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Help make my new knife Old GAW....sort of

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by 315, Jul 27, 2018.

  1. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Thanks JP for the info about Yvette Horner and great pix. Super Traction Avant she's playing on with all those 'Suze' adverts. Is it still drunk? For that matter is 'Byrrh' still available? My cat reminds me of the cat I used to see on old 'Dubonnet' labels as a kid in the 60's;):cool:
     
  2. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    Suze exist, not too trendy these days, but from time to time Suze / cassis (black current aka fond de culotte - #pant bottom :)) is very refreshing. Why a pant bottom? Because "il ne s'use qu'assis " #worns out only when sitting. :D
    Byrrh and Dubonnet also exist, Byrrh is now more a local drink in Roussillon (French Catalonia). Dubonnet an old ladies drink , but if a trendsetter starts liking one of them, they could be on first line again.
    I remember the adverts spraying on the underground tunnels walls, Dubo, Dubon, Dubonnet! It was invented by a pharmacist as a remedy for soldiers against malaria. LOL
    Can't resist to the Byrrh adverts, they would not be allowed today (the first was given as elementary schoolboy's ink blotters)!

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    And just because we need a little knife content, I've shaken the dust out of my Tour pins to show Scotty.

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  3. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
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  4. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    For the last week with me I took Scotty to the country, about 2h South of Paris, in Northern Burgundy.
    In a tiny little village, hardly more than 250 souls.:)
    StMT-1.jpg StMT-2.jpg It is so tiny that there's even no bar in town...
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    You need to go to the next village, 5km away.
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    I had intended to show her old stones and scenery, but a persistent (still with me) hay fever due to pollens decided otherwise.
    Nevertheless, she was not to be idle. She met new friends, four...
    StMT-6.jpg StMT-5.jpg ...and three legged.
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  5. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Great pictures... and thank you for leaving the blades closed around your animals. :thumbsup: :cool: :thumbsup:
     
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  6. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    She helped me a lot in the garden (maybe not a good idea for me:rolleyes:).
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    The village is small but the rhubarb is large (basic English, lesson n°2 for beginners:D).
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    She helped also to cut little wood for the barbecue.
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    And was not the last to ring the bell for the apéritif! (not the original content, some home made spiced rum ;) )
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    But even the best thing must end, so this morning back to La Grande Ville, before flying hopefully next Wednesday to see other skies...
    I have to say that I really enjoyed Scotty, a great character, always wanting to help and do something. :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  7. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    The only one in my collection who could compare to Scotty is this 303, but sometime, size matters and the feeling on the handle material is different.
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  8. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    You're welcome :)
     
  9. 315

    315 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Glad it’s getting some good use and some spectacular travel to boot! Really interested to see what’s next. I know this wasn’t the original knife that started the journey but it’s definitely been able to get some good use. Looking forward to see what’s next. The old mans 102nd birthday is coming up in August so keep on using it:thumbsup:
     
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  10. zolthar

    zolthar Basic Member Basic Member

    668
    Feb 9, 2015
    Scotty arrived in Holland save and sound :cool::thumbsup:
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    Just in time to harvest some oyster mushroom that I'm growing on coffee grounds.
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    I made a quick lunch by adding ham, garlick, dried herbs, Maggi and eggs. Yum :D

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    Later in the day I visited a friend with a great Swiss army knife collection, among them this ammo crate display. The silver alox knives on the left are Dutch army knives, of course pretty common around here but I've never before seen the complete set of all years before as displayed in this case. I'm not very sure about the rest of the knives and forgot to ask, I guess at least a few of the green ones are German.
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    Scotty will be my EDC for the next month. And while it's working to earn it's keep, I'll try to show you around a bit.

    Cheers!
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  11. ISKRA

    ISKRA

    672
    Sep 19, 2016
    Wat leuk. Ik hoop u heeft een mooie mand met Scotty!

    Those scrambled eggs look delicious. In our Dutch class we heard a lot about stampot, which I'm less sure about. But perhaps Scotty can lend a blade for that too. :)
     
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  12. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    Great to see Scotty at a new hosting place! Enjoy!:)
    Decency does not allow the only Dutch word I taught her to be written here. :D
     
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  13. abbydaddy

    abbydaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2014
    Boy that Scotty sure gets around! That is going to be one amazingly well traveled knife when it gets back to you @315 .
     
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  14. zolthar

    zolthar Basic Member Basic Member

    668
    Feb 9, 2015
    Geweldig dat je Nederlands spreekt!

    I can't promise anything about stamppot, cause it's more of a dish for colder weather. But how about some Dutch snacks: a frikandel speciaal and a kroket :D

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    Now you've got me curious :p
     
  15. 315

    315 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    I’ve got a feeling that knife is going to be a bit bored when it makes it back homeo_O
     
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  16. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    LOL! Only if you promise not to disclose how frikandels are made (did you see Dikkenek?). Starts with a G, ends with a M.:eek::D
     
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  17. 315

    315 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    All these food photos is making my other Frontier a bit jealous soo thought I’d pull it out to smoke some fish today.
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  18. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Nice smoked fish there! But I think that Frontier has got about a bit too in its time ;)
     
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  19. 315

    315 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Very true!!!
     
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  20. ISKRA

    ISKRA

    672
    Sep 19, 2016

    Maar alleen een beetje. ;) Haha, that's about as Dutch as it gets, nice!
     
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