As you may remember, a little over a month ago, around March 20th, I posted about losing a knife.
Well, about 1.5 weeks ago, I got a text with a picture from a friend I had visited and helped the day I lost it.
Yup! Found, amazingly intact, in his driveway, close to where I’d parked!
Took a week til last Sunday, for me to get to meet up with him and get it.
As I said, it is amazingly intact, and unhurt, for having laid in a snowy, gravely driveway for over a month!
But it isn’t unhurt either. A fair amount of rust has been acquired, although a lot of it surface rust.
The main clip blade was unopenable without repeated efforts, and some mud removal. Amazingly the secondary spear blade was stiff, but came open easilly. And is astoundingly unmarked except one small spot.
I’ll be doing a good and thorough cleaning soon, and put it back into rotation.
All will be easy enough to clean off, except the thicker corrosion on the inner side of the springs. It looks to be a loose easily removed surface rust, a flaky scale. But its location and thin limited access will make it difficult.
Mail call yesterday, a surprise gift from a friend! Great old Schrade USA dogleg trapper in really good shape! Little rust on the blades, but nothing broke or excessively worn, someone took good care of this one for a while.
I’m usually not a trapper fan, but this one is nice, it’s only 3-7/8″, 1/4″ shorter than the norm, and has a much more pronounced curve in the frame shape– I like it!
Will give it a spa treatment today, and drop it into cary rotation.
Been wanting a Case stockman this size for a while. (3-5/8″ closed) This one is new to me, bug not “new”(will run date code later, for exact year). TrueSharp stainless, and I believe amber(?) bone.
True color is about half way between the front and back side pics for tone and brightness.. Looks like it’s been dropped to a hard surface, cracked good, but no pieces loose.
Blades are also shiny inside the frame, or behind other blades, but satin or etched somehow where exposed.(??!?) Weird!
Sheepsfoot is sharp, spey sorta sharp, main blade is duller than dish water. 😉
Overall not bad for $20! I’ll give the bone a stabilizing treatment, clean it, sharpen it, and carry it!
Still basically the same.
Still the same on purpose actually. Wanted to carry the same basic setup as long as possible, a bit of a test, since anymore I change knife daily, or every other day.
I also wanted to see how long I could go with the pocket watch, no wrist watch. That’s actually been great, since I am OCD about time, knowing what it is at all times… First few days drove me batty!
Now though, with the watch not there at a glance, it taking more effort to get to it, I’m not looking at it much. I’m more relaxed because I’m not constantly checking for on time/enough time/out of time/how long it’s taking, etc..
Plus matches instead of a lighter, it was the old school/vintage carry that to me fit the jack knife when I got it. Just wanted to see if I could go for a while with the older items..
Two weeks so far, to yesterday. 🙂
Today will get a slight change. Details after I get my mail 😀
Just this last week I won this one in a giveaway on the traditional knives sub forum at bladeforums.com
It’s Case’s standard True Sharp stainless steel (basically 420HC) and black Delrin. 2 blades, clip and pen secondary, 3-3/8″ closed length. Just your standard, basic, old fashioned, “jack knife”. It’s done in a high polish frame, with their “As ground” satin blade finish.
(As a side note, I wasn’t sure of that blade finish when I first got one, but this is my 3rd with it, and I really do like it. I actually think I might now prefer it to the high polish blades. )
It’s interesting, I’d really liked the look of the blue bone Ford branded version they’re doing of this knife, but skipped on it several times thinking it’d be too short for my preferences. (And at that a bit spend at $55 to $60 for a knife smaller than I’d really like)
But it’s really nice actually, the frame is comfortable and does offer a really good grip.
Also interesting, is that I’d never really liked a the standard jack knife pattern before. Never really did anything for me, and I actually already have 3 or 4 of them.
But this one stood out even before I had it, since I did want it when I opted into the GAW (GiveAWay).
Theres just something about this little black beauty I guess!
Been in my pockets since last Friday.