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Dave Martell
06-09-2012, 10:10 PM
I could scream when I think of the hundreds of old pictures that I accumulated (found on the Google machine) that I lost with a hard drive crash a few years ago. I'm not going to try to find them all over again but I'll do what I did before and save them when I see them and posting them here. I'll start tonight by posting some I found from a quick search.

I really love seeing the old ones because it makes me realize how I'm continuing on a trade that's one of the oldest.

Please feel free to post any that you may come across. :)



http://photos.lavoix.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=89269&g2_serialNumber=3


http://static.skynetblogs.be/media/145257/oncle-louis.jpg

http://www.cite-st-joseph.asso.fr/autrefois/remouleur.jpg


http://static.skynetblogs.be/media/145257/affu.jpg

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2071/2314926252_7a55eece28_z.jpg




http://www.verdeau.com/verdeaunew/adminphotos/upload/Y894.jpg


http://www.cmacao.net/remouleur.jpg

http://storage.canalblog.com/01/92/403668/73114293_p.jpg


http://www.histoire-en-questions.fr/metiers/remouleur/remouleur.jpg


http://www.iblogyou.fr/Photos/maxi/maxi_18715.jpg

http://www.immeubleduchateau.com/SiteImages/Le%20Remouleur.jpg

Eamon Burke
06-09-2012, 10:29 PM
I agree. One of the best things about being into Sharpening is that if you traveled back in time and met anyone past the stone age, after you broke the language barrier, you could just talk shop. Amazing.

Vertigo
06-09-2012, 10:37 PM
Yep, it's one of the few (though totally awesome) man skills I have. Stuck in the Middle Ages because the slipshod time machine you built in the basement from a Tesla coil and a pile of Old Milwaukee cans backfired? No problem! You're already gainfully employed and the envy of the unwashed peasantry!

ecchef
06-10-2012, 05:52 AM
A noble, albeit archaic profession.
Knives forged by hand? Knives sharpened by hand!
All bow to us Luddites! :notworthy:

Love the pics! I'm glad this sub-forum got off the ground.

steeley
06-10-2012, 09:10 PM
WOW Dave and you had more pictures of sharpening .

Dave try this page
http://remouleurs.wordpress.com/

Les Remouleurs


http://limepic.com/img/2012/06/10/kwP87.png

merci'

RiffRaff
06-10-2012, 11:23 PM
There's poems about knife sharpening, too, including a great one by Walt Whitman, from the Civil War era "Leaves of Grass."

Sparkles from the wheel (from Leaves of Grass)

WHERE the city's ceaseless crowd moves on, the live-long day,
Withdrawn, I join a group of children watching--I pause aside with
them.

By the curb, toward the edge of the flagging,
A knife-grinder works at his wheel, sharpening a great knife;
Bending over, he carefully holds it to the stone--by foot and knee,
With measur'd tread, he turns rapidly--As he presses with light but
firm hand,
Forth issue, then, in copious golden jets,
Sparkles from the wheel.


The scene, and all its belongings--how they seize and affect me!
The sad, sharp-chinn'd old man, with worn clothes, and broad
shoulder-band of leather;
Myself, effusing and fluid--a phantom curiously floating--now here
absorb'd and arrested;

The group, (an unminded point, set in a vast surrounding)
The attentive, quiet children--the loud, proud, restive base of the
streets;
The low, hoarse purr of the whirling stone--the light-press'd blade,
Diffusing, dropping, sideways-darting, in tiny showers of gold,
Sparkles from the wheel.

ecchef
06-10-2012, 11:24 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLLolHS9oag

El Afilador...The Knife Sharpener!

Maybe not too historical, but great music to sharpen by.

Dave Martell
06-11-2012, 12:45 AM
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/18053/18053-h/images/f050b.jpg

http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museumoflondon/images/microsites/derivatives//reassessing/jpeg_028/mid/IN7518_RWWC.jpg

http://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00043/F_200705_May11ed_ima_43696a.jpg


http://www.portsmouthmuseums.co.uk/collections/images/Landport_MR%20HARRY%20CURTIS_712-1997.jpg


http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_BTmhXI0UHbo/Sda3NSbVmBI/AAAAAAAAPYg/q7qUK3Lne3U/s1600/PayneAOTNS+1013-1279c.jpg

markenki
06-11-2012, 01:04 AM
Not old but here are a couple from the old country.

7873

7874

steeley
06-11-2012, 02:19 AM
very nice
http://limepic.com/img/2012/06/10/v3RgA.jpg

VoodooMajik
06-11-2012, 03:03 AM
Witchcraft!


A noble, albeit archaic profession.
Knives forged by hand? Knives sharpened by hand!
All bow to us Luddites! :notworthy:

Love the pics! I'm glad this sub-forum got off the ground.


Sharpening is something I fall short on and have learned to respect.

mr drinky
06-11-2012, 09:38 AM
Btw, I like searching flickr for knife stuff images. You always find some cool cross-cultural photos and vintage ones too.

k.

Dave Martell
06-11-2012, 09:53 PM
http://boingboing.net/images/knife_sharpening_bicycle.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_0XmWqOlFpcs/S4P_3nAvs6I/AAAAAAAAER4/LA2tqcsCQaI/s400/knife+sharpener.JPG

http://images.travelpod.com/users/carlaandmike/2.1274527903.old-school-knife-sharpener.jpg

http://www.amazingribs.com/images/accessories/knife_sharpener.jpg

http://cn2.wnet.org/wliw/21pressroom/files/2010/11/101_005_KnifeMan.jpg


http://makezineblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/mobile-knife-sharpener-614x460.jpg?w=614&h=460

http://www.ispyegypt.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Knife-Sharpener-2.jpg

http://i.pbase.com/o2/19/688619/1/132348470.edThIjlm.771_10609002_sknivesharpener.jp g

http://radioman.smugmug.com/Other/INDIA-small-uploads/i-DMJZ7P9/0/L/IMG3447-L.jpg

https://img.skitch.com/20110909-nxgt9t499ekp8w2bnywu2x7yap.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5lPpAJAozU0/T5lwjgxIXrI/AAAAAAAAAKg/OQnP83d8oqE/s640/Moroccan%2Bknife%2Bgrinder%2BFez%2Bsm.jpg

http://squierj.freeyellow.com/NorthIndia/1263ShimlaKnifeSharpener.JPG

http://geoblog.psu.edu/assets_c/2010/08/IMG_1194-thumb-500x375-139459.jpg


http://www.tienchiu.com/wp-content/gallery/around-town/knifesharpener.jpg


http://i.ytimg.com/vi/0cjmAt96WEI/0.jpg


http://www.monalia.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/IMG_4364.jpg

http://www.sensitiveskinmagazine.com/wp-content/images/issue2/knife_sharpener1.jpg

http://coastalbreezenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Beyond-KNIFE-SHARPENER.gif

Dave Martell
06-11-2012, 10:00 PM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4141/4826776234_051f92d2ea_o.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_vSu4C8RS4sI/TOpfPMVsMaI/AAAAAAAABe0/jnmNH9JoeZg/s1600/IMG_1564.jpg

http://blogfinger.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/truck1.jpg?w=450&h=340

http://atalentfordesign.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/knife-truck.jpg

http://www.blackbookmag.com/polopoly_fs/1.7593.1320286437!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/original/image.jpg

steeley
06-12-2012, 12:19 AM
I think these two pictures say's a lot about sharpener,s world wide.
http://limepic.com/img/2012/06/11/ptWOF.jpg

http://limepic.com/img/2012/06/11/aqOX7.jpg

steeley
06-12-2012, 08:06 PM
http://limepic.com/img/2012/06/12/IuvVR.jpg

http://limepic.com/img/2012/06/12/bQdf.jpg

http://limepic.com/img/2012/06/12/dimqD.jpg

Dave Martell
06-12-2012, 11:34 PM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_FmEZ51SC4PM/S8QLX7gYwoI/AAAAAAAAAz0/0e5l1dk4TZ8/s1600/Blog+11-16+(1).jpg

http://www.1900s.org.uk/life-times-images/knife-grinder.jpg

http://offthemeathook.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/mzizima-3.jpg

http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museumoflondon/images/microsites/derivatives//reassessing/jpeg_028/full/IN7518_RWWC.jpg

http://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00043/F_200705_May11ed_ima_43696a.jpg

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-IraZgX47lGE/TwOHTbttBmI/AAAAAAAABQ4/jX5Pyw5V_rA/s300/File0250.jpg

http://www.writeonnewjersey.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Traveling-Arrotini.jpg

http://postahouse.bezdomny.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/arrotino.jpg

http://www.cjargne.it/images/arrotino.jpg

http://www.storiatifernate.it/img_prod/E8-b.jpg

http://lh4.ggpht.com/-1CtFplQUHnY/TNz7l524iPI/AAAAAAAAJTY/UzeUiAFWTp0/PD_Infiorata_33w.jpg

http://www.parlamanfredoniano.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/arrotino3.jpg

http://www.gri.it/old_GRI/gallery/corric/arrotino.jpg

http://www.istitutocazzulani.it/z_civiltacontadina/55_arrotino.jpg

http://digilander.libero.it/circolosantacaterina/2002/_borders/Image9.jpg