Lobsters & Orange Blossoms

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Re: Lobsters & Orange Blossoms

Postby knifegirl888 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:14 am

Cool! I haven't ever seen a knife marked like that before...
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Re: Lobsters & Orange Blossoms

Postby danno50 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:41 pm

Very nice knives. My only lobster, a Keen Kutter.

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Re: Lobsters & Orange Blossoms

Postby knifegirl888 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:35 pm

That's a beautiful knife! ::drool::
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Re: Lobsters & Orange Blossoms

Postby danno50 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:34 pm

Thank you, knifegirl.

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Re: Lobsters & Orange Blossoms

Postby knifegirl888 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:26 pm

Here's a few more.
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Re: Lobsters & Orange Blossoms

Postby galvanic1882 » Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:46 pm

Kathy, I am glad that I sold the knife to you. Evere since I showed it to you years ago at the Lewisburg show I knew it was just a matter of time before I sold it to you. Here are the only 3 I have left.

The Kipsi Kut is one that still don't believe I own, it's a rare one for sure!!! The others are H & JW King etched pearl and the last, and am not sure if all would say a lobster, is a sterling handled Napanoch.
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Re: Lobsters & Orange Blossoms

Postby knifegirl888 » Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:01 pm

Mike,

Wow.... those are 3 rare knives! I am not sure which one I would say I like the best? They are all fantastic. I am unfamiliar with Kipsi Kut? Do you know more about it?

I am honored to be the new owner of the Electric. I showed it to an old friend & long time collector yesterday. He said "that knife makes me scared to even hold it!" He told me if I dropped it, I would never smile again & he is probably right. ::nod:: ::paranoid::

Thanks again!

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Re: Lobsters & Orange Blossoms

Postby galvanic1882 » Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:07 pm

Kipsi Kut was located in Poughkeepsie NY and I only know of about 8 of these that are floating around. Same town as Nagle Re-Blade production.

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Re: Lobsters & Orange Blossoms

Postby knifegirl888 » Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:29 pm

Here is my other favorite lobster knife... an ivory Northfield lobster. It is illustrated in the 1869 catalog as a six blade, but is listed as a three blade.
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Re: Lobsters & Orange Blossoms

Postby Miller Bro's » Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:34 pm

What is the extra pin for on the back handle?

I think that is my favorite knife you have in your collection :)
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Re: Lobsters & Orange Blossoms

Postby knifegirl888 » Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:58 pm

Miller Bro`s wrote:What is the extra pin for on the back handle?

I think that is my favorite knife you have in your collection :)


Dimitri,

Thanks for the compliment! For you to say it would be a "favorite" says alot!

I can't see a reason for the extra pin other than maybe stability? The knife really looks to be unfooled with. Here is one view from the side with the nail file. I can't get a good scan of the other side because of the curve in the knife.

I will ask Bret what he thinks when he gets home.

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Re: Lobsters & Orange Blossoms

Postby knife7knut » Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:02 pm

Miller Bro`s wrote:What is the extra pin for on the back handle?

I think that is my favorite knife you have in your collection :)


Dimitri:
I think it is for the additional spring for the other blade.It probably only goes halfway through the knife because if it went all the way through.the master blade couldn't close. JMO.
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Re: Lobsters & Orange Blossoms

Postby paulsvintage » Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:05 pm

::woot:: Kathy , Danno & Mike sweet knives !
top one is a Universal, LF&C.conn, bottom is a Walden Knife CO.
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Re: Lobsters & Orange Blossoms

Postby knifegirl888 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:20 pm

Now... that's what I am talkin' about!! Very cool knives, Paul! I especially like the Walden. Drop dead gorgeous! ::tu::
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Re: Lobsters & Orange Blossoms

Postby paulsvintage » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:25 pm

knifegirl888 wrote:Now... that's what I am talkin' about!! Very cool knives, Paul! I especially like the Walden. Drop dead gorgeous! ::tu::

Kathy.......thanks :)
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