Good evening. I have pictures and stories to share but honestly I am just a little tired tonight. I wanted to bring you a picture of the newest whaler, Cranberry Wine jigged bone. The picture is not so good but I am sure Greg will post one soon that shows this wonderful color off a lot better than I can. GREG, GUESS WHO WAS ABLE TO NAME THIS NEWEST COLOR???
Be sure to call and get your raffle tickets by about 1pm, that will give chris a chance to your name on them and the tickets in the drawing!!!
Here’s the pair side by side.
And the Sunfish lying on top of the Whaler.
With an Ez Open Barlow sandwiched between these monsters….
To bad that tang stamp doesn’t all show.
There’s a unique COA on the back of the tube…..
And, there’s a new, little acorn oak branch symbol in the upper right corner of the label. It is tiny!!!!
Here’s the specs:
Sunfish Wt: 5.8 oz
Whaler Wt: 6.7 oz
OAL Open Sunfish: 7 3/16″ OAL Closed 4 1/4″
OAL Open Whaler: 7 3/8″ OAL Closed 4 3/8″
Closed Profile Height Sunfish: 1.465″
Closed Profile Height Whaler 1.875″
Blade Height Sunfish: .95″
Blade Height Whaler: 1.545″ Yup, an inch and a half!!!!!
TSA Price: Ebony Wood $148.95 serialized / $136.95 unserialized
TSA Price: Jigged Bone $153.95 serialized / $141.95 unserialized
Greg has asked for some size comparision on the Whaler. So here are a few pics of it in my hand and next to a 72 spearblade.
Jan was good enough to forward these front and back photo’s of the “Rendezvous” knife. How cool is this!!! Had to be there to get one!!
The latest of the Northfield 65 Ben Hogan Spear Blades came in last nite. A Black Gold Perylic and a really great looking Autumn Gold Jigged Bone. It’s the same old story with the Black Gold Perylic, the color of the actual handle is fantastic. The 65 is a pattern I really like.
I’ve got a number written down on my whiteboard that falls between 1 and 100. Pick a number, any number between 1 and 100 and whoever comes closest by 6:00 PM CST on Sunday will receive a free can of Renaissance Wax.
To enter, just reply to this post with your ‘number’. And yes, you can only enter one time.
As promised, I added the Renaissance Wax to the storefront today. I’m carrying the 2.25 oz tin which is enough wax to cover more knives than you could ever wish to collect!!!! You know the old saying, ‘…a little dab will do ya!..‘ If you’re interested in just what this stuff will do.. read on….
Prior to 1950,
the only polishes available were based on beeswax and carnuba wax.
Unfortunately, these natural, saponifiable products would cause damage
when acids arose spontaneously through oxidation or hydrolysis.
To solve the
problem, a consortium of international conservationists directed a
scientist from the British Museum to conduct intensive research and find
the “perfect wax.” When he could not find any that met their exacting
standards, he created a new wax in his laboratory. The revolutionary
formula he invented is a semi-synthetic micro-crystalline fossil-origin
wax entirely free of, damaging acids. It remains chemically neutral and
is therefore completely safe, even on vulnerable surfaces.
Museum approved manufacture of this wax for its own use and for
distribution to the public. That “perfect wax” is now available
internationally under the name RENAISSANCE WAX .
Lift oil, dirt and the murky accretions of other polishes. The surface
detail remains crystal clear through unlimited applications of this
translucent wax; removes previous wax build-up; reveals fine detail
& wood grain; non-staining, non-abrasive.
RESTORES AND ENHANCES
Revitalize and return your objects to pristine condition. RENAISSANCE
WAX buffs easily to a hard, transparent finish that will not discolor;
Renews fading colors and “tired finishes;” retains matte finish when
unpolished; buffs to a high gloss; reduces shine of new picture varnish.
POLISHES AND PROTECTS
Guard your precious pieces against the damaging effects of
humidity…heat…dust… environmental destruction…aging…and
ordinary wear. RENAISSANCE WAX provides a barrier against fingerprints
and the devastation of water, wine, alcohol and other spills. With its
high moisture resistance, it forms a durable, lustrous protective
coating. prevents tarnish, corrosion and “bloom;” remains completely
waterproof; retards weathering on exteriors and objects exposed to
A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY… AND LASTS A LONG TIME
Excellent spread and indefinite shelf life make RENAISSANCE WAX
economical and convenient, even for very large objects and infrequent
use. A small dab goes a long way, unlike most waxes that need generous
application. Use a minimal amount of RENAISSANCE WAX , rub lightly, and
buff if a gloss is desired. The long-lasting preservation reduces the
need for frequent maintenance. Airtight container keeps wax in perfect
condition; always spreadable, no caking or drying out; indefinite shelf
life; no “polish smell;” no added fragrance to endanger material.
SAFE FOR ALL THESE MATERIALS
Wood – Raw & Finished, Leather, Parchment & Paper, Metal –
Silver, Silverplate, Gold, Copper & Copper Alloys (Bronze, Brass,
Tin, Zinc, German Silver, Nickel), Lead & Pewter, Iron & Iron
Alloys, Tin & Tin Alloys, Damascus; Stone, Marble, Onyx, Limestone,
Granite, Brick, Tile, Terrazzo, Obsidian, Alabaster; Gems, Glass,
Porcelain, Holloware, Bone, Ivory, Horn, Shell & Mother-of-Pearl,
Gutta Percha, Dammars; Gilding & Gold Leaf, Patinas, Enamel,
Lacquer, Japanning, Cloute, Pose d’Or, Pique Point, Varnish,
Marbleizing, Stains & Artificial Graining; Plastics, Formicas,
Paints, Polyvinyl Acetates, Esters of Polymethyacrylic,
Polycyclohexanones, Fiberglas Epoxy Resins, and much more!
USEFUL FOR ALL THESE PRODUCTS
Furniture – Antique & New; Sculpture, Porcelain, Pottery &
Ceramics; Cutlery Knives, Swords, Armor; Jewelry, Carvings, Antiquities,
Bibelots, Hardware, Wood Interiors, Fine Books, Clocks, Paintings,
Oils, Acrylics, Gouaches, Tempera, Alkyds, Pastels, Oil Sticks, Martins
Dyes, India Inks, Photographic Prints, Carvings, Engraving, Scrimshaw,
Architectural Ornaments, PLUS… Automobiles, Boats and Yachts, Decoys,
Golf Clubs, Firearms, Frames, Kitchen Cabinets, Counters, Appliances,
and much more!
WHO USES RENAISSANCE WAX/POLISH
UK: British Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, Royal Armories (Tower
of London in London & Leeds, National Army Museum, Imperial War
Museum, the Wallace Collection, H.M. the Queen’s Royal Armorer (at
Marlborough House), the Guards Museum (Wellington Barracks), the Gurkha
Museum (Winchester), the Military Museums at Aldershot, Royal Green
Jackets Regimental Museum, the Gunsmith at Chatham Historic Dockyard
(Kent), the Johnny Armstrong Gallery, and Museum of Border Arms &
Armor (Scotland), National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland. Belgium:
Musee Royal de l’Armee et d’Histoire Militaire-Brussels. USA: Gunsmith
at Colonial Williamsburg, the Smithsonian, Metropolitan Museum of Art,
Academy of Art-Honolulu, Texarcana College-Bladesmithing &
Metallurgy, Rockfeller Restorations, and many many more institutions
around the world.
I just added a couple more of the Genuine Stag 65 Ben Hogan’s to the website this morning as well as some drop dead gorgeous 65 Buffalo Horn (spear and clip blades). The Buffalo Horn are part of a run of approximately 20 each spear and clip blades. Whether you like darker Horn with little color or a nice striped Horn, you can find it in this lot.