Clinton Knives Stanback Knives
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#166617 - 11/23/17 11:30 PM My Favorite Knife
coachblalock Online
Knife Enthusiast

Registered: 12/03/16
Posts: 1413
Loc: Lake Fork, East Texas
Several years ago, a group of Jr. High boys took up a collection and got this switchblade knife for me for Christmas. One of the boys had an older brother in the Army and he did the purchase.

2 of them stood guard at my classroom door in case the Principal showed up while the rest gave it to me just as the bell rang to get out for Christmas break. One boy admonished me to "not get caught with it at school."

Over the years, I have thought about it often and have to chuckle to myself each time about the circumstances of the act.


Attachments
------20171119_122236.jpg


_________________________
"Filet that fish? Hell naw! I'll scale him, gut him, fry him up in grease, take him by the head and tail, and play him like a French Harp!" - Uncle Paul sometime in the 60s.

Top
#166618 - 11/23/17 11:36 PM Re: My Favorite Knife [Re: coachblalock]
coachblalock Online
Knife Enthusiast

Registered: 12/03/16
Posts: 1413
Loc: Lake Fork, East Texas
Folded up.

If anyone can tell me the origin of this knife, I would appreciate it. There is no brand on it.


Attachments
------20171119_122221.jpg


_________________________
"Filet that fish? Hell naw! I'll scale him, gut him, fry him up in grease, take him by the head and tail, and play him like a French Harp!" - Uncle Paul sometime in the 60s.

Top
#166620 - 11/24/17 01:09 AM Re: My Favorite Knife [Re: coachblalock]
desert.snake Offline
Knife Enthusiast

Registered: 09/25/13
Posts: 1072
Loc: the other side of the earth
A good Chinese knife, automatic?
I have a similar, since 2009 I constantly use.

p.s. yes - automatic

found an interesting video on the disassembly and cleaning of the knife

slightly different model, but the insides are the same

_________________________
Si vis pacem, para bellum

Top
#166623 - 11/24/17 08:32 AM Re: My Favorite Knife [Re: desert.snake]
coachblalock Online
Knife Enthusiast

Registered: 12/03/16
Posts: 1413
Loc: Lake Fork, East Texas
Thanks for the video!

I'm sure that it didn't cost much because those kids were "economically disadvantaged"

But we hit it offf pretty good. They liked to play Football and Track. (District Champs in both) And,,,they ALL (100%) passed the State Test in Math!!!


Edited by coachblalock (11/24/17 08:38 AM)
_________________________
"Filet that fish? Hell naw! I'll scale him, gut him, fry him up in grease, take him by the head and tail, and play him like a French Harp!" - Uncle Paul sometime in the 60s.

Top
#166627 - 11/24/17 01:22 PM Re: My Favorite Knife [Re: coachblalock]
desert.snake Offline
Knife Enthusiast

Registered: 09/25/13
Posts: 1072
Loc: the other side of the earth
For this price, this is a good knife
(at us it cost about 300 rubles, this ~5 $)
moreover, it is a gift from the heart.
I see good guys, I hope they will be fine smile
_________________________
Si vis pacem, para bellum

Top
#166712 - 11/29/17 07:43 PM Re: My Favorite Knife [Re: desert.snake]
Fairbairn Offline
Knife Enthusiast

Registered: 02/25/14
Posts: 108
Loc: Oakville Ontario Canada
My favourite is a Lone Wold Defender, no longer made, but occasionally available if you know where to look. It has a four inch blade, locks up tight as a tick, either open or closed, due to the Paul locking mechanism, and can be opened one- handed. Superb craftsmanship!

Top
#191274 - 12/26/20 06:59 AM Re: My Favorite Knife [Re: Fairbairn]
Knife Sharpener Offline
Just dropped in

Registered: 12/03/20
Posts: 7
Really great knife.

Top
#191282 - 12/26/20 01:28 PM Re: My Favorite Knife [Re: Knife Sharpener]
Shoot870p Online
Knife Enthusiast

Registered: 01/12/17
Posts: 762
Coach, they certainly gave from the heart.
Walker

Top
#191283 - 12/26/20 01:35 PM Re: My Favorite Knife [Re: Knife Sharpener]
Duke Offline
Knife Enthusiast

Registered: 08/21/09
Posts: 1855
Loc: Southwest Virginia
Outstanding Coach!
And, once again, demonstrates that the the things most of us value dearly has absolutely nothing to do with the monetary cost. The people and the stories always trump out when close to the heart.
A New Year filled with joy and wonder to you and yours.
_________________________
Duke;RKS#5567
RKCC-CM-087
Southwest VA

Top
#191290 - 12/27/20 11:45 AM Re: My Favorite Knife [Re: Duke]
coachblalock Online
Knife Enthusiast

Registered: 12/03/16
Posts: 1413
Loc: Lake Fork, East Texas
Those guys are in their 30s now. All are doing good.

Two in that class are coaches now and the State Playoffs are in the Serious stage right now in Texas.

One of them won a BIG game last night and so is still going. The other lost a heartbreaker last week.

When I talk to them, I always tell them: You make sure that YOU have as much FUN coaching AND teaching kids as I did coaching AND teaching you!

And remember, that as lifting weights and running makes you a better athlete, doing a great job in the classroom makes you a better coach. Coaching is teaching!
_________________________
"Filet that fish? Hell naw! I'll scale him, gut him, fry him up in grease, take him by the head and tail, and play him like a French Harp!" - Uncle Paul sometime in the 60s.

Top
#191295 - 12/27/20 02:54 PM Re: My Favorite Knife [Re: coachblalock]
pappy19 Offline
Knife Enthusiast

Registered: 10/31/07
Posts: 6683
Loc: Garden Valley, Idaho
Coach
That philosophy goes further than athletics, and I used that as a project manager on every pipeline and power line project that I was involved in. I used each project as a teaching opportunity, complete with entertaining questions.

Pap
_________________________
Mike Allen
RKCC-CM-086
True West Magazine Maniac
Randall Collector
Behring Made Collector
Ruana Collector
Glock Fan
NRA- Life Member since 1975
mikenlu99@aol.com

Top
#191407 - 01/05/21 06:46 AM Re: My Favorite Knife [Re: pappy19]
Sidney_Redford Online
Knife Enthusiast

Registered: 10/20/05
Posts: 1584
Loc: Blue Ridge Mtns. Va.
Who Made This? When I brought this knife I didn't note who made it, I thought I would remember but I don't remember what I had for breakfast so that plan didn't work. There are no marking on the knife that I can see.


Attachments
------IMG_0509.JPG

------IMG_0510.JPG

------IMG_0511.JPG

IMG_0512.JPG (75 downloads)



Edited by Sidney_Redford (01/05/21 06:48 AM)
_________________________
Sidney Redford
NRA Endowment Member
RKS #84 NRA Life. Shag # 11

Top
#191409 - 01/05/21 06:58 AM Re: My Favorite Knife [Re: Sidney_Redford]
Michael_Mason Offline
Knife Enthusiast

Registered: 02/12/06
Posts: 1740
Loc: Orlando, FL.
Sydney,
That's too nice a knife not to have a makers mark on it somewhere. Probably hidden the etching, you just haven't see it yet.
If you can't find it, you might shoot some pics to Tommy Clark @ Blue Ridge knives, he'd probably recognize the makers work.
Message me if you'd like his contact info.
"Possibly" Carlton Edwards ??


Edited by Michael_Mason (01/05/21 07:44 AM)
_________________________
Michael

Top
#191410 - 01/05/21 10:01 AM Re: My Favorite Knife [Re: Michael_Mason]
Captain Chris Stanaback Online
Knife Enthusiast

Registered: 09/14/05
Posts: 11722
Loc: Central Florida
It looks like, either Zolan McCarty or his Grandson, Chris English's work. Although neither did a great deal of Damascus, the blade, thumb screw and, particularly, the handle shape looks like theirs.
Hope this helps, Capt. Chris
PS: Tons of Chris' work had a simple capital "Z" engraved on the finished piece as a tribute and homage to his Grandad...CCS
PPS: One of Chris' autos in Oosic.!



Attachments
------Z-Hunter-Auto-Sm-Oosic-A.JPG

------Z-Hunter-Auto-Sm-Oosic-E.JPG

------Z-Hunter-Auto-Sm-Oosic-F.JPG




Edited by Captain Chris Stanaback (01/05/21 10:07 AM)
_________________________
Capt.Chris Stanaback
RKCC/RKCA Founder
RKS #016
NRA Lifetime Member
CAPTSTANABACK@aol.com
WEBSITE: www.captstanaback.com

Top
#191411 - 01/05/21 12:53 PM Re: My Favorite Knife [Re: Captain Chris Stanaback]
Sidney_Redford Online
Knife Enthusiast

Registered: 10/20/05
Posts: 1584
Loc: Blue Ridge Mtns. Va.
Thanks guys I haven't looked inside the liners, it may be there. I have had some Puma folders and that is where the serial #'s are. Capt. I will look at the blade with a mag. and see if there are any marks . Michael I was born in Marion, VA. and that is where Blue Ridge Knives are located and I would have never thought about them, thanks for jogging my memory and thanks for the tip.


Edited by Sidney_Redford (01/05/21 01:01 PM)
_________________________
Sidney Redford
NRA Endowment Member
RKS #84 NRA Life. Shag # 11

Top
#191832 - 01/26/21 01:10 PM Re: My Favorite Knife [Re: Sidney_Redford]
Sidney_Redford Online
Knife Enthusiast

Registered: 10/20/05
Posts: 1584
Loc: Blue Ridge Mtns. Va.
Still don't know about the folder, waiting to hear from Blue Ridge Knives. I took some pics this weekend and here are some of those. First is a RB Special with fossil ivory, then some Sandra (Sandy) Brady scrim some on both side because I can, and some minis.


Attachments
------IMG_0551.JPG

------IMG_0553.JPG

IMG_0550 (1).JPG (48 downloads)
------IMG_0555.JPG

------IMG_0556.JPG


_________________________
Sidney Redford
NRA Endowment Member
RKS #84 NRA Life. Shag # 11

Top
#191835 - 01/26/21 02:09 PM Re: My Favorite Knife [Re: Sidney_Redford]
GCTom41 Offline
Knife Enthusiast

Registered: 01/25/10
Posts: 2122
Loc: NY
Sidney,

Great knives and scrim!

Tom Flynn
_________________________
Tom Flynn
NRA Endowment
RKS#5918
RKCC-CM-178
SCI Life Member
DSC Life Member

Top
#191837 - 01/26/21 02:48 PM Re: My Favorite Knife [Re: GCTom41]
Sidney_Redford Online
Knife Enthusiast

Registered: 10/20/05
Posts: 1584
Loc: Blue Ridge Mtns. Va.
I wanted to include some other pics but I had to resize before could. Here are a few minis and some Arno Bernard's from South Africa.


Attachments
------IMG_0574.JPG

------IMG_0563.JPG


_________________________
Sidney Redford
NRA Endowment Member
RKS #84 NRA Life. Shag # 11

Top
#191840 - 01/26/21 03:37 PM Re: My Favorite Knife [Re: Sidney_Redford]
GCTom41 Offline
Knife Enthusiast

Registered: 01/25/10
Posts: 2122
Loc: NY
Sidney,

Great collections of Mini's and Arno's.

Tom Flynn
_________________________
Tom Flynn
NRA Endowment
RKS#5918
RKCC-CM-178
SCI Life Member
DSC Life Member

Top
#191846 - 01/26/21 07:25 PM Re: My Favorite Knife [Re: GCTom41]
coachblalock Online
Knife Enthusiast

Registered: 12/03/16
Posts: 1413
Loc: Lake Fork, East Texas
Great collection!

Awesome Scrim!

The Z is really nice!
_________________________
"Filet that fish? Hell naw! I'll scale him, gut him, fry him up in grease, take him by the head and tail, and play him like a French Harp!" - Uncle Paul sometime in the 60s.

Top
#194217 - 05/24/21 04:23 AM Re: My Favorite Knife [Re: coachblalock]
jacoobjulia Offline
Just dropped in

Registered: 05/20/21
Posts: 8
The D.E. Henry Bowie. ...
Ka-Bar Marine Corps Fighting Knife. ...
The Leuku. ...
Leatherman Wave+ ...
Emerson CQC-7BW. ...
Busse Battle Mistress.

Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >


Moderator:  John_Hanlon, John_Nugent, kdhampton