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Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by VCM3, Jan 21, 2008.
They quite possibly could be my downfall
Jim, the bone looks terrific!
German Boker, pattern 6656, tang stamp suggests 1891-1940ish, shown in the new book. 5 3/16 inches closed. Dry, no snap, buffed, very little blade loss. Looks like a shackle has been snipped off. The bone is spectacular, I think. No flaws.
I agree, the bone is spectacular
Today I received a couple of used knives (as if I need more carry choices). The 881 is pretty decent but it has one thing which bugs me in my pickiness for unadulterated knives. Somebody really butchered the front side main swedge with unnecessary sandpaper work. I am in the process of cleaning that up the best I can. The other two blades have their nice crisp and distinct factory swedges. Nearly full blades and good snap and bone. If it wasn't for the sandpapering on the main blade this one would rival the really nice used 861 I got a while back.
This other one will only require sharpening. It has nice patina and is good to go. Tight, solid, and with firm springs but is a tad slow on the closing. Keen kutter branded but the same knife as the above SW 881. Waterfall celluloid handles; having waterfall in hand I now understand the name. The base color looks like something that would glow in the dark but throughout there are these little green tinted lines that flow around and when you look at a different angle new lines appear and previous ones fade. It gives the material a live flowing feeling, much like a waterfall. Really cool. Hard to describe without seeing it. I am liking celluloid more and more, so many interesting colors it can come in.
I hope you all don't mind my rambling, sometimes you just have to yack about stuff.
I did what I could with the butchered swedge on the 881 and it's satisfactory now. Distinctive again, like it originally would have been. Don't sandpaper old knives folks, unless you gotta fix previous adulterations that are too bad to live with.
Nice restore Paul, some people shouldn't be allowed around abrasives
Nice job on the swedge, Paul!! How about a little WIP??
I've got a couple of knives that could use your knowledge!!
Lol. Funny you ask this Charlie- I’ve just bundled up around 30 to 40 knives ready to send to our friend Paul
Nice knives both Cal and Paul. Cal I have seen it mentioned that one shouldn’t worry about walk and talk with Lockbacks - as they are not a Slip Joint - would you agree on this my friend?
Maybe I oughta finally get a belt sander.
Knife in one hand, Dremel in the other, what could go wrong???
One of the best things I own is the Ken Onion Worksharp, awesome little belt sander/grinder
Can you snap a pic or two, Paul H??
Here it is Charlie, it has an assortment of different grit belts. The Ken Onion uses a little wider belt than the original. It doesn't show well but the belt on the K.O. is wider than the original but the K.O. allows you to use both sizes where you can just use the narrow ones on the original.
It comes with a guide but I remove mine. I also have a Platen attachment for it and it uses the same width belts but longer The K.O. Worksharp is about 8" in length, so albeit small it will accomplish some large tasks like my mower blades the head also swivels forward so I can do my spade shovels as well.
Looks like a handy tool, Paul, thanks!!
I don't often get a knife old enough to post in this thread. However, I just got this Fairmount Cut Co, supposedly from the 30's. I believe it was made by Camillus. I liked the handle covers and of course I love serpentine Jacks. Pretty happy with this one, it's in excellent shape and well-built.
I like those covers, can you tell what they’re made of?
I like that "bit of fancy" on the middle spacer.
That's what sold me on the knife. It looks like camo/marble.
I have no idea what it's made of, some type of composite, perhaps celluloid but it doesn't look like your typical celluloid.
Ya, isn't that a neat feature.
I can tell you that it's really well put together and the blades are tight and 'snappy'.