Glad to hear Jan is over cancer treatments and wishing her a speedy recovery from the knee replacement !!!wlf wrote: ↑Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:52 amThanks John, Jerry, and Lee.
Jan’s over cancer treatments, dealing with knee replacement which is painful. She’s toughing it out.
Lee, great question.
Schrade came later than many and lasted longer, but yes they seem to be the most prolific in circulation.
What you see is all I know they produced except for a stag shadow pattern of EA’s which he promised me a picture of. It came out of a collection from a manufacturing executive. We think it’s probably special.
Schrade’s selection may be greater than any other manufacturer I know of, with Wostenholm right there too.
2 Shadow patterns , one in French ivory and the other in fibestos.
Regular rat tailed bolstered versions in bone, French ivory, and black composition.
Also making the bone version with the beefier pruner and bark loosener.
Wostenholm I expect had a longer tenure than Schrade.
Wostenholm had bolstered stag, bone, French ivory, and black composition.
Non- bolstered stag and black composition.
Also a gardener’s version ( which I don’t have or have seen other than in a catalog) with a bark opener. I wouldn’t be surprised if there are more.
The master is abit peculiar Lyle ... Just doesn't look right to me - it looks like it had a good cleaning by a professional at some point and maybe a reshaping?? Nonetheless not a hawkbill and not really a sheep foot so not sure what to call the blade - a hawk foot - maybe an original one of a kind FJ master blade ... Perhaps the kick isn't altered though I think it may have been possible if it was ground on a slight angle to flow into the tang - but I find it strange that there are no choils on the blades - the kick is slightly down on the spey blade.. It is certainly puzzling based on the master blade ..wlf wrote: ↑Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:02 pmThought I would repost this knife in a few places to get other opinions. I find the master blade a Sheffield peculiarity.I thought at first ,someone might have altered a pruning blade, but upon inspection the kick doesn't appear to be altered. This would have to be done to allow the blade seated inside the framework.
Normal farmers jacks with this blade edge would peek out above the frame. Opinions, insights.