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Old 07-01-2009, 11:12 PM   #151
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I have that exact kabar too
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Old 07-02-2009, 01:43 PM   #152
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I have that exact kabar too

Any idea how old these might be? I'm guessing mines from the 1950's
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Old 07-09-2009, 09:52 AM   #153
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I need some assistance in worth of a knife.

I'll post up pics tomorrow but it is a sheath knife, sort of a combo of a fighter and hunting blade shape, says Terrence Cox on one side, and 440c on the other right above the gaurd. Polished blade, full tang, and has some exotic wood scales with a neat little insert in it that looks Irish actually.

Blade is about 7in and the overall length is 12in. No sheath. Does anyoje have an idea who this maker is or if these are worth anything more than the other "sportsmans Customs"? It looks like the semi customs available from Big 5 or Sportsmans Warehouse, but appears to be nicely made and is pretty.
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Old 07-09-2009, 09:52 AM   #154
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Any idea how old these might be? I'm guessing mines from the 1950's
They made that pattern in the 50s and 60s with those blades.
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Old 07-09-2009, 02:17 PM   #155
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Any idea how old these might be? I'm guessing mines from the 1950's
sounds about right, I had some info a while back but lost it.
Will see if I can find it.
Was my wife's grandfathers so it could be older
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Old 07-09-2009, 03:38 PM   #156
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Speaking of Kershaw, I really like the Blackout/Whirlwind knives. Great handle, superfast assisted opening.

I have a Kershaw Leek. Love it.

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Old 07-09-2009, 03:44 PM   #157
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I have a Kershaw Leek. Love it.

I have two and love them one is the rainbow leek which is beautiful....
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Old 07-09-2009, 03:48 PM   #158
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SOG Bowie S1 - I'm a sucker for the stacked leather washer handles...




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Old 07-09-2009, 03:50 PM   #159
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SOG Bowie S1 - I'm a sucker for the stacked leather washer handles...




The Randal fighter is my favorite knife pattern ever....
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Old 07-09-2009, 11:07 PM   #160
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I'll post up pics tomorrow but it is a sheath knife, sort of a combo of a fighter and hunting blade shape, says Terrence Cox on one side, and 440c on the other right above the gaurd. Polished blade, full tang, and has some exotic wood scales with a neat little insert in it that looks Irish actually.

Blade is about 7in and the overall length is 12in. No sheath. Does anyoje have an idea who this maker is or if these are worth anything more than the other "sportsmans Customs"? It looks like the semi customs available from Big 5 or Sportsmans Warehouse, but appears to be nicely made and is pretty.
A quick check of Google and Smokey Mountain Knifeworks revealed nothing, but by your description I'd put it in the $50-$80 retail category. Just another cheap factory-ground stainless knife, IMHO.
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Old 07-10-2009, 08:46 AM   #161
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Yeah, that is what I am guessing, but I did find his name on the net under the Austrailian Custom Knife makers guild.

here's a pic Thanks Ted! My buddy Ted gave it to me yesterady so now I have to make a sheath.

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Old 07-10-2009, 08:52 AM   #162
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#16 with a prototype nylon sheath, nickel silver hilt and saw teeth. I bought it new from Randall when I started commercial diving. Hardly ever used it, a hacksaw works much better than any knife underwater. Sold it a few years ago for 3 times what I paid for it in the `80's



being a diver with over 3600hrs underwater, and a former SF guy, I love that knife!
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Old 07-10-2009, 09:31 AM   #163
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Thanks Ted! My buddy Ted gave it to me yesterady so now I have to make a sheath.


My pleasure Amigo!
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Old 07-10-2009, 09:41 PM   #164
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Talking one of my most prized possessions

OK my Grand Pappy fashioned this one with his own two hands, during a U.S. Government sponsored multi-year cruise in the early 1940s with stops in Guam, New Guinea, the Philippines, Iwo Jima, and other exotic ports of call.

The blade was a U.S. issue bayonet, the hand guard was a piece of shrapnel out his fox hole, the metal pieces in the handle are from a crashed Japanese Zero ignition, and the pieces of glass in the handle are from a crashed Japanese Zero fuselage.

Most of this was made by only using a hand file while passing time in his fox hole.

It is one of my most prized possessions.

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Old 07-11-2009, 12:52 AM   #165
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OK my Grand Pappy fashioned this one with his own two hands, during a U.S. Government sponsored multi-year cruise in the early 1940s with stops in Guam, New Guinea, the Philippines, Iwo Jima, and other exotic ports of call.

The blade was a U.S. issue bayonet, the hand guard was a piece of shrapnel out his fox hole, the metal pieces in the handle are from a crashed Japanese Zero ignition, and the pieces of glass in the handle are from a crashed Japanese Zero fuselage.

Most of this was made by only using a hand file while passing time in his fox hole.

It is one of my most prized possessions.


Sweet story, sweet knife. I am told by those who know, that the shape of this guard is the one they really want in a slippery blood fight... as opposed to straight or one folded forward towards the blade.
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