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J.Howarth

Postby Caseman601225 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:23 pm

I was going through a junk drawer in my Dad's old room a while ago. He was a pack rat and going through his stuff is like digging for treasure. I came across a little single blade wharncliffe folder with J Howarth Sheffield England on the tang. I can tell you this is no high-value collector piece, but I love a Wharnie and with about 10 good passes per side on a bench stone it's popping hair. I googled up some info and most of what I found regarded tools. I'm a curious sort and wondered if anybody could point me toward some higher education about them. I'm gonna carry the little sucker. Thanks.

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Re: J.Howarth

Postby Mumbleypeg » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:58 pm

Goins' Encyclopedia lists Howarth England c 1920-present. Sheffield, England at the Meadow Works.

Levine's Guide lists Howarth, J. Trademark Meadow Works, Sheffield, England 19??-present.

That's all it says.

How about a picture of it?

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Re: J.Howarth

Postby Caseman601225 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:26 pm

I'm trying. You'd think this far into the millennium I'd have some tech skill. But I can't figure out how to post one.

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Re: J.Howarth

Postby alabama » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:13 am

that's because you have never done it-LIKE ME-instructions on this website--somewhere...lets find a 9 year old girl to show us..

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Re: J.Howarth

Postby Caseman601225 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:28 am

There's a 6 year old running around here somewhere who could show me. I guarantee it. He's found things on this phone I've never seen, and can't re-find.

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Re: J.Howarth

Postby Mumbleypeg » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:41 am

Okay guys, go to the AAPK Tips and Tricks forum viewforum.php?f=98. Scroll down the threads until you find the one pertaining to whatever device you're using. PC, Android, or Apple. IPhone is down toward the bottom of the page (iPad works the same way). There's a separate thread on how to post pictures from each.

It's not difficult. Even I can do it!

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Re: J.Howarth

Postby Caseman601225 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:18 am

That's embarrassingly simple, Ken. I swear that little attachments tab wasn't there earlier!
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Re: J.Howarth

Postby Caseman601225 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:25 am

At any rate, as you can see, I'm not talking about a valuable collector knife here. I love the old stuff and I love learning about the folks who made them. I'm a carbon steel fan, and love the edge it took.

My Dad was one of a kind. I got him into eBay several years before he passed and he would bid on stuff that would have me scratching my head, like boxes full of busted knives,or knives with big scale cracks, etc. He said, "These knives have character!" And sometimes he'd wind up with a cool surprise. I'm sure this little guy was one of those surprises. Not worth much, but it gave us all something to talk about for a while. :)

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Re: J.Howarth

Postby FRJ » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:28 am

That's a nice knife.
How long is it closed?
You're a lucky guy, packin your dads knife. ::tu::
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Re: J.Howarth

Postby Mumbleypeg » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:38 am

::tu::

Nice old knife. I'd carry it too!

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Re: J.Howarth

Postby Caseman601225 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:42 am

Just shy of 3-1/2" closed. Blade length is roughly 2".

My Dad was my best friend. I usually have something of his around. I miss him terribly. I even wore one of his old belts today (Don't tell anybody! There are laws!! Lol).
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Re: J.Howarth

Postby woodwalker » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:15 am

Great keepsakes caseman! My dad is my hero as well! Carry them in good health! :)

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Re: J.Howarth

Postby doglegg » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:41 am

Caseman I'm glad you shared them and I'm also glad you are proud of them because they were his.

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Re: J.Howarth

Postby Caseman601225 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:55 am

Thank you. Maybe we should have a keepsakes thread where we can show some of the blades we have that hold special memories or represent special people. I may gather up some things tomorrow and post one. I'm a sentimental sort. :)

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Re: J.Howarth

Postby wlf » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:31 pm

That's a lamb foot blade caseman, they were or still could be popular in the UK.

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