Otter Anker Messer today. I think these represent good value with good QC for a readily available knife
Exquisite painted horn, Jack.
Just got this Fontinelle Pataud 5 Coqs (5 Roosters) off the Exchange. At 4.44" it's a good sized knife. The F&F and mechanics are just perfect.
Makes a great picnic knife!
Sounds good, Jack. And I love book recommendations, keep’em coming!
Heading into the weekend with the indomitable #42 Missouri Trapper--have a great Friday, everyone!
That's hilarious, Jack! There was quite a wealth of non-fiction Western characters helping create a vast amount of great Western fiction books!
Your horn covered Lamb is quite a startling beauty, while your classic Sheffield spear looks as tasty as that bread!
Yes and no, Jack. It's a knife that is most certainly inspired by Kephart's design but in a considerably scaled down version. I have a couple more of these in different size (one larger and one mid sized) in the works from the same maker. It is his take on the Kephart design - with some of his personal design changes.
Here is the little Auk3 beside the Becker Kephart.
Personally, I like the jigging that I see Case do a bit better than what GEC produces and far better than what Queen/S&M produced in recent decades. I agree with you in that I usually do not like Case's dyes but every once in awhile, I find a gem.
Some of the nicest jigging that I own is on this Lambsfoot that @glennbad did up for me - I can't recall where he sourced the bone but I like that there are no smooth spots.
View attachment 1543386 View attachment 1543387 View attachment 1543388 View attachment 1543389 View attachment 1543390 View attachment 1543391 Been chasing a case saddlehorn for quite sometime but I wanted it in CV steel finally found one I really like pocket worn gray bone Crandall jigged. F&F is great blades centered very happy with this one
Thank you, Jack.great Black Friday pairing
A wonderful Stag Canoe.
Love the cards and a great way to spur on the sales.
Very nice picture.
Looks like a great evening. I've spent many an evening that way, except for the yacht rock.
A wonderful Barlow, Jack.