Lets show some Old and Rare ones.

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Re: Lets show some Old and Rare ones.

Postby djknife13 » Sat May 04, 2019 12:06 pm

Berryb wrote:Don't know if this belongs here. The guy I got it from said it was most likely 1870s-80s, I'm not so sure. Anonymous maker, but I don't think it was the maker's first knife. Steel bolsters and liners. The ring on the end is filed out of the spring. It's ground on one side and flat on the other, like a draw knife or a broadaxe. I think It may be for some carpentry function. The guy I got it from said it was just easier to make that way. Judging from the craftsmanship on this knife I don't think "easy" was real high on the maker's list. Any thoughts?
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Bruce, I believe I have a knife that looks like a cousin to yours except maybe a little more crude, like someone was practicing on mine and then built yours. It has the same blade and very similar handle. If I can figure out where I put it I'll post a picture. ___Dave

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Re: Lets show some Old and Rare ones.

Postby galvanic1882 » Sat May 04, 2019 8:44 pm

galvanic1882 wrote:Here is a odd one, marked on the main blade tang is Gilt-Edge Warranted. There is a patent date on the frame Nov 11,1884. Any help on what it was used for and who made it would be great. Mike


I posted this knife while ago on this thread asking if anyone knew the purpose and who made it. I think the last thought was from Dimitri that it was a whip handle. Well I found this one on ebay and it looks like it is some kind of whip handle but for seaman?? Not sure about that but check out the sellers description. Mike


https://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-1800S-SEA ... 1438.l2649
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Re: Lets show some Old and Rare ones.

Postby gsmith7158 » Sat May 04, 2019 9:18 pm

I can't imagine what a seaman would need a whip for. I think perhaps the seller is confused. A leather Macrame tail? ::shrug:: Looks like Dimitri was on the money as usual. ::nod::
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Re: Lets show some Old and Rare ones.

Postby galvanic1882 » Sat May 04, 2019 9:29 pm

I agree with that and think the seller is wrong also. He has some old stuff that look good but not the knife in my opinion. I of course do like the darn knife! Might just go for it.

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Re: Lets show some Old and Rare ones.

Postby djknife13 » Mon May 20, 2019 2:48 am

I picked this up at the North Star Blade Collectors meeting. I believe it's called a RAPID Rolling Lock SZL knife from the 1930's made in Germany, if the information I read on the internet is correct. I'm pretty sure it's rare and have never seen one before this, nor have the guys from my club. It's total tang stamp is PAT.ANG. SZL Rostfrei and RAPID deep stamped on the bolster. The scales are thick stag. You open and close it with the thin lever and the other thicker one id knurled on the back side and forms a guard when open and blocks the thin lever when closed. It has no nail nick and the blade closed completely into the handle. The well used Marshall Wells hawkbill was tossed in to the deal as a bonus. ___Dave
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Re: Lets show some Old and Rare ones.

Postby Mumbleypeg » Mon May 20, 2019 3:15 am

Interesting, unusual, and with nice looking stag! I’ve not seen one like it either. Nice find. ::tu:: ::tu::

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Re: Lets show some Old and Rare ones.

Postby Duffer » Tue May 21, 2019 4:40 am

Great knife Dave ::tu::
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Re: Lets show some Old and Rare ones.

Postby doglegg » Tue May 21, 2019 1:43 pm

djknife13 wrote:I picked this up at the North Star Blade Collectors meeting. I believe it's called a RAPID Rolling Lock SZL knife from the 1930's made in Germany, if the information I read on the internet is correct. I'm pretty sure it's rare and have never seen one before this, nor have the guys from my club. It's total tang stamp is PAT.ANG. SZL Rostfrei and RAPID deep stamped on the bolster. The scales are thick stag. You open and close it with the thin lever and the other thicker one id knurled on the back side and forms a guard when open and blocks the thin lever when closed. It has no nail nick and the blade closed completely into the handle. The well used Marshall Wells hawkbill was tossed in to the deal as a bonus. ___Dave

Dave Minnesota must be the "oak island" for knife collectors. You just keep pulling out treasures from your 'little' knife club. Even the throw in are good. Congrats.

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Re: Lets show some Old and Rare ones.

Postby djknife13 » Wed May 22, 2019 12:56 am

Yeah, Thanks guys. Minnesota is a great place to buy, but a lousy place to sell. At gun shows you can put out a $100 knife, price it at $50 to $75, and guys will ask you if you'll take $10. Many of our club members, which used to be about 100 strong, have passed away and we are down to about 15. I think most clubs are dealing with this problem. One of our older founding members has been buying collections from members widows and passing them on to the few of us members that are left. It's been a chance for me to get some knives I've always wanted but couldn't afford at a prices I actually can handle. It's kind of scary thinking about there being any future to collecting knives or guns, but we might as well enjoy what is left of our hobby. ____Dave

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Re: Lets show some Old and Rare ones.

Postby Ivoryman » Sun May 26, 2019 10:04 pm

Edward K Tryon Philadelphia PA, with a little Tryon etch still visible.
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Re: Lets show some Old and Rare ones.

Postby doglegg » Sun May 26, 2019 11:12 pm

Iman, I've seen it before but that doesn't keep me from enjoying it every time. A very sweet knife. Lovely bones. ::nod::

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Re: Lets show some Old and Rare ones.

Postby JAMESC41001 » Mon May 27, 2019 3:07 am

Like that one. I-man ::tu::

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Re: Lets show some Old and Rare ones.

Postby Ivoryman » Thu May 30, 2019 1:23 am

Thanks doglegg, and James. ::tu::
I picked up this Challenge Cut Co with the long shield and really liked the rat/mouse tail bolsters. The Edward K Tryon bolsters are rat tail to me, or the size of the rats around here. Either way I love the style and old bones and had these two together to compare so threw them down and took a shot. Think they are both around a hundred years old-ish or sometime around that period. The Challenge is tight as a new knife, it road-runners, has great snap, no wobble. Impeccable for one that old. I have GEC and Cases that are less than 5 years old and they wobble a bit already. Not the Challenge. Rock solid and I fell for the bones.
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Re: Lets show some Old and Rare ones.

Postby doglegg » Thu May 30, 2019 2:25 am

Iman when your knives are on display I should be green with envy but usually I turn blue as they leave me breathless. You could be a grave robber as you have so many great bones. ::mdm:: ::handshake::

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Re: Lets show some Old and Rare ones.

Postby edge213 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:41 am

2 more Wabash Cutlery
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