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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
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de la Playa
May 22, 2014 - 09:48pm PT
Calicos know no fear. One of the crew actually hung with Burroughs.


http://cattycallie.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/burroughs-calico.jpg

Obligatory drift:



Didn't know Smith Wesson made knives, but found this in the discount store.

(made in China) "hammer forged surgical" - purported to be 440C steel

Credit: zBrown
eKat

Trad climber
May 22, 2014 - 09:53pm PT
eKat those custom knives are super cool! Love the story

Thanks, Sista. . . I was just using one of them.

:-)
anita514

Gym climber
Great White North
May 23, 2014 - 09:29pm PT
zBrown: I believe it's rosewood




perswig

climber
Aug 16, 2014 - 03:31pm PT
Never been a knife guy (although I did play a mean game of mumblety-peg as a kid), but I just found this Plumb 2-bit with the original sheath - too pretty to pass up.





I'd heard these were issued to the Army and USFS at one time, and even though I can't find a "US" stamp anywhere, the blade and sheath have a SS#, which to me suggests gov't?
Anyway, it's got a nice heft and swing, narrow head and lots of life left. Now I'll have to start looking for a scaled-down Cruiser in similar good shape.

Dale
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Aug 16, 2014 - 06:31pm PT
Nice find Dale!
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Aug 17, 2014 - 09:21am PT
Hundreds of knives but my best, beyond question, is a "ladder damascus" blade by Ken McFall.

Stag handle with custom brass buttcap, nickel silver hilt, crocodile leather sheath, burl spacers, yada yada. My crappy camera couldn't do it justice, but I'm sure there are plenty good photos of his work online.
cintune

climber
The Utility Muffin Research Kitchen
Aug 17, 2014 - 11:17am PT


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nontron_knife

Daughter brought me one of these back from France, carry it everywhere now.
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Aug 18, 2014 - 12:44pm PT
Credit: Tobia

I'm missing my two favorite pocket knifes, I'm always taking them out of my pocket to avoid loosing them in various activities and then forgetting "where" is.

The little pin knife, fourth from right on bottom, belonged to my Great Grandfather.

The top two are the sheave (top) and bayonet (below) to an AK-47, taken from a bad guy in Afghanistan. It hinges on sheath for cutting wire, among other things. U.S. Military bayonets are designed in a similar fashion.
skitch

climber
East of Heaven
Aug 18, 2014 - 04:21pm PT
Credit: skitch
Credit: skitch
Credit: skitch
Credit: skitch
Credit: skitch

Keister this.
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