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Post by New_Windsor_NY » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:31 pm

Tsar Bomba wrote:Imperial also released that pattern as an official Boy Scout knife at one point.

The last photo should show the stamped seal the best, although none of the mark side photos really show it clearly.
Thank you Tsar Bomba, I believe I've got it covered. Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts & Camp Fire Girls utensil kit knives, tang stamps by Geo Schrade, Imperial and Boker.
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Post by WillyCamaro » Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:20 am

bighomer wrote:Postman dropped these off today. The little electricians knife was wrapped in bubble wrap and in a 6x6 inch box filled with foam peanuts, the new in it's box JP was in a plastic envelope type mailer. Now understand I ain't fussing about it but it seems like lot of difference in mailing cost. Both came from the great state of Ohio. 20190821_171752.jpg20190821_171558.jpg
Same thing up here in Canada. Those bubble mailers are about double purchase price then boxes and double shipping costs. They are only supposed to be used for expensive documents/letters/pictures/ect. Boxes are cheap and a lot safer to ship hard stuff, i.e. knives. One time I hade a N scale model locomotive bought off of ebay. I didn't pay for shipping. They took over a $30 hit. Would of only cost $5 to ship by box and much, much safer.
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Post by Wbyonder » Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:58 pm

Hadn't posted in a while because, well ,even though i have bought quite a few knives over the last few months...and have found some decent deals.its been a while since i got a killer auction knife that upon recieving it ,was just dumbfounded..I collect schrade U.S.A. among others ..but i don't have the unlimited knife budget that some of our members are fortunate enough to have..so I must be patient..and do.my homework..so i was looking for an 885 UH king Ranch...several nice ones on Ebay in the $80.00 to $145.00 dollar range..but i found one with some of my "secret search technics" for a " buy it now "price of $19.00 dollars and $ 7.00 for shipping..I felt for sure despite the pics , i would receive a taylor chinese schrade...but took the chance ...and wow was I ever rewarded...this is a 1970-73 unused schrade walden king ranch with nickel silver jimped liners , box with hinges.its now in the top 5 of my favorite schrades on tpp of that its serial# is 07488...no letters so i think the 7488th UH 885 made..
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Post by QTCut5 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:18 pm

That's pretty cool. Congrats on a great score! ::tu::
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Post by treefarmer » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:35 pm

Wbyonder,
I see that you did indeed get a great knife for a great price! ::tu:: The jimping does really make a knife look good.
Fill me in on the King Ranch connection. I'm aware of their Santa Gertrudis cattle history but what is the tie to the knife?
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Post by Quick Steel » Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:37 pm

Ditto Treefarmer's question. That is an incredible acquisition at that price. Congratulations. ::tu::
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Post by doglegg » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:26 pm

Pardon me for butting in but King Ranch is a money making outfit and along with ranching, farming and hunting they will sell their name to about anyone wanting to capitalize on it. Leather goods, vehicles, pocket knives, hunting accessories, anything that someone is willing to pay for use of the name. It is an amazing operation. My wife and I have been down and toured it once. And yes Philip, red cattle as far as the eye can see. ::nod::

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Post by treefarmer » Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:13 am

Floyd, we know about them red cows. Back in the day when we had a little commercial herd, we had 3 different Gert bulls over several years. The last one was the most docile critter we had on the farm. Our son showed him at the county youth fair and everyone was afraid of the bull getting loose! Can't find a picture of the bull and our little boy to share but here is what he looked like out in the pasture:
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You didn't want him to step on your foot, even with boots on, he was 2200+ pounds.
Hey we still don't know how the Uncle Henry ties back into the King Ranch. ::hmm::
Oh yeah, we had one Santa Gertrudis bull that would beat the side out of your pickup truck, he had an attitude. :)
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Post by New_Windsor_NY » Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:19 pm

Yesterday's arrivals, an Imperial "deer head" jack and an Ulster 63 (no pattern # on tang), 3 blade, swelled center, whittler.
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Post by bighomer » Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:41 pm

Don't know what it is but thought it belong in my pile so I bid on it and got it, figured it be light as feather, boy was I wrong this thing got heft to it. ::tu::
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Post by jerryd6818 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:31 pm

After being out for delivery for over 24 hours, it finally showed up this afternoon.
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Post by cody6268 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:47 pm

bighomer wrote:Don't know what it is but thought it belong in my pile so I bid on it and got it, figured it be light as feather, boy was I wrong this thing got heft to it. ::tu::
Spanish Army Knife--1990s-era. The 1980s and older were made in Spain by Aitor, these are Chinese (and yes, the Spanish military did use Chinese-made knives at this time. Still looks to be a really good knife.

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Post by bighomer » Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:10 pm

Thanks cody, its seems to be well made, it's a thumb nail buster to open,, gonna see if she'll take to the hone, right now she wouldn't cut nothing but butter. ::handshake::

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Post by dweb1897 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:49 am

A new Herman Williams' Schrade Bowie
NRA American Glory blade with blueing buffed off, Red Buffalo Horn, stacked Apple Coral and Nickel Silver, Black Micarta spacer with red liners
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Post by doglegg » Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:34 pm

All that and coffin shaped end of handles, wow. I think that 'Herman Williams' is synonymous with SWEET!!!! Great pick up Doug. ::nod:: ::nod:: ::tu::

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