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Rigid Knives RG 45; Fighting Bowie Knife, Seki, Japan $195

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The RG-45 knife blade is 7.5” long with an overall length of 12.0”, resembles the Randall Model 14 blade design and it’s made from 1/4" thick stainless steel. This is NOS but no box. For more photos…Continue

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1963 R.W.Loveless- used and appreciated

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Looking for S&W Survival series 1974-1976 made in house.

Started Feb 12, 2018 0 Replies

These are works of art I love to own when I can find them. www.fitzwillies.com…Continue

 

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Steve Dirgo replied to Steve Dirgo's discussion Rigid Knives RG 45; Fighting Bowie Knife, Seki, Japan $195
"SOLD, thank you for your interest"
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Steve Dirgo replied to tim payne's discussion Do we have other SEKI Vintage Collectors out there?
"The Ka-Bar and Khyber looked identical. "
Aug 12
Steve Dirgo replied to tim payne's discussion Do we have other SEKI Vintage Collectors out there?
"Later times the 80's-90's but I have several SOG knives from Seki and love their toughness. Great grind lines, good stainless steel blades."
Aug 11
Steve Dirgo replied to tim payne's discussion Do we have other SEKI Vintage Collectors out there?
"the late 60's to early 70's seems to be the start of the US importers having products manufactured in Seki, Japan for sale into the US. Some very well knives being manufactured. That period holds a great deal of interest to me. Parker,…"
Aug 11
Steve Dirgo replied to tim payne's discussion Do we have other SEKI Vintage Collectors out there?
"They captured me with the unusual handle and distinctive finger guard. Always looking for them."
Aug 10
Steve Dirgo replied to tim payne's discussion Do we have other SEKI Vintage Collectors out there?
"Just acquired this Hattori 1700 Now I have several; www.fitzwillies.com"
Aug 9
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Jul 27
Steve Dirgo replied to Steve Dirgo's discussion Rigid Knives RG 45; Fighting Bowie Knife, Seki, Japan $195
"It has an amazing feel and balance; definitely a fighting Bowie. I have owned many of the Rigid Japan made knives and they are unique Bowies."
Jul 26
tim payne replied to Steve Dirgo's discussion Rigid Knives RG 45; Fighting Bowie Knife, Seki, Japan $195
"I want one !!!"
Jul 26
Steve Dirgo posted a discussion

Rigid Knives RG 45; Fighting Bowie Knife, Seki, Japan $195

The RG-45 knife blade is 7.5” long with an overall length of 12.0”, resembles the Randall Model 14 blade design and it’s made from 1/4" thick stainless steel. This is NOS but no box. For more photos go to: Fitzwillies RG 45 Fighting Bowie…See More
Jul 26
Steve Dirgo joined Jan Carter's group
Jul 26
Steve Dirgo replied to tim payne's discussion Do we have other SEKI Vintage Collectors out there?
"That Star knife is interesting. I have a Handmade star knife made by Ichiro Hattori but cannot find information on who was the importer. It is identical to the Sharp 1000s which he made. The Sharp 1000s was sold by K-mart- imagine that. For more…"
May 3
Steve Dirgo replied to tim payne's discussion Do we have other SEKI Vintage Collectors out there?
"Valor 1700 B Mfg. Seki, Japan- Ichiro Hattori clone of the Buck 119 in the late 70's - 80's. Fitzwillies.com   For more photos and information"
May 2
Steve Dirgo replied to tim payne's discussion Do we have other SEKI Vintage Collectors out there?
"The Valor Daggers 373 & 407 were popular with the US military due to the great manufacturing and the leather handles. The 407 is a great boot or belt knife while the 373 would be great on a belt with leg ties.www.fitzwillies.com"
Jan 2
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D & R Patton Knives Mini Bowie 5 in

"Size, shape and balance. This is a nice knife."
Jan 2
Steve Dirgo replied to tim payne's discussion Do we have other SEKI Vintage Collectors out there?
"I find the 70's 80's era of Seki, Japan knives amazing. Some beautiful knives, I love Explorer Boot knife 11-338 "Explorer" brand owned by Guttman, one of if not the first US knife company to contract in Seki Japan. They imported…"
Dec 31

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How did you hear about iKnifeCollector?
sdirgo@hotmail.com
Do you currently subscribe to any knife publication (offline)
Yes
How long have you collected knives?
11- 15 years
Favorite Kind of Knives
I fell in love with the 70-90's USA and Seki, Japan made knives, Especially the brass/wood knives like the S&W Blackie Collins designed, the Browning Sportsman Series, Kershaw, Rigid, Sharp, Valor and more....
Website
http://www.fitzwillies.com
About Me
I love US manufactured knives old or new. Especially around the 70's to 90's also the same period of knives mfg. in Seki, Japan.
Interests
all outdoors
Other Hobbies
knives

I sell on several platforms eBay, AAPK.com and my website, Fitzwillies

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1950's Cold War Strategic Air Command (SAC) Long Range Bomber Crew Survival Knife!

Posted on November 13, 2018 at 15:22 1 Comment

Over half a century ago the United States Air Force was America's primary nuclear deterrent. This was accomplished by its long range bomber aircraft operated by the Strategic Air Command, the B-36, the B-47 and later on the B-52. ICBMs came along even later. To maintain razor sharp proficiency in the nuclear mission long range training missions were an daily occurrence and took airmen over every corner of the world. The Air Force became interested in refining its survival kits and…

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At 12:33 on March 10, 2017, Steve Scheuerman (Manx) said…

Hey there, Steve! 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!

At 9:53 on March 10, 2017, Paul S said…

Welcome aboard Steve.  Hope to see some of your collection posted.  Sounds like some I would like.

At 8:18 on March 10, 2017, Jan Carter said…
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Welcome to iKC Steve!

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Welcome to iKC!
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