Blades upon Books - Traditionals

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by WhittlinAway, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
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  2. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
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  3. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
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  4. leghog

    leghog

    Aug 10, 2013
  5. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
  6. Rose and Thistle Custom

    Rose and Thistle Custom Josh Mead Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 9, 2018
    That knife is exquisite.
     
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  7. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Thanks. It is a Langres, from France, by Stephane Thomachot. Gift from @Âchillepattada. :)
     
  8. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    I recently read a couple of Ty Cobb biographies that portray the man in quite different ways. After some "due diligence", I've decided the more recent bio by Leerhsen is more trustworthy (and certainly better researched) than the sensationalistic "classic" by Stump.
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    - GT
     
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  9. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Will have to look for that one.
     
  10. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

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  11. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Had that same knife and carried it for years. Nice sharp little thing. The only knife I ever lost. I replaced it with a similar Case lockback, but I usually carry something larger now.

    Never heard of that book. Interesting title.
     
  12. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    One take-away for me from the Leerhsen book is that Cobb wasn't as racist as he's often portrayed; he treated EVERYONE badly. (And spike-sharpening by Cobb seems to be an unsubstantiated myth that's "gone viral".)

    - GT
     
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  13. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    I think of Watts as from the late 60s. This one came out in 1951- I guess the anxiety was cold war nuke related. I haven't read it, but the title somehow came to mind recently and maybe I will.
     
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  14. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Because of the price I was guessing early '50s and Cold War. I remember the air raid sirens and having to get under my desk in the '60s.
     
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  15. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
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  16. Marlingspike12

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  17. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    "Of man's first disobedience...." :thumbsup:

    Nice navaja.
     
  18. Marlingspike12

    Marlingspike12

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    May 28, 2019
    Thanks Vince! It's an Albaceteña by Celaya.
     
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  19. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
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    Navaja Albaceteña by José Herreros.
     
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  20. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

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