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

waynorth

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There seems to be a lot of talk about narwhals lately, so I couldn't resist. I'm trying to decide if I want to make him darker, or leave it be.

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Nice work - perfect for a sailor's knife!!:thumbsup: Tusk 1.jpg Tusk 2.jpg Tusk 3.jpg
 

r8shell

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I wasn’t sure where to put these and I didn’t think it warranted a new thread, so here we go. This is my current collection of knives—the ones that I carry. I have one gift knife and a few others that weren’t in close proximity and which I didn’t think to go grab.

Fixed blades (Morakniv that I made into a convex, Roland Lannier paring, & a Timothy LaCombre neck knife):
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Bruckmann pair:
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A few customs (Javi Garcia modded GEC#44, two Morans, & a Ritchie):
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French Specials (Roland Lannier custom, two Percevals, & a Capuchadou by Fontenille Pataud):
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My two unchanged GECs:
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My Glennbad GECs and Northwoods:
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In some ways my small collection is pretty eclectic, but in others it is pretty much the same: a like midsized to larger knives with single blades in wood or micarta.
 

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I wasn’t sure where to put these and I didn’t think it warranted a new thread, so here we go. This is my current collection of knives—the ones that I carry. I have one gift knife and a few others that weren’t in close proximity and which I didn’t think to go grab.
Very cool group, Joshua! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup::cool:
At first, I was all distraught, thinking, "What happened to your AC?" :eek: But now I see that not ALL of your knives are pictured here. ;)

- GT
 

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I wasn’t sure where to put these and I didn’t think it warranted a new thread, so here we go. This is my current collection of knives—the ones that I carry. I have one gift knife and a few others that weren’t in close proximity and which I didn’t think to go grab.

Fixed blades (Morakniv that I made into a convex, Roland Lannier paring, & a Timothy LaCombre neck knife):
View attachment 1548371

Bruckmann pair:
View attachment 1548404

A few customs (Javi Garcia modded GEC#44, two Morans, & a Ritchie):
00-BD6553-7416-405-A-A8-A1-4-E08-A5979141-1-201-a.jpg


French Specials (Roland Lannier custom, two Percevals, & a Capuchadou by Fontenille Pataud):
5-FCE1-B09-7450-4838-A6-AF-F27-E626984-DA-1-201-a.jpg


My two unchanged GECs:
66-BBBE00-793-D-4871-BCA8-AADBE388-CCC4-1-201-a.jpg


My Glennbad GECs and Northwoods:
7-E737-BB8-5159-4843-B8-CB-921-C1-B2-DA4-EA-1-201-a.jpg


In some ways my small collection is pretty eclectic, but in others it is pretty much the same: a like midsized to larger knives with single blades in wood or micarta.
Nice collection! It may be a bit eclectic but to me, your discipline and focus is pretty clear. Very admirable.:thumbsup:
 

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I wasn’t sure where to put these and I didn’t think it warranted a new thread, so here we go. This is my current collection of knives—the ones that I carry. I have one gift knife and a few others that weren’t in close proximity and which I didn’t think to go grab.

Fixed blades (Morakniv that I made into a convex, Roland Lannier paring, & a Timothy LaCombre neck knife):
View attachment 1548371

Bruckmann pair:
View attachment 1548404

A few customs (Javi Garcia modded GEC#44, two Morans, & a Ritchie):
00-BD6553-7416-405-A-A8-A1-4-E08-A5979141-1-201-a.jpg


French Specials (Roland Lannier custom, two Percevals, & a Capuchadou by Fontenille Pataud):
5-FCE1-B09-7450-4838-A6-AF-F27-E626984-DA-1-201-a.jpg


My two unchanged GECs:
66-BBBE00-793-D-4871-BCA8-AADBE388-CCC4-1-201-a.jpg


My Glennbad GECs and Northwoods:
7-E737-BB8-5159-4843-B8-CB-921-C1-B2-DA4-EA-1-201-a.jpg


In some ways my small collection is pretty eclectic, but in others it is pretty much the same: a like midsized to larger knives with single blades in wood or micarta.

Nice collection Joshua, very thoughtfully acquired from the look of it :) :thumbsup:
 

r8shell

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I think it looks great just as it is, the detail is amazing!
Todd

Nice work Rachel, very cool :cool:

Great idea r8shell, well executed!!! :cool:
Thanks, guys. From the pictures I was working from, narwhals are much darker, but I think I will leave it as is.
I wasn’t sure where to put these and I didn’t think it warranted a new thread, so here we go. This is my current collection of knives—the ones that I carry. I have one gift knife and a few others that weren’t in close proximity and which I didn’t think to go grab.

Fixed blades (Morakniv that I made into a convex, Roland Lannier paring, & a Timothy LaCombre neck knife):
View attachment 1548371

Bruckmann pair:
View attachment 1548404

A few customs (Javi Garcia modded GEC#44, two Morans, & a Ritchie):
00-BD6553-7416-405-A-A8-A1-4-E08-A5979141-1-201-a.jpg


French Specials (Roland Lannier custom, two Percevals, & a Capuchadou by Fontenille Pataud):
5-FCE1-B09-7450-4838-A6-AF-F27-E626984-DA-1-201-a.jpg


My two unchanged GECs:
66-BBBE00-793-D-4871-BCA8-AADBE388-CCC4-1-201-a.jpg


My Glennbad GECs and Northwoods:
7-E737-BB8-5159-4843-B8-CB-921-C1-B2-DA4-EA-1-201-a.jpg


In some ways my small collection is pretty eclectic, but in others it is pretty much the same: a like midsized to larger knives with single blades in wood or micarta.
Very nice collection. :cool::thumbsup:
 

waynorth

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Thanks, everyone, for your encouragement!


Very cool! Are you going to make something with it, or just keep it to display, as is?

(I checked your photo to make sure I got the twist going in the right direction. Whew!)
I think I will display it!! I have looked at it many times now, and it is so incredible as is, I don't think I can bear to cut it!:rolleyes:
I am glad the twists jibe!!:D
Great skill you have, Rachel!!:thumbsup:
 

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I think I will display it!! I have looked at it many times now, and it is so incredible as is, I don't think I can bear to cut it!:rolleyes:
I am glad the twists jibe!!:D
Great skill you have, Rachel!!:thumbsup:

Nice job Rachel!

Charlie, i thought we were using that tusk for the knives that GEC is making for the Old Knives posters?
 

waynorth

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The tusk feels dense and durable like other ivory, but science has discovered it has a sensitive connection to chemical changes in nearby water, when live!!?? Interesting. Drones have now caught Narwhals "bopping" nearby fish with their tusks, and eating them when stunned!!
 

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They all look like great knives, Joshua JTB_5 JTB_5 :cool::thumbsup:

Very cool group, Joshua! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup::cool:
At first, I was all distraught, thinking, "What happened to your AC?" :eek: But now I see that not ALL of your knives are pictured here. ;)

- GT

Nice collection! It may be a bit eclectic but to me, your discipline and focus is pretty clear. Very admirable.:thumbsup:

Nice collection Joshua, very thoughtfully acquired from the look of it :) :thumbsup:

Thanks, guys. From the pictures I was working from, narwhals are much darker, but I think I will leave it as is.

Very nice collection. :cool::thumbsup:

That really is beautiful Rachel.

Great collection Joshua.

That's pretty cool Charlie. Being a tooth, how durable is it? Does it feel like an ivory tusk?
Thanks everyone! It has taken me some time to figure out what I like and don’t like. Some folks know immediately, but I’ve always been slow to learn myself.

GT, I don’t know what happened to me, but I did take a picture of my lambsfoot last night. For some reason I didn’t post it here, but it got it’s own special spot—it didn’t even share the spotlight.

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