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Although this knife was apparently made in Oregon I'm posting it in this thread so as to keep all my manuals in one thread, hope no one objects!
I won this at auction recently, and the more I handle it the more I like it.
It's tang stamp reads "Ulster Knife Co." and it's a 6 1/4" oal slip-joint described as "An antique stabber jack".
The SS blade is a spear-point with a long pull, along with NS and brass hardware, and ebony wood covers.
Only weighs a couple ounces and came to me sharp.
It has an impossible walk of at least 10 accompanied by a half-stop and gator snapping closing talk.
Fit and finish is immaculate.
I'm finding more and more manuals that I'm very impressed with, so my focus might be shifting from automatics, key words being "might be"!
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I have a group of all-metal folders to post today folks, and here they are.
These were all "just because" purchases I made for their cool factor so their descriptions will be limited. 8)
This is a 6 1/2"oal C. Jul Herbertz lockback that's quite heavy.
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A 7" oal unmarked slip-joint for fingernail cleaning that goes on the keychain
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Here is a 6 1/4" oal Parker linerlock that's a pleasure to handle.
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Now this 6" oal Zippo mid-lock vest-pocket gent's folder.
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And to round out the bunch is this 8" oal S & W linerlock EDC rotation candidate.
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Hey Mark, I have not been on for a while. I really like the Ulster. ::tu:: ::tu::

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Marco, I find this selection of yours to be very interesting in its designs.
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Hey Nev!
Good to hear from you ::handshake:: .
If you've not been here lately you picked a great time to return cuz I have a bunch of new knives to post, I'm just having trouble finding the time to post them, but I will soon.
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Thank you as always, Garry, even though many of what I post are not your style you still take the time to make great comments about them.
Like I told Nev, please keep watching cuz some of what's coming up to post I'm certain will be of much interest to your discerning eye.
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Although this knife was made in China it sure doesn't look or perform like it!

It's my new Jack Wolf Knives 6 3/4" oal "Vampire Jack" that displays an S90V long spear blade and all black smooth Titanium hardware.
Fairly light coming in at just 2.7 oz.'s, but man is it sharp, and that makes up for it's light weight.
The walk and talk are 8's with a half-stop in between.
When they say "smooth Titanium" they're not kidding, cuz the fit and finish is perfect.
They feature a run-up that rivals Moki folders that I tried to show with little success.
Mine is from the 2nd release drop and I had to act quickly since some colors are already sold out.
Remember when "Brothers" knives made a big splash on this forum and were said to become destined for popularity, well, these are the same only better, but more expensive.
Must be handled to be fully appreciated!
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Marco, in addition to the extra fine runup, another mark of quality is the distal taper of the blade.
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Thank you, Garry, could you kindly expand on "distal taper", I'm not familiar with that term? ::shrug:: Thx!
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Hi Marco,

Following are some quotes about distal tapering, a term referring to a blade's geometry. To taper a blade requires more time and skill and therefore money.


Distal tapering refers to a blade's cross-section thinning from its base to its tip. This is used to create the handling characteristics of individual blades and the amount of distal taper varies depending upon the intended purpose of the blade.

The blade of a knife that decreases in size from the handle to the tip and from the top or spine of the knife to the bottom or cutting edge of the blade.

A distally-tapered blade puts more of the mass near the base. This moves the center of mass and center of percussion further back. This makes the blade more nimble for thrusting, but detracts from cutting potential. An untapered blade has more mass towards the tip, moving the centers of mass and percussion forward.
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Thanks a bunch, Garry, although I have no idea how you discerned all that from my sub-par pictures!
You have a great eye, my friend!
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I have another 5-pack of knives I've yet to post, and here they are!
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A 7" oal Rough Rider RR1708 lockback with a SS drop-point blade and n/n, brass liners lanyard tube and pins, and black/brown wooden covers.
It's fairly light at only 2.7oz.'s, but arrived well sharpened.
Very comfortable walk n' talk, along with a perfect fit n' finish.
Nice little pocket knife!
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This 9 1/2" oal handmade unmarked Navaja slip-joint with it's SS clip-point blade and n/n, creamy white bone covers, NS bolsters, accent stripes, and brass liners was sent along with a recent auto I purchased, as a gift.
Comfortable weight of about 6 oz.'s and came to me treacherously sharp.
Quite firm walk n' talk is accompanied by a superb fit n' finish.
Not my style, but very cool nonetheless!
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Next up is this 8 1/2" oal unmarked lockback stiletto, and it sports a SS dagger blade with long pull, no liners, and 2-piece body that seems to be made of cast iron or even pewter.
It has a nice weight of about 6 oz.'s likely due to whatever the body material is, and this one arrived dull, as a stiletto should.
Silky-smooth walk n' talk and a flawless fit n' finish.
My kindda knife!
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My personal favorite in this bunch is this 7 1/4" oal Fury lockback that features a SS spear-point blade with a n/n, brass bolsters liners and pins, lanyard hole, and dark wood covers with a faux abalone escutcheon that I'm thinking is after market and may be removed.
This knife also has a nice weight of about 6 oz.'s and it came well sharpened.
Comfortable walk n' talk of about 4 and the fit n' finish is ideal for a used knife.
It feels really good to handle this one!
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Last for today and pretty much least is this 8 1/2" oal unmarked linerlock that has a SS spear-point 60% serrated blade with a stud, 1 steel liner, lanyard hole, and 5-hole heavy plastic covers.
Those plastic covers make for a lighter knife at about 3 oz.'s and this one came sharp.
Another with a very smooth walk n' talk and an acceptable fit n' finish.
I liked how the blade flows evenly into the handle and that allowed me to overlook the plastic covers and serrated blade, not to mention the very low price, I definitely got my money's worth!
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Almost a month since I posted here, but I have a bunch to show you guys and I'll start with these five!
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This 8 1/2" unmarked manual slip-joint lockback RPK has a dagger blade and extensive bolster engraving! For the ole' fingernails!
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Then we have a 9 1/2" KANDAR slip-joint mid-lock that has faux ivory handle inserts and plenty of garden setting etching! For fondling!
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That brings us to this 8 1/4" J J Martinez slip-joint Spanish Albacete that sports a faux fulcrum-release lever since it doesn't require a working one because it's a slip-joint, and a very decorative body and hardware! Strictly for aesthetic value!
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On to a big rugged 8 1/2" all-metal Rigid slip-joint linerlock that features a shield-release single-liner lock system that's unique and effective! For using and admiring!
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And bringing up the rear is this 8 1/2" Fury lockback that displays a mean looking 4mm blade and textured rubber handle inserts! Not a terrible knife, but one I could have lived without!

I hope you liked them, and there's more to post in the coming days!
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I found each pattern of interest. The Albacete is a show stopper.
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Thanks, Garry, I always value your opinion. ::handshake::
The Albacete would be my 1st choice if I had to decide, but for the rough stuff that Rigid can't be beat, just not as pretty.
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Some more fun knives for your viewing pleasure and my records, folks!
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A 7" SARCO linerlock sporting wood covers and brass hardware!
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Here we have 6 1/2" Parker-IMAI "Spirit of America" slip-joint made entirely of brass save for it's SS spear-point blade!
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That brings us to this Gerber "Square" 6 3/4" linerlock featuring deep ribbed grey covers and a square thumb-wheel, naturally!
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Moving right along we come to this 6" James brand slip-joint with a Tanto blade and wooden inserts in it's black aluminum covers!
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This final knife for today is a 6 1/4" AG Russell slip-joint displaying dark horn covers with abalone inserts and 8Cr13MoV drop-point blade! All are cool little gent's vest-pocket folders!
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I recently received this beautiful discontinued ultra-rare 9 1/4" Cold Steel Caledonian Edge linerlock, that features a 4 1/2" needle-point San Mai III blade with dual-studs and a swedge, NS fluted bolsters, Titanium frame/liners, lanyard hole, jimping, and black Micarta covers.

It weighs a comfortable 6 oz.'s and only the cutting edge came sharp..
It walks open silky-smoothly via the stud, and talks just as clean and easy with 1-hand linerlock release/closing.
As for the fit and finish, you'll never see better.

These are so rare that this is only 1 of 2 I've ever seen for sale, and even though I had to pay-up a bit for it, I couldn't be happier to have it in my accumulation!
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This knife was recently "bombed" to me from Tony over at his Corn Creek Cutlery store, and it's a beauty!
It's a Rosecraft Blades "Castorea" model that measures 8 1/4" open and features a D2 big fat spear-point blade with a swedge and extended flipper, black/grey G-10 covers/bolsters with inlayed shield, SS liners, button-lock blade release, screw construction, reversible pocket-clip, and brass lanyard tube.
It has a nice weight of about 4 oz.'s and came factory sharpened.
The blade walks open smoothly via the flipper and talks closed silently 1-handed via the button-lock system.
As I always do with my new knives, I applied a drop of Quick Release oil to the pivot, but this knife opens so smoothly I honestly couldn't tell if the oil made any difference, it is sweet.
A finer fit and finish you're not likely to see.

This is my 2nd RCB folder I've acquired, the first being their "Zembesi" model that I'm more than happy with, and right after receiving this model I ordered a copy of their "Riverbend" skinner which I will post when it arrives.
Great knives, even greater seller, thanks Tony!
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Still playing catch-up with my posting and here is today's contribution to help clear it up!
It's a 6 1/2" open clone of a SOG "Sogwinder" mid-lock that features a SS spear-point blade with a top swedge and single stud, NS hardware, black cross-cut Kraton covers, and a SS lanyard tube.
Has a comfortable weight of about 4 oz.'s and very sharp.
Walks and talks smoothly 1-handedly.
It's displaying a perfect fit and finish.
This knife is unmarked save for a rear tang stamp reading "440/STAINLESS/TAIWAN", so it isn't counterfeit merely cloned.
I posted a very similar knife previously in this thread with a different blade style and other subtle differences, and when buying this one completely forgot I have it, but, as we like to say, you can never have too many knives, only I think that means different knives!
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I have this nice addition to add to my accumulation today, that I got from my friend Tony at Corn Creek Cutlery/CCC, and I think you'll like it!

It's a Rosecraft Blades "Riverbend" skinner slip-joint, and it features a D2 upswept blade with a N/N and half-stop, SS bolsters liners and shield, black micarta covers with a shield, NS pins, and a brass lanyard tube. Just shy of 8" open.

It bears an acceptable weight of just over 4 oz.'s and came scary sharp.

The walk and talk are smooth and almost silent.

The fit and finish is perfect.

I'd say, that if Rosecraft Blades continues putting out knives like this it won't be long before they've taken their place in today's knife market, IMHO!
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I do like that pattern Mark, the blade and curve of the handle give it a wicked look. Rosecraft really has it going on.
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Thanks Mark, the Rough Rider upswept skinner looks very much like this knife, as-a-matter-of-fact, I've been meaning to dig out my R/R for comparison, but it's buried somewhere with my others and I've yet to be inspired to do the digging. Hopefully I will eventually.
That's the word that comes to mind for me when I look at the knife, wicked!
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Another cool knife to further clearing up my back-log of posts.
This is a Boker Magnum series linerlock stiletto that sports a 440 SS needle-point blade that has ambi-studs, all NS hardware including the liners, black G-10 covers, adjustable pivot, lanyard hole, and a removeable pocket-clip.

It has a great weight of about 6 oz.'s and came razor sharp.
Using the stud it walks open very smoothly and depressing the coined liner has it close equally smoothly as well as quietly.
It displays a perfect factory fit and finish.
One of it's nicest features is the fact that I won it as the only bidder for a paltry $25., and if you'd handled this baby you'd say to yourself "6x that much if not more." I scored with this one!
My new knife conjures up thoughts for me of the Viper "Key" model.
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