What "Traditional Knife" are ya totin' today?

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

  1. kai76


    Jun 5, 2009
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  2. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    ...say I'm the only bee in your bonnet.
  3. Snipe 1

    Snipe 1

    Apr 21, 2006
    Don't, Don't, Don't Let's Start.
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  4. Old Engineer

    Old Engineer Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    Very nice carries today my friend :):):thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:!!!! I am glad that you have remembered what I have always said about Stag :):thumbsup: . I can still remember carrying the same Ulster every day from late 1961 until 2001 . The 93's get carried so much because I am a great fan of a Lambfoot and Sheepfoot type blade and I think the @waynorth Lambfoot is almost perfect and the Ramfoot is pinchable and I think they make a Great Working Pair . And I have them in my pockets today also .

  5. Dschal


    Mar 18, 2016
    Everything sticks like a broken record
    Everything sticks until it goes away (it goes home)
    And the truth is, we don't know anything (don't know)
  6. jwb01

    jwb01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 6, 2016
    Soooo behind on every thread especially this one.... this Lionsteel has been in pocket for a week. Excellent user, just excellent.
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  7. Cutfinger

    Cutfinger Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    Aug 3, 2017

    Two thumbs up, beeyootiful! o_O

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  8. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    2015 Scout w/caplifter in red sawcut covers:thumbsup:
  9. lambertiana

    lambertiana Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    Newly arrived today...from the mailbox into the pocket.
  10. cjtamu


    Nov 6, 2018
    Sorry, missed this earlier. Not a whole lot of experience in refurbishing knives, but may have restored an old bike, RC car, etc. or 2 ;). Much of that transfers. Really depends on what shape the knife is in, maybe on the blade steel. Would rather not use harsh chemicals, so I'll use elbow grease if possible. Some 400 grit paper works wonders on the inside of blade springs and tangs. 000 or 0000 steel wool for blades, Usually some 000 steel wool inside of blade springs after I've used sandpaper. Rust between the tang and liners is a PITA, so far have been able to lube and work most of that loose, then blow out with a compressor. Have used Evaporust on a couple that were in bad enough shape. Works pretty well, but does leave a patina on carbon blades. I try not to dunk the whole knife, there are maybe two we got where I'll have to do that. Found the other night that WD-40 did a good job removing rust between the tang and liners at the pivot. Let it sit, blew it out, then used isopropyl alcohol to remove the WD-40. I'm still learning. Have read quite a bit here about how other folks do it, but always looking for more info.
  11. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    I’m in total agreement on that my friend! :thumbsup: :)
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  12. cjtamu


    Nov 6, 2018
    Been carrying this all day, but didn't post it because I forgot the level I meant to include in the pic for @Amir Fleschwund ! Another from the flea/estate sale, Case 22087. Box says Texas Jack, but I thought the Texas Jack was the 032 pattern, so I guess they changed the pattern they used at some point? This one was in good shape. Box had gotten wet, minor rust but cleaned right up. Real nice utilitarian knife, going to enjoy using this one . Paired in this photo with a Mayes Bros. Tool Mfg. Co level from estate sale. This one says Port Austin, MI so it should be pre-1957.
  13. Travman

    Travman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2016
    I wish I could go back in time and get one of those. Yours is a very prime example. The color is spot on and the saw cut marks are beautiful.
  14. Amir Fleschwund

    Amir Fleschwund Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    I do much the same, depending on how bad it is, but the idea of blowing it out with a compressor is a good one, so thanks for posting that!
    One thing I use is a spray can of Gunk Engine Degreaser for knives that have a lot of dried grease and grit down in the well. Never seemed to harm any scale materials, but advise caution. The combination of solvents and high pressure does a good job. I always flush it out with something like Kroil or WD40 after using the Gunk since it removes all the oil.

    That's another great find! Very nice Case.

    Thanks for showing the level. There is just no comparison between the tools of yesterday and what's out there in the big box stores now.

    Ever since @Old Engineer showed the harness hames that he found at flea markets and made walking sticks out of, I started looking for them. No luck so far...

    By the way, I noticed in one of the photos he posted from the Rendezvous, that he provided one of those cudgels, I mean walking sticks, to @Half/Stop. Maybe they used them to clear the aisles so they could get the deals?:eek::D
  15. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Thank you Travman:thumbsup::)
  16. Snipe 1

    Snipe 1

    Apr 21, 2006
    Wake up and smell the cat food.

    FYI, we are referencing lyrics from the alternative band "They Might Be Giants". They were popular in the late 80's and early 90's. I'll probably be breaking out the Guadalcanal Diary and Haircut 100 tapes tonight.
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  17. Duckdog

    Duckdog Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2012
    Kim's big blade Imperial Kamp King rules, Chris.

    That's a pleasant pair, Jeff, and another bodacious big blade.

    Dang, David, you done did it, didn't you! looks like rough stuff.

    Thanks, GT, but I could be better off not having such tools so close at hand. We've got milkweed nearby, but the Monarchs are having a hard time across their range, partly due to milkweed suppression in crop and range land.

    Well, JJ, you have finally brought me to the brink of buying some new knives, as I have tossed almost all of mine in the trash after seeing those Imperial Hammers of yours. Might as well start all over again. They are beautiful (as are all of the ones you have kindly shared here). Thanks, I think.

    All four are fine, GT, but the Russell and Case are still in my mind's eye.

    I like seeing the sturdy workers that you've been totin' and posting, Jeff. Handsome AND handy.

    That is one fine looking knife, Ron, in all respects. Fabulous! (As was it's previously posted sibling and the one subsequently posted by @Gevonovich .

    I'm keen on Keen Kutters, Steve, and that is a fine one.

    Lovely Camillus, Jeff.

    You have a pretty, yet practical patina pairing there, r8shell. Perfect.

    That Peanut looks as smooth as fine whisky, Jack. Congratulations.

    - Stuart
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  18. JJ Cahill

    JJ Cahill Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 10, 2018
    Thank you!!! The covers are called cracked ice though they are some form of linoleum sheet glued to the hollow metal covers. They certainly came up with cool designs, back then!:cool::thumbsup::thumbsup:
    Thanks Harvey, I really enjoy these old US "budget" knives!!! Another spectacular image of one of your many enchanting lambsfoot knives!:thumbsup::thumbsup::)
    Wow! That certainly looks vert tasty; sumptuous photograph!:thumbsup::thumbsup:
    Thanks Rachel; I can only imagine opening up the birthday package!:thumbsup::thumbsup::rolleyes: It looks like your new 29 is starting to catch up to your Hartshead Barlow; outstanding pair!:D:thumbsup::thumbsup:
    Great shot of your Case trappers Stuart; It looks like the yellow fella is ready to trap some beer!!!:thumbsup::thumbsup::eek:
    Thanks Stuart, especially for the great laugh!!! If I even had the slightest notion that you were tossing your bevy of beauties in the trash, I'd be riding shotgun on the next garbage truck!!!:rolleyes:
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  19. JJ Cahill

    JJ Cahill Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 10, 2018
    Today I'll be toting a couple black composite covered Camillus BSA knives; one whittler from the 60's and a scout from the late 40's. :D
  20. kai76


    Jun 5, 2009
    Thank you Michael!

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