Guardians of The Lambsfoot!

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

  1. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    Great post Preston!

    That is just way cool! :D Never seen one or heard of it. :cool:

    Thank you Harvey :)

    Have a great day IMG_6383.jpeg
  2. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
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  3. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    Me, too. Another three months to go at least.
  4. cigarrodog

    cigarrodog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 18, 2014
  5. WhittlinAway

    WhittlinAway Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Great photo! Would you mind telling a bit about its subject? I'm sure you've introduced that slim slicer before, but I probably missed it.
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  6. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Ugh!!! I'm in between unloading a furniture semi and our next delivery (our two delivery guys combined are younger than me)!:p actually, I guess it's not all that funny (for me anyways);)
    Alright, I had many quotes listed, jumped back as I was certain there where some I missed and as it turns out, I lost them all and just don't have the time to go back and re quote them:oops::oops::oops:

    So I apologize for not listing individual "thank you's" so for the likes and quotes for my pup and Lamb I extend an all encompassing THANK YOU to all:) so many knives posted...Jeff, Dwight, Harvey, Jack, Ron, Kevin, Gary and sooooo many I fail to mention. This has to be the fastest moving thread going:thumbsup: as I was "quoting" I literally saw pages being added:eek:

    Today's entry, a feathered horn Lamb Foot gifted by Jack (mrknife) and I know Jacked gifted SEVERAL members here:eek::thumbsup: Thanks Jack, miss ya buddy, it was fun hanging with you at the rendezvous:cool:
  7. cigarrodog

    cigarrodog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 18, 2014
    Thank you Greg. This Lambsfoot is a modern, all Stainless, Joseph Rodgers. It’s about 3 1/2 inches closed, and the blade is about 2 1/2 inches in length. Super thin. Fits in my small watch pocket, nicely. It’s very inexpensive and not afraid of any sort of weather, as illustrated by the image, taken on the hood of a car during a downpour. I needed a towel and a change of clothes. It needed a blow dry and a bit of mineral oil.
  8. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    Thanks, FBC. :)

    Man, ain't that the truth! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup: When we first started renting a cottage in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, we'd go up for a week. Not counting our trip up and back, that gave us 6 full days of vacation. The first few years, we probably averaged 4 day trips over those 6 days: go to Mackinac Island for a day, or a day for Tahquamenon Falls, or a day for Drummond Island, or a day for Sault Ste. Marie, or a day for Whitefish Point, or a day for Pictured Rocks, or a day for St. Ignace, etc. I'd be exhausted when we got home. Now we spend two weeks at the rented cottage and make maybe 2 day trips over the two weeks. Some years, I've only left the cottage/lakefront for morning walks and trips to library and grocery store. I come home feeling WAY more refreshed!

    Sounds like the two of you had a fantastic time, John; welcome back! :):thumbsup::thumbsup:

    Thanks, Dwight. :)
    Superb photo of some sumptuous stag! :thumbsup::thumbsup::cool:

    Both hat and knife are top-shelf, Barry! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup:

    Sounds like you're a speculative fiction author who plans ahead, Greg! :):cool::thumbsup:
    In my haste to catch up, I apparently missed that first photo of a trio (among a bunch of other topics and pics I've seen referred to in other posts, but never noticed the originals). :(:rolleyes:

    Paul, that's kind of the look I have on my face when I'm gazing at all the incredible pics of the Waynorth jigged bone lambsfoot, including yours! :cool::cool::thumbsup:

    Hi, Larry. Us! :D:D
    And your knife is heavenly, Taylor! :thumbsup::cool::thumbsup:

    Your stag lambsfoot HHB is looking prim, prime, and pristine, Dennis! :cool::cool::thumbsup:

    Superb pics, Jack, :thumbsup::cool::cool: but I think now you're just messing with our minds! :eek:
    Previously, you've set us up by showing pics of 2 different stag HHBs in the same post, and now you switch to 2 pics of the SAME stag HHB in a single post! I'm too old for such shenanigans! :rolleyes:

    I enjoy your knife-in-the-grass photos, José; this one of your stag HHB is excellent! :cool::thumbsup::cool:

    Bill, you have smokin' hot stag on your Hartshead Barlow; great shot! :thumbsup::thumbsup::cool:

    Greg, how is the horn on that knife doing? Is it quite stable now, or do you still experience seasonal changes? I admire your commitment to that one! ;):thumbsup::thumbsup:

    That's just poetry, John! :eek::thumbsup::thumbsup::cool:
    It's basically a lambsfoot version of "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways."

    Astounding knife, Matt! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup: We all know the real answer to "What more do I need?" is "Nothing." But looking at that knife, I wonder if the answer to "What more do I want?" ought to be the same!! :eek::rolleyes::D

    Thanks for the ironwood compliment, Vince and for reminding us of how attractive yours is! :thumbsup::cool::thumbsup: I think yours was the first on which I noticed the "hills and valleys" caused by little "kinks" in the grain.
    I'm thinking of your PB & Spam experiment as the first step toward an official Guardians Sandwich! :p:thumbsup::thumbsup:

    Thanks for the info and the compliment, Greg. :):thumbsup: I'd never have thought about rosewood handles possibly being unsanitary because of their porosity! I think of myself as being quite "risk averse" because I don't drive fast, or drink and drive, or text and drive, or bungee jump, or jaywalk, or brawl in bar rooms. But I actually exhibit a lot of risky behavior when it comes to food safety: eating things of indeterminate age and provenance from the fridge, drinking "expired" milk, picking up ingredients off the floor and tossing them onto my plate or into the bowl, rinsing off utensils without obsessing much about potential "germs". :rolleyes:

    That's a tremendous trio right there!! :thumbsup::cool::cool:

    Congrats, Glenn! :cool::thumbsup::cool: Those composite covers kind of appeal to me for an all-business lambsfoot. ;)

    Much appreciated, Jack. :)

    Yeah, I don't know why that particular model has grabbed my attention in such a stranglehold! :rolleyes::D

    Congrats, and welcome to the Guardians! :thumbsup::thumbsup::) You sure don't need the blade etch to know you've got the "real deal" when it comes to lambsfoots.

    Quintessential Quintet, Rachel! :cool::thumbsup::cool:

    Valley Jack with the tin it rode in on:

    - GT
  9. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    I actually have more Yixing teapots than I can use at one time, so some go into the "vault," like Case knives. I just brought this one out and put the dragon pot away. This one combines red clay with blue in a bamboo motif, and is beautifully made. RALF approves. I christened its new advent with my finest single estate green tea.

  10. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Maybe Jack's Sunday Sausage Sandwich with Henderson's would be more appropriate. Or a chip butty. ;)
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  11. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    Now's the time @JohnDF to get out on your porch with a glass of milk and a cookie for the mailman.

    July 18, 2019 at 8:26 am
    Arrived at Post Office
    LOOMIS, CA 95650
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  12. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    That sounds so wonderful. My wife and I were talking about making McCloud a yearly trip.

    Sometimes we have to ponder and mull over our important decisions, like what's your favorite knife. You know, the important stuff. ;)

    I've been on the porch all night. I only come inside for a fresh cup of coffee. :D
  13. Cambertree

    Cambertree Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2014
    Happy Friday incoming, Guardians!
    Yes, it takes a little bit to remember the different names for fruit and vegetables on both sides of the pond! I’m looking forward to seeing what the harvest brings for all you pepper-head Guardians!
    Sounds delicious, Dennis!
    Good stuff Mark. Thank you. Yes that PP works really well. I think I’ve improved my technique after doing several knives now. I use a fine sable brush and do several applications, buffing back the high spots with leather.
    Ah that’s interesting. Yes a very versatile substance. I remember trying to concoct blackpowder out of it (with charcoal and sulphur) as a kid! Thanks again, my friend!
    Thanks Frailer!
    It’s my pleasure, Ron.
    Ah, that makes sense: ScruffUK does fine work. Haven’t seen him around for a while.
    Thanks for the link - although Cornish Pasties are a staple of bakeries here, I’d never heard that word for them!
    I tell you, that smell when you start toasting the cumin, coriander seeds and caraway is almost as delicious as the finished product!
    Cheers Dwight. Great to see that beautiful fall pic of your rosewood Lambsfoot again. It almost looks like it’s laying in rose petals.
    Thank you Harvey, that’s very kind of you. I should do that - then I won’t feel so guilty at wandering off on so many digressions all the time!
    Nice one Greg, I’ll be looking forward to hearing what you think, and maybe seeing a few pics - complete with trusty buffalo Lambsfoot, no doubt. I’ve got a couple more good ones, when you start harvesting your peppers.
    Wonderful piece, Dylan, I really enjoy your photos, as you know, but when they’re combined with your excellent Lambsfoot totin’ and using narratives, you really take it up to a whole other level, my friend.
    Your gardens looking great, and that chip butty looked delectable.
    I’ve had it on my ‘List of things to do with my Lambsfoot’ to make some rustic plant cages after seeing this pic, which I thought I’d share here:
    Awesome pic Kevin. After seeing that photo Duncan took of Jack framing a photo of his Lambsfoot, I laughed to think that we’re probably all well familiar with that odd look from strangers who walk past when we’re taking knife photos in public. But surely you have to get the current ‘Guardians Photojournalist Award’ for laying down in the middle of the road to get that great photo!
    Cheers Preston, thanks for that wonderful post showing your bird dog training sessions. I’m really enjoying these ‘Lambsfoot and Slice of Life’ posts here lately.
    Ha ha, I’m definitely heading back to Rob’s soon to try some other British delicacies.
    That’s disappointing about the Staff Nurse situation. You could always take a leaf out of Jack’s book, and try for a sentence of Transportation! Although I see the long arm of the law has yet to catch up with his urban parkour/Lambsfoot photojournalism exploits in Sheffield yet!
    Heh heh, sounds like another word for Soylent Green, GT.
    Thanks GT. That’s interesting about the Finnish pasties. Most bakeries here have Cornish pasties (with carrot), but I’m keen to try a proper English one, to see if it’s any different. We have tomato sauce on ours too - gravy sounds a bit odd.

    Your mention of the Michigan U.P., along with John’s fantastic account of his recent trout fishing trip, made me think of my favourite Hemingway story, which is set in the U.P.: Big Two-Hearted River.
    Thanks lads, yes I actually had the Lambshank out today, prompted by Greg’s account of using his Buff Lambsfoot in the kitchen. I used it help butcher a Sambar deer down into cuts, which my brother took while we hunted the Victorian High Country this past weekend, and which had been hanging in a cool room to age.

    I’ll certainly write some fuller notes, and I also want to make some observations on ‘mah knife’ - my ebony user Lambsfoot after using it for a couple of years now - but I’ll do it in a fresh post, hopefully over the next week or so.

    Excellent Jeff, I’m glad it worked so well for you. You did an excellent job! It looks great.

    I just thought I’d mention in closing, that I’m glad to see along with all the fine Waynorths and Guardians specials, that many folk are still digging their basic ol’ worker Lambsfoot knives.
    Here’s to the ‘Humbles’!
  14. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    I'll be looking forward to that. :cool::thumbsup:
  15. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Been taking care of some appointments this morning! I had this wee Sambar along with one of its domestic cousins in my pockets! :D

  16. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    To the "Humbles"!
    They shall inherit the earth.
  17. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    LOL! :D I remember you telling that story before my friend, do you not need to show some sort of wedding invitation or something, before you're allowed to buy a wedding cake?! :confused::eek::D;):thumbsup:

    Great colours in that pic :) :thumbsup:

    Nice pic John :cool: :thumbsup:

    Wow! Fantastic Greg, I wish I could hit the 'Like' button more than once! :cool: :cool: :cool: :) :thumbsup:

    Sorry to hear that Dave :( From what you've been saying it was some pretty extreme weather to be under! :eek: ;) :thumbsup:

    Great pic Dave :) :thumbsup:

    Very tasty Kevin :) :thumbsup:

    Thank you buddy, I can feel Lucy blushing in my pocket! ;) Fantastic pic :) :thumbsup:

    Thanks a lot Ron :) I got some table cutlery, but no pocket knives I'm afraid :( :thumbsup:
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  18. Onebigbill

    Onebigbill Gold Member Gold Member

    May 21, 2019
    Thanks for the comment "smoking hot Jack". Unfortunately, as with many stag handles the pile side is rather drab. I plan to fix it a bit with the help of Mr potassium permanganate. I promised myself to be careful and go slow
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  19. Onebigbill

    Onebigbill Gold Member Gold Member

    May 21, 2019
    I am attempting to buy yet another - can't help myself. Something is very wrong with me

  20. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Thanks guys! :D :thumbsup:

    That is fantastic Preston, I really enjoyed learning a bit more about what you and Dutch do, and that video is amazing :) Hope we get to see Dutch in action at some point :) Nice to see Rosie, and she's looking good my friend :) :thumbsup:

    LOL! :D So cool Kevin! :D :cool: :thumbsup:

    I am amazed I still have this cadillac cigarette lighter, as I have had it since 1988 (and I stopped smoking 10 years before that)! :eek: It has a bit of a story attached to it, including a lot of craziness, and the daughter of the owner of one of America's most famous sports teams! :eek: :D ;) :thumbsup:


    Thanks Harvey, I had a good day, though the boys are beginning to expect me to buy them fish 'n' chips! :D :thumbsup:

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