Will and Finck

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by eisman, May 16, 2020.

How rare is it?

  1. It's got the "c" so there's a chance...

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  2. Absolutely! Note the address!

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  3. Hardly ever see one of those outside a major collection.

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  4. OMG it's a Unicorn!

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    60.0%
  1. eisman

    eisman Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 9, 2009
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    I'm so torn by this.
     
  2. abcdef

    abcdef

    Oct 28, 2005
    I'm stumped. Provenance?
     
  3. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    California - but looks "cold-stamped" from here!!:rolleyes:
     
  4. Rich S

    Rich S

    Sep 23, 2005
    I agree with Waynorth. Tang looks cold stamped, which to me = fake. Hope I'm wrong.
    Rich
     
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  5. eisman

    eisman Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 9, 2009
    Not only cold stamped, but in a modern type font.

    This kind of thing really frustrates me.
     
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  6. sceva

    sceva Gold Member Gold Member

    599
    Sep 18, 2002
    What does the knife look like?
     
  7. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Ticks me off too!! I think I've seen that stamp before on a push-dagger!!:mad:
     
  8. eisman

    eisman Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 9, 2009
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  9. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Definitely fake, based on the raised edges on the stamping pointing to cold stamping on a finished knife.

    What scares me is that looking at the whole knife I would think it's real, of course some of that is just not knowing what to look for.
     
  10. Wild Ben

    Wild Ben Gold Member Gold Member

    152
    Jan 16, 2016
    B.S. No way, no how.
     
  11. Wild Ben

    Wild Ben Gold Member Gold Member

    152
    Jan 16, 2016
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  12. skilledhunter

    skilledhunter

    24
    Oct 22, 2019
    Original post is a complete fake pops up on eBay all time.. .. the pic above this post. Bone handle. Also a complete fake.
     
  13. Elgatodeacero

    Elgatodeacero Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2014
    What would a genuine one look like?
     
  14. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
  15. skilledhunter

    skilledhunter

    24
    Oct 22, 2019
    Here is one of mine..not all have the circle trade mark..generally it is accepted that the latter ones had that mark applied.


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  16. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
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  17. skilledhunter

    skilledhunter

    24
    Oct 22, 2019
    If you look at the OP’s first picture...study it closely..notice the white color around the letters of the tang stamp... that is metal displacement from being stamped “Cold”. Usually found on fakes. Never on authentic Antique Bowie’s/ dirks/ hunting knifes.
     

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