Farmer's Jacks

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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by JohnR » Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:21 pm

Great grouping of Farmers Jacks Lyle! Hope you and Jan are doing well.

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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by RalphAlsip » Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:57 pm

Lyle, super group of Farmer’s Jack knives.

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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by LongBlade » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:39 am

Lovely group of FJs Lyle ::tu:: ::tu:: ... Schrade made some nice FJs as shown in your group ::nod:: - among the many makers did they seem to make more than the others with a greater selection of handles etc??
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by wlf » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:52 am

Thanks 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. :shock: :shock: :) 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.

Schrades:
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.
Bolstered less rat tailed 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.
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by LongBlade » Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:42 pm

wlf wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:52 am
Thanks 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. :shock: :shock: :) 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.

Schrades:
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.
Glad to hear Jan is over cancer treatments and wishing her a speedy recovery from the knee replacement !!!

Great info Lyle ::tu:: ::tu:: ... very informative and a nice perspective of FJs to store in my noggin' :D ...
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by wlf » Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:23 am

I messed up Lee. Wostenholm’s versions all had bolsters that I know of, but they made stag and black composition without rat tails.
My information is from my experience, not absolute fact. It’s true until it’s not. :D
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by wlf » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:02 pm

Thought 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.
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by 1967redrider » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:05 pm

That's some gorgeous stag, Lyle!

Those blades look fine to me but I'm not the Farmer Jack guy, sometimes I am farmer John though. :wink:
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by wlf » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:50 pm

Long funny sheepsfoot.
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by LongBlade » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:57 pm

wlf wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:02 pm
Thought 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.
The master is abit peculiar Lyle ::hmm:: ... 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 :lol: :lol: - 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 ::nod:: ..
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by wlf » Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:26 am

Thanks again John and Lee. I believe it was made that way, both blades seem full albeit cleaned.
Been suggested that it could have been special order.
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by 1967redrider » Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:56 am

Lyle, the master kind of reminds me of a rope knife blade.
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by WillyCamaro » Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:47 am

All I have to add to what you fellers already have pondered, it that it is a gorgeous old knife! :mrgreen:
::tu:: ::tu:: to ya Lyle.
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by Jacknifeben » Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:16 am

Nice to see these again. Going to the Gator show this winter?

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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by 1fartsmella » Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:49 am

Lyle, You are the most dedicated, focused knife collector, with an amazing collection.
This is the only farmer's jack I have kept over the years. I posted photos on Blade Forum a few years back. It's 4 1/4 closed with a folding Ivory budding blade. The master blade is stamped W.G. WHITING / 6 MARKET STREET / MANCHESTER. Likely a retail outfit. Look's like it was made in Sheffield?
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