Guardians of The Lambsfoot!

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

  1. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    She hasn't bent to my will yet... but I'll keep working her. :D
  2. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Thanks Joshua, the blade is the same size as on the 2019 Guardians Lambsfoot :thumbsup:

    Thank you John, hopefully I can get some better pics at the weekend :) Maybe I'll even be able to upload them?! o_O :rolleyes: :thumbsup:
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  3. OLd_gUY


    Feb 20, 2018
    I sure admire the way you think :thumbsup:
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  4. donn

    donn Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 14, 2002
    Oh. There a bit nice aren't they. :cool::thumbsup:

    It's a magical drink known as Or-Angej-Uice. It's brewed in 9 gallon batches by the Ellyllon of the Tylwyth-Teg every other blue moon using well water from Camelot, barley from the Garden of Eden and hops from Emain Ablach, then aged for millennia in casks made from the branches of Yggdrasil. It tastes of sugar and spice and all things nice and is free to all those of a true spirit and stout heart.
    Unless you buy it in a bar in Leeds then it costs £72.60 for a half. :D

    Very scary. And it will be for a while yet. :D

    What a great story Jack! I still can't figure out how he did it though even with the close up shot. :thumbsup:
  5. dc50

    dc50 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 14, 2006
    I played with the photo a bit Jack. :p
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  6. donn

    donn Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 14, 2002
    Lucky sod. I can think of worse places to be.
    Like where I live for one. :(

    Well save ya pennies 'cos I've heard there's a new lambsfoot a-comin'... :D
  7. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Terrific looking barlows, Jack, you've really outdone yourself this time! I'm a big fan of the historical significance of this. Big Thanks!!
  8. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    I'm still a couple of days slower than "real time". Posts quoted below came from Monday and Tuesday (up until I went to bed Tuesday night :rolleyes:).

    Jack, that looks like a versatile tool, with a bottle opener on each end. ;):thumbsup::thumbsup: Which one did you opt for to open your Jamaican joy?
    Lucy seems to be in a darker mood from her reading choices! :eek::thumbsup:

    Great pic of your AC with the Astonishing Canyon, @Travman! ;):thumbsup::thumbsup:

    Intriguing photo, Dwight! :cool::cool::thumbsup: Is that a rosewood model?

    What a touching surprise you all arranged for your friend, Ron!! :cool::thumbsup::cool:
    That's a fine no-frills lambsfoot you posted - my kind of knife! ;):thumbsup::thumbsup:

    Harvey, your splendid photo of your sweet AC has set off my Affection for Confections! ;):cool::cool:

    Dave & Harvey, those were two of the "survival phrases" I learned prior to visiting my daughter in Spain several years ago. :D:thumbsup::thumbsup: My daughter tried to teach me correct "Spain Spanish" pronunciation to which Jack alludes, such as when to "lisp" the letters c and z, and not to put my teeth on my lip for v sounds, so that it comes out almost like a b: "cerveza" is something like thair-BAI-thuh. Also, I first tried to guess the phrase Harvey mentions, and had my daughter's Spanish boyfriend at the time ROTFL when I came up with "Dónde casa de caca?" :rolleyes::p

    Lots of stag variety in these shots from Steve, José, and Jack! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup::cool:

    Superb sextet, José! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup: (In mathematics, 6 is a "perfect number" because it's equal to the sum of its proper divisors: 6 = 1+2+3. The next perfect number is 28 = 1+2+4+7+14, so maybe your new goal should be to obtain a total of 28 lambsfoot knives! :D:D:thumbsup:)

    Cool story, David! :):thumbsup::cool:

    Sounds delectable, Ron! :thumbsup::thumbsup::) I bought a bag of clementines a few weeks ago and threw one or two into many of my "recipes" while I had them.

    Thanks, John. :) The weather that day was ideal IMHO: sunny, 70˚F for high, no wind, low humidity.

    Gracias, Perro cigarro. :):D


    - GT

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  9. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    "Lava" sounds hot to me, FBC; you're an influencer and trend setter! :thumbsup::thumbsup::D Your horn lambsfoot with the lined bolster and the white speed streaks is so lava-like, it flows! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup:

    Thanks, Jack. :)

    Cool photo, John! :cool::cool::thumbsup:

    Vince, the pic of your rosewood speaks to me :thumbsup::thumbsup::cool:, but your opening words do not! :(

    That ironwood is a home run on your field of dreams, Dwight! ;):thumbsup::thumbsup:

    Totem if you got 'em, Dave!! :thumbsup::thumbsup:;)

    Thanks for the damascus and rosewood info, Jack. :cool::thumbsup::cool:

    I appreciate your informative replies to my idle curiosity, Vince! :):thumbsup::cool:

    Glad you liked the Ella link, OG. :) After @dc50 said his knife was a vamp, I had to find a vamp song. :rolleyes:
    That photo of your Damascus Senator is unforgettably majestic! :eek::thumbsup::thumbsup::cool:
    Thanks for the music link. I think Simon is an amazing songwriter, and Willie can put his own stamp on any song! :cool::cool::thumbsup:

    :D:D Dave, I'm trying as hard as I can to maintain a lambsfootesque straight edge on my profile, but I fear that eventually I'm going to end up reprofiled with a lot of belly! :(:rolleyes:

    Thanks, José. :)

    Thanks for the compliment on my Valley Jack, David. :) The knife didn't actually play any role in that evening's chores. I was using a rake, broom, shovel, and gas-powered lawn mower.
    Interesting rumination on developments since Dave's move. :thumbsup::D
    Lots of folks interested in building walls these days, it seems. I wonder if China is interested in selling off parts of theirs to paying customers? I hear the Chinese Wall is a Great one! :rolleyes:

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    - GT
  10. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Classic! :D :thumbsup:

    It's amazing what some of those fellers could knock up in a slit-trench out of a bit of old tat ;) :thumbsup:

    Thanks Dave, the pic was taken on a cell-phone, emailed to me, and I then had to REDUCE it in size so I could upload it with my rotten internet connection :rolleyes: :thumbsup:

    Thanks Jeff, it was an effort this time! ;) As you know, I love the history :) The Barlows were actually Quakers, as were their neighbours the Broadbents. Here is the scene at the Hartshead in 1893, the Broadbents lived in what is today the oldest brick-built house in Sheffield city centre (on the right of the photo), the Barlows home and workshop, being at right-angles to it. Today, the road is wider, but the Broadbent House still stands, and in fact doesn't look much different to what it does here. I'll be sure to get a pic of a Hartshead Barlow in situ :) :thumbsup:


    There is an American connection too, the last of the Barlows of Obadiah's line was Sarah Barlow, his great great granddaughter. She married neighbour Thomas Scantlebury, another Quaker, and they had five children. Their youngest son, Samuel, born 1st September 1800, emigrated to the USA, and spent the greater part of his life in Chicago, though he maintained an interest in Sheffield affairs throughout.
  11. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    It was a gift from our friend @Pt-Luso GT :) I used the bottle-opener, at the other end is the 'foot' for the corkscrew, but I guess they added an additional bottle-opener for good measure, knowing that I am a belt & braces man! :D I need to take Lucy out in the sunshine ;) :thumbsup:

    :D :D :D :thumbsup:

    Thanks pal :) :thumbsup:
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  12. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    That IS funny. Were you trying to be funny? :p:D
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  13. dc50

    dc50 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 14, 2006
    It's a great day Jack. :thumbsup:;)
  14. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Sorry, Gary. It's just "good morning" in the Irish. That's an Irish coin in the pic.
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  15. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Maybe we can start a Lambsfoot resort in Montana. :D

    Thank you, GT. :)

    Graduation for my school is tonight. I have to put on my Harry Potter robes, sit on stage, and look important. :confused:
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  16. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Nice looking Barlow’s Jack.
    Whether it’s me or other people who get to obtain one - it will be nice to see them appear here in this Thread!
  17. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Good luck John :thumbsup:

    Catch up with you all soon Guardians :thumbsup:
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  18. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Nice pic.
    I guess attending graduation ceremonies is one of the hazards of your job. I skipped most of mine: high school, junior college, and law school.
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  19. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Not even from Law School? You worked HARD for that one.
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  20. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

    May 13, 2019
    Fantastic barlow selection. Really like the top one.
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