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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby dweb1897 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:20 am

My first knife of 2019...A Ben Hogan in Oil Sucker Rod Wood. A commemorative for the 150th Anniversary of the Drake Well in the town of Pit Hole Pa.
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Postby XX Case XX » Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:48 pm

dweb1897 wrote:My first knife of 2019...A Ben Hogan in Oil Sucker Rod Wood.

Great looking knife and even better looking Dog. ::tu:: ::nod::

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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby dweb1897 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:28 pm

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dweb1897 wrote:My first knife of 2019...A Ben Hogan in Oil Sucker Rod Wood.

Great looking knife and even better looking Dog. ::tu:: ::nod::

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Postby kootenay joe » Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:41 pm

My most recently received #35 Churchill is a rare one with tooth handles.
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Postby RalphAlsip » Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:56 pm

kj, very nice! ::tu:: ::tu:: The bolsters look to have an extra groove as well.

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Postby gsmith7158 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:14 pm

Wow Roland! You struck the mother lode there . Do you know the history on that one?
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Postby Sharpnshinyknives » Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:11 pm

kootenay joe wrote:My most recently received #35 Churchill is a rare one with tooth handles.
kj



Gorgeous is the only word that comes to mind. Love the tooth handles.
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Postby kootenay joe » Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:37 pm

Quote: "Do you know the history on that one?"
Yes, it began with Cougar Clawed bone and i bought it from Mark (Ssk). It then made a trip to an exclusive Knife Spa in Hamilton, Ohio where it rested until the Plastic Surgeon for Knives performed transformative surgery: new handles, shield & thread the bolsters.
I think the 35 pattern is one of the very best GEC's
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby gsmith7158 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:45 pm

kootenay joe wrote:Quote: "Do you know the history on that one?"
Yes, it began with Cougar Clawed bone and i bought it from Mark (Ssk). It then made a trip to an exclusive Knife Spa in Hamilton, Ohio where it rested until the Plastic Surgeon for Knives performed transformative surgery: new handles, shield & thread the bolsters.
I think the 35 pattern is one of the very best GEC's
kj

Haha! Very nice and most creative. You've got a beauty there. ::nod::
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby robbobus » Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:43 am

Outstanding Roland

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Postby Greenman » Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:23 am

kootenay joe wrote:Quote: "Do you know the history on that one?"
Yes, it began with Cougar Clawed bone and i bought it from Mark (Ssk). It then made a trip to an exclusive Knife Spa in Hamilton, Ohio where it rested until the Plastic Surgeon for Knives performed transformative surgery: new handles, shield & thread the bolsters.
I think the 35 pattern is one of the very best GEC's
kj

Lovely knife; the 35 is easily my favourite GEC pattern. I own both the micarta and ebony handled versions.
Did Kaleb also grind the kick on the secondary (sheepsfoot) blade? It appears to lie much lower in the blade cavity than do the corresponding blades on either of my 35s. My one gripe with the 35 pattern is that it’s a bit uncomfortable to grasp when using the main blade because of the protruding spine of the secondary blade.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby kootenay joe » Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:34 pm

I just looked at the sheepsfoot. He did file off a small amount near tip of the kick. Blade now lies lower but nick is fully exposed and easy to access. If you try this, it takes very little filing to achieve the desired lowering.
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Postby Sharpnshinyknives » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:32 pm

My two Northwoods came today. Madison Barlow in Appaloosa bone and a Fayette jack in black Micarta. I like this Fayette jack a lot. The Madison Barlow is great but they needed to polish the bolsters better. There are definite signs that it missed the final polish on the front side.
Surprisingly the run up on both knives is fairly tight. Not as tight as Moki or Al Mar but still very good. Best run up on a USA made production knife I have owned.
I feel lucky to have gotten these, what a scramble that was.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby kennedy knives » Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:19 am

Very Nice you did good ::tu::

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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby kootenay joe » Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:21 am

Mark, your Madison Barlow looks sharp ! 8) I have seen mammoth and giraffe that look similar to this apaloosa.
I agree the Fayette is one of the best for in hand feel.
I think the term "run up" refers to the portion of tang that runs up to meet the blade spine to make the corner that sticks up when blade is closed.
I think you are referring to the meeting of spring with blade spine and for this i have never heard any specific name for this.
Maybe a knife mechanic might know the correct name ?
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