Guardians of The Lambsfoot!

r8shell

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Thanks for that, we have been in lockdown so could not get out and they won't ship it in the mail. But now i know where to get some. You take care and look after yourself. Today we reached a mile stone, they sent the last person home from hospital who had covid, and we have not had a positive case for over 3 weeks, so unofficially we are covid free-for the moment, we have not been in this position for 10 months.
Thanks, and congratulations on the covid-free-ness. I'm afraid we are in for a world of hurt this winter. Against recommendations, around 3 million Americans flew this weekend. They and many more will spend the week visiting relatives for the Thanksgiving holiday. It may be a very sad Xmas for some.
 

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Thanks, and congratulations on the covid-free-ness. I'm afraid we are in for a world of hurt this winter. Against recommendations, around 3 million Americans flew this weekend. They and many more will spend the week visiting relatives for the Thanksgiving holiday. It may be a very sad Xmas for some.
You just make sure you're not one of them. It looks absolutely horrific from all the reports we are seeing over here. Just stay safe Rachel.
 

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Thanks for that, we have been in lockdown so could not get out and they won't ship it in the mail. But now i know where to get some. You take care and look after yourself. Today we reached a mile stone, they sent the last person home from hospital who had covid, and we have not had a positive case for over 3 weeks, so unofficially we are covid free-for the moment, we have not been in this position for 10 months.

That's great news Leon, well done :thumbsup:

Thanks, and congratulations on the covid-free-ness. I'm afraid we are in for a world of hurt this winter. Against recommendations, around 3 million Americans flew this weekend. They and many more will spend the week visiting relatives for the Thanksgiving holiday. It may be a very sad Xmas for some.

Take care Rachel (know you will) :thumbsup:

Here, with the death rate still rising, they've changed their minds again, and we'll be out of 'lockdown', and returning to a 'tier system' :confused: Highest death rate in Europe, worst economic damage, and we're in more debt than after WW2 o_O


Good morning Guardians, a second day in a row without rain here today, they'll be introducing a sprinkler ban next! :rolleyes: Have a good day Guardians, stay safe out there :thumbsup:

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There were none in the central region of the country where I grew up.
I did a little search on google and it seems that there are a couple species, the Bolivian and Brazilian squirrel that may be found in the north area bordering those countries.

I found out too that an invasive species from Asia, the Palla's squirrel was introduced in an area of the Buenos Aires province and it is causing some trouble as most invasive species do.

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Happy Monday Guardians :)

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Thanks for the squirrel info Dan. If those things have managed to cross the Pacific then I guess world domination is next. :D
That's a great shot of your HHB on that old rail there.

Pound Shop! :D And a can lasts ages! :cool: It's great for blowing the gunk out of AW knives :eek: Flood the joint with oil, blow out the joint, keep repeating until the crud stops coming out ;) :thumbsup:

Why didn't I think of that. I've got a compressor in the garage but never thought of using it to blow gunk out of pocket knife joints. :rolleyes: I've also got brake line cleaner which is fantastic for cleaning crap out of anything.

Yesterday was the first (mild) frost of the year round where I live.
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Why didn't I think of that. I've got a compressor in the garage but never thought of using it to blow gunk out of pocket knife joints. :rolleyes: I've also got brake line cleaner which is fantastic for cleaning crap out of anything.

Yesterday was the first (mild) frost of the year round where I live.
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Brake line cleaner is great, but I find oil works fine for new pocket knives. There's usually just some buffing compound and mucky oil in there, and it only takes a few minutes to shift it. Makes a big difference to the action though :thumbsup:

I don't think we've had frost here yet, or if we have I've missed it :rolleyes: Looks like you've been carrying your Hartshead Barlow a fair bit recently David :) :thumbsup:
 

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Hi GT. Yeah, pork and apple pork pies are quite common and popular here, but you'll find other flavours like pickles, caramelised onion, cranberry, mushy peas.
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Thanks for the info and pics of the "flavored" pork pies, David! :thumbsup::thumbsup::cool: I think I'd enjoy any of those (except mushy peas). Fantastic photos from your hike; the plane crash site is fascinating. :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup:


My second one ever. First one was when I was about 13yo. Don't imagine giving a 13yo a knife today would go over so well.
It's a bit rough around the edges, like it's new guardian.
Congrats on the auspicious antique! :thumbsup::cool::thumbsup:

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donn donn - Hi David. A fine set of images. Speaking of pork pies:)), I previously mentioned locating a source here in the States. I got my “feet wet,” with a Melton Mowbray pork pie. Loved it. Portable food perfection. Thank you.:)
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Harvey, in your absence, you've lost none of your talent for taking photos that show the desirability of both knives and baked goods! ;):cool::cool:

Thanks Ron :) I was also thinking it was a higher number. I checked my first email, which said 30, but I wonder if there were some more. I had thought it was nearer 50, but we all know what 'thought' did! :rolleyes: In Yorkshire, they say it 'follered a muck-cart 'n' thought it were a wedding'! :D ...
FWIW, I spent some time this weekend looking back in this thread to the time when the horn Guardians knives were sent out (Oct. 2017 IIRC), and you mentioned in a contemporaneous post that there were 30 horn lambsfoots, including the 5 Midnight Specials.

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For a bit of Lambsfoot content, here's a recycled Yorkshire-related photo. ;)

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Big-league pic of your Ironwood, Barrett! :cool::cool::thumbsup:

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Hope everyone has a great weekend, I'll be carrying some stag ;) :thumbsup:

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I sure enjoy the outdoor pics of your HHB, Jack! :thumbsup::cool::cool:

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I haven't carried my Guardian Horn Lambsfoot in a while. It is beautiful, but I tend to actually carry either a big-un or a little-un. I may take it out of the box and remind myself how a medium fits.
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Scary squirrel story, Rachel! :eek: I hope "late-onset rabies" isn't a thing! ;)
I also hope you and your family can enjoy Thanksgiving, even taking social distancing to the extreme. :)
Your horn Guardians lambsfoot is a beauty; when I was looking back at their thread debut, I noticed the distinctive white scimitar yours has on the pile side! :cool::thumbsup::cool:

Good day Guardians
From last fall
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Captivating fall photo, Dan! :thumbsup::thumbsup::cool:
There's another thread for pics like that:
https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/fall-autumn-traditionals.1615156/

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Splendid photo, Dwight, with the silver hardware on your stag HHB matching the color of the truck and some of the color on the stump and the silvery mist in the trees in the background! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup:

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Happy Saturday Guardians! Son's birthday party today, his birthday isn't til the 27th but we will be camping for Thanksgiving.
Drop-dead gorgeous WCLF, Taylor! :thumbsup::cool::thumbsup:
Belated birthday wishes to your son! :)

No shots??!! :eek: :D ;) :thumbsup:

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It's only 6.30pm here, but as it's been dark a couple of hours, it seems much later :thumbsup:
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The ongoing squirrel theme in this thread has taken an unexpected turn! :eek::rolleyes:
IMHO, the final photo above deserves some elaboration! o_Oo_O
I think the American baseball player Yogi Berra purportedly said, "It gets late early out there."

- GT
 

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I’m carrying my Stag Hartshead. Every time I drop this knife in my pocket I’m amazed by its beauty and the fact that it’s a solid robust folder that would be a centerpiece in anyone’s collection. I know I’m guilty of not carrying it often enough. But I’m definitely proud it’s mine! :D Y’all have a great weekend! :) :thumbsup:

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Hello Jack and fellow Guardians. Today, I'm pocketing my new (to me) Stag Hartshead in solidarity.
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Exquisite stag HHBs, Ron & Rachel! :cool::cool::thumbsup:

Time to admire that translucent horn, José! :thumbsup::cool::cool:

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Over here, we are entering a dark phase in this pandemic thing as our hospitals are already at or over capacity and yet folks won't do what they are asked. Leaders all around wont do what doctors are begging them to, just an unbelievable situation we're in where failures abound. We are at a point where it is too late to stop whats coming next and I'm not sure where it ends but I know it will be painful for many, many people and probably could have been avoided.
Hoping for the best but prepping for the worst. Stay safe, if you can.
Sorry for the negative tone.
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Good to see you here, Mark, and your pessimism is certainly understandable. The behavior of many people in the face of this pandemic frustrates, and angers, me. :thumbsdown::mad:

Thanks Gary, appreciate it:thumbsup: I need to sharpen it and give it pocket time.
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Thanks for all your replies to my over-long post, Jack! :)
You're very kind Gary :) I have to say, it's getting to the point where I'd be happy to swap some obscure knife history knowledge for knowledge of where I've put my reading glasses/wallet/house-keys :rolleyes: ;) :thumbsup:
Strange how the contents of our memories seem beyond our control. :rolleyes::confused:

I'm very fond of it too my friend, and its dental impact has been such that I now reserve it for a very occasional treat :rolleyes: :thumbsup:
These days, I tend to let small chunks of peanut brittle "melt in my mouth" until only the peanuts remain, then chew up the peanuts. :(

During our first lockdown, when the roads were quiet, I was thinking of getting an electric scooter, but a lot of other folks had the same idea, so they were hard to get hold of. The roads have been back to their usual horrendous state for months now, so it's less appealing. If you get one of the regular scooters, be sure to change your 'pushing leg' from time to time Gary, otherwise you'll forever be walking round in circles, like a Scottish Haggis walking round a hill! :eek: :D :thumbsup:
I'm hoping I can use a scooter on the sidewalks of the residential neighborhoods in which I do most of my traveling.
Yeah, always using the same leg for propulsion might lead to seeing specially tailored trousers with more room in the seat on the "muscular side". :D

Thanks mate, I have far more than I need :rolleyes: That there is a twig stove, of which I already have a number :rolleyes: This one is a fairly simple design, which folds flat, is quick to assemble, and since it's made from titanium, very light in weight :) :thumbsup:

Thanks for the stove info, Jack; looks like some handy equipment! :cool::thumbsup::cool:

It's probably more aero-dynamic too! ;) :D Do you smoke a cigar as you go GT? :D :) :thumbsup:
I used to be known for walking through the parking lot on the west edge of campus smoking a cigar several times per day, regardless of weather, but I finally quit smoking almost 6 years ago. :thumbsup::thumbsup:;)

Having hippy parents called Cactus and Gnome, I suspect they may have had a number of life challenges :rolleyes: ;) :thumbsup:
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Thanks Gary :) Kind of a crazy situation here, particularly with families with multiple kids, since every time one kid in the class sneezes, the rest have to go home for a fortnight. Most of the parents I know are struggling with childcare. My neighbour was telling me that her daughter was sent home with 'symptoms', tested negative, but then my neighbour's employer told her she has to self-isolate for 2 weeks, and won't get paid. I'm sure that must have been a relief Gary, and I dare say we'll end up doing the same when someone in government wakes up to what's going on o_O :thumbsup:
Definitely strange, disruptive, hard times! :eek::(

Great pic of your flock GT :cool: Yeah, that's it, although Union Jack should have an angular nose too :thumbsup:
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Thanks, Jack. :) My Union Jack "should" have an angular nose, but I don't think it does. Just another indication that my daughter "picked a winner" for me at Barnitt's! :thumbsup::thumbsup::cool:

Everytime is the right time for a Hartshead Barlow. :)

While there is certainly some wonderful creations of art nouveau from the late 1800s up to WWI, I really prefer the art deco era roughly dating between WWI and WWII.
Some knives (especially one off customs) can show some beautiful flowing art nouveau characteristics, but most traditional knives present an art deco look, and well before art deco was established as a specific art form.

A fine compliment of geometry in these two.

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Informative post with a fetching photo! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup:

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Thanks Gary! Simon and Garfunkel have a way of making a dark lyric sound appealing musically, don’t they? The boys are all better now, thanks!
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Good afternoon Guardians! I’m carrying my Jigged Bone WCLF today. I hope y’all have had a blessed day! :) :thumbsup:

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What a stunner, Ron! :thumbsup::cool::cool:

Good day Guardians. Hope that you and yours are doing well!
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Lovely lambsfoot! :cool::thumbsup::cool:

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I haven’t been keeping count, but the AC has been with me every day since I took up the “streak”. I’m disappointed I haven’t been able to document it well or come up with a variety of pictures. Leisure comes at a premium these days.
 

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FWIW, I spent some time this weekend looking back in this thread to the time when the horn Guardians knives were sent out (Oct. 2017 IIRC), and you mentioned in a contemporaneous post that there were 30 horn lambsfoots, including the 5 Midnight Specials.

Thanks for taking one for the team my friend :) ;) :thumbsup:

I sure enjoy the outdoor pics of your HHB, Jack! :thumbsup::cool::cool:

Many thanks Gary :) :thumbsup:

The ongoing squirrel theme in this thread has taken an unexpected turn! :eek::rolleyes:
IMHO, the final photo above deserves some elaboration! o_Oo_O
I think the American baseball player Yogi Berra purportedly said, "It gets late early out there."

Yes indeed, I'm not sure how I'd managed to get through life without hearing of The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl before! :D I'm surprised you're the first to ask about that photo GT! :rolleyes: There was a mill on that site at one time, and that building has been empty and semi-derelict for a long time. On my last walk that way, I noticed that quite a bit of money had been spent renovating the place. On Saturday, I noticed a lot of chainsaw sculptures in the area, and then that thing, whatever it's supposed to be! :eek: I'm guessing that some artists have conned their way into a grant or something o_O There goes the area! :rolleyes:

Strange how the contents of our memories seem beyond our control. :rolleyes::confused:


These days, I tend to let small chunks of peanut brittle "melt in my mouth" until only the peanuts remain, then chew up the peanuts. :(

I can still remember my grandmother's phone number from when I was seven, but heck knows what my number is now! :confused: :eek: :rolleyes:

That's always my peanut brittle plan too Gary, but I always seem to forget! :rolleyes: :D You're clearly more disciplined than me :thumbsup:

I'm hoping I can use a scooter on the sidewalks of the residential neighborhoods in which I do most of my traveling.
Yeah, always using the same leg for propulsion might lead to seeing specially tailored trousers with more room in the seat on the "muscular side". :D

Yes, that could work out pretty good :) I was talking to a lad with an electric unicycle the other day. He was very enthusiastic about it, and said it had transformed his life. I can only imagine how one of those might transform mine! :eek:

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Thanks for the stove info, Jack; looks like some handy equipment! :cool::thumbsup::cool:

A pleasure :) When I was young, I walked very fast, and even ate lunch on the go. Now, I like to have a sit down, and have a cuppa, or even cook lunch ;) :thumbsup:

I used to be known for walking through the parking lot on the west edge of campus smoking a cigar several times per day, regardless of weather, but I finally quit smoking almost 6 years ago. :thumbsup::thumbsup:;)

LOL! Splendid! :D :thumbsup:

Thanks, Jack. :) My Union Jack "should" have an angular nose, but I don't think it does. Just another indication that my daughter "picked a winner" for me at Barnitt's! :thumbsup::thumbsup::cool:

Since the knives are hand-ground, the angles definitely vary a fair bit. Maybe the cutler was feeling benevolent that day, and thought he'd 'grind posh', and give your Lambsfoot a Roman Nose! :D ;) :thumbsup:
 

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Good morning Guardians, a second day in a row without rain here today, they'll be introducing a sprinkler ban next! :rolleyes: Have a good day Guardians, stay safe out there :thumbsup:

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I would totally wear it Jack :)
Extra large for me :D

Yes, that could work out pretty good :) I was talking to a lad with an electric unicycle the other day. He was very enthusiastic about it, and said it had transformed his life. I can only imagine how one of those might transform mine! :eek:

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oh my :D lol
That guy you met may be related to me :D

Yes indeed, I'm not sure how I'd managed to get through life without hearing of The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl before! :D

I got to met this girl now, my lambsfoot will not rest until it gets a selfie with her :D
 

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You just make sure you're not one of them. It looks absolutely horrific from all the reports we are seeing over here. Just stay safe Rachel.

Take care Rachel (know you will)
Thanks. I'm doing my best to stay safe.
Scary squirrel story, Rachel! :eek: I hope "late-onset rabies" isn't a thing! ;)
I also hope you and your family can enjoy Thanksgiving, even taking social distancing to the extreme. :)
Your horn Guardians lambsfoot is a beauty; when I was looking back at their thread debut, I noticed the distinctive white scimitar yours has on the pile side! :cool::thumbsup:
Thanks, GT. The pile side isn't as exciting as the mark, but it's still attractive, I think.
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I am! Variety may be the spice of life, but the AC is meat and potatoes. Does everything this guy needs.

Great stuff Joshua :) :thumbsup:

I would totally wear it Jack :)
Extra large for me :D

LOL! Me too Dan! :D :thumbsup:

oh my :D lol
That guy you met may be related to me :D

May you always have safe adventures my friend :) :thumbsup:

I got to met this girl now, my lambsfoot will not rest until it gets a selfie with her :D

LOL! :D You'll have to look out for a comic convention Dan! :D :cool: :thumbsup:

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You really couldn't make this stuff up could you?! :D :thumbsup:
 
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