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New one...........

Post by knife7knut » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:08 pm

Picked this up at the local flea market today for a buck. I think it is an abalone knife.Plastic sheath has a drain hole in the bottom;handle is a press fit into the sheath.Blade is rounded on the point and has no edge.Tried Googling the name with no success.
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Post by TwoFlowersLuggage » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:38 pm

I found it on google. It's a "finishing knife" used by roofers.
https://www.aboutroofing.com/flexim-roo ... r-set.html
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Post by cody6268 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:41 pm

Seems it is designed for spreading roofing mortar, not cutting. I myself felt like it was some kind of rope knife. Blunt tip would work well in that application Watch this video and you'll see that very knife in action. I'd love to see if such a knife has good enough metal for being sharpened. Seems they're not that expensive.

https://youtu.be/QihXWDyxXbA

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Post by knife7knut » Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:23 pm

Thanks for the heads-up on it;my search engine must be out of gas or something it couldn't come up with anything.I wonder how it got across the pond to Michigan?
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Post by FRJ » Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:12 am

I thought it was a divers knife. As in SCUBA diving.
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Post by knife7knut » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:20 pm

FRJ wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:12 am
I thought it was a divers knife. As in SCUBA diving.
So did I Joe. The sheath is plastic ans has a drain hole in the bottom and the knife handle is a press fit into the sheath.The blade looks like a couple I have that were used to pry open abalone shells.
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Re: New one...........

Post by cody6268 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:15 pm

I'm wondering; is the blade thin and flexible or thick?

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Post by knife7knut » Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:01 am

cody6268 wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:15 pm
I'm wondering; is the blade thin and flexible or thick?
My micrometers are in the shop but using a 6 inch metal scale the blade appears to be approximately .125 inch at the top and about half that at the bottom. It is NOT very flexible such as a spatula or palette knife.
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