Guardians of The Lambsfoot!

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

  1. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    :cool: :thumbsup:
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  2. Ramrodmb

    Ramrodmb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2010
    My wife said: Is that a thing? Taking pictures on the bottom of your shoes??:rolleyes:
    I said: No... it's not. But you see I need a new pair, right?

    @Cambertree -Chin, I love that photo of your Lambfoot on your Browning!:cool:
    All your photos are excellent but I think that one's special.
    Also, look forward to your posts on the meat pie quest.:D
    Thanks for the nice words and glad you enjoyed the links my friend.:thumbsup:

    Awesome! (yeah, I said it!)
    Add me to the list of admirers of Dan's "A Walk in Nature" series! :D
    I have enjoyed each and every pic and hadn't yet commented on any. All of them have been great photos Dan. Thanks for taking us along!:thumbsup:
    That Ebony LF looks magnificent!
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  3. WhittlinAway

    WhittlinAway Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Alternate caption: "I carry three lollipops... because I'm a sucker for a good lambsfoot." :D

    Glad you were able to collect interest. :thumbsup:
  4. dc50

    dc50 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 14, 2006
    And your doing a mighty fine job my friend. :thumbsup::cool::D
  5. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    I don't know if I'd be enjoying this knife so much, or at all, if I wasn't a member of the Guardians!! It's been about three years since Jack started the Guardians, and I am sure this thread is responsible for spurring me on!! Thanks Jack!!
    Lamb Patina aug 23.jpg
  6. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    Many thanks, fellas!

    I have the Waynorh Ebony with me again today.

  7. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016

    Over two years have passed and almost 1400 pages have been filled since my very first post in this thread. Some might call that a good reason to celebrate. Though I cannot always keep up here due to the speed at which this thread flows, it is still something special to bear in mind when one considers the enthusiasm that the Lambsfoot knife has wrought.

    This might be good cause for a giveaway. However, I am going to do something a bit different and get a bit of a pass-around started. This has been done with other traditional knives (notably Earl and Pearl in recent years) so I'd like to start an exclusive pass around for the Guardians here that will include a Lambsfoot from my personal collection.

    I've obtained Jack's blessing to initiate this and will go over the rules below. I thought long and hard on which of my Lambsfoot knives would make a good knife to traverse the world and I decided on one that has some of the most sentimental meaning to me. It is not my first Lambsfoot but it is the first one that I purchased for myself and I have posted rather frequently about it here in this thread. This knife has been with me elk hunting, mushroom hunting, hiking, crabbing, drinking, and so much more. It sports mismatched Ebony covers and a nice patina and is overall quite a well made knife.

    Now for the details/rules:

    The Extraordinary Adventures of Linus the Lambsfoot! (Every travelling knife needs a name and this one is no exception. I seem to recall dubbing this one Linus quite some time ago.)

    If you are interested in participating, please read the rules and simply say, "I'm in!" and I will add you to the list.
    1. Please be a Guardian in good standing. Since pass-arounds largely work on an honor system and there have been instances where knives have fallen through the cracks in other pass-arounds, I would like this to be open to the established Guardians here exclusively. If you enjoy the pattern and pop in here now and then and are an established member otherwise, I am willing to make exceptions but they will be on a case by case basis.
    2. Once participants receive the knife, they will have it for no longer than 2 weeks (this can be flexible but communication is warranted). Please carry the knife, use it, take it to notable locations in your area, and take LOTS of pictures and post them here, captioned with "The Extraordinary Adventures of Linus the Lambsfoot".
    3. When you send it off to the next person, please send it with a local postcard and/or keepsake that is pertinent to your locale.
    4. This is open to international folks as well so please do not hesitate to participate if you are outside the confines of the US.
    5. Once the pass-around has concluded, we will determine what will be Linus's final resting place. Perhaps I will fashion a special case and we can hold a giveaway at the end.
    That's pretty much it, folks. I hope you all will participate, this could be a lot of fun. I will let the list populate for a week or two and will kick things off with a proper Oregon sendoff. I also will edit in a link to this post in my sig line for ease of reference.

    Here is Linus.



    1. @Prester John
    2. @Half/Stop
    3. @WhittlinAway
    4. @cigarrodog
    5. @Dschal
    6. @E40
    7. @Wild Ben
    8. @flatblackcapo
    9. @Ramrodmb
    10. @CelloDan
    11. @Cambertree
    12. @Jack Black
    Links to Linus's Adventures:
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2020
  8. WhittlinAway

    WhittlinAway Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Dylan, I'd be honored to host Linus. I'm in!

    Not sure whether any of these'll still be around when it's my turn, but my Hartshead Barlow helped me sample some of my batch of jalapeños this evening. They're getting there, but still need a few more days of fermentation, I think...

    Last edited: Aug 23, 2019
  9. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    Thanks, Greg! You are first on the list!
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  10. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

    May 13, 2019
    They are looking good already.:thumbsup:
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  11. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Well, Dylan, if I qualify as a Guardian "in good standing", I'm in!
  12. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    Thanks, Vince. I got you on the list!
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  13. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    @Pàdruig Dylan I’m in. I’d be proud to show Linus around my neck of the woods!
  14. Onebigbill

    Onebigbill Gold Member Gold Member

    May 21, 2019
    They will be good with anything or just by themselves!

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  15. cigarrodog

    cigarrodog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 18, 2014
    @Pàdruig - If acceptable, I’m in, Dylan. A Pass Around with your Lambsfoot would be a very nice communal experience. Thank you for a great idea.
  16. Cambertree

    Cambertree Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2014
    Brilliant, Dylan!:cool:

    I love these kinds of pass arounds. I’m most definitely in to guide Linus around my part of the world.:)

    Earl, Pearl and now Linus - a distinguished trio of world adventurers!

    I’m out walking at the moment, but I’ll post properly when I get back.

    Some quick pics of where I am right now:


    Lookin’ mighty tasty there, mi amigo!:thumbsup:

    And thank you for the kind comments Harvey, Dave, Jack, Kevin and Mark.:)
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2019
  17. cigarrodog

    cigarrodog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 18, 2014
    @Modoc ED - Thank you Ed for the wonderful image. May things continue to go well for you.
  18. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    I'm glad everything went well, ED. Also glad you got your suckers. :cool::thumbsup:

    Thank you, Harvey. :)

    Yes, Thank you, Jack.
    And thank you Charlie.
  19. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    Thank you, fellas! The list grows!
  20. akaMatt

    akaMatt Gold Member Gold Member

    May 10, 2017
    Congrats on being a guardian for so long! Very cool idea, Dylan, these pass arounds are fun to watch. It will be awesome to see Linus travel the globe! :thumbsup:

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