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Knives of days gone-by and the companies who made them

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Vintage American Knives

Looking for a group of collectors who prefer older American-made knives? Then come on in and make yourself at home. Antique knife collectors prefer knives in original condition and if the blades sport natural patina, then all the better.

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What's your favorite old knife?

Started by Scott King. Last reply by tony wing Aug 24, 2018. 30 Replies

Stampings of the Cutlery Industry.

Started by D ale. Last reply by Jan Carter Jan 27, 2018. 106 Replies

old kissing crane

Started by Jim Walker. Last reply by Jan Carter Oct 28, 2017. 3 Replies

Dating a Pocketknife

Started by Robert A. Olson. Last reply by Jan Carter Oct 20, 2017. 1 Reply

Any help on what I have here??

Started by jerry marr. Last reply by Jan Carter Oct 18, 2017. 16 Replies

Can anyone tell me about this knife set?

Started by Valerie Miller. Last reply by Jan Carter Sep 26, 2017. 6 Replies

What do you think about custom "Re-worked" knives?

Started by Jim Prather. Last reply by Andy Larrison Jan 8, 2017. 17 Replies

How about your favorite piece of knife history

Started by Jan Carter. Last reply by Jan Carter Jan 6, 2017. 7 Replies

Would anyone consider this knife vintage?

Started by Charles Sample. Last reply by Jan Carter Jan 5, 2017. 13 Replies

Where do you find your vintage (antique) knives?

Started by Rick Cothren. Last reply by Jan Carter Jan 5, 2017. 24 Replies

Are vintage knife collectors a dying breed?

Started by Scott King. Last reply by Michael Squier Sep 9, 2016. 17 Replies

Favorite characters from cutlery history

Started by Jan Carter. Last reply by Jan Carter May 15, 2015. 15 Replies

Still strong

Started by Larry Lucas. Last reply by Steve Hanner Nov 12, 2014. 8 Replies

A-Z index for discussions

Started by Jan Carter. Last reply by D ale Jul 13, 2014. 1 Reply

Fire Hardening stone knives. Interesting article...

Started by Jim Prather. Last reply by Jan Carter Jul 12, 2014. 2 Replies

Wanted: Good Quality Photos of Classic Camillus Knives

Started by Stefan Schmalhaus. Last reply by Waggoner, Alan Feb 16, 2014. 1 Reply

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Comment by David Fenn on July 12, 2015 at 15:34
Thanks for the response. The blade is in great shape. Nice patina and rather sharp. Hopefully I can get it back into working condition. I'll try the groups you've recommended. Thanks again!

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Comment by John McCain on July 12, 2015 at 15:30

David-Your knife is a Ka-bar Large Grizzly Clasp Folding Hunter.Circa 1920-1940's.It is a pretty rare and highly collectible knife- Just did a brief internet search on current prices & they are selling for a low of $800 up to $3750 in pristine condition with sheath. Average is around $1500-1750. I, too, don't have someone in mind who can repair it, but you might try the guys in the Knife Repair Group or the Switchblades Past & Present Group for a recommendation. Unless the blade is in really bad shape it's definitely worth having repaired.

Comment by Roger Cunningham on July 12, 2015 at 15:11

Yes it should open when the botton is pushed.There may be someone who could repair it but I don't know who that would be.

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Comment by Roger Cunningham on July 12, 2015 at 15:05


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Comment by David Fenn on July 12, 2015 at 14:53
When you say switchblade, you mean it should flip open when you push the button? Any thoughts on whether that's something that can be repaired?
Comment by Roger Cunningham on July 12, 2015 at 14:45
Your knife is a grizzly Also it is a switchblade. If it works right it can be worth quite a bit.

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Comment by David Fenn on July 12, 2015 at 14:28
Hello fellow knife enthusiasts. I'm looking for insight as to age and any other info on an old folding knife my grandpa left me. It's stamped ka-bar. That's about all I know. Any thoughts?

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Comment by Waggoner, Alan on April 30, 2015 at 21:03

I guess Case knives are a favorite for me because I know more about them than others. I also like to sell one once in a while.I guess I view the PLATTS as very rare because I just see very few of them. This old folder is quite a gem!

Comment by Michael Squier on April 28, 2015 at 17:23

I like Utica cuttlery and Case

 
 
 

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