Info sought on this Queen 1980 LE Canoe

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Info sought on this Queen 1980 LE Canoe

Postby bhuber » Sat May 18, 2019 12:04 am

I picked this up recently and can’t find any info anywhere. Does anyone know if the handles are real or imitation stag and what the blade steel is? Is it rare? It has some of the stiffest backsprings I’ve ever encountered. The small blade is almost a nail breaker. I believe the green in the stag is rubbing compound that I’ve since cleaned out. I picked it over a Winterbottom canoe but may go back and pick that up.
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Re: Info sought on this Queen 1980 LE Canoe

Postby doglegg » Sat May 18, 2019 1:50 am

Great little Canoe bhuber. Beautiful handles. Go back after that other one. ::tu::

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Re: Info sought on this Queen 1980 LE Canoe

Postby WillyCamaro » Sat May 18, 2019 2:51 am

Hey bhuber. That is one beautiful Queen! Great find ::tu:: You doood goood ::nod::
I can tell you for certain that it is genuine stag. And that she is a canoe :mrgreen: I'll take a look in my go to book on Queens. Jim Sargent American Premium Guide to Knives and Razors. Great book!
I do see them pop up from time to time on the bay. When i look of course :roll:
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Re: Info sought on this Queen 1980 LE Canoe

Postby WillyCamaro » Sat May 18, 2019 3:01 am

For some stupid reason i can't find it. :x ::disgust::
The guys on here should know more then me anyway, i just read a book.
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Re: Info sought on this Queen 1980 LE Canoe

Postby Modern Slip Joints » Sat May 18, 2019 4:01 am

I have no doubt that the stag is real, and considering India stag was still plentiful it probably is India stag.

I'm ready to bet 5 cents that its blades are 440A stainless like most of the 1980s stag Queens I've seen but test it. If the cold blue sold for guns will not discolor it then it is stainless. If the blade turns blue you can polish it off with a metal polish like Mother's Mag. A tiny drop applied with a toothpick in an inconspicuous spot will do. In knives with rounded bolsters when a blade is rotated 90 degrees from closed the portion of the tang that is covered by the end of the bolster when the blade is open is exposed. That's one spot to test.

It is a very nice looking Canoe. ::tu::

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Re: Info sought on this Queen 1980 LE Canoe

Postby bhuber » Sat May 18, 2019 2:25 pm

Thanks for all the info! I’ll probably go back for the other one. Is $30 a fair price on these to pay?

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Re: Info sought on this Queen 1980 LE Canoe

Postby doglegg » Sat May 18, 2019 2:56 pm

Sounds like a very good price to me.

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Re: Info sought on this Queen 1980 LE Canoe

Postby bhuber » Sat May 18, 2019 3:14 pm

doglegg wrote:Sounds like a very good price to me.

Thanks!

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Re: Info sought on this Queen 1980 LE Canoe

Postby kennedy knives » Sat May 18, 2019 5:57 pm

bhuber wrote:Thanks for all the info! I’ll probably go back for the other one. Is $30 a fair price on these to pay?

That is better than a fair price that's almost steeling it ::poke::

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Re: Info sought on this Queen 1980 LE Canoe

Postby WillyCamaro » Sat May 18, 2019 11:21 pm

:shock:
Man alive that is CHEAP!
You can hardly every find em cheaper then $50 let alone $35. You got yourself a real sweet deal there. Good for you ::tu:: ::nod::
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Re: Info sought on this Queen 1980 LE Canoe

Postby bhuber » Tue May 21, 2019 1:52 am

WillyCamaro wrote::shock:
Man alive that is CHEAP!
You can hardly every find em cheaper then $50 let alone $35. You got yourself a real sweet deal there. Good for you ::tu:: ::nod::

Thanks.

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Re: Info sought on this Queen 1980 LE Canoe

Postby Mumbleypeg » Tue May 21, 2019 3:02 am

WillyCamaro wrote:I'll take a look in my go to book on Queens. Jim Sargent American Premium Guide to Knives and Razors. Great book!
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WillyCamaro wrote:For some stupid reason i can't find it. :x ::disgust::


It is indeed a great book, but don’t think you’ll find anything as recent as 1980 in any of Sargent’s books.

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Re: Info sought on this Queen 1980 LE Canoe

Postby WillyCamaro » Tue May 21, 2019 4:28 am

Yup, i thinks you hit it Ken ::tu::
It's been my go to book for me Queen collecting.
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