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Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by jackknife, Apr 8, 2008.
Happy Thursday from Southern New England.
Some of you are toting some superlative cutlery. I, on the other hand, will be observing Thrifty Thursday, otherwise known as cheap knife day.
This Sabre grandaddy barlow was a budget knife when it was new, but it’s a darned solid knife, takes a scary edge, and I personally love the sawcut bone scales.
I’ve gotten burned on my last three online knife purchases due to sellers either actively concealing things, or simply not mentioning flaws.
But I look at it like this ~ These dishonest sellers put a price on their honor, but I’m just out a few bucks.
This Schrade Walden 294 was listed as “made in USA”. It wasn’t.
But it was cheap enough (especially compared to an actual vintage 294) that it was not worth sending back. And darn it, I like it! Real bone, good snap, smooth w&t. Someone had scratched up the blade with coarse sandpaper, but they failed to completely removed the etch saying “75th Anniversary 1936-2011”, which a magnifying glass revealed. Combined with no USA on the tang told me I’d been a sucker. I almost disassembled it to use the springs, but I’ve got too many other half finished projects right now. So I carefully polished out the damage to the blade, put a proper back bevel and edge on it, and tossed it in my knife drawer where I’d see it every time I opened it. Every once in a while I’d play with it and try to decide what to do with it. Eventually, I came around to liking it, and instead of giving it away or busting it up for parts, put it in my pocket. I’m liking it so far.
So, a decent user. Certainly not collectable. Oh well. I’m not a collector anyway, and I’m too old to start! I think I should do something about that missing shield, and maybe dye the bone...
Have a great day!
I’m not going to pretend carrying all these is pragmatic BUT it is fun.
Lovely stag, Jose’, and enough wear and tear to give it real character. Love it!
That’s a fistful ‘o fun!
This is one of the kits I made up for each of my vehicles.
Flashlight, pen, notebook, SAK Tinker for tools, and Buck 112 for heavy cutting.
Of course I always have a pocket knife on my person, but these are available for handy backups.
Sorry the cover materials aren't more "traditional".
I always carry one of those maxpedition micro’s in my pocket. They are great.
The little tag of the left side works well to hold a small knife. I keep a small schrade stockman in mine.
A fine duo indeed
ohhhhh Mama !!
It's a Barlow from Jerome Latreille. Same size as the #15 GEC.
You're perfectly right
Cards is a young person's game Rachel! Handsome oldies
Great to see you back Gev Hope you're doing OK buddy
One of my favourites too Chuck
Thanks Tom, that's another cool pair
Thank you my friend
Nice black and tan pairing Ron
That's a nice one Paul
Looking good JJ
Many thanks Dylan, you have jumped in with both feet there buddy They go together really well
Thank you Gary, the extra pics of your Pioneer were a treat
Thanks again pal
Fab Tyne Knife Dwight, and in marvellous condition
Good-looking pair my industrious friend
That's different Rachel
I have a bunch of similar EDC kits John
Great choice Bill
Thank you my friend Wishing you divine right wholeness
Thank you very much
Carried these yesterday for wooden Wednesday, but got to busy for a good pic. Carrying them again today
My trio today, the Case Mini Trapper and Swayback Gent I just received off the exchange from @natchezz
Going with these today. Have a good one!
Looks like you're working hard there brother
Handsome pair Gary
Thanks! That's a handy little "emergency bag". I'd probably add some sanitizer and spare mask.
Most of the stuff on the 3x5 cards are just to-do lists, shopping lists, etc. but I have to sort through them before throwing any out, in case I also wrote down something important like phone numbers.
The Case Teardrop is one of those knives I rediscover from time to time and think "Why don't I carry this one more often?"