Top knife to me epitome of a "jacknife"from my child hood
I have quite a few spears, but this old Challenge is my favorite. Thin edge, gets scary sharp and holds the edge pretty good. The blade is remarkably full despite being a century old, and in the right light the blade etch is still visible.The tip of the punch is intact, its just stuck a bit into the post.This one is a really close runner up, was pretty grungey when I found it. Its a Camillus Army post exchange knife. That's 70 years of earned patina right there. Two of the things I like about it go hand in hand. One this knife seems to be kinda rare nowadays, and two, I found it in the bottom of a bowl of knives at a antique shop. Poor little fella been passed over God knows how many times because it was full of gunk. Old motor oil and grease gunk. So here sits this rare little gem in the bottom of a bowl, neglected until a newbie traditional knife knut saves it. I just thought it was really neat with its caplifter.
And 2 more that I really really like. The Camillus 23, I like the idea of the big 'ol workhorse of a knife all dressed up. Hard for me to get pics that do the MOP justice. Somebody also did some simple but neat file work on the blades and backsprings. And last but by far not least, a Schrade Cut Co. whittler graciously gifted to me by @blademan 13 . This is such a neat little knife,again I can't do the MOP justice. Thin scalpel like blades, very sharp. I think it makes such a good companion to the big 23. I have others, but these are my favorites.
Goodness Gracious, but Presidentials are such majestic knives! Don't see them posted as often as they used to be, and that's sad
Very evocative and accurate description, Will!Sublime jigging on pile side too, like old tree bark
Gotta love a good spear. The little Beagle gets carried the most, and is a pocket regular. The 2016 Forum is a favorite special occasion carry. The vintage Barlow's were a gift from a generous forumite and spend most time on display. In the second pic of "chepper" Spears, the Dog Bone and Yeller Toenail get occasional pocket time. Forgot to include my full sized Sunfish.
Really admirable selection, quite a Spear arsenal
Like those silver ingots too, are they easy to get hold of?