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Guardians of The Lambsfoot!

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

  1. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    Come on guys! This is the second time, in a pretty short span of time, that folks needed this reminder.
    I know this kind of post is not Jack's favorite thing to do. Not mine either, but it's my task. Let's keep some Lambsfoot knife content, please.
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  2. kamagong

    kamagong Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 13, 2001
    Are they doing that with their regular knives as well Jack? Surely that can be considered an improvement as long as they have increased prices to account for their increased costs.

    I think part of the issue is the renewed interest in slipjoints. There are some who are true connoisseurs, familiar with them and their idiosyncracies. Then there are those who are new to the type, and may not know that stag and other natural materials have their limitations. They think stag premium because of the higher prices asked for stag covered knives, but that's simply a reflection of the higher costs spent on the raw material. They aren't aware that the really premium stuff is limited in availability. Furthermore, it isn't simply a matter of having good stuff. The skill to properly haft stag has mostly been lost.
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2019
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  3. cigarrodog

    cigarrodog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 18, 2014
  4. kamagong

    kamagong Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 13, 2001
    Has anyone ever seen an old lambfoot that was properly maintained? I ask because I just tipped my rosewood Wright's. The loss of material is miniscule, a person looking at the blade for the first time might think it came that way from the factory, but it's there and it happened on my watch. Maybe it's because I like a fine edge (a fine edge comes with a fine point), but I hope the old rounded lambfoot isn't inevitable.
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  5. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    Go back to page 1270, post 25382 of this thread and read how @dc50 broke the tip of his knife and read further on to see various remedies people offered.

    Whatever you do, don't try to reestablish the point by trying to take material from the sharpened edge of the blade. Instead, remove metal from the spine/back edge of the point.
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  6. gunstockjack

    gunstockjack Mid-low tech sexagenarian. Gold Member

    May 14, 2011
    Happy Saturday Guardians!

  7. kamagong

    kamagong Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 13, 2001
    No way, that's such a rookie move. ;)

    I'm using this knife as it was intended to be used, as an inexpensive cutting tool. My other, more glamorous knives get doted on. This one will be treated like an English sodbuster -- use, dull, sharpen, repeat. As long as the damage isn't too bad I'll work around it. Doing otherwise would just waste precious steel.
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  8. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    Thanks buddy.

    I really like it Harvey. Two questions. 1) Arched across the tang - does it say CURRENT? 2) What is the handle material?

    Happy Sunday to you Barry. Love those hats!
  9. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    Thanks for the clarification, Greg. :) I actually understood the naming reference, I somehow managed to miss the single photo itself. Haste makes waste, I fear! :(
    Thanks for the horn update, too. :thumbsup::cool::thumbsup: The Horn on my 2017 Guardians lambsfoot is near-perfect here in humid July, but I think it shrinks in the dry cold of Michigan winter.
    "Chip Buddy": Resistance is futile! :p:thumbsup:

    Thanks, Vince. :) I often forget to read the labels for ingredients. :rolleyes:

    Thanks, Jack; Valley Jack is VERY photogenic, doubly so because of his two different, but both appealing, sides. :)
    I have to admit that, while I rejoice with others over their enjoyment of almost any knife, a LOT of those knives are probably not my personal "cup of tea". :rolleyes:
    I think it's rather shameful the way Lucy snuggles up to that poor celibate Monk, showing off her charms. :eek::p

    Don't forget knives and family, John! ;):thumbsup: All those interests must keep you BUSY!

    As I said in your other related thread, John, congrats and it's hard for me to imagine a more fitting recipient! :thumbsup::thumbsup::cool::cool:
    Boola! Boola! Boola! to ED for his thoughtful beneficence!! :):thumbsup::cool::cool:

    I forgot that you are not only talented in the art of scrimshaw, but also quite a fan of unmarked smooth white bone handles! ;):thumbsup::thumbsup:
    Thanks for the hot advice! ;):cool::cool:
    Cool pic: the shadows on the rosewood handle of your HHB look sort of like a random scripting pattern! :cool::cool::thumbsup:

    I appreciate your saying so, Harvey. :)

    Dwight, your "little black lambsfoot" is just a picture of elegance and distinction! :thumbsup::thumbsup::cool:

    Dennis, I'm honored that you were influenced by me in the way you post here. :):thumbsup::thumbsup: Now the tables are turned! :rolleyes::cool::cool:
    I'm glad you kept that blond horn knife with its blemish instead of returning it! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup:
    Thanks for your compliment on my Valley Jack, here and in your following post. :)

    The bold "chevron" feathering on your big horn lambsfoot is noteworthy, Dennis! :thumbsup::cool::thumbsup:

    Black Power, Jack!! ;):cool::thumbsup:

    The bolsters on your HHB are such a bonus, José! :cool::cool::thumbsup:

    I enjoy your ebullience over your ebony lambsfoot, John! :thumbsup::cool::cool:;)

    That's one very Fancy Dancer, Dwight! :cool::thumbsup::cool:

    Imposing, immaculate ironwood, Dwight, and an inviting photo! :thumbsup::cool::cool::thumbsup:

    Valley Jack claims that I must post a pic of him EVERY day he's carried, even if it's 7 consecutive days :rolleyes:. I'll teach him who's boss by posting "warm" and "noir" filtered photos!

    - GT
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  10. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    I also think that a lot of the newer traditional knife buyers are coming from a modern knife background. They are used to well-matched and machined parts, they are not accustomed to old world production techniques and the other attributes of slip joint knives. Many of us here are older and grew up with slip joint knives, we know what to expect and accept when we inspect. :D
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  11. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Faith and Family go without saying, although perhaps they could be mentioned more often... Knives are a given around here. :D

    Thanks for those kind words, GT. :)

    Thanks again... :)

    I love that black and white image. Very artistic. :cool::thumbsup:
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  12. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Evening Guardians - that is what it is here now anyway! ;) I have been over in the Huddersfield area with @ADEE today, and we had a pleasant time, including a visit to the market, and also to a small local antiques fair :) Thought I'd carry stag for Saturday :thumbsup:

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  13. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    Is this the knife you had modified?
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  14. dc50

    dc50 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 14, 2006
    Good evening, Jack, it looks like there is a wee bit of patina on the blade. :) two more tornados yesterday farther South this time.:eek:
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  15. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

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

    Thanks Dave, say Hi to Linda for me! :) :thumbsup:

    I hope you enjoy that one Dwight :) :thumbsup:

    Thanks Dennis, nice pic of your Hartshead :) :thumbsup:
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  16. Âchillepattada

    Âchillepattada Gold Member Gold Member

    May 17, 2012
    Yes :rolleyes:

  17. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    @kamagong - it was a jigged bone lambfoot he used. Still, all in all it turned out well. I think the covers he used were very nice and the file work was a nice touch.
  18. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    Thanks for the reply.
  19. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    And a looker too! :) :thumbsup:

    Thanks guys! :thumbsup:

    Thank you Dennis :thumbsup:

    Bout time! :rolleyes: Thank you Dave, those two look good together :thumbsup:

    Love that patina Dennis :cool: :thumbsup:
  20. dc50

    dc50 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 14, 2006
    Linda says Hi back :D :thumbsup:
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