Guardians of The Lambsfoot!

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

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  1. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    The videos from TEW are old ones, but they're not the same people making the knives, and the machinery and workshop are not the same either. The TEW videos are of Russell White at the TEW factory, when it was on Milton Street in Sheffield, and the Michael May videos are at his workshop at Portland Works on Randall Street in Sheffield. Different person, different place, different time, different machinery o_O I noticed you posted this misinformation previously elsewhere Jose, but would rather it wasn't brought to this thread, which is why I feel a need to correct it here. Since there appears to be no basis whatsoever for your claim, I hope you are willing to accept that.
     
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  2. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Perhaps you don't understand that I actually subsidised the production of those knives Jose. I hoped that people would enjoy them, but if they didn't, and you're the only person who ever complained, I'd be more than happy to take them back. You are clearly unhappy with yours, I've tried many times now to give you a refund. You don't want that, but you still want to complain about it. I don't know what else I can say, but I will leave others to judge for themselves :(
     
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  3. Pt-Luso

    Pt-Luso Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 8, 2014
    Taylors Eye Witness video:

     
  4. Pt-Luso

    Pt-Luso Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 8, 2014

    In my humble opinion, Jack, you continue to make a big confusion (again), I didn't complain about anything!
    I only compared it with a problem with a knife, with sparse in the rear of the spring that my HB had the same problem, that's all!
    I never thought I was going to ask others to judge me, but patience!
     
  5. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    I think that video has been on the TEW site for a decade, maybe more. Why don't you ask TEW who makes their Lambsfoot knives, or even ask Michael May? You won't necessarily get a straightforward answer from the company, who, sadly, import most of their products from China today, but at least it would allow you to speak with some authority on the matter, as opposed to merely guessing. I have asked in Sheffield, and been told Russell White has been making the TEW 'Premier' knives again, for some time. That might explain the apparently radical difference between most of the M. May knives shown here, and those made on behalf of TEW :thumbsup:
     
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  6. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Jose, I have your emails, and your previous posts on the subject are here for all to read o_O Goodnight to you.
     
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  7. Pt-Luso

    Pt-Luso Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 8, 2014
    Jack, I don't want to continue this discussion, but by the way, if you compare the work backs of Michael May and TEW (like my knife), they are exactly the same!
     
  8. Pt-Luso

    Pt-Luso Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 8, 2014
    Good night to you too, all the best.
     
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  9. btb01

    btb01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2008
    This ebony Big ‘Un — a recent gift from @Jack Black; thanks again, my friend! — lent a hand with an important task today. :D

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  10. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Great picture. Speaks volumes to the hard core chores we ask from our knives these days. :D:thumbsup:
     
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  11. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Jose @Pt-Luso , I think it's really simple... Maybe a different voice will help.
    Jack takes great pride in the knives he had produced for us. All of us take great pride in owning them. If there is an unhappy customer, he would rather make it right with them. That's the mark of a stand-up guy and honest business man. If you continue to complain about the knife, it reflects badly on him and makes him feel bad. You seem like a nice guy that wouldn't want to make anybody feel bad, especially one that's trying to do the right thing. Send the knife back to him for a refund or don't complain about it any more. Jack is trying his best and we should all try to do the same. Hopefully I don't get in trouble for trying to mediate. ;)
     
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  12. Ramrodmb

    Ramrodmb

    Jun 9, 2010
    Spring- please come soon!!!;)

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  13. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    EXACTLY the same? Do you imagine that these two knives were made by the same cutler because they each have the same pattern filed into the back-spring (one of a handful in use in Sheffield)?

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    Or these perhaps? Same cutler, or just the same pattern?

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    Incidentally, like the other parts of a knife, the blades for example, pre-filed back-springs are readily available for purchase in Sheffield.

    Great use of colour Barrett :) Nice to see the Big 'Un helping out :thumbsup:

    Excellent photo Mark, it can't come soon enough for me :thumbsup:
     
  14. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    Such a contrast, but I'm used to it. Here in Central Texas we are experiencing the typical February weather, with temperatures swinging weekly between 30 and 80 degrees. I'm trying to decide if it's too early to plant peas this weekend. :confused:
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  15. Wild Willie

    Wild Willie Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 19, 2018
    I'd go for it. Peas are a good early season crop. Of course they don't get planted here in Western New York until at least April. Beautiful ebony on that lambsfoot too. I've found myself lusting after one in ebony or desert ironwood lately. Gotta wait for the weather to clear up so I can cut some trees and make some money first though.
     
  16. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    Thanks. That's an ebony big'un special order that Jack had made. :cool::thumbsup:
    Yeah, I think I will go for it. I doubt we'll get a hard freeze, and if we do I won't lose the whole crop. I like to plant rows a week apart so they don't all come in at once. Last time I waited too long to plant and by May the sun was burning up the leaves.
     
  17. cigarrodog

    cigarrodog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 18, 2014
    Thanks John. That’s funny, us both looking at the same knife.

    @Jack Black - Thank you Jack. I was simply paying tribute to the variety of Life experiences you’ve had. It’s impressive. As for your Hartshead being a constant companion, when you have such a gem, it’s one and done. Every one of us seeks the perfect knife. Seems like you found yours. Cheers!

    @Ramrodmb - What a lovely Lamb floral image, Mark.
     
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  18. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Living in such a small country, I do find the weather variation across the US rather staggering :) Nice photo Rachel :thumbsup:

    Thanks Harvey, I'm grateful for the kind words my friend :) My dad had the same job most of his life, and spent the rest of it sat in an armchair playing chess, so I've tried to get out a bit more! :D ;) I'm not sure how long I'll keep carrying the HB, but I'm not going to fight it's allure :) :thumbsup:

    Morning Guardians, Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Friday ;) Another weekend is almost upon us :) :thumbsup:

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  19. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Apparently in Finland and Estonia, Valentine's Day is known as Ystävänpäivä, Friends Day! :) So Happy Ystävänpäivä Guardians! ;) :thumbsup:

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  20. Pt-Luso

    Pt-Luso Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 8, 2014
    Thank you very much for your help, John.
    I fully agree that Jack is proud of the knives he produced for us and that I am lucky to have four.
    But the question here is not to return the knife, since from the beginning I said that I did not want to return it, however I think (perhaps I am wrong), that I am free to say that this knife is not perfect.
    There will be no problem for you for trying to mediate this matter, a big hug John.
    I just hope this matter ends here, I am full.:thumbsup:
     
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