Old Friends Friday

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Jack Black, Jan 30, 2015.

  1. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Thought I'd take my old friend Skoll out for a walk today...
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  2. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    That's a cool-looking knife :) :thumbsup:

    Great to see Skoll John :cool: :thumbsup:
     
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  3. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    This old Colonial for old friends because it doesn't look as black as it is in this light.
    Nice, slim one.
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  4. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    When Charlie @waynorth got GEC to make his first 'Ancient Barlow's, I thought it was incredibly bold and innovative. They are beautifully made, and also a great carry in my opinion. The 'scratted bone' model is my favourite, a really special knife I'm happy to own, and glad to be carrying again today :) :thumbsup:

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  5. redsparrow

    redsparrow Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2014
    I agree Jack, Charlie's Ancients are bold, innovative and great carry knives! :thumbsup::thumbsup:
    Thanks for the inspirational reminder. :cool:

    Here's an Ancient from Charlie's second run.
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    Wonderfully colored sawcut bone, hammered pins, simulated forged bolsters and a replicated blade grind transport me to a golden era of knife making each time I hold one. Thank you Charlie (@waynorth), Tom Sawyer never had it so good! :)
     
  6. Chui

    Chui Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 10, 2012
    - nice one, Jack.............always enjoy your out n about pics

    And.........another Friday, just like that..!

    Let's hope for us, in the UK, the next four Fridays come and go as well and as quick and conveniently as possible :thumbsup::cool:


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  7. Chui

    Chui Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 10, 2012
    ......what gorgeous scales Love-Smile.jpg
     
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  8. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    I've had the Frost's and the Dexter forever. I liked the looks of the Frost's, and the Dexter was for protection if a canoe were to attempt to strangle me with its painter. Today they're going to the market garden with me. I expect the Frost's will handle most of the work.
    The big strange one has been with me only a couple of years, but should be just the ticket for lopping spent broccoli. (I've scoured and sharpened it since taking this picture.) Except I think I have a reaping hook in the garage that will spare my knees if I can find it.
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  9. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Looks like Barlow Day around here...

    That is a really cool knife, so unique for today's market.

    Thank you, Paul. :)
     
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  10. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Great post, and a beautiful knife :) :thumbsup:

    Thanks buddy, I'll join you in that wish :thumbsup: The background of that pic is the dam (or millpond) of the historic Abbeydale Scythe Works in Sheffield :) I love that triple-rattail bolster, great-looking knife :cool: :thumbsup:

    Nice Old Friends Jer, I have several Frosts from the same era. The bottom knife looks very interesting :thumbsup:

    Thank you John :) :thumbsup:
     
  11. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Thanks.
    I'll be interested to see how it holds its edge.
     
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  12. JB in SC

    JB in SC Basic Member Basic Member

    May 19, 2001
    Always a good carry on a beautiful Friday...

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  13. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    It's hard to believe that this Queen #9 stockman was bought new almost 9 years ago, but it was. I've probably spent more time sharpening it, changing the bevel, thinning it out, than any other three knives I own. But now that it's right, it's definitely an "old friend."

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    And shown again here with it's more refined cousin from S&M.

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  14. veitsi_poika

    veitsi_poika Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 25, 2016
    A few years ago I was gifted this one by my "not-so" old friend @herder , thanks Neal :D:thumbsup: Going to be in pocket today if I actually go anywhere. This pandemic has affected my knives a lot too since I've just been working from home and going to the store once a week :( I think I should start selecting one and setting it on the desk in front of me each day LoL.

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  15. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    He's a generous feller Kevin :) Nice knife :) :thumbsup:
     
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  16. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
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  17. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    It must have been the early 80s when I realized I had mis-matched steel on this 44ot. I remember dipping it in vinegar between medieval congress sessions.
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    I kind of went off it, but it's still a nice knife.
     
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  18. veitsi_poika

    veitsi_poika Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 25, 2016
    That is a nice knife Jer... don't think I have seen an Old Timer with a wharncliffe and sheepfoot blade; that's pretty awesome :):thumbsup: I'm going to have to look for one of those!
     
  19. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Thanks. If the Swinden keys (apologies if I've got the wrong vowel there) ever go, it might be worth having someone competent put in real pins.
    Looks like they made at least 1000 of this run:
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  20. veitsi_poika

    veitsi_poika Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 25, 2016
    They made a special run of 44OT's in the year 2001, I know that doesn't match up with your timeline but here is what I have on the 44OT made from 1990 to 1993 and then the special run of 4000 44OT's in 2001...
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