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"
I was serving in the Falkland Islands some time ago and became friends with a Gurkha sergeant, who did me the honour of presenting me with this Gurkha fighting knife (the kukri) when my time was up. The handle is made of Indian rosewood and the blade is 30cm long and pretty hefty. The notch at the base of the blade is a religious symbol and also acts as a drip point to allow blood to drip off the blade rather than run on to the handle and make it slippery. Of the two small knives, kept in the same sheath, one is a small general-purpose knife, and the other is actually a steel, used for sharpening the kukri when a whetstone is not available. You could quite easily shave with the kukri.
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Hey! Wanna play the big boy? Still far from it... Now check; THIS is a knife! ( :
I got it from a friend who was in Colombia decades ago - a Legitimus | Collins & Co., 50 centimeters blade machete.
My worst decision was to give it to a locksmith to sharpen - he did not take much care of the sign...
Some related from wikipedia:
...Both the materials used and the shape of the machete itself are important to make a good machete. In the past, the most famous manufacturer of machetes in Latin America and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean was Collins Company of Collinsville, Connecticut. The company was founded as Collins & Company in 1826 by Samuel W. Collins to make axes. Its first machetes were sold in 1845 and became so famous that all good machetes were called "un Collins". ... Colombia is the largest exporter of machetes worldwide.
* Afterall I have to tell, your post is quite off-topic -or you must have rather big pockets-, yet it was presented with its great story so as finally I have decided to edit thread title a bit. ( ;
Also this way you can stay tuned for other notable blades of mine!
KitsuneFox: syzygy - posts I have made here do not receive much attention. I may do a detailed writeup of the now lost Edgemont Park in PA, one of the first electrified trolley parks in the world, but still debating. I'm missing 1 key bit of information.
Aug 17, 2021 10:38:20 GMT
syzygy: BRUTAL! Cars as if were matchboxes in a model town... Brilliant infos you share here in shoutbox - why not you post these?
Aug 16, 2021 17:36:00 GMT
KitsuneFox: In the early morning, before sunrise, of Augusts 11th, 12th, and 13th is reported to be the best viewing time for the Perseids meteor shower.
Aug 10, 2021 10:32:11 GMT
KitsuneFox: Davidson Seamount is the tallest known fully underwater mountain in the world, measuring 7,480 feet base to peak.
Aug 5, 2021 0:02:27 GMT
syzygy: ...and about other hills and humps... stone cold wisdom! ( :
Jul 28, 2021 14:13:17 GMT
KitsuneFox: Mount Wycheproof in Australia is the shortest recognized mountain on the world. It stands at 141 feet base to peak. A mineral named 'Wycheproofite' is mined near the location, and is the only known place it's found.
Jul 28, 2021 10:13:47 GMT
syzygy: Cool! Great extra info series about "all stars" highest mountains on Earth!
Jul 22, 2021 6:25:22 GMT
KitsuneFox: Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador is the highest mountain on Earth, as measured from the center of the planet. The peak is over 6,800 feet further away than Mount Everest, and is the closest land on earth to outer space.
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SpiderX22: Big news in the Aircraft in Flight database (in Transportation) -> HUGE changes. Thanks RaveyThirteen for your post -> will be changing ownership of the collection (hopefully for me lol) -> look forward to this!
Jul 20, 2021 21:02:26 GMT