Saturday 29 March 2008

Lamping foxes - and a new knife

I just spent a fascinating evening with Robert Bucknell and his friend Nigel Fulton, out lamping foxes. We eventually got to bed at 3am, and got up again at 5 - gluttons for punishment, these fox shooters! Here's the youtube vid:

On the way home, I dropped in to see Mike Yardley - who has been adding to his collection of shooting memorabilia and showed me some lovely old flintlock pistols he bought at an auction lately.

He also gave me this rather splendid knife, telling me that he'd liked it so much he bought six! It's a Gerber Air Ranger, designed by Bill Harsey, with a lightweight machined aluminium handle in a lovely light blue finish. It has a 3.2in semi-serrated clip-point blade, with a liner lock. A thumb stud allows single-handed deployment and it has a pocket clip.

This is one of those knives that just feels right, the blade is a really useful, practical shape, and the knife is pleasing to look at. Thanks Mike!

Interested? It's offered at £32.47 here »

1 comment:

Editor said...

thank you for adding me as a link,
will return the favor.
We shoot a lot of coyotes on our place but the law will not let us hunt them with lights at night