(KNIVES) Let's see some sharp pointy objects

Discussion in 'The Display Case' started by SHARPETOYS, Mar 31, 2005.

  1. mikespens

    mikespens Call Me a Cab

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    I'm still fascinated by trick opening knives Stearmen and have owned a few over the yrs. I haven't seen that opening mechanism before. I'm guessing it's 50-60's? Can you date it? Also, what is the handle material and size?
     
  2. Stearmen

    Stearmen I'll Lock Up

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    It is 5" with the blade extended and 3 1/4" retracted. I thought it was plastic, but not so sure now? It was hand made. In side, it is hand engraved USA Pat 2662 284. Funny, I never noticed that in all these years. I think it was early to mid 60s, can't remember for sure.
     
  3. mikespens

    mikespens Call Me a Cab

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    I took a couple knife pixs for a friend so decided to use them to bump this thread too. Modern stuff this time, from top to bottom: Lionsteel LionSpy, Enzo Birk 75, Chris Reeve Large Sebenza Insingo, and a mid-tech from MS Tom Ferry

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  4. I saw lots of promo-knives in early to mid-70's like this, give-aways by autoparts, hardware, etc...
     
  5. howardeye

    howardeye Practically Family

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    My 3 Vintage Cold Steel Tantos. Still need the 12 inch blade model to complete the set! Nice lot there Mike!

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  6. Stearmen

    Stearmen I'll Lock Up

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    Those a great! Definitely has the Katana look down pat!
     
  7. Bamaboots

    Bamaboots I'll Lock Up

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    Nothing fancy but the toughest knife I have ever owned. Glock combat knife. The steel is as hard as the slide on a Glock pistol, hell to sharpen but it takes a belt sander to dull.
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  8. howardeye

    howardeye Practically Family

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    I like it! Of course I like all military knives and bayonets! My wife is a Glock Person!
     
  9. Case 3318SS stockman knife
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  11. Renault

    Renault One Too Many

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    Nice V.C.!!! I do love the old style Case knives! Here's the ones the grandkids gifted me for Christmas 2 years ago!
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  12. Mr. Trilby

    Mr. Trilby New in Town

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    My k knife.

    this is my first posting and hopefully I'm doing it right. I picked this little gem up form my favorite cutlery shop, William's Culturally in San Jose California. It was dated to about the early 1960's and it's from a company in Japan. It is in near mint condition especially for being and old used pocket knife, all original and razor sharp. I was drawn to it's beautiful real mother of pear handle and it's clean overall lines. /Users/reedshue/Desktop/20150409_114617_resized.jpg/Users/reedshue/Desktop/20150409_114553_resized.jpg/Users/reedshue/Desktop/20150409_114511_resized.jpg
     
  13. Need 15 posts to attach photos or use a photo hosting site like Photobucket & link the IMG url...Welcome to the Lounge...
     
  14. Whatever you do don't use Facebook as a hosting site because the pics eventually disappear from here.
     
  15. Shangas

    Shangas I'll Lock Up

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    I'm not a knife buff by any means, but ever since I was in university, I felt that I'd like a nice pocketknife. Just one, good, solid, dependable knife which I could use for the rest of my life.

    Most knives I'd seen at flea-markets and antiques shops were tiny. Fruit-knives and such. Or Victorinox Swiss army knives or whatever.

    Most of them just displeased me in one way or another. They were too small, they had too many features, they were tricky to open or close...in the end, I decided to try and get myself just one, good brand-new knife.

    I don't need any of those fancy, extra applications and gadgets that some knives come with. I just needed a decent-sized knife which I could sharpen myself, and which had a good blade and looked nice, opened or shut. Yes, I want a folding knife.

    Anyway, this is what I got:

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    It's similar to the Buck 110 in style and construction, but I believe it was made in Taiwan instead of the 'States.

    Closed length is 5in.

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    The model name is the Excalibur Royal King, apparently, and while it looks the part, there's almost no information on this thing on the internet. I'm not sure if that's good, or bad.

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    The blade is 3.5in long, which is plenty big enough for anything I'm ever likely to use it for. I don't need one of those massive bowie knives or a machete or anything. I don't have anything which can be bothered compensating for. I just wanted a solid, easy-to-use, easy-to-maintain, middle-of-the-range knife which looks good and will last.

    Construction is stainless steel spring, lock and blade. Brass bolsters, liners and rivets, and wooden scales on the sides. The lockback feature is good and solid - it snaps open and holds, and a moderate pressure on the lock pops the blade to swing it back in.
     
  16. Renault

    Renault One Too Many

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    A pretty knife, Shangas!!
     
  17. Renault

    Renault One Too Many

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    Wifey knows how much I like cheap carbon steel butcher knives. So she picked up a pair of these Ontario Knife co "Cabbage" knives off amazon. Whopping $8 a piece!

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    Made a belt sheath for this one. Packs real nice and is now razor sharp! Should make a good one for the mountains!
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  18. Shangas

    Shangas I'll Lock Up

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    Thanks, R.

    Maybe not the most fantastic knife around, but I found it easy to use, open and shut. And I like the long nick on the blade. Easier for my fingers to grip.
     
  19. Renault

    Renault One Too Many

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    Well!!! That's just about all that matters!!! Your happy and you got a blade you like. I say it's a win/win!!!
     
  20. Bushman

    Bushman My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Wow, that's a gorgeous knife! I love the wood in the handle.
     

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