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Knife identification

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by uriah1, Jan 21, 2021.

  1. uriah1

    uriah1 Telefied Gold Supporter

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    I am curious if there any knife aficionados out there that might know the make is this rather large knife. I think it is from the 1950s. My grandma ran a millinery shop and I remember them using it to open boxes . Tks E7294927-88EB-4FAC-8E7C-441F20F5CCE7.jpeg
     
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    I like it.
     
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    It has some see through plastic. I did not think that came out until 50s as plexi glass.
     
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    That's exactly the shape and size of knife we use for carving roast meats, in the UK.

    Are there any makers' marks on the blade? Perhaps the handle design is associated with a particular US factory?
     
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    The blog post I linked states that the clear acrylic would come from japanese Zero canopies.
     
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    It doesn't look like Solingen or Sheffield.

    Judging by the blade...it may be a Robert Marek. Highly collectable.

    Many of Marek's knives have no markings on the blade. Much of his later stuff had handles of more crude, utilitarian design.

    I have an old Marek that I use as a bread knife. It's a beast.
     
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  9. uriah1

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    I could not find any marks.
     
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    I think its homemade - my father had one that was very similar made in Germany circa WW2 .
     
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    It looks cool as heck! I bet that carbon steel blade will sharpen right up. Definitely a nice piece, especially as a family hand me down.
     
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    it could be a ruko , I believe german made also look up linder also german made

    I have an Arkansa toothpick made by linder 12 " blade rose wood handle same brass handle end

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    I can tell you that it is not a butter knife. :lol:
     
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    No Crocodile Dundee reference?
     
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    Got a picture of the blade spine on?

    It appears to be of uniform thickness throughout its length (no taper as it runs to the tip), and there's no plunge or choil at the ricasso (where the blade meets the finger guard on the sharpy-cutty edge). It looks like a scandi grind; too thin for an axe grind.

    This was made by an individual and not a large-volume knife company.
     
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    Here's a knife I made last month from stainless steel. The handle is Higan cherry from a tree on my property. Full tang with brass pins.

    "Now that's a knife."

    [​IMG]
     
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    "We're gonna need a bigger ruler."
    Sorry, Quint.
     
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    Haven't run into too many other knife makers on this particular forum. That's a nice Bowie. What steel did you use and is it stock removal or did you forge it? Also did you do your own heat treat? Curious cause stainless is difficult if not impossible to heat treat by home builders unless you send it out to be done.
     
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    That looks like a knife commonly made by IIRC WWII pilots healing after crashes etc or by the aircraft mechanics.
    There was a sort of community hobby in the theater where they had time on their hands and were far from home with nothing to do, but also had a primitive machine shop for aircraft repair, and a bunch of broken planes to pirate parts off of.
    The plexi was available from the broken wind screens or whatever those were called.

    I have one in a dagger style made of some sort of SS with aluminum fittings and similarly laminated plastics in the grip.
    I've shown it to a few dealers who agreed it was legit from that origin.
     
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