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Slip Joints at work

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Bigfattyt, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    We have had a few threads recently about slip joints in the work place. I guess the thread title should have been "doing stuff" or "knives and chores"

    I, as a rule, have two pockets full of slip joints (typically at least 2 when in a suit, and 4-5 when in jeans, 2 of which are in slip sheaths to keep them from knocking each-other around. When I am off work, in jeans, I put one in the coin pocket too!).

    One problem, is if I take an "at work" picture it is simply my messy desk, or computer, or what not. Indoors, and not very entertaining.

    I don't typically snap pics when out doing "stuff" but happened to have a moment while up on the ladder (my helper was going to grab something or other to hand up).

    I had to fix a leaky roof gutter before the weather turns. Here are two I had in my pockets.



    From dinner the other night. Pork loin marinated in spicy sweet mandarin sauce then BBQ'ed for about 4 hours over low indirect coals




  2. Bowman1911


    Dec 12, 2010
    Mighty fine lookin' stag there!!!
  3. richstag


    Feb 22, 2007
    T, I know you like to use your knives, but I didn't know you cooked them up for dinner too!
  4. Nice Hudson Bay camp knife. I can vouch for the Queen Dan Burke daddy barlow, that knife is big but not unobtrusive to carry, at least not for me anyway. Really SM.

    I have pretty much all but set aside any one hand openers. All of my knife work goes to three knives. My Beavertail 73 single blade, my Gossman micro Kephart and my Case peanut. Unfortunately the only knife I can carry AT work is my Case peanut.
  5. thawk

    thawk Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 28, 2006
    That pork is looking really good. :thumbup:
  6. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    That one is bone. It is brown "worm groove" bone.

    It is a lovely knife, and one of my favorite!

    Oh, it was delicious. I have another marinating now, for tomorrow. It gets great, sweet bark, and nice smoke ring!

    Add a big plate of sticky rice, and you have a delicious dinner!

    The Hudson Bay is a lot of knife for the money. They already addressed the one issue I had with mine (making it without the coating). I immediately stripped mine and gave it a patina. It gets used in my kitchen all the time (though it is a bit meaty behind the edge). I have thinned the edge a bit, but really, it could use even more thinning for kitchen work.

    Just like the Burke/Queen Barlow. Pretty obtuse edge, which I took to the grinder. It is sharp now, but still ground thicker than my other traditionals. I have a two blade #73 that is my most carried.

    Nothing like hot meat and warm steel!
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2012
  7. rockgolfer

    rockgolfer Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2008
    Well dang, now you guys are making me hungry. Nice pics T. I need to take some work pics with mine. My hands are usually filthy so I tend to leave the phone in the pocket most of the time.
  8. pwcb2005


    Jan 2, 2011
    I dont think you want pics of my knife at work doing plumbing!! :p
  9. puukkoman


    Sep 30, 2004
    Cool pics, thanks for sharing them with us.
    I have a couple "knives at work" shots I can post too, here ya go.

    Attached Files:

  10. bear5177


    Feb 1, 2012
    Oh man. That pork loin looks good! I demand that someone on the interwebz invent smell-o-forums. But then, that might have some severe consequences.
  11. festerfromnzed


    Aug 18, 2008
    I use them every day....... FES


  12. Groove


    May 3, 2011
    My Tinker cutting foam for a jet engine exhaust cover:


    And my Sodbuster Jr. about to cut some gaskets for our fuel flow meter:

  13. Brian.Evans

    Brian.Evans KnifeMaker-EDC Knife Specialist Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2011
    My son's thermostat stuck open on his car. Had to scrape the old gasket material off. **warning: semi-abusive behavior to follow**. I really don't think it's abuse persay, as no damage was done, but some of the collector/nonusers among us might cringe. I didn't really have a choice, as I was short on tools and in a dark parking lot at 10 pm. But that's what knives are to me; problem solvers.


    That, by the way, is my favorite knife. Its a S&M Heritage jack, gifted to me by way of "trade" from one of our awesome members here that wishes to remain anonymous. By the way, if you're reading this, I still need to get the other half of the trade sharpened and to you.

    I reground the blade because the blade edge was a lot to thick for my tastes, but now it's perfect and hasn't left my pocket!
  14. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    Some great pics!

    My real problem with taking pics is also that I tend not to take the pics when out in the boonies. I either don't want to drop my camera in the water/sand/mud etc.

    I do get some fun camping regularly, because I am a Scout leader.But don't tend to get pics of the knifes as much.

    Here is what I did tonight. The Sunfish made a couple of fuzz sticks to get a couple logs burning for this Pork loin (same recipe as above, but I was in a hurry, and seared it over direct heat, to shorten the cooking time because the wife had some where to be tonight).


    Last edited: Oct 4, 2012
  15. Doug Add

    Doug Add

    Jan 9, 2012
    Yep, me too. It's a tool in your pocket, ready for whatever comes.
  16. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    Sounds like normal usage for a knife to me.
  17. Brian.Evans

    Brian.Evans KnifeMaker-EDC Knife Specialist Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2011
    It does for me too, but i figured some people may think differently. I grew up around farmers and they used their knives for everything.
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2012
  18. Invoice

    Invoice Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2006
    Down in the stock room.
  19. mrrampro


    Sep 30, 2010
    I love the small slippies![​IMG]
  20. rickmenefee


    Jun 26, 2005
    yesterday before lunch

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