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Anyone else have 1970's Browning pocket knives?

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  1. DrPepper

    DrPepper Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    I scored one recently and really like like it. It lives a hard live of opening graham cracker packages. Occasionally sharpened and oiled and always kept in it's sheath.

    It's a looker, a well made tool... I would eventually like to find another but will be looking for one with Seki stamped on the tang.
     
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    Lost_N_Austin, now known as Thread_Killer... :)
     
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    I saw the post about your knife a few weeks ago. I've got a very nice one that my wife gave me xmas 1976. It has a nice sheath with tooled leather, but it's got a broken blade. I have to see if I can find it.
     
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    I've got some 70s barlows and a 100 year anniversary schrade from 75. Older knives are cool
     
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    My knife that looks like that is a few decades old but I think it is a Buck. I'll look for it.
     
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    No piccy, no knifey :p
     
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    Some of the Knives made in Seki in the 1970's were made by Ichiro Hattori and are becoming collectible.
     
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    The knife and sheath might be of value even with the broken blade.
     
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    Is that.....BRAZILIAN rosewood?
    How does it sound?
     
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    The brass ends (bolsters?) though: sustain for DAYS.

    Here's my ol' Buck anyway.
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    I owned a couple of Browning pocket knives and I liked them very much. I always carry a pocket knife, a handkerchief, an ass lump wallet and I wear a wristwatch. This makes me a certified old guy.
    (possibly certifiable)
    Back in the 70s and 80s carrying an expensive pocket knife like a Browning, Buck or Remington was a little bit of a thing. In the 2ks I started buying various china made knock off products. My usual MO with pocket knives is that I end up losing them roughly once every 12 to 18 months. The rate of loss has been fairly constant since 1978 or so. For a while I had a source to buy a Buck "knight" knock offs @2 for $10.00 that were very nicely made so that handled my requirement from say, 2001 to 2018. Since then, I have bought various types including some new/old stock name brand products on Ebay. I presently have four or five different ones in my watch box.

    One of the requirements I had was that, even if it was small, it had to have a locking blade. Since I'm retired and I don't do much with a folder expect open Amazon boxes and retail packaging, I relaxed that requirement and got the non locking knife in the picture. It's really little and works great. Unless I'm outdoors and need a larger more capable tool it's what is in my pocket.
     
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