Guardians of The Lambsfoot!

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

  1. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    I'm sure I've read of the eggshell ploy somewhere, but I can't find it offhand. I definitely saw it in the My World and Welcome to It episode where their new cook was afraid of electricity. Based on Thurber cartoons. I'll have to google for the actess who played William Windom's wise and compassionate wife.
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    This JoC recommends not putting a lightly beaten egg to clarify the coffee, because it impairs the flavor of the coffee.
    Kephart says that only a few old timers now take the trouble to roast and grind their coffee "berries" with a frypan and a pistol-butt.
     
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  2. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    A canned picture of my WCLF to remind me what sunshine looks like as it is snowing here today.

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  3. Onebigbill

    Onebigbill Gold Member Gold Member

    May 21, 2019
    Dylan, sounds like a worth while project on your end. If you do a complete rebuild/redesign with you use lumber or the synthetics?
     
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  4. Onebigbill

    Onebigbill Gold Member Gold Member

    May 21, 2019
    Interesting patch there Jack:D. For a hike your little portable gas fired unit looks just right:thumbsup:. I use an electric hot water heater at home and it will boil 12 cups of water in about 3 minutes. Great for our morning tea. Your HHB is lookin' good.

    Very nice photo of you WCLF Ed.

    Good morning to everyone. Here in South Coastal NC it's a beautiful sunny day and warming up:D. Doing some grouting and caulking work. What a pain in the tuchus.:eek:
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  5. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Thanks Bill, that's one of my wee titanium twig stoves, but on that occasion I'm burning alcohol gel. It weighs almost nothing, packs flat, and is handy for making a mid-hike brew :) That's very impressive buddy :cool: Hope your day has improved, and that you get to put your feet up with a beer after your hard work :) :thumbsup:
     
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  6. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    Headed home, quick 3 day vacation. Hope all you Guardians are having a great weekend!
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  7. Pt-Luso

    Pt-Luso Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 8, 2014
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  8. brewbear

    brewbear Basic Member Basic Member

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    Nov 14, 2019
    My newest addition to the flock. It started with a rather poor, coarse grind but I remedied that. I also lightened the pull from "dear God I need a pair of pliers" to a more manageable 8/9. I will most likely work on it a bit more when time permits. [​IMG]
     
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  9. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Hope you enjoyed it Taylor :) That's a knife I owe some pocket time :) :thumbsup:

    The edges and pulls seem to have got far worse on that company's knives over the past year or so. I have previously found the pulls quite acceptable, but one of the last knives I had from them, I struggled to open, even with pliers! Previously, while the edges on their standard knives, weren't always the sharpest, that was easy enough to put right, but the ugly edges they're putting on some of their knives now are hard to put right, when they come so far up the blade. It's one of the reasons I stopped buying their knives :( :thumbsup:

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    Good morning Guardians, I hope everyone is having a great weekend. I went out to pay a bill and pick up some bread yesterday, and ended up having a good stroll, of about 3 1/2 miles, round my neighbourhood, which is further than I've walked in well over a week :rolleyes: It was quite a nice day, and did enjoy it. A frosty start again today, but thankfully, no rain :) I thought I'd carry my Bagpipe Ebony SFO Big 'Un today. Have a nice Sunday Guardians :) :thumbsup:

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  10. Pt-Luso

    Pt-Luso Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 8, 2014
  11. Georgecatl

    Georgecatl Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 26, 2010
    Good Sunday Morning Guardians :)

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  12. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Hope you're having a good day George, looks like that one has been getting some use :) :thumbsup:
     
  13. Onebigbill

    Onebigbill Gold Member Gold Member

    May 21, 2019
    Kicking back today and hunkering down. Doing some indoor caulking but that's about it. Bagpipe Ebony close at hand. Recycled photo.
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  14. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Good for you Bill, have a good day :) I've just put a pie in the oven ;) :D :thumbsup:
     
  15. Crazy Canuck

    Crazy Canuck Singing along with the voices in my head Gold Member

    Nov 24, 2013
    The card had me worried for a second, Jack! Had to go check the calendar... :) Didn't miss it, still have 2 more months.
     
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  16. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    Thanks Jack! It was a great time. I love South Lake Tahoe it's always nice to get up there. It's just a quick trip up the "hill" lol.

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    Pretty sad there was really no measurable snow at lake level. I'm glad it snowed the last night we were there and more storms stacked up in the Pacific that are supposed to dump more in the mountains.
     
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  17. brewbear

    brewbear Basic Member Basic Member

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    Nov 14, 2019
    True enough, in my experience their QC is rather shoddy and I have the feeling the blade thickness varies ever so slightly but I didn't measure to confirm that. Even so, they make an (somewhat)acceptable knife that takes a good edge and they seem to be among the last using carbon steel for their blades.
    Wishing all a good day, stay healthy.
     
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  18. Old Traf

    Old Traf Gold Member Gold Member

    135
    Jun 1, 2013
    Latest herd

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    @Jack Black

    Could not get a clean shot of my first Lamb Foot knife. The other jigged ?bone? is C E Slinn & CO. It has brass bolster and steel or nickel silver liners.Open is about 8-9, snap close. The cover on the mark side is short of the bolster. The mark side pins arre a bit proud of the cover. The pile side is a bit proud of the cover.The mark side cover has a crack from the first pin. The spring is level open and closed. The blade, both sides, shows hand sanding marks and is not a polish.
     
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  19. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    Made by A. Wright of Sheffield for Jack Adams. Nice, dark, Rosewood on this one.

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  20. Old Traf

    Old Traf Gold Member Gold Member

    135
    Jun 1, 2013
    Have found the following:
    Charles Edward Slinn (1880-1955) was a spring knife cutler, who was born in Sheffield, the son of Charles Slinn and his wife, Sarah. Charles Sen. was a brass turner and tape measure maker from Hathersage. Given the family’s address in Sheffield (Pearl Street), it seems likely that he worked for Chesterman’s, the renowned measuring tape manufacturer.

    By 1911, Charles Edward was a spring-knife cutlery manager. In the early 1920s, he started his own firm, which was listed as C. Slinn & Co, spring knife manufacturer, Fitzwilliam Lane. It operated at that address until the early 1950s.

    Charles Edward Slinn, of 40 Rosedale Road, died on 22 July 1955, leaving £934
     

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