I thought you might bring that one on your vacation. I'm glad you're enjoying it.
My guess is Whiskey Bone.
Today's pocket totes are from the 30's and wear black composite covers; a Remington Jack with standard jigging and an LF&C Scout with its unique "perfected stag."
For today my pocket totes will include a new acquisition, the GEC Stockyard Whittler in Osage wood, and a snappy old Robeson split back Whittler from the 20' or 30's.
TGIF, porch folk! Have a great weekend!
Halfrich "Jack Russell" with me today. Pocket sheath by Paul Long.
Supreme Stuart....wow !
An old PAL and a new friend for friday
Today, I'm still carrying my 1950s? Boker. I don't know why I like it so much. I mean, I sort of do; it's a nice old knife with great steel and lovely worn bone, but there's something else about it that speaks to me. Maybe I can feel that it was once somebody's true "every day carry".
Two Camillus knives that I re-handled in elk stag.
Ulster Jack today
Case Caramel sawcut Mini Moose. The color changes in different light (or my color differentiation is defective).
WW! That's a grand stag gunstock, Stuart!
Big Knife for Vacation is my Mercator Black Cat and my International Knife for Vacation is a Cognet L'Ecureuil, both pictured on a dock in Lake Huron
I have had this one with me this weekend. We did some work indoors and out.
I haven't really carried this all that much since I got it back from Buck. And now I think I know why...
... cause I'm an idiot! This is a sweet knife! Great blade combination, relatively slim in the pocket (although slightly longer than my normal carry), and worry free in the heat and humidity and potential exposure to water! Also sharpens up quite nicely.
Thanks, Dean.That's a couple of stout companions for vacation, Gary!
Glad to read your son's surgery was successful. I'll pray that the recovery be fast and as pain-free as possible.Just home from the last 26 hours in the hospital with my boy. He had a staph abcess in his butt. They had to do surgery and get it. Ended up being 2 spots. But he's out and we home and doing well. I had the foresight to grab his knife before we left to go.
Nice! I like 2-bladed toothpicks, especially the bigger models.
Unusual stockman, Jeff!BÖKER shadow stockman tonight.
Thanks for expressing such friendly thoughts, Jeff!
Thanks for the info, John; I hope you have a fantastic year! When I was a lad, I'd have felt severely cheated if school started up again before August was even half over!Thank you, GT.
I start back on Monday with staff meetings and training. Kids will be there on Wednesday.
Your lucky to have a Daughter GT I agree with you, it's actually a pretty cool knife.
Thanks for revealing your professional secrets, Dave!I'm a knife fondler so when I'm watching TV I always have a knife in hand. You can tell this on some of my lambsfoot carries, the natural oils from my hand keep them looking shiny.
Congrats on the unique find, Vince! I like that combined spear/opener blade. Is that an ink pen on the other end? When I was a lad, our phone "number" had the format shown on your knife (2 letters for the "exchange" followed by 5 digits in a 1,4 grouping - ours started with OS for OSBORNE)....And this, obtained at a gun show today:
Thanks for your encouraging words, Mike. I'm not doing nearly as well at keeping up on The Porch as I used to; I think it's getting bigger and busier, more than this old man can handle!Thanks GT.
Thank you, my friend. I saw yours posted a little while ago and I had to take mine out for the day. Glad you're still enjoying yours
The Secretary is such a cool little SAK. I keep one as my desk knife at home.
Lovely canoes as well. Really appreciate and enjoy the attention and detail in your replies. I don't know how you keep it up
Lance, I'm not a fixed blade guy, but I sure like that nubby handle texture! Is it true that guitar picks are made of celluloid? Did you ever hear of them "outgassing"?
Thanks for the supportive comments, JJ. Vacation is very enjoyable, and although my back doesn't let me kayak anymore, I've walked over 51 miles in our first 9 day here, so I'm getting lots of exercise....
I used to love the old nutty cracker jacks; great visual stimuli!
An Imperial "Hammer Brand" was my first foray into pre WWII knives and I was amazed! It set me on a small "older knife" quest...
Another great selection for your vacation at Lake Huron; that lake certainly looks like a good one to jump into!!!
Thanks Gary, I am constantly amazed at the edge these old fellas produce!!! You've added a couple of perfect hard working companions to your vacation carry; I hope you are having a blast!!!
Absolutely marvelous scrimshaw by Rachel! Now you have a couple of very cool canoes to paddle around in!
Aged Osage orange and blades with patina sure look great together!I wouldn't mind another run of these
What a pair! That sowbelly is really a showpiece!I'm going with a "surf and turf" for Sunday; a Abalone covered Winchester Sowbelly and a Redbone Robeson Spey Barlow.
Classic canoe with the canoe blade etch!Think I'll get some canoe time today.
That's a memorable knife, Alan!
Thanks, Steve.Thanks Gary ! your stag Canoe is sublime !
Thanks for the thorough comparison of the two Barlows; superb job!!You really should! They are beautifully made. The only other vintage barlow I can compare it to is one of Imperials....
My biggest gripe with the knife is that the blades are stainless.
Same to you, John; nice pic! Your "knife-on-a-4x4" shots sometimes remind me of when I used to go to the horse races at Churchill Downs on Derby Day, and at the start of each of the dozen races, the track announcer would say, "They're at the post ... annnd they're off!!!"
Lovely stockman, Stuart! (And more word associations for me: when I saw that Queen, the old potato chips commercial went off in my head, "Ruffles have ridges." )
Queen #61 stockman, 1958-1960.
Sensational stag, Harvey, and the bolsters are just icing on the cake!
Beautiful Buck bonanza!
That CSC Cannitler is a gem, Mike! (Why don't they spell it "canittler", with one "n" as in "canoe" and 2 "t"s as in "whittler"??? Why do I worry about this kind of stuff??? )Canal Street Cannitler found its way into the pocket this morning. Happy Sunday, All.
Looking good, Chris; they cleaned up nicely!
Thanks, Dean, she sure does!
The shield on that teardrop is very attractive, Dean!
Stunning toothpick, Nick!
Thanks, Gary. I'd probably call it a pen rather than a spear, but pretty much the same shape. Yes, it's an ink pen. (Out of ink! Should I return it? )Congrats on the unique find, Vince! I like that combined spear/opener blade. Is that an ink pen on the other end? When I was a lad, our phone "number" had the format shown on your knife (2 letters for the "exchange" followed by 5 digits in a 1,4 grouping - ours started with OS for OSBORNE).
I don't know if I'd call that caramel, Dean, but it sure is sweet (and radiant).
The shield on that teardrop is very attractive, Dean!
My Quotidian Quartet that I typically post each Sunday came along on vacation with me, of course. Instead of my usual group shot, here are individual pics of my 4 literal EDCs taken on vacation trips this year or earlier.
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. Gary, the knife is a Buck 692 Vanguard. As far as your question regarding guitar picks goes, you’re going to have to find someone more knowledgeable than me (That shouldn’t be too difficult).Lance, I'm not a fixed blade guy, but I sure like that nubby handle texture! Is it true that guitar picks are made of celluloid? Did you ever hear of them "outgassing"?
...That CSC Cannitler is a gem, Mike! (Why don't they spell it "canittler", with one "n" as in "canoe" and 2 "t"s as in "whittler"??? Why do I worry about this kind of stuff??? )...