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Discussion in 'Knives & Edged Items' started by ampaterry, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    West Tennessee
    I doubt anyone can tell me much about this one, but my grandson just aquired it and wanted to know if any info was available.
    The steel is quite hard; he stoned the blade for five hours before he got a fair edge on it.
    The metal-to-metal and metal-to-wood fit is very good, and the grain of the wood on the handles is quite good looking.
    There is not one mark or lettering of any kind anywhere on this one.

    Anyone?
    Anyone?
     

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  2. Country101

    Country101 Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2004
    NW AR
    Sorry, I'm no help, but that is an interesting knife.....
     

  3. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    West Tennessee
    What kind of wood do you suppose that handle is?
    Grain does not look quite right for walnut -
     
  4. todd51

    todd51 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2009
    Central, Ohio
    The more I look at that knife the more I like and admire it. Great piece and a great find for you grandson. Just a guess but that wood looks a little like some rosewood, a little too dark maybe, some stain you suppose? You would think after putting all that work into it the maker would of marked it. Never the less great knife.

    Todd
     
  5. old 33

    old 33 New Member

    60
    Feb 12, 2011
    midwest
    That looks like a handmade custom.....and very cool

    Many moons ago when I worked on lineboats on the river...an engineer made one per trip...some were similar to that...amazing quality
     
  6. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    West Tennessee
    Thank you, guys, for that great input!

    I am directing him to this thread so he can read it -
     
  7. Big ugly

    Big ugly New Member

    Feb 27, 2009
    Knoxville Tennessee
    I am thinking the same here, I think that bad boy was hand made. Even though the wood fits nice and tight and the handle is all snug up like it is supposed to be, if you look at the two sides they are not even. Can you post a of handle from the top and the bottom?
     
  8. 5string

    5string Member

    143
    May 3, 2009
    Ok
    I'm leaning towards pakistan made.the handle appears to be a laminate.there is one very simular in the blue ridge knife book for 10.95 retail. the handle is not as long as that one.

    that is just my opinion
     
  9. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    West Tennessee
    I will ask him to take a pic of the handle from top and bottom, as clear as he can get it.

    Thanks again!!
     
  10. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    West Tennessee
    My admittedly limited experience with Pakistani knives is that if you actually use them, they dull VERY fast, and the hardware all wears and loosens up. Sharpening is really easy because of the soft steel.

    This knive has been used a lot, as it was very dull, yet everything is tight.
    And the sharpening took a LONG time -
     
  11. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    West Tennessee
    Here are additional pictures of this knife; left side, right side, front and back.

    It is absolutely not symetrical, left to right.
    Which proves, I believe, that it did not come from a factory.
    But is it a high quality custom from a guy that wanted the blade to be 2 degrees off to the right when he was skinning with it in his right hand, or is it a product of some guy working with a file over a camel-dung fire whose mind was distracted by a good looking goat outside his tent?

    Personally, I think the quality of the steel and the fit indicates the former, but I am NO KNIFE EXPERT, which is why I posted this here for thoughts.
     

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