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Blades upon Books - Traditionals

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by WhittlinAway, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. Pt-Luso

    Pt-Luso Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 8, 2014
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  2. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    The title page of an interesting book recommended to me by @Just Tom. , pictured with a Rough Ryder Tobacco Road canoe I recently bought.
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    - GT
     
  3. Pt-Luso

    Pt-Luso Basic Member Basic Member

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  4. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
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  5. scrteened porch

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  6. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
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    I was thinking of making a post in the Beverages and Blades thread, but I sat on my back porch this evening without my iPhone (my usual camera), sipping on Laphroaig, smoking an Arturo Fuente Spanish Lonsdale, and reading the above pictured paperback. Sometimes it's nice to get away from the ever present technology of today's world. And I can't compete with @Pàdruig's photos there. Dylan has impeccable taste in whisky, cigars, and pocket knives. I also enjoy @tmd_87's posts, although Taylor often posts pics of new funky, weird fruity beers (and sometimes Miller High Life). And I love @Jack Black's taste in barley beverages--single malts and beers. And those Rusty Nails! Gotta get some Drambuie soon.

    So I am posting in one of my other favourite threads. The knife is a Thiers Nature by Fontenille Pataud, which has been in my pocket most of the day. (The other knife of the day is my Opinel No. 8.) But to focus on the book: I am rereading this wonderful short novel, punlished in 1962. A film based on it came out in 1963, starring Sydney Poitier, who won the Best Actor Oscar that year. The film was nominated for Best Picture. I remember seeing the film in the mid-1960's in a motel room in San Antonio with my parents. Powerful film. This is a heartwarming book that I think would appeal to most people. Highly recommended. Read about a third of it on the porch, with my Lab, and enjoying the sunset. Just made a hot, steaming cup of black coffee, and will probably finish it tonight.
     
  7. dantzk8

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    This book about the Lewis and Clark expedition has been given to my wife's grandfather by a U.S. soldier in 1944.
    Three other soldiers wrote their names and addresses on the first page.

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    I've made some search but only found a death notice concerning someone called Trinidad P. Cantu at the age of 93 in 2013 at Houston, Texas. Could be him.

    My wife and me treasure this book.

    Dan.
     
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  8. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Very cool.
     
  9. Marlingspike12

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  10. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Nice match of blade and books. Moby Dick is my favourite novel.
     
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  11. Marlingspike12

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    May 28, 2019
    Thanks! It certainly is a masterpiece of a novel.
     
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  12. btb01

    btb01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2008
    Well I might as well post this one again… :D

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  13. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
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  14. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    One of three books I'm currently reading. I think I'm too busy to be reading 3 books at a time - it's going very slowly.
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  15. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

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  16. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
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    One of the best books of the 20th century.
     
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  17. Marlingspike12

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    I concur. :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  18. Haegar

    Haegar

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    Apr 28, 2020
    agreed. I‘ve read it the first time sometime in the early 80‘s and I could barely stop long enough to eat and get a minimal amount of sleep I needed to survive university the next day.

    Gerd
     
  19. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    I'm a big Tolkien fan, as you might infer from my BF name. Truly a wonderful escape and well told tales.
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    I'm revisiting this book on Nessmuk. I picked up a copy for my youngest son, along with a Boker Plus Nessmi for Christmas. He and his wife and kids are headed to the Adirondacks right after Christmas for a few days. Maybe he'll sit by the fire and read a little of it and make a fuzz stick in Nessmuk's honor.
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  20. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Ah, yes: Peregrin and Meriadoc. Great characters. Read The Lord of the Rings three times through: in my teens, in my 20's, and in my 40's. Thoroughly enjoyed it each time.

    That Nessmuk book looks interesting. Heading to a used bookstore this afternoon--mayne they'll have a copy.
     
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