Farmer's Jacks

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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by Quick Steel » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:25 pm

So I take it that a Farmer's Jack, while similar to a Stockman, will have a hawkbill blade.
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by doglegg » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:31 pm

QS, that is my understanding but hopefully someone who actually knows will come along and either validate or correct. ::shrug::

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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by peanut740 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:52 pm

I wouldn't call that a farmers jack.
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by doglegg » Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:04 pm

peanut740 wrote:I wouldn't call that a farmers jack.
Hey Roger, help me out with a definition. Is it because it has 4 blades? Is it just a stockman with an added pruner? ::shrug::

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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by peanut740 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:32 pm

I would call it a stockman.Look at the prior pages and you will figure out what a true farmers jack looks like.2 Blades,1 on each end.Serpentine frame and rat tailed bolsters. ::tu::
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by doglegg » Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:39 pm

peanut740 wrote:I would call it a stockman.Look at the prior pages and you will figure out what a true farmers jack looks like.2 Blades,1 on each end.Serpentine frame frame and rat tailed bolsters. ::tu::
Thank you Sir. ::handshake::

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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by wlf » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:15 pm

A farmers jack is a double ended single spring knife ,too large to be called a pen knife , typically about 4”. It has a pruning blade on the large end of almost always a wharncliff frame, and a spey or budding blade on the opposite end. Not everything is typical, but this is the norm. I have two of the "Old Cutlers". :)

Such as this old maker, American Shear and Knife Co.
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by doglegg » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:11 pm

wlf wrote:A farmers jack is a double ended single spring knife ,too large to be called a pen knife , typically about 4”. It has a pruning blade on the large end of almost always a wharncliff frame, and a spey or budding blade on the opposite end. Not everything is typical, but this is the norm. I have two of the "Old Cutlers". :)

Such as this old maker, American Shear and Knife Co.
Thanks Lyle, I appreciate the information. Hope Jan is doing well. Thanks again. ::handshake::

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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by wlf » Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:18 am

Thanks. She has tolerated the treatments pretty good and will finish them in about a month. So far so good.
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by JohnR » Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:26 am

wlf wrote:Thanks. She has tolerated the treatments pretty good and will finish them in about a month. So far so good.
Donna and I are very glad to hear this Lyle, give Jan our best.

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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by 1967redrider » Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:43 pm

wlf wrote:Thanks. She has tolerated the treatments pretty good and will finish them in about a month. So far so good.
Glad to hear this, Lyle. ::pray::

Have you ever considered changing your name to Farmer Jack? :D ::tu::
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by wlf » Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:42 pm

Appreciate everyone’s support and concern.

John R ,how’s the knee ?
John K, I hope your love life is almost as good as mine. :D
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by 1967redrider » Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:50 am

wlf wrote:Appreciate everyone’s support and concern.

John R ,how’s the knee ?
John K, I hope your love life is almost as good as mine. :D
Thanks, Lyle!
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by wlf » Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:25 pm

I was reading the 4” Schrade thread and stuck these together for a quick picture to participate there , but 4”ers is all I saw.

These are 4 1/8” , making them with Empires, the largest farmers jacks. There always seem to be exceptions of which is a 4 1/4” hoss cat Joseph Rodgers owned by Tony Bose.
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by 1967redrider » Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:24 pm

What a sweet group, Lyle! You definitely have the market cornered on the pattern and IF I ever find one you'll get a call. ::tu:: ::tu::

Just think about all of the knife history right there. If only they could talk . . .
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