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Guardians of The Lambsfoot!

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

  1. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    There are some REALLY nice shots of your Lambsfoot Knives everyone!
    We hardly ever get to buy an older Lambsfoot here in New Zealand, unless of course it's from overseas, so I came across these two at different times locally not so long ago, the first one is nothing but a pure Tank - big and fat!
    The knife like many other older knives seems to have been crudely re-pinned, and its a pity that the person who did this decided to clean up the Knife by grinding the actual cam of the blade- you can see a bevel upon inspection- the Walk and Talk is nothing to report back Home about.
    I do believe however the Blade is original to the Knife- The Spine to Blade thicknesses, patina- just everything matches, its just a shame that it wasnt quite left alone, still........ it was worth picking up just to see it and it will find it's place in a display of the Older Sheffield's when I get to find a long-term display area, I do like the Markings as in the deep Etching, and the early Witness Tang stamp.

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  2. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

    May 13, 2019
    That's a monster.:eek:
     
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  3. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    The other Lambsfoot I found was one I bought that I could only just make out the Lambsfoot tip- the rest of the photo was so blurry, and it was a few dollars, so I thought- I might grab this to see just what it is....

    Well it is a Taylors Eye witness, but I am not impressed- or am I? I'll explain...
    The Knife is obviously made extremely cheaply, very light Plastic moulded Handles, but the Walk and Talk are superb!!!:eek: :eek:
    Now I don't think this Knife has a Back Spring- I think it purely has a rail - as seen in Photograph of which the Cam of the Blade simply rolls against?
    Has a very cool Witness Tang Stamp.
    The Knife locks up very firmly - has no play whatsoever and in fact would make a decent carry, so I may put an edge to this thing and slip it in my pocket, a good knife to lend without worry.
    Have any of you have a wee cheapo like this?

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  4. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    It's great to see you here Duncan, and I hope you're keeping well brother :) It's terrible the things some people do to a knife, often it takes place just recent to sale, so is particularly galling o_O I think that's a very interesting knife though, in spite of its wounds. I don't think I've ever seen that 'TAYLOR' blade-stamp before. Thank you for showing it Duncan, and for telling us about the knife :) :thumbsup:

    Isn't it interesting to see the difference between these two TEW Lambsfoot models? Taylor's Eye Witness are, of course, one of the very last Sheffield cutlers to still be going, but they've made some questionable choices to stay afloat, they sell far more Chinese-made knives than Sheffield ones, and having given up their old Sheffield factory a few years ago, now exist as little more than a warehousing operation. Knives like this show how some of the Sheffield firms have tried to compete in the modern world, competing on price rather than quality. Rather than "cheap, foreign competition", the main drive to the bottom in the 50's, 60's, and 70's, arguably came from Richard's of Sheffield, whose cheap, clam-shell knives dominated the British market (and who I don't think ever produced a Lambsfoot). It didn't work, and tarnished Sheffield's reputation. I have a knife like that Duncan, sent to me by a very kind friend in New Zealand ;) :) :thumbsup:

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    Here's another TEW cheapie. Same style, but even more recent manufacture I think. I'm not sure why you'd want you advertising on such a cheap product :rolleyes: It's about as far from Sheffield's cutlery traditions as it's possible to get o_O

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  5. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Good morning Guardians, I hope everyone had a great weekend :) Here we go with another week. Still in our 'half in, half out' lockdown here, and it's miserable start to the week weather-wise. Have a good one Guardians, stay safe out there :thumbsup:

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  6. Pt-Luso

    Pt-Luso Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 8, 2014
    Many thanks, Gary.:):thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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    Nov 8, 2014
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  8. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Not a great start to the week, my girlfriend has been told she has to self-isolate for 14 days. As she's a college lecturer, it was inevitable that this would happen at some point. Nobody knows how close the 'contact' is, so hopefully it's nothing to worry about, but it means I'm going to have to be careful too. Not that I have any form of social life left o_O

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  9. Onebigbill

    Onebigbill Gold Member Gold Member

    May 21, 2019
    Sorry that your week is starting out poorly, Jack.:( Hope it gets better for you and that your girlfriend emerges from her quarantine well. :thumbsup: Really great photo of your wonderful HHB - the stag covers are amazing.:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  10. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Good morning Guardians! I hope everyone had a great weekend and are off to a good start to your new week! I'm carrying my PD Stag big 'un this morning. I hope y'all can remain safe out there wherever you're at! :) :thumbsup:

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  11. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    And its nose is too long!
     
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  12. donn

    donn Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 14, 2002
    Make your own! It's really easy. :):thumbsup:



    Aye, claggy :D Off road bikes really do churn everything up as there appears no regard for the difference between footpath and bridleway these days.
    I love my storm lantern, a real soft light very easy on the eyes; but only used it about three times this year. You've actually just reminded me to search out some fresh wick while there are still shops about to buy that sort of stuff from.


    Cracking pictures of your walk there. :thumbsup: Typical England on a typical autumn day. :)

    Hi GT, I eat them cold. Pork pies are usually sold cold but some butchers/bakers do sell hot ones. These are sold warm but by the time I'd got to lunch they'd cooled off. :thumbsup:

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  13. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Thank you Bill, it just means that her phone has been in the same area as the phone belonging to someone else who has tested positive, so we're not too worried. Most likely the same thing will keep happening throughout the winter o_O :thumbsup:

    Love that patina Ron :cool: :thumbsup:



    (Parental Advisory Warning: Contains one expletive)

    I've had a number of walks absolutely ruined by the selfish behaviour David, it can really make a mess of the countryside o_O I've ordered a storm lantern, coming tomorrow I think. Should be handy for out in the back garden :) Thank you very much David, nice cap with your Hartshead Barlow :thumbsup:
     
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  14. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Good morning Guardians.
    Thanks Jack matey. I don’t think I have seen a blade with just Taylor before either. Hey - it’s a Junker but an interesting Junker. :)

    We are sharing the miserable Weather here as well my friend.
    Have a wonderful day everyone. :):thumbsup:
     
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  15. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Thanks Jack! :) :thumbsup:
     
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  16. Pt-Luso

    Pt-Luso Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 8, 2014
  17. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

    May 13, 2019
    :D:D:D:D:D:D Ya got us. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:;)
     
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  18. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

    May 13, 2019
    I was told by 2 English brothers i know, always cold. Sacrilege to eat them hot or warm
     
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  19. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
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  20. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    I've certainly bought a lot worse my friend, just to get an obscure tang stamp, or a jigging pattern, for example :) Sorry to hear about the weather Duncan, hope it picks up soon mate, Be sure to have a great day yourself :) :thumbsup:

    Thanks guys :) :) :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

    If you heat them up the jelly between the pastry and the filling liquifies. Pork pie is always eaten cold here :thumbsup:

    Smashing photo Dwight :) :thumbsup:

    Good morning Guardians, I hope everyone's week has got off to a good start. Having spent so much more time at home this year, I always seem to have housework to do o_O Some other work to do too. Not missing much from the look of the weather :rolleyes: Have a good one Guardians, stay safe out there :thumbsup:

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