Who's into S & M?

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Re: Who's into S & M?

Post by Dinadan » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:11 pm

There are sure some fine knives posted in this thread. I like the Keystone series the best, based on the photos. Here are a couple of mine, one little Keystone and one Premier.
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Re: Who's into S & M?

Post by carrmillus » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:51 pm

............I like that "big un"!!!!!................... ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ................

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Re: Who's into S & M?

Post by QTCut5 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:18 am

69 three of a kind (still waiting for a spear to appear)
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Re: Who's into S & M?

Post by steve99f » Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:04 am

I won this Harness Jack last summer here on AAPK in an auction to benefit the widow of Johnnie Fain. Made in a short run in 2005. Almost 4 inches closed. Pretty bone and fills the hand nicely.
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Re: Who's into S & M?

Post by Dinadan » Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:06 am

QTCut5 wrote:Many of my S&Ms also have a "gritty" pivot on the main blade which is completely unaffected by oil/lubricants. I wonder why that is?
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I recently bought a little S&M that has the same "gritty" pivot. Close examination reveals that the bearing surface of the tang was not polished smooth. I think the tiny notches on the surface create the "gritty" feel.
Poor machining on tang
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I got this knife at a very reasonable price with the intention of using it as a carry knife. It is a bit smaller (3 1/2")than my usual carry size but I wanted something different for around the house in my pajama pants. I have always been partial to a sheepsfoot and the main blade is just about the size and shape of the sheepsfoot blades on the old stockman knives that I grew up carrying, while the clip point is about right for delicate tasks needing a good point. For what I intended, this knife is perfect. The walk and talk is exactly what I like other than the aforementioned grittiness. The grind on the blades, especially the main blade, left something to be desired. It took many hundreds of passes over a soft Arkansas stone to get a good edge on the main blade.

If you can live with the gritty pull, and are willing to do a good deal of sharpening to begin with, then I would say this is one fine knife! I like it!
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Re: Who's into S & M?

Post by steve99f » Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:54 am

Mel

A similar issue with this lockback. It's acquisition price was low enough so I can't complain much but its an S & M and should be better. ::huff::

I'm hoping it goes away after working in.
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Re: Who's into S & M?

Post by jerryd6818 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:34 pm

A few more.
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Re: Who's into S & M?

Post by sunknife » Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:21 am

I recently purchased that same heritage S&M in rosewood as you posted steel my heart, been carrying it for a week now and really liking it. Heres a pic of mine along with another in elk handle that was a recent purchase as well. I'm new to collecting and only have a handful of S&M knives so far but have been more than pleased with the quality.
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Re: Who's into S & M?

Post by bdev » Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:20 am

jerryd6818 wrote:A few more.
Jerry,
All nice S&M's but tell us more about the orvet knife. :)

Edit....I'm going to guess that it is a modified ( I mean really modified ) Electrician's knife.
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Re: Who's into S & M?

Post by Dinadan » Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:45 am

sunknife wrote:I recently purchased that same heritage S&M in rosewood as you posted steel my heart, been carrying it for a week not and really liking it. Heres a pic of mine along with another in elk handle that was a recent purchase as well. I'm new to collecting and only have a handful of S&M knives so far but have been more than pleased with the quality.
Welcome to the forum, Sunknife! That is a nice pair of S&Ms that you posted.

Jerry - you really are a jack knife man! Beautiful knives! I think I have seen that Orvet knife before, but I agree with Bdev that we need the back story.
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Re: Who's into S & M?

Post by Schradenut » Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:05 am

QTCut5
That is a knife that ticks all the boxes for me;
1. A Wharncliffe blade
2. Elk scales
3. Whittler
4. A Wharncliffe frame
That knife has it all, congratulation on a good pick-up. A superb knife.
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Re: Who's into S & M?

Post by bdev » Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:03 am

QTCut5 wrote:69 three of a kind (still waiting for a spear to appear)

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Here's a spear.....
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Just sold this one last night.
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Re: Who's into S & M?

Post by QTCut5 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:38 am

Shoots!! ::dang::

Looks like I missed the boat. That's a beauty, and also the one I want to add to my S&M stag 69 group.

Lemme know if you have (or see) any more for sale.
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Re: Who's into S & M?

Post by bdev » Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:31 pm

QTCut5 wrote:Shoots!! ::dang::

Looks like I missed the boat. That's a beauty, and also the one I want to add to my S&M stag 69 group.

Lemme know if you have (or see) any more for sale.
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Here you go.....

http://www.traditionalpocketknives.com/ ... 1269Barlow
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Re: Who's into S & M?

Post by QTCut5 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:22 pm

Thanks for the link, bdev. I have looked at C. Risner's site (TraditionalPocketKnives.com) before...in fact, I recently purchased a #41L Amber Carved Stag Bone Copperhead from him...but I am looking for a #69 Spear Point Barlow in Stag, not Stag Bone. So, the hunt continues. (Risner offers great prices, by the way.)
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