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
    Good luck with your appointment, GT.

    Thank you, GT. :)

    The Valley Jack is always cool. :D
  2. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Thanks, Gary. Good luck with your eye procedure.
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  3. dc50

    dc50 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 14, 2006
    David my Grandfather was from Scotland and told us about the wall with a proud twinkle in his eye.;) I'm thinking it was looked upon as a wee stumbling block.:p
  4. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    I thought it was built by the Scots to keep the English out of Edinburgh! Certainly didn't work more's the pity! :rolleyes: ;) :thumbsup:
  5. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
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  6. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Thank you Harvey, we are :) :thumbsup:

    Bravery beyond measure :thumbsup:

    Isn't that bone beautiful? :) I would have bought that one just for the tang stamp. Great piece of advertising there, well done for tracking it down :) :thumbsup:

    +1 :thumbsup:

    Thank you my friend, they turned out even better than I had hoped :) :thumbsup:

    Good luck GT, hope it all goes well :thumbsup:

    I carried the entire order today, and it was HEAVY! :eek: I think I'm going to go get a hot bath to try and ease my back a little! :rolleyes: :thumbsup:

    :D :thumbsup:
  7. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    Thank you sir. I believe it is Rosewood.

    Wonderful rich and not-so-recent relic of renown Harvey. J CROOKES & "COOPERS DIP". :cool::cool::cool:

    Gracias amigo.

    If ever a rare and regal razor of ravishing repute regaled the porcheteers tis Valley Jack. I've never polished it GT but its been rubbed down a many a time with a rag. I must confess - It is in the capable & artistic hands of our very own Glennbad even as we speak. :cool: I wish you a speedy recovery from your eye procedure my friend. Take care.
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  8. donn

    donn Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 14, 2002
    LOL! You should of seen the state I was in when I got to the top. :oops: However it's amazing just how quick you recover when you remember that from there it's all downhill to the pub. :D

    Ahhh thanks for posting that Jack; that settles it then. George Fox was only born in 1624 and he didn't do his famous climb up Pendle Hill in Lancashire until 1652? So the Broadbent name in Yorkshire easily pre-dates the Quakers. I wonder if a load of Broadbents moved to Lancashire then.

    That just oozes quality doesn't it.
    Yip it's Hadrian's Wall. :thumbsup:

    Thanks GT. The hill was almost as steep as the valley side on your Valley Jack. :D
    Good luck for the surgery. :thumbsup:

    It was after the Romans upped and left. That's partly how I ended up where I am. :D

    A bit like beer prices, roadworks on the A1(M) and those appalling Virgin Trains do now then...:D:D

    Yip everyone it's Hadrian's Wall. Of course Hadrian's Wall has never actually sat in Scotland. Since the formation of the English and Scottish kingdoms the wall has only ever sat within England.
  9. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    And Barbara Feldon and Annette O'Toole both carry lambsfoots all the time in real life!
    Dreaming is free.
    And I don't mind lying, if that's what it takes to give lambsfoot content to my derailments.

    I thought it was built by the Romans to keep the Picts out, when the Scots were still in Ireland.
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  10. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    I don't remember that part. :confused: The only thing I remember from that movie (aside from a pretty decent David Bowie song) is from back in my college days. One night, we were watching it on the big living room TV, and right at the moment Miss Kinsky transforms into a were-cat, our black cat came in through the little cat-door in the window screen and got her claw caught in the curtain. She was hanging there yowling, and everybody screamed, and I was almost laughing too hard to go unhook her.

    Best of luck with the procedure.

    Hey, @JohnDF ! Talk about successful marketing! I saw these today and had to buy them just because Doctor Who likes them. :D

  11. dc50

    dc50 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 14, 2006
    Thank you again and again for bringing these to us.:thumbsup::cool:

    John,its kind of like when I see a young fella drive by in a brand spanking new black Dodge Ram truck.;)

    I have been invited to come to a father, Son, Grandfather fishing get together on fathers day on the 15th :thumbsup:

    Thank you, Dwight. :)
    Thank you Jack.:)

    Thanks GT your a good soul. :thumbsup::thumbsup::cool:

    haha I know this is off subject a wee bit but it reminds me of Alberta being the only province that is rat free. There are pest control men all along the eastern border between Alberta and Saskatchewan keeping the rats out :eek: :thumbsup::thumbsup: On our western border, the Rocky Mountains serve as a natural barrier.

    That darn back is a real thorn in the flesh Jack, I'm so sorry it flared up again. :(

    David,if you didn't live there we wouldn't be privy to all the fantastic photos and history you post for us neophytes. :thumbsup::thumbsup::D
  12. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    It goes back a fair few years before 1624 in Sheffield David, and is widely recorded all over Yorkshire, from at least the mid 16th century (and going back to the beginning of the century). Like Barlow though, it is a locational name, referring in Old English (circa 7th C) to an area of land where reeds or rushes grow. So, again, like Barlow (and the linked surname of 'Barley'), it may have sprung up in different areas without the people carrying the name being related. Sometimes, of course, folks were named for the place they lived, and this is seen with Norman knights being given land. There is a Broadbent near Oldham, and some would have certainly taken their name from it. It may even have originated there, but I suspect that, like most names, Broadbent, and other various forms of the name, were not limited to one specific place. The surname is also recorded in Staffordshire in the 17th century. Banker Broadbent did not move away from Sheffield after his bank failed, but some of his family might have done so from shame! There is a story (in all likelihood probably not true) about when the bank went bust. Supposedly, on a Saturday morning, Broadbent was knocked up by a farmer from Derbyshire. Broadbent berated him, asking him why he didn't know the bank only did business on weekdays. However, when the farmer mentioned he had a large deposit to make, Broadbent took the money, and promptly shut up shop on the Monday! :rolleyes: While the family certainly suffered reputational damage from the bank's collapse, they still seem to have been among the wealthiest in the town at the time, building a large house and estate on the edge of Sheffield, close to where Firth Park stands today. Poor old bankers eh?! :rolleyes:

    :D :thumbsup:
  13. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    That's hilarious Rachel! :D Yay! Jammie Dodgers! :) :D :thumbsup:

    Thanks Dave, if at some future point, I begin to talk about it as easy and straightforward, please call me out on it! :rolleyes: I am very satisfied with the result though :) :thumbsup:

    That sounds pretty good :) :thumbsup:

    LOL! :D Scotland is a spectacularly beautiful country, with warm, friendly people, and a rich history. As I have many friends there, I have occasionally thought that it would be a wonderful place to live :) But I figure they already have to put up with enough sassenachs (most of whom - the posh ones - live in Edinburgh)! o_O :rolleyes: :D :thumbsup:

    It is for sure Dave, but those Barlows are hefty knives, and I had to carry a lot of them. Probably only about the weight I was curling a few years ago, but I'm getting old! :D I'm hoping I'll be OK my friend, the 'crunch' will be in the morning! :eek: :rolleyes: :thumbsup:
  14. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Here in the U.S.???
    I'm on the hunt... I'll take a case of 'em. :cool: :thumbsup:
    edit... Found them on The Big River site. Thanks.
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  15. donn

    donn Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 14, 2002
    Your absolutely right of course Jer. :thumbsup: The Picts came from what is now Scotland. The Scotti came from what is now Ireland. After the Romans left in 410AD the Picts and Scotti started raiding (or increased their raids of) northern Britain. The story is the Romano-Britons then invited Anglo-Saxon mercenaries over to help fight the Picts and Scotti. The Anglo-Saxons initially did just that but then liked what the saw and decided to take it for themselves.
    Hadrian's Wall was not so much a definate barrier as more of a border and customs control. Given the number of gates through the wall it would appear the southern Picts and Romano-Britons were probably in constant contact and trade. Though certainly in the 2nd Century AD during and in the years after the walls construction, there is plenty of documentary evidence to suggest there was regular fighting at the wall and in it's hinterlands, with high Roman casualties indicating just how fierce the fighting was.

    Oh wow! didn't know you could get them over the pond! Enjoy! :):thumbsup:

    Your welcome Dave! I actually don't live anywhere near Hadrian's Wall :( but wish I did as the north of England is stunning and particularly empty of people.:):thumbsup: I do though get up into the north quite regularly.
  16. dc50

    dc50 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 14, 2006
    Sassenachs! My new word of the day :confused:"The term SASANACH is a Scottish and Irish Gaelic term for the name Saxon" thanks Jack.:thumbsup::D
  17. gunstockjack

    gunstockjack Mid-low tech sexagenarian. Gold Member

    May 14, 2011
    Back from a "too short" getaway to Yale Reservoir near the town of Cougar, Washington. Can you spot the lambsfoot in the photo?

  18. gunstockjack

    gunstockjack Mid-low tech sexagenarian. Gold Member

    May 14, 2011
    Nice little 1000 acre impoundment:

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  19. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    :D :thumbsup:

    Seeking better weather no doubt! :rolleyes: :D :thumbsup:

    Enjoy Dave! :D :thumbsup:
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  20. cigarrodog

    cigarrodog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 18, 2014
    You need and deserve a pint to go with that bath. Here’s to your aches easing shortly.

    Thank you. The covers are beautiful. The interesting thing about this Lambsfoot is how solid and substantial the feel and heft is. The other interesting note is that it was far easier to find information on Cooper’s Dip than on the knife.

    Thank for the consuming effort that you are and will expend.

    @donn David, your recommendation is outstanding. Thank you.

    @Fodderwing Thank you Dwight. You have my vote for the Guardians’ Bard position.:)

    @mitch4ging Dennis, you asked me about the patch. I just wanted to share this with you. My apologies to the rest of you, because I feel like I’ve been going on and on.

    From one of my many books on the Battle of The Bulge.
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