Guardians of The Lambsfoot!

Jack Black

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Thanks, Jack :thumbsup::)

I'm sure there are others with different opinions Dave, sometimes you need diamonds because of the steel, or because you're re-profiling the angle of the edge, but particularly with pocket knives, I find the 'grittiness' of diamonds slightly irritating. I've been using ceramics ever since Sal G sent me a couple of the flat Spyderco ceramic stones in the early 90's, and I've been experimenting with strops lately, but I'm a run-of-the-mill sharpener compared to our experts here :thumbsup:
 

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I've been using ceramics ever since Sal G sent me a couple of the flat Spyderco ceramic stones
That's what I've been using a medium and fine Sal G when I was in the meat cutting industry I was one of the few that actually used an oil stone most of the newer young boys used a power sharpener. My knives would last 3 times as long and were much sharper.
 

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Thats what I've been using a medium and fine when I was in the meat cutting industry I was one of the few that actually used an oil stone most of the newer young boys used a power sharpener. My knives would last 3 times as long and were much sharper.

I lost the medium stone some years ago unfortunately, but forked out for a Sharpmaker, which was a good investment I think (I no longer have a good oilstone, but I'll pick one up when I find one). Depending on how I'm feeling, I sometimes use the stones flat. I also sometimes use them a bit like a steel (I mostly steel my kitchen knives). I just got one of the wee Fallkniven CC4 ceramic pocket stones, though I have to admit it's rare I need to re-sharpen a knife 'in the field' these days :rolleyes: :D :thumbsup:

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Sometimes I feel like we are brothers from other mothers:D:thumbsup: Wonderful photo, interesting shapes...what are they?

A great shot of your ironwood there. :thumbsup: They look a bit like partially machined revolver hammers.
Thanks guys , Those parts in the background are bicycle frame dropouts, the bit that your rear wheel attaches to, the long bit is where the derailleur ( the thing that changes the gears ) attaches.

Wouldn't it just Kevin?! :cool: Thanks my friend, that's a nice pic of your lovely WCLF :) :thumbsup:
Thanks, Jack. I will let you know when I find one. ;) :D

Thanks, that looks interesting. I'll check it out. Great Lambfoot picture. :thumbsup:

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I think I see a shadow of patina on the bolster. :)
Thanks, Rachel. Your HHB is looking well loved. :thumbsup:


That's awsome, I look forwad to your Lambsfoot!
I'll be making mine out of 52100 as soon as I get to feeling better!:cool::thumbsup:
A toast to a quick recovery, Dennis!
Here is that fixed Lambsfoot that I have started, it still has a good ways to go. It is 1/4" 1084, I am thinking of trying to do integral bolsters on it.
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Great photo, a real hoot!!:cool::thumbsup: Lovely!
Haha, thanks
Awsome, FBC!! Hope you can get some playing or hammerin in!:cool::thumbsup:
No hammering today, I over did it a little last night. I think I need a big breakfast and a bloody mary.

Mine today.
Repurposing Jack's tin, I call it my "Jack in the box", for when Life and Lamb are at stake! Or if you're on the Lamb! :Do_O:rolleyes:
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Thanks for reminding me to get started on my tin!
"Stake".... "on the lamb" ...... You are crackin' me up today.


Reality is all relative, FBC. ;) I'm just saying the Blues Bros are not as real as a "real lamb foot knife".:rolleyes: Thanks for noticing the Union Jack grain; your ironwood has even grander grain, although I almost didn't see the "W"! :eek::thumbsup::thumbsup::cool:

Here's a recent pic of Union Jack:
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Cough, cough...That's a "M"... ;):D
It is looking like UJ is seeing it's fair share of work. :thumbsup:

I'm off to eat some breakfast and try to get goin' .....yeah, I know it is almost noon. :rolleyes::D
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Jack Black

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Here is that fixed Lambsfoot that I have started, it still has a good ways to go. It is 1/4" 1084, I am thinking of trying to do integral bolsters on it.
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Haha, thanks
No hammering today, I over did it a little last night. I think I need a big breakfast and a bloody mary.


Thanks for reminding me to get started on my tin!
"Stake".... "on the lamb" ...... You are crackin' me up today.






Cough, cough...That's a "M"... ;):D
It is looking like UJ is seeing it's fair share of work. :thumbsup:

I'm off to eat some breakfast and try to get goin' .....yeah, I know it is almost noon. :rolleyes::D
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Interesting project Kevin :) I hope you've managed to shake off the cobwebs my friend ;) I love that pic! :D :thumbsup:
 

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I'm sure there are others with different opinions Dave, sometimes you need diamonds because of the steel, or because you're re-profiling the angle of the edge, but particularly with pocket knives, I find the 'grittiness' of diamonds slightly irritating. I've been using ceramics ever since Sal G sent me a couple of the flat Spyderco ceramic stones in the early 90's, and I've been experimenting with strops lately, but I'm a run-of-the-mill sharpener compared to our experts here :thumbsup:

You make a good point Jack. These double-sided/combination ceramic stones make excellent sharpeners for pocket knives,

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Jack Black

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You make a good point Jack. These double-sided/combination ceramic stones make excellent sharpeners for pocket knives,

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Thank you Ed, when I received my original Spyderco ceramic stones, they hadn't thought of sticking them together yet. Sadly, I lost the medium one after about a dozen years of use, the fine one is still going strong after 27 years :) :thumbsup:
 

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Just about to start reading a new book...

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Compass is by F. Barker & Son, pre-1875.
Looks interesting, Jack; considering a career change?? ;):thumbsup::cool:

Thanks Gary, I'm loving my Ebony!:):thumbsup:
Enjoyable ebony. :thumbsup::thumbsup:

Phenomenal pair! :thumbsup::thumbsup::cool:

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Union Jack looks very stately.:cool: How do you like the Hendersons?
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Thanks, Mark. :) The Henderson's is OK, but I seem to want a little more "kick" to my seasonings in my old age. :rolleyes:
Quality shot of your lambsfoot quartet! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup: If you ever have the time and inclination, I'd like to see a compare/contrast of the 2 ebony knives on the ends of your display. ;)

Good morning guardians! I gave this one a good rub down last night to take off some of the excess dye that was coloring my fingers. Happy to report it looks pretty good by the morning light!
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Another praiseworthy pic from your urban forest, Matt! :thumbsup::cool::thumbsup:

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Legend of the Fall, Dwight! :cool::cool::thumbsup:

Happy Friday Guardians! I've got a lot of catching up on this thread to do over the weekend.

In the mean time, I wish you all a great weekend with a lambsfoot in your pocket and an opportunity or two to put it to good use. :)

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(Playing with my food inspired by @Jiki's recent food carving post.)
:D:thumbsup::thumbsup: I admire your and Jiki's fruit/vegetable whittling!

Good Morning Guardians
Good morning, Guardians!
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It's Friday!
John and Vince, it's like you two had a stag HHB mind meld! ;):cool::cool:

... Jack and Charlie, you have my deepest appreciation gentlemen! :D

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Exquisite ebony, Ron! :eek::cool::cool:

My newly acquired Waynorth Lambfoot!

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Gonna have to ask my doctor about blood pressure meds to use when I look at this thread! :rolleyes: Gorgeous photo of an obsession-inducing knife, Glenn! :cool::cool::thumbsup:

This is my pocket today. Happy Friday Guardians!
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Breathtaking black stag, Dave! :cool::thumbsup::cool:

I took my new arrival for a drink in a couple of neighbourhood bars (one of which has a roof terrace) :) :thumbsup:
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Sensational, Jack! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup:

Dwight, your AC is Almost Camouflaged in that pic! :thumbsup:;):thumbsup:

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Have a great weekend y'all!
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Superb photo of an unforgettable knife, FBC! :thumbsup::thumbsup::cool:

That compass is cool too, Jack. Nice Waynorth image.

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Such an eye-catching photo, Harvey! :thumbsup::cool::thumbsup: With the wear on the blade stamp, you could convince someone that you have one of the extremely rare "REAL LAMP BOOT" knives. :rolleyes:

Today I received my 1st Lambsfoot (I think) from a forum member. It’s a A Wright & Son and I’m quite happy with it. I look forward to using and carrying it. I have been following this thread and it has peaked my interest in this knife style. I can see why so many are also fans.
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Congrats on the lambsfoot, sir! :):cool::thumbsup: Horn handle?

Good Evening Guardians
What kind of time travel or holographic trickery are you pulling here, John?!? :cool::cool::thumbsup:;)

Could be...
Like the story about the fellow who could lift a full grown bull. He started lifting it every day from the time it was a newborn calf. :D
My Dutch immigrant grandfather tried to convince me this could be done as we brought in a newborn calf from the pasture when I was about 8 or 10. :rolleyes: I had no idea it was actually an ancient Greek legend about an athlete (who apparently knew Pythagoras)!

Here's a knife with a history. ...
My ebony Gaurdian Lambfoot:thumbsup: I've named a knife before, not many but some, so thought either "Caddy" or "Lucky" seemed appropriate;)
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Fascinating story and splendid ebony lambsfoot, Paul; congrats on its return after all this time! :cool::thumbsup::cool:

The perfect walk and talk out of the tube ever! No oil flush on either of my knives was needed! Posing with my new wallet.
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Magnificent knife, Taylor! :cool::cool::thumbsup:

Happy Friday, folks. The weekend awaits!

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Yet another irresistible photo of this stunning lambsfoot!! :thumbsup::thumbsup::cool:

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Mine today.
Repurposing Jack's tin, I call it my "Jack in the box", for when Life and Lamb are at stake! Or if you're on the Lamb! :Do_O:rolleyes:
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Terrific shot, Dennis! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup: Thanks for your impressive commentaries! :eek::thumbsup::cool:

Another shot of Union Jack on vacation last summer:
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Looks interesting, Jack; considering a career change?? ;):thumbsup::cool:


Enjoyable ebony. :thumbsup::thumbsup:


Phenomenal pair! :thumbsup::thumbsup::cool:


Thanks, Mark. :) The Henderson's is OK, but I seem to want a little more "kick" to my seasonings in my old age. :rolleyes:
Quality shot of your lambsfoot quartet! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup: If you ever have the time and inclination, I'd like to see a compare/contrast of the 2 ebony knives on the ends of your display. ;)


Another praiseworthy pic from your urban forest, Matt! :thumbsup::cool::thumbsup:


Legend of the Fall, Dwight! :cool::cool::thumbsup:


:D:thumbsup::thumbsup: I admire your and Jiki's fruit/vegetable whittling!



John and Vince, it's like you two had a stag HHB mind meld! ;):cool::cool:


Exquisite ebony, Ron! :eek::cool::cool:


Gonna have to ask my doctor about blood pressure meds to use when I look at this thread! :rolleyes: Gorgeous photo of an obsession-inducing knife, Glenn! :cool::cool::thumbsup:


Breathtaking black stag, Dave! :cool::thumbsup::cool:


Sensational, Jack! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup:


Dwight, your AC is Almost Camouflaged in that pic! :thumbsup:;):thumbsup:


Superb photo of an unforgettable knife, FBC! :thumbsup::thumbsup::cool:


Such an eye-catching photo, Harvey! :thumbsup::cool::thumbsup: With the wear on the blade stamp, you could convince someone that you have one of the extremely rare "REAL LAMP BOOT" knives. :rolleyes:


Congrats on the lambsfoot, sir! :):cool::thumbsup: Horn handle?


What kind of time travel or holographic trickery are you pulling here, John?!? :cool::cool::thumbsup:;)


My Dutch immigrant grandfather tried to convince me this could be done as we brought in a newborn calf from the pasture when I was about 8 or 10. :rolleyes: I had no idea it was actually an ancient Greek legend about an athlete (who apparently knew Pythagoras)!


Fascinating story and splendid ebony lambsfoot, Paul; congrats on its return after all this time! :cool::thumbsup::cool:


Magnificent knife, Taylor! :cool::cool::thumbsup:


Yet another irresistible photo of this stunning lambsfoot!! :thumbsup::thumbsup::cool:


Terrific shot, Dennis! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup: Thanks for your impressive commentaries! :eek::thumbsup::cool:

Another shot of Union Jack on vacation last summer:
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- GT
Thank you, Sir. A rather spiffy looking, Union Jack.

waynorth waynorth That’s a good looking AC, Charlie.
 
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