What "Traditional Knife" are ya totin' today?

seas165

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I am really trying to like this hibbard spencer bartlett but i dont think i can get over how bad it has been buffed and polished! I bought it only seeing dimly lit photos and had no idea how much it had been altered. Now everytime i look at it it reminds me ☹ maybe if i force some quality time i will get over it. I had the lambsfoot along today as well. 20210615_172214_copy_756x1008.jpg 20210615_172232_copy_756x1008.jpg
 

SteveC

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Sowbelly Stockman of the Week is a CV Case chestnut jigged bone model, a surprise Christmas gift from (and now a treasured memento of) Ron Half/Stop Half/Stop :
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"Regular" stockman this week is a Chinese Imperial large stockman, part of a matching trio from Ramrodmb Ramrodmb :
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Budget Canoe this week is a Rough Rider with Painted Desert covers:
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Premium Canoe is a Colt with titanium-coated carbon steel blades and G-10 covers:
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- GT
 

Old Engineer

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I am really trying to like this hibbard spencer bartlett but i dont think i can get over how bad it has been buffed and polished! I bought it only seeing dimly lit photos and had no idea how much it had been altered. Now everytime i look at it it reminds me ☹ maybe if i force some quality time i will get over it. I had the lambsfoot along today as well. View attachment 1583546 View attachment 1583551
Go ahead and use it and get it dirty and wearing patina and I expect that you will have a different opinion of that old HSB . They were fine knives my friend .

Harry
 
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Everyday a buck 110 and a small superbly made pocket knife folder I can’t I’d but is very high quality,stag scales awl clip point,sheep’s foot and small spear point with a Phillips head about 3” long,no name ,in my car a ka bar USMC ,AND RIGHT NOW A Gerber Command 1 that I just got at a yard sale for 2$
 

Amir Fleschwund

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I am really trying to like this hibbard spencer bartlett but i dont think i can get over how bad it has been buffed and polished! I bought it only seeing dimly lit photos and had no idea how much it had been altered. Now everytime i look at it it reminds me ☹ maybe if i force some quality time i will get over it. I had the lambsfoot along today as well. View attachment 1583546 View attachment 1583551
Everyone who has never fallen for the devious wiles of a Fluffer ‘n Buffer raise your hand!

Anybody?
I didn’t think so.:D
In my case, it was a sweet old Robeson easy open swell end jack. When I got it, and first looked at it under good light, I was reminded of the chrome front end of a three hole late 50’s Buick.
Old Engineer Old Engineer is right~ use it to cut some meat and tangy food. Let the patina loose.
Capable and good looking pair, Steve.
Sowbelly Stockman of the Week is a CV Case chestnut jigged bone model, a surprise Christmas gift from (and now a treasured memento of) Ron Half/Stop Half/Stop :
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"Regular" stockman this week is a Chinese Imperial large stockman, part of a matching trio from Ramrodmb Ramrodmb :
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Budget Canoe this week is a Rough Rider with Painted Desert covers:
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Premium Canoe is a Colt with titanium-coated carbon steel blades and G-10 covers:
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- GT
Beautiful gift and great remembrance of Ron!
 
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