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    Good thoughts, prayers, and smoke for you and your family Randy. EIll take up your GAW, I've got some giving of my own to do soon enough but for now I'll need some replacements :D. Connor
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    "Carl's Lounge" (Off-Topic Discussion, Traditional Knife "Tales & Vignettes")

    If replacement parts were easy to find, I'd certainly look for a Citroen like that. Instead I'm saving for a micro bus, which is my spirit car so to speak. An ugly brown 70s Deville with blown out suspension that flows up and down like the waves on a windy day would also be something very...
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    "Carl's Lounge" (Off-Topic Discussion, Traditional Knife "Tales & Vignettes")

    I've had an old Okay's Key Safe for years and absolutely love it for holding my keys, but have found in the shop it is excellent for holding my new TL29 on a lanyard. I looked them up and it turns out they're still in business and proudly made here in the states! Definitely recommend! Connor
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    What is your "Icing on the cake" ?

    A smooth and crisp pull, around a 6 or so out of 10, and no blade rubbing. Connor
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    Tell me about Case's "Tru Sharp" Steel

    I second this, as I can use my SS Stockman for about a week with no problems, soecifically using the main clip for 90%of all cutting tasks including thick cardboard, lots of packing foam and plastic wrap, opening boxes, etc. They're surprisingly easy to maintain and have really impressed me...
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    GAW: Time to give back with a SwayBack Jack! WINNER WINNER!

    This knofe has such an intrinsically solidifying vibe to it and I don't know why. It's my go to for whittling, and little stuff with wood. Camillus 14 Thanks for this great GAW! Connor
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    Winner see Post 50-GAW: Thank you for being such a great place

    I think this is my current favorite, simply because it's not perfect but it works so well. It's a strange love story 5 years in the making, but here it is. Oh and the opinel gets some glory too as it is awesome. Great GAW, thabk you! Connor
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    Modified Production Knives (traditional only)

    Beautiful work on those Case knives folks! Today I will be hetting some work done on my latest secret project, maybe I'll post some pictures :D Connor
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    "Carl's Lounge" (Off-Topic Discussion, Traditional Knife "Tales & Vignettes")

    The pot keeps getting sweeter, as I have found out that we have an amateur knife and sheath maker in the shop. he said he could make a nice leather sheath for my Mora (my shop knife). I'm going to put on a pencil holder along the side aka firesteel holder, and sketch it up this weekend. :cool...
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    "Carl's Lounge" (Off-Topic Discussion, Traditional Knife "Tales & Vignettes")

    An antique store owner told me hlw he rehandled a sledge using a bow saw, pocket knife, and the broken handle. He used the saw as a rasp for the rough shaping, knofe to finish, and the weight of the head to pound it in place. All to the amazement of his 8 year old granddaughter. A lot out of...
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    "Carl's Lounge" (Off-Topic Discussion, Traditional Knife "Tales & Vignettes")

    Im putting more than half away. I don't need money to have fun, I've found that using your head and doing some searching, jerry rigging, and outside of the box thinking lets you have anything you want Connor
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    "Carl's Lounge" (Off-Topic Discussion, Traditional Knife "Tales & Vignettes")

    I started working at a new job at a high end furniture shop yesterday and, despite being dead tired from 6am-4pm shifts, I'm happy as can be. This job has a lot of room for me to grow and is really the first big break I've gotten in several years. Of interest will be what knife I end up buying...
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    An Italian Regional knife: the Bergamasco - a little cabinet of curiosities

    This is a wonderful thread, very nice morning reading! I'm now interested in buying a Bergamasco for a friend Connor
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    Opinel Mods, lets see them

    Function over form, and by the way I've been working as a painter with my dad my whole life and thought I knew a thing or two about staining until I got my first opinel in a raw wood state. :D I've decided to fight an uphill battle and stain one dark black for a friend. It's between coat number...
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    Modified Production Knives (traditional only)

    Beautiful stuff everyone, very nice craftsmanship. I have a Camco/Camillus Frankenknife I received from someone on here (nameless for now, I have a plan ;)) and it is coming along nicely. I have finally made a list of things to do in order to get it running, and plan on plugging away for an hour...
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    "Carl's Lounge" (Off-Topic Discussion, Traditional Knife "Tales & Vignettes")

    LOL! Randy, I just picked up an Old Hickory paring knife that has become the garden and lawn knife, but I was toying with the idea of making it a scandi grind and using it in the kitchen, for $10 I could go buy a second. Connor
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    Case's Tru-Sharp vs. CV

    I used my SS Stockman, with hollow ground clip blade at ~20 DPS for three days in a row at work, opening boxes, trimming wood edges, slicing off old caulk, sharpening pencils, etc. But i only used the clip blade those three days as a test for myself, and it was still good for whittling and...
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    Traditional Farm/Garden Fixed w/Sheath?

    I bought an old hickory paring knife last week and put it in an old filet knife sheath. It worked great yesterday while working on moving some plants and soil around. Anything bigger and I'm using a machete or mattock. Connor
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    As a modern knife guy what traditional folder as my first

    I second this. I am actually considering buying a Rough Rider in a new pattern to try both RR and a new pattern. One word: Stockman. I hold the stockman to be the ruler of the traditional world, in both utility and popularity. Another contender being the jack knife. Here's my opinel along...
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    What are some less-known, high quality traditional brands?

    On the French side of things, I've found a large number of French traditional knives in numerous styles online, searching "french knives" and checking a few results. Mostly friction folders of varying sizes, materials, and designs. Connor
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