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Help with identification

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Carter Feb 26. 13 Replies

I can't find any markings on the knife itself, but the sheath seems to be distinctive. Can someone identify the maker?…Continue

 

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Jan Carter replied to Bill Perlman's discussion Help with identification
"DLKG, I took another look and you are correct that stamp is there.  I know we do not have a lot of watermans here so I wonder where those folks are hiding LOL."
Feb 26

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dead_left_knife_guy replied to Bill Perlman's discussion Help with identification
"Watermans have a dedicated fan/collector base -- I'm just not sure if refurbishing the knife is desirable or not (be conservative & don't clean it up until you find out for certain that this is the better thing to do, if you plan to…"
Feb 21
Bill Perlman replied to Bill Perlman's discussion Help with identification
"Oh, I'm with you. I sell a lot of knives on ebay and I try to research each one. I keep a few for myyself as well. I have seven up right now and more to come. I shall stick around."
Feb 19
Steve Scheuerman (Manx) replied to Bill Perlman's discussion Help with identification
"Thanks Jan and Bryan. :-) Sometimes obtuse Google searches pay off. Always happy to help a member out! Bill...hope you stick with us! Was good to see you in Chat yesterday."
Feb 19
Bryan W replied to Bill Perlman's discussion Help with identification
"Wow that was impressive Manx!  Nice work and quick!"
Feb 19
Jan Carter replied to Bill Perlman's discussion Help with identification
"Great work Manx!!"
Feb 18
Steve Scheuerman (Manx) replied to Bill Perlman's discussion Help with identification
"No problem. Fairly sure these were never issued to military personnel, but many took their knives with them. You'll be able to find more, I am sure, with a quick Google search. Hard part was finding the name...lol."
Feb 18
Bill Perlman replied to Bill Perlman's discussion Help with identification
"It helps a lot. I would have had no idea where to start looking, and the sheaf was misleading, since I was looking for a "D". Thank you very much."
Feb 18
Steve Scheuerman (Manx) replied to Bill Perlman's discussion Help with identification
"Okay...what I am finding on this is that it was made by EG Waterman during WWII. Some were stacked leather handles, others were wood like yours. Some had the sawback spine, others did not. Some had a tang stamp of EGW with KNIFE underneath, and USA…"
Feb 18
Bill Perlman replied to Bill Perlman's discussion Help with identification
"No hurry."
Feb 18
Steve Scheuerman (Manx) replied to Bill Perlman's discussion Help with identification
"I may have gotten lucky here...gimme a couple minutes to run this down..."
Feb 18
Bill Perlman replied to Bill Perlman's discussion Help with identification
"I've used some metal polish and can't find anything that looks like a name. I was hoping the design on the sheath would be familiar to someone. Thanks"
Feb 18
Steve Scheuerman (Manx) replied to Bill Perlman's discussion Help with identification
"Maybe give the tang area a bit of a rub, or try using a piece of paper and pencil to get an imprint of anything there? No markings at all will make it extremely difficult to ID. Doesn't look familiar to me, but I'll do some poking around."
Feb 18
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Help with identification

I can't find any markings on the knife itself, but the sheath seems to be distinctive. Can someone identify the maker?See More
Feb 18
Bill Perlman replied to Ms Data's discussion LOOKING FOR SUGGESTIONS: OPENING A KNIFE SHOP
"In addition to the knives themselves, make sure to have all the accessories necessary to take care of them. Things like sharpening stones, oil, cleaner, and oil for leather care. A good selection of books ont he history of knives, instructional…"
Jan 13
Bill Perlman posted a status
"If someone knows who made the knife below, could they let me know"
Nov 27, 2017

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At 23:05 on November 25, 2017, Billy Oneale said…
Welcome to iKC!
At 13:55 on November 24, 2017, J.J. Smith III said…

At 13:37 on November 24, 2017, Steve Scheuerman (Manx) said…

That is always a subjective topic, Bill. It all depends on the purpose for cleaning, how/if you use that knife, is it a patina or rust (and patina opens up a whole new world of debate), type of steel, collector knife or not...the list goes on. LOL

Personally, I tend to tailor my advice to the criteria above, so I'll wait to talk to you more about it. Meanwhile, try poking around in HERE for some information. Also, if you scroll all the way up on any iKC page, there is a Search field in the very top right corner. Try putting "cleaning" in there and see what comes up. And join us in the Chat, and ask any members in there what they think. Hope to see you there!

At 12:50 on November 24, 2017, Jan Carter said…
At 12:30 on November 24, 2017, John Bamford said…

It's as you say Bill people have strong opinions on whether or not to clean knives.

I only like shiny knives, on the other hand, I buy old razors and do as little cleaning as possible. 

Strange isn't it.

At 11:09 on November 24, 2017, John Bamford said…

Welcome to iKC Bill.

At 23:40 on November 23, 2017,
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Welcome to iKC Bill!

At 22:37 on November 23, 2017, Steve Scheuerman (Manx) said…

Hey there, Bill! Welcome to iKnife! Come on in, kick back and check things out. There's some handy tips on our front page to help you find your way around, and some fantastic people in the Chat room if you have any questions or want to shoot the breeze. Site rules are also on the main page, and if you get creative, you can customise your My Page to suit your own style! Hope you enjoy your stay with us! Great to have you on board!

 
 
 

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