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  1. Jolipapa

    "Carl's Lounge" (Off-Topic Discussion, Traditional Knife "Tales & Vignettes")

    Oh yes, she did not wait the last day to become a resistant! I remember when I was 10/12, reading her problems with money in the people newspapers in which they used to wrap vegetables at the market! Many celebrities helped her (Brigite Bardot, Mrs deGaulle and lots of unknows) but...
  2. Jolipapa

    "Carl's Lounge" (Off-Topic Discussion, Traditional Knife "Tales & Vignettes")

    Hope this is related in good place in US newspapers, today for the firsttime a Great American Lady will be admitted in the Panthéon, the République's Hall of Fame. Joséphine Baker was born in St Louis, became a dancer and singer and at 19 landed in Paris where she became a huge star (along her...
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    French hunter?

    I agree. Usually rouennais are #11cm closed. The saw also is puzzling me... these were mostly used by horse/cattle dealers. Retru-Gros in Thiers was a specialist and offered a saw quite similar.
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    Micarta Monday - Traditional Knives Only, Please

    Back from my 3rd injection I came across this good ole TUB. 301 sept 21 in my pocket today.
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    French hunter?

    How long is it? Looks like a Rouennais, typical of Normandy. Langres could be the name of the retailer. The saw is uncommon though. Anyway a good catch! Here a typical:
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    Traditional folders of Hungary

    Maybe Charlie knows him? A member named Mosquito?
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    Traditional folders of Hungary

    Úgy látszik, most már ritkán jön @T.Erdelyi. Szeretnék én is más képeket látni! I wish I could see more picture of that small gentleman knife!
  8. Jolipapa

    Traditional French Friday

    Charlie : A l'épreuve # tested 😊 Corkscrew one is a gouttière (gutter), the second a Donjon (dungeon) from the little town in Burgundy. Two great patterns.😊
  9. Jolipapa

    Traditional French Friday

    The blade shape is very traditional and the whole knife is like another take of the Saint-Amans. Woods are less usual, I really like the black palm.
  10. Jolipapa

    Delicate knifes and those who missed the recent drops.

    The problem is that small lords in St Helier never understood England lost the 100 Years War and can no more raid on this side ... (understand : buy unexpensive beers and liquors by packs in Calais) 😂😂😂
  11. Jolipapa

    Jack's Random Tuesday Carry

    Jer, there are other patterns, but they make them by batches, so all is not always on the shelves. And yes, there's aficionados for carbon. 😃
  12. Jolipapa

    Blade Forums Spring Street Barlow (BF Knife 2021)

    First steps across the pond!
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    ID on French ring pull?

    It ruled farms and villages for decades since 1885, good quality per buck ratio, each year the catalogue was a very expected event. People would order by mail, wait and then pay to the postman! Besides there were retail outlets in many cities. Most was made in the factories of St Etienne, it...
  14. Jolipapa

    "Carl's Lounge" (Off-Topic Discussion, Traditional Knife "Tales & Vignettes")

    Jer, looks like you're trying to invent the Swiss hatchet! 😉
  15. Jolipapa

    ID on French ring pull?

    Hunter knife same as made Manufrance (pre WW1 catalogue) St Etienne ref 5536, blond horn. Charpentier probably the seller's shop's name. Pattern name couteau à palme, aka cra-cra (from the noise when opening and closing) with a wooden handle was standard issue Infantry knife at the oubreak of...
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