Guardians of The Lambsfoot!

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

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  1. Wild Ben

    Wild Ben Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 16, 2016
    Two of the Tait brothers made it home from the war alive, two did not. What appears to be four graves is actually just two; these are the graves of the two brothers, John and Peter, who were killed in the war. They each have two stones - one military and one supplied by the family? One of the men died in a military hospital, the record for the other says he was "pierced by a cannonball ". IMG_1954.JPG
     
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  2. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Thanks for the kind words Ron :)

    Wow, what a great line-up :cool: If you make it to Sheffield, you're probably best heading to the Antiques Quarter o_O :thumbsup:

    I add black pepper, usually Tabasco, sometimes cheese, and Hendersons, of course ;) That photo is well worth recycling David :) I was going to take a photo of my knife with some snow-drops on Saturday, but I'd have had to bend down :rolleyes: ;) :thumbsup:

    What outstanding posts Ben (I'm guessing there's going to be more), a fascinating story, and wonderful photos. The old iron fence is incredible, what has caused it to bend the way it has, is it just the wind and weather? :thumbsup:
     
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  3. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    I'll be off down to the market as per usual in the morning :) Hoping chips and gravy'll be on the menu ;) Have a good day Guardians, it's all downhill to the weekend now ;) :thumbsup:

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  4. Wild Ben

    Wild Ben Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 16, 2016
    IMG_1956.JPG IMG_1957.JPG Linus with the Tait brothers.
     
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  5. Wild Ben

    Wild Ben Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 16, 2016
    IMG_1969.JPG The little cemetery about a mile from the house- Scots only! Linus pretended not to be scared.
     
  6. Wild Ben

    Wild Ben Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 16, 2016
    IMG_1979.JPG Linus is happy to be inside, safe and warm! Where did that white stuff come from? (Notice the wavy old glass pane from the 1800's!)
     
  7. CelloDan

    CelloDan Basic Member Basic Member

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    Dec 2, 2017
    Enjoying your updates on Linus adventures Ben :thumbsup::)

    Right or left ???
    The fork on the ice path, where as the legend goes ...., a short and stout middle age man from south america had the "the great wipe out" while ice skating and carrying a lambsfoot knife in his pocket :D

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  8. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    I'm glad you're feeling better. That is a shame about the knife. I suppose it's a usable "beater" knife? Sharpen it up and use it for when you don't want to get one of your nice knives dirty or damaged. Use it hard and it will either fall apart or gain sentimental value. ;)

    A long time ago, I worked in a shop with a pretty unscrupulous boss. He would often blame problems on a phantom "new guy who messed everything up. We fired him last week and are still having to fix his screw-ups" When that didn't work, he'd call Brian out from the back room and yell at him for a while and fire him on the spot. "Get your things and get out!" After the customer left, Brian would come back from his smoke break, get back to work and the boss would slip him a twenty for his trouble.

    What a beautiful photo. Thanks for the stories and pictures.
     
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  9. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
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  10. cigarrodog

    cigarrodog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 18, 2014
    @Jack Black - Much thanks, Jack. Morning coffee, blueberry croissant, and Hartshead...MMMM! Hartsheads go great with French Fries, too.:) Be safe.

    @Onebigbill - Sorry MM didn’t come through. Good that he had the good sense to recognize the the train wreck that ensued, I’ve received one from him, and it worked out. Very nice Rams Horn, though. Hope you feel better and better.

    @mitch4ging - Hello Dennis and thank you. Very nice image of your Bear and Lamb. Last time I checked, Jack hasn’t set any minunum post regs.:D Your posts are always welcome and looked forward to. Here’s to you having a good day, my friend.

    @Wild Ben - Excellent posts of your day off journey with Linus. Abe Lincoln is one of my personal heroes.

    Good Evening Guardians.

    And so it begins...
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    Brookes&Crookes Lamb, plus a tin of Danish butter cookies.
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  11. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    He's definitely one of the best. Wish his birthday was celebrated more.
    My favorite is coming up: George Washington's Birthday. Observed this year on Monday, February 17 (called "Presidents Day" but officially commemorates Washington even though the calendar doesn't reflect it). But I also celebrate it on the 22nd, as I did as a child.
     
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  12. cigarrodog

    cigarrodog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 18, 2014
    I couldn’t agree more with George Washington being a personal hero. Happy GW Day, Vince.
     
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  13. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Wishing everyone a terrific Thursday:
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  14. Pt-Luso

    Pt-Luso Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 8, 2014
    Thank you, Dennis. Here in Portugal despite being winter, the temperatures at this time vary between 6 the minimum and 17 the maximum, degrees celsius.:):thumbsup:
     
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  15. Pt-Luso

    Pt-Luso Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 8, 2014
    Beautiful statue of bear, great photo, Dennis.:):thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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    Pt-Luso Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 8, 2014
  17. flatblackcapo

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

    Mar 25, 2012
    Can't go wrong with tri-tip and a stag HHB.
    I had some veggies too..... Balance, ya know. :D
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  18. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Good Morning Guardians
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  19. Tim.E

    Tim.E Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jun 7, 2019
    Fresh from the plastic bag...

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    Not bad again, nice and tight with blade reasonably centred, scales could be better matched but... :D
     
  20. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    I really enjoyed that series of posts Ben, well done :) :thumbsup:

    No doubt, it will be talked about within the family for many years to come Dan :rolleyes: Hopefully, not too bruising my friend :) Stunning pics, as always :thumbsup:

    I really hope that this is a case of a phantom apprentice Rachel, (as I suspect), because what kind of cutlery apprenticeship would it be for a young underpaid lad whose 'master' lets that sort of work out of his shop? o_O He certainly wouldn't learn to make the blades or springs, as they're bought in, and what 'skills' would he learn otherwise, send out any old rubbish and see if you can get away with it? Unfortunately, a few slick photographs and a certain amount of BS are not a substitute for skill and talent, and I am quite sure that the Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire (Sheffield) are unaware that their crest is being used by someone who they have no connection to :thumbsdown:

    Thanks Harvey, great pic of your Brookes & Crookes Lambsfoot, been a while since I had any Danish butter cookies, but I had some nice cake at the market today ;) When I first left school, and was an apprentice mechanic, one of my jobs was helping to maintain Sheffield's fleet of half a dozen 'gritters'. If I remember correctly, they were Ford D600s fitted with snow-ploughs, and with a separate Petter donkey engine to do the gritting :thumbsup:

    You too Vince, great to see your Ironwood '19 :) :thumbsup:

    Sounds like a healthy diet Kevin, and it's made for a nice colourful pic :) :thumbsup:

    Lovely ebony WCLF John :thumbsup:

    Those covers are very oddly 'matched' aren't they Tim? :confused: The edge looks a lot better than the last couple of knives I had from them though :rolleyes: Maybe some oil would darken-up the Mark-side some? :thumbsup:

    Hope everyone is having a good day, I just got back from the market :thumbsup:

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