Guardians of The Lambsfoot!

Jack Black

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Jack, that ad I sent you is a bit misleading in that the caption for that knife and the one to the right of it are shown in this more complete ad below.
Even in that description though which they are called "Flip Knives", they got it wrong in calling that model "Sheepsfoot" instead of a "Lambsfoot". :)

And thanks for posting that picture of Ted and Stan together a few pages back. Of all the great historical Sheffield pictures you have posted, I think that is my favorite.

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I am very grateful for the correction my friend! :D I think I better edit in a link to your post! :D :thumbsup: Interesting to see those Sheldon Knives being sold in the USA (they sold for just a few Pounds in Sheffield) . I wonder how they sold? Maybe a few Americans had a Lambsfoot knife in their pocket, and didn't even know it :) If anyone wants to read more about these interesting knives, they're covered in this thread here :thumbsup:

Thank you, it's a classic photo :) :thumbsup:
My lambsfoot knife since last Monday has been LamBarJack, my rosewood Hartshead Barlow. Since food is an important recurring secondary topic in this thread, I'll post some photos of my rosewood HHB with food. ;)😁
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Great photos Gary, that scone looks delicious :) :thumbsup:
You as well, Jack! Your WCLF looks great!! 😎👌

Nicely done, José!👍

Your HHB looks quite well taken care of, Gary!
Question...
If Mares eat cloves,
And Does eat cloves,
Do Little Lambs eat Scones?? 😀👍
One of my favorite pastries!

A retro look...
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Thanks Dennis :)
LOL! :D That's a fantastic pic my friend :) It seems like a long time since micrometers were the most expensive tools a working-man might own. I inherited mine from my favourite uncle. Now, my pal with the tool-stall sells them for peanuts, people only want the digital ones :( :thumbsup:
Today is American Independence Day but instead of enjoying the fireworks, I usually spend the time cursing at my neighbors as I try and console my hounds.

Here is Sawyer - he’s our old man and you might be able to tell how anxious he is. He won’t leave my side and would be in my lap if I let him.

To remain on topic, you might spy a Hartshead there in the background.

I hope you all are keeping well.


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I can understand the problem, hope Sawyer was OK last night :) That's a lovely pic Dylan, and well-composed as always. It's great to see you here buddy :) :thumbsup:

Good morning Guardians :) I was just wondering if you folks in the USA got Monday off today, and it seems you do - great idea! :D Hope there aren't too many hangovers to nurse though ;) I dare say that there are still a few folks who have to go into work anyway, as do the rest of us of course - since I work from home these days, I don't have to go too far! ;) :D Whether you're working or resting, I hope your week gets off to a good start Guardians :thumbsup:

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Jack Black

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This one needed a strop as well. Not a pretty edge, but, it will cut! View attachment 1594902
I'd never seen edges like that coming out of that firm until the beginning of last year. Looks like the same bloke who sharpened this one. He didn't work on the shop floor at all at one time, just did odd jobs :rolleyes: Their QC was always hit and miss, but it has got worse :thumbsdown:

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I gave the edge of my Hartshead Barlow a strop the other night, the edges on Lambsfoot blades are certainly easy to maintain :)

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I am very grateful for the correction my friend! :D I think I better edit in a link to your post! :D :thumbsup: Interesting to see those Sheldon Knives being sold in the USA (they sold for just a few Pounds in Sheffield) . I wonder how they sold? Maybe a few Americans had a Lambsfoot knife in their pocket, and didn't even know it :) If anyone wants to read more about these interesting knives, they're covered in this thread here :thumbsup:

Thank you, it's a classic photo :) :thumbsup:

Great photos Gary, that scone looks delicious :) :thumbsup:

Thanks Dennis :)
LOL! :D That's a fantastic pic my friend :) It seems like a long time since micrometers were the most expensive tools a working-man might own. I inherited mine from my favourite uncle. Now, my pal with the tool-stall sells them for peanuts, people only want the digital ones :( :thumbsup:

I can understand the problem, hope Sawyer was OK last night :) That's a lovely pic Dylan, and well-composed as always. It's great to see you here buddy :) :thumbsup:

Good morning Guardians :) I was just wondering if you folks in the USA got Monday off today, and it seems you do - great idea! :D Hope there aren't too many hangovers to nurse though ;) I dare say that there are still a few folks who have to go into work anyway, as do the rest of us of course - since I work from home these days, I don't have to go too far! ;) :D Whether you're working or resting, I hope your week gets off to a good start Guardians :thumbsup:

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Jack, today is a day that America's Independence Day is observed by government and most businesses because it occurred over the weekend. This is usually the case with most official holidays that occurred on weekends. If the holiday occurs on a Saturday it is usually observed on the Friday before and if it occurs on Sunday it is observed on the following Monday. As for the Fourth of July - we generally celebrate our country's independence by blowing up a small piece of it...and we call some of the British activities strange.LOL
You HHB is looking ready for action. I'll be carrying mine today.
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I gave the edge of my Hartshead Barlow a strop the other night, the edges on Lambsfoot blades are certainly easy to maintain
That is a handy looking little strop you have there, what is the compound you use? That is what the farmers/stockman told me as a kid when i first encountered the lambsfoot style, one of it's great points was ease of sharpening at the end of the working day. :thumbsup:
 

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Jack, today is a day that America's Independence Day is observed by government and most businesses because it occurred over the weekend. This is usually the case with most official holidays that occurred on weekends. If the holiday occurs on a Saturday it is usually observed on the Friday before and if it occurs on Sunday it is observed on the following Monday. As for the Fourth of July - we generally celebrate our country's independence by blowing up a small piece of it...and we call some of the British activities strange.LOL
You HHB is looking ready for action. I'll be carrying mine today.
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LOL! :D We have no equivalent national holiday here Bill, but if a holiday occurs over the weekend, we also get the Monday off :) Since I'm self-employed, it just makes for a busy week! :D Thank you my friend, your enhanced stag is very impressive :) :thumbsup:
That is a handy looking little strop you have there, what is the compound you use? That is what the farmers/stockman told me as a kid when i first encountered the lambsfoot style, one of it's great points was ease of sharpening at the end of the working day. :thumbsup:
Thanks Leon, I have a bunch of them :) Have them loaded with different compounds, and without. The blue stuff is what we call 'Smurf Poo' :D Another name is 'Starkie Blue', but it's probably better known under the first name ;) I have more of this kind of stuff than I need really :rolleyes: :D That's a really big advantage isn't it, especially at the end of a hard day? :) :thumbsup:
 

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Thanks Jack and yes, a relaxing but HOT weekend. :)
A guy might be a bit nervous working around a firecracker plant. Every once in awhile a fireworks facility loses a roof here in the U.S. :)
I'm glad you got to put your feet up buddy :) Yes indeed! :eek: The Black Cat factory where scruffuk scruffuk worked is an old place too, it was previously the Standard Fireworks factory :thumbsup:

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Good morning Guardians, still no sign of summer here in Yorkshire
Everything in nature balances out. We have had an old fashioned start to Winter here, last few days have been that chill to the bone cold. The beanie sellers are smiling though, every second person you see is wearing one. 😁
 

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Everything in nature balances out. We have had an old fashioned start to Winter here, last few days have been that chill to the bone cold. The beanie sellers are smiling though, every second person you see is wearing one. 😁

Wrap up mate! :) Might be time for another casserole ;) :D :thumbsup:
 

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I know one thing, will be having an early night. Had my first vaccine today, has knocked the edge off me, i need some of those gummy bears to get my glucose up. :p . I just heard on the 19th of July nearly all your restrictions are going to be lifted, that is good news mate.:thumbsup::)
 
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