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Guardians of The Lambsfoot!

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

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  1. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
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    Just hanging out with my lambsfoot.
     
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  2. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    I think it's a great read HC, I think I've read it through at least 3 times now :) Interesting thought. My brain is rather fatigued today, but off-hand, from what I recall reading, I'm not sure that trade was disrupted for very long after the Revolution. The Revolution was extremely popular in Sheffield, so much so that local newspaper editors were imprisoned, and supportive crowds charged by the local cavalry, sabres drawn. This song to Tom Paine was written by the cutler's favourite poet, Joseph Mather, and sung on innumerable occasions.

    I think that trade was only really disrupted by the price hikes caused by the McKinley tariffs of 1890.

    Thank you Harvey, that's a mouth-watering photo :) :thumbsup:

    The bolsters and liners are made from exactly the same steel as the blade Rachel, so they should patina in just the same way :)

    Bon appetit Ed :) :thumbsup:

    It wasn't David :thumbsup: That said, I think we could perhaps all assess how we post here, me included :thumbsup:

    That's a fine pic :) Hopefully we'll get a few in Sheffield tomorrow :thumbsup:

    You had me going for a minute there Barry! :D What an incredible item of furniture, and a great pic of your Lambsfoot :thumbsup:

    I had actually meant to carry some stag today, but as it was, I ended up with Rosewood in my pocket :rolleyes:

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    I'll be carrying that one again tomorrow, along with some stag and Damascus :thumbsup:

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  3. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Such a cool pic Vince :cool: :) :thumbsup:
     
  4. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Thanks, Jack. These Barlows really are superb. I like showing mine off.
     
  5. WhittlinAway

    WhittlinAway Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Say, GT and r8shell, do you know what LamBar Jack said when he fell from the tree?

    "Look out Barlooooooow!" :D

    I don't have any puns about mine, but I bet Rosewood.

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  6. glennbad

    glennbad Knife Moddin' Fool Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 13, 2003
    I am REALLY loving the stag on this one!
     
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  7. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    Thank you GT. I am very fortunate to have it.

    Beautiful jigged bone and wonderful job Glenn as always. :)
     
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  8. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    With that grouping Vince, I wouldn't worry about anyone pilfering the Harsthead;):D

    Well, certainly no step down from Stag with the Rosewood Jack;):):cool::thumbsup:
     
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  9. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    That is so cool! I have seen a few old knives with "iron" bolsters that take some patina, rather than yellowing like white brass "nickel silver" does. I was never sure if by iron, they meant some kind of steel, and if it was the same kind used for the blade. At any rate, I think thissun will age beautifully!
    :D:thumbsup:
    Thanks! I know a lot of folks like popcorn, but I'm partial to smoother, groovy stag.
     
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  10. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    I was thinking - "Oh my gosh! His place looks like a huge park! And he's right on the water and those chairs are incredible! Look at all of that concrete work!... :cool::cool::D:D:D
     
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  11. flatblackcapo

    flatblackcapo Part time maker, very very part time Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 25, 2012
    It was a lot harder to move that metal than I thought it would be, that's for sure.
    Now to the important stuff, meat pies, I think my only chance to get some here is to make them myself. Do you happen to know where to find a trusted meat pie recipe. I know, Google, but I don't know enough to know, If ya know what I mean.
    Btw, my trade offer for pallets is still good. ;):D

    Thanks, GT. As you could probably tell, that rosewood HHB has been my go to since it arrived. Something about the HHB just screams to be worked hard.

    @Cambertree
    Sorry for the late reply.
    It took me awhile to find that Minor Threat album. The straight edge relation to that black sheep makes sense, Minor Threat was maybe the first straight edge punk bands to come on the scene. Back in the day ( around here ) the straight edge punks put a "X" on the back of each hand.
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    Have a good week Guardians!
     
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  12. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    Cool pic of a fine hat, cutlery and attire.

    Great pic and very clever post. :cool:


    Hang in there Jack. Sorry for your bad start today. :(


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  13. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
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  14. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    :) :thumbsup:

    Very good Greg! :D And a great pic too :) :thumbsup:

    Thanks Paul :) I had meant to take the stag Barlow to show Barber Brian. It was only when I pulled the Rosewood out of its slip, and he said, "Oh, you've shown me that one!" that I realised! :D :thumbsup:

    Really old knives would have had iron bolsters Rachel, and a few would have had iron blades too o_O I think iron has generally meant steel though, in fact the gaffer at Wright's has referred to the knife as 'All Iron' a few times. GEC have used steel bolsters, but I think it has had a slightly lower carbon content than the steel used for the blades, if I remember correctly. In this case though, the steel is the same, it just isn't heat-treated in the way that the blade and spring are :thumbsup:
     
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  15. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Thank you Dwight, beautiful pic :) :thumbsup:
     
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  16. OLd_gUY

    OLd_gUY Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 20, 2018
    My newest addition to the herd :D @waynorth - Thank you, Charlie :cool:

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  17. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    Good day, folks.

    My apologies, Jack, for the frustrations you've endured at the start of your week. To me, this thread is for the Lambsfoot enthusiasts; to show off our collections, discuss the histories, and opine on the many merits of such a versatile design. Though I attempt my due diligence in keeping up with the pace of things here, it does become less interesting when one has to sift through a lot of non-Lambsfoot related content. I am active in many areas of this forum. After all, I am a knife enthusiast first and foremost, as well as an ardent Lambsfoot fan. I come here to enjoy the wonderful Lambsfoot content and connect with my fellow collectors.

    I understand that my angst is my own and though I am happy that Jack has gotten us back on track, it saddens me that he found it necessary to do so. I think that traditional cutlery as a whole is only becoming more and more popular, which is a good thing in general but it brings a lot of less than savory side effects with it. Mark has touched on some of that and I share in his frustration.

    That all said, like with what I try and tell anybody regarding any divisive topic, find the good in it and share in the happiness it brings you. In this particular case, Lambsfoot knives bring me a lot of happiness and they go particularly good with other things that make me happy, like coffee. :D

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  18. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Congratulations OG, I can't believe how glossy that ebony is :) Great pic :thumbsup:

    Thank you Dylan, some wise words there my friend, and a fantastic pic too :) :thumbsup:
     
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  19. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
  20. gunstockjack

    gunstockjack Mid-low tech sexagenarian. Gold Member

    May 14, 2011
    I confess to not making those great chairs, nor this fantastic stuff:

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    I suppose the early caretakers got extremely bored at times; built sometime in the late 1800s but I forget the exact date.
     

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