This is my go-to sharp pointy thing that I use mostly for anything but its real purpose. It's a good little thing that sits in the drawer until needed but oddly enough, I have used it within the last hour to fix a willow shopping basket - how spooky is that.
I also have one that is similar to the first from the left on your photo with the K. R. P. monogramme. I know that shape as some "german hunter" type. (I will do an attempt to look it up in the outhouse.)
A favorite of yours? A story or description for one or another...?... or an other one? (;
Thank you master nostranger ! Those old pickers are really beautiful!
My previous folding knife, I used until rivet got loose. I have tried to fix, but failed.
It was a Herbertz, made in Germany. ... My very first bicska was been made in China. Probably was only a fake Buck 110, still it was an excellent piece. An old smith told me once, the number and symbol on the blade-neck have meant that it was some hi-quality steel.
I have bought it from a street-seller in Transylvania, have lost it amongst kurgans of Batida still I am looking for that small, encircled horsehead logo with no success so far...
As an expert do you have any ideas, what could it be?
Here is my one and only pocket knife, which is always in my car. I have used everything except the corkscrew. It was a gift in 1976 and has seen many camping trips, picnics and a few emergencies, such as being caught without a can opener after moving into a new house. I guess I'm ready for the apocalypse with that knife, a tarp and a big box of Diamond Strike Anywhere matches.
Also, my grandmother's trusty, ancient apple parer used when they lived on the mountain homestead. Circa 1925. It looks so beaten up that I suspect it was later used as a general around-the-house tool and I'm sure her three sons got their mitts on it, too. I'm very fond of it.
Nice collection, no stranger, and I remember my dad having a Buck knife, which he used a lot, including deer season. Krenek, I'll send you my corkscrew, I don't want it. Just the day before I saw this thread I was reading about a French pocket knife that, apparently, every self-respecting Frenchman carries, an Opinel. Funny coincidence, I've never before read an entire article about knives!
Putnam homestead.kmz (729 B)(Also in the vicinity, there are some placemarks from a post of mine on the OGEC.)
Yes, very similar. I have seen similar ones online, too, but labeled as "mushroom knife." Whatever it is and however she acquired it, I'll never know. I was looking at the wood handle again and it's so shredded that looks like an animal chewed on it! A puppy? A goat? If that's the case, I hope the critter lived through it!
Here is another impressive French brand: Laguiole. Beautiful.
What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. - W.H. Davies, from "Leisure"
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