Farmer's Jacks

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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Postby richard » Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:54 pm

picked this up at the market. ulster ,wright & wilhelmy.co. ?
not sure if it is a true farmers jack.
but is a good strong knife . with nice bone.
i would like any info on this knife.
thanks for looking.
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Postby LongBlade » Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:11 pm

richard wrote:picked this up at the market. ulster ,wright & wilhelmy.co. ?
not sure if it is a true farmers jack.
but is a good strong knife . with nice bone.
i would like any info on this knife.
thanks for looking.


Very nice knife richard ::tu:: ::tu:: ... but not considered a Farmer’s Jack which would have a Hawkbill on one side and on opposite end a spey blade - imo your knife is a dogleg jack with nice bone handles :) ...
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Postby wlf » Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:27 pm

Quite the haul John. You picked up all three at once,congratulations.

The spey blade was a design I borrowed from NYK. The pruning blade is similar to Schrades , as it’s style was easier to run on GEC’s machine, at the time. It doesn’t have the longer elegant point, that so easily gets sharpened away.
Bill made the frame smaller than I would have, but he had whittler patterns in mind too and they are typically shorter than FJ’s.

The Cut is of the sturdiest FJ’s. But, it’s a design borrowed from Empire.

They are the only two such of all I’ve seen, unique ,in that the pruning blade pin is in the meat of the bolster, not the rat tail, all others I’ve seen. They did this by adding 1/8” to the standard 4” length of the frame.

Tony Bose has a J Rodgers that he brought to Lexington to show me. It is also 4 1/8” , very sturdy and chunky. I do not know if the pin is placed like the Empires and Schrades. It is different than other J Rodgers cuts I have seen, which seemed typical for FJ’s.

I went and checked my pictures, Tony Bose’s J Rodgers doesn’t even have rat tails in the bolsters, very pedestrian for FJ’s, especially a J Rodgers knife.
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Postby wlf » Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:30 pm

Here is the big J Rodgers.
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Postby JohnR » Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:44 am

wlf wrote:Here is the big J Rodgers.


Thanks for everyone's comments on the Farmers jacks, appreciated, Lee the GEC's are hard to find, seems people are keeping them in their collections.

Lyle, the Schrade's do seem to be sturdily built, I've handled a few that have had heavy use and they have no play whatsoever. That Rodgers is something else, besides the size it also looks like a straight back instead of serpentine, maybe just the picture. I can't remember ever seeing another. Were you able to acquire it?

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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Postby wlf » Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:14 pm

No John, Tony said he would have given it to me, but it was given to him. Pretty sure from what I remember it is a wharnclff frame, but with less curves, chunkier. Not the usually elegant J Rodgers knife and different from a cut I have of a J Rodgers below. One of the beefiest knives of all knives I've ever held.
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Postby Pile Driver » Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:21 pm

Lyle you have a great collection, I applaud you for being so dedicated to a niche pattern lol my collection is all over the map and I find myself wanting to try and focus my efforts in some way.

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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Postby LongBlade » Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:16 pm

Thanks for sharing the pic of the Rodgers Lyle ::tu:: ::tu:: ... Given I think I am seeing “Oil the Joints” I would guess this knife is +/- 1950?? Which prompts another question - what is the earliest FJ you have or when do you think the pattern came into existence??
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Postby JohnR » Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:17 pm

wlf wrote:No John, Tony said he would have given it to me, but it was given to him. Pretty sure from what I remember it is a wharnclff frame, but with less curves, chunkier. Not the usually elegant J Rodgers knife and different from a cut I have of a J Rodgers below. One of the beefiest knives of all knives I've ever held.


Yes, I can see the slight curve to it now, well at least you were able to get pictures of it.

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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Postby JohnR » Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:19 pm

Oh, and by the way that is a great Stag Wostenholm shown with it, gorgeous knife!

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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Postby wlf » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:35 pm

LongBlade wrote:Thanks for sharing the pic of the Rodgers Lyle ::tu:: ::tu:: ... Given I think I am seeing “Oil the Joints” I would guess this knife is +/- 1950?? Which prompts another question - what is the earliest FJ you have or when do you think the pattern came into existence??

It's definitely later Lee, but I don't know how late.It has a similitude of the typical English bone jigging I often refer to.
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Postby 1967redrider » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:59 pm

More gorgeous knife finds, Lyle. ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Postby JohnR » Sat May 04, 2019 7:50 pm

Finally added something other than a Schrade or Wostenholm, a pretty nice Remington Farmers Jack, the tang stamp on both blades is just Remington UMC, no Made IN USA so I think that is early 1920's. Close to full blades and really nice bone.
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Postby espn77 » Sat May 04, 2019 9:22 pm

John, you buy great knives. ::tu::

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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Postby LongBlade » Sat May 04, 2019 10:00 pm

John ::tu:: ::tu:: ... I only need to say one word - bone ::drool::
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