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little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
May 21, 2014 - 07:27pm PT
novelty pocket knives that I inherited from my Dad. The blades are still sharp.

the ladies slipper doubles as a church key
the ladies slipper doubles as a church key
Credit: little Z

close-up of the baseball bat knife
close-up of the baseball bat knife
Credit: little Z

Floorabove

climber
The Gunks y'all
May 21, 2014 - 08:47pm PT
Credit: Floorabove

Fighting knife carried by Grandpappy in the Pacific during WW2
Folder worn on my waist often.
Credit: Floorabove
Anyone else have one of these. I want to love it, but I don't yet.
anita514

Gym climber
Great White North
May 21, 2014 - 09:24pm PT
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nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
May 21, 2014 - 09:45pm PT
little Z, Cool knifes, especially the baseball knife. Do you know the the place of origin, or the history of the baseball knife?......provenance.

edit for below...: Thanks, little Z...
Lorenzo

Trad climber
Oregon
May 22, 2014 - 01:44am PT
Here's one I made about 15 years ago for a pretty extensive restoration job. I have a pretty complete set of European carving chisels, but this made my life easier.

NW Coast style crooked knife . Unlike the Eastern Crooked knives both edges are sharp, so you can carve in either direction depending on grain.


The steel is from an old Nicholson file.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
May 22, 2014 - 08:17am PT
A reprodiction of a Tlingit-style dagger that commissioned last year. Made in England.

Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
May 22, 2014 - 09:47am PT
Hey Nita,

unfortunately I don't know the history of those little gems. I remember seeing them on top of my Dad's dresser in a little bowl with other knick-knacks when I was a kid, but never asked about them. My Mom knew nothing other than to say that my Dad had had them for as long as she knew him. My Dad lived his entire early life in Ohio except for his service in the Navy in WWII (N.Atlantic and Mediterranean). That lady's leg knife looks like something a sailor would have.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de la Playa
May 22, 2014 - 12:39pm PT
Say Lorenzo that reminded me of when we would take about a 3&1/2 nail and pound it flat with a hammer, curve it a little and then scrape it on the sidewalk into a sort of sharp blade. Oh yeah and clothes pin matchguns.

Not mine.



Not these either, we were too impatient.



anita514:

What material is on the handle of your knife?

lovelyNita:

Big z here. I don't know where little's came from, but there are similar ones on eBay.

Timber Wolf High Heel Pocket Knife Stainless Steel Handcrafted #530W (made in Chia)



or check out Jay http://www.jaysknives.com/customknives_1.htm









Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
May 22, 2014 - 12:47pm PT
High heel pocket knife... must get one!!!!!!

DMT
Lorenzo

Trad climber
Oregon
May 22, 2014 - 01:08pm PT
Say Lorenzo that reminded me of when we would take about a 3&1/2 nail and pound it flat with a hammer, curve it a little and then scrape it on the sidewalk into a sort of sharp blade. Oh yeah and clothes pin matchguns.

You don't need $40 German chisels to do pretty intricate stuff. Here are some carving knives from Bali, where they carve pretty amazing stuff



And here are some Balinese chisels made from leaf Springs. Not too different from your nail models.

I was at a carving festival where NW Coast carvers and the Balinese counterparts were trading tools.
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
May 22, 2014 - 01:30pm PT
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little Z, thanks for the reply......Do either of the knifes have a makers mark, Companies ..like > N Shure co,... Hibb, spencer & bartlett...

My girlfriend has an antique store in Chico. It's kind of fun to help her look up items from the past and price them.

I could not find the baseball knife, but many novelty ladies legs knifes.
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_sacat=0&_from=R40&_nkw=novelty+knife%2C+ladies+leg&_nkwusc=Novelity+knife%2C+ladies+leg&_rdc=1



edit, zb.. I just saw your post.. (-;

edit.. many other kinds of novelty knifes..http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=knifes+novelty&_pgn=17&_skc=800&rt=nc
..........


little Z, lightly rub a little tooth paste across the blade, wipe off with soft cloth...It may or may not help...

Make sure all the toothpaste is wiped off and dry..or use silver polish if you have.

How about the other knife, can you see the makers mark?
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little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
May 22, 2014 - 01:54pm PT
well, this is pretty neat, to find folks who know their stuff like this. Started looking around and found one reference to a knife (2 blades) that looks most like my Dad's

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-FINE-EDGE-OSTISO-TWO-BLADE-FOLDING-LADY-LEG-KNIFE-RHETT-STIDHAM-ESTATE-/171225058488?pt=Collectible_Knives&hash=item27ddcf0cb8

will check out the blade and get back to you

edit: very corroded but can clearly make out "STERNS" on the base of the small blade, there are a few letters before that and after and something really small below it too. Having a hard time getting the right light to see. I'm using my binoculars turned upside down to get magnification (old trick - in case you didn't know).
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
May 22, 2014 - 02:00pm PT
Dude I am so tempted. Hard for me to pull the trigger on that kinda dough for a pocket knife.

I know... heresy. Sorry!

DMT
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
May 22, 2014 - 02:23pm PT
looks like the letters "s-t-e-r-n-s" might be part of two words, the first "western" and the second one starting with an "s"

Credit: little Z
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
May 22, 2014 - 02:37pm PT
Here's another knife that I commissioned. It's a reproduction of an early medieval whittle tang knife. It's made in the tradition manner, with a pattern welded blade wrapped around a steel edge, with a wrought iton spine. Made in Poland.
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
moosedrool

climber
lost, far away from Poland
May 22, 2014 - 02:42pm PT
The airport security in Honduras took my knife. Why did I put it in a carryon bag???

Thanks for giving me ideas for the replacement.

Moose
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
May 22, 2014 - 03:15pm PT
Nita, here's the best I can do

Credit: little Z

also a few links to similar looking knives. Notice the three shooelace holes on the boot, as on my Dad's knife - other versions don't have these.

single blade model

http://www.antiquesnavigator.com/d-304423/antique-brown-shoes-ad-figural-ladies-leg-boot-knife-nr.html

inscribed Utica Club West End Brewing Company 2 blade version

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Utica-Club-West-End-Brewing-Co-Figural-Lady-Leg-Pocket-Knife-Bottle-Opener-/350893121710?nma=true&si=sC5TfCsyftZoxLMuMQxi7B9Wbpo%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
May 22, 2014 - 03:28pm PT
little Z, Good hunting job...but i agree, similar but not the same. Your knife is in much better shape than the one you posted.... I did take notice of the shoelace holes on the boot..> very cool detail.

It does look like westerns ...and (something)-der company.

edit... Hey Wally, did you see this ( below) knife from Milwaukee >Wally Schmidt, Milwaukee

zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de la Playa
May 22, 2014 - 06:24pm PT
another baseball themed pocket knife




and what's baseball without peanuts

Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
May 22, 2014 - 08:14pm PT
eKat those custom knives are super cool! Love the story



what about the "knife hand"?


Lola getting the knife hand. She was unimpressed.
Lola getting the knife hand. She was unimpressed.
Credit: Michelle
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