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Guardians of The Lambsfoot!

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Jack Black, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. mitch4ging

    mitch4ging Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2015
  2. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    There are links to two giveaways in my sig line John, the one in this thread is for folks who already have a Lambsfoot. The other linked giveaway is for folks who don't have a Lambsfoot. In each case there is entry criteria, so you do need to read it :thumbsup:

    Thanks buddy, I decided to give a router a try again, as my broadband has been terrible lately. I used one a few years ago, when me and my neighbours set up a network, but the problem was that lots of other folks later got wireless networks. It wasn't a good start as the router had a fault, and I had to take it back to the shop, where they were almost as clueless about it as me, but they gave me another, which works fine. Only problem is my computer doesn't support all the wireless software, so for now I've had to connect with an ethernet cable. Seems to be working OK though, for now at least :thumbsup:

    That's a shame in a way JP, I found it rather quaint :D I think the last time I was on it...I just checked and it was 2008! :eek:...going from Bilbao to Barcelona. For a long distance train, it had strange luggage racks, right up near the roof, I'm tall and I could only just reach them! Apart from me, it seemed like all the passengers were little old ladies, so I spent a lot of time lifting luggage up and down! :D That's a fascinating piece of history my friend, thank you :) :thumbsup:

    Thank you very much John :) :thumbsup:

    That looks lovely, it's a pretty nice day here too :) :thumbsup:

    What a contrast to where John lives Preston :eek: Hope you have a great day though, it sounds like your pup has you well-trained already my friend ;) :thumbsup:

    I am very likely to do the same Ron! :D That's a nice knife, and a nice gesture :) I have just sent Charlie a text now that it is a decent hour in Canada :) :thumbsup:

    Thanks for the kind words GT, and for letting us see that fabulous collection :) :thumbsup:

    Definitely a looker :) Good luck my friend :) :thumbsup:

    That's very cool Vince :) :thumbsup:

    Thank you Vince :) :thumbsup:

    Such a cool knife :) :thumbsup:

    Me too, I had longed for one for ages (Ebay won't accept bids on knives from UK residents :( ) :) A really special knife and a very kind gift :) :thumbsup:

    Looking great Joshua :) :thumbsup:

    Thanks a lot Kevin, nice pic :) :thumbsup:
  3. Ramrodmb

    Ramrodmb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2010
    Jack, I have the same issues of computer not supporting all the wireless software. I think the ethernet cable is a better option anyway.:thumbsup::thumbsup:
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  4. gunstockjack

    gunstockjack Mid-low tech sexagenarian. Gold Member

    May 14, 2011
    Carrying my beautiful 2018 horn model gifted to me by Charlie at the Oregon knife show this year! Thank you Charlie!!! Smoke and prayers sent along toward your full and speedy recovery!

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  5. mitch4ging

    mitch4ging Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2015
    Sorry I missed this, nice family portrait, Alain!:cool::thumbsup:
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  6. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    That is a beauty Barry, must be one of the very best of the 2018 horn models :) Being gifted by Charlie makes it extra special, he is a most generous fellow :) Nice pic too Barry :thumbsup:
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  7. cigarrodog

    cigarrodog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 18, 2014
    @Jack Black Hope you’re sipping a cold one after slaving over a hot router.:) Love that Ebony.

    @Jolipapa Nice Lamb family. That Barlow Lamb looks very nice. Is that a custom.?

    @JohnDF I’m living vicariously from your Sun-lit Lamb Image.

    @pjsjr I applaud your dedication to your dog training regiment. Every one benefits.:thumbsup:

    @Half/Stop Isn’t the Senator a grand pattern? That Charlie, whom we all pray a return to good health, gifted it to you, must make your Senator extra special.:thumbsup:

    @5K Qs Morning Gary. Perhaps hastily taken, but beautifully imaged.:)

    @Travman A fine AC.

    @Prester John I love the unique look of the Stag slabs on your AC. Great color.:thumbsup:

    @mitch4ging Hope your day is a good one, Dennis.
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  8. mitch4ging

    mitch4ging Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2015
    I'm just missing everything today, think I'll go back to bed, get up and try again!:confused:

    Jack, most of that is the pantina, except at the end towards the tip is a little reflection. I thought the pantina matched the rust on the trunk quite well!:cool:
    Thanks for the comment!
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  9. r redden

    r redden Gold Member Gold Member

    May 23, 2015
  10. boykinlp

    boykinlp Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    I'm in with my massive collection!:) Can you call one a collection? BTW, where do the Lambsfoot pins come from? I enjoy learning something new here everyday. Thanks.
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  11. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    THanks Harvey, all out of beer I'm afraid! :eek: :D :thumbsup:

    I noticed I had missed a few posts when I was going back over the last few pages to note down all the giveaway entrants :rolleyes:

    Really Dennis? It looks pretty good, I do like the way these polished blades patina, you get all sorts of great colours, especially at first :) :thumbsup:
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  12. cigarrodog

    cigarrodog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 18, 2014
    Good Morning Guardians. I found this older Johnson Western Lambsfoot with the triple fluted bolster. I’m including more images in the hope that when @Jack Black is better rested, he will illuminate the find.




  13. mitch4ging

    mitch4ging Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2015
    Thanks, Harvey! You as well!:):thumbsup:
    :cool::thumbsup: Very clever conversion :D

    They are very cool, love to watch the process. Mostly cutting oranges and apples with it! Trying to get all healthy and stuff!
  14. Cambertree

    Cambertree Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2014
    Hey Guardians, belated congrats on the 1k pages - nice work Jack, and everyone who participates in this fine thread!:cool::thumbsup:

    I kind of fell behind, then all of a sudden it was thirty, then sixty pages and more to catch up! I’m sure I’ve missed some great posts and pics.:(

    I’ll have to take a new group pic, haven’t taken one in a while.

    Here’s some old group pics from around 2017 evidently, contrasting the cover textures on my flock then:


    (Not an entry btw.)

    My vote would be that the Schrade Landshark and the Space Knife are both ‘legitimate’ Lambsfoot variants, although it’s questionable how much knowledge (if any) the designers of those two models had of the original Real Lamb Foot type Sheffield town knife.

    Here’s another ‘mini collection’ of Lambsfoot variants, the Lambshank, and the Frostfoot.


    Both knives were attempts at rendering the lineaments of the Lambsfoot blade in a useful fixed blade knife.

    The Frostfoot was a reground Mora Frosts bait knife for the professional fishing industry. Originally it looked like this:


    I reground the spine into a tapered Lambsfoot type profile. The edge actually had a little hint of belly up towards the tip, which I left, as it was obviously designed to assist in slicing on boards, and the reground knife was an experiment in a ‘Lambsfoot kitchen knife’. I resharpened it, of course.

    This knife now lives in Jack’s knife drawer, I’m told.

    One interesting difference in the feel of the knife after being reground, was that the tapered spine to edge profile makes the knife have a more ‘poised’, lively feel, because of the steadily diminishing blade weight out to the tip. It was quite apparent on the larger knife, but I realised the same thing applies to the Lambsfoot pocketknife. It does feel more nimble - particularly when manipulating the tip area - in a way that a sheepsfoot blade or higonokami type blade profile lacks.

    The Lambshank is a light, full tang, 3” bladed utility knife of my own design, which has already been discussed in this thread.

    Dennis and John, I laughed at the thought of Dennis taking that pic in his doctors office too. I’m sure we can all relate to ‘that look’ from passersby when in the middle of taking a knife photo in public somewhere. That’s nothing, I’m sure, to the look Jack would have got if someone saw him placing Arthur on a fencepost and taking pics of him, LOL.:D

    Dennis, I hope you get some treatment that works out for you, my friend.:)

    Sounds like a great day out Vince - your AC’s lookin’ fine, and the 1911’s a classic design to have on your hip too - when you’re not brandishing your light sabre!;):D:thumbsup::cool:

    Out in the bush on the weekend:


    But I’ve been carrying this Lefty Lambsfoot from Charlie ‘Waynorth’ today. Charlie very kindly sent it to me after I was griping about right handed traditional knives one day!:cool::D


    Get well soon my friend.:)
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  15. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Beautiful Christopher Johnson Harvey, well-photographed too :) I think I have one of their knives with a similar bolster, though it is not a Lambsfoot sadly. That's some beautiful stag isn't it? :) Are you wanting some historical notes on the firm? :thumbsup:
  16. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Great to see you here Chin :) Fantastic to see those beauties, and to see your Lambshank again, do you carry it regularly? The Frostfoot you kindly gifted me is on the magnetic knife rack on my kitchen wall, and was used only yesterday :) You have built up a good patina on your '19 already my friend, great pics. Hope you have a great May Day :) :thumbsup:
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  17. mitch4ging

    mitch4ging Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2015
    :eek: WOW! Count me as Jealous! A couple of great gems there, Harvey!! Do you have them under glass and on display in the main chamber?:D:thumbsup:
    Thanks, Chin! I was a little nervous, but I was alone for about 15 minutes. Knife folk, they are a crazy lot!:D:thumbsup:
    Wow! A fantastic selection there, my friend!:):thumbsup:
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  18. cigarrodog

    cigarrodog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 18, 2014
    Thank you Jack. The beautiful Stag was one of the reasons. I was hoping that not now, with all that is currently on your plate, but later on. I already did a preliminary investigation, but would enjoy hearing your best guess about the age and details of this sample. But please...Not now. Later is fine.:thumbsup::)

    @mitch4ging Thank you kindly for the nice words, Dennis. I’m not that organized. Resting on a polishing towel on a chair.:)
  19. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Remind me please Harvey :) :thumbsup:
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  20. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    Thank you! :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup: I love to use it. This was made by late Trevor Ablett. Loaded with tons of spirit. She's a show stealer, each time I use it in for lunch, be it with fellow bikers or in more mundane resturants somebody gets curious and start a conversation about knives of yore etc. :)
    The horn is really particular and feels warm in the hand when you use it.

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