back when EVERY kid had a knife in their pocket...


PDA






jar
February 8, 2003, 01:49 PM
Back when every school boy (and lots of the girls as well) had a knife in their pocket, figurals or fancies were very popular. Here are a few figurals, knives with a theme or picture on them, designed to be fun and useful as well.

The School Boy
http://www.fototime.com/DE005CD69B46810/standard.jpg

or Girl
http://www.fototime.com/6DE5CB9C80A0AB7/standard.jpg

The Cowboy watches the Train go by
http://www.fototime.com/F06DD6E0B8CCB27/standard.jpg

a Novelty Advertising knife
http://www.fototime.com/1A97A7267940952/standard.jpg


And Every Boy or Girl needed one of these! (http://www.fototime.com/F39B65D4FEEDCAE/orig.jpg)

If you enjoyed reading about "back when EVERY kid had a knife in their pocket..." here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
Sven
February 8, 2003, 02:10 PM
I like that last one. My first knife was a huge Swiss Army, including the saw blade and the magnifying glass.

My latest knife is a Benchmade 556 mini-Griptillian:

http://www.imageseek.com/sven/benchmade556.jpg

Not as rare as your knifes, perhaps, but I'm happy!

George Hill
February 8, 2003, 02:20 PM
Your talking about "The Good Old Days".
I always had a pocket knife. It was never a question. It was never a big deal... or a deal at all. All the other guys at school had one too. I wasn't the only kid to have a knife. I remember my history teacher slicing an apple at his desk while lecturing.
No one thought anything of it.

Today?

:rolleyes:

Kentucky Rifle
February 8, 2003, 02:30 PM
I enjoyed your pictures very much. I remember starting first grade at age five. When I went to school that day, I remember that a little white-scale pocket knife was in my pocket.
Remember what a joy it was to have a nice "Case double X" in your pocket when you went to school? I bet that even plastic, "blunt nose" scissors are not allowed these days.:mad:

KR

swampgator
February 8, 2003, 06:07 PM
Remember back, if you searched a young man's pockets you'd find: A comb, a pocket knife and a handkerchief?

Be nice if everyone was raised that way still.

Okiecruffler
February 8, 2003, 08:20 PM
I can still remember playing mumbly-peg during recess, and the teacher never saying anything worse than, "you boys better be careful". That was in the 70's, I'm not that old. Just last week my son got detention when he forgot that his exacto knife was in the box with a school project. I guess it could have been worse, he could have been expelled. Interesting times we live in.:banghead:

deputy tom
February 9, 2003, 02:38 AM
quote:Remember back, if you searched a young man's pockets you'd find: A comb, a pocket knife and a handkerchief?end quote.

Yes I do remember those days of old (1950's).I still will be found with all of those items but I'm no longer the "young man".tom.:(

Kentucky Rifle
February 9, 2003, 04:04 PM
Comb, clean handkerchief, pocket knife,
Wallet, Jetfire, Photon Microlite in watch pocket attached to *another pocket knife. (Victorinox "Executive")

KR

Kingcreek
February 9, 2003, 07:55 PM
I remember when every boy had a pocketknife and there was no trouble unless you got caught carving a desktop or fighting with it.
I found a "switchblade" when I was fishing with my grandpa at age 8 or 9 and I even took it for show-and-tell at school. It was a an old "pressbutton" knife by a Mr Henry Schrade in the 1890s.

deputy tom
February 9, 2003, 08:22 PM
Kintuck,I was going to emphasize" clean" in hankie but thought nobody would pick up on it!Also found Jetfire in pocket contents of this once young ,older man.tom.

sm
February 9, 2003, 08:39 PM
jar, your pictures brought back memories. I had a "horse and rider' that was a favorite. Many times Dad or an Uncle would pick up an extra from a business with their logo...yeah even had a Coke one...boy those old nickel machines kept the Cokes cold! I had fun with teachers in school with my 'magic knife" --had a bearing inside--"tip up" --one could open,any another other way the knife stayed closed.

We all carried at school, heck many times a whestone and honing oil could be found in a teacher's desk drawer. I bet a dollar teachers don't know--much less teach how to read the Case XX code to determine the age of a knife...betcha.

Yeah still have the comb, knife, and clean hankercheif in my pockets...some other "dailey tools have been added though.

RON in PA
February 9, 2003, 09:51 PM
Mumbliepeg during recess in elementary school back in the early 1950s. How about a Hopalong Cassidy knife?

10-Ring
February 9, 2003, 10:10 PM
M 1st pocket knife I got in Boy Scouts. 2 years later, that knife was upgraded to a SAK. Man, we had a troop of wannabe McGyvers :cool:

deputy tom
February 9, 2003, 10:25 PM
Ron in PA,Yep I had one! Talk about firing up old memories.Next to that I had a Shelby Bicycle,coon skin cap,Engineer Boots,Rabbits Foot keychain,etc. Hot Damn.tom.:eek:

Gray_Fallen
February 9, 2003, 10:51 PM
Remember back, if you searched a young man's pockets you'd find: A comb, a pocket knife and a handkerchief?

I'm a young man, and I generally have those items on my person, definately the pocket knife and the handkercheif.
I know... I'm the exception not the rule :(

jar
February 10, 2003, 01:18 AM
Some more westerns (http://www.fototime.com/9B671E9924F8D54/orig.jpg)
Who remembers Wild Bill Elliot? (http://www.fototime.com/57E35A3F02E3E33/orig.jpg)
Happy Trails & Hoppy Rides Again (http://www.fototime.com/E9A48BEC012670E/orig.jpg)
Red Ryder & Tom Mix (anybody remember what Tom Mix horse was named?) (http://www.fototime.com/317B2087DAB33AC/orig.jpg)
The Lone Ranger & Lash Larue (http://www.fototime.com/0ADD5456CFF9778/orig.jpg)

Ol' Badger
February 12, 2003, 03:10 PM
What the heck is JETFIRE?????? :confused:

Kentucky Rifle
February 13, 2003, 02:34 PM
KR

Guyon
February 13, 2003, 07:12 PM
Nice knives. My first was a little two-bladed Boker slipjoint. I still have it.

badgerrr
February 22, 2003, 07:51 AM
Even though I grew up in the 50's and early 60's, my folks wouldn't let me buy a pocket knife. So I took to carrying a shard of broken glass in my pocket, wrapped in a bit of rag from the garage.

In time, I found an old beat-up pocket knife with the slab handles broke off it.....and I was up and running. :rolleyes:

If you enjoyed reading about "back when EVERY kid had a knife in their pocket..." here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!