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pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 30, 2013 - 02:47pm PT
I've worn the Spyderco 79mm rescue for the last decade and have used it to remove others from two potential life threatening situations.
It doesn't clean fingernails as well as my old Buck knife but, it will chew through most things fast.

Credit: pud
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jul 30, 2013 - 02:51pm PT
Paging Nature...
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Jul 30, 2013 - 02:53pm PT
this one cleans fingernails pretty well.
this one cleans fingernails pretty well.
Credit: Wade Icey
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jul 30, 2013 - 02:53pm PT
as a "dermist" i have oohhwww about fiddy knives..From autopsy scalpel knives to ww11 military issue bayonet knives.
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 30, 2013 - 02:56pm PT
That looks like it'd be painful to carry Icey.
What knife do you wear Ron?
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jul 30, 2013 - 02:59pm PT
If i wear one its usually the Havalon Piranta Z knife which has an autopsy scalpel blade on it. I use those for skinning and such.

some of my fav shops knives are Victrinoux CHEAPO plastic handled -- but what sweeties when it comes to re sharpening.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jul 30, 2013 - 03:08pm PT
I go prepared....


Credit: Cragman
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jul 30, 2013 - 03:10pm PT
HHAHAHAAA the MAXI-Swiss!!!
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Jul 30, 2013 - 03:11pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#313495

Blades were made out of one of the saw blades from the original Hess Mill in Mammoth and the handles are Brazilian rosewood.

:-)
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jul 30, 2013 - 03:12pm PT
You call that a knife?

Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jul 30, 2013 - 03:16pm PT
^^^^thats "KNOIFFE"
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Jul 30, 2013 - 03:16pm PT
Ekat, what's the Hess Mill, and how did someone envision making them into cutlery? Gotta be a story there.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jul 30, 2013 - 03:26pm PT
My everyday kitchen knives



eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Jul 30, 2013 - 03:31pm PT
HA. . . there is a story there. . . Blanchard's and my first house, in Mammoth, was one of the USDA Forest Service Rec. Residences behind Slocum's. It was built in the 20s from local lumber harvested, pretty much on site and milled at the Hess Mill, the very first sawmill in Mammoth. There was a really cool hand-dug trench running through the settlement, that brought water to the mill. Much of it has naturally filled in over the years, but if you know where to look you can find it.

Nonetheless, long story short. . . the Feds stepped in and made us all get the hell out of the forest and let the long standing Special Use Permits expire and we either had to move our houses onto land that actually came with them (about 200 yards away) or eradicate them, one way or another.

The house was cool, but it wasn't what we wanted to put on the 1/4 acre (200 yards away). . . so we took the f*#ker apart. . . stick by stick. . . and when we got to the dirt, VOILA! There was that saw blade.

SOOOOOOOO. . . bein' the RecycleKing that he is, Blanchard kept it. . . . because the steel was just the right kind to use for other stuff (high carbon?). . . and. . . years later, he made those knives for me as a surprise Christmas gift. . . everybody in Mammoth knew I was gettin' 'em, but me.

HA!

They were the talk of the town.

They are magnificent.

I use them everyday!

:-)

He still takes care of them for me. . . everytime he comes up, he works his magic on them. His is a rare and precious gift!

Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Jul 30, 2013 - 03:45pm PT
WW2 German Army Officer's Dagger
They were rarely used as weapons, mainly as status symbols and uniform adornments.
Still, they are nonetheless designed for only one purpose...


Credit: Ward Trotter

This " knife of death" is better filmed in low light.
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Jul 30, 2013 - 03:57pm PT
WHICH ONE?
Nilepoc

Big Wall climber
Tx
Jul 30, 2013 - 04:00pm PT
My benchmade daily carry knife. Pink is very easy to see in the dirt w...
My benchmade daily carry knife. Pink is very easy to see in the dirt when I set it down while working.
Credit: Nilepoc
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Jul 30, 2013 - 04:01pm PT
This one's different

Speznaz tactical shovel
Speznaz tactical shovel
Credit: Ksolem

Very sharp, and well balanced for throwing. Not much good in the kitchen..
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 30, 2013 - 04:01pm PT
I'm with Ron on this one. I use several knives daily, for hours sometimes. I prefer the cheapo Vitornox or Forschner blades for exactly the reason Ron said, they sharpen well. They are hardened all the way through, but not too hard like Henkels.
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Jul 30, 2013 - 04:04pm PT
My keychain.

Credit: The Larry
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jul 30, 2013 - 04:30pm PT
Credit: Ron Anderson

Shell handled pocket knife of my Pa's main blade worn down to a thin dagger from the countless sharpening - 1942 vintage




Credit: Ron Anderson

Taxidermy WORK horses^^^^with those i can skin any living thing in the earth.
Sredni Vashtar

Social climber
The coastal redwoods
Jul 30, 2013 - 06:34pm PT
^^ a gnat?
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jul 30, 2013 - 06:51pm PT
huh? gnat? The left one is a govt issue version..
Sredni Vashtar

Social climber
The coastal redwoods
Jul 30, 2013 - 06:53pm PT
could you skin a gnat?
Evel

Trad climber
Nedsterdam CO
Jul 30, 2013 - 07:11pm PT
I carry a Carson folder as my pocket knife. Still saving for a Randall Bowie.
Jennie

Trad climber
Elk Creek, Idaho
Jul 30, 2013 - 08:03pm PT
This Gerber knife weighs only two ounces and cuts rope
pretty easily.

I used one for several years but lost it. Cleaned some
fish in the backcountry...remembered to pack out the
entrails but forgot to pack out the knife :-)

I ordered another one...it only needs sharpening about
once a year as much as I use it. My dad gave me a knife
with better steel but I keep that as a keepsake, afraid
of losing it.

Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jul 30, 2013 - 08:08pm PT
Stolen from the Internet, but it's similar to the knife I've been using lately.



Twenty minutes of use, five minutes of honing. Repeat for weeks.

Oh, these too, these are mine. I found some pictures.



eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Jul 30, 2013 - 08:50pm PT
(HolySideWallBlowOut!)

Moving right along. . .

Thanks, Burch. . . those were Blanchard's
first kitchen knives. He was totally into
making woodworking knives/planes, before
that, though.

Back when I first moved to the Valley,
my dad freaked and told me that I HAD
to take a handgun with me.

SAY WHAT?

He just about duct taped it to me to
get me to take it.

Thank goodness, in 1968, they were
illegal in National Parks -
so I was off the hook. . .
but. . . to make sure his
little girl was ARMED and DANGEROUS,
he sent me a Buck knife in a scabbard,
just like this one. Imagine my surprise
when I checked GENERAL DELIVERY at the
Lodge and found this in a nice little box.

photo not found
Missing photo ID#313549

I still have it. . . it lives in the
camp kitchen. . . Blanchard works his
magic on it, along with the OneOffs, too!

:-)

locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jul 30, 2013 - 09:08pm PT


This is the style knife I carry when climbing...

Small (couple inches long when closed), super lightweight, sharp!!!...

Spyderco "Ladybug"...

...

Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jul 30, 2013 - 09:16pm PT
"Isn't that just like a WOP...brings a knife..to a gunfight."

Malone (Sean Connery) in "The Untouchables"




A classic line, perfectly delivered.

And true.

: )
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Jul 30, 2013 - 09:34pm PT
A N D . . . one just like this goes EVERYWHERE with me. . . even if it's just a quick drive to town.

photo not found
Missing photo ID#313551
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jul 30, 2013 - 10:13pm PT
Sheesh!

I have hundreds of different knives. Could you be more specific?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 30, 2013 - 10:22pm PT
Brandon, why did you take Fred's DeWalt impact? Are you figuring that he's forgotten it?
MisterE

climber
Jul 30, 2013 - 10:22pm PT
OK, Ron - show us the one YOU use to skin a gnat!

;)
Jennie

Trad climber
Elk Creek, Idaho
Jul 30, 2013 - 10:24pm PT
Didja git yur elk, Ekat? :-)




That is a hella scary Buck knife !!

Unsheath that at a Montana trailhead and the out-of-state fisherpersons
will opt for casting in Idaho and maybe the wolves will go back to Canada
on the honor system. :-)
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Jul 30, 2013 - 10:25pm PT
Didja git yur elk, Ekat? :-)

CRACK ME UP!

:-)

That is a hella scary Buck knife !!

You should have seen the handgun he wanted me to have!

YIKES!
Jennie

Trad climber
Elk Creek, Idaho
Jul 30, 2013 - 10:30pm PT
Ha-ha-ha!
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jul 30, 2013 - 10:37pm PT
I started carrying a real knife instead of those break-O-matic Olfas for general work purposes. My great stainless steel Gerber:

Credit: Jim Brennan
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Jul 30, 2013 - 10:48pm PT
Another Spyderco - Rescue 79. Super sharp!

Credit: kunlun_shan
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jul 30, 2013 - 10:56pm PT
Great story Ekat!

When I first got back into climbing I'd bring a 6" hunting knife along on back country trips.

I'd get teased mercilessly about it until it was time for dinner.

Then whoever was cooking wanted to borrow it.

The draw knife forged from a hoof rasp is pretty cool too.

I have some of the old draw knives and wooden box planes, including a wooden molding plane set that were grandads and must be well over a hundred years old.

Then there's the whole box of old files that when I retire I have plans for, build a coal forge in the back yard and experiment with some Damascus forging on my own.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jul 30, 2013 - 11:04pm PT
Brandon, why did you take Fred's DeWalt impact? Are you figuring that he's forgotten it?

Fred is the name of my co-workers impact driver. Sadly, Fred is no longer with us. His brushes failed and he was upgraded to a 20v Li-ion driver.

My driver is an Hitachi.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jul 30, 2013 - 11:16pm PT
A Witchard rigging knife is permanently tethered to my sailing foulies. It glows in the dark and has a spike and shackler. The blade is uber sharp and will cut through lines and other abrasive material with little effort.
Rigging knife, 3 parts, all you need when you gotta move fast if the s...
Rigging knife, 3 parts, all you need when you gotta move fast if the sh***t hits the fan.
Credit: Thanks Witchard

For years I carried a mid size Swiss Army Knife in my purse. And invariably when checking in for a flight, ooops, away it went because I would forget. Once I sacrificed one on my RETURN from Italy...which was with me when I left the States. Ooop TSA. A few years ago I got a Swiss Army type knife from a subscription to Outside. It's worked well and I keep it out of my purse. My fav is my little micro Leatherman. And I haven't lost it or sacrificed it to TSA (yet)

Gift from Outside and my little fav Leatherman.
Gift from Outside and my little fav Leatherman.
Credit: SCseagoat

Susan
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jul 30, 2013 - 11:32pm PT
I carry a 2" folding Gerber on the back of my harness. It only leaves the harness when I need to cut something, then it goes right back on.

Like yours Jennie (swoon!), only with a keeper hole in it. Had it for quite a few years now.

Have an SK 3 inch stainless I found laying in the dirt on a ridge of a barely known peak in the Death Vally backcountry. It was partially buried but the glint of sun tantalized my fancy.

I don't need to cut a lot of stuff though. They don't see sustained use. No replacing them when I need em, though.

DMT
wallyvirginia

Trad climber
Stockholm, Sweden
Jul 31, 2013 - 11:56am PT
I've carried this Spyderco Stretch every day for some time..

Credit: wallyvirginia

The combo edge has recieved alot of negative reviews from users stating that the compromise does nothing as well as a straight/serrated only blade. But for my needs (cutting into soft bread loafs then spreading peanut butter) it works great, and I don't wanna carry two knives if I can help it.

Credit: wallyvirginia

It opens parcels and cut fruit cleanly while it still cuts a climbing rope or a seat belt in a pinch, should it have to.
Jennie

Trad climber
Elk Creek, Idaho
Jul 31, 2013 - 12:29pm PT
Have serrated blades been demonstrated as cutting rope and webbing more efficiently?

I've continued with a regular straight edge...cause it would seem re-sharpening a serrated knife would be problematic (?)
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 31, 2013 - 12:41pm PT
Jennie,
No doubt a serrated knife will saw through webbing faster,
unless you keep your flat edge as sharp as a razor.
I wore a flat edge for years and still do on occasion.
I have a friend that sharpens my serrated blades. Many retailers offer this service as well.
The Spyderco Stretch is a good alternative as mentioned above.
I carry the same blade as DM permanently attached to my harness.
wallyvirginia

Trad climber
Stockholm, Sweden
Jul 31, 2013 - 12:43pm PT
From my experience in rope access construction work I'd say a sharp straight edged knife will cut rope, webbing, nylon nets etc as well as a serrated blade. But not for very long. A dull straight knife will suck unless there is alot of tension on the rope/webbing, then any blade will cut it.. A serrated blade will get the job done without resharpening for a much longer time.

My 2 cents.
Jennie

Trad climber
Elk Creek, Idaho
Jul 31, 2013 - 12:44pm PT
Thanks, Pud and Wally...
Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 31, 2013 - 01:36pm PT
Been a fan of the dinky Spyderco stuff for awhile. Ladybug and Jester. Also have the Ladybug hawkbill.

Interesting that in Europe, especially amongst the canyoning community, rescue scissors have become fairly popular.

http://www.edelrid.de/en/safety/aktivitaeten/hoehenrettung/hoehenrettung/rescue-scissors.html

couchmaster

climber
pdx
Jul 31, 2013 - 02:50pm PT
Of interest to climbers, this serrated pattern on the CRKT Kommer Full Throttle outperforms any other serration when cutting rope and webbing than any I've ever tried on any knife that cost any money: and I've seen and tried a lot of them.



The metal handle is heavier than some other knifes, and the gold looks great for about a week till it rubs off...but this thing cuts rope like it's warm butter. Most CRKT (Columbia River Knife and Tool) products do NOT have this great serration.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jul 31, 2013 - 03:20pm PT
Credit: Ron Anderson



The Piranta Z knife, with an autopsy scalpel blade- which is extra thick/strong,, and exceptionally sharp. Will go through a rope like a strand of spaghetti,,blades are fairly cheap, replacement easy. The CAN be re-sharpened as well. With two blades i could easily skin and de-bone an elk.
Snowmassguy

Trad climber
Calirado
Jul 31, 2013 - 04:38pm PT
Credit: Snowmassguy

This Spyderco has served me well. Multi purpose for sure with serration and a regular blade.


Think it is pretty much the same knife as Wally has shown above.
wallyvirginia

Trad climber
Stockholm, Sweden
Jul 31, 2013 - 05:16pm PT
@Snowmassguy

Similar but slightly different shape in both blade and handle. Can't quite tell what it says in the handle on yours. Is it the delica? I think most of their models comes with the combo edge option?

Great knives, that's for sure!!
Steven Amter

climber
Washington, DC
Jul 31, 2013 - 05:24pm PT
Classic 007 folding knife from the 1970s.  Vintage hand-tinted photo o...
Classic 007 folding knife from the 1970s. Vintage hand-tinted photo of Yosemite's Vernal Falls in background.
Credit: Steven Amter
This is the wooden handled "007" lockblade knife that I keep in my office desk drawer - mostly used to cut apples. I got it in New York City in the 1970s. Although it doesn't look like much (and trust me, it really isn't), it's legendary.

Back in the day, this was the #1 knife in NYC used in stabbings and by criminals, because it was cheap (and disposable), available at every corner store, and apparently quite effective. It was the blade equivalent to the "Saturday night special" cheap handguns that plagued urban areas in the same era.

It's currently illegal to carry it in NYC because of its size and that it's supposedly a "gravity knife," i.e. you can open it with just a wrist flick. I don't know about that, mine is so sticky that it's difficult to open. Probably age and dried apple juice.

This is a knife that has its own website recounting its interesting history:

http://axischemicals.wordpress.com/2012/03/21/nyc-history-the-007-knife/

An excerpt:

"The 007 knife is an embodiment of New York City’s decline in the 1970′s. The more you read of the street life in that era of the city’s history, the more you come across the 007 knife. As far as I know it was sold throughout the country (it is mentioned in courtroom documents in Massachusetts and Illinois) but it is not written into the history of any other place the way it is of New York City. Mention the 007 knife to a New Yorker of a certain age and background, and they’ll have a story for you."

The website also explains that the 007 was supposedly used by Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols to murder his girlfriend Nancy.

pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 31, 2013 - 05:44pm PT
Without even trying I've ended up with a collection over the years.

Credit: pud
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jul 31, 2013 - 05:53pm PT
Credit: Ron Anderson


The bottom was a classic and sold millions im sure,, by "Western" knife co. The top is the "imperial" knock off of it. Both 40s/50s vintage. The Western is a well crafted steel handled high polish blade.
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
Jul 31, 2013 - 06:20pm PT
Credit: McHale's Navy
whitemeat

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo, CA
Jul 31, 2013 - 09:37pm PT
Credit: whitemeat
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Aug 1, 2013 - 02:22am PT
Credit: pyro
seald with a locking biner!
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Aug 1, 2013 - 02:31am PT
I always had a thing for butterfly knives. Those many years of working with Mexicanos and Chicanos in the kitchens of the West, I have met more than one mean hombre that could scare the crap out of most gringos with some flashy wrist-work with a butterfly. I have also seen a few rookies slice parts trying to show off. Funny shite.
Lasti

Trad climber
Budapest
Aug 1, 2013 - 09:12am PT
As most, I have several knives, most are used daily in the kitchen. Some, however, have the privilege to go to work on our friendly neighbourhood pigs.

Warning - some might find the following imagery disturbing. The same people might not know where meat comes from.

You have to break an egg
You have to break an egg
Credit: Lasti

Those who find the image below mouthwatering should not be squeamish about the one above.

to make sausages.
to make sausages.
Credit: Lasti

Lasti
Dr. F.

Boulder climber
SoCal
Aug 1, 2013 - 11:26am PT
Check out this baby!!
It's called a Danish Dagger, made from Danish Flint. It's a modern replica knapped by a master.

The handle has a ultra hard type of knapping technique that produces the scalloping.
10,000 years ago, these were the real deal, you could filet a woolly mammoth with this unit.
Credit: Dr. F.
sangoma

Trad climber
south africa
Aug 1, 2013 - 02:39pm PT
Credit: sangoma
Credit: sangoma
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Aug 1, 2013 - 02:43pm PT

"Warning - some might find the following imagery disturbing. The same people might not know where meat comes from."...

What an egotistical pile of bullsh!t!!!...

EVERYONE knows that meat comes from the STORE!!!...

DUH!!!...

The nerve of some people...

Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Aug 1, 2013 - 10:14pm PT
I just got this knife today from Tod's Stuff in the U.K. It is a faithful reproduction of a 12th Century whittle tang knife that I commissioned.

The blade form is easily recognizable as resembling that of the broken-back seax. Though pattern welding swords had ceased to be forged by about the 10th Century, pattern welded knives continued to be made until the 14th Century. And so this blade was made by Owen Bush with shear steel edge to hold a sharpness, a patterned core (iron and steel) and a wrought iron back - just the way knives were made in the 12th Century.

The handle is boxwood, typical for knives of that era, and the ferrule is pure silver.

The sheath is just a bit speculative. The form is typical of the 12th Century (a single layer of leather, unlined, no tabs, suspended vertically, and form-fitted to the blade and handle), but the stamped design is based on surviving leatherwork from a century later.

She's a beauty.

About 14 inches from the butt of the handle to the tip of the sheath
About 14 inches from the butt of the handle to the tip of the sheath
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

A shear steel edge, a patterned core (iron and steel) and a wr...
A shear steel edge, a patterned core (iron and steel) and a wrought iron back
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

I also bought another custom blade from Owen Bush - a reproduction of a 9th Century broken-back seax. I've having Ben Potter make a rather special handle and sheath for me. I'll post photos when I get that knife, shouldn't be too much longer.

Here's the raw pattern-welded balde. Again, looks like a steel edge, patterned core and a wrought iron back.

Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

Lastly... a limited-edition 13th Century steel dagger made by Albion Armorers.

Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
Magic Ed

Trad climber
Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Aug 1, 2013 - 10:51pm PT
Antique Gurka

Antique Gurka knife from India
Antique Gurka knife from India
Credit: Magic Ed
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Aug 2, 2013 - 01:11am PT
No Applegate/Fairbarin? just a bunch of wimpy folders?

no vaquero grande or len thompson videos?

wtf, over?
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Aug 2, 2013 - 11:21am PT
My new favorite knife.



It's a big knife ( the pizza came out of a 14" Dutch oven ). A hell of a lot easier - and safer - to clean than a wheel-style pizza cutter.

Remind me never to raise hell in a pizza joint.
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Aug 2, 2013 - 11:32am PT
Dr Spock asked:
"No Applegate/Fairbarin?"
I have an original WW2 Fairbairn Sykes. Wayne Wallace wandered over to me in Camp 4 about 1983 and said "do you want to buy a great knife cheap"?

"Uhh, No. I have a Swiss Army Knife that does everything I want, but thanks".

"Well I'm broke and need some money," Wayne Says: "you're buying it for $10 as a favor to me, you can cut cheese more efficiently."

"Uhhhh, OK, glad to help you out"...later I came to appreciate it as an interesting bit of history.

Sorry, no photos, but looks like this.

More info: http://www.macdonaldarms.com/armoury/FairbairnSykes.php






Very nice knife, Ledge Rat. What did that beauty run you? And would love to hear why you wanted to commission such an interesting bit of history.
kaholatingtong

Trad climber
Nevada City
Aug 2, 2013 - 11:51am PT
damn, beautiful knives SLR, i almost feel ashamed posting my simple little benchmade after several of more recent posts, but here it is, with hand for scale.
Credit: kaholatingtong
shady

Trad climber
hasbeen
Aug 2, 2013 - 02:37pm PT
A few throwers.
A vintage 73' Philippine butterfly.
And an example of my amateurish attempts at knapping.
Credit: shady
Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 3, 2013 - 12:13pm PT
I have my dad's well used hunting knife...

R H Ruana Bonner Montana
R H Ruana Bonner Montana
Credit: Brian in SLC

http://www.ruanaknives.com/companyhistory.aspx
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
May 21, 2014 - 01:21pm PT
The latest addition to my armoury.
A 3-bar pattern welded blade made by bladesmith Owen Bush
Knife fittings by Ben Potter
It's a 10th Century Celtic seax

Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
May 21, 2014 - 02:03pm PT
eKat that is a great story.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de la Playa
May 21, 2014 - 03:07pm PT
I have been told that this is a very rare Boy Scout Knife that I have.

Credit: zBrown
Credit: zBrown

The dental spatula (A) on top isn't technically a knife, but it is my favorite tool. Took these locks apart in very short order without any help.

Credit: zBrown
eKat

Trad climber
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
May 21, 2014 - 03:13pm PT

eKat that is a great story.

Thanks, FRUMY.

There are so many great cultural and natural history stories about Mammoth.
Kinda fun to write up extensions of them, sometimes.

:-)
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 21, 2014 - 03:54pm PT
Cool knives!

My favorite aunt brought me this from Oaxaca when I was about 13. You can
see why she was my fave.



I was taking Spanish then but the colloquialism on the blade had me a bit
stumped so I took it in to my Spanish teacher. He got all red in the face
and said, "Never you mind!"



"No te fijes en las culecas, fijate en las que estan poniendo"

More or less it means: "Don't bother with the young chicks, go for the ones that are putting out" LOL!!!!!!!
Braunini

Big Wall climber
cupertino
May 21, 2014 - 03:59pm PT
Antique Gurka

Did he come with as a package deal with your Kukri?
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
May 21, 2014 - 04:48pm PT
Credit: nature
looks easy from here

climber
Ben Lomond, CA
May 21, 2014 - 05:22pm PT
Credit: looks easy from here

Small enough to leave permanently on my harness, big enough to be useful, opens easily with just one hand, cuts all the things I need it to cut quickly and cleanly.
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
May 21, 2014 - 07:27pm PT
novelty pocket knives that I inherited from my Dad. The blades are still sharp.

the ladies slipper doubles as a church key
the ladies slipper doubles as a church key
Credit: little Z

close-up of the baseball bat knife
close-up of the baseball bat knife
Credit: little Z

Floorabove

climber
The Gunks y'all
May 21, 2014 - 08:47pm PT
Credit: Floorabove

Fighting knife carried by Grandpappy in the Pacific during WW2
Folder worn on my waist often.
Credit: Floorabove
Anyone else have one of these. I want to love it, but I don't yet.
anita514

Gym climber
Great White North
May 21, 2014 - 09:24pm PT
Credit: anita514
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
May 21, 2014 - 09:45pm PT
little Z, Cool knifes, especially the baseball knife. Do you know the the place of origin, or the history of the baseball knife?......provenance.

edit for below...: Thanks, little Z...
Lorenzo

Trad climber
Oregon
May 22, 2014 - 01:44am PT
Here's one I made about 15 years ago for a pretty extensive restoration job. I have a pretty complete set of European carving chisels, but this made my life easier.

NW Coast style crooked knife . Unlike the Eastern Crooked knives both edges are sharp, so you can carve in either direction depending on grain.


The steel is from an old Nicholson file.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
May 22, 2014 - 08:17am PT
A reprodiction of a Tlingit-style dagger that commissioned last year. Made in England.

Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
May 22, 2014 - 09:47am PT
Hey Nita,

unfortunately I don't know the history of those little gems. I remember seeing them on top of my Dad's dresser in a little bowl with other knick-knacks when I was a kid, but never asked about them. My Mom knew nothing other than to say that my Dad had had them for as long as she knew him. My Dad lived his entire early life in Ohio except for his service in the Navy in WWII (N.Atlantic and Mediterranean). That lady's leg knife looks like something a sailor would have.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de la Playa
May 22, 2014 - 12:39pm PT
Say Lorenzo that reminded me of when we would take about a 3&1/2 nail and pound it flat with a hammer, curve it a little and then scrape it on the sidewalk into a sort of sharp blade. Oh yeah and clothes pin matchguns.

Not mine.



Not these either, we were too impatient.



anita514:

What material is on the handle of your knife?

lovelyNita:

Big z here. I don't know where little's came from, but there are similar ones on eBay.

Timber Wolf High Heel Pocket Knife Stainless Steel Handcrafted #530W (made in Chia)



or check out Jay http://www.jaysknives.com/customknives_1.htm









Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
May 22, 2014 - 12:47pm PT
High heel pocket knife... must get one!!!!!!

DMT
Lorenzo

Trad climber
Oregon
May 22, 2014 - 01:08pm PT
Say Lorenzo that reminded me of when we would take about a 3&1/2 nail and pound it flat with a hammer, curve it a little and then scrape it on the sidewalk into a sort of sharp blade. Oh yeah and clothes pin matchguns.

You don't need $40 German chisels to do pretty intricate stuff. Here are some carving knives from Bali, where they carve pretty amazing stuff



And here are some Balinese chisels made from leaf Springs. Not too different from your nail models.

I was at a carving festival where NW Coast carvers and the Balinese counterparts were trading tools.
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
May 22, 2014 - 01:30pm PT
.

little Z, thanks for the reply......Do either of the knifes have a makers mark, Companies ..like > N Shure co,... Hibb, spencer & bartlett...

My girlfriend has an antique store in Chico. It's kind of fun to help her look up items from the past and price them.

I could not find the baseball knife, but many novelty ladies legs knifes.
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_sacat=0&_from=R40&_nkw=novelty+knife%2C+ladies+leg&_nkwusc=Novelity+knife%2C+ladies+leg&_rdc=1



edit, zb.. I just saw your post.. (-;

edit.. many other kinds of novelty knifes..http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=knifes+novelty&_pgn=17&_skc=800&rt=nc
..........


little Z, lightly rub a little tooth paste across the blade, wipe off with soft cloth...It may or may not help...

Make sure all the toothpaste is wiped off and dry..or use silver polish if you have.

How about the other knife, can you see the makers mark?
.
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
May 22, 2014 - 01:54pm PT
well, this is pretty neat, to find folks who know their stuff like this. Started looking around and found one reference to a knife (2 blades) that looks most like my Dad's

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-FINE-EDGE-OSTISO-TWO-BLADE-FOLDING-LADY-LEG-KNIFE-RHETT-STIDHAM-ESTATE-/171225058488?pt=Collectible_Knives&hash=item27ddcf0cb8

will check out the blade and get back to you

edit: very corroded but can clearly make out "STERNS" on the base of the small blade, there are a few letters before that and after and something really small below it too. Having a hard time getting the right light to see. I'm using my binoculars turned upside down to get magnification (old trick - in case you didn't know).
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
May 22, 2014 - 02:00pm PT
Dude I am so tempted. Hard for me to pull the trigger on that kinda dough for a pocket knife.

I know... heresy. Sorry!

DMT
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
May 22, 2014 - 02:23pm PT
looks like the letters "s-t-e-r-n-s" might be part of two words, the first "western" and the second one starting with an "s"

Credit: little Z
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
May 22, 2014 - 02:37pm PT
Here's another knife that I commissioned. It's a reproduction of an early medieval whittle tang knife. It's made in the tradition manner, with a pattern welded blade wrapped around a steel edge, with a wrought iton spine. Made in Poland.
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
moosedrool

climber
lost, far away from Poland
May 22, 2014 - 02:42pm PT
The airport security in Honduras took my knife. Why did I put it in a carryon bag???

Thanks for giving me ideas for the replacement.

Moose
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
May 22, 2014 - 03:15pm PT
Nita, here's the best I can do

Credit: little Z

also a few links to similar looking knives. Notice the three shooelace holes on the boot, as on my Dad's knife - other versions don't have these.

single blade model

http://www.antiquesnavigator.com/d-304423/antique-brown-shoes-ad-figural-ladies-leg-boot-knife-nr.html

inscribed Utica Club West End Brewing Company 2 blade version

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Utica-Club-West-End-Brewing-Co-Figural-Lady-Leg-Pocket-Knife-Bottle-Opener-/350893121710?nma=true&si=sC5TfCsyftZoxLMuMQxi7B9Wbpo%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
May 22, 2014 - 03:28pm PT
little Z, Good hunting job...but i agree, similar but not the same. Your knife is in much better shape than the one you posted.... I did take notice of the shoelace holes on the boot..> very cool detail.

It does look like westerns ...and (something)-der company.

edit... Hey Wally, did you see this ( below) knife from Milwaukee >Wally Schmidt, Milwaukee

zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de la Playa
May 22, 2014 - 06:24pm PT
another baseball themed pocket knife




and what's baseball without peanuts

Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
May 22, 2014 - 08:14pm PT
eKat those custom knives are super cool! Love the story



what about the "knife hand"?


Lola getting the knife hand. She was unimpressed.
Lola getting the knife hand. She was unimpressed.
Credit: Michelle
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de la Playa
May 22, 2014 - 09:48pm PT
Calicos know no fear. One of the crew actually hung with Burroughs.


http://cattycallie.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/burroughs-calico.jpg

Obligatory drift:



Didn't know Smith Wesson made knives, but found this in the discount store.

(made in China) "hammer forged surgical" - purported to be 440C steel

Credit: zBrown
eKat

Trad climber
May 22, 2014 - 09:53pm PT
eKat those custom knives are super cool! Love the story

Thanks, Sista. . . I was just using one of them.

:-)
anita514

Gym climber
Great White North
May 23, 2014 - 09:29pm PT
zBrown: I believe it's rosewood




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