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  1. ptradeco

    Ken Erickson Knives: A Retrospective

    I speak with Ken occasionally and would concur. He is well!
  2. ptradeco

    History of Cotton Sampler Blade?

    You guys are all spot on. The Cotton Sampler is somewhat of a specialized profile that has garnered some interest over the past years. It is unique among blade profiles in that it has a very specific need. Many patterns claim some limited use like the Farmers Jack, the Hawksbill Pruner, among...
  3. ptradeco

    Ken Erickson Knives: A Retrospective

    My avatar is a Ken Erickson that he most generously collaborated with me on some number of years ago. I call it a Baby Cattle. It is described earlier in this thread. It has been in my pocket every since delivery except for a couple of fluff and buff returns to Ken. BTW Leslie, I wear am...
  4. ptradeco

    Ken Erickson Knives: A Retrospective

    Cha Charlie I believe there is a species that lives in your neck of the woods. Ask Roland, I think he has some on his property. Sort of like Morel mushrooms. One of nature’s great treats!
  5. ptradeco

    Ken Erickson Knives: A Retrospective

    Ken is much more than a skilled cutlery craftsman. He is a wonderful human being. He is a steward of the land with his country property creating habitat for endangered species. He is a devoted friend and family man. I am honored to be his friend for a number of years. I as well have carried...
  6. ptradeco

    "Made in Sheffield" 1830-1930, A golden age ?

    A loss beyond understanding for many that visit here. Mick was one of the definitive words when it came to Sheffield. He provided much insight to me personally as I developed my Sheffield collection both through his thread here and direct contact. Always willing to assist. We are greatly...
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    "Carl's Lounge" (Off-Topic Discussion, Traditional Knife "Tales & Vignettes")

    I used Mick as a reference and contact for a number of years as I grew my Sheffield collection. He was always willing to help and lend his considerable knowledge. While I never met him I have always felt a connection to him. We are greatly diminished. In my opinion the greatest thread ever...
  8. ptradeco

    Show Us Your Traditional Customs!

    Charlie, Ken’s #6 is CPM 154 1=O1 2=A2 3=D2 4=ATS 34 5=154 CM 7=CPM D2 8=440V If you are lucky enough to have one of these!
  9. ptradeco

    3X Ken Erickson - PJ Tomes Collab

    Thread Closed. Thanks Folks!
  10. ptradeco

    3X Ken Erickson - PJ Tomes Collab

    Guys and Gals you are missing the boat on the Mammoth one. I have owned many of Ken's knives and while all fabulous this is an exceptional piece. No doubt the Mammoth could be a bit better. But this is meant to be a carry knife. Coined liners all the way around, file worked trough, bolsters...
  11. ptradeco

    3X Ken Erickson - PJ Tomes Collab

    Westinghouse EDC and Tomes are Sold. Thanks guys.
  12. ptradeco

    3X Ken Erickson - PJ Tomes Collab

    Thanks Jake. Email relied to.
  13. ptradeco

    3X Ken Erickson - PJ Tomes Collab

    I met with Ken over the weekend at the Badger Show and left with these 3 knives. First there are two EDC knives, one in Burgundy Micarta and one in Westinghouse Ivory Micarta. They are both approx. 3 1/2". Both have 1/2 stops and are typical Erickson quality in workmanship and have no...
  14. ptradeco

    Vintage knife sale

    Is the Pritzlaff still available?
  15. ptradeco

    "Made in Sheffield" 1830-1930, A golden age ?

    I have been absent for awhile myself. Glad to see see some of the old posters still around. This is the GREATEST THREAD of them all. Obviously IMHO!
  16. ptradeco

    "Made in Sheffield" 1830-1930, A golden age ?

    Good to hear from you as well my friend. Been fighting that wretched disease the last couple of years. All is well now, or so it seems. Heard or read you guys had another event, maybe not as bad as the last, at Christ Church area, or somewhere in the vicinity. Hope all was well for you, family...
  17. ptradeco

    "Made in Sheffield" 1830-1930, A golden age ?

    Thanks to you and Jake for the catalog clips. You guys have posted more catalog pics than I have seen actual knives! Thanks for the 4" length as well. The examples I have are all 3 3/8" or less.
  18. ptradeco

    "Made in Sheffield" 1830-1930, A golden age ?

    Thanks Jake I can only hope you can turn up some more examples. I have been interested in this latter for some time. L
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