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    Yes the Levines (no relation to Bernard) are great to deal with sunnyd! Highly reccommended!

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    Yeah, I was watching both of those, but I'm kind of glad they went for way over my budget as I don't have any spare dosh right now. Not sure whether to or

    lol.

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    Charlie, I just looked at at that Robeson. Very nice! And yeah, it does have a familiar shape <g>.

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    Comparison shots

    Guys, Schatt & Morgan used that Robeson punch in the 1910-1920's time period. They either bought them from Robeson, or made them under licence, or had the whole knife made by Robeson. I'd sure like to find out which.
    So anyway, I chose it for my first SFO, and that's where the shape came from. Schatt (Queen) had the handle pattern already, and Bill Howard duplicated the punch for me (after making a lot of shrapnel! I think they lost money on that one!). Here are the two for comparison;

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    While not an HJ, I held the Queen Teardrop single jack up beside HJ1 (Waynorth's Harness Jack in the above) and it's the same frame, but in a single blade, pin locations and all. No wonder I was so taken with that Queen when I saw it!

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    They say imitation is the best form of flattery...Well here is my way of saying I liked waynorth's knife...

    Just arrived;


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    Nice bone on that one, sunburst! I like the highlight effect, when the color fades to pale at the edges!

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    New kids on the block!

    Here are the new Schatt & Morgan Harness Jacks! Should be at vintageknives in about a week!

    I hope this notice is allowed here! ?

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    That's what I'm talking about !!!!!

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    That's a great photo BTW! Sunburst, do you do that for a living?

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    Wow, when I first saw the pic I thought they were some mint vintage knives from your collection! And I mean that in the most complimentary way. Man, you can't get more traditional than that. Fine stuff there, Charlie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by waynorth View Post
    That's a great photo BTW! Sunburst, do you do that for a living?
    Blind luck on that photo waynorth, it may never happen again..

    Of course if I had the new model knives you are showing us I could work hard at trying to make a professional picture or two.

    Sunburst

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    Shadley Harness Jack

    This thread was way down the line, but here she is again!
    For those of you who have ever ordered a custom knife, the day finally comes, sometimes years later when you get the call that it's on the way!! Adrenalin is the word that describes it all! I figure I can add one custom knife a year to my collection, and this one is a sweet addition!
    This HJ comes from Gene Shadley, a respected Minnesota maker. He really put in the extra effort here, machining the punch from a solid block of ATS-34, and putting it in a pleasing sleeveboard pattern he just designed, with old Utica bone handles. For the ogling pleasure of those who appreciate this rare pattern with me, here she be (in my usual boring scanning style. I gotta learn how to provide a setting like some of you pros):

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    I really enjoyed reading about the harness jack and viewing the great examples. The HBC knife is particularly intriguing. Thanks to all who made this a most interesting thread.
    Rust Never Sleeps s-k

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    Dayum, Charlie! That looks like an honest to goodness, carryin, pocket knife! Yep, that is one sweet one! The quality is quietly evident and the knife has an honest working look about it. Nothing against shiney, purdy thangs, but that one just has a solid, understated, look of honesty and quality. The scales really add to that impression.

    Thanks for sharing it with us.

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    Amos said it all Waynorth...Wow, that is one beautiful knife..I would bet the old paycheck that not too many folks are customizing Harness Jacks these days...Fantastic Custom...

    Thanks for sharing...

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    The punch presents a special engineering problem, and it's like pulling teeth getting the makers to do one, sunburst! Slowly, I hope to get one from each of the "big boys"!

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    I have really come to love this pattern. I especially like the last pic of the custom. That is absolutely beautiful.

    I am also amazed at the dealers that have no idea of what a harness jack is. I have still yet to handle one.

    Perhaps some day.

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    Driftwood!

    My faithful ad in Knife World has tossed ashore another pair of Harness Jacks from the great sea of old knives stashed in boxes and drawers out there. A nice fellow, retiring, and on to other things has sold off his collection, and thought an HJ nut should have these! I couldn't agree more!!


    The first is a contract knife stamped Blish Mize & Silliman. It's a sweet pattern, and one I didn't have. The other is a nice Challenge Cut. Co. looking very much like a Schrade sub-contract!
    Happy New Year to All!

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    Nice catch, Charlie! I don't see very many Blish Mize & Silliman knives. That Challenge is a nice one, too.
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