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ixpfah
09-19-2003, 05:32 AM
And what a pair!! :eek: :D

http://home.tiscali.no/ixpfah/balisong/guinn/16_17/16 17 crossed open.jpg

This is the second only balifork I know of! Anyone please correct me if I'm wrong. :cool:

All thanks to Terry Guinn for being such a pleasure working with. This project wrapped much sooner than I thought. Man, I thought making a fork would be somewhat of a challenge, but... :rolleyes: He even curved it nicely!

http://home.tiscali.no/ixpfah/balisong/guinn/16_17/fork side view.jpg

Some specs:
They both feature:
Antique White Micarta overlays
Guinn Magnetic Latch design
Guinn Non-pin design
Stainless Steel handles
But not a meal, unfortunatly. :p

tonyccw
09-19-2003, 08:53 AM
It's only the second one I'm aware off. But it's the first one that's a true bali-fork.... Mine had the edge built in.

Looking good. 3 very unique bali's in a month. Not bad.

ixpfah
09-19-2003, 09:07 AM
Originally posted by tonyccw
It's only the second one I'm aware off. But it's the first one that's a true bali-fork.... Mine had the edge built in.Doesn't that make it difficult to eat? Have you ever tried? (Huh, I bet you eat with it all the time, don't you! ;))
Looking good. 3 very unique bali's in a month. Not bad. Yeah, and those morons actually think I'm gonna pay for them - HAH!! :evil :p ;)

tonyccw
09-19-2003, 09:47 AM
Originally posted by ixpfah
Doesn't that make it difficult to eat? Have you ever tried? (Huh, I bet you eat with it all the time, don't you! ;))Took a little practise, and I do need another fork sometimes, but I find it easier to eat the steak with the same hand i use to cut it. Kinda helps to have another set of tines.

ixpfah
09-19-2003, 09:56 AM
Originally posted by tonyccw
but I find it easier to eat the steak with the same hand i use to cut it.Good point, I can imagine. :D Isn't yours pretty old? When was it made? In the '80s somewhen?... (I'm forgetful.)

ExamonLyf
09-22-2003, 09:48 PM
Darn.., too much fun stuff to get in Bali-Ville these days....(biting my tongue)....

Have you taken them for a Test-Meal yet Tor? I've never tried one of Terry's magnetic models..., only the prototype that Vance had from BM. Can you use the little hunk of protuding quillon (horn) to flick them open..., or is the magnet to strong for that?

Tony is much braver than I am.., I know I'd forget about the sharpened edge on his and do some serious damage! :(

Those are really great.., and they also look very well made. My list of "wants" is about 3 years salary ahead of my "can haves" already.......arrrrrrrrrgh! :( :( :( :( :(

ixpfah
09-23-2003, 09:50 AM
Originally posted by ExamonLyf
Have you taken them for a Test-Meal yet Tor? I've never tried one of Terry's magnetic models..., only the prototype that Vance had from BM. Can you use the little hunk of protuding quillon (horn) to flick them open..., or is the magnet to strong for that?AFAIK, Terry hasn't had the time to ship them off yet. Hopefully they'll be on their way this week, though. And when they get here, I promise you they'll be taken for a test meal! :D

I have no idea how strong those magnets really are, but from what Terry has said, they're pretty darn strong. He told me the domed pins really helped separating the handles, since they gave you a lot more to grip on than his earlier magnetic models. So if they are as strong as he has expressed, I doubt you'll be able to flick them open like that... I'll let you know what they're like when I get them.

Tony is much braver than I am.., I know I'd forget about the sharpened edge on his and do some serious damage! :(I'm pretty sure you'd only forget about that once! :eek: :D

My list of "wants" is about 3 years salary ahead of my "can haves" already.......arrrrrrrrrgh! :( :( :( :( :( I know your frustration, man, I feel the same way. I suppose it's about prioritizing... There's a difference between something you'd like to have, and something you really BURN for.
The most important, however, is that you keep buying balisongs! :smokin