Guardians of The Lambsfoot!

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

  1. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Nice collection Jer :cool: I've seen ones just like that German one before, and the 'black bird' one is very traditional. Cool Wade, reminds me of Desperate Dan, whose favourite dish was Cow Pie! :D ;) :thumbsup:

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  2. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Can't remember the last time I had apple pie with custard :)

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  3. Pt-Luso

    Pt-Luso Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 8, 2014
  4. donn

    donn Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 14, 2002
    I heard about it keeping up with what the breweries are doing. :thumbsup:
    Cracking walk today; with pie of course. I see you found some pie of your own :):thumbsup:
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    LOL! No. Not that Winchester. There normal in there. :D

    Well we know you Aussies have excellent pies of your own that you keep to yourself, so we kept ours a secret. :D

    Looks like you rescued things there. :thumbsup:

    Some pictures from my walk today. Forest of Bowland, County of Lancashire looking out towards the Yorkshire Dales in North Yorkshire.
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    Hope your all having a nice Friday.

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  5. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    A few of us were talking about the words used for various meal-times recently, and I came across this one - 'Forenoon-Drinkin' - I was actually aware of the word before, but here it is in the 18th century book of Sheffield dialect words I've been reading. However, I don't think its use was restricted to Sheffield.

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    I do like the idea of a second breakfast ;) I don't know if it's still the case, but when I first started work in the 70's, in the jobs where I started work early in the morning, we'd have a break anywhere between 8.00am and 10.00am for (second) 'breakfast', which could be anything from a hot drink and toast or a sandwich to a full cooked breakfast :) The first place I worked we just had a basic cabin, and the old 'facility' was a hot-water boiler, but I worked at other places with full canteens.

    Sorting out breakfast was traditionally one of the jobs apprentices were assigned in the cutlery trade, and this included 'mashing' the tea. Sheffield artist and writer (and relation of @donn) George Cunningham, describes how, during WW2 (when there was strict rationing), each man would bring to work a twist of newspaper containing black tea, sugar, and a smear of condensed milk, and as 'breakfast' approached, the apprentice would boil the water, and deposit these packages directly into the kettle or boiler to make the tea. Even when I first started work, apprentices were sometimes expected to go and fetch sandwiches from a local shop or cafe, which was a pain in the backside, and could even leave you out of pocket o_O
     
  6. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Those photos are absolutely fantastic David, it looks like you had a great walk :) :thumbsup:
     
  7. donn

    donn Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 14, 2002
    Second breakfast is very common in hospitals still. Day shift starts at 7:00am or 7:30am depending on your hospital. If there's time of course morning break is second breakfast and a bacon or sausage bap is common. Of course not all nurses get to have a breakfast before leaving home but most did as you couldn't rely on having time for 'second breakfast'.
    But it's never an apprentice, it's whoever gets off the ward and has chance to run down to the canteen. :thumbsup:

    I've never heard of 'forenoon-drinkin'; I'm wondering if it made it over 'wrong-side':D The only forenoon-drinkin I've ever come across was genuine forenoon-drinkin'. When I worked warehousing in Manchester's Department Stores it wasn't uncommon to find us all in the Shakespeare pub for our 'liquid lunch' when doors opened at 11am. :)

    Had a great walk thanks Jack; it was the perfect day for it.
     
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  8. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

    May 13, 2019
    Or sent down to the local hardware store to purchase a " Left Handed Shifting Spanner ".o_O:D:D:D:D:D:D.
     
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  9. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Great photos David. Like Jack says - looks like you had a great walk!!

    Jack - Ron’s one is a nice Knife indeed. No my one probably won’t compare - but still hopefully it will be nice. My one has the different jigged Bone - I guess it will be a wait and see game - the sellers photos weren’t that great. :) :thumbsup:
     
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  10. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    On Jacques Pepin's first day as an apprentice, he was sent chasing all over town to get the chef's souffle weights back from a borrower (who of course had lent them to another chef...).
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  11. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

    May 13, 2019
    :thumbsup::D:D:D:D:D:D.
     
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  12. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    I imagine so David :) I'll have to do some more research into 'forenoon-drinkin', but ale was always a common beverage, particularly among Sheffield cutlers :rolleyes: When I worked for Whitbread's brewery, we officially 'clocked-on' at 6.30am, but I was often there earlier, as we got paid anyway. We'd sit around and drink tea until breakfast at 7.45am or so. The canteen was actually subsidised, so everyone had a full breakfast. Then we'd start drinking - for the rest of the day! It was a great job! :D :thumbsup:

    Fantastic, glad you enjoyed it :) :thumbsup:

    Or a 'Long Stand'! ;) :D :thumbsup:

    One of the nicest I've seen Duncan :) Fingers crossed my friend :) :thumbsup:

    I was once at the post office in a small village where I used to go fishing, when a lad about the same age as me came in asking for a 'Sky-hook'. The lady behind the counter suggested they might have one at the pub, and off he went. She told me that the garage had taken on a new apprentice, and that he'd be sent all round the village. Fortunately for the lad, all there was to the place was a garage, a post office/shop, a pub, and a small church :rolleyes: :D :thumbsup:
     
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  13. Crazy Canuck

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

    Nov 24, 2013
    All this talkin' about pie made the wait until I could get home today absolute torture! :D

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    And these yummy food and lambsfoot photos are making me wonder how Harvey's doing? @cigarrodog
     
  14. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    That's a great pic Mike, and a delicious-looking pie and Lambsfoot :) I hope Harvey is doing OK, and that he calls in to see us all soon :) :thumbsup:
     
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  15. brewbear

    brewbear Basic Member Basic Member

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    Nov 14, 2019
    One of each?
     
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  16. brewbear

    brewbear Basic Member Basic Member

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    Nov 14, 2019
    My shift was 7:00 pm to 7:00 am while I was in school getting my degrees. I worked in a trauma unit (EMT) and we ate whenever there was a break in "action" so to speak. Many nights we were so busy we took turns to go to the bathroom and grab a cup of coffee on the way back. I had classes between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm and showered and slept on the run. Those pies look so good, my blood sugar levels went up just looking at them.....thank you gents for the pictures, I take a walk vicariously with you, my job is keeping me indoors much more than I would like.
     
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  17. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

    May 13, 2019
    Good evening Guardians, hope you have all had a good week, good to see some old friends back this week. Did a clean of my ironwood lambsfoot last night, the amount of dirt and grime that came off the wood was amazing. We all know that wood covers will darken over time, the covers on my ironwood had really good grain showing when i got it but with carrying and darkening that has virtually disappeared. But they smoothed a lot, so it is swings and round about's, but it shows one advantage of carrying and use. The natural oils in your hands will preserve the wood and carrying is the only cover maintenance you will need. Going to show a couple of photos of the grime that came off the wood, the small piece of 0000 steel wool was the light grey color of steel wool when i started but ended up dark grey, i used a light colored micro-fibre cloth to finish the cleaning to highlight the grime that came off the wood. I have posted the knife before with the wood in pristine new condition, but i had a clean out of my photos and deleted it so i cannot show it to compare, i have done previously before though. Hope you all have a good weekend, Spring is not too far away.:thumbsup::D.
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  18. brewbear

    brewbear Basic Member Basic Member

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    Nov 14, 2019
    One question about this cleaning business....I've read hereabouts that you folks will clean and oil a new knife. One thing I learned the hard way was to clean the knife before I sharpen it...When you flush it with mineral oil, do you dunk it in a cup with oil or do you use a pipette to jet the oil in the joint?
     
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  19. Crazy Canuck

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

    Nov 24, 2013
    I'm all about the pipette :p

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  20. brewbear

    brewbear Basic Member Basic Member

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    Nov 14, 2019
    Thank you, I was doing it the hard way...again! I feel like the poster child for the "DUHH!!" campaign:confused:
     
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