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Discussion in 'Knives & Edged Items' started by jay3534, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. jay3534

    jay3534 Member

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    A friend gave me this stating it was a knife. I think is is a scraper of some kind but the bevel from the top to the edge seems odd. What is it?

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  2. dustydog

    dustydog New Member

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    Looks like a well used old Hyde safety knife.Basic industrial knife,they are still made,may even still be made up in Massachusetts where the original factory was.Sort of an American Sloyd knife.
  3. jlloyd73

    jlloyd73 New Member

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    It looks like a valve stem cutoff knife.................
  4. American Leader

    American Leader Well-Known Member

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    Looks similar to an Opinel knife made in France. Built a little different though?
  5. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a homemade knife that once used to be a heavy duty putty knife. i have a couple myself. They make great utility knives.
  6. Brisk44

    Brisk44 New Member

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    We have those at work, just a general utility knife. Inexpensive but well made and sturdy.
  7. Insulation Tim

    Insulation Tim Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I used to sell them (Hyde Brand) in 6" and 8" as insulation knives. The installers could cut a batt to length in a hurry. They are rather inexpensive, $5 to$10 as I recall. The guys would simply sharpen then on a grinder.

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