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Guardians of The Lambsfoot!

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

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  1. cigarrodog

    cigarrodog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 18, 2014
    @gunstockjack One can see and share your enthusiasm for your J. Crookes Lambsfoot. Rightfully so.:thumbsup:
     
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  2. gunstockjack

    gunstockjack Mid-low tech sexagenarian. Gold Member

    May 14, 2011
    Thank you Harvey!
     
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  3. cigarrodog

    cigarrodog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 18, 2014
    Good Morning Guardians.
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  4. pjsjr

    pjsjr Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 2, 2005
    Yes, very much so!
    Great knife, gear and lighting in your photos, Mark. Looking forward to seeing more.
    We're are going to make the 1000 pages...
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  5. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Even with all its faults, it's still a very cool knife. :thumbsup: :cool: :thumbsup:
     
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  6. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Adding another picture to nudge us closer to 1,000... My old roping spurs :)
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  7. Pt-Luso

    Pt-Luso Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 8, 2014
    Good week to all, I've been out these three days and I see we're almost on page 1000!!!
    To contribute to that, I put a new picture of Guardians 19;):thumbsup:

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  8. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Thanks Dave :) :thumbsup:

    Hey Dylan, I am going to have to start balancing things a bit better myself, as I am neglecting my work - The Lambsfoot has taken over my life this year! :eek: :thumbsup:

    That's very cool about your knife :)

    I was only thinking yesterday that we haven't see your gorgeous red bone Lambsfoot, nice pic :thumbsup:

    Thanks for those detailed pics Barry, very interesting to see your knife in detail :) My original reply is so far back now that I thought I'd better bring it forward (took a LOT of finding):

    So, once again, we're looking at an apparent anomaly, a tang-stamp which would appear to pre-date 1839 (the date is given incorrectly in the last paragraph of my post above), when the company was Jonathan Crookes & Son, on a pattern which did not appear until later in the 19th century, so far as our collective research has shown. So it would appear to be an older stamp being reused or a much earlier Lambsfoot. While there are certainly very old Sheffield knives which were rough and ready, Jonathan Crookes is not known for knives of that type, nor were the company. It's an old knife, made with parts that appear to be hand-forged, but they were still hand-forging in Sheffield in the 1960's (not that this knife is that recent). Thomas Crookes appears to have been at least as diligent as his father, but he died in 1892, which brings us into the era of the Lambsfoot. The name is then bought by other cutlers, lesser cutlers I think it may be fair to say, and they almost certainly supplied stamps and parts to outworkers, since this has always been the way of manufacturer in Sheffield. They may have supplied old stamps, they may have had new stamps made with just the name of the father, it was probably the 'Heart & Pistol' mark they cared about more than anything else. There are two key points when we see an increasing decline in the quality of Sheffield pocket cutlery, for fairly obvious reasons, World War I and World War II. However, there were always some firms and individuals who would knock out inferior goods, it depended to a certain extent what they were being paid, (and no Sheffield cutler was paid very much). Barry, if I had to guess, I'd say that knife was made after WWI, when the Crookes marks were owned by Joseph Allen, but it could have been made a decade or two earlier, or sometime later. If you missed it, please go back and read what I said a few pages back in relation to Sheffield knives. You might want to ask @herder if he has any catalogues relating to any of these companies :thumbsup:
     
  9. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Fine photos Barry, no problem dating that one ;) :thumbsup:

    Yes indeed, Wright's smallest one is much simpler, does just one blade at a time :) Thank you Mark, I like those pics :) :thumbsup:
     
  10. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Congratulations to us all on the rapidly approaching 1000 pages! :D It’s knives like this that have helped to make the Guardians of the Lambsfoot thread and the knives we all love into one of the most popular on this forum! :thumbsup:

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  11. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    That's a great pic Ron, I think I am yet to get a pic of mine that I am really pleased with. I haven't even carried or photographed my Ironwood yet :rolleyes: :thumbsup:

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  12. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Thanks Jack! That’s a beautiful setting for your new Stag Damascus. They’re all such beautiful knives my friend! :thumbsup: :)
     
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  13. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    What a fantastic picture with the waterfall in the background. :thumbsup: :cool: :thumbsup:
     
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  14. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    That's a great photo Preston :) :thumbsup:

    Certainly is :) I have sometimes bought complete wrecks just to get an example of a particular tang-stamp or a certain feature. I would have bought that one, even with half a blade :D :thumbsup:

    Very cool John :cool: :thumbsup:

    Welcome back Jose, that Ironwood is superb :) :thumbsup:
     
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  15. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Thanks guys, I'm grateful :) I need to take some pics where I concentrate just on the beauty of the Damascus and the covers :) :thumbsup:

    I was more pleased with this one, but in some of the pics I've taken, the blade just looks grey :(

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  16. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    Are we there, yet?
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  17. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
  18. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Nearly! :D I want to get the getaways posted, so I can crack open a beer! :D :thumbsup:

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  19. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    I want to get there so I can post a picture... and get back to work :D
     
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  20. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    Thank you, Jack. Funny thing about work, it always seems to get in the way of things you'd rather be doing otherwise :D.

    I echo those sentiments, Ron. What a terrific shot of that beauty! Absolutely stunning.


    I thought it was time to get another family shot with the most recent acquisition.

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