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OLDE CUTLER wrote:LongBlade wrote:Nice knife and score OC - no way to leave that behind for $2 -I know the feeling ... Nice bone - Good for the collection or a sweet EDC by reshaping the master blade into a sheeps foot, maybe a wharncliffe style blade - be a cool carry imho
I elected to keep it as a pen by bringing the top edge down and the bottom edge up to a new point. It is a neat little knife with an unusual tang stamp that you don't see every day.
LongBlade wrote:Here's a very small Empire Sleeveboard pen - only 2 1/2" closed ... MOP with a few flaws but blades are excellent shape and hard snapping (probably the reason for center hairline cracks - What I really thought was cool about this knife was the etch on blade - check the Empire "crown" Brand etch on blade (worn more on Brand side of etch) - it looks to me like part of the "E" in Empire didn't make it onto the blade given the small size of the blade coupled to probably the smallest sized template available for etch - It doesn't seem to have been sharpened out given blade fit etc ...
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Pile Side DSCN8078.JPG
Blades Open DSCN8088.JPG
Etch and Stamp DSCN8100.JPG
Tang Stamp DSCN8111.JPG
kootenay joe wrote:KAW, i think your small Ulster pen knife has tortoise shell handles. The celluloid 'stuff' looks brighter.