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A group devoted to the Angler and the Angler at Heart. 

If the topic has anything to do with fishing, this is the place to post.  Tell us your fishing stories, talk about tackle old and new!  What you like and what you don’t like.  

Bought some new equipment and want to tell us about?  We want to hear about it. 

Thinking about buying a new pole and want to know it if it is worth the money?  Ask up!

Do you collect fishing tackle?  Show it off with pride!

 Any type of angler with any skill level is welcome!  

And as this is I Knife Collector, this is also a place to talk about the knives made, used and collected by anglers!   We especially want to see your fishing knives -- in the tackle box, on display, or in action!

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Fisherman's Knives

Started by horace rogers. Last reply by Charles Sample Apr 18. 13 Replies

My passion is about fisherman's knives. Hope to meet and talk with others that collect themContinue

Leave it to Cleaver

Started by Tobias Gibson. Last reply by dead_left_knife_guy May 20, 2017. 5 Replies

Picked up two purpose made Fish Cleavers.  On is made by Ka-Bar, the other by Robeson.   I'm not sure if anyone is still making these but they really seemed to be a perfect size for cutting bait fish…Continue

Ah Shucks

Started by Tobias Gibson. Last reply by Tobias Gibson May 20, 2017. 16 Replies

Well the last thing I needed to do is find another odd ball knife to collect but that's just what I did.I'm sure plenty of people will tell me they're not odd at all.  While they aren't really a…Continue

Slim Jims

Started by Tobias Gibson. Last reply by Tobias Gibson May 20, 2017. 1 Reply

Anybody out there use Slim Jims for catching fish? I heard it works great for bluegill/sunfish. Anyone try it for other species?

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Comment by Charles Sample on May 28, 2017 at 22:45

Thanks Tobias, I didn't know that.  I have been wondering what to call some  of my knives.  Now I know.

Comment by Tobias Gibson on May 28, 2017 at 22:36
For the record, a trapper is type of jack knife. By definition a jack knife is a knife where all the blades open on one end end. A pen knife is a knife that has blades opening on both ends.

Another definition says any medium or large (over 3") frame knife is a Jack. Any small frame knife is a Pen (3" and under).

So the GEC is a fish knife and a large frame jack.
To be more specific would require knowing if GEC uses that frame on any other knife pattern.
Comment by Syd Carr on May 27, 2017 at 21:21

Well thanks Charles, but I'm not so sure about that, your opinion means a lot to me.

Actually you could probably just call GEC on the phone and ask them, and yes, a Barlow fish knife would be awesome. If I come across one I'll grab it then contact Tobias and ransom it to him.

Comment by Charles Sample on May 27, 2017 at 21:04

Syd, your opinion is without a doubt better than mine.

Tobias, I agree with you on the Barlow.  If I ever see one like that I would have to get it.

Comment by Syd Carr on May 27, 2017 at 20:56

I have a Case Caliber Zytel-handled Trapper that has the same profile, same pin placement, no bolsters, etc, (no lanyard hole though). My understanding of what decides a frame is blade placement and blade size as much as anything else. Long blades on the same end suggests Trapper, if the blade(s) were shorter it would be a Jack, (IMHO).

Comment by Charles Sample on May 27, 2017 at 20:34

Syd, I don't know if I would call it a trapper frame.  Here is a better picture of just it.

Comment by Tobias Gibson on May 27, 2017 at 20:34
Those are pretty awesome. I've see that GEC pop up now and then but just have jumped on it. I'm kind of with Syd in that it is Trapper like but missing bolster. I would need to see it compared to GEC's trapper frame. Looks almost like a slim line trapper.

I'm like that looking for a granddaddy fish knife Barlow. I think that would be awesome.
Comment by Syd Carr on May 27, 2017 at 20:29

Those are nice Charles! I would call the Farm & Field a trapper frame, shape and blade length/placement would suggest so I think.

Comment by Charles Sample on May 27, 2017 at 20:21

Fish knives come in different frame types also.  Here are four of mine built on four different frames.

Top left is a Schrade Walden SCWALD 292 65th anniversary fish knife on a trapper frame.

Top right is a Queen #46 on a toothpick frame.

Bottom left is a Romo Wilderness K-12 on a lockback frame.

Bottom right is a GEC #65 Farm&Field&Fish knife.  I don't know what kind of frame you would call it.

Comment by Tobias Gibson on May 17, 2017 at 14:00
These pop up now and then. Ibberson used the same basic knife handle for a variety of blade combinations. The plus side is a comfy handle. The negative side is the knife is bulkier and takes up more space in a tackle box.

Just goes to show the fish knife comes in a variety of sizes and shapes. Thanks for sharing , Jan.

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