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Discussion in 'The Display Case' started by SHARPETOYS, Mar 31, 2005.
My EDC (bigger than life-size). Not currently in my pocket as I'm travelling and would rather not risk losing it by forgetting to put it in hold baggage. Nice little piece, though, and despite the limits of our UK knife laws, it's all the blade I ever need on a day to day basis.
Some great knives on show here.
Living in northern Scotland I need something a tad bigger for when I'm hiking the hills or bushcrafting. I have these two (not EDC!) knives, both of which I bought new in the late 1980s. They're a bit banged up but still all I ever needed. Top is a 1988 dated British army survival knife (usually lives in my rucksack) while the bottom one is a 1989 dated Ontario USAF knife.
I still have my dad's old Buck 110 somewhere but I also have this German Puma version with staghorn grips. It was made in the 1970s and also belonged to my dad. It lives in a drawer, never been used.
On the other scale of things, I have these small fruities. Not silver, I'm afraid, but stainless steel blades.
It’s not sharp or pointy, but I found this axe head on a hike in the Ozark hills yesterday. The darker and more pitted section was exposed and I instantly knew what it was.
Those are pen-knives, for sharpening pencils and cutting quills, not fruit-knives. That's why the blades aren't silver.
Thanks for that. I did wonder about the smaller one actually being a fruit knife. I would surmise that silver blades wouldn't tarnish or corrode with the fruit acid, unlike the steel blades.
That is correct. Knives of this vintage used carbon steel blades, which rust at the drop of a hat. Frequent use cutting in to fruit with its strong juices, would rust a steel blade in no time at all. Silver was used instead, to prevent this.
Smallest knife I have, not sure of the year, followed by two silver fruit knives.Dates for the fruit knives would be most apreciated. Many thanks.
Grabbed this Rambo IV knife off Amazon. What a whammer! It's heavy as Hell; one solid lump of steel. You could crack somebody's head wide open with the blunt end alone! It also came with a COA.
I can only make out the hallmarks of the bottom knife. It's solid silver, made in sheffield by Arthur Worral Staniforth. I can't quite make out the date mark but that particular maker's mark was used between 1913 to 1919.
Hope this helps.
Many thanks, will get a better pic of the other one.
My Tree Brand 2020 twin blade pocket knife made by Boker in Solingen, West Germany. The handle is horn.
That is so cool!!! Just awesome!
My Buck 703 stockman, made in 1995, which originally belonged to my Dad.
Sort of thing that;s known as a zombie knife in these parts.
Doesn't look like a knife, Zombie or otherwise. Looks more like a Parang or Bolo machete used for clearing thick undergrowth. The US military used something similar as a direct result of having these machetes used against them in the Spanish - American War.
My old 1970s Ulster BSA pocket knife. Pretty beat up and missing its shackle at the end but, man, that knife and I had some adventures.
My new one from my Wife.
Looks like a nice read. Nothing better, really, than taking a hike in the woods and doing a little whittling. BTW, what is that pocket knife, looks like a modern version of the old BSA knives.