Here are a few yeller fellers:
SunnyD, That Case birdseye stockknife is realy a sight. Regarding to the nailnick its a rather small one is it?
I once had a gerber LST stockman that mabye could pass as a shadow. It was made the same way as the lockback LSTs but also had metall liner on one side. I gave it to my sister who now uses it for her occational trips into nature. I still has the pleasure keeping it sharp for her.
Here are a few yeller fellers:
Effective Congress there alright!
SunnyD. Sorry for me writing so its hard to understand what I mean. I ment that I used the nailnick as a referens to how big the knife was overall. My guessing was that the knife was a rather small one. The nailnick seams to be well in proportion with the knife.
I should have asked you instead: How big is that stockman?
Not at all.. No need to explain. I did not take offence to your post in any way.. To the contrary.. Your question was well founded as I gaze at the photo again, I can see your point and the nail nick does appear small from that angle, which is a little deceiving to its actual size and true functioning capability.
Just received this afternoon an Eye Brand (Schlieper) carbon steel stockman (produced by Olbertz in Solingen).
The fit and finish was reasonably decent with no blade play in the clip or sheepfoot and a bit of play in the spey. Scales, grinds and springs are all par for the course from what folks here have reported on these knives.
Edges were a bit ragged so I took it down to the shop and put a razor edge on all three blades with diamond followed by ceramic hones. Now she'll cut with the best of 'em.
Nice size (4.25" closed) and at 3.5 oz. not too heavy in the pocket either. Looks like it'll be a useful carry.
I blued the spey and sheepfoot blades on my carry knife while leaving the main clip blade to perservere on it's own in the the journey to cured blackness. I do NOT think it is, not do I choose to use the word "patina", cause it ain't a patina !!!
And so it goes...
The funny part about having a truly sharp knife is NO ONE who uses it seemingly has ever used a sharp knife before !! I guess having a Daddy who owned a butcher shop put the idea that sharp knives were the only way to go in the forefront for me. The other startling thing is how fast my wife can ruin a really sharp edge on a really good blade. I DO NOT KNOW HOWINTHE'ELL SHE DOES IT !! She can also lose an anvil in a phone booth.
And so it goes...
Why do I keep expecting to see Kurt Vonnegut walking out of the wings?And so it goes...
I have a couple of those 6375's (CV) in my lineup. One from the 80's, one from the late 90's.
I touched one up recently. It'll be interesting to see how they might compare over time.
Couldn't help but post as I'm carrying that very knife today, heck of a good work companion. I know what you mean about the not-so-yellow, yellow handles. Great cutting fistfull of knife though. Comparing the color to the Bulldog below...
Like the brighter yellow better.
And it just came to me I also have the full set of the Camillus YELO-JAKET pocketknives also.
AND LASTLY : I think this is one of the most interesting pocketknife threads ever here on Bladeforums. If there are three things I am absolutely queer for it is single action sixguns, lever action rifles and carbines, and YELLOW HANDLED pocketknives
And so it is..
Wil Terry, it sounds like you have quite a nice collection of yeller slip joints.
Might make a great group picture to add to this thread
Here is a vintage Shadow pattern marked, Henry Sears & Son, 1865, in Yellow Celluloid. This was the old premium celluloid that was pre-cured(which pre-shrank the scales for a precise fit) used in the 19th century. Note the distinctive faint lines that can be seen in the scales.
Wow Anthony, I had no idea yella handles went that far back!!!
Nive knife by the way.
Sunny, that is a great old celluloid. I think it would be very interesting to watch them make some of that wonderful patterned material. I have no idea what it would entail. Here is another yellow Carl Schlieper stockman. This one is a full 4.75 inches. The yellow is dark and has a certain translucency that I have not seen on other knives.
As a point of (hopefully) related interest, here is the same knife in a line-up of stockmen. The smallest is a 34OT Old Timer, and the largest is another Carl Schlieper, at a full 5.5 inches closed. The others, from smaller to larger, are a Schrade/IXL in bone, at the standard 3 7/8 inches, a Case XX/USA 6375 in red bone at 4 5/16 inches, a 858OT Old Timer at 4 5/8 inches, and a Schrade IXL ebony jumbo at 4 7/8 inches. I hope I am not straying too far off the thread here. Thanks.
I've got a Case Barehead Slimline Trapper and a Peanut in Chrome Vanadium in yellow Delrin on their way just because of this thread.
I can't wait to get them so I can peel some Granny Smith apples to get that awesome, gunmetal, battleship gray patina on them...
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