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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. pjsjr

    pjsjr Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 2, 2005
    You're welcome, glad to have helped.:thumbsup:
     
  2. flatblackcapo

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

    Mar 25, 2012
    I guess he could joke that she is quite the catch. :D

    I suspect that I will be at work when we hit page 1000. I'm tellin' ya, this work thing is getting in the way of all the really important stuff!:D
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  3. gunstockjack

    gunstockjack Mid-low tech sexagenarian. Gold Member

    May 14, 2011
    Good morning Guardians!

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  4. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    Me too, and I don't know how to post pictures from my phone, so I'll just leave this here:

    Long Live The Guardians of the Lambsfoot!
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  5. Jordan@DLT

    [email protected] Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

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    Jul 22, 2014
    What a beauty
     
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  6. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    One more before heading off to work...
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  7. Leslie Tomville

    Leslie Tomville Gold Member Gold Member

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    I thought this would make for some interesting Lambsfoot content. This John Lloyd knife is the most faithful representation of a traditional Lambsfoot made by a custom knife maker that I have seen. In fact, it closely resembles the one that Charlie @waynorth is having made by GEC. I am not the owner, (wish I was), but the photos were posted with his permission. The sunset over Lake Pontchartrain is mine!
     
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  8. cigarrodog

    cigarrodog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 18, 2014
    That’s a beauty for sure.:thumbsup:
     
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  9. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Sorry Larry, I lost your quote earlier, having a few problems with that lately :rolleyes: It was very widespread at one time, more Lambsfoot knives had that mark (or similar) than not. It was generally a deep stamp rather than an etch or engraving though, and the blades would have been hand-forged too. Then they started using machines like this, which engraved the blades, and could handle multiple blades at a time.

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    It's a pantograph machine, they would have been widespread at one time in Sheffield, but are now very rare. Wright's actually have three of them, all quite different, with this one, the largest used on our knives. It's getting on for 100 years old.

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    Before the 2017 Guardian's knives, they had stopped using the machine, as the small copper 'nibs' wear out, and they haven't been made for decades. I'd love to see a return to using a deep stamp, but it's pretty problematic. I live in hope though :thumbsup:

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    Now Larry, one of your responsibilities as a Guardian is to go to page 1, and to start reading :thumbsup: ;)

    But you can also use the index :thumbsup:

    Thanks for replying to Larry's post Jer, without seeing your post I wouldn't have realised I'd missed it :thumbsup:

    Wouldn't that be great Mark, how about that fellers, a Lambsfoot pic in every post? :)

    Thank you my friend, that's a beautiful photo :thumbsup:

    Yes, times and fashions change John :) There must have been a time when folks preferred the new-fangled plastics to MOP and jigged bone :rolleyes: :thumbsup:

    Yeah, my camera often decides it knows better than me too! :rolleyes: :D :thumbsup:

    Great pic JP, good to see you here my friend :) :thumbsup:

    You too Vince, another great pic my friend :) :thumbsup:

    For sure Preston :thumbsup: I keep meaning to change the way my camera focuses, but for that I'd have to read the instructions :rolleyes: Hey, I think I might have had that very same reel, cool pics Preston :) :thumbsup:

    Cool stuff Jeff :) :thumbsup:

    Much nicer :) Well done to both you and Preston :) :thumbsup:

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    LOL! :D Well, I doubt she went fishing with him again at least! :D They should declare an International Holiday! :D Great pic Kevin :) :thumbsup:

    Looking good Barry :) :thumbsup:
     
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  10. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Great-looking knife Leslie (and a great pic of your own) :) If I remember correctly, John made a few posts here prior to making his first Lambsfoot :) :thumbsup:
     
  11. dc50

    dc50 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 14, 2006
    The Sound of Silence
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  12. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
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  13. dc50

    dc50 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 14, 2006
    Thank you, Jack,:thumbsup: thank you for all the historical information, it gives meaning to why one carries a Lambsfoot.:thumbsup::)
     
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  14. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    Good morning, folks.

    I am starting to get settled in with some coffee and such after my vacation. Back to the grind, as they say... I have a LOT of catching up to do and am not so certain that I will be successful as I have to balance that with getting caught up on work stuff that accumulated during my absence as well.

    Thank you, fellas. One of the hallmarks of the 2017 special horn is that every one of them is different from the other.

    A terrific capture of that Damascus, Dwight!

    I am pretty certain that is my knife there in the center, getting its etch. How cool is that?


    Well, I decided that since spring is fully upon us, the leaves are returning in force and the world is full of color, why not add a bit of my own?

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  15. gunstockjack

    gunstockjack Mid-low tech sexagenarian. Gold Member

    May 14, 2011
    Guys, here are more detailed photos on the Crookes Lambs Foot for your perusal:

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    unmatched bolster
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  16. gunstockjack

    gunstockjack Mid-low tech sexagenarian. Gold Member

    May 14, 2011
    unmatched bolster:
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  17. gunstockjack

    gunstockjack Mid-low tech sexagenarian. Gold Member

    May 14, 2011
    Beauty in the morning light!

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  18. Ramrodmb

    Ramrodmb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2010
    Thanks, Dave! Great looking stag!:thumbsup:


    Thanks, Dwight. Great shot there!



    :thumbsup: Love the fishing gear and tackle, Preston.


    Thanks, Jack. Great to see and learn about the pantograph machine. Lots of moving parts in that!



    Great pics, Dave and Jack! The old feller's beard looks like wool!;)







    I am very fortunate to have some fishing gear and tackle from both my Grandpa and my wife's Grandpa. I will try to get some of it out for a pic. Here's an old metal baitcasting setup of my Grandad's, that was handy.
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  19. pjsjr

    pjsjr Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 2, 2005
    I like it. All adds to the individuality and uniqueness of the knife...has a lot of character. Thanks for the photos.
     
  20. gunstockjack

    gunstockjack Mid-low tech sexagenarian. Gold Member

    May 14, 2011
    Thanks Preston; I hope Jack can give us a better date on it's construction, but maybe it is a 'lunchbox' knife. o_O


    Seeing all of this old fishing gear is tough! You guys know it's fishing season here and I'm laid up and can't get out! Well, I can get out maybe, but cant lift the boat outa the truck yet, and there are no rivers on the Kitsap Penninsula, so we have to fly fish the sound for coho salmon in the summer, and FF the lakes for trout. Over the bridge across Hood' Canal and on to the Olympic Penninsula is steelhead and salmon country where there are lots of rivers including the Hoh, Sol Duc, Bogachiel, and many more. Barnstorming river banks was a favorite pastime when I was younger, but my back can't take casting from shore all day anymore. A big steelhead is an incredible thing at the end of your line, I can tell you! Not only the power of the fish, but also of the river. :cool:

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