Guardians of The Lambsfoot!

Jack Black

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Everyone is interested and loves 😍

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A Lamb. 🐑:)

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Hope everyone has a good upcoming weekend.:thumbsup:.
Great pics Leon, have a great weekend yourself mate :D :) :thumbsup:
Hope you have a great weekend too Jack. I am settling in with a Vodka & tonic this evening. Going to start a new book about Curtis Lemay one of Americas great military leaders.
Thanks a lot Bill, a stiff drink and a good read sounds like a great way to start the weekend :) :thumbsup:

Good morning Guardians, the weather doesn't look too bad here today, I hope you all have a lovely day :) Got my Hartshead Barlow with me ;) :thumbsup:

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Great pics Leon, have a great weekend yourself mate :D :) :thumbsup:

Thanks a lot Bill, a stiff drink and a good read sounds like a great way to start the weekend :) :thumbsup:

Good morning Guardians, the weather doesn't look too bad here today, I hope you all have a lovely day :) Got my Hartshead Barlow with me ;) :thumbsup:

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Jack, your photography skill are improving:thumbsup:. Glad to hear that your weather is too.:)

So far this morning the sun is out and it's nice and cool out side - 73 deg F. I'm brewing some decaf tea to take out to my dock and I have my HHB in my pocket. Doesn't get any better than that!:thumbsup: IMG_3181.JPG
 

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Jack, your photography skill are improving:thumbsup:. Glad to hear that your weather is too.:)

So far this morning the sun is out and it's nice and cool out side - 73 deg F. I'm brewing some decaf tea to take out to my dock and I have my HHB in my pocket. Doesn't get any better than that!:thumbsup: View attachment 1642485
Thanks Bill, pure luck I'm sure! :D It was actually a pretty good day here, we're not used to a week of sunny weather in Yorkshire! ;) Hope you're having a good weekend :thumbsup:
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Cheers Big Ears! ;) :) :thumbsup:

Had a pretty nice walk in lovely weather, with bonus slingshot practice :) Hope everyone else is having a great weekend :thumbsup:

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Hi Guardians! I’ve been meaning to get my hands on another lambsfoot made by Ashley Harrison (the guy who did the Ashley’s Choice SFO for Jack) but his books seem always full. I happened to see a fellow BF member selling one on Instagram and managed to get first in line.

This is a bigger size, close to 4” if not right on the nose. Camel bone covers, polished rat tail pinched bolsters, O1 steel as ground finish it would seem, cam tang action, good walk and talk, good centering, pretty well finished all around. A very well made knife on first impressions!
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Hi Guardians! I’ve been meaning to get my hands on another lambsfoot made by Ashley Harrison (the guy who did the Ashley’s Choice SFO for Jack) but his books seem always full. I happened to see a fellow BF member selling one on Instagram and managed to get first in line.

This is a bigger size, close to 4” if not right on the nose. Camel bone covers, polished rat tail pinched bolsters, O1 steel as ground finish it would seem, cam tang action, good walk and talk, good centering, pretty well finished all around. A very well made knife on first impressions!
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Just to clarify, those knives were contracted through John Maleham, the former owner of Arthur Wright & Son. Ashley was then one of three cutlers on the factory shop-floor. The two others being older men, while Ashley was not long out of his apprenticeship. The usual practice at Wright's was that the cutlers would each work on a particular process, but I asked John Maleham if Ashley could complete the AC's in their entirety. I was subsequently asked, by Ashley's father, if I could ask my friends on the internet to stop using his surname, as it was causing him some issues. As a result, I sent out an email to that effect on the Guardians email list. Obviously that was some years ago now.

That's a Big 'Un Joshua, and an attractive one for sure. I'd be interested to know how you find the O1, in comparison to Wright's regular C70. The use of O1 surprises me, as I made numerous requests for them to use it, and despite the fact that my orders would have been large, they were always adamant that they wouldn't use it for folders.
 

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Good morning Guardians, sad to see this thread halfway down page 2 :( I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. Gloomier weather here today, but I have plenty of odd jobs to be getting on with in the house. Thought I'd treat myself to a Double Lambsfoot Day (Bagpipe Ebony & Ivory) ;) Have a good Sunday Guardians :thumbsup:

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A gloomy morning has turned into a sunnier afternoon here. So far, I've been occupied with some housework, and then relaxing with a book I was given for Christmas. Despite my sadness that most of the Sheffield pocket-knife manufacturers have abandoned traditional carbon steel in favour of stainless, I have long been interested in the story of the development of stainless steel. It's inventor Harry Brearley came from the most humble of origins, but was clearly fiercely intelligent, as well as, seemingly, an extremely likeable man. The fascinating text of this slim volume was originally contained in a letter to his son, and I'm enjoying reading it. I don't have many stainless-bladed Lambsfoot knives, probably no more than half a dozen, the poshest of which was made for me by Stan Shaw. This cheap, liner-less model by Taylor's Eye Witness, is at the opposite end of the spectrum ;)

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A gloomy morning has turned into a sunnier afternoon here. So far, I've been occupied with some housework, and then relaxing with a book I was given for Christmas. Despite my sadness that most of the Sheffield pocket-knife manufacturers have abandoned traditional carbon steel in favour of stainless, I have long been interested in the story of the development of stainless steel. It's inventor Harry Brearley came from the most humble of origins, but was clearly fiercely intelligent, as well as, seemingly, an extremely likeable man. The fascinating text of this slim volume was originally contained in a letter to his son, and I'm enjoying reading it. I don't have many stainless-bladed Lambsfoot knives, probably no more than half a dozen, the poshest of which was made for me by Stan Shaw. This cheap, liner-less model by Taylor's Eye Witness, is at the opposite end of the spectrum ;)

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We now know who is the culprit, Harry Brearley.
God forgive him.

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What a treat David! :cool: Hope you catch her on the return trip :) Great pic of your Hartshead Barlow mate :thumbsup:

I was out early this morning, but came home from the market early to help a neighbour out with something. I missed cake unfortunately, but I did pick up a scone to have with my afternoon cuppa ;) Big Bex enjoyed his first trip to the market :thumbsup:

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Thanks Jack. I did catch it again on it's return trip but the photos are rubbish.
What a great Bex, reminds me of my A.Wright twin bladed Bex.


A gloomy morning has turned into a sunnier afternoon here. So far, I've been occupied with some housework, and then relaxing with a book I was given for Christmas. Despite my sadness that most of the Sheffield pocket-knife manufacturers have abandoned traditional carbon steel in favour of stainless, I have long been interested in the story of the development of stainless steel. It's inventor Harry Brearley came from the most humble of origins, but was clearly fiercely intelligent, as well as, seemingly, an extremely likeable man. The fascinating text of this slim volume was originally contained in a letter to his son, and I'm enjoying reading it. I don't have many stainless-bladed Lambsfoot knives, probably no more than half a dozen, the poshest of which was made for me by Stan Shaw. This cheap, liner-less model by Taylor's Eye Witness, is at the opposite end of the spectrum ;)

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I don't know if your aware of this Jack; you may of mentioned it on here??, but the muriel of Brearley on the side of the Howard pub in Sheffield has been painted over by some mess that looks like it was painted by a six year old. :rolleyes:

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Hope everyone is having a nice Sunday.:thumbsup:
 

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We now know who is the culprit, Harry Brearley.
Harry Brearley may have owned some of the first batch of stainless knives ever produced, but they were cheese knives, kept in his kitchen drawer. He was fascinated by steel of all kinds, and responsible for many new steel making innovations, both before and after his discovery of stainless (which, for many reasons, caused him a great deal of upset). I imagine he had a carbon steel knife in his pocket.
Thanks Jack. I did catch it again on it's return trip but the photos are rubbish.
What a great Bex, reminds me of my A.Wright twin bladed Bex.
Thanks mate, I enjoyed carrying it, cleaned up better than I had hoped :) Sorry to hear about your pics, a difficult subject for sure :thumbsup:
I don't know if your aware of this Jack; you may of mentioned it on here??, but the muriel of Brearley on the side of the Howard pub in Sheffield has been painted over by some mess that looks like it was painted by a six year old. :rolleyes:
Yes, very sad about that David :( The mural ended up half-covered in crude graffitti, like the other murals in the area. Typically, Sheffield City Council came up with a pretty stupid 'solution' :rolleyes: Here's the mural, as a background to my stainless Stan Shaw Lambsfoot :thumbsup:

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And a clearer pic, from when it was new, in 2013 :thumbsup:

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New walking trainers.
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Hope everyone is having a nice Sunday.:thumbsup:
New shooooes! :D Very natty David, I hope they're comfortable :cool: They go well with your 2019 Guardians SFO :) The Ironwood looks to have darkened a fair bit :thumbsup:
 
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Harry Brearley may have owned some of the first batch of stainless knives ever produced, but they were cheese knives, kept in his kitchen drawer. He was fascinated by steel of all kinds, and responsible for many new steel making innovations, both before and after his discovery of stainless (which, for many reasons, caused him a great deal of upset). I imagine he had a carbon steel knife in his pocket.

Thanks mate, I enjoyed carrying it, cleaned up better than I had hoped :) Sorry to hear about your pics, a difficult subject for sure :thumbsup:

Yes, very sad about that David :( The mural ended up half-covered in crude graffitti, like the other murals in the area. Typically, Sheffield City Council came up with a pretty stupid 'solution' :rolleyes: Here's the mural, as a background to my stainless Stan Shaw Lambsfoot :thumbsup:

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And a clearer pic, from when it was new, in 2013 :thumbsup:

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New shooooes! :D Very natty David, I hope they're comfortable :cool: They go well with your 2019 Guardians SFO :) The Ironwood looks to have darkened a fair bit :thumbsup:
Oh yeah...very comfortable. Or at least that's what the walk to the bottom of the garden leads me to think :) But then they should be for the price I paid for them :oops:

Yeah, I gave someone a lift over to Sheffield the other day, briefly parked up and nipped into town for lunch. Walked past, but didn't have my phone or camera to take picture of the dogs dinner they've painted there instead. Nice pic of your Stan Shaw, bless his soul.
 

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Oh yeah...very comfortable. Or at least that's what the walk to the bottom of the garden leads me to think :) But then they should be for the price I paid for them :oops:

Yeah, I gave someone a lift over to Sheffield the other day, briefly parked up and nipped into town for lunch. Walked past, but didn't have my phone or camera to take picture of the dogs dinner they've painted there instead. Nice pic of your Stan Shaw, bless his soul.
Yikes! :oops: Prices are crazy :rolleyes: I picked up 3 pairs of bargain-priced Merrells a couple of years back, but I am heavy on shoes, and onto the last pair now :( It's not just price though. I bought a pair of Salomons in a sale some years back, and they were really comfortable. Shelled out for a near identical pair a year later, and they weren't anywhere near as comfortable (think I've worn them about 4 times). Wishing you lots of comfy miles mate ;) :thumbsup:

There's a report about the mural here (worse than I remembered) 😡 Here's the meaningless replacement 👎

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Or at least that's what it looked like when it was painted :rolleyes:

I was talking about going over to Sheffield, but I have less and reason to visit :( Hope you got something decent to eat at least David :thumbsup:
 

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A gloomy morning has turned into a sunnier afternoon here. So far, I've been occupied with some housework, and then relaxing with a book I was given for Christmas. Despite my sadness that most of the Sheffield pocket-knife manufacturers have abandoned traditional carbon steel in favour of stainless, I have long been interested in the story of the development of stainless steel. It's inventor Harry Brearley came from the most humble of origins, but was clearly fiercely intelligent, as well as, seemingly, an extremely likeable man. The fascinating text of this slim volume was originally contained in a letter to his son, and I'm enjoying reading it. I don't have many stainless-bladed Lambsfoot knives, probably no more than half a dozen, the poshest of which was made for me by Stan Shaw. This cheap, liner-less model by Taylor's Eye Witness, is at the opposite end of the spectrum ;)

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I read that as "page feces" at first.
And a clearer pic, from when it was new, in 2013
2013! I'd have thought they might still have the technology to replace it.
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I read that as "page feces" at first.
:eek: :D I think they supplied pet food, so you never know! :eek: ;)
2013! I'd have thought they might still have the technology to replace it.
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You'd think so wouldn't you?! :rolleyes: I suspect there'll be some palm-greasing along the way, Sheffield is a very corrupt city 🤨 That's a wide pastry brush there with your Lamb Jer. For BBQ? :thumbsup:
 
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