Farmer's Jacks

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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by JohnR » Sat May 04, 2019 10:03 pm

espn77 wrote:John, you buy great knives. ::tu::
Thanks Keith, appreciate it, I try. I left out the pattern number, looks to be R3853

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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by espn77 » Sat May 04, 2019 10:17 pm

JohnR wrote: Thanks Keith, appreciate it, I try. I left out the pattern number, looks to be R3853
Yours is a lot nicer than my example. ::tu::

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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by JohnR » Sun May 05, 2019 12:00 am

LongBlade wrote:John ::tu:: ::tu:: ... I only need to say one word - bone ::drool::
Thank you Lee, appreciate it.

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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by peanut740 » Sun May 05, 2019 12:26 am

Very nice!John,You're make Lyle jealous. ::tu::
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by JohnR » Sun May 05, 2019 9:19 am

peanut740 wrote:Very nice!John,You're make Lyle jealous. ::tu::
Thanks Roger, I don't think Lyle will be too jealous, he has some pretty outstanding Remingtons.

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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by danno50 » Sun May 05, 2019 4:00 pm

Beautiful find, John! ::tu:: Old Remington bone is some of the best!
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by KnifeSlinger#81 » Sun May 05, 2019 6:28 pm

espn77 wrote:John, you buy great knives. ::tu::
I second that. ::tu::
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WANTED: GEC 81 abilene stockmans and 2014 run GEC 82 dixie stockmans.

Looking for a case sowbelly stockman in chestnut bone and carbon steel

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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by wlf » Wed May 08, 2019 7:08 pm

Nice find John. It’s always hard to tell the wear on spear and pruning blades. Yours or should I say Donna’s is fairly full.
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by JohnR » Fri May 10, 2019 3:39 pm

wlf wrote:Nice find John. It’s always hard to tell the wear on spear and pruning blades. Yours or should I say Donna’s is fairly full.

Thanks Lyle and you are right, should have said Donna's :D She seems to be claiming more of my new arrivals lately.

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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by wlf » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:19 pm

Got a couple to add. This Southington is a smaller version like the Holley,Schatt and Morgan,and A Fields I have. I suspect these were early American versions of this pattern, although the bone on the larger framed Southington I have, seems to be an earlier example of jigging? I guess it could be they made two models ?

This knife looks to have never been used much ,if at all.The point on the pruning blade has been dulled off from opening and closing ,I would think.
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by wlf » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:31 pm

Here is a comparison from left to right of the large (4", common farmers jack size) Southington and the smaller (3 3/4") Southington,A Fields( made by Schatt and Morgan), Schatt and Morgan, and Holley.Compared to the Southington the Holley and Schatt look well used. I would have never thought the 3 3/4" Southington's pruning blade was as robust as it is. Pruning blades and spear blades will fool you unless you have a verifiable unused comparison.

On the other hand,the Holley is fuller than you think and the Schatt is near full, why....? The pruning blades were never that robust, as the Southington. They are a slimmer peach pruning type blade. Cuts in a 1915 Holley catalog and an old Schatt catalog shows the slimmer design.
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by LongBlade » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:58 am

Lyle - All are sweet knives but the Southington just above is a beauty ::tu:: ::tu:: ... Now that is right up my alley ::nod:: ::tounge:: ... I'm not sure about dating those by the stamp ::hmm:: ... I think you know better than me about dating it by the bone!! Either way early or late in Southington history an old nice knife :D ...
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by JohnR » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:25 am

Another great find Lyle, Southington made high quality knives, very interesting that they made 2 size farmers jacks.

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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by wlf » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:39 am

Another 4" unused Lockwood Bro. I think most of these came about years after WWII.Looks like this one got too close to a celluloid gasser.
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by doglegg » Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:58 pm

I appreciate Old Cutler Colonials as being a quality knife at a reasonable price. I had been watching for a Farmers Jack and finally ran across this one on the bay. Some one buffed the blades it appears but it still fits my desires. It is also their model with the fancy file work. It's about 4 inches long.
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Thanks for looking.

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