Blades upon Books - Traditionals

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

  1. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
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    Some light Advent reading this month.
     
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  2. bladecollectorr

    bladecollectorr

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    Oct 7, 2017
    Some oldies from the same era. Reading this book was a summer ritual for me when I was growing up. Fish on!

    Book copyrighted in 1944. Schrade Cut. Co. "Fisherman's Pride" (1936 to 1946). Schrade Cut. Co. sterling Oval Lobster (1934 to 1946). Hook and split-rings are modern but that's my grandfather's Williams Wabler spoon from the 1930's or 1940's as well.

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  3. Marlingspike12

    Marlingspike12

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    May 28, 2019
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    I read this book every December.
     
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  4. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    One of my favourites. Had a nice deluxe hardcover edition with the same stories. Wish I'd kept it.
     
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  5. Will Power

    Will Power Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2007
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  6. redsparrow

    redsparrow Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2014
    A long, long, looooong time ago ;) the Sears Catalog (toy section) was all that was needed to assist in making a respectable Christmas wish list. Today, Levine's Guide seems sufficient. :thumbsup::thumbsup:

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  7. Will Power

    Will Power Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    @redsparrow Nice Ghost of Christmas past the catalogue reference :cool: But whatever age, getting a fine pocket knife appeals to boys and girls of ALL ages ;) Great 62 that, glad to say I've got one too, the shield's an art-work in itself .
     
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  8. redsparrow

    redsparrow Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2014
    @Will Power -Thanks Will! Love my Easy Pocket Congress! Carry it nearly every other day, alternating with the Buck 2018 Forum Knife. Two fantastic opposite enders. :thumbsup::thumbsup: I know you like the opposite end single spring pattern so I'm glad you have at least one 62. :cool: It could be the best of them all. :eek:
    Have a great week my friend! :)
     
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  9. Will Power

    Will Power Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    @redsparrow Most kind :thumbsup: Actually, I have three 62s ;) A Redbone in hiding, the DLT Bocote and Camel Bone user :)
     
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  10. A.S.

    A.S. Gold Member Gold Member

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  11. redsparrow

    redsparrow Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2014
    @Will Power Will, I think that the 62 is one of GEC's finest patterns. I'll have to keep an eye out for yours. Some of the more important boxes they check for me are; the ergonomics, their walk and talk and that fine piercing tip. :thumbsup::thumbsup:

    Unicorn Ivory Acrylic, Red Jigged Bone, Snakewood
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  12. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
  13. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    We don't agree on everything, but she favors a ten-inch chef's knife. I wonder if I could impress her with my twelve inches of Russell Green River.
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  14. Scott J.

    Scott J. Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jun 8, 2019
    12 inches should definitely impress
     
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  15. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
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  16. knife_fan

    knife_fan Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 1, 2012
    Learning how to play D&D :D
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  17. hsherzfeld

    hsherzfeld Basic Member Basic Member

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    Mar 10, 2016
    Asked my sister for these for Christmas (not the knife, just the books). She didn't know which one to get, so she ordered both!
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  18. mbkr

    mbkr Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Sometime down the road give us a book review. I've considered the front one a couple of times.
     
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  19. hsherzfeld

    hsherzfeld Basic Member Basic Member

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    Mar 10, 2016
    I will. I've been flipping through both of them, and so far the main difficulty for me will be finding suitable wood to whittle. The book in back (Felix Immler's Whittling in the Wild) is almost literal in its title: it seems to be written under the assumption that the reader has access to acres of forest from which to harvest fallen dead wood of multiple sizes and species. It'll be challenging to find large enough pieces of hazel, yew, birch, etc. lying around in my carefully-managed neighborhood in the Houston suburbs.
     
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  20. hsherzfeld

    hsherzfeld Basic Member Basic Member

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    Mar 10, 2016
    I'll just say for now that Whittling in the Wild focuses almost entirely on making what I would call toys: bows and arrows, slingshots, toy boats, and musical instruments. It's sort of in the same vein of Daniel Beard's American Boys' Handy Book; it's fun projects for kids. Felix Immler's instructions are geared toward making the items functional, but not necessarily pretty.

    Chris Lubkemann's Swiss Army Knife Whittling Book, on the other hand, is oriented more towards teaching the techniques for more intricate hobby carving; he includes an entire chapter on using wood curls to create decorative flowers and animals.
     
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