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Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Jack Black, Jun 26, 2016.
Great photo David!
Nice Rosewood Gary.
Cool pic Vince
That's handy Dave!
Beautiful grain in that Ironwood Ron, your photo shows it off to perfection
That's some nice black ebony Joshua
Always nice to see your Union Jack GT I am due a trip to Barnitt's, there are barely any good hardware stores left here
Another great pic, looks like you have built up some nice patina there
Thank you Dwight, and thanks for editing your post David
I'm hoping to escape both Preston
Thank you David
Sounds like a nice end to the day John
Looks like you're enjoying exploring Dave!
That's a nice pic
Morning Guardians, three-day weekends always mess up the following week for me a bit, I don't know if anyone else finds that? I suppose starting the week on Tuesday makes Friday a day nearer I'm starting my week off we some ebony Have a good week folks
The background to this pic is a traditional mourning handkerchief made in Belfast in (pre-partition) Ireland) early in the 20th century. One time, when I was in Ireland, I got a lift back from an event at Castle Espie in County Down, with some folks who had found a whole box of them, and were selling them off to raise money for charity
What a great background for an ebony knife.
Good Morning Guardians! Buffalo horn goes to the City.
Good Morning Guardians
Interesting handkerchief @Jack Black and good mourning to you too!
Sharpened my Lambsfoot again, so I'm ready for anything.
I forgot my Lambsfoot at work last week, and figured I had lost it. I put it in my tool belt after using it, instead of into my pocket. I was so relieved to find it the next day.
Good morning, Guardians!
It’s my Ironwood Bigun for me today!
Thank you, Jack! It is actually black linen micarta, with a matte finish, but it looks just like ebony in that picture.
Good morning, Guardians.
I hope everyone had a pleasant weekend. Mine was rather cold but quite enjoyable all the same. I thought I would share a couple of pictures from my trip followed by the Lambsfoot that I have in my pocket today, paired with a new piece of kit. I'd have to say that this is my new favorite cup for wilderness excursions.
When I was in the workforce, I couldn’t wait for such things as three day holidays. I guess this makes me a full blown curmudgeon, because as a retired person, I can’t wait for them to end. The site of long lines of traffic in the morning, as they head to work, while I peacefully walk with my Ari, brings a smile to my face. I know. I’m terrible.
Your Ebony Lambsfoot(everyone’s Ebony) is wonderful, and probably my most desired. Your handkerchief is quite nice.
@dc50 Two Beauties, David. The Ebony and the painting.
@JohnDF Very Nice image, John.
@Cutfinger I Happy for you that you found that precious Ebony Lambsfoot.
@Prester John Such a handsome Lambsfoot, Vince.
@Half/Stop Good look at your nice Ironwood Lambsfoot, Ron.
@Pàdruig What a peaceful and beautiful setting to drink in with your new cup, Dylan. As perfect as youR Dami Lambsfoot.
Good Morning Guardians.
What a sensational photo Harvey.
Thank you kindly, Dave.
Beautiful country Cascades, right? Where 'bouts? Did you carve the cup? Looks like a dandy
Another great pic - grats. Like you, I'm very happy to be able enjoy a cup of coffee instead of having to gulp it down so I can join the rat-race
Thank you, Harvey. Excellent picture, as always!
Thank you! I reside in the Pacific Northwest and am fortunate to have access to all sorts of beautiful country. These pictures were taken in one of my favorite haunts, the Fire Camp Lakes located in the Mt. Jefferson wilderness.
The cup makes for an interesting topic. It is known by a number of names but the one I first learned was kuksa. Traditionally, it was (and I suspect still is) a cup that was carved by the Sami people in Northern Scandinavia. Carved out of birch burl, it was usually done on an individual basis by the would-be bearer.
Since I have respect for old traditions, I did not make this cup and did not opt to buy one that was hand made either. Traditionally, you would either carve your own or have one gifted to you. Since I have not the time and birch burl can be difficult to find, I opted to buy a modern version that is made in Finland from a wood fiber composite material. It is supposed to be environmentally friendly (if you care about such things), dishwasher safe, and pretty darn indestructible. Plus, its design prevents you from scorching your fingers and/or lips when drinking a hot beverage.
Thank you John, I wish I had bumped into those people earlier in the day as I would have bought the whole box off of them I did buy a second for my Irish girlfriend at the time, and she wondered, rather irreverently, if the motif showed the pints of Guinness from the wake
Fantastic pic Dave
Lovely composition John
Very sharp Michael Glad you found your Lambsfoot
Looking good Vince
Nice choice Ron
Sorry Joshua, that's my memory going!
Wow! That's some beautiful country Dylan, stunning pics I was considering buying a kupilka just yesterday, my girlfriend brought me a nice wooden kuksa back from Finland, but it's a little on the small side. Great photo my friend
I can appreciate that Harvey! I have been self-employed since 1991, and have been easing myself into semi-retirement these past few years, so three-day weekends just means I find everything kind of overcrowded!
Excellent photo, and I love the button (or cap)
Thanks for the interesting info. And yes, I care about and respect the environment. If you would, please PM me more info about where to get one?
You certainly live in a beautiful part of the world Dylan I will take your post as a recommendation Here's my kuksa, it was made by a feller in a small town in the north of Finland, but as you can see it's a bit on the small side
If you search on 'Kupilka', you should be able to find them OG