Guardians of The Lambsfoot!

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

  1. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    It would be nice to see the Horn models more often. Maybe some of those went to members that are no longer active. I don’t think I remember seeing a Hartshead with the worked back spring Jack! That’s very nice. :D: :thumbsup:
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  2. CelloDan

    CelloDan Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Thank you my friend :)
    PS: I turned down National Geographic... I told them I only do it for the Guardians of the Lambsfoot :) . They understood right away :D

    Welcome and thank you Ron :)

    Thank you Bill, I am happy you enjoyed the little critters.
    Carrying my lambsfoot at all times in my walks slowly pay off , lol .

    Gracias mi amigo, I appreciate your kind words :thumbsup::)

    Thanks David, I also enjoy your pictures very much :thumbsup:
    They squirrels have not taken off yet with my lambsfoot however my African Rosewood has two very tiny/faint marks where one gave it a little chomp :eek: .... I call it "character" :D

    Guardians ROCK !!! , have a great weekend folks :thumbsup::)
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  3. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    I know from first hand experience that squirrels have very sharp teeth. ;)
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  4. CelloDan

    CelloDan Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Oh no, what happened Rachel ?
  5. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Some of the folks who had them aren't here anymore, but most are. I've posted that Hartshead before, but I haven't carried it for most of this year. Ashley took two knives out of the run, and fancied one up for himself, and gifted me the other. A kind thought, but my pocket had already been taken over by my standard Hartshead Barlow, and really a file-worked spring doesn't fit with what I was trying to achieve with those knives, attractive as it is. Thanks Ron :) :thumbsup:

    :D :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

    Good morning Guardians, no hike for me today I'm afraid, though I'm hoping for a shorter walk through some local woods, and maybe a bit of slingshot practice. I imagine most of our US Guardians will be making plans for Thanksgiving, and I know that for most of you, it's going to be very different to normal. I hope you all have a good one anyway though, it's been a pretty rotten year, but I guess we all still have plenty to be thankful for. Hope everyone has a great weekend, I'll be carrying some stag ;) :thumbsup:

  6. Pt-Luso

    Pt-Luso Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 8, 2014
  7. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    Well...Years ago, I moved into my first (very own, grown-up, no family or roommates) apartment. It was on the second floor, and had a little balcony that overlooked some trees and a dry creek. I noticed a particular squirrel would come up to the balcony door and look in at me. I wondered if the former tenants had fed him. So I held out a piece of rice cake, and he gently took it from me with his hands. This happened a few times, until one day I was sitting there handing him little treats. When he'd taken them all I (like a dummy) did that thing where you hold out your empty hand to show "See? All out of treats!" He didn't really bite me, just barely put his teeth on my fingertip. Startled, I quickly pulled my hand back and cut my finger on his tooth.
    Not more than one or two drops of blood. I decided that I couldn't tell any of my friends about it, because I'm sure they would have overreacted and insisted I go get rabies shots. Maybe I should have, but it's been decades and so far, I'm fine.

    Thank you, Jack. It certainly will be different this year. My father and brothers won't be visiting. Dad just turned 90 last month, and has heart issues, so there is no way I'm going up to see him. I'm hoping we can all video chat a few times over the weekend. My brothers and I have a tradition, on Thanksgiving Eve Wednesday, of hitting the liquor cabinet after Dad goes to sleep, drinking martinis and reading H.P.Lovecraft aloud. :D So far, everyone is healthy, so I'm grateful for that. Silver lining: I don't have to spend this weekend cleaning. :p

    I haven't carried my Guardian Horn Lambsfoot in a while. It is beautiful, but I tend to actually carry either a big-un or a little-un. I may take it out of the box and remind myself how a medium fits.
  8. CelloDan

    CelloDan Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Glad to know it ended well after all Rachel. :thumbsup::)
    My fascination with squirrels was unreal when I first came to Canada.
    I was in my 20's and had never seen one before.
    I had never seen the white stuff either and was totally fascinated by it too lol .
  9. CelloDan

    CelloDan Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Good day Guardians
    From last fall


  10. Onebigbill

    Onebigbill Gold Member Gold Member

    May 21, 2019
    David, Very good read and photos really show how "lonely" a place it is.
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  11. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    Thank you Jack!

    I always enjoy your vintage lambs Rob.

    Great to hear from you Harvey and I hope all goes well with your wife's health. Great photos as always.

    Incredible Dan!!!!!

    Fantastic horn Ron!

    The only reason I don't post horn is cause I was late to the party and missed em Jack. I believe they are among the most stunning of all the lambs.

    Gorgeous Ron.

    This one takes the cake.

    Have a great weekend all. IMG_5490.jpeg
  12. Onebigbill

    Onebigbill Gold Member Gold Member

    May 21, 2019
    Jack, thanks much for your kind thoughts re Thanksgiving.:thumbsup: First time I haven't been with my entire family for that particular Holiday. :( Kathi and I will make the best out of a bad situation. I'm afraid that X-mas is looking good either.:( Can't wait for and end to this awful pandemic.:mad:
    Your HHB is looking well my friend.:thumbsup: Hope your weekend goes well too.:thumbsup::D

    Hello and good morning Guardians and all. Went out today to get some clear coat spray paint to preserve some of our out door Holiday decorations. Will be warming up into the 70's today and sunny. A great start to the weekend.

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  13. rockman0

    rockman0 Basic Member Basic Member

    May 5, 2013
    Thanks Dwight, great picture of your HHB:thumbsup::thumbsup:
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  14. cigarrodog

    cigarrodog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 18, 2014
    Thank you Dwight. I love your image of two powerful symbols. May you and yours be well.
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  15. herder

    herder Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2007
    Jack, great to see you indoctrinating those young ones in the ways of blades and fire. :)
    My two sons are constantly spreading the values of knives to all their friends.
    Here is a picture from out and about a few weeks back. I love the history of early explorers and adventurers.

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  16. donn

    donn Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 14, 2002
    Thanks Harvey, happy I gave you a good idea, but I can't take responsibility for the calories gained. :)

    Aye I remember them things called 'pubs'. Great places.
    That file work really suits that HHB. :thumbsup:

    Don't they have squirrels in Argentina then? I thought the little blighters had got everywhere. :D

    Thanks Bill. :thumbsup: For such a low range of hills the Pennines have certainly claimed there fair share of aircraft.

    I think that place is mentioned in Carl Russell's book on Mountain Men.:thumbsup:

    Apart from 5 mins work on my car I've done nothing today so I'm recycling a photo. I hope everyone's having a nice weekend.:thumbsup:
  17. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    Happy Saturday Guardians! Son's birthday party today, his birthday isn't til the 27th but we will be camping for Thanksgiving.
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  18. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    No shots??!! :eek: :D ;) :thumbsup:


    I always really enjoy hearing about your family Thanksgiving Rachel, and I'm sorry you won't be able to enjoy it in the same way this year :( It sounds as if you're making a wise decision though, and I hope you're able to find some sort of on-line alternative to raiding Dad's liquor cabinet! :D :) :thumbsup:

    I think most of us are creatures of habit, but it's great to see that one again :) @Padruig sure did a great job on those pocket-slips too :thumbsup:

    Beautiful scenery, and great pics Dan :) :thumbsup:

    Aww, sorry buddy :( I guess it's going back 4 years now. Fantastic pic Dwight, those trucks are pretty amazing, we don't have anything that fancy here. Your Hartshead Barlow is looking very svelte :) :thumbsup:

    Very sad Bill, but better to have lots more holidays with your family than risk the alternative my friend :thumbsup: Thanks Bill, I hope you're having a good one too :) Your photos gave me a big grin :) :thumbsup:

    Thanks pal :) That's great to hear about the boys, I hope they're both doing well :) That's a cool photo. One of the things I enjoy so much about American history, from a European perspective, is that you really don't have to go back very far to find some real adventure :cool: :) :thumbsup:

    I hope everyone is having a great weekend :) I didn't take many photos on my walk today. I got some slingshot practice in, and also picked up a couple of potential walking staffs, which I'll be doing some work on tomorrow. It's only 6.30pm here, but as it's been dark a couple of hours, it seems much later :thumbsup:






  19. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    I have happy memories of them long ago David :( Thanks mate, great to see your Hartshead Barlow as new :) :thumbsup:

    Looking good Taylor :) I hope your son has a great party, a very happy birthday, and camping for Thanksgiving sounds like a cool idea :) Have a fantastic time :thumbsup:
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  20. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    Thanks Jack. Party is outside and hand sanitizer available...I feel bad for the kids. He likes video games so it's a "Gamer" themed party. I wouldn't really call it camping as we are taking our camper and we will have full hookups (electricity and sewer). LOL.
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