Guardians of The Lambsfoot!

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

  1. donn

    donn Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 14, 2002
    Hi GT. Yeah, pork and apple pork pies are quite common and popular here, but you'll find other flavours like pickles, caramelised onion, cranberry, mushy peas.



    I think there going to be more common Jack. The whole area around Liverpool Town Hall and it's financial centre was restricted when I was there on Tuesday.
    Nice autumn shot there. :thumbsup:

    I hope your 'pants' are in that lot. :D

    Great pictures Dan, thanks for posting. It's great seeing your photos of critters we don't have in the UK, though I wouldn't trust that squirrel with your lambsfoot. :D

    Just a few pics of my HHB on my walk yesterday, including an old aircraft crash site.



  2. ed_is_dead

    ed_is_dead Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 2, 2010
    My second one ever. First one was when I was about 13yo. Don't imagine giving a 13yo a knife today would go over so well.
    It's a bit rough around the edges, like it's new guardian.
  3. Onebigbill

    Onebigbill Gold Member Gold Member

    May 21, 2019
    Those crash site photos are creepy and captivating at the same time. Judging by the size of the radial engine it looks to be a sizable aircraft in the days of yore.
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  4. cigarrodog

    cigarrodog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 18, 2014
    @Onebigbill - Thank you, Bill.

    @donn - Hi David. A fine set of images. Speaking of pork pies:)), I previously mentioned locating a source here in the States. I got my “feet wet,” with a Melton Mowbray pork pie. Loved it. Portable food perfection. Thank you.:)

    Good Morning Guardians

  5. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    Love the Deep grooves.
  6. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    I regularly get an odd number myself Jer! o_O It seems to be one of the hidden facts of life :rolleyes: I hope you find yours mate :) It's good to see Old Toffee Wings :thumbsup:

    Thanks Ron :) I was also thinking it was a higher number. I checked my first email, which said 30, but I wonder if there were some more. I had thought it was nearer 50, but we all know what 'thought' did! :rolleyes: In Yorkshire, they say it 'follered a muck-cart 'n' thought it were a wedding'! :D Another fab photo my friend, and it's great to see your ebony '18 :cool: :thumbsup:

    What a fantastic bunch of photos David, and you picked a grand day to go for a walk :) When I was younger, I used to be able to fuel a whole day's climbing on half a malt-loaf! :D Great stuff :) :thumbsup:

    That looks like a smasher! :cool: Who is the maker? I've given a few Lambsfoot knives away to friends kids, from about 7 upwards, and each time it's been the parents who have asked me if I have one for them :D :thumbsup:


    Wow, I sure have missed your wonderful pics Harvey :) Two great finds there :cool: :) :thumbsup:

    That's a great angle to take a photo from Joshua :cool: :) :thumbsup:
  7. ed_is_dead

    ed_is_dead Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 2, 2010
    Spent the last twenty min looking at that stag!
    Pie is tempting too:)
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  8. ed_is_dead

    ed_is_dead Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 2, 2010
    Now there's a kid being a kid, all he's missing is a magnifying glass for sunny days and a slingshot out the back pocket :) Who needs an x box! Bet you made his day with that gift.

    The maker appears to be "Minstrel Sheffield". Mark is pretty worn. Couldn't find anything on them??
    It had blade play, was hitting the liners when closed and as dull as a butter knife. All sorted now and prepared dinner for me and the kids.
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  9. btb01

    btb01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2008
    Jack, I thought you might find this interesting. The Wakefield Bridge and Chantry Chapel that you shared with us a while back was recently mentioned on the BBC quiz show Pointless, not as a question or answer, but by one of the contestants who works as a bridge engineer in West Yorkshire. If you skip to 15:55 in the video below, you can hear the discussion of the bridge.

    It's mentioned again in the next episode as well, around the 7:35 mark.

    I've been watching a lot of this show recently (something my brother first introduced me to when we visited at Christmas a couple years back), and I really enjoy it. There was an instance in another episode where a discussion from this thread about a certain civil engineer with an unusual name helped me get an answer right. :D


    For a bit of Lambsfoot content, here's a recycled Yorkshire-related photo. ;)

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  10. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    I think he's actually got both, and he teaches his dad to tie knots and light fires! :D I don't think I've ever seen him as excited as when he got his first knife though :) :thumbsup:

    You're a star! :) Hope you all enjoy dinner :thumbsup:

    I don't know that name, but according to Eileen Taylor's Trademark's on Base Metal Tableware (that's a free PDF download), a minstrel figure was a trademark of Austin Nicholson. Not a firm I know I'm afraid, but it might be somewhere to start :thumbsup:
  11. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Fascinating Barrett :) The second contestant is right about it still being pretty dangerous round there! :D I've not seen that show before, but I recognised the presenter, Alexander Armstrong! :D In fact, I think he featured in another video I posted a while back - spooky! ;) Great pic of your '19 my friend :) :thumbsup:

    (Contains mild profanity)
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  12. btb01

    btb01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2008
    Thanks, Jack. It’s an interesting show, if you like that sort of thing. The trivia content is a good mix of intellectual, general knowledge and pop culture, and I like the concept of having to come up with more obscure answers to score lower points. There are a ton of episodes on YouTube (although I can’t promise that those thugs from the television licensing department won’t come banging on your door again). ;) :D
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  13. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    @donn Great pies and photos David! :thumbsup: :D

    That’s a beauty sir! Thanks for sharing! :) :thumbsup:

    Terrific pie! :thumbsup: Dang Harvey! I’ve really missed all those beautiful knives and the tasty accompaniment’s! :D

    Fifty would have been a large order Jack! If there’s that many around the proud owners should start sharing some photos! :rolleyes: Thanks Jack! It looks like you’ve been teaching some fire starting skills along with the knife gifts! ;) Good on you my friend! :thumbsup:
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  14. donn

    donn Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 14, 2002
    What a cracking looking lambsfoot, everything oozes quality. :thumbsup:

    What a cracking shot Jack, good to see kids doing something other than gawping at a smart phone.
    And half a malt loaf? I dare say that would still fuel me but how anyone can resist the other half is beyond me :D

    Now the lambsfoot we all know and love, but the pie is exquisite. :D That really does look like a nice pork pie. :thumbsup: A big hurrah to the baker.:thumbsup:

    Hi Bill, yip your right. If I've done this right a more detailed report of my first visit last year should appear here:
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  15. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Gentleman - two outstanding Lambsfoots Knives. Great viewing!!!!
    I am curious like Jack here Ed- who is the maker of that real nice example?
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  16. Pt-Luso

    Pt-Luso Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 8, 2014
  17. cigarrodog

    cigarrodog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 18, 2014
    Thank you, Jack.

    Thank you. I looked at it the same way, when I spotted it,

    Thank you for the kind words, Ron.

    Thank you, David. Tastes as good as it looks. Never would have crossed my mind to look for one, had it not been for your words and images. Not being sure I can post a link, but in short, two UK expats opened an online shop for other expats living in the States, as well as the rest of us. A bit pricey, but worth an occasional splurge.

    Thank you, Duncan. Hope you’re doing well.
  18. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

    May 13, 2019
    It looks like it's a " Cracker ".:p:p:p:p:p:p
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  19. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Old Toffee Wings is my prettiest, Blackadder is my smoothest, Rose Beast is my hulkingest.
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  20. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    They better not Barrett! :mad: :D :thumbsup:

    Yes, perhaps 50 is high, but there were 97 Hartshead Barlows, plus two that Ashley did some fancy stuff on :thumbsup:


    It would certainly be nice to see some more photos of all those knives, and how they are ageing :) Amos is a fast learner. His dad took him camping some years back, and had to ring for pizza as he couldn't get the fire lit, so I thought I'd better teach him! :D

    Despite my ribbing my mate, him and his missus have done a great job of raising their 3 kids :) I am proud of them :thumbsup:

    I spent a whole winter rock-climbing with a mate, and we'd buy a malt-loaf and split it between us, have a great day freezing on the rocks, and warm up with a good session in the pub after :thumbsup:

    I just spent 20 minutes trying to find a good Frank Carson video on YouTube, without success! :( :rolleyes: :thumbsup:

    :cool: :) :thumbsup:
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