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"Carl's Lounge" (Off-Topic Discussion, Traditional Knife "Tales & Vignettes")

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by jackknife, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
    Looks similar to my Schrade Walden 891, but the punch is different. Remarkable man to realize this may be the end, better make sure to take care of the wife. And to be calm and collected enough to write that so neatly under the stress.
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  2. Boxer .45

    Boxer .45

    Jan 11, 2015
    Always carry a knife!

    The End-
  3. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    That’s a Utica Punch, Utica Stockman Knife :thumbsup:
  4. Ernie1980

    Ernie1980 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2012
    Interesting story! I had heard this one before but thought it was an urban legend
  5. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    I agree; a Utica or Kutmaster (by Utica) stockman! Good "Punch Eye" Duncan!!!:D

    What a situation!!:( Phew!!!
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  6. Wharn

    Wharn Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2011
    What a way to go, and what a man.
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  7. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    On another note, Frahnkensteen lives!
    Those black strings are from Battle Creek, Michigan, of all places.
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2019
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  8. r redden

    r redden Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 23, 2015
    @MattWRog funny you should post that great story I am in the process of putting my affairs together with a will a little more life insurance, listing and putting a value on guitars, knives and such so my kids will at least know what to sell things for. I am about half way through cataloging my knives and didn't realize how much money I have in knives truth is a stupid amount. It made me realize how addictive this hobby of ours is and it also made me question what it is that make me buy so any knives. A barlow is by far my favorite pattern and one good barlow is all I'd really ever need so why on God's green earth do I have 196 slipjpints 11 modern folders and 9 fixed blades.

    Those GHS are great strings I used their Boomers on my electrics but I use the Ernie ball Slinky's now, on my acoustics I use the D' Addario strings. The best sounding strings I've ever used are the Ernie Ball Earthwoods straight out of the pack trouble is they lose their tone quickly within an hour or two of playing. I always used them for recording but would go through 3 packs in a day when in the studio but I was always pleased with the results.
  9. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Well, as we so often say, need has little to do with it. And if the Barlow is your favorite pattern, it makes sense to have variations and spares.
    I'm still only starting to warm up to my Churchill because I feel so stupid for spending 5x what I like to spend on a knife when I have so many knives already. It's a nice knife, though.
    Anyway, as long as you haven't sold your children into prostitution to pay for your knives, I think you're doing ok.

    I only just came across the GHS strings in a "priced low to high" search, between the Chinese and the Italians. I'm glad to hear you think highly of them.
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2019
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  10. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    My next project:
    I know, but this has a template. It'll be easy.
    And no frets.
    (I've been saving this magazine for thirty years.)
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  11. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    Jer, that looks really good to me, like a very high-tech cigar box uke. How does it sound to you?
    I know almost nothing about musical instruments in general and ukuleles in particular, but isn't a 5-string model unusual?

    - GT
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  12. r redden

    r redden Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 23, 2015
    GT actually 5 string tenor Uke's are quite common. A lot of stringed instrument have gone away from the usual number of strings 5 string basses, 7 string gutars and so on.
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  13. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Thanks. It sounds surprisingly good. The resonator seems to increase the sustain, so it will be even more necessary to damp the strings I don't want ringing. It will be easier to play when I've ground off the pointy fret-ends and rounded the back edges of the neck. And maybe I'll make the sound-box shallower. One reason I made the box so deep is that I couldn't believe it was worth the trouble to rip down that bed-slat just for the sake of an inch. I'll leave that as it is for now, and take it as incentive to lose 20 lbs.

    A few companies are making 5-strings with a high and low g as close together as a pair of mandolin strings, and there are 6-string things called ukes that are really compact guitars (I think), but the standard is 4-string. I made this extra wide so I could have a high and low g and keep them separate, playing chords on the canonical four, and using the low g to pick notes below middle c, so I can play Octopus's Garden, for example.
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  14. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    I didn't know that. Pretty confusing.
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  15. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    Randy and Jer, thanks for the replies. :thumbsup::cool::thumbsup: It's cool that my musical knowledge has grown a little (even though it's probably only temporary :rolleyes:).

    - GT
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  16. r redden

    r redden Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 23, 2015
    I may play guitars and other instruments but just barely got through Boolean Algebra in college and you're a mathematician so we all have our strong ( and weak ) points but IMO your knowledge of math far outweighs my ability to play.
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  17. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    I can't do neither! Even my grammar and speeling is bad. ;)
  18. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Just knowing my limitations is a full time job.
  19. mrknife

    mrknife Gold Member Gold Member

    May 9, 2010
    hope everyone has been well, been busy myself keeping occupied working on these

    just got them back from the casting shop today

    only way I passed guitar class in high school was playing ode to joy from memory, still cant read music :D:p
  20. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    That uke looks fantastic to me Jer. Very very cool. Looking forward to the Harp quest. Wish we could hear it. Maybe you can make that happen.

    On another note - After eleven years of nurturing these two dogwoods from infants this is the first year they have bloomed. I am very happy about it. IMG_1437.jpeg IMG_1440.jpeg

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