Thanks for the kind comments on my mystery maker knives, guys. Steve, I agree that the stamp does resemble the Queen stamp of 1984-1990 in an inverse way. Dylan, the fixed blade is fashioned after the mountain sheep hunting knife that the great Gil Hibben made for the famous gun/shooting writer...
"Wood" if I could, Ron. I just grabbed it today, as I haven't toted it much. I have an Elmer Keith-style fixed blade by this maker (see below), but that tang stamp is all that I have to go from. And I haven't gotten very far. Tried in the customs thread with no luck. Well, it gives me more...
A complementary couple, r8shell.
Steve, the new Remington is radiant!!
That's a handsome fella, GT.
The knives and cutter are (were?) tip-top, but you seriously need a humidor, my friend.
Fine pair, Ron, as well as excellent on their own.
Thanks for the thoughtful and colorful "birthday card". Here's another vote or two for Old Grand Dad. The Hayden family distillery was founded in Kentucky in 1840 and Robert B. Hayden named this bourbon after his grandfather, Meredith Basil Hayden Sr. (whose portrait graces the bottle).
I walked Loki is the park behind our house today to keep out of the hot sunshine. At the base of an older oak, I found a cluster of Chicken Mushrooms. I forsake the Case peanut in my pocket to retrieve an Old Hickory parer from the house. From oak to saute' prep, 10 minutes.
Lots of thanks to all y'all. Yes, Jeff @Amir Fleschwund , true dat. As @Half/Stop Ron's daughter has learned, DC gets blazing early and late. We had fabulous pre-4th fireworks/friendly gunfire on July 4,albeit 1-2:00 am. I kinda enjoyed the enthusiasm.
This Queen congress was my yesterday carry that carried over to today. Handy, it got me through long day with a house full.
This was the view of the Washington, D.C. July 4th fireworks from my upper back deck (with the sound of ambient gunfire in support).
Ah, Vince, how I envy you; so much to learn. The luscious Mint Julep is the drink of the Kentucky Derby, which will be run later this convoluted season. It is sacrilege to imbibe it at another race, at least publicly. My posted concoction is the drink of the Belmont running, or so some of my...
Thanks, guys. Charlie, GOIN'S ENCYCLOPEDIA notes that both Weidmannsheil and Weidmanns Heil are trademarks of W. Weltersbach, Solingen, and that the phrase means "good hunting. The firm was around from 1892 until 1994.
The bolster features shell pullers in 16 and 12 gauge for pulling stuck...