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Started this discussion. Last reply by Shlomo ben Maved Mar 23, 2016. 6 Replies 3 Likes
Okay, I know I usually answer these sort of questions, but this has me puzzled. Perhaps someone recognizes this old gem. I paid $15 for this at an antique store.It has no markings what so ever, and…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Charles Sample Jan 29, 2016. 5 Replies 4 Likes
Opened my mailbox to find an unsolicited package from my oldest brother who lives just outside of Little Rock. I haven't been able to contact him yet to ask why, and there was no note enclosed ????…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt Miller Nov 12, 2018. 5 Replies 2 Likes
1-The later you are, the more excited your dogs are to see you.2-Dogs don't notice if you call them by another dog's name.3- Dogs like it if you leave a lot of stuff lying on the floor.4-A dog's…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Charles Sample Aug 28, 2015. 2 Replies 3 Likes
First off, this is not the greatest knife since sliced bread, but it is pretty nice for a fishing trip or camping trip.This is the Mustad-KVD Model-KVDPK2- I bought mine for about $6 at a pawn…Continue
Posted on August 21, 2014 at 18:19 3 Comments 3 Likes
Photos of Henry Calvin(Sgt. Garcia) with his " Texas Black Knife" - Also photo of the Crozier Technical High School mini tank- BTW, they made this, too !!…Continue
Posted on August 21, 2014 at 18:12 1 Comment 2 Likes
How these knives came to be dubbed " Texas Black knives"- The first was found in an estate sale belonging to General Graber Kidwell of Dallas, Tx.- Not much thought about it until another was found in the estate sale of Henry Calvin, better known as Sgt. Garcia of the old " Zorro" tv show- Got the finder interested in old newspaper articles etc. and he dubbed the knives " Texas Black knives-- What follows are old Dallas newspaper articles, and Henry Calvin (Sgt. Garcia) with his own "…Continue
Posted on August 21, 2014 at 17:45 1 Comment 4 Likes
Now is the saga of the Crozier Tech knives-
Upon America’s entry into World War Two, our troops were painfully short of many items of equipment. Many were not even known at the time, as a new type of war was being fought. Large-scale troop movements in diverse weather conditions made supply a real problem. Clothing and weapons were the first big step, without which our troops could not enter any battle. Knives were on the agenda, but pretty far down on the list. The need was there,…Continue
Posted on August 21, 2014 at 17:30 2 Comments 3 Likes
Here is an old letter requesting a knife--
"In Jun. 1943, my dad (only 20 years old) had just finished Navy boot camp, and commando training. He was in an ARGUS unit, assigned to act as an infantry soldier, and to set up radar stations with the Marines when they invaded Tarawa (although he didn't know then that Tarawa was his
destination). He felt his issued knife was insufficient as a combat knife. And he wrote home to my Granddad, in Dallas, with one request. As I read…
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Missing my verbal sparring partner. See you on the other side my friend. Happy Birthday!
Miss you, John! Wish you were here for this Birthday, my friend.
FeaturedCharles Sample said…
Happy Birthday John!
Happy birthday John , hope you have a great day .
In MemoriamD ale said…
Hey hey .. I see it's your birthday tomorrow.
Enjoy your day !!!
Thank you very much for your response with the history and value/price information and beautiful pictures.
It will really be interesting to find out what happens at the French auction.
Hey John, thanks for joining us at the Stockman Pattern Group.
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