Farmer's Jacks

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Farmer's Jacks

Post by thegreedygulo » Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:05 am

This is a nice old pattern that you won't run across very often.
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by dcgm4 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:25 am

Nice. ::tu::
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by biglmbass » Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:54 pm

::tu:: Those are great.

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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by jerryd6818 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:15 pm

thegreedygulo wrote:This is a nice old pattern that you won't run across very often.
Well, I guess. That's entirely new to me. The only knives I've seen called "Farmers Jack" are these long slim single blade knives. Thanks for posting those. I like 'em.

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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by smiling-knife » Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:32 pm

Nice Bokers ::tu::

This is a Thomas Turner Farmer's jack circa 1900. :D
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Post by RobesonsRme.com » Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:25 pm

Nice Bokers as usual, Greedy.

I think farmer's jacks are a great old pattern. I call them Rooster Combs. I guess they got that name from the profile of the master blade sitting atop the frame the way a rooster's comb sits atop his head.

I've never seen a Robeson rooster comb. That would be a fabulous find.

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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by Paul M » Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:43 pm

Very nice examples Greedy, smiling-knife beautiful old stag!
One of my favorite patterns. Here's my Schrade Walden 730
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by thegreedygulo » Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:44 pm

Thanks guys.

smiling-knife: That Thomas Turner is a great looking knife! The stag handles sure don't hurt its looks either. :)


Charlie: I actually refer to them as Roosters too. I don't ever recall seeing a Robeson in that pattern either now that you mentioned it. I will keep my eyes open for one because now I am curious to know if Robeson ever produced a Rooster pattern. Have you ever seen a picture of one in any of the old books, ads., etc.?


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Post by RobesonsRme.com » Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:24 am

I've never seen or heard anything that would indicate Robeson ever made a rooster comb.

However, I used to think that about the swell-center, equal-end surveyor pattern moose, too. As of this writing, I've now seen two. The first one I ever saw was an essentially mint appearing salesman sample with brown bone handles and a dollar sign within a circle with wings on either side as a shield. Those of us that examined the knife were pretty sure it wasn't original. We thought one of the blades was a replacement. It probably was, but it was a beautiful knife, at least four inches in length. The second one was a well used example on Ebay.

So, maybe there's a farmer's jack/rooster comb out there somewhere. Robeson was certainly in the business at the right time to have made the pattern.

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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by Jacknifeben » Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:10 am

Here is my rooster comb, farmers jack with Cattaraugus on both blades. Second blade is a spey blade. Ferguson book says it is a number 22569.
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by smiling-knife » Thu Nov 24, 2011 5:17 pm

One more
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by galvanic1882 » Fri May 04, 2012 6:47 pm

How about this Honk Falls, beefy and has an unbelievable spring.
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by treefarmer » Fri May 04, 2012 7:42 pm

jerryd6818, Got 2 questions for you, the yellow handle single blade, is it an old Case?, and tell us about the holes, cuts and numbers on Bambi's head gear? Treefarmer

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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by jerryd6818 » Fri May 04, 2012 8:24 pm

Phil, that's a Schatt & Morgan from the 1910s, maybe 1920s before they went out of business.

As for "Bambi's headgear", it's a cribbage board my son made for me the year he lived out in Montana.
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by Bret888 » Sat May 05, 2012 2:45 am

galvanic1882 wrote:How about this Honk Falls, beefy and has an unbelievable spring.
Mike you brought home some terrific knives! If I had to pick a favorite, this would be it.

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