John Lloyd slip joints

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Re: John Lloyd slip joints

Postby joeradza » Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:01 pm

I never owned a knife with a zulu blade until I bought this one of John's. A beautiful mammoth.
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Re: John Lloyd slip joints

Postby Quick Steel » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:24 pm

joeradzy, You have a superb looking knife. Congrats!
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Re: John Lloyd slip joints

Postby joeradza » Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:39 pm

Found this on a FB forum the other day. Mammoth ivory with a stainless blade.
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Re: John Lloyd slip joints

Postby Doc B » Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:42 pm

Oh, man! My favorite shield and mammoth!!! She's a beauty ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: John Lloyd slip joints

Postby joeradza » Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:03 pm

Doc B wrote:Oh, man! My favorite shield and mammoth!!! She's a beauty ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::

Thanks Jay. Right place and time.

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Re: John Lloyd slip joints

Postby kootenay joe » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:22 pm

The Mammoth Zulu leaves me speechless.
Every time you post what i am certain is the finest Lloyd possible and then you post one that tops even that.
I am a fan of John Lloyds work and have been so ever since Vince first listed them, but i did not know he could make knives as stunning as those that you have. These are not entirely 'typical' John Lloyd knives. These are the best ones he has ever made, perfect flow and balance with an "Oh Wow !" reaction at first glance.
You must also have a sense of artistry to select or commission these knives.
They are also a very good example that price and quality are not tightly related in the custom knife world. John Lloyd's knives are not expensive customs. You can pay 4-6 times as much for a Tony Bose yet the knife would not be that much better than John's best ones.
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Re: John Lloyd slip joints

Postby kootenay joe » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:25 pm

Mammoth or ivory knife with fish shield i asked about on previous page was not my knife. Mine did not have that blade profile, (Zulu ?).
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Re: John Lloyd slip joints

Postby joeradza » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:37 pm

The one aspect of John's knives that I feel is his hallmark is the variety of covers he uses.
I can nitpick and find a flaw here and there but the great majority of my collection I would put up against anyone. Don't forget the stag you see on most customs is his.

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Re: John Lloyd slip joints

Postby kootenay joe » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:54 am

I know. I'm just feeling a little envious.
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Re: John Lloyd slip joints

Postby mike miller » Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:24 pm

John is also one of the nicest people you will ever meet. He loves that 52100 steel. :D

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Re: John Lloyd slip joints

Postby joeradza » Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:55 pm

mike miller wrote:John is also one of the nicest people you will ever meet. He loves that 52100 steel. :D

You're absolutely correct. There are plenty of custom makers no need to deal with anything less than the best.
The ivory trapper I just got is stainless and I also have a small one I'll get around to posting in CM154.

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Re: John Lloyd slip joints

Postby joeradza » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:07 pm

My smallest John Lloyd knife is a walrus ivory sowbelly that is 3 3/16" closed.
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Re: John Lloyd slip joints

Postby kootenay joe » Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:13 pm

Bet it is nice & slim, perfect for your pocket. My experience with ivory is it is safer to have bolsters and caps. With a shadow pattern, attractive as it is, if dropped onto a hard surface, the ivory can crack. Bolsters & caps offer good protection when knife is dropped.
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Re: John Lloyd slip joints

Postby joeradza » Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:20 pm

kootenay joe wrote:Bet it is nice & slim, perfect for your pocket. My experience with ivory is it is safer to have bolsters and caps. With a shadow pattern, attractive as it is, if dropped onto a hard surface, the ivory can crack. Bolsters & caps offer good protection when knife is dropped.
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In all honesty Roland there would probably still be damage. This one has already been repaired by John. I noticed a couple of cracks on the butt end. I don't know the cause but I suspect it was very dry in my apartment during the winter.

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Re: John Lloyd slip joints

Postby kootenay joe » Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:26 pm

Ivory is tooth enamel. I do not think changes in humidity have much effect on it. I have ivory carvings, in the family for over 100 years. Some have cracks and they show no noticeable change over this time.
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