What is this

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

  1. jay3534

    jay3534 Member

    145
    Dec 22, 2003
    N.C.
    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

    209
    Sep 2, 2011
    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 Active Member

    Nov 28, 2010
    It looks like a valve stem cutoff knife.................
     
  4. American Leader

    American Leader Well-Known Member

    Mar 1, 2011
    Iowa
    Looks similar to an Opinel knife made in France. Built a little different though?
     
  5. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    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

    Mar 6, 2011
    Iowa
    We have those at work, just a general utility knife. Inexpensive but well made and sturdy.
     
  7. Insulation Tim

    Insulation Tim Well-Known Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    Ohio
    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.