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Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Jack Black, Jun 26, 2016.
How can you not love that knife!
Jack, John, Greg, Kevin, Ron, thank you for the kind words, I'm very happy with the results.
And huge thanks to Chin!
Nice stag Barlow you've got there.
Ole Jack is a pretty nice feller!
Training yesterday started early...with a spectacular sunrise and Rosie in the picture.
The training grounds, first the water. It's planned and laid out to give the most varied approaches and courses. Angled entries. Into one body and over land then into another section of water. Channels. Short swims, long swims. Islands. Way in the background, by the trees and to the left is a 'L' shaped channel pond.
The hay field, it's right next to the water so both can be used in combination.
It's a flat hay field with little elevation change. When they mow the hay, the owner has them leave strips of cover and some hay bales to add obstacles for the dogs on their way to the birds. They have another field with some different terrain and cover adjacent to the hay field, not pictured. We do train other places to give the dogs as much experience with different water and land as possible. It's not unusual to do retrieves on land and water of 300+ yards. In competition there will be multiple birds, dogs have to be able to remember the location of the falls because the bird throwers will go out of sight(retire). There are also blind retrieves, where the dog doesn't see the fall of the bird. Handlers have to use whistle and hand signals to direct the dog to the bird.
Here is a video of a dog running a water triple(three birds are thrown) in the seventh series of the National Amateur Championship. AKC Retriever Trials are not really spectator friendly, but this will give you an idea of what the pro trainer I help is trying to train the dogs to be competitive at.
Here is Rosie, watching over things!
Sorry to hear that John, I do understand that. I have a real 'shaggy dog' story about a big one that got away from me. I'll not tell it here...maybe PM if you really want to hear it.
DDS went as well as could be expected. Yes, very rewarding, as well as fun.
Excellent photo/write up on the chip butty, Dylan, bet it tasted mighty good...as it looked!
Thanks for the photos showing the before and after. It sure does make a
I'll PM you... incoming...
Well here's one you will like and @pjsjr Preston might like it too. It's a little VW split that is a record player. You set in on your record ( never a record that you value at all ) and it drives around the record and plays music. They were also known as " Vinyl killers" haha
A video that shows it in action.
@Jack Black - The Horn Lamb’s translucency is mesmerizing. Have fun going to market, to market.
@Dschal Dave, Your beautiful Ironwood looks right at home.
@black mamba - Jeff, your wiki on darkening the Sambar, expanding on @Cambertree , Chin’s wiki was a gift to us all. Thank you to both of you.
@JohnDF Two that didn’t get away.
@WhittlinAway A beautiful Lambsfoot sculpture, Greg.
@dc50 Great image, Dave, of the AC and the HH Barlow Lambs. Feel better and better soon.
@flatblackcapo Thank you kindly. The cupcake appears smaller, because it was a different perspective. Or perhaps I whittled it down a bit with the Waynorth. The apples, cheese and chips with your HH Barlow look quite appealing.
@Foddering -Thank you Dwight. I prefer eating the frosting right out of the freezer, so your suggested accompaniment of ice cold goat’s milk is a capital one. Your images in Mother Nature’s studio are consistently outstanding.
@Prester John wonderful look at your Ironwood Lambsfoot, Vince.
@chuck4570 Thank you. Your right, and I do love this knife.
@pjsjr. All the images are great, but the top shot of the Lamb at sunrise, is spectacular.
Yipee, I have an ebony 93 waynorth lambsfoot on the way.
One of the best!
Thank you, Harvey.
That’s got to be a great feeling. Congratulations, Josh.
Thank you very much Gary...
Good morning Guardians, my stag Père David white and polished!
I love it Kevin, never had one though I remember seeing one.
I'd buy one if I found it! Are you on Audiokarma?
Thanks Harvey, much appreciate that.
Such a handsome lamb, you did it proud with those photos, Jose
My Waynorth ebony lamb...
As do I. Congrats!
Lol... too funny.
Good Morning Guardians
Stainless day par excellance, for even the coolest of cats.
Thanks for the photos and explanation. Very interesting. And Rosie looks great in her supervisory role.
Congratulations to both of you. You’re in for a treat!