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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
    Thanks Duncan! Pam said thanks for the hugs! ;) Stay safe my friend! :thumbsup:
     
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  2. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    I wish I could send you some sunshine Charlie, but it's another wet and dreary day here :( Hope things are better soon my friend, here's an old pic ;) :thumbsup:

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    Thanks a lot Duncan, it's certainly taken over my pocket my friend :)

    Thanks again brother, I hope you're doing well there :) :thumbsup:

    A few flaws can be forgiven with an inexpensive knife I think Ron, I just wish most of Wright's standard line had flaws which were consistent :rolleyes: :D Big Rosie is a solid user my friend, thanks for the kind words :) :thumbsup:

    That's quite a weather variation Leon o_O Those apples were from the supermarket I'm afraid, but they're British organic apples, so hopefully a little fresher than some :rolleyes: Some nice wood on that knife mate, who is the maker, my memory fails me - as does my eyesight! :rolleyes: :D :thumbsup:

    Nice choice Ron :) Nice photo too :) :thumbsup:

    The only one I've found overly stiff was a sample Barlow Wright's made for me at the beginning of this year, it was like it was completely seized-up! o_O I could get a good grip on the back of blade, but still couldn't open it (not the only problem with the knife either), and had to use pliers! :eek: In the end, I broke the corners of the tang with a file o_O Glad you're still enjoying carrying your Ashley's Choice Duncan :) :thumbsup:

    Great pic Ron :) Here's some more eye-candy for you @Campbellclanman ! :D :thumbsup:

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    Good stuff Mike, they certainly cheered up my day! :D Great pic of your two beautiful bowls, and your Hartshead Barlow :) :thumbsup:

    Fantastic to see you here Greg, and I'm glad you're doing well my friend :) That plastic twine is a curse! o_O :D Are you picking up the tree there, your Lambsfoot is looking well-loved? :) :thumbsup:

    Good morning Guardians, I hope everyone is having a nice weekend :) It's another miserable day here, but I have plenty of work to keep me busy indoors today :rolleyes: Have a relaxing and peaceful Sunday Guardians :thumbsup:

    Another pic from my walk yesterday :thumbsup:

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  3. Pt-Luso

    Pt-Luso Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 8, 2014
    Thank you very much, I sanded the Père David stag a bit.
     
  4. Pt-Luso

    Pt-Luso Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 8, 2014
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  5. WhittlinAway

    WhittlinAway Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    LOL! Touché.

    Thanks, Ron! Yes, doing well, thanks. Work and projects around the house have been keeping me busy, but I have nothing to complain about.

    Thanks, Jack! It feels good to stop by. Maybe one of these days I’ll figure out how to drink from this fire hose of a thread to get my fill without getting soaked in the process. :D

    Yes, that’s our tree: a Noble Fir this year.

    Lovely photo!
     
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  6. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    LOL! :D Hope you'll stick around for a while my friend :) Thanks a lot Greg, that's an old oak tree :thumbsup:
     
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  7. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    A knife shown by @TheFactor in the EDC thread caught my eye. It's the Rough Ryder Reserve Kayak. It has two blades, which are not dissimilar. Here's one of them, which I've seen referred to as a Sheepsfoot blade, and a Reverse Tanto blade.

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    Not really a classic Lambsfoot, but a lot of the angles are the same. I've seen blades like this being used on modern folders too, and while the companies that make these knives may not know what to call it, I think it's interesting to see that folks know that it works. What do you think Guardians?
     
  8. CelloDan

    CelloDan Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    I have not had any this season actually.
    Took this pic last year around this time after being influenced to do so by a fringe cult of fanatics guarding some foot from a lamb :eek:

    Hey Greg, good to see you :)
    Hope your sourdough adventures have continued :thumbsup:

    Thanks again Charlie for doing this for us Canucks :thumbsup:

    Thank you Guardians :)

    I’d like to share the background story about this bowl.

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    Back in 2009 when I started turning I came across a simple webpage featuring some amazing turnings by Lorne Babb.
    He was known among other things for turning hats that you could actually wear
    Here he is with one of his hats.


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    He lived close to me. We met a couple years later at a woodturners club meeting.

    He had seen my video of the black locust bowl and a offered me some tips to improve my technique.

    A big man of few words, I sensed a caring gentle soul.

    He was in very poor health, but somehow managed to make it to the meeting.

    Sometime later he was hospitalized.
    I had the privilege of caring for him as his nurse.

    We got talking about turning, he mentioned he had some unfinished rough bowl blanks in his shed that I could have.

    I thank him and suggested I could bring him back a couple finished pieces to which his wife replied “ Nooo, the house is full of them already “ :)

    A few days later he was discharged.
    Several months passed and one day I picked the phone to call him.

    His wife told me he had passed away.
    She told me that once her son cleaned the shop she would call me about the bowl blanks.

    Several months passed and one day she called me. I went to see her and we sat down for a few minutes to talk.

    She told me he had been a wonderful father and husband and that the family remained very united.
    “ You can’t ask for anything better of a man” she told me. I agreed.

    I felt privileged to finish the bowl above and gave it as a wedding present for a young couple.
     
  9. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Amazing.
     
  10. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Thanks for the compliments Jack! I totally agree that certain things can be forgiven on a knife that is purchased with the intent of EDC use. Big Rosie was a bargain at the time I bought her. That's a classic photo of your Ashely's Choice. Beautiful knives my friend! :) :thumbsup:

    Glad to hear it Greg. Stay safe my friend! :) :thumbsup:

    What a wonderful story Dan!

    She told me he had been a wonderful father and husband and that the family remained very united.
    “ You can’t ask for anything better of a man” she told me. I agreed.

    A legacy we should all hope to leave! :) :thumbsup:
     
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  11. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Hello Guardians! :) Big Rosie is by my side today! Y'all have a blessed day. :) :thumbsup:

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  12. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    WCLF

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  13. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Maybe I'll hollow this out and put a chipmunk trap in it.
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  14. CelloDan

    CelloDan Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    :D
    :eek::D:D:D
     
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  15. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    LOL! :D :thumbsup:

    That's a great story Dan :cool: :) :thumbsup:

    Thanks buddy, when there's hard work to be done, my Rosewood Big 'Un is one of my number one choices :) :thumbsup:

    Nice choice, Big Rosie is far more glamorous than my equivalent :cool: :thumbsup:

    I did a search on 'Chipmunk Girl', but it didn't get the spectacular result I got last time, just a lot of weird images (even weirder than 'Squirrel Girl'!) :rolleyes: We'll melt Jer's cold vegan heart yet Dan! :D ;) :thumbsup:

    I just finished cleaning beer out of my keyboard o_O Now it both sounds, and feels, different o_O
     
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  16. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    I've always admired Pat Benatar, despite her resemblance to a red squirrel.
     
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  17. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    That’s a nice one Ed. The folks at GEC really did a great job on Charlie’s Lambs! :thumbsup: :)

    They are hard workers Jack. If Big Rosie finds out you think she’s glamorous she will probably develop an attitude! :eek: :D
     
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  18. Pt-Luso

    Pt-Luso Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 8, 2014
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  19. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

    May 13, 2019
    It is a J. Rodgers, but one of their better ones. It is polished Rosewood, with polished stainless steel blade. It is one quarter inch shorter then the usual Lambsfoot, making it 3 and 3/8 inches. That makes it a really nice little EDC, just slips into the pocket beautifully.
     
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  20. CelloDan

    CelloDan Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    :thumbsdown: For me.
    I am too conservative and traditionalist to accept it ;):)
    Perhaps the next generation of woke guardians will embrace it :D
     
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