got this knife about a year ago from a friend as a gift. He told me he was sending me a little something as a gift for getting him addicted to Great Eastern Knives......I wasn't expecting a GEC knife. Way more than I deserve, that's for sure.

Anyway, a while before this he had contacted GEC about having them build some knives from a block of Rosewood he had. He contacted Chris at GEC and they said they would but it would be made on a upcoming run of patterns they had in the works. So he sent the block of Rosewood and they offered him a choice of patterns they would make it in. As he was looking to get knives for his grandkids, and one of them was a lefty, he opted to have the Rosewood made in a #73 pattern they were going to be running in a left hand version. It was a short run and they sent him a couple, and one of those he sent to me as a gift for pulling him over to the "Dark Side"!  ;)

Here it is........

(http://img545.imageshack.us/img545/1999/gectidioutelhlrosewoods.jpg)

(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/1999/gectidioutelhlrosewoods.jpg)

It's a GEC Tidioute #735109EC LHL pattern. A end capped #73 Scout at 3 3/4" closed, in left-hand configuration with a linerlock. Late 2009 production and a very short run, only 15 were made.

(http://img857.imageshack.us/img857/1999/gectidioutelhlrosewoods.jpg)

Bolsters and shield are of nickle/silver, pins and liners are brass, scales are very nice Rosewood slabs, blade is of 1095 carbon steel done in a brushed finish. Fit and finish is clean and flawless. Typical of GEC there is no gaps anywhere, blade has zero play, backspring is quite stout and the spring rests flush with the blade opened or closed, clean grinds with a decent edge, and the blade when in the open position mates up to the backspring nearly seamlessly........

(http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/1999/gectidioutelhlrosewoods.jpg)

A great little knife, and for me one with a nice story behind it. And one given as a gift from a fellow collector and all around great guy.

2xTap  :2tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on March 22, 2011, 03:49:19 PM
nice story 2xtap and a flawless looking knife,  :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Ashley on March 22, 2011, 05:12:18 PM
Thats a great looking knife. The story is also very cool.  :tu:  ;)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on March 22, 2011, 07:19:19 PM
Great story, and a very nice rare knife to add to the collection.   :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on March 23, 2011, 12:11:07 AM
I carried my new Case Dark Red Bone Humpback Whittler CV (#63046) today, and it has proven to be my favorite EDC slippy so far.  More pics and comments will follow.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_oxNq_m4khcI/TYkrPi_53mI/AAAAAAAAAUY/QI8CZ7X3FM0/s1600/P3222867.JPG)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Ashley on March 23, 2011, 02:57:08 AM
That humpback has beautiful handles. :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on March 23, 2011, 03:23:00 AM
That humpback has beautiful handles. :tu:

Thanks Ash.  They remind me of candy--like watermelon Jolly Ranchers. 

I ordered a Swayback Jack Chestnut CV today.  I just couldn't take looking at the pictures of yours any more.  ;)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Ashley on March 23, 2011, 03:44:59 AM
That humpback has beautiful handles. :tu:

Thanks Ash.  They remind me of candy--like watermelon Jolly Ranchers. 

I ordered a Swayback Jack Chestnut CV today.  I just couldn't take looking at the pictures of yours any more.  ;)

You won't be sorry. I love mine. I can't believe I waited almost a year to finally get it!
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 23, 2011, 01:11:29 PM
nice story 2xtap and a flawless looking knife,  :drool:

Thats a great looking knife. The story is also very cool.  :tu:  ;)

Great story, and a very nice rare knife to add to the collection.   :tu:

Thanks. It's things like this that set the knife community apart from many others I have been, and are, a part of. And of all the knives I own I have very few that have any real history or story behind them.......it's nice to add something that does.  :tu:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 23, 2011, 01:16:24 PM
I carried my new Case Dark Red Bone Humpback Whittler CV (#63046) today, and it has proven to be my favorite EDC slippy so far.  More pics and comments will follow.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_oxNq_m4khcI/TYkrPi_53mI/AAAAAAAAAUY/QI8CZ7X3FM0/s1600/P3222867.JPG)

NutSAK,

Real nice bud, them scales sure are Red. I really like the color on that one. Is this one you ordered from Mike?

So how is the F&F on it, and how does it feel in the hand? I've been on again/off again looking at these. I like the look but usually when I end up buying a new Case Stockman it's either a #75 or #47 pattern. I've been wanting to get into these but just haven't jumped at it yet.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on March 23, 2011, 05:50:46 PM

NutSAK,

Real nice bud, them scales sure are Red. I really like the color on that one. Is this one you ordered from Mike?

So how is the F&F on it, and how does it feel in the hand? I've been on again/off again looking at these. I like the look but usually when I end up buying a new Case Stockman it's either a #75 or #47 pattern. I've been wanting to get into these but just haven't jumped at it yet.

2xTap

Yep, this one came from Mike at CK.net.  It looks like I didn't have to worry too much about faded red, huh?

I've put together a short review of the Humpback in a separate thread.  Check it out!  BTW, I would like us to consider separating out the reviews like the ones you do into separate threads in the future.  They just seem to get buried in here.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 23, 2011, 07:47:49 PM
NutSAK,

I was doing that for a while, figured it would be easier to keep track of when all in the same thread. I'll go back to doing mine separate from this thread.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: pelotonjon on March 24, 2011, 01:47:13 AM
(http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx122/50ft-trad/P1000650.jpg)

What model is the SAK with the pliers in this pic?
Title: Re: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: enki_ck on March 24, 2011, 02:01:23 AM
(http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx122/50ft-trad/P1000650.jpg)

What model is the SAK with the pliers in this pic?

Looks like a Wenger MiniGrip

http://www.sosakonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=391&Itemid=0

Title: Re: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: AimlessWanderer on March 24, 2011, 04:00:44 AM
(http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx122/50ft-trad/P1000650.jpg)

What model is the SAK with the pliers in this pic?

Looks like a Wenger MiniGrip

http://www.sosakonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=391&Itemid=0 (http://www.sosakonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=391&Itemid=0)

Yup, serrated blade version to be precise
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 25, 2011, 02:55:55 AM
Just arrived today, a 2003 production Robeson Shuredge "Demonstrator" Large Barlow in Red Smooth Bone..........

(http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/4934/robesonbarlowdemonstrat.jpg)

(http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/4934/robesonbarlowdemonstrat.jpg)

(http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/4934/robesonbarlowdemonstrat.jpg)

2xTap  :2tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Ashley on March 25, 2011, 03:07:46 AM
Verfy nice 2XTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on March 25, 2011, 03:29:53 AM
Nice 'daddy!   :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on March 25, 2011, 01:04:09 PM
 :drool:  that is very nice  :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on March 25, 2011, 01:16:57 PM
I got my 1st but not my last barlow type knife the other day, its a timber wolf jack knife barlow, i brushed the bolsters as too shinny for me as drove me nuts with finger prints  :D this will be a proper user for me as well as the timber wolf congress, this barlow is well put together tight with only 1 very slight gap, very solid 2 stop type lock, both blades very sharp out of the box,not sure on materilals of blades as just says SS ,

(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m279/zed2000/P1010137-21.jpg)
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m279/zed2000/P1010138-17.jpg)
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m279/zed2000/P1010141-7.jpg)

this is very addictive  :D
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m279/zed2000/P1010137-22.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on March 25, 2011, 02:24:48 PM
 :tu:  I'd like to see more of that small barrel-lock knife with the corkscrew Zed.

I gave my Humpback Whittler a "tan" last night:

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_oxNq_m4khcI/TYyJyd7mKII/AAAAAAAAAVE/4tTa8wSkYx4/s1600/IMG_0501.JPG)

I dunked each blade in hot vinegar for 5-10 minutes, then followed up with #00 steel wool.  It made for a nice, even grey patina.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on March 25, 2011, 03:08:02 PM
:tu:  I'd like to see more of that small barrel-lock knife with the corkscrew Zed.

I gave my Humpback Whittler a "tan" last night:

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_oxNq_m4khcI/TYyJyd7mKII/AAAAAAAAAVE/4tTa8wSkYx4/s1600/IMG_0501.JPG)

I dunked each blade in hot vinegar for 5-10 minutes, then followed up with #00 steel wool.  It made for a nice, even grey patina.

i like that look, would it work on my barlow ?

they are both richards sheffield miniture pocket knives, i made a new loop for the CS model as was missing so i copied the one off of the MOP one,

(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m279/zed2000/P1010137-23.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on March 25, 2011, 03:34:47 PM
Very cool!  That's about the most compact corkscrew knife I've ever seen.

The "forced patina" with vinegar that I did on the Humpback will work on any carbon blade.  It will have no effect on stainless blades.  Other methods can be used to get a patina but, AFAIK, vinegar & steel wool is the best way to get an even finish.  The longer the blade is exposed to the acid, the darker the patina will be--to a point.  Mustard, onions, citrus fruits, apples, raw meat, etc. can be used also to different effect.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on March 25, 2011, 03:41:53 PM
Very cool!  That's about the most compact corkscrew knife I've ever seen.

The "forced patina" with vinegar that I did on the Humpback will work on any carbon blade.  It will have no effect on stainless blades.  Other methods can be used to get a patina but, AFAIK, vinegar & steel wool is the best way to get an even finish.  The longer the blade is exposed to the acid, the darker the patina will be--to a point.  Mustard, onions, citrus fruits, apples, raw meat, etc. can be used also to different effect.

Thanks terry for the info, yeah a ver small CS  :D would need a very little cork  :think:  there from around 1950 , i grabbed them for £1 as liked them  :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Ashley on March 26, 2011, 12:56:13 AM

I gave my Humpback Whittler a "tan" last night:


Thanks for getting naked and getting a tan last night.  :rofl: What a nice show.  :tu:  :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 26, 2011, 03:01:16 AM
NutSAK,

That came out real good on that Humpback.

I've never been one much for carbon steel in my knives, I prefer a good stainless. I've also never been a fan of patina but it does look good in certain ways on certain knives. A properly done even coverage forced patina, to me, always looks better than a natural patina.

Yours came out real good, that even gray coverage on the blades works well against the polished bolsters and beautiful red bone. You did that one up right!  :tu:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Ashley on March 26, 2011, 04:06:44 AM
A friend of mine on BF wrote this song about my Case Swayback jack. On BF the title of my thread was "I finally got a swayback jack" so he used it as the chorus of his song. LOL  :D


Song about my Case Swayback Jack By BF Member LKJW (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgMtuUMMvnU#)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on March 26, 2011, 04:26:45 AM
That's awesome Ash!  :rofl:

I just got my CV Swayback today, and I know what the man is singing about.  The fit and finish is literally perfect, and the chestnut bone is bea-u-ti-ful!!  As many others have said (and the song says) I would like it to be a bit bigger, but it's a helluva knife for its size.

2xTap, thanks for the props on the patina--it was very easy to do.  I've always been a stainless guy in the past too (SAKs of course), but now I find myself with two Case CV knives and one more on the way.  I really like the edge holding ability that CV offers for a user while still being very easy to sharpen.  If I was a collector type guy, I would be buying a lot of stainless.

If I hadn't put the patina on that knife, I knew I would be polishing the damn thing every day or two, so I bit the bullet.  I'm glad I did.  As you know, the patina is sort of a "living" thing that is always changing, but if it gets to where I don't like it, I can always do another steel wool and vinegar treatment to even it up again.  I very much dislike mirror finishes on a user knife so, to me, the carbon patina is an excellent alternative.  I'm pleased with how it turned out too, and find myself pulling it out of my pocket to look at it frequently.  ;) :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 26, 2011, 04:59:12 AM
Ashley,

That is just Classic! And even funnier, after the song ended, as I started to type this I found myself humming the song!  :rofl:

NutSAK,

With Case, I've been more than happy with the edge holding of their Stainless. As long as you don't thin the edge out too much it holds up well to everyday chores. For me though, I still have to maintain carbon steel even with a patina for it still rusts on me. A real old patina not so much, but I still have to be careful. With the 420HC Case uses, alot less maintainance.

And I'm just the opposite, I prefer polished blades on my users. They are much easier to clean and maintain......and harder to rust. And if I am too lenient on keeping my blades clean, even polished 420HC, I can rust them. I already put two small pits on the mainblade of my Case Gunboat in stainless. It took about a week to develope, it would of been mere days with this type of stainless had they been brushed finished or satin.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on March 26, 2011, 05:05:54 AM

With Case, I've been more than happy with the edge holding of their Stainless. As long as you don't thin the edge out too much it holds up well to everyday chores.

Well, that's good to hear.  I have two stainless Cases on the way too!!  :D  I'll give a little hint: the Swayback got me on a wharncliffe kick.  Pictures to follow when they arrive!
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 26, 2011, 05:17:56 AM

Well, that's good to hear.  I have two stainless Cases on the way too!!  :D  I'll give a little hint: the Swayback got me on a wharncliffe kick.  Pictures to follow when they arrive!

Let me guess, would any of them resemble one of these..........

(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/4127/casechestnutseahorse01nc1.jpg)

Or maybe one like this............

(http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/2480/caseleopardcopperlock02yf4.jpg)

2xTap  ;)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on March 26, 2011, 05:30:21 AM
Nope!  That Copperlock is saweeet though!  I don't think anything needs to be said about the Seahorse.  Much respect there.

Both knives I bought have the same frame, but one has two blades and the other is a single.  You know where I've been buying most of my slip joints, so that's damn near a dead giveaway.  ;)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Ashley on March 26, 2011, 05:38:35 AM
Ok I think I must say outta this sub forum. March 30th is my last day at my job. The company I work for lost there contract with the coal mine and so 42 of us are without jobs as of the 30th. Now I want a damn seahorse.  :drool: I must leave, turn off my PC and never return.  :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 26, 2011, 05:42:41 AM
Nope!  That Copperlock is saweeet though!  I don't think anything needs to be said about the Seahorse.  Much respect there.

Both knives I bought have the same frame, but one has two blades and the other is a single.  You know where I've been buying most of my slip joints, so that's damn near a dead giveaway.  ;)

Yeah, that narrows it down to one pattern in particular. On the two blade version what bone did you go with?

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 26, 2011, 05:44:53 AM
Ok I think I must say outta this sub forum. March 30th is my last day at my job. The company I work for lost there contract with the coal mine and so 42 of us are without jobs as of the 30th. Now I want a damn seahorse.  :drool: I must leave, turn off my PC and never return.  :D

Damn, that sucks. Sorry to hear that Ash. I hope things turn for the better soon for ya.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on March 26, 2011, 05:48:05 AM
Ok I think I must say outta this sub forum. March 30th is my last day at my job. The company I work for lost there contract with the coal mine and so 42 of us are without jobs as of the 30th. Now I want a damn seahorse.  :drool: I must leave, turn off my PC and never return.  :D

Very sorry to hear that Ash.  :'(  I hope things start looking up and you can hang around.  You'll be missed around here.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on March 26, 2011, 05:54:16 AM
Nope!  That Copperlock is saweeet though!  I don't think anything needs to be said about the Seahorse.  Much respect there.

Both knives I bought have the same frame, but one has two blades and the other is a single.  You know where I've been buying most of my slip joints, so that's damn near a dead giveaway.  ;)

Yeah, that narrows it down to one pattern in particular. On the two blade version what bone did you go with?

2xTap

 :D

I will refrain from mentioning the color for fear of more upset.   :-\  What scales are those on the Copperlock?
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 26, 2011, 05:56:31 AM

I will refrain from mentioning the color for fear of more upset.   :-\

That right there told me what color you got! And I think you got the last one he had too.

That Wharnie Copperlock is done in Leopard Skin Bone.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on March 26, 2011, 05:59:52 AM
You play that game well!  :D  He's not showing the particular one I bought as "sold" though.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 26, 2011, 06:06:10 AM
You play that game well!  :D  He's not showing the particular one I bought as "sold" though.

Then I might have the color you chose wrong, is it from the 2005 run or 2007?

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on March 26, 2011, 06:09:02 AM
You play that game well!  :D  He's not showing the particular one I bought as "sold" though.

Then I might have the color you chose wrong, is it from the 2005 run or 2007?

2xTap

You have the color right.  I wanted the '05, but it was sold out before I bought the '07.  I'm usually one for more subdued colors, so this one will be shocker.  I do like the shield on the '07 better though.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Ashley on March 26, 2011, 06:12:56 AM
Ok I think I must say outta this sub forum. March 30th is my last day at my job. The company I work for lost there contract with the coal mine and so 42 of us are without jobs as of the 30th. Now I want a damn seahorse.  :drool: I must leave, turn off my PC and never return.  :D

Very sorry to hear that Ash.  :'(  I hope things start looking up and you can hang around.  You'll be missed around here.

I'm staying but you guys make me want things I know I cant have.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on March 26, 2011, 06:14:40 AM
I'm staying but you guys make me want things I know I cant have.

 :tu:  I'll try to be good!  ;)  You know it's all 2xTap's fault anyway!  >:D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 26, 2011, 06:14:40 AM
You play that game well!  :D  He's not showing the particular one I bought as "sold" though.

Then I might have the color you chose wrong, is it from the 2005 run or 2007?

2xTap

You have the color right.  I wanted the '05, but it was sold out before I bought the '07.  I'm usually one for more subdued colors, so this one will be shocker.  I do like the shield on the '07 better though.

I was figuring you'd opt for the '05 with it's more caramel hue......the '07 definitely pops. And I'm with you on the shield, the '07 has a better look.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 26, 2011, 06:22:10 AM
Ok I think I must say outta this sub forum. March 30th is my last day at my job. The company I work for lost there contract with the coal mine and so 42 of us are without jobs as of the 30th. Now I want a damn seahorse.  :drool: I must leave, turn off my PC and never return.  :D

Very sorry to hear that Ash.  :'(  I hope things start looking up and you can hang around.  You'll be missed around here.

I'm staying but you guys make me want things I know I cant have.

Well, think of it like this. We will be helping you develope a list of "must haves" for future reference.  ;)

I'm staying but you guys make me want things I know I cant have.

 :tu:  I'll try to be good!  ;)  You know it's all 2xTap's fault anyway!  >:D

Uh-uh!!!  :angel:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Gareth on March 26, 2011, 09:02:07 AM
Really sorry to hear about your job Ash, I hope there's something else for you in the near future. :salute:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: AHB on March 26, 2011, 11:06:55 AM
Sad to hear Ashley, hopefully something comes up soon.. :)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on March 26, 2011, 11:12:36 AM
chin up ashley im sure something will turn up, my fingers are crossed  :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Neil on March 26, 2011, 12:37:16 PM
Ok I think I must say outta this sub forum. March 30th is my last day at my job. The company I work for lost there contract with the coal mine and so 42 of us are without jobs as of the 30th. Now I want a damn seahorse.  :drool: I must leave, turn off my PC and never return.  :D

Very sorry to hear that Ash.  :'(  I hope things start looking up and you can hang around.  You'll be missed around here.

I'm staying but you guys make me want things I know I cant have.

I find the whole of MTO is like that :D  I only hang around as a form of virtual self flagellation :P

Hope you land a new job quickly :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: MultiMat on March 26, 2011, 01:56:58 PM
Ash tough break  :( :( , I hope something turns up soon  :tu:


I got this Aussie made slippie the other day , it is a Whittingslowe 41 Stockman's knife.
Whittingslowe went bust in the late 1950's so this old girl is in pretty good nick.
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/multimat426/whittingslowe/S6305426-1.jpg)
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/multimat426/whittingslowe/S6305437-1.jpg)
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/multimat426/whittingslowe/S6305433-1.jpg)
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/multimat426/whittingslowe/S6305435-1.jpg)
I love that the knife's pins are not brass a nice contrast  8) 8)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on March 26, 2011, 02:02:13 PM
That's a nice shiny.... heavy in the pocket though?
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: MultiMat on March 26, 2011, 02:07:26 PM
Nah its a light weight  :D :D. I own a Surge after all  :P :D :D.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Sazabi on March 26, 2011, 04:30:54 PM
Ash tough break  :( :( , I hope something turns up soon  :tu:


I got this Aussie made slippie the other day , it is a Whittingslowe 41 Stockman's knife.
Whittingslowe went bust in the late 1950's so this old girl is in pretty good nick.
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/multimat426/whittingslowe/S6305426-1.jpg)
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/multimat426/whittingslowe/S6305437-1.jpg)
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/multimat426/whittingslowe/S6305433-1.jpg)
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/multimat426/whittingslowe/S6305435-1.jpg)
I love that the knife's pins are not brass a nice contrast  8) 8)

Nice Douk Douk pocket knife, Matt.  :)  It'd be nice to see a modern knife made to similar appearance because it looks to be a nice little pattern and style. :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 26, 2011, 04:57:25 PM
MultiMat,

That is a neat slippie. Not a brand I am familiar with at all though. Do you have any info/history on the company that you can share?

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Ashley on March 26, 2011, 06:25:00 PM
MultiMat

Are you sure thats not a boat anchor? :rofl: J/K pretty cool.  :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: MultiMat on March 27, 2011, 02:55:50 PM
MultiMat,

That is a neat slippie. Not a brand I am familiar with at all though. Do you have any info/history on the company that you can share?

2xTap

Whittingslowe is not a very well known knife making company as it was established in the 1920's & it folded in the 1950's. It was based in South Australia my adopted home state.I have seen a paint scrapper & a pee shelling devise made by Whittingslowe  :o :o :D .I think the item they made most of was military issue clasp knives in the BAK style. The knives were issued too Aussie , Commonwealth & US service men during WWII.They also made utility/fighting knife;
(http://military-knives.110mb.com/images/we/weaauk.jpg)
I have seen these for sale on US Ebay so I reckon they got issued to US soldiers.These knives go for quite a bit.
Their Commando knife is quite well sort after & goes for even more than the utility knife;
(http://military-knives.110mb.com/images/cdo/westiletto.jpg)

All the info I have gotten on Whittingslowe has come from here ---->http://military-knives.110mb.com/whittingslowe.html (http://military-knives.110mb.com/whittingslowe.html)
The site owner, John was happy for me to post links to his site.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on March 27, 2011, 03:00:40 PM
MultiMat,

That is a neat slippie. Not a brand I am familiar with at all though. Do you have any info/history on the company that you can share?

2xTap

Whittingslowe is not a very well known knife making company as it was established in the 1920's & it folded in the 1950's. It was based in South Australia my adopted home state.I have seen a paint scrapper & a pee shelling devise made by Whittingslowe  :o :o :D .I think the item they made most of was military issue clasp knives in the BAK style. The knives were issued too Aussie , Commonwealth & US service men during WWII.They also made utility/fighting knife;
(http://military-knives.110mb.com/images/we/weaauk.jpg)
I have seen these for sale on US Ebay so I reckon they got issued to US soldiers.These knives go for quite a bit.
Their Commando knife is quite well sort after & goes for even more than the utility knife;
(http://military-knives.110mb.com/images/cdo/westiletto.jpg)

All the info I have gotten on Whittingslowe has come from here ---->http://military-knives.110mb.com/whittingslowe.html (http://military-knives.110mb.com/whittingslowe.html)
The site owner, John was happy for me to post links to his site.

Thanks for posting this mat, a very interesting site, i love the multitool  :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 27, 2011, 05:01:24 PM
MultiMat,

I appreciate the info, and the link. Was a good read. I am interested in history and particularly that of knives. Thanks bud!  :tu:

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: MultiMat on March 28, 2011, 04:10:41 PM
Glad too share guys  :tu: :tu: :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on March 29, 2011, 05:51:14 PM
Cool history of Whittingslowe.  :tu:

It looks like you got a great example of the 41 there MM.  The blades appear to be nearly full and the frame is in excellent condition!
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: David on March 29, 2011, 06:35:18 PM
Mat the more I look at that knife the more I like it.   :tu:    :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on March 31, 2011, 03:42:37 AM
Wharnies!  :D  I hope to get some better natural light pics of these later.  I highly recommend Case's Antique Second Cut Bone, BTW.  That's what the single-blade trapper at the top of the pic is wearing.  It makes for an excellent gent's knife.


(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_oxNq_m4khcI/TZParDe2TjI/AAAAAAAAAVo/ZDPznQ03ykE/s1600/P3302874.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_oxNq_m4khcI/TZPx5IxSVaI/AAAAAAAAAV8/T6ykoQCCkko/s1600/P3302876.JPG)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Ashley on March 31, 2011, 04:37:04 AM
NutSak

Do you need a new friend?  :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on March 31, 2011, 05:26:01 AM
NutSAK,

Very nice trio of Wharnies. And that Orange Bone does pop! Just something about Wharncliffes and slipjoints, they just go so well together. Nice snags bud!

Look forward to your natural light pics.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Ashley on March 31, 2011, 05:56:24 AM
If I already showed this I'm sorry I can remember. LOL

My friend on BF wrote this song, music, and recorded it about my swayback jack

Song about my Case Swayback Jack By BF Member LKJW (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgMtuUMMvnU#)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on March 31, 2011, 11:55:05 PM
NutSAK,

Very nice trio of Wharnies. And that Orange Bone does pop! Just something about Wharncliffes and slipjoints, they just go so well together. Nice snags bud!

Look forward to your natural light pics.

2xTap

Thanks man.  Honestly, I'm not likely to keep the orange trapper.  The color of the bone is not really my taste, and I don't really like the profile of the clip blade.  IMO, they didn't leave the blade full enough, it's not very deep from spine to edge at any point along the blade.  I've never been a big fan of trappers because I don't think I'd use the long spey much.  The wharncliffe is very nice, just not nice enough to change my mind about that particular trapper.  Maybe I'll try a full-size wharnie trapper next time.

What can I say, I'm more of a jack or whittler kinda guy.  The single-blade trapper is  :drool: in person though.  Nearly as  :drool: as the swayback.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Ashley on April 01, 2011, 01:59:15 AM

Thanks man.  Honestly, I'm not likely to keep the orange trapper.  The color of the bone is not really my taste, and I don't really like the profile of the clip blade.  IMO, they didn't leave the blade full enough, it's not very deep from spine to edge at any point along the blade.  I've never been a big fan of trappers because I don't think I'd use the long spey much.  The wharncliffe is very nice, just not nice enough to change my mind about that particular trapper.  Maybe I'll try a full-size wharnie trapper next time.

What can I say, I'm more of a jack or whittler kinda guy.  The single-blade trapper is  :drool: in person though.  Nearly as  :drool: as the swayback.

Well Tuesday is my birthday and I love orange. LOL J/K  ;)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on April 01, 2011, 04:09:50 AM
I know how much you like orange Ash.  ;)  Especially shiny orange Cases.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Ashley on April 01, 2011, 04:36:57 AM
I know how much you like orange Ash.  ;)  Especially shiny orange Cases.

Yep I sure do.  :pok:  :pok:  :D  :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on April 01, 2011, 11:55:38 PM

Thanks man.  Honestly, I'm not likely to keep the orange trapper.  The color of the bone is not really my taste, and I don't really like the profile of the clip blade.  IMO, they didn't leave the blade full enough, it's not very deep from spine to edge at any point along the blade.  I've never been a big fan of trappers because I don't think I'd use the long spey much.  The wharncliffe is very nice, just not nice enough to change my mind about that particular trapper.  Maybe I'll try a full-size wharnie trapper next time.

What can I say, I'm more of a jack or whittler kinda guy.  The single-blade trapper is  :drool: in person though.  Nearly as  :drool: as the swayback.

I hear ya bud......the long Clip on these smaller Trappers is often quite narrow. It's kind of the nature of these longer California and Turkish Clip styles.

Have you looked at Great Eastern? They have done some superb stuff with Wharnie mainblades, and most of it in Carbon Steel.........

(http://www.collectorknives.net/image/GEML250209ST.JPG)

(http://www.collectorknives.net/image/GEML260210GR.JPG)

(http://www.collectorknives.net/image/GEML538210MCM.JPG)

(http://www.collectorknives.net/image/GEML538210AA.JPG)

(http://www.collectorknives.net/image/obj11856geo6576pg48p2.jpg)

(http://www.collectorknives.net/image/obj13484geo10029pg48p2.jpg)

Just some examples from them!

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on April 02, 2011, 04:09:02 PM
Oh yeah.  Don't think I don't have my eye on GEC.  ;)

Since I consider all of the slippies I buy users though, they're a bit out of my price range right now.  It's tough to justify those prices when you can get some really nice knives from other US companies such as Case and, especially, Queen.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on April 02, 2011, 06:08:06 PM
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_oxNq_m4khcI/TZdHAwwch8I/AAAAAAAAAWY/3VlAYBbL-2I/s1600/P4022877.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_oxNq_m4khcI/TZdHCBwo5sI/AAAAAAAAAWc/m8iCdW6hE4w/s1600/P4022880.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_oxNq_m4khcI/TZdHEBV3-jI/AAAAAAAAAWk/qRtndkgS_WY/s1600/P4022886.JPG)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on April 02, 2011, 06:54:14 PM
NutSAK,

I know what you mean as the GEC's are not inexpensive. But there is that "something" about them that sets them apart from most other manufacturers. An old world quality that I've not seen from many made today, about the closest to it would the Schatt & Morgans and Robesons from Queen.

Even the smell of GEC's is different.....yes, the smell! Hard to explain. You'll know what I mean when you get one. I own somehwhere around 15 or so GEC's and all are top tier in F&F. And I am talking tight and stout. The small things you can come across with Case and Queen knives on occassion, faint gaps, uneven edges, light backsprings, unevenly finished pin heads, etc. you will not find on a GEC. The worst thing I can say about GEC's is that their edges barely come user sharp. They don't put razor edges on their knives. But you can't beat the level of F&F......while you can get a similar level of F&F on some Case and Queen pieces, GEC takes it a step further.

But then GEC doesn't build in the same numbers as Case and Queen. Often their runs can be counted in the double digits. So with them you are getting what you pay for.

I know I sound like I am some kind of spokesman for them but I have to say as much as I love my Case knives and all those I own built by Queen (my favorite all time pattern and my mainstay EDC is from Case, and my most prized collection are my Robesons from Queen) Great Eastern builds, on the whole, a better knife.

Anyway, them pics you took of your newest Case pieces are excellent. You really have a eye for photography. And I have to say I really like that Orange Mini-Trapper. That thing looks sweet as hell. I do prefer the larger Trapper patterns but that one just looks so good. Great stuff, thanks for sharing the eye-candy.

Now, comparatively speaking, how's the build between the three of them?

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on April 02, 2011, 09:22:54 PM
Here's a couple more I just got myself.........

Schatt & Morgan Series-7 English Jack in Deep Blue Jigged Bone:
(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/5699/smseries7englishjack01.jpg)

(http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/2907/smseries7englishjack02.jpg)

Schatt & Morgan Series-13 Equal End Split-Back Whittler in Golden Age Jigged Bone:
(http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/9826/smseries13equalendwhitt.jpg)

(http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/9826/smseries13equalendwhitt.jpg)

2xTap  :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on April 02, 2011, 09:59:27 PM
I also recently acquired the long lost cousins to the two Red Smooth Bone Robeson Demonstrators I already have...........

Robeson Shuredge Large Barlow "Demonstrator" in Red Jigged Bone:
(http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/5599/robesonjiggedbarlowdemo.jpg)

(http://img859.imageshack.us/img859/5599/robesonjiggedbarlowdemo.jpg)


Robeson Shuredge Large Coke Bottle "Demonstrator" in Red Jigged Bone:
(http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/3747/robesonjiggedcokebottle.jpg)

(http://img862.imageshack.us/img862/3747/robesonjiggedcokebottle.jpg)

2xTap  :2tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Ashley on April 03, 2011, 04:38:02 AM
My friend on BF gifted me this and I wanted to show it off. The music is also by a friend of mine on BF

Great Eastern Cutlery Orange Easy Open Jack Photo Shoot (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTC-yxg_kms#)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on April 03, 2011, 06:25:08 AM
That easy open jack has a lovely patina Ash!  :)  You have some great friends.  The sheepsfoot is just begging to be used hard, and I hope you oblige.  ;)

Here's a a couple of quick shots of a '73 Copperhead (#6249) that I just received today.  She's a dandy.  I'll comment more about this and the wharnies when I get some time tomorrow.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_oxNq_m4khcI/TZf16ZepICI/AAAAAAAAAXQ/TzTbG2E6uHc/s1600/P4022894.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_oxNq_m4khcI/TZf1-dV4g_I/AAAAAAAAAXU/i1AvU1eOXe8/s1600/P4022895.JPG)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on April 05, 2011, 11:05:58 PM
NutSAK,

I know what you mean as the GEC's are not inexpensive. But there is that "something" about them that sets them apart from most other manufacturers. An old world quality that I've not seen from many made today, about the closest to it would the Schatt & Morgans and Robesons from Queen.

Even the smell of GEC's is different.....yes, the smell! Hard to explain. You'll know what I mean when you get one. I own somehwhere around 15 or so GEC's and all are top tier in F&F. And I am talking tight and stout. The small things you can come across with Case and Queen knives on occassion, faint gaps, uneven edges, light backsprings, unevenly finished pin heads, etc. you will not find on a GEC. The worst thing I can say about GEC's is that their edges barely come user sharp. They don't put razor edges on their knives. But you can't beat the level of F&F......while you can get a similar level of F&F on some Case and Queen pieces, GEC takes it a step further.

But then GEC doesn't build in the same numbers as Case and Queen. Often their runs can be counted in the double digits. So with them you are getting what you pay for.

OK OK OK!!  I bought a GEC today.  Should I just send the commission check directly to you, and save postage from Titusville?  ;) :D


Anyway, them pics you took of your newest Case pieces are excellent. You really have a eye for photography. And I have to say I really like that Orange Mini-Trapper. That thing looks sweet as hell. I do prefer the larger Trapper patterns but that one just looks so good. Great stuff, thanks for sharing the eye-candy.

Aw, thanks man.  :)  Honestly, I don't try that hard at the photos, I just try to get good lighting and reduce glare, and maybe adjust the aperture a bit for some depth effect.  I guess after taking photos of SAKs and flashlights for so many years, it has sort of become second nature.  What I would really like to start doing though is setting up some backgrounds with some props and nice materials and such, but I'm usually in too big of a hurry to do so.


Now, comparatively speaking, how's the build between the three of them?

The Swayback is perfect.  There isn't really a single thing I can fault on that knife at all--good snap (for a Case), no gaps in the backsprings, flush fitting of scales, great jigging, etc. etc.  I had read that Tony Bose worked directly with Case to get this one right, and I believe it.  That Swayback is the only Case I own that has the springs fitting flush with the liners in all blade positions.  The tangs mate with the ends of the springs very well and aren't overly polished and rounded like most are.

The single blade Wharncliffe Mini Trapper is a close second.  The best snap of the three, and beautifully finished bone.  There is a bit of a spring gap at the blade end, but no lateral play in the blade at all, so it's just aesthetic, IMO.  The blade has the typical polished, rounded tang where it mates with the backspring.

The two blade Wharncliffe Mini Trapper would be third, but is still quite acceptable at this price level.  Same spring gap, but with slight lateral play in both blades.  The pile side cover (scale) isn't polished as well as the mark side, so the bone looks a little "drier", if you know what I mean.  The knife was clogged with polishing compound when I got it, in the joints and in the pores of the bone.  It took a scrub bath immediately after I received it, and now all is well.  :D

The odd bit is in the bevels of the blades.  The clip blade on the orange trapper and the Wharncliffe on the single blade are slightly hollow ground, whereas the Wharncliffe on the orange trapper is flat.  I don't think this is a rare occurrence though, as I've seen the same thing with the Case knives I have from the 70's.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on April 06, 2011, 05:55:22 PM

Schatt & Morgan Series-13 Equal End Split-Back Whittler in Golden Age Jigged Bone:
(http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/9826/smseries13equalendwhitt.jpg)

(http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/9826/smseries13equalendwhitt.jpg)

2xTap  :tu:


 :drool:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on April 07, 2011, 09:29:16 AM
some amazing stuff here guys  :drool:   :drool:

a very knid guy sent me these 2 last week and i love them, ive been edc'ing the soduster jnr as a perfect uk pocket knife  :tu:

casexx sodbuster jnr
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m279/zed2000/P1010145.jpg)

ulster knife co scout with rogers boned scales  :drool: im EDC'ing this today in a leather pouch with a chain lanyard as dont wont to lose this one  :tu:
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m279/zed2000/P1010138-6.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on April 07, 2011, 01:30:46 PM
Nice ones Zed.  That bone is easy on the eyes and the sodbuster will never let you down!
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on April 07, 2011, 01:36:09 PM
Nice ones Zed.  That bone is easy on the eyes and the sodbuster will never let you down!

 cheers terry,there both great pocket knives the sodie is a really good edc and the scout is so solid you feel like you could bang a nail in with it (not that i would lol) im very happy with them both  :tu:

my edc for today  :tu:
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m279/zed2000/P1010142-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on April 07, 2011, 01:48:15 PM
 :tu:  It's nice to have a good looking knife to carry around, and that's what has me going on traditional slipjoints.  Even if you don't use it on a particular day, you can pull it out of your pocket to admire and relax awhile.  Your scout definitely fits that duty.

It looks like you have a 2009 model Case there.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on April 07, 2011, 03:56:36 PM
Cheers terry, i would of loved to have fondled it down the park today but i think i would of worried the mums  :D   ::) not sure of year of case you know way more than me terry , i got some more info on the ulster toady  :tu:

What you have there is a WW II era Engineers pocket knife.

In 1944 they started using the safety can opener, which yours has.

So your knife was made from 1944 on till some time after WWII when all the extra parts were used up.

Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on April 09, 2011, 08:00:07 PM
Bullwinkle arrived yesterday.  This is my first GEC, and I'm smitten.  I doubt there's a finer production knife available.



(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_oxNq_m4khcI/TaCc-gg2xZI/AAAAAAAAAYY/9B0zi_YpXKY/s800/P4092898.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_oxNq_m4khcI/TaCdALG_mRI/AAAAAAAAAYc/t5iCm03aZ7g/s800/P4092899.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_oxNq_m4khcI/TaCdBqah0EI/AAAAAAAAAYg/VmaS2hRrghQ/s800/P4092901.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_oxNq_m4khcI/TaCdDRc811I/AAAAAAAAAYk/BC1U0A_Tm2g/s800/P4092902.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_oxNq_m4khcI/TaCdFFtnYNI/AAAAAAAAAYo/TDhDBYHMBxc/s800/P4092903.JPG)

Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on April 10, 2011, 06:51:55 AM
NutSAK,

Ohhhhhh yeah.......very nice!  :2tu:  I was wondering which you'd get. Nice choice in the NF Mink Moose. Some gorgeous Stag on there too. I ain't got any of the #66 patterns yet, how's the backsprings on these? Also, how's the edges on that one? I heard recently that GEC has improved the factory edges on their newer releases and that they come fairly sharp now.

And yes, you can send that Commission Check straight to me. That would be good!  :D

2xTap  ;)
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Ashley on April 10, 2011, 08:51:29 AM
That is a fine looking jewel NutSak. :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on April 10, 2011, 10:02:08 AM
That gec is lovely tony, i love the look of long pulls  :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on April 10, 2011, 12:08:18 PM
Evidently the #66 has lighter springs than the larger patterns.  Everyone mentions those "bear trap" springs that GECs have, but these aren't that strong.  The snap is good, but honestly I'm a little bit disappointed that it doesn't "clack" shut.  It wouldn't keep me from buying another though, and that new Calf Roper looks like a perfect EDC.

The edges were good out of the tube, but there was a burr on both blades.  A few quick swipes with a fine stone had her shavin'.  It had much better factory edges than any Queen I've handled.

What's the deal 2xTap?  I think this is the first knife I've posted that you didn't ask about F&F.  I guess you figured that there was no point in asking, and you would be right about that.   ;)  My oh my do they build these right!  I have a serious problem now--I don't know which one to get next!  It'll probably be a #73, maybe even a stainless one with an acorn shield.  ;)  :D
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on April 10, 2011, 05:54:18 PM
NutSAK,

Well, GEC does make strong springs. Most of the larger patterns are stout, and noticably so. But it is really only the #23 and #73 patterns that usually come with the nail-breaker level of springs. This is due in part because of the strongs springs added with blades that have squared up tangs.....this combo can make it feel like you are opening a bear trap. I was just curious how their springs are on this new pattern.

Sounds as though they have improved the edges somewhat if it took just a few swipes to get it shaving sharp, this is good.

Yeah, I wasn't even going to bother to ask how the F&F was. I already know. Since 2006 when the first GEC's were released I can count on one hand the number of times I've heard mentioned on any forum anyone that had a complaint about a GEC's fit and finish (two times that I can recall!). A lemon from GEC is a rare bird indeed. Matter of fact, considering how well put together their knives are, and how few are actually made in each run......I wouldn't be surprised if a GEC that leaves their factory with a F&F issue would become a hot collectable!!!!

Picking your next GEC is always a problem. Aside from a few times, I myself have that problem nearly everytime I look for my next.

As to steels, this is just a FYI.........the Northfield and Tidioute brands are always done in 1095 carbon steel. The GEC brand always comes with a Acorn shield and the main steel in this line is 440-C stainless but not all GEC brand come in this stainless. There was some early stuff done in 420HC and currently their is a line of GEC fixed blades with Acorn shields that resemble their Pioneer and Scout patterns and even have #23 and #73 pattern numbers......but these are done in 1095! Don't ask me why they did this, no one seems to know. But they are in fact GEC brand in carbon steel.

Great Eastern has also made alot of their pattern under other names on contract. Some of these are Bradford Cutlery, Good Old Days Cutlery, Cripple Creek, Tuna Valley, Bulldog USA, Schrade Cutlery, Ulster, and a few others. And all of these have come in a mix of steels.

Good luck on your next choice. I myself have been eyeing quite a few and have been meaning to get some every pay day, but I keep getting other "deals" thrown my way which has prevented me from expanding my GEC collection......(two more Robesons on their way to me as I type this, both in Stag!)  ;)

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on April 10, 2011, 06:16:41 PM
NutSAK,

Ohhhhhh yeah.......very nice!  :2tu:  I was wondering which you'd get. Nice choice in the NF Mink Moose. Some gorgeous Stag on there too. I ain't got any of the #66 patterns yet, how's the backsprings on these? Also, how's the edges on that one? I heard recently that GEC has improved the factory edges on their newer releases and that they come fairly sharp now.

And yes, you can send that Commission Check straight to me. That would be good!  :D

2xTap  ;)

hi terry, did it come with the pouch as really like that  :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: NutSAK on April 10, 2011, 06:37:34 PM
Paul, the pocket slip came from  knivesshipfree.com (http://www.knivesshipfree.com/product_info.php?cPath=489_691&products_id=9059).  It is very well made, and I highly recommend it.  Seems like everyone who tries one recommends it.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on April 10, 2011, 06:48:36 PM
Paul, the pocket slip came from  knivesshipfree.com (http://www.knivesshipfree.com/product_info.php?cPath=489_691&products_id=9059).  It is very well made, and I highly recommend it.  Seems like everyone who tries one recommends it.

cheers terry ill go and check them out,  :salute:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: 2xTap on April 10, 2011, 10:23:57 PM
Paul, the pocket slip came from  knivesshipfree.com (http://www.knivesshipfree.com/product_info.php?cPath=489_691&products_id=9059).  It is very well made, and I highly recommend it.  Seems like everyone who tries one recommends it.

cheers terry ill go and check them out,  :salute:

I highly recommend them as well. I have a couple of them.........

(http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/3400/ksfpocketslippouch01.jpg)

.......and since getting these my Gunboat isn't carried any other way. They are very high quality, made by Sharpshooter Sheath Systems (same maker of all the fine leather for Bark River Knives). Top notch pocket sheaths if there ever was any.

2xTap
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on April 10, 2011, 10:47:06 PM
Paul, the pocket slip came from  knivesshipfree.com (http://www.knivesshipfree.com/product_info.php?cPath=489_691&products_id=9059).  It is very well made, and I highly recommend it.  Seems like everyone who tries one recommends it.

cheers terry ill go and check them out,  :salute:

I highly recommend them as well. I have a couple of them.........

(http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/3400/ksfpocketslippouch01.jpg)

.......and since getting these my Gunboat isn't carried any other way. They are very high quality, made by Sharpshooter Sheath Systems (same maker of all the fine leather for Bark River Knives). Top notch pocket sheaths if there ever was any.

2xTap

they look more expenive than they are, i will get one when i can  :salute:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: nuphoria on April 11, 2011, 04:33:47 PM
I have a KSF slip case too and it's very handy. Started off fairly rigid but has got nice and soft with use now.
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on April 11, 2011, 04:36:26 PM
I have a KSF slip case too and it's very handy. Started off fairly rigid but has got nice and soft with use now.

i did make some pouches but had issues with material coming off inside and getting bits on the knives, i like the look of these ones as like to put my knife in a pouch due too loose change scratching them up,
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Ashley on April 13, 2011, 12:26:35 AM
I have a pocket sheath that was gifted to me from a member on another forum. He made it out of a gray sock. It works wonderful.  :tu:
Title: Re: Show your slip joint's thread!
Post by: Zed on April 13, 2011, 10:20:13 AM