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

  1. mrknife

    mrknife Gold Member Gold Member

    May 9, 2010
    hey one of those look familiar! ;)
     
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  2. Old Engineer

    Old Engineer Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    And it is a nice one my friend !!!!!

    Harry
     
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  3. Lostball

    Lostball Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 28, 2015
    IMG_1938.JPG I finally got all of them together.
     
  4. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Fantastic group there Lostball:cool:

    This 2011 "Real Harness Knife" of Charlie's arrived today. Love Harness Jacks and this one sports my all time favorite punch:thumbsup: It's clad in Antique Walnut Jigged Bone and in my opinion this is the same as the 2011 forum knife. I know Barry has a very unique configuration of the two;)

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    Duncan's stag version arrived yesterday as well but posting pictures of it would only make his wait worse:p:D
     
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  5. Lostball

    Lostball Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 28, 2015
    ^^^^^^ Paul, That is a beautiful knife. And your photo skills really set that beauty off. I hope another one becomes available in the near future and I'm in the right place at the right time. Really looking forward to Duncan's stag one.
     
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  6. knowtracks

    knowtracks Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    Sweet Group Lostball!! :cool:

    Feels good to complete a set....don't it!!:thumbsup::D
    Lookin good Paul!! :D


    Dave
     
  7. robbobus

    robbobus Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 4, 2009
    150724672485144321718.jpg My user HJ.
     
  8. robbobus

    robbobus Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 4, 2009
    15072468547881769046735.jpg All this talk about stag 85 harness jacks made me remember I had one. I carried it quite a bit and the stag is nice and smooth now. Enjoy yours Duncan.
     
  9. robbobus

    robbobus Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 4, 2009
    1507247043844275206076.jpg 15072471447801336579030.jpg Group shot of the 3 85 HJs and a photo comparing the punches. Backside of the punches. HJ5 is rounded out back whereas the regular production punch has a 45° bevel on the backside. Of note, (for me at least), the ebony when new had alot of light brown streaks. Over its 6 years it comes out of storage a few times a year and has been handled minimally. Whats the word Charlie uses for the mixed colours of ebony? Anyway, it has matured into a fairly uniform dark handled knife. 1507247273724304636606.jpg
     
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  10. Lostball

    Lostball Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 28, 2015
    Yes sir it does! Although my experience with GEC is not as extended as alot of folks around here I find that these are beautifully done.

    robbobus, thank you for that group shot. Never did catch the fact that they have different punches!!!
     
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  11. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    robbobus, I never noticed the difference in the punches, thanks for pointing that out:thumbsup:
     
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  12. hamsco

    hamsco Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 30, 2015
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  13. btb01

    btb01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2008
  14. Travman

    Travman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2016
  15. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Nice collection, Robbobus. And thanks for posting that comparison!!

    Here is a rare old one. A New York Knife HJ, with a locking punch. The tab locks into an undercut in the bolster!!
    The punch was patented in 1902, and the lock in 1911.

    hammer lockpunch 1.jpg hammer lockpunch 3.jpg hammer lockpunch 2.jpg hammer lockpunch 4.jpg
     
  16. HST

    HST

    Apr 2, 2015
    I think the #35 Drover is one of my favorite traditional pocketknife configurations. I used that GEC very hard and it never failed. If you guys ever want to let go please PM. I love the awl as my secondary and most likely prefer the double end single spring, but I still have a lot to discover. I’m need to add, the cover we’re sublime, and that added a lot.

    Beautiful knives, forumites.
     
  17. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Lostball - my friend- a wonderful full set of some of the nicest ever HJ's that Charlie has produced- the 77's are simply Beautiful- Well done on collecting them all!
    Paul - Mate- they are awesome arent they- Man... i can see why Charlie wanted to wake the punch from a massive sleep and reproduce it again- and it worked!!! I cant get over how nice that HJ is matey!:thumbsup:
    Robbobus - Sweet User- gets out often too! but you just had to go on a dangle the Stag 85 in front of me didnt you my friend!:D Now you got me waiting !!!:eek: Man- that Stag sets of Charlie's twins beautifully.
    Hamsco, Barrett and Travman ...Oh man... I think you have to agree how such a neat carry the HJ9 is- beautifully Slim.....Whew ...shivers still go down my Spine thinking of that wicked Punch sinking so deep into the end of my finger- now I can see why they used that one for Torture!:oops::eek:
    Charlie - Now thats a stunner - have you had this for some time? I dont think I got to handle this one did I ?...probably keeping it WELL away from that New Zealander! There's something about New York knives- whenever they come up- they are a stunner, this HJ with a Lock? certainly underlines my statement.
    Charlie...Red Paint remains on the Punch? or just lighting?...if so Factory?
     
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  18. btb01

    btb01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2008
    Duncan, I have to admit, when the 2016 forum knife was in the works and I saw the style of the punch that was going to be used, I was a little disappointed. It's a little plain looking, and lacks the visual style of, say, the punch from that 2011 Real Harness Knife that Paul shared a few posts up. But when I got the knife in hand, I was immediately impressed. What that punch may lack in visual intrigue, it more than makes up for in sheer pointy-pokey-sharpness! I've found it to be incredibly useful. (I have accidentally jabbed that sucker into my fingertip a few times; it was not pleasant!)
     
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  19. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Ha ha!:D I think a previous owner stirred some red paint with that punch, Duncan!!
    As you know, I don't clean my knives!!!:cool:
     
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  20. willard0341

    willard0341 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 18, 2013
    What beautiful knives everyone has... Thanks for posting them. Recycled pic IMG_20161212_123437461_HDR-1202x2137.jpg I really do appreciate the knowledge and history shared by the community. It is threads like this one that keeps my passion for knives fueled
     
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