Discussion in 'Edged Tools' started by Ripmyfly, Sep 24, 2008.
My three Case Trappers.
Like shaking hands with an old friend .
Loving this cool Alabama weather..pffffftt.
When and how did you purchase this knife?
They are available for sale on Instagram- 300 with sheath.
I know, I know, I keep posting pictures of these two.
But in my defense..... they're pretty awesome American legends.
Both from the 70's, both full brass frames and 440C blades, both with bank-vault lockup and excellent, tight pivots.
The Buck has the edge as far as the overall "action", as it has a definite middle detente and snaps closed with authority, whereas the Browning's blade needs to be closed by hand.
The Browning kills it in the ergonomics department, though. It has more curves than a mountain road.
For a guy who's always wanted the latest and greatest folder, I'm surprised at how much both of these stir my soul. They're both truly great American classics.
Sorry for the quality of the pics, none of them show the wood very well. The Browning has Brazilian rosewood and the Buck has Macassar ebony, both of which have soaked up a ton of butcher block conditioner over the past 2 days. They're pretty.
Love them both!
I almost jumped on that bundle that had the Browning knife in it! I didn't realized it was so contoured! Do you know if that is stock or a home grown version?
It's factory. I highly recommend picking one up if you're interested in it. There's a few out there right now for not terrible prices, make sure they say the pivot is tight (from what I can gather they came from the factory with really stiff/tight pivots; mine is beginning to smooth out from repeatedly cycling it), and I've seen a couple with cracks in the rosewood so be mindful of that.
NOS examples are asking crazy prices, but deals are definitely out there.
Very nice. My dad's deer skinning knife is an Uncle Henry in the Buck 110 pattern. He has been using it going on 60 years.
Rehung My Old Axehead
@Beard Man Nice knives, and great photos.
don't have the time to finish this blade at the moment, so I tried to wrap it for fun..not the best, but definitely usable..
have started working on this blade about 10 years ago : D then a friend helped me with the grind and heat treatment about 2 years ago..I wonder when I will finish it haha...
When Honey Badgers meet!
It's brand new today, a Case medium stockman in CV. I like it.
#29 Blood Red Jigged Bone
Thank you, Paul!
This is my favorite #29 Blood Red Jigged Bone shot though!
Usually I'm not crazy about my in hand shots, but the color, lighting, and angle is perfect.
I just sold my Cudeman MT5 on ebay.Not the sheth shown,but the one that comes with the knife.The blade was all scratched up from sharpening it on my Worksharp knife sharpener.
And here's my Mora's.I also have the Mora Companion,and the Neverlost knife which I don't have photos of.
Knives for sale on ebay,(except the Condor which was sold).If you're interested I'll message you the links off ebay.
Condor Norse Dragon
Two carving knives
Marttiini Lynx Lumberjack
Kershaw D2 knife(a biggie size-wise)
The Gossman Survival Puukko pass around blade from good old @ArmyMacE and some quick trail rations
Jarrett Fleming - Pocket Pal
- Deadwood Scales.
Late night studying. Farmer keeping me company.
Here is a bird and trout from Jack O'Neall with blue liners and ivory micarta. The steel is Nitro V.
Not really bushcrafty, but it is on me all of the time.......
That's a really nice knife! And Nitro-V too... slicing machine.
i like yer spike's rig. mine sports a spike's upper and lower ...
The 5.75" fighter, my latest project, which is a change of pace for me, is approaching completion. The handle is walnut from a piece that was cut about 70 years ago. Not super fancy, but hard and has good color and grain. The knife fits my hand just right and all parts fit together snugly.
Pretty knife, I like the handle shape, look forward to seeing the handle with some finish on it.
That walnut is going to explode with beautiful colors! Can't wait to see the finished product.
Great work as always, John.
This knife has always been one of my favorites.
Iza Wildman, Ptpalpha and all who posted likes: Thanks for looking and commenting. This blade was resurrected from the junk box where it sat for a few years. VFD and 3 phase motor can make all the difference.
last time i'm going to post a photo of this knife.
Fast forward a week..... lol it's a looker for sure