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Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Will Power, Mar 28, 2014.
Case Bengal Canoe.
I think that’s the only Bengal that’s going to be a winner this year
I promised myself I would not buy any more knives, but I saw this at the Buy-n-Large for dirt cheap and couldn’t resist. I really like to see decent quality but not overpriced goods being produced somewhere besides You Know Where. In addition, it spoke to my weakness for large single-blade knives, and being light weight will ride nicely in the right front pocket.
Got this in the mail today, fresh from the exchange. These things don't seem to get much love. But I think its going to be a great work knife.
My newest addition just showed up in the mail today.
This antique seaman's knife from Tallinn, Estonia. I wonder what I should I do with it? Clean the bolsters and blade and how?
Sharpen it and use it. I'd not clean it up if I were you; it'd lose the charm of an old knife.
At least I want to clean the residue from the price sticker and tighten + oil the pivot, after I try to flush and blow all gunk from the inside. Then sharpen.
Just picked up some old knifes from a bloke here in Oz who resurrects / reconditions / repairs / revives old knives. (A passtime I can approve of but likely haven't the ability to practice.) This one has rather taken my fancy:
He says it's a Hibbard Spencer Bartlett & Co. knife from who-knows-when, which he's completely rebuilt (including adding a NOS Schrade USA sheepsfoot blade to replace the broken master blade.
I do like a sheepsfoot blade, I like three-bladed knives and I rather like the bone on this one. It's a little smaller than the 34OT I've had in my pocket of late:
(I'm pretty sure the replacement sheepsfoot was originally intended for a 34OT.)
..so I think this one might displace it, at least for a while.
I did a quick Google search on Hibbard &cetera and it seems they were a big hardware store in Chicago (so they're not likely the manufacturer, just the seller, perhaps with their own branding). It seems they shut down in 1962, so the knife likely has some age on it. Who knows how the knife got from there to being revived in Perth, Western Australia all these years later?!? At least I know how it got from Perth to Sydney...
Picked up this baby last summer in Sardinia, Italy.
Olive wood handle, around 3.2 inch blade.
If that sheepsfoot is a usa schrade blade it would be from something such as an 897UH, 825 or 895. The nick is on the wrong side for it to have been a 34ot blade. Do you know if it's stainless or carbon steel?
An Olsen 510? Made in Japan. It's 4 1/8" closed with cocobolo? It has better F& F and W & T than my Olsen 511 which is an original.
Brian, @Itsmebsh Please help me with my questions and where this fits in the scheme of things.
It is carbon steel, not stainless, and pretty much the same size as the sheepsfoot from my 34OT. I’ll confess I didn’t even think to look at the nick - just assumed based on size. However, it would have been ‘for’ rather than ‘from’ such a knife: it was a NOS part, so there’s no donor knife involved.
Snagged a new AG Russell Sunfish. I hate that it’s Chinese alphabet soup steel, but I love everything else about it.
In the mailbox this morning.
Arrived in the mail today my Michael May Sheffield Barlow. I remember saying to you that I would send you a picture. Same issues that you have with yours. Disappointed like you ... But it's pretty well constructed and a very pretty knife. Rams horn scales.
That is a shame, beautiful looking knife, you have a good weekend.
I also got my Michael May in the mail today.
. Nice looking knife.
With regards with the Michael May grind issues I would just re-bevel, sharpen it and fix that problem.