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Traditional Knives and Toys

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Just Tom., Aug 9, 2019.

  1. CelloDan

    CelloDan Basic Member Basic Member

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    Dec 2, 2017
    And here is one of my slingshots, from childhood as well. I must have been about 11 years old. I remember searching for a tree branch with my cousin. We painted and put in in the oven on low to dry faster LOL ( my grandma did not approve )
    The leather for the pouch we got it after searching for an old shoe in and empty lot where people would throw garbage.
    I think this slingshot killed a couple birds too ... for no reason at all, except that that was what many boys did back then...shoot your slingshot at everything that moved... but those were other times, other culture. Seems so distant now !
    (knife won @JohnDF GAW:thumbsup:)
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  2. flatblackcapo

    flatblackcapo Part time maker, very very part time Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 25, 2012
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  3. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Thanks John, lot's of fond memories:)
     
  4. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Cool Kevin, I'm gonna have to dig out some of my hot rods, well mine and my boy's:D
     
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  5. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 11, 2015
    Here's a pic that will cover several threads on here... my granddaughter's Barbie boat, with a book I'm reading, and a finger and a half of Jack Daniel's single barrel Rye whiskey... and a cigar, and to make it pertinent to this forum, my Beagle standing guard.... :cool:

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  6. Crazy Canuck

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

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    Nov 24, 2013
    You sure have a lot going on there ;)
     
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  7. difeasy

    difeasy

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    Apr 13, 2014
    Doctor's Knife :D

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  8. Boxer .45

    Boxer .45

    Jan 11, 2015
    I spotted the Razorback before I noticed the knife. Lol
     
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  9. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
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  10. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    The Virgil Flowers novels (and Sandford's "Prey" novels) are great "escapist literature"! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup:
    (I started re-reading Mad River yesterday.)

    I keep this old-school "fidget toy" in the car to play with one-handed while driving on long trips:
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    - GT
     
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  11. kamagong

    kamagong

    Jan 13, 2001
    How about a traditional knife with a traditional toy?

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  12. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 11, 2015
    Man... I haven't seen a top in decades. I saw a cheezy little yo-yo a few days ago, but a top? Been a long time... along with a very nice looking Barlow...
     
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  13. kamagong

    kamagong

    Jan 13, 2001
    Confession time...

    I don't know how to spin it.
     
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  14. kamagong

    kamagong

    Jan 13, 2001
    I've always liked this picture. If you have a knife you can make your own toys.

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  15. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Wow! I used to play with tops all the time. Sometimes we'd try to hit each others' tops while they were spinning. Great toy! Don't see kids playing with yo-yo's or marbles either anymore. Stupid video games and pokemon have replaced them I guess. :(
     
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  16. JD Bear

    JD Bear Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 4, 2015
    I absolutely love the Flowers novels and the Prey series. I think I actually started liking Flowers over Davenport. Glad to know someone else that likes them as well :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  17. flatblackcapo

    flatblackcapo Part time maker, very very part time Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 25, 2012
    It's a great little knife, thanks Jeff.

    Please do, Paul.
    I just might have a unusual amount of toys around my house for not having any children. :D

    Here's a couple that I took for the Guardian's thread awhile back.

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  18. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
  19. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    Yeah, I think Virgil is a more likable guy than Davenport, and I think I relate more to the small town or rural settings that Flowers operates in than I do to Davenport's basically (especially in the earlier novels) big city settings.

    Besides, I'll bet Virgil carries a pocket knife, but it would ruin the line of Lucas's tailored trousers! :D
    But Davenport DID have his life saved by his future wife when she did a pen knife tracheotomy on him. :rolleyes:

    - GT
     
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  20. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
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