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

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

  1. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Grampa's razor is good for circumscribing a 'tache. He died ca 1970, and I took this out of his medicine chest not long after. I must have asked, because I don't feel guilty about having it.
    I've ordered some blades for it because the ones I've got are about 50 years old also, though they work. A shipper who shall be nameless has alerted me that they delivered the package to me in the next township, two days ago. Give me USPS any time.
  2. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    Fantastic! :thumbsup:
    Ahem...my brain did not scan that word as "circumscribing" at first. :eek::p
    Cool razor. :cool::thumbsup:
  3. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Ha ha!!!:D Ouch!!!:(
  4. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2004
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  5. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    (I wrote this a couple of hours ago, but discovered I never posted it (until now). :eek::rolleyes: TGIF!!)
    The happy ending to your and Tater's story is the cat's pajamas, David! :thumbsup::thumbsup::):)
    When my wife and I got married, she brought a 1-earred, 3 legged cat with her. He had been an outdoor cat until he lost one of his legs, but he was always an indoor cat when I knew him. He did get out the back door one day to rush at a neighborhood feral tomcat, and promptly got his butt kicked! He was a voluntary indoor cat for the rest of his life! :D:thumbsup::D
    Maybe Tater's adventure will have the same effect. ;)

    - GT
  6. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
    @5K Qs
    Thanks Gary,
    Well at least he had the salt to give it one more go,even though it showed him it was time to hang up the gloves. The longest lived cat I ever had was an outdoor only farm cat. Many battle scars from tomcat fights with the neighbors cats, and fights with dogs. Quite a few of those he won in his younger years. I know he was struck by a car twice,and shot with a .22 twice, eventually he was blinded in one eye in a fight. And went deaf in his "golden" years. Was an absolute terror to mice, rats, and full grown rabbits was know to be taken down by him,and snakes, loved to kill a snake.Absolutely loved people though,would lay in your lap and be content as long as you'd let him. Followed me absolutely everywhere. Would ride hanging off my back looking over my shoulder when I rode my dirtbike as a kid,never put his claws in me, just my shirt! 22 years of life as a hard scrabble mountain farm cat,there are time I still miss the Ol'scrapper. Good Ol Tommy boy. He's the cat that started my hopefully lifelong enjoyment of fine feline companions :thumbsup:
  7. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    Good Ol Tommy boy was an uncommon feline. Pretty cool :thumbsup: Non cat people don't get how much of a personality a good cat can have and how dedicated they can be to their human companions. I've had a few that would come when I whistled and were more than happy to join me out on a walk about in the woods, among other "non cat" characteristics. They certainly pulled in me and my heart. ;) Glad that Tater has come home.

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  8. WhittlinAway

    WhittlinAway Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    That’s such great news. I’m glad she’s back safe with you. :thumbsup: :)

    What a neat razor and a treasure to have from your Grandpa. Out of curiosity, what sort of blade does it take? A double-edged safety razor blade, or something else?

    You’re not the only one. ;)
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  9. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    It's an injector. The blade box has a key that slides into the top of the razor handle, and a slide to push the new blade in and displace the old.
    I also have an adjustable Pal injector razor; no idea when or why I bought it or when or why I stopped using it.
    Or how I got white paint on it.
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  10. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    All this Feline Saga :cool: people often talk about Cat person or Dog person, some people do like both and then some oddities don't like either...:rolleyes: But I suspect they choose us:D Cats, including reclusive or nervous ones have always liked me and ever since I was a very small child they've been drawn to me, much to the surprise of owners'. Dogs on the other hand don't like me so I leave them be;)

    Pipp turned up at the country house in 15, some months old, un-neutered and wormy. Whether she was just abandoned or got in a car or van by accident- she likes cars a lot and insists on getting in them.- will never know. First time I saw her she was 150 metres up the track, thought it was a small Hare, but no, on me making noises and encouragement she tore along the track without hesitation and rolled at my feet. Immediately followed me in the house without hesitation, we had no food as such but a can of Tuna and lactose free milk was relished. After a wash she fell asleep for a couple of hours exhausted. This was August, she remained in the garden or around the sheds & barns for many weeks always delighted to see somebody, she hadn't ben reported missing although she did disappear for a couple of weeks. then in January with temps reaching -25c she was taken to town, vaccinated and 'fixed' she took to the flat immediately and stayed there for a few months. Come April she was taken back to the country and so the 'commuting' began with her travelling at week-ends and holidays, she loves both town and country and can be considered lucky.

    There are other sides: she walks long distances with me like a dog might, climbs a lot and is sociable. She's not the 'cuddly' type though and won't sit on you except to evict you from a chair, although once when I was very unhappy and distraught she jumped on me to reassure me. Nor does she like being picked up for long...biting will start:D In addition to being a relentless huntrix she is insanely possessive of the property, any other cat even passing by is attacked and driven off. Last month a horrible sound of cat fighting, I rush out to see her jumping a Tomcat 3 x her size, tearing fur out of him and chasing him up the track screaming:D Found out she has siamese ancestry so t might explain the behaviours and her slimness&muscularity. Everyman should think their cat or dog to be the finest in the world, otherwise they're not up to the ownership mark;) Here she is soon after arrival, large paws for a small slim cat:cool:

  11. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    A Schick Injector was my first razor. My father used a safety razor, which I love the most. Don't shave much anymore--got a full beard. Shave every day, or not at all!
  12. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    "I looked at myself in the mirror. No good, I said to myself. Shave every day, even if there's no-one around to see you but the lizard looking down from his tree-branch." Errol Flynn, from the jungle in New Guinea.
    That's a paraphrase rather than a quote, really.

    I can't grow a beard. Even my mustache is a little lop-sided, but if I limp and weave, nobody notices.
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  13. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    @Misplaced Hillbilly ..glad to see she got back ok....
    Better have a look under the house....might have had kittens?...the behaviour suggests it although not if desexed obviously...:thumbsup:
  14. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Except if this is her first time out of the house, kittens would be a pretty neat trick.
  15. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    It's just occurred to me that these knives are rather strange. (Case, Imperial, A.W.Wadsworth(Wadsworth imported us some nice knives))
    If I really need the EO notch, what am I going to do with the pen blade that doesn't have an EO notch?
    In my experience, the EO notch isn't common, but a single blade EO is less common than the 2-blade.
    Maybe the EO main is for sudden emergencies, and the pen for when you have time to be philosophical.

    Anyway, I would love to have something like these in stainless. Maybe keeping the pen blade, because I'm so philosophical.
    RR has something close, but it has copper bolsters and a black blade. I'm not planning to silently interdict anyone in the dark with my jackknife.

    But I guess you never know.

    I have a big e-mouth this morning. Better turn this thing off.
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2019
  16. dannyp

    dannyp Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 25, 2007
    Maybe it's a cold weather or just a working knife thing? Something you can open with gloves on for general use, but a smaller blade for detail work when needed.
  17. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    That makes sense.
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  18. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
    @meako @scrteened porch
    This was her first time out,well she did get out once before but I seen her go out that time and had her back inside in under 10 minutes. I didn't see any other cats around this time, and she wasn't showing signs of being in heat. So hopefully no surprises in a few weekso_O
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  19. Mayonardo

    Mayonardo Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 28, 2010
    I’m using chemotherapy. No hair worries at all. :rolleyes: :D
  20. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
    This sounds like something my Dad would've said during his chemo.:thumbsup: Never underestimate a positive outlook even in adverse situations. When doctors told him he'd loose part of his colon he told my sister there was something good about that. :eek:When she asked what in the world that could be, he said"At least I wont have to listen to that A-hole talking s#!t behind my back no more" He's 7 years cancer free:thumbsup: Stay positive my friend, to have the courage to laugh in its face despite the odds is an inspiration for the rest of us on how to live.
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