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Old 10-15-2012, 12:05 PM   #3736
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Leftover Roman design?
That's one theory, but nowhere else in the archaeological record is there use of Latin like this, on weapons or anything else being written by those people at that time... that I'm aware of.
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:10 PM   #3737
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One more. A WWII Navy dive knife a MK 2, it was my dads.

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Old 10-15-2012, 01:47 PM   #3738
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One more. A WWII Navy dive knife a MK 2, it was my dads.

Looks more like a K-Bar to me, but with a dive sheath. Weird.
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:10 PM   #3739
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Looks more like a K-Bar to me, but with a dive sheath. Weird.
It's a K-Bar, but was re-badged by the Navy with the MK 2 stamp and listed as a "fighting knife".
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Old 10-15-2012, 03:46 PM   #3740
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One more. A WWII Navy dive knife a MK 2, it was my dads.

That is probably worth a few clams....pun implied....
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:47 PM   #3741
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I'll probably buy the BMF, for cheap in as is condition.



Moving outta town?
I already sent it to Smithy to get cleaned up. Trust me, you wouldnt want it. I may part with it upon its return. The sheath is pretty tanked too. I need to take better care of my shit.

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Old 10-15-2012, 07:03 PM   #3742
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I already sent it to Smithy to get cleaned up. Trust me, you wouldnt want it. I may part with it upon its return. The sheath is pretty tanked too. I need to take better care of my shit.

And it just arrived today. You weren't kidding, this has seen it's share and then some. Gimmie a couple days to deal with it.
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:47 PM   #3743
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And it just arrived today. You weren't kidding, this has seen it's share and then some. Gimmie a couple days to deal with it.

Is that an 8" or the 9" version? Either way, the ones without the 'sawteeth' are much less common.

I have always (because I am old and that's how we always did it) resorted to abrasives and polishing but seeing that this is mostly confined to the blade, I wonder about how the electrolysis method might work (thinking that the handle could be kept 'high and dry' with the right set up). It might still need polishing afterward but you'd know what shape the steel was in before removing any of it.

Anyone ever try it on a knife?

Guess I should try it myself, I have a couple of 'tiger' knives that are really rusted. They are cheap, $25 fishing knives with very agressive serations, really useful to cut line out of a prop or slice not quite thawed bait but rust.... Friends kept mentioning the rusty one in my (boat console) knife rack so I got a new one and sprayed it with reel protectant before it saw the boat, a week later it was orange and it had not even come out of the rack!


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Old 10-15-2012, 10:54 PM   #3744
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Not taking money until I have product on the shelf I'm happy with, but I'm pleased with the positive response. I'll start a Vendor thread when they're ready and for sale.
I think the response is going to be much better than you imagined.
There are a lot of folks here who truly admire your work, and for good reason.

When you finish your production run, I might have another small project for you if you're interested.
Heck you might even want to run with it, we'll see...

Thanks for putting this out here for us.
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:36 PM   #3745
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I think the response is going to be much better than you imagined.
There are a lot of folks here who truly admire your work, and for good reason.

When you finish your production run, I might have another small project for you if you're interested.
Heck you might even want to run with it, we'll see...

Thanks for putting this out here for us.
You flatter me, sir. Let's see if they turn out worth a damn first.
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:10 AM   #3746
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Great thread! My first knife, and the knife I still use nearly everyday, is an old drop-point Gerber Gator :



It's been with me for many years now and has been a great all purpose knife that's never let me down... I love the grip shape, it's size and the grip material. Very easy to hold onto, even when your hand is covered in fish slime...
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:14 AM   #3747
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The knife below is very special to me and has a definite story to tell:



It's a Marine Raider stiletto and belonged to my Granddad's best friend, who was a 4th Raider. He gave it to my Granddad when they both came home from the Pacific...
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:29 AM   #3748
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Great thread! My first knife, and the knife I still use nearly everyday, is an old drop-point Gerber Gator :



It's been with me for many years now and has been a great all purpose knife that's never let me down... I love the grip shape, it's size and the grip material. Very easy to hold onto, even when your hand is covered in fish slime...

That's technically a "clip point". I own the non-serrated version, bought back in 1995. Still use it.
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:30 AM   #3749
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The knife below is very special to me and has a definite story to tell:



It's a Marine Raider stiletto and belonged to my Granddad's best friend, who was a 4th Raider. He gave it to my Granddad when they both came home from the Pacific...
That's a Fairbairn-Sykes dagger. I'd need to do a little research to properly type it, but that is certainly a nice piece of history! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:15 AM   #3750
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The knife below is very special to me and has a definite story to tell:



It's a Marine Raider stiletto and belonged to my Granddad's best friend, who was a 4th Raider. He gave it to my Granddad when they both came home from the Pacific...
Yep, Fairbarin Sykes (SP?) Anyway, if it is an original real one, it is worth some serious coin on the collector market but it sounds like you'd never sell it.
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