- Jul 20, 2014
Those stag Böker Barlows are impressive, guys!!
Congrats on the good-looking whittler! FWIW, I like that shield shield.
Superb pair of knives, Greg; that Case stockman looks great!Case pocket worn 6318 stockman and GEC 74 mustang. The Case was along to take care of any cutting needs, the Mustang was in the pocket just for handling and admiring when I took a lunch breakout work today. Oh eventually I'll start using it for what it is intended for and not worry about scratches and scars.
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How often do you change the mower blade, Greg? I was thinking I really need to pull out a file and sharpen mine this spring, but maybe I ought to replace it. (Or just have two on hand that I can alternate to give me more time to do my less than optimal sharpening jobs. )Hey Mike, I'll be doing the same tomorrow, plus changing the blade. Never really thought of it as a festival though but I like your attitude and will try and adopt it as I set about the task.
WW! That one makes me weak in the knees! What a vintage beauty!Haven't carried the " Old Girl " for awhile , so gave here a flick on the sharpener and she's good to go .
One of my favorite BF knife photos, José!
Better luck next turkey trip, Bruce.
Hilarious description of your target turkey's problem.
Gary, truer words were never spoken!
Totally agree on the chestnut jigged bone!Thanks, GT. I love the lines on that pattern, and Case’s chestnut jigged bone is always top notch
Thanks, John. I haven't tried, but I'll bet you could break a tooth on it.That's a beauty, GT. Looks like hard candy.
Intriguing! You could disassemble it and post it again for Take-Apart Tuesday!Is Oddball Friday a thing?
That stag Amherst is a beauty, Dwight! Great to see one of those pop up again!
Amusing story, John! (But remind me never to watch TV with you. )"cha-ching"
My wife insists on watching a lot of Home and Garden on TV.
Seems everybody uses the phrase "pop of color".
I told my wife that I put a Patent on that phrase and I'm earning money every time someone says it.
So now when she watches it, all she hears from me is "cha-ching"... "cha-ching"... "cha-ching"...
After a while she gets tired of it and lets me change the channel.
Your knife may not "pop" (cha-ching), but it sure looks good the way it is.
That bi-color jack is very cool!So far today:
Sounds like a great day, ED! I had trouble seeing anything after "Mexican restaurant"; haven't had Mexican since this COVID thing started.Headed out the door pretty soon to go by a niece's house to feed her cat as the niece is out of town this weekend and then on to the Mexican restaurant for lunch and then a quick trip to the Holiday Market for weekend groceries and ice. On a whim, I'm slipping this two-blade Rosewood Lambfoot in my pocket for this journey.
Thanks for the info on "main", Jack....
Thanks for your thoughts my friend The Yachting Knife probably was quite posh, yachting is certainly not much of a working-class pastime here! Thanks pal! We don't have much of a Navy left anymore, but the sea, and an ability to sail it, has certainly been central to our history 'Main' in this context, simply means 'sea', as in 'The Spanish Main', or 'the azure main'
After a good hike today, the first of the year, and a couple of afternoon pints, I'm running on empty here, and struggling to keep my eyes open! Had a great day though Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend
My Friday pair
Glad you had a good hike, and that HHB/Farmer pairing would be tough to beat IMHO! Can you briefly share one of the SAK "Tips, Tricks, & Uses" from your book?
How many hours of daylight do you have at this time of year? You get some long days by the time June rolls around, right?Been this one the last few days. Not exactly a greening spring yet, but we're definitely melting out!
Splendid photo of what looks like a fabulous knife, Jake!
Pair of aces for the win!
Dripping with nostalgia!
Are these birds that will be around all summer, or are you providing food for migratory birds just passing through?
Sublime Churchill, Steve!
Clapton is a rock star, but your dad is the real star of this story; great memories!Nice carry. EC at the Royal Albert Hall was the first proper gig I ever went to, at age 11. I remember queuing with my dad for what seemed like half a day to buy the tickets, pestering him the whole time to allow me to go too, he said no. Then at Christmas, I followed a treasure hunt finding clues and picking up a machinists rule and a rod on a handle, the penultimate clue led me to a small treasure chest with the final clue inside. The chest appeared empty and the clue stated something along the lines of ‘you now have everything you need to find your present’ after some head scratching, I figured out the floor was twice as thick as the walls and there was a small hole in the underside of the chest, pushing the rod tool through the hole raised the false floor revealing my Eric Clapton concert ticket!! We had pretty good seats about 15 rows back, but halfway through the show, you were allowed to stand and all of a sudden it felt like we were in row 50, all of a sudden, a security guard beckoned me over and took me right to the front and centre just feet away from Eric (my Father had had a word before the show it turns out), a life changing moment that inspired my life as a musician.