John Lloyd slip joints

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Re: John Lloyd slip joints

Post by joeradza » Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:34 pm

Never knew that. Thanks. Wonder what the cause was. Since it's the first time one of my knives has cracked like that I won't fret too much.

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Re: John Lloyd slip joints

Post by kootenay joe » Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:27 am

On a pocket knife the cracks are usually at a handle pin and usually happen with the final tap of the makers brass hammer to seat the pin 'just so'.
I have wondered if it is possible that the ivory around the pin does not crack at the time but holds a certain amount of tension from the pressure of the pin and then 'lets go' i.e. cracks at some time later.
Museums recommend ivory be stored at a certain humidity but i think this is a standard recommendation for any old object of value.
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Re: John Lloyd slip joints

Post by joeradza » Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:10 pm

This is from a series John did about 9 years ago. According to a letter from him he said "I found brass, bronze, titanium, cast iron, wrought iron, ss, high & low carbon steel, copper, silver. About 12 total if I remember." It was engraved by Tommy Bladwin of Tampa/St. Pete. The steel is CPM154.
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Re: John Lloyd slip joints

Post by joeradza » Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:33 am

Just for the record John makes an excellent straight edge also.
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Re: John Lloyd slip joints

Post by Doc B » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:27 pm

The engraving on that all metal one is beautiful! I bet it feels solid, in hand ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: John Lloyd slip joints

Post by joeradza » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:30 pm

Nothing like metal for a secure feeling.

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Re: John Lloyd slip joints

Post by kootenay joe » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:25 pm

The swayback with acorn shield & Wharncliffe blade is a beauty ! Perfect flow of handle and blade. It really shows John's fine sense of design and artistry. He knows when to add an embellishment and when to leave it out, as in this knife, giving it such a clean and 'essential' look.
Very fine knife, yet again !
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Re: John Lloyd slip joints

Post by joeradza » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:32 pm

It really is lovely pattern Roland. And it's beautifully executed. I wish the wharncliffe blade appealed to me.

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Re: John Lloyd slip joints

Post by kootenay joe » Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:02 am

A Wharncliffe blade is the only blade profile that fits in with the 'flow' of the handle shape. Any other blade and knife would not look 'right'.
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Re: John Lloyd slip joints

Post by Montanaman » Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:08 pm

Thanks for sharing joeradza, some real beauties! I have owned a number of John's knives over the years, with different handle materials, Alabama damascus, 52100, gifted them all to gracious folks who put them to use.
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Re: John Lloyd slip joints

Post by joeradza » Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:37 am

Montanaman wrote:Thanks for sharing joeradza, some real beauties! I have owned a number of John's knives over the years, with different handle materials, Alabama damascus, 52100, gifted them all to gracious folks who put them to use.
Thank you. I only have one in damascus, one or two in stainless and the remainder in 52100. Being gifted a knife by John would certainly make someone gracious. I carry them all but two are the main users, a micarta sowbelly and a stag backpocket.
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Re: John Lloyd slip joints

Post by joeradza » Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:03 pm

4th of July!!
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Re: John Lloyd slip joints

Post by joeradza » Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:07 pm

A while back I saw John Lloyd​​ comment on a coffin jack knife and I said could you make one in carbon fiber? His answer: EZ PZ. The result speaks for itself. F&F and W&T is superb and just look at that zulu blade. The grinds and the swedge are magnificent.
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Re: John Lloyd slip joints

Post by kootenay joe » Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:30 pm

Wow again. John makes his best knives for you ! Even though all of John Lloyd's knives are very good, every one you have seems even better, like The Best of the Lloyds are in your collection.
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Re: John Lloyd slip joints

Post by joeradza » Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:44 pm

He's made about 3,000 so it's not hard to pick and choose.

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