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

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by jar, Feb 8, 2003.

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  1. jar

    jar Member

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    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
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    or Girl
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    The Cowboy watches the Train go by
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    a Novelty Advertising knife
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    And Every Boy or Girl needed one of these!
     
  2. Sven

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    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:

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    Not as rare as your knifes, perhaps, but I'm happy!
     
  3. George Hill

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    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:
     
  4. Kentucky Rifle

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    Jar...

    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
     
  5. swampgator

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    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.
     
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    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:
     
  7. deputy tom

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    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.:(
     
  8. Kentucky Rifle

    Kentucky Rifle Member In Memoriam

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    I just took an inventory of my pockets...

    Comb, clean handkerchief, pocket knife,
    Wallet, Jetfire, Photon Microlite in watch pocket attached to *another pocket knife. (Victorinox "Executive")

    KR
     
  9. Kingcreek

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    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.
     
  10. deputy tom

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Mumbliepeg during recess in elementary school back in the early 1950s. How about a Hopalong Cassidy knife?
     
  13. 10-Ring

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    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:
     
  14. deputy tom

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    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:
     
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    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 :(
     
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    What the heck is JETFIRE?????? :confused:
     
  18. Kentucky Rifle

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    "Jetfire"= Beretta 950

    KR
     
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    Nice knives. My first was a little two-bladed Boker slipjoint. I still have it.
     
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    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:
     
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