This is my feeble little pile from our adventure at the flea market:
1st there was a table with a box of tools marked 25 cents each or 5 for $1. Lots of junk but digging deep I came up with 4- 1/2" drive Craftsman sockets and 1/2 inch SK combination wrench.
Then I found another box full of all sorts of Zombie Killers and Chinese wannabe tacticals. Rooting through it, hiding down in the bottom was Gerber 650, Portland Oregon USA, some sort of stain on the blade, looks like a factory edge still in place.
There is a Ranger, a Cattaragus 212466, a well used Boker USA Muskrat(both blades are equally worn out
) unknown equal end, a well worn Camillus with a beautiful shield, an unsharpened Hammer Brand vertical USA, and 2 small Old Timer USA Schrades with full blades, just plumb nasty. Need a bath! Oh yeah there was a nice little whet rock that was thrown in on one of the transactions. Last is the Scout knife that didn't make the family photo, it is pretty raggedy but has beautiful bone. The main blade was surely a spear point with a long pull and there is evidence of a swedge, the punch/awl is pertect as is the cap lifter/screwdriver. Sadly there is only the tang of the can opener.
We couldn't make out the tang on what's left of the spear, all the letters I could see were in a circle. The owner said it has to be a Remington and I could see enough to feel confident it wasn't. When I got it home I opened the cap lifter and there was a tang stamp in perfect condition, CRUCIBAL KNIFE CO
I had a good time and the highlight of the morning was to meet and shake hands with Scott (TripleF) our cyber buddy here on the forum.
Edit: I'm leanin' real heavy toward that old equal end being a Lander,Frary & Clark. What y'all think?
Todays finds were across the spectrum of knives. I rooted through several piles and rescued several, felt sorry for them, a couple I don't even know their names. There is not enough tang stamp for me to identify the old 3 3/4" equal end.