What "Traditional Knife" are ya totin' today?

pmek5

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This 2-blade #14 TC is the Bee's knees :)

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Beauty of an old Scout Gev, now in regards to the "Daze" comment, I'm wondering if it's the kind that Matthew McConaughey was in back in 1993:eek::D
LOL...something about underware ;) When I lived up in the mountains of Colo. in Carbondale...there were these yearly festivals...Summer Daze...Mountain Daze...Carbon Daze
 

5K Qs

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You have so many nice canoes, @315 !! :thumbsup::cool::thumbsup:

- ooh, my, what a beaut...........everything is 'just right' about that :thumbsup::thumbsup:
Very pretty Colt, GT, with nice warm stag!
Thanks for the kindness concerning my Colt canoe, Paul and Jeff. :) I'm kicking myself for not having picked up multiple copies of every Colt stag model for under $20 when they were available! :eek::(:mad:

I'm a sucker for any black/red handle pairing, JTB_5 JTB_5 and Pàdruig Pàdruig ! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup::cool:

Congrats on your latest "Watch Pocket Sunfish", @Travman !!:cool::thumbsup::thumbsup: Secondary is a pen blade, right? What did GEC call those covers?

Zesty fish Zulu, Alan! :thumbsup::thumbsup::cool:

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LOL! :eek: :D "Big Red" sounds worth immortalising in an SFO GT! ;) :D :thumbsup:
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I'm carrying my own ebony Lambsfoot today :) :thumbsup:

Jack, I admire both your 2-blade lambsfoot and your ebony version (and the ebony lambs foots of so many others)! :thumbsup::cool::cool: I dearly love my rosewood model, but I think my next perambulation into the lambsfoot pasture will have to be an elegant ebony! (And no cracks about "elegant GT" being an oxymoron! ;))

Today I'm carrying my little lamb, little lamb, little lamb... yadda yadda... it's spots are white as snow.
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More acclaimed and admirable lambsfoots!! :thumbsup::cool::cool::thumbsup: @strokednbored , does yours have the "pruner" frame with a little extra curve to it? I'm enjoying your "steering wheel series" of portraits of it! :thumbsup::D:thumbsup: @HWF , I dig the stripes on your knife's handles :thumbsup::cool::cool:, but I'm not sure if it's ebony or rosewood?? :confused:

Congrats, rswanson rswanson , I think your stag 78 is almost salacious!! :eek::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

HA! I was positioning the two knives and the Peanut spun on its own and went *clink up against the Barlow. When I went to put it back the Barlow went with it. I have them both with me again today and they are still doing it so I figured out that it is Luke's Peanut that is the cause and the end cap does in fact attract smaller metal items!

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Matt
Thanks for the further scientific reports, Matt! :thumbsup::cool:;):thumbsup: Of course you know I'm going to spend WAY too much time this weekend checking the potential magnetic properties of my knives, starting with my Case chestnut jigged peanut! :rolleyes:

More beautiful knives and pictures thereof than I can keep up with (because I stop and stare/drool). A cornucopia of coveted cutlery.
@ 5K Q That Colt is a fine captivating canoe, but the small copperhead grabbed my attention. The blue Case mini copperlock that I posted a day back would contrast well the" little red" that you showed.
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I may have to come out of retirement and get a job that pays some folding money to get on the GEC train (or even just to try some of the RRs that 5K Qs 5K Qs has been showing).

@Jack Black "A Ramble made is a man improved." That slogan, simple and so true, has made my day, Jack. Most of my best experiences have been afoot - walking the fields for pheasants and rabbits, sauntering with my wife and, especially my children, a scouting walk with my dog or a human friend, even those dreaded marches while at Ft. Bragg in the summer - I found new knowledge, confirmed old beliefs, and forged some personal strengths. Thanks for reminding me.

... It is of one my favorite knives, one that is as solidly built as any newer knife that I own: a WARDS premium stockman made for Montgomery Wards by Utica in the 1935-1950s period.
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- Stuart
Great post, Stuart!! :thumbsup::thumbsup::cool::cool: Thanks for the positive feedback on my knives, especially the baby copperhead. :) And I know what you mean about knife funding. :p I'm scheduled to retire at the end of August, but I've already agreed to teach one class each semester next school year, at least in part to fund knives and health care! :D:D
Thanks for the articulate thoughts on the joys/pleasures of walking. :cool::thumbsup: And thanks for sharing that wonderful Wards folder: the "crinkly" bone, the shield, the coined liners, the blade selection combine to leave me awestruck! :eek::thumbsup::thumbsup::cool::cool::thumbsup:

Fantastic knife, @ArchiveMoto !!:cool::thumbsup::thumbsup: I never noticed the "GEC CAR" on the tang stamp before! :eek: Do all the 78s have that stamp?

W:eek:W, Jason, that photo blows me away!! :thumbsup::cool::cool::thumbsup: The thought that immediately popped into my head when I saw the picture was the melody and first line of an old hymn, "Blest Be the Tie That Binds"! :rolleyes:

@jmarston & @Hickory n steel , those are a couple of timeless classics from Case - great photos, too! :cool::cool::thumbsup:

2015 TC Sheep/Pen old tan jigged bone Barlow today.
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Tough to beat a sheep/pen TC IMHO, Paul! :thumbsup::cool::cool::thumbsup: Thanks for the explanation (in the Churchill thread, I think) for the "setting" of many of your recent photos; makes a lot of sense! :thumbsup:;) (I just wish I was good enough to step outside for a quick "keeper" shot! I get my old pointNshoot camera warmed up, and then I typically take a half dozen shots to get one "sort of keeper". :rolleyes: That's a cold prospect in the winter if I have a box of Rough Riders come in. :p)

@Travman
Outdoor slightly overcast lighting is the best. I love it for portraits or knives. haha
Thanks for the pro photo tip, Alan! :thumbsup::cool::cool:

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Long-winded, but that's the story of the skeletoized SD Classic.
Zieg
Thanks for the story, @Zieg ! :cool::thumbsup::cool: I'm no hiker and never heard of this Fletcher guy, but I like "informal" walking to and from work, church, etc. and found the story fascinating!

Thanks Gary! I’m a happy camper! :thumbsup:
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I was Totin the Norfolk today! :)
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That's one of the things I like about you, Ron: you're almost always a happy camper! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup::cool: ;) The jigging on your Norfolk is rapturous! :eek::thumbsup::cool::thumbsup:

Drifting back to carrying some old barlows for awhile, here's today's...

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Remarkable Russell, Wayne! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup:

@hamsco , that's a glorious Swayback Gent!! :cool::cool::thumbsup:

Superb pairing, Taylor! :thumbsup::thumbsup::cool::cool:

That's a splendid Case canoe you picked up recently, @peanutsxx !! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup::cool:

This Otter is turning into a favourite. ...
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Iconic, impressive Ankermesser, @HFinn !! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup:

I don't think I've posted my Watch Pocket Knife of the Week yet, a Hen & Rooster green pick bone mini canoe (thanks, Will):
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My "Free Choice" Knife of the Week is a Chinese Schrade 89OT:
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- GT
 

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You have so many nice canoes, @315 !! :thumbsup::cool::thumbsup:



Thanks for the kindness concerning my Colt canoe, Paul and Jeff. :) I'm kicking myself for not having picked up multiple copies of every Colt stag model for under $20 when they were available! :eek::(:mad:



I'm a sucker for any black/red handle pairing, JTB_5 JTB_5 and Pàdruig Pàdruig ! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup::cool:


Congrats on your latest "Watch Pocket Sunfish", @Travman !!:cool::thumbsup::thumbsup: Secondary is a pen blade, right? What did GEC call those covers?


Zesty fish Zulu, Alan! :thumbsup::thumbsup::cool:


Jack, I admire both your 2-blade lambsfoot and your ebony version (and the ebony lambs foots of so many others)! :thumbsup::cool::cool: I dearly love my rosewood model, but I think my next perambulation into the lambsfoot pasture will have to be an elegant ebony! (And no cracks about "elegant GT" being an oxymoron! ;))



More acclaimed and admirable lambsfoots!! :thumbsup::cool::cool::thumbsup: @strokednbored , does yours have the "pruner" frame with a little extra curve to it? I'm enjoying your "steering wheel series" of portraits of it! :thumbsup::D:thumbsup: @HWF , I dig the stripes on your knife's handles :thumbsup::cool::cool:, but I'm not sure if it's ebony or rosewood?? :confused:


Congrats, rswanson rswanson , I think your stag 78 is almost salacious!! :eek::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:


Thanks for the further scientific reports, Matt! :thumbsup::cool:;):thumbsup: Of course you know I'm going to spend WAY too much time this weekend checking the potential magnetic properties of my knives, starting with my Case chestnut jigged peanut! :rolleyes:


Great post, Stuart!! :thumbsup::thumbsup::cool::cool: Thanks for the positive feedback on my knives, especially the baby copperhead. :) And I know what you mean about knife funding. :p I'm scheduled to retire at the end of August, but I've already agreed to teach one class each semester next school year, at least in part to fund knives and health care! :D:D
Thanks for the articulate thoughts on the joys/pleasures of walking. :cool::thumbsup: And thanks for sharing that wonderful Wards folder: the "crinkly" bone, the shield, the coined liners, the blade selection combine to leave me awestruck! :eek::thumbsup::thumbsup::cool::cool::thumbsup:


Fantastic knife, @ArchiveMoto !!:cool::thumbsup::thumbsup: I never noticed the "GEC CAR" on the tang stamp before! :eek: Do all the 78s have that stamp?


W:eek:W, Jason, that photo blows me away!! :thumbsup::cool::cool::thumbsup: The thought that immediately popped into my head when I saw the picture was the melody and first line of an old hymn, "Blest Be the Tie That Binds"! :rolleyes:



@jmarston & @Hickory n steel , those are a couple of timeless classics from Case - great photos, too! :cool::cool::thumbsup:


Tough to beat a sheep/pen TC IMHO, Paul! :thumbsup::cool::cool::thumbsup: Thanks for the explanation (in the Churchill thread, I think) for the "setting" of many of your recent photos; makes a lot of sense! :thumbsup:;) (I just wish I was good enough to step outside for a quick "keeper" shot! I get my old pointNshoot camera warmed up, and then I typically take a half dozen shots to get one "sort of keeper". :rolleyes: That's a cold prospect in the winter if I have a box of Rough Riders come in. :p)


Thanks for the pro photo tip, Alan! :thumbsup::cool::cool:


Thanks for the story, @Zieg ! :cool::thumbsup::cool: I'm no hiker and never heard of this Fletcher guy, but I like "informal" walking to and from work, church, etc. and found the story fascinating!


That's one of the things I like about you, Ron: you're almost always a happy camper! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup::cool: ;) The jigging on your Norfolk is rapturous! :eek::thumbsup::cool::thumbsup:


Remarkable Russell, Wayne! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup:


@hamsco , that's a glorious Swayback Gent!! :cool::cool::thumbsup:


Superb pairing, Taylor! :thumbsup::thumbsup::cool::cool:


That's a splendid Case canoe you picked up recently, @peanutsxx !! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup::cool:


Iconic, impressive Ankermesser, @HFinn !! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup:

I don't think I've posted my Watch Pocket Knife of the Week yet, a Hen & Rooster green pick bone mini canoe (thanks, Will):
briI09C.jpg


My "Free Choice" Knife of the Week is a Chinese Schrade 89OT:
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- GT
Thanks, GT! That green on your canoe looks like British racing green (one of my favorites).
 

Duckdog

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Man, I gotta look to find some more barlows to carry. The ones posted are excellent. Anywho, I picked out something different to carry today. I have two of these, so I need to give at least one of them some sunshine. I was born while we were stationed at Ft. Campbell, KY and my dad was shipping out to Korea (a hint to my age), so I have an affection for the Bluegrass State. This Case Kentucky Centennial sodbuster jr. celebrates the 1874-1974 centennial, but was actually produced in 1975. I plan to carry it to share with my buddies during our regular Friday glass-raising session this afternoon. I will also carry its younger brother, a Case SBJ from 1978, and their Country Cousin by Queen from 1978 (the "patina" on the Queen is actually a shadow of yours truly) in case serious cutting duties arise. You never know when a cigar demands trimming.

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Great post, Stuart!! :thumbsup::thumbsup::cool::cool: Thanks for the positive feedback on my knives, especially the baby copperhead. :) And I know what you mean about knife funding. :p I'm scheduled to retire at the end of August, but I've already agreed to teach one class each semester next school year, at least in part to fund knives and health care! :D:D
Thanks for the articulate thoughts on the joys/pleasures of walking. :cool::thumbsup: And thanks for sharing that wonderful Wards folder: the "crinkly" bone, the shield, the coined liners, the blade selection combine to leave me awestruck! :eek::thumbsup::thumbsup::cool::cool::thumbsup:

Thank you, friend. And early congratulations on your future retirement (good funding plan, too). That curvaceous canoe is captivating, but I am intrigued by your Schrade and its blade selection. That would be a handy companion for a bird and small game hunter. Thanks for showing it.
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F79CA743-9BC4-4AE1-9623-A98C12A7D646.jpeg I have had my mail with held for a few weeks so I went by the post office today to retrieve the loot. The lineman’s knife is a case tested that is mechanically sound but has got a lot of the red stuff on it. The 78s I’ve just handled briefly but seem to be as good as what I’ve been reading about them. Good day
 

Pàdruig

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Anticipation made my knife of the week choice really simple.

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I am excited too, my friend. Though I do not look forward to the shark frenzy, all a lad can do is give it his best shot right? I expressed my anxiety this morning to my wife and she just rolled her eyes and smiled. First world problems, right? ;)

A fine example you have there, that matchstrike pull really sets the whole package off, doesn't it?

2015 TC Sheep/Pen old tan jigged bone Barlow today.
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Posted my "old tan" TC yesterday, so I decided to break out it's mate today. Not sure what the bone is on this one, old yellow bone? Definately a more rusty red cast to it though.
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I will be the first to admit that though I like jigged bone, it is usually not my first choice, especially when wood options are available. That being said, the jigging on those TCs is phenomenal! A very striking pair, you showcase them beautifully in your pictures.

With the second release of the lionSTEEL Roundhead here, this week I carried my Ram’s Horn from last year’s run.
This is really a fantastic knife. Butter-smooth pull and solid lockup, beautiful clean lines and plenty of blade...what’s not to like?

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Beautiful Ram's Horn! Mine should be arriving tomorrow and I am eagerly awaiting the surprise. Will it be light, dark, golden, mixed? One way or the others, it will be amazing, I am sure.

That sawcut fire red is magnificent.

Thank you! It certainly does photograph well, doesn't it?

Great colours Dylan! :) :thumbsup:

Only the very best, my friend! ;)

Carrying my 2017 Guardians Lambsfoot today :) :thumbsup:


Always an exceptionally solid choice.

Taking a Cougar out today

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A fantastic picture, Will! Stunning really.

I'm a sucker for any black/red handle pairing, JTB_5 JTB_5 and Pàdruig Pàdruig ! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup::cool:

Blacks and reds have become a fast and firm favorite, GT. I am happy you appreciate the combo as well.

I'm scheduled to retire at the end of August, but I've already agreed to teach one class each semester next school year, at least in part to fund knives and health care! :D:D

Congratulations on your upcoming retirement! What will you ever do with all the extra time? There is always more cutlery to be had! :D


I am carrying this dark duo today.

"Erudition, n. Dust shaken out of a book into an empty skull.
So wide his erudition's mighty span,
He knew Creation's origin and plan
And only came by accident to grief ---
He thought, poor man, 'twas right to be a thief. -Romach Pute"

-Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary

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RDaneel

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Drifting back to carrying some old barlows for awhile, here's today's...

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Still on a barlow jag - here’s today’s carry...
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It is so good to see these beauties again, Wayne. Please stay on this Barlow jag!

I'm carrying some of my older ones as well. I do not have the breadth or quality that you do, but they are fun to carry!

 
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