Interrupting Stan Shaw's Marmalade Sandwich

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Jack Black, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
  2. chuko

    chuko

    Dec 22, 2007
    Thanks I feel lucky to have these old beauties in my collection. The whole so much more enhanced with the background in this thread that you and Jack have contributed to.
    Charles
     
  3. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    I recently got another couple of knives off Stan (who I also saw yesterday). Here's the first of them.

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    This was a pattern Wostenholm's did when they were owned by Schrade. Stan worked there at the time, so you may find his initials inside if you come across one of them. They were produced with rosewood scales, and with satin-finished blades and bolsters. Stan was given a few of the old parts a while back, and decided to make them up. This one has buffalo covers, and mirror-polished blades, as well as a bar shield. Rather than just his initials on the liners, it has Stan's full tang stamp.

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    What it doesn't have though, is Stan's new 'B.E.M.' stamp, commemorating his 'British Empire Medal', and seen here for the very first time.

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    Stan was working on some very fancy Sportsman's knives, and since many folks here probably haven't seen a split Lobster spring, I thought I'd take a pic :thumbsup:

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  4. ADEE

    ADEE

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    Jan 9, 2014
    Good work Jack ! Thanks for taking the trouble to post this. Most interesting.
     
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  5. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Beautiful, big, and a page for the history books!! Great knife, Jack. Please pass my admiration along to Stan!!
     
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  6. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Thanks for demystifying the lobster.
     
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  7. supratentorial

    supratentorial

    Dec 19, 2006
    Good to see Stan's smiling face and more photos in one of my favorite threads :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Old Bowie

    Old Bowie

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    Oct 10, 2005
     
  9. Old Bowie

    Old Bowie

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    Oct 10, 2005
    Another one of Stan's big beautiful works of art. A legend.
     
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  10. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Thanks a lot gents :thumbsup: The recent forum changes have altered all the punctuation in the pre-existing threads. Re-editing them is rather tedious, and is not always possible where posts contain a lot of images, because of a change to the number of images allowed. I was able to re-edit the first post of this thread, which was quite badly affected by the changes, and at some point, I'll try and replace the missing images :thumbsup:
     
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  11. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Awesome stuff Jack- THANK YOU from all of us in sharing with us your friendship with Stan and a small part of his World.
     
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  12. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Thanks Duncan, you always get mentioned when I visit Stan [​IMG] When I got there the other day, Stan was chatting to an English couple, and their teenage Kiwi granddaughters, who live in Auckland :thumbsup:

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  13. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    :eek: Jack - do I see what I see?

    BEM - now that us something really special. How awesome.
     
  14. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    ;) :thumbsup:
     
  15. herder

    herder Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2007
    Good to see a table full of knife parts, and better yet to see Stan back at work. :)
     
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  16. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Some of those parts relate to the second knife I bought from Stan recently, or at least to one like it. It's a Ruler Knife, a pattern I collect, and which dates back more than a century. I rather like them, and several members of my family, going back at least to my Great Grandmother, worked at James Chesterman's iconic Bow Works in Sheffield. Cost quite a lot more than all my others put together, and the blades are stainless, but it's a nice knife :)

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  17. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    I learn something from Stan everytime I see him, usually several things in fact :) I'd always thought that the Lobster pattern was named because of the appearance of the blades when open, but Stan reckons it's actually named for the shape of the spring (imagine how it'd look when fitted in the knife) :thumbsup:
     
  18. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Hmm. (mind secretly boggling)
     
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  19. ScottK

    ScottK Gold Member Gold Member

    May 25, 1999
    Jack,
    The links to the Stan Shaw videos are much appreciated. The video interviews are absolute treasures!
     
  20. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    TGhat Knife there is simply amazing Jack- what a beauty!! Really neat to see something like that!
     

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