54 Big Jack

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Re: 54 Big Jack

Postby J1890 » Mon May 29, 2017 6:42 pm

54 working hard cutting the cheese :mrgreen:
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Re: 54 Big Jack

Postby m0nk » Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:31 pm

Late to the thread here, but I recently got a 54 Big Jack in KSF's muslin micarta. My wife helped me pick out the color, and since I got it I like it a lot more than I thought I would. It looks much better in person than in the pictures and I'm really happy with it. No complaints whatsoever! It's in my EDC rotation and I carry it in a belt sheath, but I do that for almost all my knives (including my little #14 Boy's Knife!) because I don't like much in my pockets. There were a bunch of Big Jacks in red river acrylic still available, but I just wasn't feeling the acrylic. There were even some of the cougar claw bones still out there, and now you're making me second guess the micarta. But I like it for EDC.

I got the Big Jack instead of the new #81 bull moose because I wasn't feeling the upended serpentine thing. The 81 reminds me too much of my Buck 301 stockman, whose skinny dogleg looking handle just bugs me. But I wanted a stockman with thick non-crinked blades and the 301 fit the bill. Anyway, back to the 54, I can see why they call it a Big Jack. It's very generous and confident in the hand, and I love both blade shapes. I can't decide how I want to divide up cutting tasks between them. I randomly open one or the other to do different things. Turns out being more fun that way!

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Re: 54 Big Jack

Postby kootenay joe » Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:50 pm

This is a #53, Equal End, Double End Jack. 531213, same frame as #54, so a good opportunity to show it off.
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Re: 54 Big Jack

Postby robbobus » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:24 am

That is an outstanding knife kj.

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Re: 54 Big Jack

Postby kootenay joe » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:32 am

Yes thank you. I was lucky to get it. I really like slender knives, so 2 blades, one spring is the set up i like best.
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Re: 54 Big Jack

Postby jmh58 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:47 pm

WOW!!! Very NICE KJ... SWEETT!!! ::tu:: John :D
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Re: 54 Big Jack

Postby kootenay joe » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:08 pm

Thanks John. This 54 and a few other GEC & Queen with ivory handles are all knives that were posted on dealer websites for days and often weeks before i bought them. They were acquired between 12-24 months ago. Now with the ban on ivory there seems to be an increase in demand. Any GEC with mammoth now gets snapped up in minutes and i think this elephant ivory one would too. I am lucky to have bought them when i did because now i would have to be in the right place at the right time and still have to compete with other want to be buyers.
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