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Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Jack Black, Jun 26, 2016.
I am willing to guess that you won't be able to stop at just one, once you get one in hand
Thanks Kevin, just got back
Great pic Dwight
Glad you spotted this Christian
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! 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
78 years ago today, Hitler's Luftwaffe virtually destroyed Sheffield city centre...
Many Sheffielders would argue that the City Council's Planning Department have been continuing the work ever since!
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
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!
This bad boy!
Can't wait to see that one Joshua
Love me some Rosewood
Looking good my friend
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!
thank you Jack.
its worth eating beans on toast! Thats one classy Lambsfoot. What is the handle material?
Lovely knife Jack.
Antique (certified) ivory
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?
Wow, Jack! That's a stunning example.
Hence the beans on toast!
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
Thanks Joshua Obviously, I couldn't resist it!
Oh boy, Jack! That's a looker! Mmmm, love me some beans on toast!
Oh my. That is entirely "beans and toast worthy".