- Jul 13, 2017
Something modern today
Who wouldn't be, Nick.
I was giving you credit for past carries, Nick, though the new (including the one you posted today) are fine. Steve does have pile of old beauties, though.
It looks great. Who did the work?
My, how times have changed.
My maternal grandfather was a carpenter (before they started specializing in certain aspects of construction. He passed in 1966)
If someone came to him looking to hire on to his crew, if they did not have a pocket knife (in good condition; no bent/broken blades, and it was sharp) they were run off the jobsite.
He believed (as many in the trades did back then) that the condition of a man's pocket knife told you a lot about the character of the person applying for a job.
Broken tip or blade? Careless and uses the wrong tool for the job.
Dull blade(s)? Lazy, and does not take care of his tools.
No knife? Irresponsible. Also untrustworthy if the person claimed he was experienced.
Carrying my 2013 TC today and then this Case XX 11031SH with Walnut covers arrived in today's mail
That Case is a stunner. I love the 11031SH. I have one from the same era.
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I also have one from 1977. The later versions did not have the nice swedge. I think they stopped including the swedge in 1970.
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Now you're talkin'.
Thanks for the color info, Dylan. I don't think I consciously take color into consideration when planning knife purchases.