Guardians of The Lambsfoot!

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

  1. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    LOL! :D Wow, 35,000 posts! :cool: Great pic Barrett :) Well done Guardians :thumbsup:
  2. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Amazing Thread - and one of the best maintained as well- man there’s some nice knives showing. photo time tomorrow- then a matter of downloading etc. :rolleyes:
  3. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Good Morning Guardians
    35,000 posts is really amazing!!!
    Congratulations to Jack and to all the Guardians. Best thread on Blade Forums!!!
    I will celebrate this morning by posting a picture of my first Lambsfoot, a generous gift from my friend Jack.

  4. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    I guess I'm still "lambsfoot spotting" in old posts in an effort to catch up in this thread.

    I spy a 2019 Guardians desert ironwood! :thumbsup::cool:
    Sköll is still reminding me of me, getting some color and enthusiasm back when he moves away from the to-do list and finds himself in a Peppermint Patty patch! :)
    I spy a stag HHB SFO! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup:
    That knife is like cool water in the desert, José, resting on that plant I can't name! :)
    I spy a jigged bone Waynorth Cutlery Lambsfoot! :thumbsup::cool::thumbsup:
    Christian, I've spent some time trying to get patina monograms on some of my carbon steel blades, so I envy your discovery of "spontaneous descriptive patina"!! :eek:;)
    I spy a stag damascus sambar stag lambsfoot senator! :cool::cool::thumbsup:
    Quite a distinguished statesman of a lambsfoot, Harvey! ;)
    I do NOT spy a previously-unnoticed lambsfoot model in Jack's post below, but the hanged man image at the bottom of the tankard is noteworthy! :cool::D:cool:
    I spy an Ashley's Choice stag lambsfoot SFO! :thumbsup::cool::cool:
    For the second time, the first AC I encountered in a designated set of pages in the thread is Dylan's flame-colored model! :)
    I spy a ram's horn Taylor's Eye Witness lambsfoot! :cool::thumbsup::cool:
    José, your golden-glowing knife is a splendid example! :)
    I spy a "standard" Wright ebony lambsfoot! :thumbsup::thumbsup::cool:
    Thanks for sharing with us more of Linus's recent global adventures! :)
    I spy an African rosewood lambsfoot! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup:
    Again, it's John who posts this model first, along with his first-ever team roping trophy buckle. I'd worked with a lot of (dairy) cattle by the time I finished high school, but I can't imagine roping them from horseback! :eek::thumbsup::cool:
    Thanks for also sharing stories and photos of your Taylorsville and "heeler" trophy buckles, John. :cool::cool:
    I spy a Pere David stag small Wright lambsfoot! :thumbsup::cool::thumbsup:
    Thanks for showing us one of these less-commonly-seen models, ED. :)
    I spy a big ebony lambsfoot! :cool::cool::thumbsup:
    That knife is cooler than a hopper-cooled Lister engine, Jack. ;)
    I spy an ebony WCLF! :thumbsup::cool::cool:
    Exquisitely elegant, Ron. :)
    I spy an I*XL stag lambsfoot! :cool::thumbsup::cool:
    What a sublime knife, Harvey. :)
    I spy a "standard" ebony lambsfoot! :thumbsup::thumbsup::cool:
    Thanks for the cool family skating video, Dan; your ebony lambsfoot photo-bombing the event amused me. :)
    I spy a home made lambsfoot! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup:
    Impressive project, Willie. :)
    I spy a rosewood Hartshead lambsfoot Barlow! :thumbsup::cool::thumbsup:
    Solid and satisfying pattern, José. :)
    I spy a white WCFL AND a small sambar stag Wright lambsfoot! :cool::cool::thumbsup:
    IMHO, those are a couple of rare ones, Ron. :)
    I spy a "no-name" lambsfoot! :thumbsup::cool::cool:
    In my previous post, FBC showed us a lambsfoot with a name (Black Betty), and in this post, he provides us with a lambsfoot with no markings - he's got it all covered! :)
    I spy large rosewood and buffalo horn lambsfoots! :cool::thumbsup::cool:
    Thanks for posting those, ED, and for sharing your opinions of them. :)
    I spy a blond oxhorn lambsfoot! :thumbsup::cool::cool:
    Good to see the always-recognizable Eye of Sauron, David. ;)
    I spy an all-metal Joseph Rodgers lambsfoot! :cool::thumbsup::cool:
    I'm sure it's a nice knife, Harvey, but I can't get my eyes and mind off that chocolate chip cookie! :rolleyes:
    - GT
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  5. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Can't wait to see your photos Duncan, hope you're having a great weekend mate :) :thumbsup:

    I'm glad you're still enjoying that one John :) :thumbsup:

    Hey Guardians! :) I have a few posts to catch up with, but I just got in, after what has been a pretty good day :) I set out fairly early, on the top deck of the 36 bus, which takes me in grand style, from the bottom of my street, out into the splendour of the Yorkshire countryside, passing through the Harewood Estate and Harewood Castle. Along the way, I saw numerous Red Kites, deer, and a heron, along with some magnificent views.



    My first port of call was an antiques centre, close to the ancient village of Pannal . I haven't called here for a while, and it didn't look to be doing very well at all. A rather unproductive visit, but after a coffee, I headed out to the fields alongside the nearby River Crimple to practice with a couple of slingshots I had in my bag.


    I walked a couple of miles through the fields, before heading over to another area I wanted to visit, Gallows Hill, close to the West Yorkshire market town of Otley. The last time I was at Gallows Hill, there wasn't much there, but local people have constructed a nice little nature reserve, which is coming along. I had another nice walk, exploring the multitude of paths, and then walking into Otley itself alongside the River Wharfe.




    After a little more slingshot practice along the way, I arrived to find Otley busy and bustling, with lots of people exploring the market. After another coffee, I went to visit a few shops in an old Victorian arcade, where I've picked up a few knives in the past.


    Longstanding members may remember the eccentric proprietor of one 'collector's centre' here, 'Cardigan Woman', who told me she would be retiring shortly. Sadly, there were no knives to be had here, or in any of the other shops.

    Having forgotten the cheese and onion pastie I'd set aside last night, I was getting somewhat peckish, but every eaterie I came to, including the Italian place I mentioned yesterday, was packed :(

    I picked up a couple of nice-looking beers from a great ale shop in the town, and an impressive sourdough loaf from a local bakery, where I also got a snack. These 3 cute doggies were waiting outside :)


    I got a few guides to local walks from Otley library, but realising I'd just missed the hourly bus I wanted to catch, I thought I might have to kill some time with a pint ;) Fortunately, Otley has some excellent pubs, including 'The Old Cock' :thumbsup:


    I was a bit spoiled for choice by the ales on offer, and ended up getting a pint of Brass Castle's excellent Hazelnut Porter, with half a Mad Monk Imperial Stout on the side ;) :thumbsup:


    I had a pleasant journey back home, and the loaf I'd picked up looked so good that I decided I'd have a couple of buttered slices with my forgotten pastie :)



    I hope everyone else has had a lovely day :) Thanks for getting us to 35,000 posts :) :thumbsup:
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  6. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    My lambsfoot of the week (since Monday) has been my Valley Jack, the 2019 Guardians ironwood lambsfoot SFO:


    - GT
  7. Crazy Canuck

    Crazy Canuck Singing along with the voices in my head Gold Member

    Nov 24, 2013
    That was a great post @Jack Black ! Looks like a great day, and fabulous photos. Thanks for taking us along :)
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  8. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    THank you Harvey, those are two magnificent pics :) I hope you had a lovely walk :thumbsup:

    Thanks pal, you too :) :thumbsup:

    Thanks for the info fellers :) I've heard of cilantro, but didn't know which herb it was. Here the seeds are known as coriander seeds, and the leaves simply as coriander :) Looking good Mark :thumbsup:

    My favourite time of day! :D :thumbsup:

    Glad you're able to put your feet up Dylan, and in style, as always, my friend :) :thumbsup:

    Thanks for your titanic efforts of Lambsfoot inventorying Gary, it made for a very enjoyable read :) Do you know Listers from your time on the farm? I used to work on Listers very regularly when I first left school, they were the standard workhorse engine, and used on all manner of machinery :thumbsup:

    Two great pics of Valley Jack :) :thumbsup:
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  9. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Thanks a lot Mike :) :thumbsup:
  10. Wild Willie

    Wild Willie Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 19, 2018
    Thanks very much! I just finished butchering an apple with it... 15799736279161869871099.jpg
  11. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    A herculean multi-quote from our friend, GT. :cool::thumbsup:

    We should all be so lucky as to put down our lists and bathe among sweet treats. ;)

    Trust me, working with them is MUCH harder than roping them. You have my respect. :):thumbsup:

    Your week is off to a good start with the Valley Jack. :cool::thumbsup:

    And a Herculean photo tour by our friend, Jack. :cool::thumbsup:

    That sounds like a perfect day, Jack.
    I really enjoyed all the pictures, you live in a beautiful part of the world with lots of history.
    Thank you for taking us along. I will be visiting a great little town next weekend and I will remember to share some photos with you too. :)
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  12. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    Looks like there's a Celebration going on in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

  13. kamagong


    Jan 13, 2001
    This is a very special blade, with seemingly magical qualities. It gave me the evil eye once.

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  14. Pt-Luso

    Pt-Luso Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 8, 2014
    Thank you very much, Gary, for your nice words.:):thumbsup:
  15. Pt-Luso

    Pt-Luso Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 8, 2014

    Thanks again, Gary, for your nice words to my knives.:):thumbsup::thumbsup:
  16. Pt-Luso

    Pt-Luso Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 8, 2014
    This yours Valley Jack, Guardians 19, has extraordinary ironwood, Gary!;):thumbsup::thumbsup:
  17. flatblackcapo

    flatblackcapo Part time maker, very very part time Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 25, 2012
    Don't forget Sopes.
    Mmmmm, sopes. [​IMG]

    Congrats to all the Guardians on 35,000 posts!!!
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  18. btb01

    btb01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2008
    Sounds like a nice day, Jack! Great photos! :thumbsup:
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  19. Pt-Luso

    Pt-Luso Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 8, 2014
  20. cigarrodog

    cigarrodog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 18, 2014
    @Jack Black - Thank you Jack. Your photo essay of your journey was a tour de force. Thank you.

    @5K Qs - Thank you GT. Your multi quotes post are a treasure. Valley Jack, a classic looked like it was having tons of fun.

    Good Afternoon Guardians.

    It seemed like only yesterday when I went past this spot with Linus and Ari. Déjà vu except for the light coating of the white stuff.


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