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LETS SEE THOSE MAGNIFICENT HJ's

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Campbellclanman, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Hi Folk, Whew, what a year so far!, there is much talk about those beautiful TC Barlows, this year they have dominated Traditionals - and for good reason!

    Charlie is a wonderful ambassador for Traditional knives, The Miller and that lovely old New York Knife pictured below are from Charlie - Thank you Charlie, and Anthony for the equal ender!

    Let us not forget about those beautiful HJ's, please join me in showing off those lovely knives......
    Here is one of my first ever HJ'S gifted to me by SunnyD ( Anthony )...
    This things sharpens to a Razor!

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    Miller Bros. Tang Stamp on the Main in Circular - MILLER BROS. over center Meriden. over USA
    The Punch stamp is different, where in circular - MILLER BROS. over center CUT Co. over Meridan.

    There are several different types of Stamps with slight variances with Millers- not as prolific as some Cutlers can get, but this one is slightly easy to narrow down to a period of in between a 54 year period gap - possibly able to determine a more accurate age gap with more information on the Company or Catalogs...
    Miller Bros moved to larger premises in 1872 in Meriden, Goins and Levines give you different dates depending on the stampings starting from 1863, or starting 1872 ....
    So here we have a Beauty - Miller Bros HJ, that I can narrow down to what was made in between the years of 1872 - 1926.

    I really like this HJ, this is old School Cutlery at it's best...
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    Nice Early New York HJ, the deep dark Ebony still captures you to this day, the authoritative Snap makes one whistle out a soft "Whew" - it really does as silly as this sounds - beautiful HJ, proud to be stabled here in New Zealand after coming all the way from Canada...

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  2. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    Great looking knives, all!
     
  3. kamagong

    kamagong

    Jan 13, 2001
    I've always loved that Miller Bros. Duncan. I think it's my favorite from your bunch. Just a wonderful old knife.

    I only have the one, but I am quite fond of it. It also shares a connection with Charlie (it's one of his HJ2s).

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    - Christian
     
  4. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Great-looking knives gents :thumbup:
     
  5. CJZ

    CJZ Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 18, 2012
    Beautiful thread indeed :thumbup:
     
  6. mike Berkovitch

    mike Berkovitch

    Nov 15, 2007
    What a great knives Duncan, fantastic looking old and new. I have only one I got through the "Far North" man

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  7. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Awesome HJ's Christian, Mike. I missed out on that 66 - and now with great regret, I will Hunt, i will track down!
     
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  8. bdev

    bdev

    Feb 8, 2013
    Schatt & Morgan.....

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  9. Gevonovich

    Gevonovich

    Jan 17, 2011
    Duncan, you sure know how to brighten a Sunday morning...wow!!

    Here is my one

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  10. MerryMadMonk

    MerryMadMonk Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 22, 2011
    My one and only:

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    pipedreams308 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2006
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    My Schatt & Morgan HJs. The "Green Bone" is a regular user. The Ebony will be eventually. :)

    I'll find a nice old one someday. That's one of the great things about our hobby: the hunt!
     
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  12. Woodrow F Call

    Woodrow F Call

    Jan 3, 2013
    A good awl is such a useful little tool.
     
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  13. bakerg2g

    bakerg2g

    Apr 22, 2010
    Here's one of mine, It's an old Robeson Harness Jack, Love the bone on this one.

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  14. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    We all admire the bone on that one Jason, AND the Teardrop frame!

    I've got the Greenbone HJ that Todd displayed, it's aged nicely too and very sharp. Interestingly, Queen used a similar type of bone on their Heritage Woodsman knives, I like it greatly.

    Thanks, Will
     
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  15. rhosk

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    Aug 28, 2012
    Really wanted one of this pattern in carbon steel but expensive knives are not in the cards right now for me so I made one for myself the other day. Really need to reshape and sharpen the awl a bit but I haven't gotten around to it yet.
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  16. shrapne1

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    Aug 17, 2012
    Those double flutes are amazing looking, love the hole punch so much. I kinda wish they'd make a slip joint with just the hole punch. Kind of a one trick pony, but it would be interesting to see how different makers would go about attacking the issue.
     
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  17. pertinux

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    Feb 1, 2012
    O la, that's fine. :thumbup:

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  18. mike Berkovitch

    mike Berkovitch

    Nov 15, 2007
    I keep getting back to this photo, the bone is amazing

    Mike
     
  19. kamagong

    kamagong

    Jan 13, 2001
    Thanks Sarah. That knife was my finest production slipjpoint for a long time. Only recently did it lose the title.

    I always wished this knife was made in a single spearpoint version. Charlie's a veritable genie, his spearpoint Charlow is just the ticket. The HJ is now reserved for outdoors duty, the punch strikes an excellent spark off a LMF firesteel.

    - Christian
     
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  20. flatblackcapo

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

    Mar 25, 2012
    I think this is my grail traditional right now. Sooooooooooo NICE!!!!!!
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