Old Rope Knives

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Re: Old Rope Knives

Post by Miller Bro's » Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:48 am

wlf wrote:Awesome bone on those Miller Bros Dimitri and Bill. The stag one belongs on the gnarly thread Bill. ::tu::

I've only got this 3 3/4" ebony Wostenholm
Thanks Lyle :wink:

I really like that old Wostenholm! ::drool::
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Re: Old Rope Knives

Post by Miller Bro's » Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:00 am

I found a really decent example of this English rope knife with the folding Marlin spike.

If you have ever handled one of these you know what a nail breaker it is to get the blades open! :shock:
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Re: Old Rope Knives

Post by djknife13 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:11 pm

Miller Bros. I love everything about that knife. ___Dave

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Re: Old Rope Knives

Post by Miller Bro's » Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:10 pm

Thank you Dave!
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Re: Old Rope Knives

Post by LongBlade » Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:27 pm

Great old rope knife Dimitri ::tu:: ::tu:: ...
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Re: Old Rope Knives

Post by BWT » Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:16 pm

Very nice Dimitri,nice find ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Old Rope Knives

Post by Miller Bro's » Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:26 am

Thank you gentlemen!
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Re: Old Rope Knives

Post by LongBlade » Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:24 am

Well I have had this one on my list for a long time but was searching for the right one in terms of condition, price etc... yesterday the stars aligned in the "hunt" including selling a knife which made this possible :D ...

Classic Miller Bro's Rope knife in larger size at 4 3/4" with a pretty full blade & only lightly sharpened - no cracks in bone, brass lanyard still intact and just some age spots..
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Guess I have a small collection going with some variety too - Here's my few others under rope knives:

Russell "Green River" - Stag Handle - 4 1/4"
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Thomaston Knife Co Sailor's or Navy Jack - 3 1/4"
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H&B New England Whaler - Horn handle - 3 1/2" - Big thank you to espn77 (Keith) for this kind knife bomb awhile back now ::handshake::
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Re: Old Rope Knives

Post by FRJ » Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:34 am

That's a lot bigger than the one we looked at, and nicer too. That's a real beauty, Lee.
And the others are beauties too. ::tu::
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Re: Old Rope Knives

Post by gsmith7158 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:42 am

Wow Lee ! That's a first class MB. Congratulations on that one. ::tu::
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Re: Old Rope Knives

Post by LongBlade » Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:49 am

Thanks very much Joe and Greg ::tu:: ::handshake:: ...
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Re: Old Rope Knives

Post by peanut740 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:46 am

Lee,they don't get much better than that. ::tu:: ::tu::
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Post by LongBlade » Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:18 am

Thanks Roger ::tu:: ::handshake:: ...
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Re: Old Rope Knives

Post by JohnR » Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:37 pm

Lee, love those Miller Bros rope knives, congratulations on adding such a nice one to your collection.

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Re: Old Rope Knives

Post by LongBlade » Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:51 pm

Thanks John ::tu:: ::handshake:: ... I’m glad I waited it out for some time now to find this one :) ...
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