Got a nice knife? Let's see it.

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Sniper X, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. Marco Moto

    Marco Moto Voyager

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    It's a can opener.
  2. Laromonster

    Laromonster Vesperado !

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    Nope, its for sail stitch removal
  3. Ayrshire Bull

    Ayrshire Bull why the hell not?

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    Nope - it's a Canadian knife.

    It's for gutting baby seals.
  4. mhpr262

    mhpr262 Banned

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  5. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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    Laro is never wrong.
    He is one to keep your eye on.

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  6. CodeMonkee

    CodeMonkee Geek Adventurer

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    Yup - I haven't seen one since I left the USCG in '81 - they were still a standard tool. They also used a number of other purpose built fids, but every coxswain and BM had a knife like that in their pocket. I was an MK so I used a screwdriver. ;)
  7. Marco Moto

    Marco Moto Voyager

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    I stand corrected.

    Still, You could probably use it as a can opener :D.
  8. GSJon

    GSJon Long timer

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    We don't remove too many stitches much anymore. Most of the sails are all laminated on racing sail boats.
  9. Nerfin

    Nerfin An Adventure thats Knarly

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    This is what it was truly meant for! Cheers and happy holidays!

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  10. Hallwine

    Hallwine Adventurer

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    I have one of those black chequered grip clasp knives, issued to my Father in 1943 after joining the RN. There is also an all steel version, also with a marlin spike issued to the the British army. (I have no idea if these are still issued now though)
    Tough knives, there must be millions of then I suppose. When I was growing up almost every kid had one "inherited" from father or Uncle.
    The forked tool was a can opener afaik, not many sails on the Grey funnel Line in the 40s. And yes they are very strongly sprung. I had to use pliers to open mine when dad gave it me (age about 8)
  11. SgtDuster

    SgtDuster Long timer

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    THIS is a can opener.

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    But this is clearly a stitch removal/thread cutting tool along with a marlinspike for ropework.




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    Add this to the kit and you're set!

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  12. Juanjo_NY

    Juanjo_NY Made in Argentina

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    No a fan of serrated knife, but this one seems very well designed, can be sharpen as the rest of the blade!
    Loving everything about the knife, even the shield! ;)
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  13. Ayrshire Bull

    Ayrshire Bull why the hell not?

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    I have the ESEE 6 - and they are very strongly built.

    Damned nice weight and feel to them too.

    Great as a hunting / general chores / camp knife. Bit big for much else....
  14. Gastonian

    Gastonian Adventurer

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    Just got this one in today!

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  15. Nerfin

    Nerfin An Adventure thats Knarly

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    Beautiful!
  16. CDS

    CDS Been here awhile

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    Love those GEC knives!
  17. CDS

    CDS Been here awhile

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    Cutting some chew.
  18. CDS

    CDS Been here awhile

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  19. Toolferone

    Toolferone Been here awhile

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    I bought this while living in England in 1978 when I was 16. I think I paid 5 pounds for it. It has William Rodgers, Sheffield England stamped on the blade. I had the sheath made for it back then. I don't know anything else about, so let me know if you do. I just always liked the lines of the knife.

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  20. tslewisz

    tslewisz Long timer

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    I almost pulled the trigger on that one. Very cool.

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