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Old 03-24-2021, 07:19 AM
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From the 40's.
Served me well throughout my culinary career.
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Looks like an old hickory
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I have some my Grandfather made, have to pull them out for pics.
I wanna say late 1800's early 1900's.
Mom brought them to me a few years back.


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Agree. Old Hickory manufactured by Ontario Knife. First knife I cut myself with at around age 11. I have "first hand" experience!
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Yep, Old Hickory.
Bad assed knife for sure.
I've trimmed and cut meat, veggies, trees, logs and only God knows what else with this baby and she's still razor sharp.
Never left home without it on camping trips.
Definitely don't make like this any longer.

Guess I kind gave the answer away with the decade it was made in.
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Randall knives from early 50s.


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I have folding knife Dad brought home from Germany after WWII , with a naked lady on it. I've always wondered if it was considered collectible.

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I have my uncles Vietnam Camillus Navy pilots knife. Looks like its been through a war too.
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Cool guys.
Haven't seen an antler handle knife in a feeeeeeew years.
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Originally Posted by Riptied View Post
Yep, Old Hickory.
Bad assed knife for sure.
I've trimmed and cut meat, veggies, trees, logs and only God knows what else with this baby and she's still razor sharp.
Never left home without it on camping trips.
Definitely don't make like this any longer.

Guess I kind gave the answer away with the decade it was made in.
What do you think it is about the knife that makes it such a good knife? Grade of steel the blade is made of?
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Originally Posted by jkp View Post
Randall knives from early 50s.

Very NICE
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Timely thread. Grandmother recently passed and going through stuff found this that I assume my grandad brought back along
with some other stuff from India. Think it’s called a kukri knife? Not sure of age. He fought in WW2 and Korean but obviously spent some time in India. Sheath has a little slot for the tiny knife too.


Says “tempered steel made in India” and “allied”. So not thinking it’s too old or rare with English inscriptions
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Originally Posted by Brad1 View Post
What do you think it is about the knife that makes it such a good knife? Grade of steel the blade is made of?
Not a blacksmith .....
While the steel itself is an important factor it's not the main factor.
Annealing is the answer to a properly hardened blade.
Without being properly annealed the metal will have all sorts of stress and weak points in it.

And no, I didn't google that.

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Originally Posted by bluejack View Post
Timely thread. Grandmother recently passed and going through stuff found this that I assume my grandad brought back along
with some other stuff from India. Think it’s called a kukri knife? Not sure of age. He fought in WW2 and Korean but obviously spent some time in India. Sheath has a little slot for the tiny knife too.


Says “tempered steel made in India” and “allied”. So not thinking it’s too old or rare with English inscriptions
Evil blade there!
Aren't the knives used to cut down sugar cane designed like this?
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Originally Posted by bluejack View Post
Timely thread. Grandmother recently passed and going through stuff found this that I assume my grandad brought back along
with some other stuff from India. Think it’s called a kukri knife? Not sure of age. He fought in WW2 and Korean but obviously spent some time in India. Sheath has a little slot for the tiny knife too.


Says “tempered steel made in India” and “allied”. So not thinking it’s too old or rare with English inscriptions
That looks like a kukri the Gurkha's use.
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Originally Posted by Striper In View Post
I have some my Grandfather made, have to pull them out for pics.
I wanna say late 1800's early 1900's.
Mom brought them to me a few years back.
Wow, you've got to be an old son-of-a-bitch if your grandfather had knives at the closing of the 19th century that are now yours.
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Originally Posted by Riptied View Post
Yep, Old Hickory.
Bad assed knife for sure.
I've trimmed and cut meat, veggies, trees, logs and only God knows what else with this baby and she's still razor sharp.
Never left home without it on camping trips.
Definitely don't make like this any longer.

Guess I kind gave the answer away with the decade it was made in.



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Almost forgot, Ive got a cleaver as well.



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SWEET!

You were born and live in Canada, correct?
Where on God's green earth did you come up with that many Old Hickories?

Want to sell me that clever???


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i made both of these 25 years apart.

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