English Jack Extravaganza

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Gevonovich, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. puukkoman

    puukkoman

    Sep 30, 2004
    I like to think of this one as an English Jack.

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  2. Pipeman

    Pipeman

    Dec 2, 2004
    We need Mick Wellington to drop by.

    Best regards

    Robin
    I'm not going to buy one, I'm Not going to buy one.:D
     
  3. neeman

    neeman

    Apr 5, 2007
    Some really nice examples

    Shame that I am sworn off buying.....
     
  4. smiling-knife

    smiling-knife

    Nov 11, 2006
    Harrison Bros and Howson. Just over 4 inches with a tweezers and pricker slotting into the handle. Nice flush tang construction.

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  5. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    That's a sensational knife S-K really top of the quality range.

    We are indeed lucky to see such things. Any chance of a closed shot too?

    Thank you, Will
     
  6. smiling-knife

    smiling-knife

    Nov 11, 2006
    Thank you Will. As always, I greatly appreciate your comments. Yes I have a few. It was common to have the slightly better stag on the mark side. The last photo shows the flush tangs. It's the knife on the left.
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  7. galvanic1882

    galvanic1882

    640
    Sep 13, 2007
    Here's one of mine, Utica Cutlery from the factory collection. uticaenglish1.jpg
     
  8. puukkoman

    puukkoman

    Sep 30, 2004
    That's a cool one! More info? How old?
     
  9. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    That pile side stag looks more than good as well.

    Wonderful bolster and great construction, the pix are very informative thank you.

    S-K could you please e-mail me or send a visitor msg? I'd like to send you something....

    Regards, Will
     
  10. galvanic1882

    galvanic1882

    640
    Sep 13, 2007
    The Utica came from a batch of knives that were bought from Utica Cutlery in the 1980's. Most were in the office of the president of the company and were made as show pieces of what the company could do. My understanding is that the group was made from the early years of the company till maybe the 1950's. This knife has the mark that is pre 1937. There are salesman's inked numbers on the back of the main blade. J Bruce Volyes sold a large group of them in an auction. I will post more of the ones I have when I can take pictures of them. There were 3 carved pearl congress knives in the group that I was lucky enough to buy and are just fantastic!
     
  11. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Charlie already showed one, but as it's my avatar knife I post another one, both before and after modification.

    2005 File & Wire III #042129
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    Spear reground into Wharncliffe by ABS Master Smith Don Hanson III
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  12. puukkoman

    puukkoman

    Sep 30, 2004
    Jeff, I like the mod you've done on your F&W EJ. I'm sure I've said it before, but it bears repeating. Looks very useful.
    In fact, that knife (even in its factory configuration) is just all-around excellent. I still miss the one I used to have, which was lifted from my wrecked truck by the tow truck driver following a bad accident. :/
     
  13. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    That is still a beauty, Mike! I love it every time I see it!
     
  14. LEOGREG

    LEOGREG

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    Jan 29, 2007
    I've been admiring your avatar knife for some time. Thanks for the pics and explanation, great mod. Now if I can only get the knife I paid for three weeks ago from some Bum in Long Beach.!
     
  15. galvanic1882

    galvanic1882

    640
    Sep 13, 2007
    Here are 2 more Utica's not English jacks but from the factory collection. The one with the Tulip shield a good friend gave me for my birthday!! uticatulip1.jpg uticapearlclip1.jpg
     
  16. eisman

    eisman Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 9, 2009
    Here's a Schatt & Morgan Keystone EJ. It's blue bone, but so dark it's almost impossible to get a blue glint off of.

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  17. eisman

    eisman Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 9, 2009
    Here's my Queen in Ebony.

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  18. eisman

    eisman Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 9, 2009
    Now S&M listed this as a Daddy Barlow, but it's more of an EJ to me.

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  19. deskil

    deskil

    Dec 26, 2012
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    Bumping this thread in hopes of seeing some more English Jacks.
     
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  20. LEOGREG

    LEOGREG

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    Jan 29, 2007
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    Long wait for this one but, worth it.
     

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