I’m toting the Russell at work
Those Russell Barlows are outstanding!I was Inspired by 315's Russell Barlow posted here yesterday, a really nice looking knife. I saw it and was reminded that I had been neglecting my Russell Barlow that was a gift from one of my son-in-laws. Promptly dug it out this morning and packed it along with this osage moose. The Russell has saw cut bone handles, almost as pretty as 315's smooth bone version. View attachment 1178967
You're not lying, Taylor!!
Thanks, Gary! I appreciate the preponderance of Ps.
I hope you can get some helpful clues sometime soon, Jeff!No, it's original, as I've seen another one for sale with the same covers and model number. But the closest I can come to finding out when it was made is from the late 1970s to the early '90s. Boker tang stamps are kind of all over the map. They constantly reused old ones, so dating is difficult.
Thanks for making room for us in your time machine, JJ; two terrific timber examples!For Wednesday I'll be toting a couple wood covered workers; an ebony LF&C from the pre 1920 era, a direct descendant of the great pocket knives of H&B MFG. CO. which LF&C purchased in 1912, and a cocobolo Cattaraugus from the storied village of Little Valley.
Thanks for the info, OH. Time for me to conduct a treasure hunt!Thank you GT. 1998 and 1999 for sure, could have been a few more years, all I have seen have had the block shield, used in the last four years of the 1990’s. OH
Thanks, Joshua. Hope you have a tremendous school year!Thanks GT! Teachers are back but students aren’t back for a couple of weeks yet. We have a later start than most.
Exemplary ebony pair, Jeff!...
For Wooden Wednesday, two in ebony. RALF and my modified #85.
Superb photo, Harvey! But what knife is that? Great stag, and the blade etch on Guardians lambsfoots recently, but the bolster is not that of an Ashley's Choice. Did you re-handle a knife?
Thanks, Dean. That Colt "black stag" sowbelly is actually stag bone, but dealers seemed somewhat reluctant to make that info easy to find in their descriptions of knives in that series.Thank you, Gary! Your Stag and horn duo are a rustic and attractive combination.
Attractive and versatile pair, Dean!A [NOT scratted} TC Barlow and a red Victorinox cadet. (I erroneously said scratted; should be jigged bone)
I can see why you'd be willing to risk the penalty just so you could carry that sublime WCLF!
Ain't no werewolves or vampires getting near ME!
Titillating Toothpick, JJ!Today's totes will each carry the brand of a great old firearms manufacturer; an early '30s Remington jack and an '87 "black box" Winchester toothpick.
That hunter looks like a handful, Jeff, and I don't think I'd ignore Manny very long!
Black beauties, Mike!Case Tribal Lock riding with the SAK Compact today.
Happy Rosewooden Wednesday, Rachel!Rosewood and steel.
What elephant, I mean elegant, ebony, Matt!Mornin' everyone! Ebony today...
That handle makes me happy, Dean!
What a pair, Jack; congrats on the new custom navaja!!
That sowbelly is sweet and juicy as a good muskmelon, Gev!...
The garden is still producing cantaloupe and this mornings was particularly sweet and juicy
That's a VERY appealing knife, Eli, very lambsfootish!Mmmmm... Chicken Salad.
Thanks, Dean. That Colt "black stag" sowbelly is actually stag bone, but dealers seemed somewhat reluctant to make that info easy to find in their descriptions of knives in that series.
Attractive and versatile pair, Dean!
That handle makes me happy, Dean!
Watch Pocket Knife of my Vacation Fortnight is a Rough Rider copper pen knife with jigged buffalo horn handles, pictured with a stone from Whitefish Point on Lake Superior:
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Peanut of the Fortnight is a Case brown derlin stainless (thanks for the GAW, Cory):
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Lambsfoot of the Fortnight is Cracker Jack, a stag lambsfoot:
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