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Old 06-17-2009, 10:05 AM   #136
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Picked up one of these when I was a boy in Namibia.

Carl Shilieper Eye brand.

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Old 06-17-2009, 01:45 PM   #137
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Well you asked..

This knife was acquired during WWII by my grandfathers friend who was fighting in Europe. My grandfather was a marine fighting in the Pacific. When they got back from the war my grandfather recieved this from his friend "Buck". Buck apparently pulled it from a dead german paratrooper as it is a paratroopers knife. Whether or not he killed said trooper is unknown. The knife has carved into it "To Pete from Buck". Pete is my grandfather. Now my grandfather is sort of a hero himself after being shot twice, mainly in the battle for Saipan, he returned to the US and was placed as a Guard for FDR at his Warm Springs, GA home until FDR passed away. He was then the guard during FDR's funeral procession and can be seen in this picture

He's the one just behind the rear axle between the two motorcycles in the foreground.

A couple years ago my grandmother died and my grandfather figured he was next so he gave me the knife before he died so I would get it without too much hassle. He also told me a brief story about how he got it. He doesn't like talking about the war much which is something most soldiers from WWII seem to share. He is still alive and I would like to talk to him about it again if I get the chance.

Here's an example of one of these knives. http://www.bwmilitaria.com/items/900...randywine.html
Wow



You should talk to him, I bet he'd like that.
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Old 06-29-2009, 01:57 PM   #138
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OK, been meaning to post this. This is a special edition Bob Dozier built, Bob Loveless designed drop point hunter - This is the knife that made Loveless famous - Dozier made it in 154CM instead of his usual D2, in honor of one of his teachers, Bob Loveless.

Dozier is big on working knives, so this mirror finish is a deparure for him.

Don't ask what it cost. [too much]
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:36 PM   #139
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Curly maple stick, wrought iron head with 1084 edge, forge welded. Etched in ferric chloride for the dark nasty color. And before anyone jumps on the size, it's pretty damn close to a lot of early American hatchets... they're smaller than you might think.
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:42 PM   #140
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That is really neat.
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:47 PM   #141
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Made this yesterday...



Curly maple stick, wrought iron head with 1084 edge, forge welded. Etched in ferric chloride for the dark nasty color. And before anyone jumps on the size, it's pretty damn close to a lot of early American hatchets... they're smaller than you might think.
Which is why they were so good at skinning and brush removal and surgical hawking. I love hawks. I'd like one the next size up from that one...
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:13 PM   #142
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Old 06-30-2009, 10:42 PM   #143
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My new favorite knife:

Kershaw Blur



"Speedsafe" makes the blade flip out real fast like a switch-blade
stainless-steel blade
Super-tough anodized aluminum handle [very scratch resistant]
Chicks dig it.
Costs about $60
http://www.KershawKnives.com/

Comes in red too...

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Old 07-01-2009, 07:52 AM   #144
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Curly maple stick, wrought iron head with 1084 edge, forge welded. Etched in ferric chloride for the dark nasty color. And before anyone jumps on the size, it's pretty damn close to a lot of early American hatchets... they're smaller than you might think.
Very nice
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Old 07-01-2009, 02:13 PM   #145
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My new favorite knife:

Kershaw Blur



"Speedsafe" makes the blade flip out real fast like a switch-blade
stainless-steel blade
Super-tough anodized aluminum handle [very scratch resistant]
Chicks dig it.
Costs about $60
http://www.KershawKnives.com/

Comes in red too...

Where did you get it?

Their website has it listed for just under $100.
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Old 07-01-2009, 02:32 PM   #146
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Where did you get it?

Their website has it listed for just under $100.


I got it at my local Sportsman's Warehouse.

I went in looking to buy a CRKT My Tighe,
but the dude showed me both. I liked the
Kershaw Blur better because the blade flips
out better. It's super-easy - barely touch
and thumb-stud and WHAP! (out comes the blade)

Bought it for $68 there.

I think you can git 'em for $10 less on Amazon.

They have other colors too - tan, green, etc.
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Old 07-01-2009, 04:47 PM   #147
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Speaking of Kershaw, I really like the Blackout/Whirlwind knives. Great handle, superfast assisted opening.

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Old 07-01-2009, 06:48 PM   #148
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Originally Posted by DualSport650
My new favorite knife:

Kershaw Blur



"Speedsafe" makes the blade flip out real fast like a switch-blade
stainless-steel blade
Super-tough anodized aluminum handle [very scratch resistant]
Chicks dig it.
Costs about $60
http://www.KershawKnives.com/

Comes in red too...

Those nice tacky handles do eat the tops of jeans pockets, though, unless they've changed them since I bought mine. I still really like it, though.
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Old 07-01-2009, 07:16 PM   #149
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Old 07-01-2009, 08:25 PM   #150
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Those nice tacky handles do eat the tops of jeans pockets, though, unless they've changed them since I bought mine. I still really like it, though.
They're rubber now.

Used to be like sand-paper.
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