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    Slipjoints hard to find?

    Why are carbon steel slipjoints so hard to find at reasonable prices? I mean the classic patterns (stockman, trapper, whittler, muskrat...)

    Does anybody know of a cheap dealer?

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    Re: Slipjoints hard to find?

    How about a knife by Trevor Ablett
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    Re: Slipjoints hard to find?

    I like those, but I prefer the classic designs. I also heard the have pretty soft steel and need a lot of cleaning and sharpening (which is not really a problem). Is this true?

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    Re: Slipjoints hard to find?

    They can do with an extra sharpen when new. But are well made and very nice ergonomically. Cant beat a hand made knife for just over 20.
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    Re: Slipjoints hard to find?

    Quote Originally Posted by mvh View Post
    I like those, but I prefer the classic designs. I also heard the have pretty soft steel and need a lot of cleaning and sharpening (which is not really a problem). Is this true?

    Michiel
    They are simple, user knives, which is how Trevor likes to make them. He still makes over a hundred a week despite being officially retired!

    Canal Street Cutlery make some excellent modern versions of classic designs with modern steels such as D2 and some traditional carbon steel models:

    http://www.canalstreetcutlery.com/tr...l-folders.html

    Not so easy to find in Europe, but if you contact BB dealer Charity (BB name cchimni) she may be able to get them. She is 100% trustworthy and great to deal with.

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    Re: Slipjoints hard to find?

    Thanks. I can only find 420 steel ones on the site. I'll PM her.

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    carbon Steel Canoes for Example

    mvh asked: Why are carbon steel slipjoints so hard to find at reasonable prices? I mean the classic patterns (stockman, trapper, whittler, muskrat...)

    Boker Appaloose Bone Canoe Folding Knife
    The Boker Appaloosa Bone Canoe folding knife is equipped with spear and pen blades constructed of C75 carbon steel. This appaloosa bone is dedicated to the famous Appaloosa horse. The dark and light spots on the scales make this knife truly unique. Also includes an exclusive Boker shield. 3 5/8” closed
    Sugg. Retail: $67


    Case Amber Bone Canoe Folding Knife
    Case chrome vanadium blades (carbon steel) are known for their edge-holding ability and ease re: sharpening. This ensures that your knife will be around for the future generation to enjoy. However, they are less resistance to rusting, pitting and discoloration than stainless steel. So keep them clean and oiled between uses. That way they'll stay beautiful for generations. Case knives are made in the USA. Features a pen blade and etched spear blade. 3 5/8" closed
    Sugg. Retail: $66
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    Re: Slipjoints hard to find?

    These are indeed inexpensive, but hard to find in europe. Shipping costs would be enough to reconsider. Not really fond of the canoe type knife either. sorry

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    Re: Slipjoints hard to find?

    I really, really like the look of those Case and Boker folders

    Soon maybe...

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    Re: Slipjoints hard to find?

    Grangerknives,

    Can you get other patterns of the appalousa series or a case #75 stockman in CV?

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    Re: Slipjoints hard to find?

    get one of these




    got it today and its the sharpest thing I own (other than Swords) its zero ground, Laminated carbon steel... such a good knife and its EDC legal as its a friction folder under 3"

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    Re: Slipjoints hard to find?

    You get good carbon steel slipjoints in the traditional patterns from lots of places:

    I think the best are from German Eye and Moore Maker - ie in terms of working strength, affordability and standards of manufacture. Fighting Rooster and Bulldog are more specialised but also very well made. Bit more expensive. Queen are good but I find them bland. Boker range from very cheap to quite expensive and you get what you pay for but need to carefully check the materials.

    Those from Tidioute/Great Eastern/Northfields and Schatt and Morgan are excellent but not cheap.

    There is always Schrade, Winchester etc.

    My favourite at the moment? Well, the very large (4 1/2") Mooremaker stockman has just edged out the German Eye large (4 1/4") stockman. But the horn handled Bulldog Sowbelly will never lose its place in my heart

    Apart from these German/American affairs, try not to lose sight of the French regional slipjoints - some of them are wonders, and the same model may be purchased for a few €s or many hundreds of them - as I have found to my cost (but profound enjoyment)

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    Re: Slipjoints hard to find?

    Thanks Noddy.

    These are indeed nice knives, but do you have any place where I could get them?

    I know douk douks are good, but I find them extremely ugly

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    Re: Slipjoints hard to find?

    Thats not a douk douk thats a Higonokami, The japanese version, take a look on ebay they have some of the pretty pretty ones with damascus blades

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    Re: Slipjoints hard to find?

    Quote Originally Posted by skippydm View Post
    get one of these
    Where from?

    Edit:
    Oops - just noticed the post above
    Last edited by Yorkshireman; 09-10-08 at 09:43 PM.
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