1980's EdgeCo Tactical One Hander


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Valkman
December 4, 2012, 12:45 AM
I believe I got this in the late 80's, ordered one for me and one for a friend who I think never used his. I found it very hard to open and close but with practice it got easier. The thumb stud was a bear to use, and closing it was unique (at least to me) where you held the top two studs between your thumb and middle fingers and pulled up while your index finger pushed down on the blade.

After sitting in the safe forever it just took me 10 minutes to figure out how to close it!

Back then I knew nothing about knives, combo edges or paid attention to where a knife was made. This knife was very expensive to me, I think it ran around $70 back then. It says "Italy" on the blade so I guess that's where it came from.

Now I don't buy combo edges or Italian-made stuff but back then I even bought a $3 lockback folder from K-Mart and got mad when it folded on me! Like I said, I knew very little about knives.

The stag handles are nice as is the serrations on the back of the blade. The blade is about 3".

I carried this knife for some time, then disaster struck as I broke a small piece off the tip prying a plastic cap out of a gas meter. I was sick and just put the knife away for years, vowing to never again pry with a knife and I've never broke one since. Well, that I wasn't trying to break anyway. :D

As I understand it Edge Company is no more and has been out of biz for some time. I should have fixed this when I had a grinder but now don't really have the equipment unless I use my horizontal 9" grinder to do it. I may try that.

Now for some pics:

http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo80/DLKnives/EdgeCo%20TOH/right1.jpg
http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo80/DLKnives/EdgeCo%20TOH/left1.jpg

Box and nylon sheath:

http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo80/DLKnives/EdgeCo%20TOH/sheath_box.jpg

Documentation:

http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo80/DLKnives/EdgeCo%20TOH/docs1.jpg

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hso
December 4, 2012, 01:34 AM
I remember the EdgeCos.

AG Russell has imported a version of this knife for years.

Yo Mama
December 6, 2012, 08:39 PM
Wow! Would you mind taking a shot of the top of the knife?

I feel dirty for asking, but what the heck!

Wolfebyte
December 6, 2012, 09:05 PM
The Edge Co ...

I remember them.. think I actually got a "membership" card from them.. They used to sell Switchblades in Kit form. I think they sold out to a company in California.. then their catalogs started getting really weird stuff in them..

PRM
December 7, 2012, 11:28 PM
I had the identical knife without serrations. This thread brings back some memories...

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