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The Wonderous Whittler

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Gevonovich, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. Gevonovich

    Gevonovich Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2011
    There is something special about the Whittler pattern. And this old Schrade Walden #804 ( Old #4) is no exception. How many of you have an example of this pattern. Show us you whittler

    The detailed craftsmanship

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  2. confucius37

    confucius37 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2008
    Wow, that is spectacular! I am absolutely floored by that attention to detail...the details are usually what draw me towards a knife and that one has it all! That groove in the liner...I'd buy that knife for that detail alone! Not to mention the sunk joints, grooved bolster...and that bone! You have a winner there on all accounts!
     
  3. DrPenguin

    DrPenguin

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    Mar 2, 2005
    I have exactly one whittler, a Queen SFO in 2nd cut stag and D2 from a few years ago. For size comparison it is alongside a GEC conductor. Wonderful pattern and this one really struck a chord with me when I saw it.

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  4. DrPenguin

    DrPenguin

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    Mar 2, 2005
    I agree. That is one fine specimen. Those old dudes sure knew how to do their jigging and fitting didn't they?

    Will
     
  5. pertinux

    pertinux Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    Prickle Ickle!


    Er, mighty fine knife you have there. I am just a lit-tle distracted by the background. ;)

    Am I understanding this picture correctly, ie, does the vee cutout allow for just that much more length on the main blade?

    Also, as best you can tell, is the "easy-open" crescent for the coping blade original? (I'm guessing, "yes.")

    Any chance we can see the blades open? I'd like to see both clip blades, especially. At least, it looks like one of the secondaries is also a clip?

    (I know, I know-- all these questions! Yours is a beautiful knife, however, and I'd love to know more.)

    This is my first (and only) whittler, chosen in no small part because of my interest in how the three blades and their springs all fit (and work) together. This seemed a good place to start:

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    The nail nicks against the blade angles (including the swedge) look downright cool:

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  6. Humppa

    Humppa

    Jul 25, 2010
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  7. glennbad

    glennbad Knife Moddin' Fool Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 13, 2003
    Here's one that I've been carrying this week, a N.C. Co. that I redid in Ebony...

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  8. jwolf90

    jwolf90

    Oct 17, 2011
    That's a stunner :thumbup: Lately I'm really appreciating the quality of craftsmanship that went into some of these old knives, and this is a great example. Your's too Glenn!!
     
  9. Gevonovich

    Gevonovich Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2011
    Sarah
    To answer you questions I will post some pictures as you requested

    Your questions below:

    Am I understanding this picture correctly, ie, does the vee cutout allow for just that much more length on the main blade?

    This one should be answered by someone more knowledgeable than myself.

    Also, as best you can tell, is the "easy-open" crescent for the coping blade original? (I'm guessing, "yes.")

    Yes your right.

    Any chance we can see the blades open? I'd like to see both clip blades, especially. At least, it looks like one of the secondaries is also a clip?

    Pictures to follow:

    Some wonderful examples guys and gals...keep them coming!

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  10. Smithhammer

    Smithhammer

    Nov 9, 2012
    Love my Northwoods Whittler. Great pattern:

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  11. akadave2

    akadave2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Old Schrade bone is just the best!
     
  12. sturzi

    sturzi

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    Dec 12, 2007
    What a beauty. Where do you keep finding these treasures? I'm jealous.
    Heck, I'm jealous of that tree stump, I have the feeling it met more old knives than I ever will ;)

    Very interesting, I've never seen that before. Mostly the very thick tang is ground down to a normal thickness instead of using 'whatever you call it'... spacers?

    PS: Who is this Laura? Is it Sarah's second name? Or has she been lying to us all this time? Intriguing :D
     
  13. Gevonovich

    Gevonovich Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2011
    Thanks for correcting me,sturzi I apologize Sarah...I knew that ...I corrected it. I plead stress and old age.

    The tree stump bit gave me a good laugh...thanks
     
  14. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    The Schrade 804 is a great knife! It has substantial heft; you can get a good grip and work with it! Nice example!!
    I have a couple, and have often wondered about that notch in the filler piece, but never got a satisfactory answer.
    Here are a few lighter whittlers, Empires - some pretty old!
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  15. shrapne1

    shrapne1

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    Aug 17, 2012
    ill bite, from a mechanical standpoint, the whittler is my absolute favorite design. Imagine how hard it is to nail properly, and have correct spring tension and no play in the blades with a distal taper...

    Sorry about the crappy pictures but there's NO such thing as a sun in washington state!
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  16. Gevonovich

    Gevonovich Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2011
    Wow!!! Thank you so much for sharing these treasures, Charlie! Incredible beauties
     
  17. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    It's mutual, Gevonovich! Thank you too!

    Great closeups, shrapne1!
     
  18. shrapne1

    shrapne1

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    Aug 17, 2012
    Thank you!
    I think Mr. Erickson once did a WIP showing what it takes to make a split spring whittler. Its quite a challenge and everything has to be just perfect.
     
  19. rarreola

    rarreola

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    Dec 4, 2010
    Nice whittlers!!!
    Here is mine:
    Western Boulder Co

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  20. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Incredible knives shown here folks, Charlie and Gevonovich-outstanding examples!

    Heres my Case Wedged Sprung Whittler.......

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