What "Traditional Knife" are ya totin' today?

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Couldn't decide while taking the photos, so I guess I'll just carry both. View attachment 1132246 View attachment 1132250
That Lloyd is unreal. Absolute knife-porn :)

A heavenly knife.
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Great pic--
At the pearly gates of the knife gods :cool:
 

Old Engineer

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I’ve been looking for a TEW Barlow for a while. I found this one hafted in Ironwood from the 40s. Half stop with an alligator open and close.
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I have been trying to find how to date older TEW's and have never been successful . Can you enlighten me Harvey ??? Really like your TEW Barlow . Nice Bolster and Tang Stamps .

Harry
 

cigarrodog

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I have been trying to find how to date older TEW's and have never been successful . Can you enlighten me Harvey ??? Really like your TEW Barlow . Nice Bolster and Tang Stamps .

Harry
Thank you Harry. I fell in love with this as soon as I saw it. The truth is that the English gentleman who sold it to me said it was from 1940. I would gladly share with you any secrets as to dating a TEW. However, Jack Black Jack Black would be the one who has the knowledge, experience, and resources to properly date a TEW or other Sheffield knives. The only caution would be as he has stated, is that dating a Sheffield knife can at times, be a daunting task. Still, Jack would be the right person to ask.

BTW... it was seeing your beautiful TEWs, that set me off in search of one.:)
 

Old Engineer

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Thank you Harry. I fell in love with this as soon as I saw it. The truth is that the English gentleman who sold it to me said it was from 1940. I would gladly share with you any secrets as to dating a TEW. However, Jack Black Jack Black would be the one who has the knowledge, experience, and resources to properly date a TEW or other Sheffield knives. The only caution would be as he has stated, is that dating a Sheffield knife can at times, be a daunting task. Still, Jack would be the right person to ask.

BTW... it was seeing your beautiful TEWs, that set me off in search of one.:)
Thanks Harvey : I have seen a couple of Older TEW Barlows up close and personal , but they were probably Ox Horn covers that were in rough shape but I have never found any wooden covers at all much less Ironwood . I really like the curve in the older clip blades which I could almost call a Turkish or maybe a California Clip . I have been trying for a few years to try to find something on Tang Stamps , but have not been successful yet . I would appreciate your showing of yours if you could . Carry your new Old TEW in good health my friend .

Harry
 

cigarrodog

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Thanks Harvey : I have seen a couple of Older TEW Barlows up close and personal , but they were probably Ox Horn covers that were in rough shape but I have never found any wooden covers at all much less Ironwood . I really like the curve in the older clip blades which I could almost call a Turkish or maybe a California Clip . I have been trying for a few years to try to find something on Tang Stamps , but have not been successful yet . I would appreciate your showing of yours if you could . Carry your new Old TEW in good health my friend .

Harry
You know Harry, it was actually that curvy clip blade, the Ironwood, and the bolsters, that immediately drew my attention. It was a lucky find.

Whenever I find info on tang stamps or any such links to info, I will forward it to you. I would also think that Jack would be able to assist if you were to reach out to him. To your good health as well.

Here’s the pile side view.
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Jack Black

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Great pic Jose :) :thumbsup:

Stockman of the Week is a Case chestnut jigged bone CV sowbelly (thanks, Ron):
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Plain Canoe of the Week is a Buck with wood covers:
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Fancy canoe this week is a Fight'n Rooster 4-blade:
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- GT

Terrific trio GT :) :thumbsup:

Thank you Harry. I fell in love with this as soon as I saw it. The truth is that the English gentleman who sold it to me said it was from 1940. I would gladly share with you any secrets as to dating a TEW. However, Jack Black Jack Black would be the one who has the knowledge, experience, and resources to properly date a TEW or other Sheffield knives. The only caution would be as he has stated, is that dating a Sheffield knife can at times, be a daunting task. Still, Jack would be the right person to ask.

BTW... it was seeing your beautiful TEWs, that set me off in search of one.:)

It's a great-looking knife Harvey, but I'd be surprised if it is that old :thumbsup: Why did the English gentleman say 1940, Britain was at war in 1940, and cutlery production was strictly limited to 'war work'. It was hard enough to get any vital supplies past the U-Boat convoys, let alone imported desert ironwood :rolleyes: ;) :thumbsup:

For Wooden Wednesday:
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Limited edition African Rosewood Lambsfoot from A. Wright & Son, Sheffield.

(Indirect winner of the knife in Jack Black Jack Black 's recent GAW, courtesy of tmd_87 tmd_87 . Thanks, guys!)

Nice pic Vince :) :thumbsup:

Morning folks :) Carrying a little horn today :thumbsup:

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(I can can date the stick EXACTLY to 1847 ;) )
 
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