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Spear-Carriers!

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Will Power, Apr 11, 2019.

  1. traumkommode

    traumkommode Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    Here's one I didn't like so much at first, and not because of the blade. I love it now. It's ground exceptionally thin, to a very nice tip and with a top shelf sharpening notch.

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  2. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    GT It's a nice knife that I got for not too much, very beautiful & unusual horn that has shown no tendency to warp, unlike some.

    As for covetousness ....Well, I don't know, I can honestly say I have never envied other people except if they have robust health. As for their goods, pretty temporal. I find a lot of veracity in what the Buddhists say, A Man is What He Thinks. Intentions are vital, not masks of niceness, then envy turns to admiration, and that's not too bad :)

    For we are so inclined by nature that no one desires to see another have as much as himself, and each one acquires as much as he can; the other may fare as best he can. And yet we pretend to be godly, know how to adorn ourselves most finely and conceal our rascality, resort to and invent adroit devices and deceitful artifices (such as now are daily most ingeniously contrived) as though they were derived from the law codes; yea, we even dare impertinently to refer to it, and boast of it, and will not have it called rascality, but shrewdness and caution. In this lawyers and jurists assist, who twist and stretch the law to suit it to their cause, stress words and use them for a subterfuge, irrespective of equity or their neighbor's necessity. And, in short, whoever is the most expert and cunning in these affairs finds most help in law, as they themselves say: Vigilantibus iura subveniunt [that is, The laws favor the watchful].

    — Martin Luther, The Large Catechism[58

    Luther had a point too, but was it a Spear? :D:D;)

    Thanks, Will
     
  3. nifebrite

    nifebrite

    324
    Dec 1, 2015
    This looks just great!
    Did you sand down the bone a little, or did it get new handle scales?
     
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  4. nifebrite

    nifebrite

    324
    Dec 1, 2015
    Thank you for sharing these thoughts!
     
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  5. nifebrite

    nifebrite

    324
    Dec 1, 2015
    I just found your post in the "modified production knives",
    so I can answer myself now.:rolleyes:
     
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  6. Travman

    Travman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2016
  7. traumkommode

    traumkommode Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    :thumbsup:
     
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  8. lambertiana

    lambertiana Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    Well, let's continue with some oldies. First up is this one, a Challenge with great ebony and bear trap snap:
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  9. TLARbb

    TLARbb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 24, 2010
    That is a wonderfully proportioned Eureka jack. Quite lovely!

    Ed J
     
  10. MerryMadMonk

    MerryMadMonk Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 22, 2011
    Thanks, Jeff!
    Thanks, Will! The BB Teardrop found a wonderful home!

    A little more on the Shapleigh...
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    A Christmas present from long ago that perhaps was so cherished that the recipient couldn't bring himself to use it. Or maybe it was simply misplaced and found only when the original owner's estate was disposed of. One of the fascinating things about old knives and old stuff, in general, is there's always a story... one we most likely will never know.
     
  11. Vaporstang

    Vaporstang Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 8, 2014
    Northwoods English Jacks - two Stags and a Moose:
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  12. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    Excellent. Thanks Will.

    Beautiful and well said.

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  13. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Fine jigging and bone on that Maher G, Dwight. Really attractive.:cool:
     
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  14. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    I think it was a Pen. ;)
     
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  15. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Ha Ha!:D I'm sure it was HAMMER forged;)
     
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  16. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
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  17. joeradza

    joeradza Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    Been following this thread without posting but I'll add this one to the mix. A Jeffery Mitchell coffin jack. One question. Do my zulus qualify? IMG_8980-1024x689.JPG
     
  18. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    If this is a poll, I vote "Aye" on your zulus, Alan. :thumbsup::thumbsup:

    That coffin jack is to die for! :cool::thumbsup:;)

    - GT
     
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  19. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    Thanks for your thoughts and the quote, Will. :thumbsup::thumbsup:
    Luther nailed it! ;)
    I need to start finding occasions to use "rascality". :rolleyes:
    Rather sobering to me that humans haven't seemed to make much progress in 500 years in the area Luther addresses. :(

    Here's another Spanish spearpoint:
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    - GT
     
  20. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    @joeradza Qualify? Of course ! They can stab can't they?;):eek::D

    Top example too:cool:
     
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