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Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by VCM3, Jan 21, 2008.
@veitsi_poika Swaybelly jack sounds good.
Perfect, much like the knife itself
Kai - what a great Southington Jack. Nice to see!
Really great Curved Jack, Nick! What size is it? Interesting how the pull runs into the swedge. Love the Horn and shield!
@Campbellclanman @Ramrodmb Thank you guys! That’s right, a curved jack is what it’s called, thanks, I know I’ve read that somewhere. It’s 3.5” with thick horn that rounds and tapers off thin at the liners.
BRL calls it a curved regular jack. He also says that it is primarily a 19th century pattern. Most sources list Southington at 1867-1914, but Goins says they stopped cutlery manufacturing in 1905.
@lambertiana I appreciate the info, thank you so much!
Received a great Remington 3 3/8" jack this week, unused, possibly a salesman sample. Wonder where this knife has been sitting for the last 80 or 90 years. Pattern number is R1063.
Just awesome Augie. The bone is ridiculous. I like the texture on the pile side, almost like stag. And that blade... Congrats!!
A beauty! That bone is crazy gnarly, not even sure how they did that. Seeing the very abrupt, pointy shape of that spear main, along with the fact that GEC's first offerings were basically Remington remakes, convinces me that Bill Howard was greatly influenced by Remington's cutlery. When he was heading up Queen, and also currently with GEC, their spear mains had that same extra pointy shape.
Another amazing find of an amazing old knife John .
Augie my friend - If I could just borrow your time machine just for one week please Sir.
Like the others have said a very example my friend - Not only do I totally agree with what our friends have been saying about the marvellous Jig work - but also to me is the Swage Work on these older Knives - another Highlight in a Knife!
That is quite the score on the Remington!
Another super hero, Augie !! Up Up and Away
Incredible John. If Leonardo da Vinci had taken up bone jigging...
Thank you all for the great comments on the Remington, feel pretty lucky to get this one. Duncan, Jeff, totally agree about the swedge, such great work on that blade.
Another interesting one I picked up this week is a small 2 5/8" Cattaraugus jack, this one goes to Donna as she like the wee knives as Duncan would say
Shown next to an old KeenKutter Barlow for size comparison.
Thanks to all of you for the amazing journey through this wonderful thread of traditional pocket knives! If I were an Industrial Design professor this would be a must view and read. I have recently come full circle back to the pocket knifes of my youth, some 50+ years ago. Having played around with photography for many years I thought I would "join in" with my beginners "old knives" collection.
An old Keen Kutter barlow with a spear main that reminds me of a Robeson Waynorth posted on page 780 of this thread:
Very nice Primble, MrMike!
Fantastic find on the Southington, kai76!
Augie, that Remington is spectacular!, the Catt boy's knife is not bad as well.
Thank you! @danno50
Lovely barlow; maybe by Cattaraugus?