Old Miniature Knives

This forum is dedicated to the discussion and display of old knives. The rich history of all the many companies that made them through the early years will be found here as well as many fine examples of the cutlers art. Share pictures of your old knives and your knowledge here!
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Old Miniature Knives

Postby Miller Bro's » Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:07 pm

I always liked miniature knives both folding and fixed blade.

It always amazes me to see the attention to detail that went into these. I have some folders with 10 or more blades!

Here is an old pearl handle fixed blade I just picked up today, it even has the original leather sheath, unfortunately the tip of the sheath is missing :(

Let`s see your old miniature knives!
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Re: Old Miniature Knives

Postby knife7knut » Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:49 pm

What would you like first Dimitri;folders or fixed blades?
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Re: Old Miniature Knives

Postby knife7knut » Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:53 pm

Some more.
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Re: Old Miniature Knives

Postby Miller Bro's » Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:53 pm

knife7knut wrote:What would you like first Dimitri;folders or fixed blades?


Either fixed or folders, just show `em!

Nice ones 8)
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Re: Old Miniature Knives

Postby knife7knut » Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:55 pm

Last batch.
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Re: Old Miniature Knives

Postby Miller Bro's » Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:06 pm

Folders are my favorite, here is a ivory handle miniature folder.
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Re: Old Miniature Knives

Postby toolboy » Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:12 pm

Edward Barnes Sheffield
2" closed
stanhope viewer contains picture
picture contains 6 frames or pictures
with good eyesight titles to these pictures can be read
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Re: Old Miniature Knives

Postby Miller Bro's » Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:16 pm

toolboy wrote:Edward Barnes Sheffield
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8) 8) :D That is the first one of these I have seen with a Stanhope.

What is the subject of the picture in the viewer?
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Re: Old Miniature Knives

Postby toolboy » Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:02 am

The stanhope picture is titled Memory of Bourneouth
views include pier,walkway,terrace and bridge

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Re: Old Miniature Knives

Postby Miller Bro's » Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:34 am

toolboy wrote:The stanhope picture is titled Memory of Bourneouth


That`s a new one on me, so I looked it up.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bournemouth
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Re: Old Miniature Knives

Postby knife7knut » Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:53 am

In keeping with the miniature theme,here are some pics of miniature pistols I've acquired over the years.One is a blank firing one(the gases are vented thru a hole in the top of the barrel)but the other two fire actual 2mm pinfire rounds.I've never been able to find the proper cartridges for them.They were made in Austria.Supposedly they were originally designed as projects for apprentice gunsmiths but I think they were just small toys even though they will fire an actual round.To load them you cock the hammer and push a small pin on the right side((the bar on the left side is the return spring)and tilt the barrle forward.There is a small notch in the top of the barrle that the firing pin fits into.Load the cartridge in and close the barrel.There is no safety and the trigger is quite sensitive so you have to be careful.
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Re: Old Miniature Knives

Postby Miller Bro's » Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:00 am

Those little pistols are 8)

Here is another folder, this one has 5-blades!
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Re: Old Miniature Knives

Postby Lawrence » Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:10 am

Here's a whacky little folder I found ...no idea where it comes from, but it packs a punch.
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Re: Old Miniature Knives

Postby Miller Bro's » Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:12 am

Lawrence wrote:no idea where it comes from


Most of those I have seen came from Japan ::nod::
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Re: Old Miniature Knives

Postby Mason » Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:59 am

Miller Bro`s wrote:I always liked miniature knives both folding and fixed blade.

It always amazes me to see the attention to detail that went into these. I have some folders with 10 or more blades!

Here is an old pearl handle fixed blade I just picked up today, it even has the original leather sheath, unfortunately the tip of the sheath is missing :(

Let`s see your old miniature knives!


That's a beautiful little dagger which looks very well made. The sheath appears German, any ideas on the knife's origin?

Here is a little guy with a big name, "Czechoslovakia" in two parts.
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