Guardians of The Lambsfoot!

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

  1. sitflyer

    sitflyer Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    I am willing to guess that you won't be able to stop at just one, once you get one in hand :)
     
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  2. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Thanks Kevin, just got back :thumbsup:

    Great pic Dwight :thumbsup:

    Glad you spotted this Christian :thumbsup:

    I had an interesting trip to Sheffield :) I took a large box of posh biscuits and a card for the fellers at Wright's, and a bottle of gluten-free beer for Michael, Ashley's dad and the Head Cutler, who is celiac. I had a very interesting chat with John Maleham about a couple of knives for next year, and he kindly gave me a pile of old documents I'll have to photograph later :) I always ask if he has anything interesting, and as a consequence, my wallet lost a lot of weight! :D A few of us were talking about rosewood recently, and how attractive it is. Wright's rosewood comes from Indonesia, but while searching around in the loft, John recently found some African rosewood, which is a little darker and glossier. He used it on some Lambsfoot knives, and I managed to get hold of the last few :) I also got another rather special Lambsfoot, which I'll have to photograph when the light is better :thumbsup:

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    78 years ago today, Hitler's Luftwaffe virtually destroyed Sheffield city centre...

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    Many Sheffielders would argue that the City Council's Planning Department have been continuing the work ever since! o_O

    The old Herbert Slater works now has new tenants, but it's a shame they felt a need to put modern signs up on a historic building :(

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  3. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    Carrying my 2018 knife of the year. Also, I have good news. I paid my last installment on the custom lambsfoot with Timothy LaCombre (I'm also getting a custom slip made). The new year should hold some pictures!

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  4. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    This bad boy!
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  5. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Can't wait to see that one Joshua :thumbsup:

    :cool: :) :thumbsup:
     
  6. dc50

    dc50 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 14, 2006
    Love me some Rosewood :thumbsup::thumbsup::D
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  7. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
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  8. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Several hours past dark here, but I couldn't resist taking a few pics of my fancy Big 'Un - made by Ashley's dad :) Think I'm going to be eating beans on toast for Christmas dinner! ;) :thumbsup:

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  9. dc50

    dc50 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 14, 2006
    thank you Jack. :)
     
  10. dc50

    dc50 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 14, 2006
    its worth eating beans on toast! Thats one classy Lambsfoot. :thumbsup::thumbsup: What is the handle material?
     
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  11. kamagong

    kamagong Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 13, 2001
    Lovely knife Jack. :thumbsup:
     
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  12. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Antique (certified) ivory :thumbsup:
     
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  13. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Thanks Christian :) :thumbsup:
     
  14. dc50

    dc50 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 14, 2006
    oohhhhhh! :eek:
     
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  15. kamagong

    kamagong Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 13, 2001
    Just thinking aloud Jack, but does Wright's still have any cutlers left skilled enough to make these knives like Sheffield used to? Hammered pins, rat-tailed iron bolsters, with clean and square joints? Or has that knowledge been lost?
     
  16. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    Wow, Jack! That's a stunning example.
     
  17. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Hence the beans on toast! :eek: :D :thumbsup:

    I think so Christian, they're still making the knives in the same old way, though the demand for iron bolsters is very limited among their usual customer base (they WILL come!). I'd say that at least a couple of the cutlers there would be skilled enough to produce clean and square joints. So far, they've produced everything I've asked for (and I've asked for some challenging stuff today), but we are just a tiny part of their customer base, most just want an inexpensive knife that'll take a good edge :thumbsup:
     
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  18. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Thanks Joshua :) Obviously, I couldn't resist it! :rolleyes: :thumbsup:
     
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  19. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    Oh boy, Jack! That's a looker! Mmmm, love me some beans on toast!:D;)
     
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  20. Buzzbait

    Buzzbait

    Feb 25, 2001

    Oh my. That is entirely "beans and toast worthy".
     

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