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

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

  1. greentrout


    Apr 20, 2016
    I am no where near as known as several on here, but I have been absent from the Porch for some time and mostly this whole board. I was notified I had been promoted last August and it took effect on January 1. I needed and welcomed the change, but between the new job duties and living life with a wife and 2 year old little girl I have had very little time for the porch. As I am trying to get caught up in the office on a Sunday afternoon, I just wanted to drop a line that I intend to be back around some more enjoying the pictures, stories, and camaraderie!
  2. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Is it true they're about to make on-line knife sales illegal in England and Wales? Illegal to ship to residences, anyway.
  3. Chui

    Chui Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 10, 2012
    - yep :(

    It is my opinion only - but this is knee-jerk reaction by the government, trying to demonstrate to the media+general public that they're doing something about it............whereas, in fact, there'll still be many millions of fixed blade kitchen knives out there anyway, the most commonly used knife in all these drastically sad cases we have in UK.

    Mods - if this is too OT, please delete last bit
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2018
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  4. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Sad times.
  5. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    Good to hear that you're getting adjusted to new circumstances and intending to have more time to spend here, @greentrout ! :thumbsup::) And good to see your trademark swayback jack; I think I remember that going on a beach vacation with you last year, right? ;)

    - GT
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  6. greentrout


    Apr 20, 2016
    @5K Qs - that's me. When I first joined this site, I knew nothing about the SBJ. But I found it and fell in love. Found one NIB from another member here and I've carried it nonstop since! It went back to the beach with me two weeks ago but this is the only picture I snapped of it.
  7. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Some ill-thought out and very invasive legislation coming from the look of it :( Gents, I'm going to ask that our posts be moved to The Lounge, where this issue was discussed before :thumbsup:
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  8. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
  9. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    No worries Jer, I just thought the subject would be of more interest to more folks in the Lounge :thumbsup:
  10. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    "While we still can say 'this is the worst', this is not the worst."
    (Somebody in King Lear.)
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2018
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  11. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    ix-Nay on the olitical-Pay opic-Tay.

    Large words are oddly difficult to turn into pig latin. At least they are for me.
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  12. bonzodog

    bonzodog Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 3, 2011
    5AD74BA5-119A-466E-A597-DE792997ACD3.jpeg Ready for the new laws
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  13. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    But that fork looks like a Trident or fearsome weapon:eek::rolleyes:

    Joking apart, this could wipe out the domestic knife-making industry in Britain, and to what end?
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  14. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Thanks, Meako. Sorry, Knarfeng.
  15. veitsi_poika

    veitsi_poika Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 25, 2016
    Is the dollar balance on your adding machine the amount that you have saved up to spend on pocket knives since you took your break from The Porch? :D:thumbsup:

    - Kevin
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  16. greentrout


    Apr 20, 2016
    Don't I wish!
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  17. Wurrwulf

    Wurrwulf Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    While not currently in the market for new knives, I still constantly peruse knife maker's wares here in the Knife Maker For Sale section and on Instagram. I was showing my wife a video a knife maker had uploaded showing the knife taking paper thin slices off of a "free standing" tomato when my wife said something I found interesting: "Why would you spend $xxx on a knife that's been used?"

    I have never once considered this. I don't know how, but I've never thought about a brand new knife from a maker being considered "used" by staging photos/videos, especially in a kitchen setting. Now, my wife is not a "knife person", and maybe it's that distance and disconnect from our little world that makes it apparent to her yet not to me. Does anyone else here think this? Has it stopped you from buying? Surely, a knife maker would freshen it up before shipping out, but I was amazed by how much that question threw me for a loop.

    I don't know. That little nugget was just rattling around in my head, and I thought I'd share.
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  18. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    I've never thought of a maker's testing of a knife as "use" to be honest. It seems like part of the process of knife-making to test the edge and strength of the blade before sending it out. That sort of quality control seems a major benefit of getting a custom knife over a production knife, no?
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  19. Copperberry


    Apr 5, 2018
    I would say that a fine meal at a restaurant is tasted frequently by the chef, so as to make any adjustments necessary along the way for the best possible meal to arrive at your table. I would rather this, than to eat a frozen dinner pumped out by machines in a factory and then sealed in a sterile environment.
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  20. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    The testing is fine as long as the knife arrives to me looking new. I would expect them to clean it up, completely, before shipping it out.
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