Lets show some Old and Rare ones.

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Re: Lets show some Old and Rare ones.

Post by LongBlade » Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:18 am

Thanks Roger and Greg ::tu:: ::tu:: ..

Greg - Great point about Thompson and Gascoigne ::nod:: ::tu:: !! When I was searching Gascoigne that was the first that appeared relative to starting Empire Knife... I know Thompson and Gascoigne were both Englishman but the strange thing is that no matter how long I searched for them and looked in references there is not any mention of their first names and more importantly I couldn't find any info on their background nor their knives with tang stamps - so its an interesting possibility in the right time frame but I may have to dig deeper into different searches - so far no luck....
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Post by FRJ » Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:51 am

Congratulations on that little piece of history, Lee.
What a nice piece for any collection. ::tu:: ::tu::
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Post by galvanic1882 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:56 pm

Great knife you have there!!

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Post by danno50 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:50 pm

Great historical find, Lee! ::tu:: Really nice grain in the ivory.
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Post by LongBlade » Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:32 pm

Thanks Joe, Mike and Dan ::tu:: ::tu:: ... in a sense I feel like I found one of my “grail” knives from a historic aspect :) ..
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Post by KAW » Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:52 pm

That knife is in great shape for its age, Lee... a very nice looking too... a real prize! ::tu:: 8) :D
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Post by LongBlade » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:33 pm

Thanks Ken ::tu:: ::tu:: ...
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Post by Ivoryman » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:47 pm

[quote="LongBlade"]Here's one for the old and rare ones...

This small 2 blade swayback ivory jack with rat tail bolsters is 2 1/8". All steel construction including liners and bolsters though the pins appear to be brass on the handles (not pivot pin) - no doubt much heavier in hand than one would expect for a knife at this size. On the mark side photo I included a penny sized 1863 Civil War token for relative size though I think this no doubt pre-dated the Civil War... I'm thinking based on a few things 150-200 years old. The knife no doubt has stove pipe or square kicks on both blades - and the most unusual part is this knife is a "true split spring" (see photo) - that was no doubt an exciting find in this knife for me as I had been wanting to add a split spring to the old collection. True split spring knives are rather elusive & no doubt rare, and I have really only seen photos of 2 knives with split springs posted by Dave (djknife13). Despite all we hear about true split spring whittlers I have yet to see an example. There was another knife posted by dcgm4 (Dave) that was a Jackson whittler and though there were 2 separate springs off of one solid spring they were not split as in this knife (or djknife13's knives)... I should start another thread on just true split spring knives and see if any float to the surface :) ....


Just smashing, what an elegant ancient beauty and great info, learned lots, great show, thanks thanks thanks. Mmmmmmmmmmmnnnnnnnnnnn. Yeaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh. Keep this kind coming.
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Post by LongBlade » Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:32 am

Thanks Ivoryman ::tu:: ::handshake:: ...
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Post by wlf » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:25 pm

You've turned over a few rocks to find that artifact Lee. ::tu:: ::tu::

Good luck on the research.
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Post by kennedy knives » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:20 pm

Old Faithfull EDC
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Re: Lets show some Old and Rare ones.

Post by doglegg » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:21 pm

Mr. Kennedy, you have lucky pockets. ::nod::

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Post by luckydog64 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:55 pm

That really is a historical find LongBlade. True museum piece. I love to pack a dog leg jack also Mr. Kennedy. Nice knife.

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Re: Lets show some Old and Rare ones.

Post by LongBlade » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:00 pm

Thanks Lyle and LD64 ::tu:: ::tu:: ....

Nice dogleg kennedy knives ::tu:: ...
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Re: Lets show some Old and Rare ones.

Post by kennedy knives » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:51 pm

Thanks for the comments on the Camillus made Federal Knife Co. Made around 1920 ::tu::

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