Norfolk Whittler

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Norfolk Whittler

Postby 1967redrider » Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:18 am

I've been searching for the infamous Norfolk Whittler, trying to find one in decent shape that I don't have to mortgage the farm over, and I came across this relatively new one from Schatt & Morgan (2008). I did read some negative comments on another knife forum about the fit and finish but decided to roll the dice anyhow and check one out for myself. I love everything about this pattern; traditionally 3 5/8" closed, 3 bladed with a locking main blade, humpback handles and the older ones have sweet jigged handle material. Nothing wrong with trappers and stockmen in my book but one of those this pattern ain't.

Keeping my fingers crossed on this one. ::pray::


By the way, show 'em if you have 'em! ::ds:: I did a search and didn't come up with much.
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Re: Norfolk Whittler

Postby junebug » Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:28 am

first time i have seen one VERY COOL! CONGRATS BRO ::tu:: 8)
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Re: Norfolk Whittler

Postby 1967redrider » Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:29 am

Thanks man, hope it lives up to the pictures.
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Re: Norfolk Whittler

Postby reddirtknives » Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:39 am

I love me some whittlers ::super_happy:: and a humping lockback whittler can't be beat... Great choice for a new knife ::tu::
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Re: Norfolk Whittler

Postby wlf » Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:54 am

If it don't John,send it back.Here's hoping Christmas comes early to a guy that deserves it.
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Re: Norfolk Whittler

Postby 1967redrider » Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:59 am

::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Norfolk Whittler

Postby carrmillus » Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:20 pm

.........redrider, I have one of these, got it about 2 yrs. ago, I love this knife, I think it is very unique. I read somewhere that the original Remington patterns like this are worth a fortune. I also have the smaller(3 1/8" closed) Robeson mastercraft version of this knife, which does not have the lock on the primary blade-stag handled-it is maybe my favorite whittler.................... ::tu:: ::tu:: ............

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Re: Norfolk Whittler

Postby 1967redrider » Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:16 pm

Hope I can say the same thing. ::tu:: Usually I like a 4-4 1/2" folder, they're harder to lose, but traditionally it seems the Norfolk's were 3 5/8".
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Re: Norfolk Whittler

Postby carrmillus » Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:21 pm

.....when I got mine, the secondary blades were lazy. sent it back to queen, and had it back in less than 3 weeks,repaired.....great customer service!!!............ ::tu:: .............

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Re: Norfolk Whittler

Postby bkazz5 » Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:20 pm

I like whittlers too. Not sure if you consider this a Norfolk or not but it is a similar lockback whittler. This is a Cargill in pearl with file worked back springs.
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Re: Norfolk Whittler

Postby carrmillus » Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:45 pm

...........awesome!!!!,never seen one of those!!!................. ::tu:: ........................

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Re: Norfolk Whittler

Postby smiling-knife » Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:53 pm

It's a great pattern. I was fortunate enough to acquire this Case Bose a few years ago. :D

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Re: Norfolk Whittler

Postby 1967redrider » Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:17 am

Those are awesome, thanks for posting! ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Norfolk Whittler

Postby knowtracks » Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:02 am

I am under the impression that the knife smiling-knife posted is the Norfolk and the knife in the OP is called a lock-back humpback whittler, which is a copy of an old Remington pattern. That knife in the OP gave the folks at Queen a rough time! The Premier Series was scheduled to be released twice a year, according to the man having them built, but it got backed up for 2 years with this pattern! ::uc:: They had a tough time with the lock. I got lucky with mine but I remember some folks had problems, Hope you have good luck as well redrider! :mrgreen:

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Re: Norfolk Whittler

Postby carrmillus » Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:29 pm

...I didn't have any problem with the lock on mine, but both secondary blades were lazy, so I sent it back and queen repaired it..love this knife!!!..also got the baby Robeson version that doesn't have the lock, in stag, and it's a neat knife, too!!!!............. ::tu:: ::tu:: ..............


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