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Re: #12 Small Toothpick

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 9:00 pm
by Railsplitter
Onearmbladejunkie wrote:Not happy about the Northfield #12 copper-head pony cut/propeller shield knife. The bone color on this knife is too close to the SFO DLT Trading knife. I have this Northfield on pre-order . I will pop it with blue leather die. It will make a great USAF knife in Navy blue bone with the propeller shield. IMG_8407.jpg

The Copperhead Pony Cut is the only #12 I'm getting from this run and I like what I see so far.

Re: #12 Small Toothpick

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 1:18 am
by m0nk
That copperhead bone is looking really good, it'll be fun to see how it turns out, meaning several different actual customer pics posted here. A week or two ago the What's Happening pics showed a box full of what looked like #1 full clip blades; the caption said they were for #12 Northfields. But the pic is gone now. Anyone else know anything about the possibility of #1 clips instead of muskrat clips in the #12 NF copperheads?

Re: #12 Small Toothpick

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 3:14 am
by Modern Slip Joints
m0nk wrote: [...] Anyone else know anything about the possibility of #1 clips instead of muskrat clips in the #12 NF copperheads?
I do not know what GEC is up to. I can only repeat that my older #12 Northfield has a sabre ground clip blade. In other patterns #1 clip blades have a similar shape so making Northfields with full clip blades would be consistent with what they've done in the past. Is it possible that you over looked a sabre grind in the blades you saw?

Re: #12 Small Toothpick

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 8:35 am
by Railsplitter
m0nk wrote:That copperhead bone is looking really good, it'll be fun to see how it turns out, meaning several different actual customer pics posted here. A week or two ago the What's Happening pics showed a box full of what looked like #1 full clip blades; the caption said they were for #12 Northfields. But the pic is gone now. Anyone else know anything about the possibility of #1 clips instead of muskrat clips in the #12 NF copperheads?
I remember that picture and I'm waiting patiently to see which blade these have. The Clip blades in that pic were like these if I remember correctly.

Re: #12 Small Toothpick

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 8:52 am
by Modern Slip Joints
A Toothpick with the #1 clip in that 2011 knife would be tempting. In addition to being my favorite clip blade it would give me a #12 with each of the three clip styles. They could make it even more tempting by adding a second blade.

Re: #12 Small Toothpick

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 11:07 am
by m0nk
Modern Slip Joints wrote: Is it possible that you over looked a sabre grind in the blades you saw?
I don't think it was a sabre grind, I would have remembered that. But they did have long pulls like the pic that Rick posted. However, they didn't have the swedges cut into them yet, which at the time made me wonder if there would not be swedges.

So my Father's Day gift snuck out of the tube for this brief, unauthorized, photo op. Here's the "Dark Chestnut Bone" SFO posing next to a #48 Improved Trapper. The muskrat clip blades are nearly identical in length, but I thought the #12 blade is just a little thicker stock than the 48 muskrat blade. Anybody have calipers who can verify this? The #12 handle is overall thinner than my 48 two-blade, as expected, and the good ergonomics of the handle make up for the strange looks. This is going to make a nice gentleman's folder, starting next month.
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- Lee

Re: #12 Small Toothpick

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 7:52 pm
by Sharpnshinyknives
This one came from Frank’s Classic Knives. I’m liking this one just as much as the aqua camel bone. It’s very well done.
SSk

Re: #12 Small Toothpick

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 8:53 pm
by kootenay joe
The picture above of the 2011 toothpick looks to have a saber grind.
kj

Re: #12 Small Toothpick

Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 4:23 am
by gsmith7158
Some of the stag on these looks pretty sweet . I hope I can nab a slim one ::nod::

Re: #12 Small Toothpick

Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 1:01 pm
by kootenay joe
Greg, those pics show bolster to bolster exterior stag surface. Will they remain this way ? or do they now get sanded down to ensure perfect height alignment with bolsters/caps ?
kj

Re: #12 Small Toothpick

Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 1:24 pm
by gsmith7158
kootenay joe wrote:Greg, those pics show bolster to bolster exterior stag surface. Will they remain this way ? or do they now get sanded down to ensure perfect height alignment with bolsters/caps ?
kj
Those look to be in the pre-hafting stage Roland but the slabs seem to be very slim so maybe there will be some really nice ones in this batch.

Re: #12 Small Toothpick

Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 3:44 am
by kootenay joe
How soon will the stag #12's be sent to dealers ?
kj

Re: #12 Small Toothpick

Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:50 am
by Onearmbladejunkie
I just bought a Northfield Sambar Stag toothpick from KnivesShipFree . 50 knives were listed. I bought the first one. My Sambar Toothpick is smooth , colorful , and Phat. I just counted 8 of 50 left. These are selling like hotcakes ! The knife Connection had a bunch and they have one left. "Buy American or Starve !" You snooze ! You lose !
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Re: #12 Small Toothpick

Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:00 am
by Onearmbladejunkie
Traditional Pocket Knives has 15 of 25 Sambar Toothpick knives left.

Re: #12 Small Toothpick

Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:04 am
by Onearmbladejunkie
TSA Knives has two Sambar toothpick knives left.