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Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Will Power, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. TheFactor

    TheFactor Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    It’s been a outstanding new arrival night. Decided to give Tuna valley another shot and glad I did .
    This Carpenter Whittler is a keeper .
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  2. TheFactor

    TheFactor Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 26, 2015
  3. ISKRA

    ISKRA

    733
    Sep 19, 2016
    1940-1964 Case XX 62087 medium jack

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  4. jwb01

    jwb01 Gold Member Gold Member

    734
    Dec 6, 2016
    The steel is CPM 154 which is in keeping with the stainless Bob Lovless used ATS-34.
     
  5. kamagong

    kamagong

    Jan 13, 2001
    Received yesterday.

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  6. Rookie82

    Rookie82 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 25, 2014
    Love that Tuna whittler. I got one when they first released, and was very happy with that pattern.
     
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  7. TheFactor

    TheFactor Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    For sure and the secondary blades look to be whittle but ready :D
     
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  8. afishhunter

    afishhunter

    Oct 21, 2014
    Böker Plus "The Ranch Hands" Stockman and Trapper set.
    My first Böker knives. :)
     
  9. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    In a local supermarket, I got hold of one of these very nice puukko from Kauko Raatiniemi whose company, woodjewel.com is well worth looking into. They are up in Lapland and have a good range of puukkot and other items. This is a small puukko ideal for firesticks, whittling pruning etc. Made of layered woods it gives a 'zebra' effect and is so comfortable in the hand, just right! Think I'll get one of their Reindeer Antler handled knives next...The sheathes are very nice dark colour and embossed with animals and hoof marks. Shown here with a GEC 14, sorry about the poor light but it's damn well dark most of the time here and still no snow. Next Wednesday the 6th Dec is Finland's Independence Day and this year marks 100 years as a Republic, although we were more or less autonomous long before that having our own currency the Markka, Bank of Finland, education system, parliament, social security such as pensions and votes for women well before 1917. In fact, we were probably the only part of the Tsarist Empire who did not have to serve in the Imperial army, but 100 years is symbolic nevertheless.:)

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  10. leghog

    leghog

    Aug 10, 2013
    Curly maple? Beautiful.
     
  11. kamagong

    kamagong

    Jan 13, 2001
    Got it in one.
     
  12. Bugdoc

    Bugdoc Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2016
    Wonderful knife Will, (the 14 ain't bad either).:thumbsup: Thanks also for the short history lesson. Is your Independence Day widely celebrated as here in the States?

    This is my bargain find at a recent estate sale. Unnumbered, it carries the cattails logo of a medical clinic in town. It was in bad shape, appearing to have sat unused in its sheath for years. Both knife and inner leather had thick accumulations of green verdigris, which came off the brass bolsters completely, but left dark stains in the leather. Coming in at 15.9 oz it's big, even for me, but does it ever feel great in hand.
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  13. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Thanks Tom, yes it's universally celebrated here and it's an official holiday. Awards and honours get handed out, there's a rather boring reception at the Presidential Palace for diplomats, stuffed politicos and some newsworthy types but people themselves have parties, drink a fair bit, there's fireworks in places but outdoors is cold and dark. On a more sombre note, the war dead from the 2 wars with the former USSR are honoured but not those from our equally horrible Civil War in 1918, fighting amongst yourself is too painful. Think your American Civil War which took a long time for people to reflect on objectively and openly.

    The 14 is a nice knife particularly as a 2 blade Jack which gives the handle an important thickness for handling, too skimpy as a single I find.

    Regards, Will
     
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  14. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    Still waiting for that. ;)

    Happy Independence Day, Will. That's a nice puukko you have.

    My new knife buying budget is shot, but I still can pick up some old ones needing a bit of repair for cheap. :):thumbsup: There's something about this old Boker I bought on Friday that really appeals to me. I think it's some of the most beautiful worn bone I've seen.
    I've touched up the edges and it will ride in my pocket this week.
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  15. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Thanks Rachel. As I commented in the other thread, I like that Böker it's defo an oldie but goodie and a very satisfying knife to carry I would imagine.

    My whole budget's shot with December upon us, a long bleak January awaits:D:D
     
  16. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Kamagong, your Bowie is top notch! Happy Independence Day, Will!

    These two came in this past week off the exchange, and I'm enjoying both quite a bit. The little #25 was one of those happy accidents of sharpening for a freehander like me, that just took an amazing edge . . . SCARY SHARP! It's got a lovely and distinct swirl pattern in the micarta as well. Just an elegant little knife.

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    And this Diamond Jack arrived with the slight beginnings of a patina, perfectly centered and a very smooth action. I've been using it around the house.

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  17. SteveC

    SteveC Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 13, 2017
  18. navaja

    navaja Gold Member Gold Member

    423
    Sep 1, 2005
    I thought the same thing about the Bose lockback whittler that arrived today. Little blades, but stout enough. Main wharncliffe blade locks up solid. Couldn't be happier with this piece of pocket art.

    The 54 whittler has three blades that you feel like you could actually use for most any chore. It's hefty, but rock solid. 20171206_214739.jpg

    Still on the hunt for a 38 Grinling whittler...
     
  19. Signalprick

    Signalprick Jason Ritchie Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 3, 2009
  20. Gevonovich

    Gevonovich

    Jan 17, 2011
    Stunners !!
     

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