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Discussion in 'Buck Knives' started by CDNWIDE, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. CDNWIDE

    CDNWIDE

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    Aug 15, 2002
  2. DeSotoSky

    DeSotoSky Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    My understanding is that the Nemo and Frontiersman were the exact same knife except for the sheath.
    The end of the blade looks odd to me on this one. Hopefully one of the more knowledgable will wade in.
     
  3. mbjannusch

    mbjannusch

    Apr 1, 2010
    AS DesotoSky said the Nemo and Frontiersman were the same knife, with different sheaths. That knife is a Nemo/frontiersman but the sheath is wrong. Both knives had the two line stamp. The Nemo didn't always have the serration, in fact the knives with serration are more rare. Hope this helps.
     
  4. David Martin

    David Martin Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    Prior, to 1972 mfg. the knives were the same. After that one can certainly tell which model it is. DM
     
  5. DeSotoSky

    DeSotoSky Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    Are you saying some were actually stamped "122" when they went to 3 lines?
     
  6. David Martin

    David Martin Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    Yes. DM
     
  7. mbjannusch

    mbjannusch

    Apr 1, 2010
    I'd love to see one with a 122 blade stamp...
     
  8. Plumberdv

    Plumberdv

    Sep 26, 2008
    Joe Houser's article in the Dec. 2006 newsletter said that there may be some three line stamped 122s from '72 but that they were stamped that way in '73 when it was reintroduced.
     

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  9. CDNWIDE

    CDNWIDE

    218
    Aug 15, 2002
    The Nemo was promoted as a dive knife. Were no concessions made in blade steel to compensate for salt water? Still a HC blade?
     
  10. Plumberdv

    Plumberdv

    Sep 26, 2008
    The Nemo was discontinued quite sometime before the 420HC steel came to be used so it was 440C.
     
  11. David Martin

    David Martin Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    Plumber, There are articles that exist. Thanks for posting that. They need to read more. DM
     
  12. ArfinGreebly

    ArfinGreebly

    369
    Apr 3, 2008
    The auction text observes that the sheath is "not original equipment" so that factor should not figure into the consideration of whether this item is genuine.

     
  13. mbjannusch

    mbjannusch

    Apr 1, 2010
    May exist, If anybody has one, I would like to see it.
     
  14. oregon

    oregon

    Jan 12, 2005
    Evil Eye Earl's collection focuses on the Nemo/Frontiersman. If that tang stamp exists he has it.
     
  15. hkingdom

    hkingdom Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 5, 2006
    They are rare, but there are some out there. I have two.

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  16. Plumberdv

    Plumberdv

    Sep 26, 2008
    Perfect, you can't argue with that! ;) Joe was right. Thanks for posting those pictures. :thumbup:
     
  17. David Martin

    David Martin Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    HK, Thank you for fostering education. A good photo. DM
     
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  18. mbjannusch

    mbjannusch

    Apr 1, 2010
    Thanks HK for the great pictures, and education. I new if anybody had one, it would be you. Nice to see...
     
  19. mbjannusch

    mbjannusch

    Apr 1, 2010
    DM, Ignorance is a state of being uninformed, I just said I've never seen one and would like to. Keep your pot shots to yourself.
     
  20. David Martin

    David Martin Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    Bistropen, if you want information on this model. Start a new topic on it. DM
     

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