Be a lamb, dear...

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Be a lamb, dear...

Postby Tsar Bomba » Fri May 17, 2019 11:33 am

Anybody getting excited over the #93 Campagna SFO lambsfoot?

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(It's okay if you're not. That gives me a better chance of getting one. :lol: )

I'm not really feeling the sheepsfoot versions of the #93 but I've always said a good swayback frame should feature a lambsfoot blade option and I'm psyched that GEC (with Charlie's help) is coming out with it. I missed out on another forum's lambsfoot SFO to my great disappointment

I'm feeling doubly anxious because of Charlie's medical condition and I feel like it will help him recover an itty bitty bit quicker if his lambsfoot SFO is a wild success, both in construction and popularity. Charlie is a treasured member of the knife community and I greatly value his input, even if it's more muted here on AAPK than in other places.

Unfortunately, I've reached out to some dealers and sent around a few other feelers but I can't get a line on when the lambsfoot is expected, or if anyone will be offering reserves/lists for one. I feel like I'm almost putting in as much effort as I did for every TC run (missed out on a LOT) and the last NF 77 run (got wildly lucky in a lottery system) just to secure one of these bad boys. Has anybody gotten any sort of notion as to when and where we might have a chance of acquiring one?

Anyway, as always, my thoughts go to Charlie and my hopes turn towards his forthcoming SFO (and a kindly dealer who will take my name down to put my own mind at ease 8) ). Let us know what you think of the #93 lambsfoot!

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Re: Be a lamb, dear...

Postby XX Case XX » Fri May 17, 2019 1:02 pm

Not my cup of tea. The style doesn't appeal to me. I sure hope you are able to get one though!!!! ::nod::

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Re: Be a lamb, dear...

Postby cody6268 » Fri May 17, 2019 1:33 pm

I really like my Taylor's Eye Witness (Sheffield-made) one. It's a really nice pattern. And I really like the red bone--a lot better than the cellulose-acetate (shrinky-dink) material Taylor's Eye Witness uses. And undoubtedly, better steel. "Sheffield Stainless" might have been notable 100 years ago, but for me, it just doesn't hold an edge as well as more modern stainless (like 440A) would.

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Re: Be a lamb, dear...

Postby Onearmbladejunkie » Fri May 17, 2019 2:55 pm

I want the Northfield #93 in Cocobolo wood and the Northfield TBD jigged bone. The SFO royal camel bone looks cool too. I love the Ram's foot GEC new design blade.
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Re: Be a lamb, dear...

Postby kootenay joe » Sat May 18, 2019 3:03 am

I don't know how it works for the SFO's. Does Charlie have to be involved at this point ? Or would dealers be dealing with GEC directly ?
I imagine that Charlie likes to see/handle a couple of them before they are released to make sure everything is 'just right' ?
His SFO's are always among the best of all GEC's and i'm sure he wants this to continue.
I bet 'Wlf' knows the answers to these questions.
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Re: Be a lamb, dear...

Postby Sharpnshinyknives » Sat May 18, 2019 11:17 am

Tsar Bomba wrote:Anybody getting excited over the #93 Campagna SFO lambsfoot?

#93 Real Lambfoot cc.jpg
(It's okay if you're not. That gives me a better chance of getting one. :lol: )

I'm not really feeling the sheepsfoot versions of the #93 but I've always said a good swayback frame should feature a lambsfoot blade option and I'm psyched that GEC (with Charlie's help) is coming out with it. I missed out on another forum's lambsfoot SFO to my great disappointment

I'm feeling doubly anxious because of Charlie's medical condition and I feel like it will help him recover an itty bitty bit quicker if his lambsfoot SFO is a wild success, both in construction and popularity. Charlie is a treasured member of the knife community and I greatly value his input, even if it's more muted here on AAPK than in other places.

Unfortunately, I've reached out to some dealers and sent around a few other feelers but I can't get a line on when the lambsfoot is expected, or if anyone will be offering reserves/lists for one. I feel like I'm almost putting in as much effort as I did for every TC run (missed out on a LOT) and the last NF 77 run (got wildly lucky in a lottery system) just to secure one of these bad boys. Has anybody gotten any sort of notion as to when and where we might have a chance of acquiring one?

Anyway, as always, my thoughts go to Charlie and my hopes turn towards his forthcoming SFO (and a kindly dealer who will take my name down to put my own mind at ease 8) ). Let us know what you think of the #93 lambsfoot!



So what is the best way to get a Charlie Campagna Knife? I saw just a few of the 97’s from some smaller dealers that recently that went too quickly to participate. Is there a Campagna website that they are available on when they come out?
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Re: Be a lamb, dear...

Postby kootenay joe » Sat May 18, 2019 11:01 pm

Quote: "So what is the best way to get a Charlie Campagna Knife"
Good question and even though Charlie is a friend i don't know how to get in on his SFO's. He has a website but it has not been update for a long time.
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Re: Be a lamb, dear...

Postby Duffer » Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:26 pm

Lambsfoots (CC SFO) shipping to dealers today Wednesday June 19th!
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Postby Onearmbladejunkie » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:46 pm

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Re: Be a lamb, dear...

Postby cody6268 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:27 pm

Where have I seen that "Real Lambfoot" etching before? I know Sheffield, but who?

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Re: Be a lamb, dear...

Postby Duffer » Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:30 am

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Re: Be a lamb, dear...

Postby kootenay joe » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:04 pm

"Where have I seen that "Real Lambfoot" etching before? "
I think "Real Lambfoot" was used by a few Sheffield manufacturers. It was deeply stamped into blade, not etched.
Here is one marked "BAXTERLD/SHEFFIELD".
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Re: Be a lamb, dear...

Postby HighPlains » Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:56 pm

I think Charlie and Bill really nailed it with this one, especially the bone. It so exquisitely old-fashioned looking. And just OLD looking. I didn’t get in on early reserve and cringe to think what these will go for on secondary market.

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Re: Be a lamb, dear...

Postby FRJ » Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:46 pm

cody6268 wrote:Where have I seen that "Real Lambfoot" etching before? I know Sheffield, but who?


Here's one I have.
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Re: Be a lamb, dear...

Postby FarSide » Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:50 pm

HighPlains wrote:I think Charlie and Bill really nailed it with this one, especially the bone. It so exquisitely old-fashioned looking. And just OLD looking. I didn’t get in on early reserve and cringe to think what these will go for on secondary market.

Speaking of secondary market - there is one of each already in the AAPK store.


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