Guardians of The Lambsfoot!

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

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  1. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Thank you, Jack. :)
     
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  2. Wild Ben

    Wild Ben Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 16, 2016
    A different day, a different purple flower. Good morning, Guardians! IMG_2444.JPG
     
  3. Onebigbill

    Onebigbill Gold Member Gold Member

    May 21, 2019
    The weather is the same here in the Carolinas:rolleyes:. Trying to dodge the raindrops:D

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  4. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Good morning, Guardians! This morning I am splurging and enjoying some expensive Kona single estate coffee from Heavenly Hawaiian. It's gonna get hot today, so I got a little yard work done this morning, and can now sit and sip. Aaahhhhhh!

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    My ugly mug on the mug was from an ATV tour on Kauai several years ago . . . great times!

    And P.S.- that's not a unibrow, they are flip up sunglasses! :cool: :D
     
  5. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    Headed to Wound Care:eek:so it's not a particular good morning.:( I'd rather be headed to the beach which is a thought inspired by this "Big-un" with Buffalo Horn covers with some seashells.

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  6. rockman0

    rockman0 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 5, 2013
    Very nice stag on this HHB Big Bill:thumbsup: I like the slip too, is that Horween leather ?
    Thanks Ron:thumbsup:, apprecriate it:thumbsup: Seems the old time cutlers put the best bone on the pile side, same thing with stag.
    As the saying goes "there's no bone like old bone" that applies to stag and wood as well or at least in my opinion, ThanksJohn :thumbsup: appreciate it :thumbsup:
    Thanks Bill:thumbsup: Turner was in business a long time, started around 1802 I believe, sold to Viners in the early 1930's and they continued to use the Turner name and stamps, it will take someone much more knowledgeable than myself to pin down an accurate time range this knife came from, I've never seen this blade stamp, I have a big two blade sheepsfoot that has stamps on both sides of the tang as does my stag Lambfoot but this one only has stamps on the pile side which combined with the flush joint should provide a clue to it's time range. The guy I bought it from thought it was from the 1880's but I have no idea what he based that info on. @Jack Black may have an idea.
    The perks of being a Government official seem limitless to us common folks, "do as I say not as I do" sounds like a good motto for them:D Thanks Jack, I'm really enjoying this one, keeping it patina free, pretty much just a pocket pretty used for opening mail:thumbsup:
     
  7. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Lol... Beautiful flower. :cool::thumbsup:

    That sure sounds like better planning than my procrastination method. :oops:

    Hope you graduate soon, ED.
     
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  8. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Excellent photo Ben :thumbsup:

    Sorry to hear that Bill, I still went out for a walk, but it was raining about two thirds of the time I was out :rolleyes:

    Sounds like you've earned that great coffee Jeff :) Nice to see your Frida Kahlo mug again my friend! :D ;) :thumbsup:

    Hope it all goes well Ed, and that, at least, you get some suckers :thumbsup:

    Yes indeed Rob o_O Nice! :D Sellers come up with all sorts of fanciful dates, but I doubt your knife was made after Viner's acquired the Turner name. Would you like to post some more pics of it, including one of the tang stamp? :thumbsup:

    Despite the poor weather, I had quite a nice walk :) A couple of deer crossed my path on my way back (at this point I was about a mile and a half from the centre of Leeds). I might have got a photo had I been on my own (instead of with my girlfriend, who just stood pointing, and shouting "Deer!") :rolleyes: I also saw a couple of llamas, but they were on a local farm :D Some strange fruit growing on the trees roundabouts :confused:

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  9. cigarrodog

    cigarrodog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 18, 2014
    Thank you Dennis. You’re Jammin with the jam and the Lamb. Hope you’re weekend is a good one .

    Thank you Jack. Seeing all that beautiful bread, I look forward to seeing the sandwiches. Have a good weekend.:)

    Best wishes for exam outcome, Dan.:thumbsup:

    Good Afternoon Guardians

    Both the new walkers and the Lamb Foot have a lotta soul.
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  10. r redden

    r redden Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 23, 2015
  11. flatblackcapo

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

    Mar 25, 2012
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  12. Onebigbill

    Onebigbill Gold Member Gold Member

    May 21, 2019
    Guardians, some of you know about the difficulties I had with a "custom Lambfoot knife that I purchased from a certain cutler in Sheffield. The knife was attractive to look at but was so messed up it was totally unacceptable (blade grind was atrocious, spring gaps very poor, blade not centered at all, etc.). The cutler blamed the poor quality on his apprentice.:rolleyes: The cutler, however, did the right thing and refunded my money plus he let me keep the worlds pile of junk he sold to me. I decided to take a small gamble and have someone attempt to fix things. It turned out well and now I'm happy with it. @jsdistin did the work which included reprofiling and centering the blade and tightening up the gaps at the spring/liner interface with the scales.
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  13. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    It looks delicious Jack! I checked out the web site and now I’m hungry! ;) You’re lucky to have them Jack. :thumbsup: I checked to see if they delivered to the states, but no luck! :( :D

    Thanks Jack! :) :thumbsup:
     
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  14. rockman0

    rockman0 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 5, 2013
    Nice pics from your walk today Jack :thumbsup:

    My pleasure to share more pics, I assumed it was before Viners and my best guess is 1920's, I typically don't buy into a sellers age statement on Sheffield knives as they claim it's old as dirt in an effort to bring a higher price. Most of the post 1900 American made knives are easy to determine a time range but not the same on Sheffield or at least for me:confused:
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    Mouth watering tacos:eek::thumbsup:
     
  15. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    LOL! Thanks, Jack, but I think I'm a little lacking in the rosy cheeks department.
    But the coffee was muy Bueno!
     
  16. CelloDan

    CelloDan Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Thank you Guardians !
    I am so happy to say that she played beautifully and that my equipment did not malfunction ( only the battery got dangerously low nearing the end of the recording, wow ... the stress +++ )

    Setting up equipment, warm ups, sound checks and troubleshooting plus performance took longer than anticipated.

    We spend more than 3 hours with "Felix" , one of the most famous pianos in Ottawa worth $ 200,000
    He even has his own Instagram page :)

    For the the time spend with Felix we got the opportunity to donate to CHEO , our children's hospital in Ottawa :thumbsup:

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    https://www.instagram.com/felix_the_concert_grand_piano/?hl=en
     
  17. cigarrodog

    cigarrodog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 18, 2014
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  18. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
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