Who's into S & M?

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Re: Who's into S & M?

Postby Modern Slip Joints » Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:43 pm

I love some of the Premier models including, for no rational reason, that one. There is nothing that is not odd about and a whittler that combines split back springs and a rocker lock. Even the master blade has an odd shape. I guess that is what it appeals to the collector in me. However, a lock that is of questionable value to anyone is an even odder choice for a one armed collector. I'll have to dig out one of mine and experiment with getting it open and closed with one hand shoved in a pocket. I may be back asking how you do it.

The Premier series included 4" split back whittlers with clip master blades that are among my favorite knives in that size range. One would have to be easier for you to open and close.

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Re: Who's into S & M?

Postby robbobus » Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:46 am

I just returned from my long overdue trip down to Pembina ND to retrieve my mail. Funny that humpback whittler showed up a few posts back. I had been trying to get one for a good price and finally did. 2 weeks later another on showed up for a most reasonable price, along with a best offer. I shot out an offer I was sure would be rebuffed, and now I have 2. ::woot::
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These things are great. Light pulls on the secondary blades, but adequate snap. Firm pull and snap on the masters. Gorgeous covers, shield looks pinned. Nickel silver liners, and on and on. These should command a premium, but are trading far too low.

Usually my pickups are GEC dominant, but I had more Queen made than anything else. Tenney Trading whittler in mammoth.
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Winchester 2935 in stag. Beautiful knife, but like my 2935 in pearl, lacking in opening snap. Likely a good flush would have it sorted as it has great closing action.
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And this 01 Marbles English Jack in jig bone.
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Re: Who's into S & M?

Postby kootenay joe » Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:43 am

Rob, those are all GREAT knives ! What a haul. I recently picked up the same S & M "Norfolk Whittler" which is the name for a Swell Center Serpentine Whittler with the distinctive clip blade. And the S & M is also a lock back which the original Norfolk Whittler did not have. (see LG4 pg. 255 for examples). What surprises me is how very thin the stock is for the master blade. Usually whittlers have a fairly stout master and thinly ground secondaries. All 3 blades are very thinly ground on this one. From the sketches in LG4 i had expected a strong & stout master blade.
Is the Tenney Trading whittler also a Queen ? Beautiful knife, but Tenney is a new name to me.
Regarding the S&M ivory whittler on the previous page and the Tenney whittler and many other recently made knives with 'ivory' handles: a few years ago knife dealers began to call ivory "mammoth" or "interior mammoth" so as to avoid possible government hassles. I believe the manufacturers did the same.
Mammoth ivory that has not been stained by being buried is very difficult to differentiate from elephant ivory. You need powerful magnification and much experience to positively ID as mammoth or elephant.
I believe the whittler i sold Mark has elephant ivory handles because it mas made about 1995 ? and back then mammoth was just coming in to use and kind of rare. However it could be mammoth.

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Re: Who's into S & M?

Postby doglegg » Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:57 pm

A great haul of wonderful knives. I really like the S&M whittlers, they are absolutely beautiful. But oh that ivory!!!! What a wonderful knife. Congratulations on some great pick ups. ::nod:: ::nod::

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Re: Who's into S & M?

Postby Sharpnshinyknives » Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:32 pm

robbobus wrote:I just returned from my long overdue trip down to Pembina ND to retrieve my mail. Funny that humpback whittler showed up a few posts back. I had been trying to get one for a good price and finally did. 2 weeks later another on showed up for a most reasonable price, along with a best offer. I shot out an offer I was sure would be rebuffed, and now I have 2. ::woot:: 1553473871268566133932513722198.jpg15534739157865208532104128430899.jpg
These things are great. Light pulls on the secondary blades, but adequate snap. Firm pull and snap on the masters. Gorgeous covers, shield looks pinned. Nickel silver liners, and on and on. These should command a premium, but are trading far too low.

Usually my pickups are GEC dominant, but I had more Queen made than anything else. Tenney Trading whittler in mammoth.15534743708445753371941168295701.jpg

Winchester 2935 in stag. Beautiful knife, but like my 2935 in pearl, lacking in opening snap. Likely a good flush would have it sorted as it has great closing action.
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And this 01 Marbles English Jack in jig bone.15534746958852701101543254611668.jpg


Rob, Nice bunch of knives. I have that Marbles English Jack in blue. Those are one of my all time favorites. I buy those anytime I can get them at a decent price.
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Re: Who's into S & M?

Postby QTCut5 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:48 am

I'm still "stuck" on Keystone Series 1. Just picked up another 042 151 (mini) Trapper.

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The color of this one nicely matches my Series 1 Sleeveboard, I think.

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Re: Who's into S & M?

Postby treefarmer » Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:38 am

That's a mighty fine lookin' mini-Trapper! ::tu::
Those S&M'm are a notch or two above my pay grade.
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Re: Who's into S & M?

Postby doglegg » Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:45 am

Q I don't think you own an ugly knife. ::nod::

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Re: Who's into S & M?

Postby Sharpnshinyknives » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:22 pm

Got this new S&M from Gary Kennedy. Stag Congress. Love this one.
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Re: Who's into S & M?

Postby FarSide » Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:17 pm

Sharpnshinyknives wrote:Got this new S&M from Gary Kennedy. Stag Congress. Love this one.
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What a beaut. Love the stamped bolsters with a shield on that pattern.

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Re: Who's into S & M?

Postby WillyCamaro » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:57 am

Man, for a S&M junkie that keeps on trying to pickup first one for "reasonable", these are sure eye candy.
Outstanding knives guys... ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ::drool:: ::drool:: ::drool::
My dad has 5 in his collection, and they are all faves of mine.
Well, i found 1 VERY special one, on the bay that donnie44 will give me a deal on. Nail bitter for sure.... ::paranoid:: ::paranoid:: ::paranoid:: ::paranoid::
To bad Queen is done, i think i should go buy all the stuff from the holders and start turning them out again.
Hahahaha!
Just a thought... ::hmm:: Or is it... ::paranoid::
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Re: Who's into S & M?

Postby WillyCamaro » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:59 am

Hey SSk.
Dad has the same one in his collection, just red worm grove bone.
Yours looks mighty fine... ::tu::
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Re: Who's into S & M?

Postby Sharpnshinyknives » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:12 am

Thanks guys. I had a red worm groove bone that I sold a few weeks ago. Immediately regretted doing it. I think this is a good replacement for it. Although I have my eye on one that is for sale so who knows.
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Re: Who's into S & M?

Postby kennedy knives » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:56 pm

Sharpnshinyknives wrote:Got this new S&M from Gary Kennedy. Stag Congress. Love this one.
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Re: Who's into S & M?

Postby WillyCamaro » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:11 pm

Well boys...
I got it!!! ::ds:: ::ds::
S&M #99 Red Worm Grove Bone! Here's the catch,
Shes the 1 of 2 Factory sample knives!!!!
::ds:: ::ds:: ::ds::
He gave me a great deal on her. $75 and Free Shipping... :shock: :shock:
They other one is selling on the bay right now, over $120 bidding plus shipping. The guy also has base price locked in. I'm guessing $150+ ::uc::
Anyway, I also had $15 worth of ebay bucks... :mrgreen:
So hows her for $60... ::sneaky:: ::sneaky:: ::sneaky::
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