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Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Jack Black, Jun 26, 2016.
Thank you, Jack.
A different day, a different purple flower. Good morning, Guardians!
The weather is the same here in the Carolinas. Trying to dodge the raindrops
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!
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!
Headed to Wound Careso 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.
Very nice stag on this HHB Big Bill I like the slip too, is that Horween leather ?
Thanks Ron, apprecriate it 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 appreciate it
Thanks Bill 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 Thanks Jack, I'm really enjoying this one, keeping it patina free, pretty much just a pocket pretty used for opening mail
Lol... Beautiful flower.
That sure sounds like better planning than my procrastination method.
Hope you graduate soon, ED.
Excellent photo Ben
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
Sounds like you've earned that great coffee Jeff Nice to see your Frida Kahlo mug again my friend!
Hope it all goes well Ed, and that, at least, you get some suckers
Yes indeed Rob Nice! 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?
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!") I also saw a couple of llamas, but they were on a local farm Some strange fruit growing on the trees roundabouts
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.
Good Afternoon Guardians
Both the new walkers and the Lamb Foot have a lotta soul.
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. 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.
Before photos (picture don't do justice to how bad it was) and no good photos of the poor grind on the blade:
It looks delicious Jack! I checked out the web site and now I’m hungry! You’re lucky to have them Jack. I checked to see if they delivered to the states, but no luck!
Nice pics from your walk today Jack
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
Mouth watering tacos
LOL! Thanks, Jack, but I think I'm a little lacking in the rosy cheeks department.
But the coffee was muy Bueno!
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
@CelloDan - A well played day.
Tacos and a lambsfoot: two things that are welcome at any meal!
That's fantastic, Dan! It must have been quite a thrill for her to perform with Felix and I'm sure it was a Proud Papa moment for you, too! Wonderful that the hospital was able to benefit from the experience, too. Well done all around.
@CelloDan Congrats on a great day Dan!