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What "Traditional Knife" are ya totin' today?

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by jackknife, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. Gevonovich


    Jan 17, 2011
  2. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    I retired today, my last day of work, and the wife and I are going out to a nice steak house for dinner to celebrate.
    I grabbed the little Hornet to accompany me.

  3. Wurrwulf

    Wurrwulf Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    Congrats, @black mamba! Hopefully, I'll get there one day!
  4. joeradza

    joeradza Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    Welcome to the club.
  5. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Congrats Jeff, enjoy retirement, if there is such a thing? I know when my Dad retired I honestly feel he was busier then when he worked:)
  6. Old Engineer

    Old Engineer Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    Congrats on the retirement Jeff !!!!!!

  7. Emspop


    Oct 12, 2016
    Congrats! That’s just awesome. Enjoy the time with the family.
  8. nickadolin


    Feb 19, 2012
    This affordable piece...

  9. Jsega51

    Jsega51 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    Congrats Jeff, I’m looking forward to retirement as well...should only be 25 more years! Woohooo!

    Still carrying my sowbelly:

  10. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Congratulations Jeff! Good Lord willing I’ll be joining you very soon!
    Old Engineer likes this.
  11. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    Congratulations on the retirement!
  12. Railsplitter

    Railsplitter Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2010
    Congratulations, Jeff!
  13. Old Engineer

    Old Engineer Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    Just got back from a Granddaughter's engagement party down in North Chicago area and it is too late to get some newer pictures of these Little Guys . I do not mind having these little jewels in my pockets at all . I like them both a lot . Great little knives with decent Stag .

  14. Ratbert

    Ratbert Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2016
    Congratulations! That is awesome. :)
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2017
  15. Ratbert

    Ratbert Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2016
    Except for Thanksgiving Day, I carried this pair all week. Case Amber Jigged Bone Peanut and Northfield Talon in Red Wine Jigged Bone.
    The Talon bit me at one point when I was being careless while closing it. Sliced my left index finger and it wouldn’t stop bleeding until I could get some butterfly closures on it.
    This is why our mothers didn’t want us playing with knives!

    Last edited: Nov 24, 2017
  16. flatblackcapo

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

    Mar 25, 2012
    Pàdruig, tomsch, Whetstone39 and 8 others like this.
  17. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Thanks, everyone, you're all too kind! I turned 62 earlier this year, and worked 45-70 hours a week for most of my adult life. I'm whipped! I'm still strong enough to do a pretty physical job, but I just have so much pain that it isn't worth it any longer. Lots of arthritis, 3 bad disks in my neck/shoulder area, a torn meniscus, etc. We had a lovely couple of ribeyes at a newish chop house in town, after they threw me a little bash at work, with a nice jelly filled sheet cake iced with "Good Luck Jeff." A very pleasant day, indeed. Now it's a life of leisure and "honey dos," at least for a while. I'll probably get back to hafting some fixed blades, and buying and selling more knives now that I have the time. First up is the second half of deer season in Illinois next weekend, then a nice rest.

    Oh, and edited to say, Ratbert, that is a gorgeous #92, love the bone.
    Duckdog, Cutfinger, bonzodog and 4 others like this.
  18. Gevonovich


    Jan 17, 2011
    Congratulation, Jeff !! Sounds like a good day !!!
  19. Atiger

    Atiger Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 7, 2016
    Congratulations on your retirement. You'll like it.
  20. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    @black mamba , Congratulations, Jeff! I highly recommend retirement!
    joeradza likes this.

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