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Recognize this great roast carver?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Carter May 4. 5 Replies

Hi all, I just joined yesterday and I'm interested in finding out about the provenance of this carving knife. Family legend says that my father, trained as a naval aviation metalsmith in WWII and who…Continue

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Jan Carter replied to Peter Trainer's discussion Recognize this great roast carver?
"These are the memories that make knife collecting  something I truly enjoy. Watching a family member think of a loved one when the knife comes out, watching the look on a child's face when they make sparks fly on an anvil the first…"
May 4
Peter Trainer replied to Peter Trainer's discussion Recognize this great roast carver?
"Thanks Jan  As you might imagine, it's a pleasure to use this knife every time. I recently noticed remnant scoring at the base of the blade on one side that hadn't quite been polished off during the final dressing.  Must have…"
May 3
Steve Scheuerman (Manx) left a comment for Peter Trainer
"Hey there, Peter! 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…"
May 2
Jan Carter left a comment for Peter Trainer
"The 5 top things to do when you join iKnifeCollector! iKC Community Rules Navigating iKnifeCollector.com Best Photo upload size?  640x480 and join us in the chatroom if you have any questions or just want to chat"
May 2
Jan Carter replied to Peter Trainer's discussion Recognize this great roast carver?
"What a beauty this is!  I would be inclined to say that family legend has it right.  He may have had some help from others in his area but it does appear to me that it was handmade."
May 2
Peter Trainer replied to Peter Trainer's discussion Recognize this great roast carver?
"Thanks for letting me know Jan. I've deleted the first set of pix and reloaded with images sourced differently.  They open up fine for me in Safari. Just in case though, here they are again--"
Apr 30
Jan Carter replied to Peter Trainer's discussion Recognize this great roast carver?
"I cannot get the link to the pics to open, you mat want to embed it in the discussion by using the second icon on the left at the top of the box your typing in.  Family legend says that my father, trained as a naval aviation metalsmith in WWII…"
Apr 29
Peter Trainer posted a discussion

Recognize this great roast carver?

Hi all, I just joined yesterday and I'm interested in finding out about the provenance of this carving knife. Family legend says that my father, trained as a naval aviation metalsmith in WWII and who subsequently worked in a NJ shipyard, made it from a hacksaw blade. That's hard for me to believe as the knife is so perfectly constructed--doesn't look like the effort of a novice metalworker. The nearly 12" long blade is 1/16" thick throughout and it has a moderate amount of flex in the ⅔ closest…See More
Apr 29

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How long have you collected knives?
61 to 65 years
Favorite Kind of Knives
Pocket, Outdoors and Kitchen
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At 15:46 on May 2, 2020, Steve Scheuerman (Manx) said…

Hey there, Peter! 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 8:34 on May 2, 2020, Jan Carter said…

The 5 top things to do when you join iKnifeCollector!

iKC Community Rules

Navigating iKnifeCollector.com

Best Photo upload size?  640x480

and join us in the chatroom if you have any questions or just want to chat

At 22:14 on April 28, 2020,
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Welcome to iKC Peter!

At 20:10 on April 28, 2020, J.J. Smith III said…

 
 
 

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