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Guardians of The Lambsfoot!

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Jack Black, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. Ramrodmb

    Ramrodmb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2010
    Thanks, Jack!:thumbsup:

    Great pic @akaMatt ! Thank you sir!

    Thanks Dwight, love that photo of your AC.:thumbsup:

    Thanks, Dave! A stroke of luck.;)


    Morning, Dave!:thumbsup:

    Nice, John!:cool:

    Great pic, Vince.:thumbsup:

    Thanks, Ron. Your Ebony looks delicious!:)

    Great shots, Jack of a lovely knife. Nice slip too.:thumbsup:

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  2. Ramrodmb

    Ramrodmb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2010
    Thanks, Dennis.
    Nice shot! Is that your Ironwood?:thumbsup::cool:

    Thanks, David!:thumbsup:

    So do I Dwight. Fantastic pic, my friend!

    Your Union jack is very photogenic, GT!:)

    She sure is pretty, Bill! Nice pic.:thumbsup::cool:

    Love that photo, Jack. It looks like the etch on your special file worked HHB is closer to the tip than the others.:thumbsup::thumbsup:

    Thanks, Gary. :):thumbsup: I find my taste buds seem to get more dull every year too!
    Of course, I would love to compare them for you but I must confess, the lower one in the pic is the pile side of my first Ironwood. It looks just like Ebony. I'll admit I was a tad disappointed that it didn't have some of the beautifully figured Ironwood like some of the others, at first. I have since come to appreciate how closely it resembles the Ebony I missed out on!:D

    Good one, Ben!:thumbsup::cool:

    Love it, Dave!:thumbsup:

    Great image, Dennis!:cool:

    Good morning to you, Jose! :thumbsup: Lovely Stag, my friend.:)
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  3. Ramrodmb

    Ramrodmb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2010
    Happy Sunday Guardians! Enjoy the last of the weekend!

  4. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Thank you very much Mark :) Yes, I'm glad that one was the only etch like that, and it could be that Ashley decided to customise that one for me because of the atypical etch. It certainly doesn't bother me, but I'm glad it is further back on the others :thumbsup: Sadly, one of the faults with Sheffield companies is that they have been competing on price - penny-pinching - for so long, that they are willing to risk ruining a ship for a ha'porth of tar o_O It takes a lot of effort to undo that mind-set, acquired over many decades :thumbsup:

    Wonderful photo my friend, hope you're having a great Sunday :) :thumbsup:
  5. Ramrodmb

    Ramrodmb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2010
    I thought the same, that the etch was probably intentional to differentiate the 2 file worked 'specials'.:cool: I agree with you on the etch placement of the others.;):) Glad to have you working to undo that mindset, Jack. Keep up the good fight!:D
    Thanks for the kind words on the photo, I plan on having a great Sunday and the same to you my friend!;):thumbsup:
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  6. Onebigbill

    Onebigbill Basic Member Basic Member

    May 21, 2019
    Very nice picture Mark. Being retired as I am, I'm happy to say every day is Sunday! Have an awesome Sunday.

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  7. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    Thank you GT.

    Thank you Jack.

    Now that sounds quite sinister! :eek:

    :D Thank you Harvey. :D

    Thank you Ron.

    I'm already ready for Fall GT!

    Yep, I should've turned it with the stag grain parallel to the log. :)

    If Union Jack keeps hanging out at the docks he may become Marine Jack with piercings and tattoos! :D
  8. Onebigbill

    Onebigbill Basic Member Basic Member

    May 21, 2019
    Good Sunday to all.


  9. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    I leave for one day and you guys go and get all nerdy... Sorry I missed the fun...

    Your mind to my mind... :confused:

    We must be on Talos 4, the Talosians are playing tricks on you. ;)

    Peace and Long Life :)

    Good thing the Daleks didn't have a Lambsfoot, we'd have been egg-stir-men-ate-ed. ;)

    This year's 3D Chess Champion is...

    I parked it in the shade. The Lamb was lonely but was super happy to see me return. :D

    And remember me. :cool: :thumbsup:

    Thank you, Mark. :)

    Good Morning Guardians
    I was only gone for a day and it took me two hours to catch up on the Guardian thread. I am going to have to take my laptop on my little fishing vacation or it will take me a week to catch back up with everything. Leaving in few hours... I think I might take my Hartshead to force myself to use it and bond with it. :D
  10. Chris A

    Chris A Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 5, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2019
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  11. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    Beautiful pic Dave. Lovely composition.

    Thank you Dennis.

    Great pic!

    Thank you Mark. Fantastic lamb duo. Yes, Dave's English pub coverage is one of my favorites! :cool:

    Have a great time communing with the mountains and streams my friend.

    Good morning, afternoon and evening all. Three days of rain on the way. I LOVE IT. :D IMG_9531.jpeg
  12. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Thank you Dennis! :) :thumbsup:

    Thanks Mark! :) :thumbsup:

    Have a great Sunday Guardians! :) While it appears that someone doesn’t know what a Lambsfoot knife looks like ^^^^, I assure y’all that I DO KNOW! :rolleyes: :D

  13. Onebigbill

    Onebigbill Basic Member Basic Member

    May 21, 2019
    Very nice picture. Nice use of the tin.

  14. Reaper AL

    Reaper AL Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 28, 2019
    552B6339-862D-44AF-BAEC-2A86D5C7DC02.jpeg Good day guardians I have been waiting to post this because it took some searching to put this pair together as they should be.Charlie did a great job making this happen
  15. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    It's never an easy fight Mark! :rolleyes: Thank you :) :thumbsup:

    Nice pic Bill :) :thumbsup:

    Clever! :D ;) :thumbsup:

    Two hours is pretty routine for me these days John! :eek: Hope you have a great trip my friend :) :thumbsup:

    Wow! Fantastic pic Dwight :cool: :thumbsup:

    And she's a looker Ron :) :thumbsup:

    All that talk of sharpening...


    Nothing goes to waste at Grumble Towers, even all those international postal receipts find a use in my sharpening box! ;) :D :thumbsup:


  16. WhittlinAway

    WhittlinAway Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    July 2047, Yorkshire, England

    The patrons nodded to the elderly gentleman as he entered the pub, removed his flat cap, and sat himself at his favorite seat at the bar. He ordered a pint of Real Ale and chatted with the young bartender as she pulled his Bitter from the cask. She was new here, having arrived from the US only a few weeks prior. But she and the old man had already struck up a friendship; she enjoying his stories and he appreciating her interest in the area’s history.

    The man settled in with his pint and the daily paper. Around page three he noticed the young woman was struggling to make progress cutting up a pile of limes while also tending to the steady arrival of thirsty patrons and their drink orders.

    “Hand them over here and I’ll help.”


    “The limes. Give them to me and I’ll help you catch up.”

    “Oh! Thank you. Here you go.”

    After pushing over the cutting board and bag of limes she began to pass him the knife. Casually waving it off, he said “thank you, but no need: I’ve brought my own.” He carefully withdrew a modest-sized folding knife from his right front pocket, opened it, and reached for a lime.

    “This should be interesting,” she thought. But, before she could watch, a group of customers burst through the door and headed directly to the bar to place their order. Pints and chip butties for the lot. Frankly, she didn’t understand the appeal of the sandwiches, but they certainly were popular.

    Returning her attention to the man, she was surprised to see a stack of neatly-cut lime wedges arranged on the cutting board. He was wiping the blade clean with a napkin, preparing to return the knife to his pocket.

    “Wow! That must be quite a knife! What kind is it?”

    “It is indeed. It’s called a lambsfoot. It’s my favorite style. This one is particularly special. It’s from a batch I had made thirty years ago.”

    “Lambsfoot? Neat! I think it’s called a sheepsfoot in America. I love learning these regional differences in language.”

    The man smiled at that.

    “We call a sheepsfoot a sheepsfoot here, too, but a lambsfoot is different. Notice how the blade tapers as it gets towards to tip? That’s the defining characteristic. The spine of a sheepsfoot blade is parallel to the edge all the way down. It may seem like a small point, but, believe me, it makes a big difference.”

    “I don’t know. Thirty years is a lot of use. How do I know it didn’t start out parallel and then get that taper as you sharpened it over the years?”

    “Ah. Clever! You’ve got good wits about you. But, think about it: if that were the case the edge would trend up to the spine, but here the spine trends down to the tip.”

    “Oh. Good point. Hmm.”

    He deftly rotated the still-open knife in his hand so that he could present it to her handle-first. “Here, you don’t have to take my word for it. Take a look for yourself.”

    She was puzzled at first, but then a smile appeared on her face just as she let out a good laugh.

    “Real Lamb Foot! OK, Jack, you win! I’m sorry for doubting. Let me buy you a pint and you can tell me more about it.”

    “Thank you. I’d love that, but it’ll have to wait until next time. I’m off to Sheffield in the morning and have some things to attend to first.”

    With that, the man stood up from his seat, grabbed his hat, waved goodbye to the other patrons, and headed to the door.

    “Real Lamb Foot. Who would have thought...” the bartender muttered to herself. She was going to have to find out more.


    To be continued.
  17. pjsjr

    pjsjr Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 2, 2005
    Good Sunday morning, Guardians. It was another long day with the dog training, yesterday. I have wanted to take photos, but, the way it's been, haven't been able to. Ten or so pages behind...and this thread shows no signs of slowing down, just incredible.
    Thanks, Dennis, great job with the multi-quote postings and the re-purposing of the tin.
    Double your pleasure, double your fun...with a double lambfoot day it has to be good
    Sorry about your suffering from the festivities, David, but, thanks for posting the pics and info on the two bladed lambfoot. I do like the thinness of the single blade. I have been carrying the Waynorth ebony around and just like the feel of the knife...smooth texture of the ebony and the thin comfortable body, this knife is fast becoming my favorite.
    Another double your lamb...can't be a fad...it's now a trend!
    Great photo, Jack!
  18. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Thanks, Dwight. I'm heading to my favorite part of California, it's absolutely beautiful. I will be sure to share some pictures here when I can.

    Thank you, Jack. I'll be sure to check in when I can.
  19. AnW

    AnW Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 15, 2019
    Good morning all! Thanks for the kind welcome the past couple days. Today I'm off house hunting, maybe this gal will bring me some luck ...

  20. cigarrodog

    cigarrodog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 18, 2014
    That image is just too cool! Between you and Jack, I’m thinking “I need one.” Even if I don’t know how to properly use one.:) Great kit, Dennis.

    @Prester John A great look at your Sambar HHB, Vince. Well done.

    @Jack Black Your Living Large with those beautiful Lambs.

    @Pt-Luso The scallops on the Lambsfoot blade and the Stag makes for a handsome knife, José

    @Ramrodmb Sweet image of your two Lambs with the splotches of color, and the texture of the wood, Mark.

    @Onebigbill Very nice image of your Sambar HHB and that cool vintage Omega.

    @JohnDF Love that sun-kissed image of your Samba HH Barlow, John.

    @Fodderwing Stay safe and as dry as you can be, my friend. Great image of your Duo.

    @Half/Stop I could set my gaze on the richness of that Ebony, forever, Ron.

    @Reaper AL Great tribute image to your two Waynorths, Al.

    @WhittlinAway A fine story. What a superb reverie. May it turn out true. Your Horn Lambsfoot looks wonderful, Greg.

    @pjsjr A nice image of your well organized Lambsfoot collection.

    Good Morning Guardians.

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