Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by troy fairweather, May 8, 2020.
Those old yellow fishing knives are worth real money these days. I had one with a hook sharpening stone (groove for the hook) in the handle. Have no idea where it is now but wish I did.
I knew that game as stretch....played it a lot as a Boy Scout....another variant, start with the feet spread and throw the knife between the feet and move inward....luckily, no one went to the hospital...
Had a variety of knives that were rapidly were lost. The first one I got, that I actually kept...Case Sodbuster Jr. a great little knife...
Great story. 110 has a special place in my heart too. Bought one from the ship exchange of the USS Mobile in 1973 while we were cruising around the South China Sea. Learned how to sharpen a knife with it and a sharpening kit bought at the same time. Like you, I find them a little too heavy for EDC these days. But rest assured, there is one in my top drawer - and there always will be.
Like this stainless steel Case?
Similar. I think mine was Kabar though and the stone was more flush with the scales.
I remember the first time I came across a liner lock knife. I thought "What the hell kind of cheap lock is this?" I bought it anyway, and it has actually never failed in 20 some years. The pivot came apart though last year, and it's some weird proprietary thing. No idea what kind of tool would be used to tighten it. Now it sits in my desk at work as an orange peeling knife. Not going to rely on something that's fallen apart once already.
My current lineup of knives makes my "growing up" knives look like total junk.
It was not until I was out of college and working that I developed a serious interest in knives (and had the cash to feed that interest).
This is true about a lot of material things.
My first knife was a gift from my dad about age 10; a Pakistani knock-off of a Buck 110. Total POS, but it's what I wanted at the time. I must have used the heck out of it and then lost it. I found it, decades later, after my father's passing, in a small drawer in his tool box. Blade wobbles a lot.
The only other knives I remember from my childhood was a Scout knife followeb by an SAK, which was a gift from my maternal grandfather. The scout knife was essentially identical in every way to the amp King knives I've seen pictured in this thread, except that there was the BSA fleur de lis logo where it would otherwise say "Kamp King." No idea the manufacturer. The SAK was, I believe, a Wegner. It had all of the usual tools as well as some sort of hooked blade, like you would use for cutting carpet. Not sure what happened to either of them, but, after that, I was hooked on SAK. I don't think I've owned anything other than an SAK since.
Lost it in a car wreck that totaled my '68 VW.
So I wonder if Camillus was the only maker of "official" scout knives. I can' recall whom made mine, but I remember the Boy Scout and Cub Scout versions being identical other than the logo and the color of the scales.
I just bought 5 SAKs, 2 for grandkids and 3 for me. I believe my first knife was the Cub Scout knife also, but later also fell in love with different SAK versions and have all different kinds.
"lmperial" by Barlow (clip point)... made in Providence, R.I. was bought after the Sabre's handle broke ; and I fixed it with a non countersunk screw. ( at least I color matched the screw with Testors brown model paint.
A BUNCH of revenue. And still does.
learned how to sharpen knives, and cut the hell out of myself with that one.
I was mostly running around the woods with a machete. Learned about springy wood, blade deflection and how to pack your own wounds with that one!
It was yellow, small and looked just like this one.
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