On today’s show, Bob and Jim talk about the traditional slip joint folders, as well as have the pocket check to start the show. Also featured is “The First Tool” segment on Bowie knives and the “Walk and Talk” segment where the guys hope you’ll be able to identify the knife by the sound it makes, so listen in for that to see what you need to do if you can identify the sound.

Pocket Check

• Jim continues to carry his Victorinox Swiss Army Knife
• Bob has several knives (again)

  • Fox 599 Karambit
  • Great Eastern Cutlery Northfield #48 Improved Trapper
  • Pink Cold Steel Broken Skull (his usual
    Buck Knife
    The Buck Knife, featured on this week’s “The First Tool” segment of The Knife Junkie Podcast.

    third pocket knife)

Segment 1 – The First Tool

The Buck 110 hunting folder knife is featured on The First Tool. Its style was often imitated and the term “Buck” knife often refers to many knives, becoming almost a generic name for many brands of knives.

Main Show Segment

Traditional Slip Joint Folders. These knives do not lock open, it stays open through the tension of a back spring, but there is no locking mechanism to hold it open against forces exerted upon it. “Grandpa” knives are one example of the traditional slip joint folder.

Segment 2 – Walk and Talk

The “Walk and Talk” segment is your opportunity to get involved. Bob will show off the sound of a specific knife, and if you know what it is, email The Knife Junkie at bob@theknifejunkie.com or call our 24/7 listener line at 724-466-4467 and let us know. Correct answers may be featured on an upcoming episode.

Show Highlights and Key Points

[00:44] – Show open
[1:24] – Pocket Check
[1:55] – Patina
[2:50] – The First Tool – The Buck 110
[4:10] – Traditional Slip Joint Folders
[4:47] – What are Traditional Slip Joint Folding Knives
[5:23] – The aesthetics of Slip Joint Knives
[6:15] – Jigging
[7:01] – Different types of covers
[7:40] – Micarta (Wikipedia definition)
[8:15] – The Walk and Talk sound
[9:15] – Safety
[10:14] – Purpose of a Slip Joint
[10:30] – Bob always cuts meat with a Slip Joint
[10:50] – Patina and cleaning the steak knife
[11:20] – The Knife Junkie’s dedicated steak knife
[12:20] – Are Slip Joints Collectible
[13:20] – Covers are the “Bread and Butter” of Case Knives
[13:55] – Great Eastern Cutlery Knives
[14:15] – Call the Listener Line – What knife do you want for Christmas?
[15:08] – Multiple blades
[16:00] – Jack Knife
[16:25] – Neutering
[16:45] – Jack blade
[17:11] – Traditional doesn’t preclude locking mechanisms
[17:34] – Buck 110
[18:28] – Isn’t that pretty
[18:57] – Final thoughts on Slip Joint Folders
[19:51] – Walk and Talk Segment
[21:10] – Show Wrap-up and recap of key points
[22:13] – Show 03 Preview

Some of Bob's Slip Joint Folding Knives
Just a few of The Knife Junkie’s Collection of Slip Joint Folding Knives

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