What "Traditional Knife" are ya totin' today?

Jack Black

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Grabbed these two handy Imperial BSA Scouts from the late 40s/early 50s today. :)
Two stunning Scouts JJ :cool: :) :thumbsup:

Pocketing my Hartshead Barlow again today, and adding an Old Friend, gifted to me some years ago by meako meako :thumbsup:

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I always enjoy seeing some well-loved red Alox. 🤠 :thumbsup:
Thanks, John; one of my all-time favorite finds. :)

A different Pal Cut cattle knife than I carried yesterday, along with a 3-3/8'" Rough Rider whittler for the watch pocket. View attachment 1561834
Dynamic duo, Greg! :thumbsup::thumbsup::cool:
Did you dye that little RR whittler? I like their amber jigged bone, but yours looks even better!

Hey Greg, was wondering about your thoughts on the RR Whittler, been looking at one, trying to make a decision. Is this one a split back?
Not a splitback, Todd. This model #375 is 2 springs with the main blade using both springs and no half stops, secondaries have half stops. I have two of 'em, another in black pearl handles and both are very tight and snappy. I've had 'em at least 4years I think, both are very well put together. I know at least one other person here on BF has one and has had the same experience as me. I'd say go for it. :thumbsup:
I'm someone else who likes that RR375 whittler; the spear main was the main draw for me, but I like the entire blade combo. I thought it might be a little small for my hand for long whittling sessions, but I realized most of my whittling is done in sessions of 20 minutes or less. I liked the knife so well that I bought an identical one to give away.

Two of the knives I enjoy seeing most from your collection Gary :) :thumbsup:

Lady Luck smiled on me this Random Tuesday, when I blind-picked the special Unicorn Ivory #25 gifted to me by my friend Barrett @btb01 :) Pairing it with my Hartshead Barlow :thumbsup:

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Thanks, Jack. :)
Terrific Tuesday brace of Barlows for you! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup:

A couple of Dog Leg knives for Twosday...
Notable pair, John! :thumbsup::cool::thumbsup:
Good twosome for "compare and contrast". ;)

Well, this dropped in on Mom’s day... clean as a whistle, snappy as a turtle and I’m not waiting for BFday. Robeson 3”1/4 model 122415 made between 1910-21 in black composite. Feels like bake-lite in hand.
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A great Tuesday to all :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Congrats on the ravishing Robeson, Gus! :cool::cool::thumbsup:

Thanks, Todd. :)

As GT would say... A Lambsfoot and a Lambscliffe. ;):thumbsup:
I only say that because I've heard it from others here first. ;):cool::cool:
But Case does make some Wharncliffe blades that are very lamb-like (including a copperhead that Todd posted in a Case thread recently).

Buck 501 Squire, Buckeye Burlwood, from the custom shop. Breaking it in this week.

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Superb 501!! :cool::thumbsup::cool:

Another quality quartet, Gary. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: I had forgotten about your GSA knife; it is such a classic and sooo green. :thumbsup::D
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Only worry if you start living decades in the past!

Thanks much! It would be a lot better if the micarta was in Seafoam Green like your Girl Scout Knife...
Thanks for the comments, guys. :)
I've not seen many Girl Scout knives that have the color and jigging of the one I'm carrying; I wonder if mine is an "official" Girl Scout model.
Jeff, I seem to be living farther in the past with each new day, but that's probably because the present is moving faster and faster! :rolleyes:

I'm carrying my Ancient TC Barlow 2.0 today.

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Great to see that one again, Dean; admirable handle texture and color! :thumbsup::thumbsup::cool:

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That's is so way-cool-a-go-go... I've not seen a spear main stockman. 🤠:thumbsup:

Lovely Canoe as well. 🤠:thumbsup:
Thanks, as always, for your encouraging remarks, John. :)

Same knife, different day
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Same dog, too! ;):thumbsup::thumbsup:

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That's an interesting and unusual knife Gary, and a nice photo :thumbsup:

Got a large Rosewood Lambsfoot and a #66 Stockman with me today :thumbsup:

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Thanks, Jack. :)
Love the large lambsfoot and the crimson Calf Roper! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup:

Thanks Gary, well done on all that multi-quoting buddy! ;) :) :thumbsup:
Thanks, Jack; it isn't easy with the BF upgrade, but I'm gradually learning ways to do things that I used to do. :thumbsup:;)
Haven't yet learned a way to Search in the ways I used most frequently with the old BF software. :(:mad::thumbsdown:

Thanks Gary! That’s a mini copperlock, and a half whittler in Jungle Green Camo, both are very well made. Here’s a little better photo of the whittler. 😊
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Thanks for the info, Todd, and for the bonus pic of that attractive half whittler! :thumbsup::cool::thumbsup:

thanks GT! Yes, patience is the word of the day (or two months!). I’m not much of a TV watcher, but I have caught up on my old Burt Reynolds movies. Although I can’t find cannonball run 1 or hooper to stream. Today will prolly be Big Red One. Some reading, trying to get my surface pro to a useable state (not sure that’s gonna happen!). And I cleaned and oiled all my knives one day. Hah! Thanks for the prayers man.

still keeping good company though....
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Sounds pretty good to me, but I'm sure it's different when all that fun stuff is mandatory because you don't have many options. ;)

Arriving just in time for Wooden Wednesday...
I received a couple of wonderful bowls from Dan @CelloDan
Not only is Dan a very talented wood turner, he's also very generous.

Thank you, my friend. :)

This bowl made of Walnut and is absolutely gorgeous, the knife is handled in Maple...
Congrats on the beautiful bowl, John, and kudos to Dan for his talent and generosity! :cool::cool::thumbsup:

Carrying these two jewels today, I highly doubt they’ll be assigned any real work today!👍 View attachment 1562458
Resplendent couple of wood Euro-Barlows, Todd! :thumbsup::cool::cool:

Wooden Wednesday
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Notable, venerable, ligneous, and dark; what an outstanding pair! :cool::thumbsup::cool:

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bigfish64

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I'm someone else who likes that RR375 whittler; the spear main was the main draw for me, but I like the entire blade combo. I thought it might be a little small for my hand for long whittling sessions, but I realized most of my whittling is done in sessions of 20 minutes or less. I liked the knife so well that I bought an identical one to give away.

Thanks for the info, Todd, and for the bonus pic of that attractive half whittler! :thumbsup::cool::thumbsup:

Resplendent couple of wood Euro-Barlows, Todd! :thumbsup::cool::cool:

- GT
Thanks Gary! I just got my RR375 yesterday, and I like it a lot also, so much so I think I’m going to order another as well!😄
Thanks for the kind words on my Half Whittler and Barlows.😉👍
 

Jack Black

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Thanks, Jack. :)
Terrific Tuesday brace of Barlows for you! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup:


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Thanks, Jack. :)
Love the large lambsfoot and the crimson Calf Roper! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup:


Thanks, Jack; it isn't easy with the BF upgrade, but I'm gradually learning ways to do things that I used to do. :thumbsup:;)
Haven't yet learned a way to Search in the ways I used most frequently with the old BF software. :(:mad::thumbsdown:
Thanks a lot Gary, hopefully we'll get there eventually :rolleyes: ;) :thumbsup:
 

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Just got my new little RR whittler, so I decided to do some whittling!😉👍
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Nice pic, Todd. :thumbsup: Whats your impressions on the little whittler so far?
Dynamic duo, Greg! :thumbsup::thumbsup::cool:
Did you dye that little RR whittler? I like their amber jigged bone, but yours looks even better!
I'm someone else who likes that RR375 whittler; the spear main was the main draw for me, but I like the entire blade combo. I thought it might be a little small for my hand for long whittling sessions, but I realized most of my whittling is done in sessions of 20 minutes or less. I liked the knife so well that I bought an identical one to give away.
Thanks, Gary. Yep I dyed it, was amber bone originally and I used a mix of red & brown RIT on it. I also liked them enough to get a couple extras to pass on. I've kept the dyed one plus this pearl version. All 4 that I've had have been quite snappy and tight fitted. :thumbsup:
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Notable, venerable, ligneous, and dark; what an outstanding pair! :cool::thumbsup:
Thank you, Gary. The Schmachtenberg has really caught my fancy for some reason. The rounded bolsters and swell end shape make for a very comfortable pocket/worry stone. Today I'm pairing it with my Beer & Sausage. I'm hoping the B & S gets a chance to build some patina this weekend.
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Nice pic, Todd. :thumbsup: Whats your impressions on the little whittler so far?
It’s nice, it does have some gaps along the back spring, but everything is tight and snappy! I really like the sunken joints. It feels really nice in the hand, open and closed.👍

We must of been typing at the same time. Glad ya like it Todd. :thumbsup:
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TGIF... Can't wait for the weekend. :)
I agree with Jack, can’t get much better than those two. The TC is developing a nice patina.👍
 
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