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Let's talk Zulus, Wharns, Sheep and Lamb

Discussion in 'Redmeadow Knives & T.Knotts Knives' started by Redmeadow Knives, Dec 31, 2020.

  1. Redmeadow Knives

    Redmeadow Knives John Conner / lessismore Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Our next Cowbell blade is a Zulu spear but let's talk about all those "below the centerline" tips.

    Maybe we can recruit some of the guys in the Traditionals sub to help is out with some info.
     
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  2. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
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  3. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    As a big Lambsfoot enthusiast - as well as wharnie and sheepfoot, etc. - I can probably lend a wee bit of insight.
     
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner / lessismore Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
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  5. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    With regards to the Lambsfoot blade, it is rather subtle and surprisingly, a lot of folks tend to not pick up on it - often thinking it is no different than the Sheepfoot. In the picture below, you will find arrayed - a Wharncliffe, a Sheepfoot, another Sheepfoot (one that GEC dubbed a Ramsfoot), and a Lambsfoot.

    We all know what they are but note that the "Ramsfoot" swells toward the end and the Lambsfoot is the opposite, it tapers. A Lambsfoot has all of the grace and nimbleness of a Wharncliffe, while maintaining the strength and sturdiness of a Sheepfoot.

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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner / lessismore Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    I do like the lambsfoot over the sheepsfoot without a doubt. I'd guess opening isn't as 'pinchable' as a sheepsfoot but we don't need to worry about that in a fixed blade.

    (As a heads up also, I'm looking into a Zulu, Wharn, and maybe a Lambsfoot fitting into the same sheath pattern just with different welts.)

    Here's a question: I always thought that a lambsfoot/sheepfoot would be a great youth knife, less apt to puncture with a slip?
     
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner / lessismore Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    We've got options and can fit quite a few shapes into the blade blank.
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  8. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
  9. Crazy Canuck

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

    Nov 24, 2013
    I'm far more interested in a zulu style blade, but a fixed lambsfoot would be a cool idea too :)

    Just something about that zulu profile... Tribal lock of course as an example of the main blade, but also useful as a secondary blade as a zulu pen on the Texas Jack.

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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner / lessismore Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Here's a pic off the interwebz of a Tony Bose Zulu. Great lines on these.
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    He also did a fixed blade Zulu that I've always admired.
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  11. gunspease

    gunspease Gold Member Gold Member

    570
    Nov 9, 2002
    I’m really looking forward to the new cowbell.
     
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  12. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    That WAYNORTH Lambfoot is a quintessential example of the pattern. :thumbsup: Here is my sheepfoot example -
    my sailor's knife. Would be a solid fixed blade!

    Still - my preference in this case - the more elegant and still exceptionally workable ZULU!

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  13. Melvin-Purvis

    Melvin-Purvis Not a Registered User Staff Member Super Mod

    Jan 14, 2001
    Happy to be sitting this one out, or all of them as the case might be - I absolutely hate these types of blade grind.

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  14. Dopic1

    Dopic1 Irredeemable wood purveyor Platinum Member

    Apr 1, 2013
    Watching, I like the Zulu.
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner / lessismore Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    I'm a big fan of wharncliffes and Zulus. A lambsfoot looks very interesting but a sheepsfoot always felt awkward to me.
     
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  16. knifethetank

    knifethetank Gold Member Gold Member

    745
    Dec 18, 2018
    For whatever reason, maybe age, lol but I lost interest with sheepsfoot blades this past year and sold or traded most of them. Not a Redmeadow or fixed but I still like my Benchmade grip sheepsfoot and traditional dom style sheepsfoot so I prefer dibs on a Redmeadow Zulu or drop point.
    Patiently waiting :D
     
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner / lessismore Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    @Crazy Canuck sent this great example of a lambsfoot. It's definitely more nimble than a sheepsfoot. Thanks Mike!

    A. Wright & Son LTD (Sheffield)
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