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Guardians of The Lambsfoot!

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

  1. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

    May 13, 2019
    I like the KISS principle, these style blades as we all know have been around for a hell of a long time, and that is because they are functional and work, pretty simple when you think about it.o_O
    Hope all Guardians have a good and safe week.:):thumbsup:
     
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  2. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

    May 13, 2019
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  3. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    :D :D :D :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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    Thanks for the reminder Leon :) Nice knife :thumbsup:

    I wasn't really asking if anyone liked it Dan, but rather what folks think about this idea of reinventing something which already exists :thumbsup:
     
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  4. CelloDan

    CelloDan Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Gotcha my friend :):thumbsup:
    It is not the first time I miss the meaning of a question :rolleyes:
     
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  5. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Jack it does sorta resemble a short stubby Lambsfoot. I think some of the companies that produce modern knives such as these have come to realize and may be trying to capitalize on what we already know. A Lambsfoot blade shape is a very efficient and effective cutting shape.
     
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  6. WhittlinAway

    WhittlinAway Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Fascinating. I’d love to know the design process that birthed its shape. Was it “let’s take a sheepsfoot and make it more modern looking by making it angular and swedging the spine”? Or was it “I saw this [lambsfoot] blade online. It seems to be popular, but let’s make it fit our aesthetic”? Or maybe they loaded a tanto blank upside down when they put it in the jig for the primary grind? ;)

    There are only so many possible variations on blade shapes. I’m wondering whether they independently hit on a shape similar to the lambsfoot or if our beloved blade was its inspiration.

    Thanks, Dan! Decided it would be better for my waistline to slow the baking down a bit, so the starter now takes long winters’ naps in the fridge most of the time, but I have baked a couple of loaves and a few pizzas over the past few weeks.

    Will do. You too. :thumbsup: :)
     
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  7. CelloDan

    CelloDan Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    When I look at the full picture of the knife in the EDC thread it seems to me that the spine actually starts out going upwards for a few mm up to the swedge and then changes direction and goes downward.

    It also seems too short and stubby,... I have not seen a lambsfoot with those proportions yet or one with a long swedge covering most of the blade.

    I doubt the designer was inspired by the lambsfoot to be honest as it seem to me a variation of the tanto/reverse tanto offerings on moderns knives which trace their origin from a different region of the world.

    To me, in my limited knowledge, the lambsfoot is all about the well executed proportions and beauty of the whole blade as the picture on post #2 describes.
    Edit: As I keep trying to fully understand the original question :rolleyes: :
    I don't think that knife is trying to reinvent something that already exists

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  8. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Sorry for being so ambiguous Dan :) :thumbsup:
     
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  9. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Apparently it was designed by someone called Andy Armstrong Ron. I don't know if he was influenced by traditional Lambsfoot designs, by 'Reverse Tanto' designs on more modern knives, or if he hit on that specific blade-shape entirely independently. I do think it's interesting that those particular angles, of the nose and the blade, shared in common with our beloved Lambsfoot, have been replicated in the design, presumably because the designer realises how well they work :thumbsup:

    Me too Greg :thumbsup: I Can't see the extreme swedging being about anything more than aesthetics, and it seems to be contrary to good ergonomics :thumbsup:

    It is definitely shorter than a Lambsfoot blade Dan. Interesting to see the connection between our blade, and the knife industry's latest fad though. I guess that, as Greg says, there are only so many possible variations on blade shape, but also there are only so many Wharncliffe variations, (for example), you can sell, before you have to offer your customers something different :rolleyes: :thumbsup:

    Good morning Guardians, great as it always is to be shooting the breeze with you all, it sure is nice to be having some conversation about the Lambsfoot blade itself :) Unfortunately, my ability to communicate is severely restricted by a sticky keyboard this morning, and it's taking me an age to type a sentence o_O I hope everyone had a good weekend, and good luck for the week ahead :thumbsup:

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  10. Pt-Luso

    Pt-Luso Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 8, 2014
  11. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    I took my keyboard apart again, and cleaned it more thoroughly than I did last night. Unfortunately, there's something in WD40 I have a mild allergy too, brings on flu-like symptoms and slight breathing difficulties. It'll probably have evaporated by the time a replacement arrives on Thursday o_O :rolleyes:

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    Hmm...looking at that photo, it looks like I might have to go in for Round 3 o_O
     
  12. Georgecatl

    Georgecatl Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 26, 2010
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    Good Morning Guardians
     
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  13. CelloDan

    CelloDan Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Good morning Guardians !
    A new week starts .... let's do this :)

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  14. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
  15. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Lovely colours there Dan, you're a great photographer :) :thumbsup:
     
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  16. Onebigbill

    Onebigbill Gold Member Gold Member

    May 21, 2019
    Was catching up on the Guardians site Jack. WD-40 is a go to lube and cleaner for me but I have found to to be unacceptable on my firearms as it tends to remove some finishes that I don't want removed:eek:. My airguns especially but it does do a great job on the barrel interior at removing gunk and lead buildup. Have to be careful as it can hurt the blueing though. Haven't tried it on any of my knives.

    Well I'm trying again to get my photo to upload... success! Hope all you Guardians, and everyone else too, had a good weekend. We mostly had cloudy skies, rain and cold. However, there's always lots to do inside.
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  17. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Good morning, Guardians!
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  18. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Thanks for the tip on WD40 Bill, I didn't know that about it removing blueing :eek: I remember someone recommending camellia oil to me years ago, in fact Bernard Levine recommends it, or used to. It ruined the mirror polish on a number of pristine vintage knives, and I had to spend a lot of time cleaning it out of the joints after it set in there o_O

    The site has been 'trying' these past few days hasn't it?! o_O I'm glad you were able to upload that photo in the end, nice pic :) Our weather is the same here, and I haven't been outside all day. I always have plenty to do indoors, but I've definitely not had as much sunshine and fresh air as I'd have liked this year :rolleyes:
     
  19. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Great pic of your flock Vince, hope you're doing OK buddy :) :thumbsup:
     
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  20. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Thanks, Jack. Doing fine. Had a great Thanksgiving weekend with family, and the weather finally cooled down. It's in the 50's! (Fahrenheit, of course--I don't understand the other scale.) Hope you have a good week, my friend.
     
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