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    Guardians of The Lambsfoot!


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    OK folks, it had to happen - There's a new cult in town!!

    This thread is dedicated to the appreciation of this quintessential English pattern, and for those who appreciate its subtle lines, its usefulness, and its history. All Lambsfoot posts and pics are welcome here

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    The subtle lines of a beautifully executed Lambsfoot pattern.


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    Excellent idea Jack.


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    Thanks Donn Great pic


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    This thread - http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...ad.php/1069771 - is a few years old now, and many of the images it once contained are no longer hosted. Those interested in the Lambsfoot pattern may still find some useful information and discussion in it though. Thanks to those who have helped to keep it going over the years, especially Charlie Waynorth

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    Image code if you'd like to add the cult to your sig line (and please feel free to do a better job)



    Edit - Please see Post 20 - Thanks again Jake

    Edit 2 - And post 41
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    Guardians of the Lambsfoot.



    You know I'm in favor of a new cult, Jack. I even run a retirement home for worn and wayward lambsfoots.
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    I know the wooden one is good because I received it from an impeccable source. I think the black one could stand more sway in its back.
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    Cheers Jack. It's a REAL nailbreaker. Great pic yourself, is that the rams horn one I've seen you post in the past?

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    Here's an old Sheffield Lambsfoot by Alfred Blackwell. Alfred was the son of Joseph Blackwell, who was himself the son of a spring-knife cutler (also Joseph), and making knives in Radford Street, Sheffield from 1833. In 1861, Joseph Blackwell & Sons employed four men and three boys. The sons were Alfred (who was born in 1834) and Henry. By 1868, the firm was working from Liberty Works on Edward Street. As Joseph grew older, the reigns of the firm were increasingly taken over by Alfred, and by 1881 Joseph had retired (dying at Stannington in 1884). Joseph continued to trade in Holly Street.





    This old knife has clearly seen lots of use, and it looked like it had been run over when I found it in a local flea-market. It still takes a razor-edge though, and has great W & T, as well s great character I think
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    Quote Originally Posted by r8shell View Post
    Guardians of the Lambsfoot.



    You know I'm in favor of a new cult, Jack. I even run a retirement home for worn and wayward lambsfoots.
    Excellent r8shell!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrteened porch View Post
    I know the wooden one is good because I received it from an impeccable source. I think the black one could stand more sway in its back.
    I know you're a long-term aficionado SP

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    Cheers Jack. It's a REAL nailbreaker. Great pic yourself, is that the rams horn one I've seen you post in the past?
    I can imagine Donn, I do like those strong pulls though, they remind me of when I was a lad! Thank you, that one is actually a special grade of buffalo horn, a short run by Arthur Wright & Son, the background is one of the leftover steel sheets after the blades have been punched out by the 50-ton antique press

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    Here are my four Arthur Wright Lambsfoot knives, in respectively, ebony, buffalo horn, ox horn, and sambar stag.







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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Black View Post
    Here are my four Arthur Wright Lambsfoot knives, in respectively, ebony, buffalo horn, ox horn, and sambar stag.
    There great those Jack. That buffalo horn is unusual, I always thought buffalo was darker. scrteened porch's post reminded me that the TEW website offer buffalo horn knives including Lambsfoot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donn View Post
    There great those Jack. That buffalo horn is unusual, I always thought buffalo was darker. scrteened porch's post reminded me that the TEW website offer buffalo horn knives including Lambsfoot.
    Thanks Donn Yes, it's usually nearly black, with just a bit of colour, but I was very pleased to be able to find one like this. The pile side is also pretty good I think


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    Looks like this old 4" Lambsfoot has seen some rough use It was made by John Milner & Co of Sheffield. John Milner started off in the trade around 1800, aged nine or ten. He set up on his own about 1830, employing his son, and three apprentice hafters. In his day, John Milner was said to be the best spring-knife cutler in the town, the inventor of the lock-knife, and possibly of the fly-open knife (or switchblade). After his death in 1863, his son (also John) continued the firm until his own death in 1890. After that, Milner & Co continued until 1946, when it became a limited company. It had ceased trading by the end of the 1960's.




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    Jack, thank you for founding The Guardians, my friend. I am most definitely in!

    This one has found its way into my heart and, frequently, into my pocket:



    It has handled with aplomb everything I've asked it to do.
    Greg

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    Thank you Greg That is a beautiful knife, and I'm very pleased to hear you're getting along with it my friend

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    Great idea Jack. Nice knives everyone.


  20. Nice idea for a topic. I've been looking for a good example of the lambsfoot.

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