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March 11, 2008, 10:09 AM
http://i29.tinypic.com/2m5xnnk.jpghttp://i28.tinypic.com/346q5xi.jpg Old Timers Schrades and Uncle Henrys, I have been picking a few of these up in pawnshops. Thanks for looking

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Pax Jordana
March 11, 2008, 12:05 PM
No.


:what:


ok yeah.
Slipjoints or lockbacks are like classic cars. Maybe there's something better out there, but you can't beat the style. I just bought a Buck 110 and a Case Sodbuster Jr, already own an Old Timer.

I think for me at least, in light of the state of the technology, there is a distinction between work, social work and general pocket duty for knives - There's not quite so much need, imho, for a six inch long one-handed opener made of CroMoly3-Moly4-TiFluoride Ceramic if you're gonna sit on the porch all day eating pistachios and carving toothpicks.

Maybe that's part of their appeal - how often do we get to sit out on the porch eating pistachios and carving toothpicks? :) You'll find many advocates of the simple life round this forum.

Edited to add: Pawn shops, eh? Definitely on my list of things to do, what a great suggestion!

sm
March 12, 2008, 12:23 AM
*Grin*

You get one guess...it won't take much to guess correctly.

hso
March 12, 2008, 12:25 AM
Cool

sixgunner455
March 12, 2008, 12:34 AM
Pawn shops, swap meets/flea markets, Ebay, used knife racks in cutlery shops...

You can find the good stuff in lots of places.

ArfinGreebly
March 12, 2008, 02:57 AM
I recently "rescued" a Schrade Uncle Henry from a pawn shop.

You have its twin in that bunch of yours.

My current quest is a Wharncliffe Whittler -- Holley if I can find it -- otherwise Case or Bulldog. Something really elegant about that pattern.

I have a Schrade 6-OT (old production) that needs to be loved, but serviceable even in its current condition, and a 5-OT (Bruin, old production) that's NIB.

Good family portrait you have there.

Moonclip
March 12, 2008, 03:44 AM
Not really but I grew up with them and I'm not all that old. I remember wanting the fake ivory scrimshaw versions.

I got too used to one hand opening folders with pocket clips.

TimboKhan
March 12, 2008, 05:49 AM
I got too used to one hand opening folders with pocket clips.

Boy, you and I are about the same. It's not necessarily that I am such a tactical dude, it's really just that I hate stuff in my pockets where I have to dig for it. SM really has me interested in a Case, and I like the design (same for the old Schrade knives), but I know that I won't end up using it because I will not like it rattling around in my pocket. The one-handed opening isn't such a huge deal to me, though it is awfully nice. Still, rarely am I in a situation where the one handed opening is strictly necessary, whereas the pocket clip sort of is.

That being said, anyone of those folders would make for a good bookbag or kitchen folder (though for me, not a great camp knife. I would lose it instantly), and the "skinners" are just timeless in both looks and utility.

sm
March 12, 2008, 11:47 AM
TimboKhan wrote: <snip>....but I know that I won't end up using it because I will not like it rattling around in my pocket. The one-handed opening isn't such a huge deal to me,...<snip>

<traditional-practical mode>

1. Good looking long legged babe in a mini-skirt, driving a Ferrari, has a flat tire or car trouble. Cell Phone will not work and a guy pulls over to assist with a clip on knife.
All is nice and pleasant until that clip scratches the paint on the Ferrari.

2. Young handsome fella, wearing gym shorts, no shirt, six pack abs and a tan, driving a Porsche, has a flat, or car trouble, and cell phone won't work.

Lady pulls over to assist, and all is going well, until that clip on her knife scratches the paint on the Porsche.

Now...let us say this happens and the folks have a traditional knife instead.

One -
"Do you have a knife per chance? - asks the lady.
"Yes ma'am, I do " replies the gentleman.
Gentleman produces a Shrade.

"Oh , How I like a fella with a Shrade! Gives me a Case of the Camillus, my rich daddy is going to give you a million dollars a year to work for the company, and a Ferrari for assisting me."

Two.
"Do you have a knife asks the young handsome, tanned gentleman".
"Yes I do, replies the lady that stopped to assist. "It is in by back jeans pocket, help yourself".

"Oh how I like a Queen Whittler it just makes me more excited than a SleeveBoard meeting.
Say, my Uncle Henry will pay you a million bucks a year to work for the company and give you a Porsche to drive. You could assist me in the family Import-Export business"


Scratch that paint and "what is that!" and reply "its a black CQB" and the guy/gal is going to think MRSA, Hep B, or Aids.

You can kiss that million bucks a year, the fancy car and any romance out the window...

Traditional never means having to say your sorry...

*yep*

RLsnow
March 12, 2008, 12:05 PM
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TimboKhan
March 12, 2008, 04:14 PM
HAHAHAHA!!! The trouble with that scenario is that ugly women in Yugos will drive for miles on their rims to get away from me, so I don't know how I could even get close to the babe in the sportscar....

CZ.22
March 12, 2008, 04:50 PM
I love splipjoints. I almostt always carry one in my left pocket, with the clipped folder in my right .

Moonclip
March 13, 2008, 06:19 PM
TK, you are probably my long lost brother. Women generally would do the same to me too! I actually asked a woman if she needed car trouble help the other day, she said no! She wasn't too great looking though and I had a Cold Steel in my pocket:)

She was driving a crappy car too.

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