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Unknown Knife

Postby joesskankshack » Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:11 am

Would anyone be able to help me identify anything about this knife? There are no marking on it, which has made me lost on where to start looking.
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Re: Unknown Knife

Postby edge213 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:44 am

Looks Pakistan made to me.
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Re: Unknown Knife

Postby Quick Steel » Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:45 am

My first thought was also Pakistan.
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Re: Unknown Knife

Postby orvet » Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:50 am

The colorful chunks of red and green plywood, the unfinished and unpolished brass guard and butt cap and the unpolished handle material and the gaps between the layers in the handle seems to be the calling card of inexpensive Pakistani knives.

I have seen knives from Pakistan that look better than this one, but you can still tell that they did not take the time to finish the knife properly. You will often see deep scratches in the blade, and the guard and handle where they changed from a very coarse abrasive to a much finer abrasive that couldn't remove the deep scratches left from the previous abrasive.

Often when you "Read the Knife" to borrow a phrase from Bernard Levine, you will see that the little details in the workmanship are often a more sure clue to the origin of the knife than a tang stamp or a signed COA!
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Re: Unknown Knife

Postby bighomer » Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:44 pm

Yep hand made by ole Paki Stan. ::woot::

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Re: Unknown Knife

Postby joesskankshack » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:13 pm

orvet wrote:The colorful chunks of red and green plywood, the unfinished and unpolished brass guard and butt cap and the unpolished handle material and the gaps between the layers in the handle seems to be the calling card of inexpensive Pakistani knives.

I have seen knives from Pakistan that look better than this one, but you can still tell that they did not take the time to finish the knife properly. You will often see deep scratches in the blade, and the guard and handle where they changed from a very coarse abrasive to a much finer abrasive that couldn't remove the deep scratches left from the previous abrasive.

Often when you "Read the Knife" to borrow a phrase from Bernard Levine, you will see that the little details in the workmanship are often a more sure clue to the origin of the knife than a tang stamp or a signed COA!


I did notice that the knife was not finished properly and that there is a lack of quality. I wanted to confirm some of these specs on the knife since I would like to sell it, but it may be more of a hassle than anything else.

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Re: Unknown Knife

Postby kootenay joe » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:20 pm

I of course agree with the info from Dale but will add that there are some reasonably well finished knives from Pakistan Their knife making seems to be where China was 20 or more years ago and as with China the standards are improving over time. I have never used one so i don't know how good the steel blade might be, but i suspect that some of the more recently made blades from Pakistan have decent steel, reasonable grinds and good heat treatment. The only way to find out would be to buy a bunch of different Pakistan made knives and try them out. A few might be reasonably good.
If your knife has a sheath and you sold it for say $25 you would not be ripping off the buyer.
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Re: Unknown Knife

Postby btrwtr » Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:46 am

I think this could also be a kit knife blade that was sold to be finished by the buyer. The blade looks very similar to some of the blades currently on the market. Looking at the pictures it appears that the brass guard may be silver soldered at the blade joint, if so, I would be a sign that it is a kit knife blade rather than a prefinished import.
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Re: Unknown Knife

Postby jerryd6818 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:06 pm

If you want to sell it, start it at a dollar (with appropriate postage of course) and put in the listing, "I know nothing about this knife. What you see is what you get."
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