"Floyd, yessir, it took me a bit to learn but I now endorse short blades! I've had 2-3 "matrix moments" where I was sure that I cut myself only to look and find no damage. Do have a few paper cuts where the blade just…"
"Lewis & J.J.,
Thank you both for your responses. I've been alternating between an old Heinr. Boker congress that I picked up used who's former owner was either a whittler or a grinder saleman. The steel on that thing seems to bite and…"
Thank you for your replies! I've been trying to get back into my chain making and it always seems like I'm reaching for a different knife or one that I don't have. I do have a few old knives with blades that have been…"
"I wish that I'd gotten on board with the Northwood Scagel's by GEC a little earlier. They seemed pricey at the time, lol, but not by today's stds. I've got maybe 3-4 of the 62's but this is the only EDC one. I don't…"
"My EDC roll of GEC's. The 25 jack w/ the black finish, the 72 clip and the 48 get the most pocket time but the 12, 73, 23 and 62 get some too. I tend to carry more than one so when I carry the 23 I have to go light w/ the others."
"Sorry for the confusion, the dagger is a Sheffield made English one. As to the push knife that is my holy grail knife. I have seen a couple here in the uk, in a couple of different styles. They are very hard to come by, and are big bucks. Your not…"
"Hi Tony, Is that a Robbins Dudley knuckle blade knife on your cover pic? I have found two really good books on WWII knives, you may have them already....Knives of the United States Military World War II by Michael W. Silvey, 249 pgs. w/ color…"
"Nice additions Tim! My personal choice would be the bottom knife although they are both awesome. I'm a fan of the bottom knife's jigging more like the old peach seed jigging found on an old Schrade and on an old Ulster stockman…"
I was just poking fun at you because in your original post you typed that the grinder was "meant to least". But like most of my attempts at humor it went unnoticed, lol. As far as the table goes, you just rationalize that with all…"
"Hey Miss Jan,
I will check out Pheers. But I'd rather have one that's meant to last, lol!
The only portaband table that I even know of is on the 4x4 Off Road site that I posted about awhile back. It was about $130+/- but also seemed pretty…"
Let us know if you find a good spindle sander. I have a Harbor Freight one that is a few years old & I think that HF downsized their motors or changed the amperage or something after that. Anyway mine is ok for handle material shaping…"
Sorry for the confusion, the dagger is a Sheffield made English one. As to the push knife that is my holy grail knife. I have seen a couple here in the uk, in a couple of different styles. They are very hard to come by, and are big bucks. Your not getting much change out of 600- 800 dollars, if you can find one. Thanks for the info the reference books.
Hi Tom, Thanks for your friendship. Yes I did see the Shepherd Hills Auction for the Green Bone Elephant Toe. All in all I mostly try to collect hawkbill/pruner and cotton sampler knives. You have some very fine fixed blades. Outstanding Collection !! Best regards, Bill
I am so sorry you have not been well! I hope your getting better. Donnie has been working on the house up here a little and forging a little, more now that the weather is cooling off. The hammer in is this weekend so he is happy as a hog! I am getting a little stronger but taking more pills than I would like. Catch 22, dont take them, make no progress getting stronger, do take them make more progress but need to rest more often LOL. The migraines are not easing off any but I have a great Dr now and she is trying to get the meds with just the right balance that I can have my life back. Donnie reminds me often not to trip over anything LOL! Hope to hear from you a little more often, let me know your doing ok please