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Guardians of The Lambsfoot!

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Jack Black, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Over the past few years, I’ve started my day by opening this thread. Indeed, over the past few months, I’ve done so out of necessity, even getting up early, so that I can stay caught up with it. It’s usually a nice way to start the day, but I didn’t think that when I logged on today. I’ve got a lot on this week, and I really would have preferred to have started it in a better way. All of us are grown-ups here, and with the exception of Gary (@Peregrin), who posts here from time to time, we’re all ordinary posters, and there’s nothing most of us dislike more than having to pull up other members about the contents of their posts. Personally, I more than dislike it, it makes me angry to have to do so. We’ve had some great off-topic discussions here in the past, but they can’t be the focus of the thread, otherwise one day, the thread will be locked and/or half the posts will have been moved to the Lounge. If you want to see this thread continue, please rein in your off-topic posts, and post more Lambsfoot content. I’m getting way past tired of seeing patterns that aren’t Lambsfoot knives posted here, so please let’s not see any more of it (and please think twice before you ‘like’ such posts) If you have not already done so, please go and read this, and if you think you have posts which need to be edited, please edit them soon.

    One more thing, I know I’m as much to blame for this as anyone, but I think the anti-vegan posts are getting out of hand. I want people to feel welcome here, irrespective of their diet, so long as they want to post about the Lambsfoot pattern.

    Thank you to those who post here responsibly, and try to maintain the integrity of the thread (a collective responsibility). I don’t want to have to close this thread, but things have got to improve here.

  2. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Good morning, Guardians, and Jack, I'm fervently hoping yours improves.

  3. dc50

    dc50 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 14, 2006
    Now that my wife and I are getting settled in we took a short road trip around the area. I took advantage of a fence post to show off my Rosewood Barlow.:)
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  4. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Thank you Charlie, I'm afraid all the postie left me was a Customs Payment letter :( I'll be sure to pass on your best :thumbsup:

    Fascinating :) I wonder if the notches on Sandy Irvine's axe were carved with a Lambsfoot, either Mallory's, or perhaps even his own? I bought a pile of books on the ill-fated expedition six months back, and am now struggling to find them! :rolleyes:

    Thank you! :) It's great to hear that your 2019 Guardians Lambsfoot is being put to good use :thumbsup:

    Welcome to the thread Kelly, thank you Dwight for doing your bit, and to Kelly for editing your post. Be nice if we could get rid of that thumbnail, and see your lovely Lambsfoot Kelly :thumbsup:

    Beautiful knives gents :thumbsup:

    Thank you Charlie, let's see if we can get rid of those thumb-nails too :thumbsup:

    Thanks Vince, when Jack woke up he wasn't at all happy :mad: :thumbsup:

    I try to be Harvey, I think everyone has to be treated equally here, even if new posters have more of an excuse :rolleyes: I am grateful that we now seem to be getting back on track, but am not pleased to have had my day occupied in the way it has been :thumbsup:

    That's some nice stag Vince, deservedly so ;) :) :thumbsup:

    You have nothing to apologise for Jer :thumbsup:

    You are the Master of the Multi-Quote GT! :D You should see Stan's arms! :eek: Nice to see the return of your Union Jack :) :thumbsup:

    Nice 'top-shot' Mark, I'll have to take one of mine :) :thumbsup:

    I shame to HAVE to say it Mark, particularly repeatedly. I very dislike the commercialisation of this sub-forum, while hearing grown men whining because they didn't get this or that knife absolutely horrifies me. I hope that, together, we can at least keep this thread non-commercial in nature :thumbsup:

    Good attitude and great work Glenn. You have done a great job of that Slater :) I'll be passing their old works tomorrow :thumbsup:

  5. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    The only Lambfoot knife I have. I'll have to take more pictures of it with other themes so I can keep posting here. Thanks for the great thread @Jack Black.

  6. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    A timely link to an excellent post Greg, I doubt that Chin has ever made one here that isn't a thoroughly enjoyable and informative read :thumbsup:

    I couldn't agree with you more about our hard-working mods Preston :) Nice not to give them extra work :thumbsup:

    Cool pic :cool: :) :thumbsup:

    What a smasher :) :thumbsup:
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  7. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    Love this picture!
  8. kamagong


    Jan 13, 2001
    I wondered the same thing myself. o_O
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  9. Hairy Clipper

    Hairy Clipper Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 28, 2009
    Wonderful read Greg, thank you for the link to it. I have tasked myself with reading the entire Guardians of the Lambfoot thread and eventually would have read this, but, I am glad to have read it now. I can't help but wonder how soon regular trade between England and the newly minted US of A started after the revolution and how much this may have affected specific items used on this side of the Atlantic? Additionally, there was a thing called the War of 1812 and its aftermath that may also have deterred the knife trade here?
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  10. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Thanks Jeff, late afternoon here now, and I'm hoping I can go and get something to eat soon before I go and get my stuff together for my trip over to Sheffield tomorrow. A fine-looking pair of Lambsfoot knives there my friend :thumbsup:

    Excellent pics Dave :) :thumbsup:

    Thank you Ed, how are you finding the pattern, that's a great crisp pic of one of Charlie's finest :thumbsup:

    Me too! :D :thumbsup:
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  11. dc50

    dc50 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 14, 2006
    Thank you, :thumbsup::DJack!
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  12. cigarrodog

    cigarrodog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 18, 2014
    @Jack Black - Sorry you had to spend your time in such a way. Your comments and edited post #1 couldn’t be any clearer. Here’s to your derailed week getting back on track.

    @glennbad superb looking covers on your Lambsfoot.

    Good Morning Guardians.
  13. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    Back on the Lambsfoot track! :thumbsup::thumbsup:

    I've got my Hartshead in my pocket, and it's time to get a patina going. I rarely bother to "force" a patina these days, but will use a new knife to cut some food, just to get things started. I'm really looking forward to seeing if the steel bolsters take on a similar patina. Maybe some mustard will fall on them today at lunch, accidentally on purpose...;)
    Has anyone seen signs of patina forming on Barlow Bolsters (Lambsfoot Barlows, of course!)?

    I took this picture of Li'l Sambar, who was getting jealous of HB's pocket time. :D
  14. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    I haven't had occasion to use it yet Jack but we're going for Chinese this afternoon and I'll take it and use it to cut the noodles and whatever else I can use it on.
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  15. kamagong


    Jan 13, 2001
    You could always use it to smoothen the disposable chopsticks they give you.
  16. donn

    donn Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 14, 2002
    My sincere apologies Jack. I feel this is somewhat directed at myself, and justifiably so. Some of my posts certainly drift way to far off from the topic of lambsfoot knives, so I'll certainly rein myself in from now on.
    Again, my apologies to yourself and everyone else for infringing the rules.

    I've been under a car for most of the day (and will be again in a minute) but this little chap is being of some assistance.
  17. gunstockjack

    gunstockjack Mid-low tech sexagenarian. Gold Member

    May 14, 2011
    I used my lamb foot and a few simple tools to build these driftwood chairs this weekend!




    Not really. :rolleyes:
  18. Rusty1

    Rusty1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 6, 2005
    What is going on with the handles on your Taylors Eyewitness. Looks like they have been in the sun too long, or have I missed the answer to this previously.

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  19. JaxBaron

    JaxBaron Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2016
    Beautiful knife. Lol you got me good, I was really impressed.
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  20. cigarrodog

    cigarrodog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 18, 2014
    Not sure what you mean. If you’re referring to light and dark, then that’s because of how the Sun reflected off the covers. In shade or inside, the covers are showing uniformity of reflecting light.
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