Discussion in 'Edged Tools' started by HoustonB77, Jun 26, 2019.
Well I missed out on the first batch of jigged bone 93s but I just got this in the mail.
@HoustonB77 nice additions! Two rare pieces.
Here are some better pics. The 25 is number 30 in a 1 of 50 Limited edition.
The 73 is number 19 of a 1 of 250 Limited expedition.
Much better pictures. Woo they're pretty. If you don't appreciate white bone I just don't know what to tell ya!
Nice score my friend!
You have your self a nice set of GEC’s going on!
I'm a sucker for the smooth bone. In just a few years it patina's like ivory. I posted pics earlier.
I only have a couple.
Having a couple is better than not having a couple!!
The new rams foot jigged bone with ram shield are starting to hit dealers today really good looking piece!!
I may have one of those on the way
I buy a knife without a pocket clip, I end up selling it because I just don't carry them that way.
But this thread is like a glass of bourbon to a guy with his one month chip.
These knives are beautiful.
So witch GEC are you looking for? Come on over to the dark side!
The 99 Wall Street wharny. I would even forego my ban on organic scale material for that one.
Organic cover materials are completely traditional, and beautiful, and came from a dead animal anyway. But GEC offers lots of micartas and acrylics too.
If I ever come across a 99 Wall Street in canvas micarta I'll rob a bank to get it.
There's a couple of nice 99 Wall Streets on flee bay right now a decent prices
So boredom set in this afternoon and I took a walk around the property with a Ramsfoot and a Dixie Possum Skinner!
Natural Canvas Micarta
DIXIE Possum Skinner~
Elderberry Jigged Bone
But the plums!!!!
What type of fruit/plums are those?
They look like something my grandparents had at their ranch when I was younger.
As a kid, we would climb these trees and eat all these small plums that were really sweet & tart.
"Wild Plumb". Mom made jam from them last year but they guy that takes care of that part of the property roundup-ed them so it was a no this time. They make a great shot though.
My grandmother had a tree in her yard with plums like that. We ate them many summers. My favorite homemade jelly ever.
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Not to sound stuck up about my photos, but if that doesn't make you want to run out and get an elderberry Dixie Possum Skinner I don't know what will.
Oh yeah I know...it has a secondary thats a wharncliffe.
Um yea so those are some nice pics! And I still dont have a dang possum. So possum or 38 special? That is the question?
Thats easy math. The Dixie Possum Skinner has two blades. And dealers have a bunch of #38 specials since May 2017, so plenty of time to get the 38 special later.
I'm not the grammar police, but some misspelling are just plain funny!! Your mom must be some kind of wiz in the kitchen!!
Ok, @Wasp . Tell me about that one.
The corn nuts one? Its a GEC #93 Ramsfoot. Almost 4", Ramsfoot blade, very well done. They are hard to find. Probably have to hit ebay it to a WTB thread, although a few dealers may still be able to find one, its unlikely as they sell out in less then two minutes!
The ramsfoot and wharncliff blades have a lot of appeal to me especially when carving, but I find it difficult to maintain a perfectly flat profile when it needs resharpening. The point wants to round off and I start to get a little recurve happening.
What are you using to sharpen? I find the straight edge blades the easiest by far to sharpen, but only on bench stones.
Don't dip the tip and don't rake it off the edge.
That seems to be it in a nutshell. If I can't bring an edge back by leather and compound I put it on my 1X30 belt sander. The sander will bring an edge back in seconds. I don't like fooling with a stone.
I will have to make a jig for the belt.
Seldom have i had reverence for opening a tool... for thats what a knife is to me, but today... as i opened the first tube of a knife ive been searching for, and i started unrolling the oily paper i stopped... i soaked in the moment. Something ive never done. Something about these folders just... well... did it for me. So here is the new affection of my eye...
I havent figured out why... im addicted to the beaver tails! I think thats the coolest knife made!
The beaver on the side is a nice touch.
You need one of these. The 93s are great carry pieces and fun to collect.
#81/#48/#66 on my Panama.
Getting jiggy with it!
Out of the few 93’s I have, the thickness & feel of this one probably is my favorite (not to mention awesome looks!)
Nah. It only takes one.
So what'd you get?
That made blow budweiser out mah nose!
I have been eying a Huckleberry boys knife. Something in a medium jack configuration. I like good pieces, but I also enjoy the hunt for a good price.
That's no fun.
Just a warning. This is not the thread for you if you DON'T want to buy knives.
Akubra Cattleman to keep the rain off and a GEC #48 to do the cleaning if I get lucky in the backyard pond this morning.