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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 10,052
Car boot finds
« on: May 30, 2010, 01:56:58 PM »
I actually kept my eyes open today and this is what I found at the car boot sale   :)

The top 'army' knife has 1937 on one side of the blade
and on the other..
G (then what might be a little crown) R
Rodgers & sons
6Norfolk ST
Sheffield England

The marlin spike has what looks like
556607 stamped on the side

Anyone have a link or more information please?  :tu:



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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 10,052
Re: Car boot finds
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2010, 01:57:39 PM »
 :tu:

The 'Hippo' knife has cheap scales but has a good 'snap' to it
it has
Richards
Shefield
England on the blade
« Last Edit: May 30, 2010, 02:01:11 PM by sparky415 »

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 10,052
Re: Car boot finds
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2010, 02:07:04 PM »
The slippy has
Solingen
Germany
and
Rostfrei
Stainless
Inoxydable
on the large blade
Rostfrei
Stainless
Inoxydable
on the small

This poor little knife has had a bit of a beating and needs someone to take it to pieces and remake it, poor thing  :(

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Re: Car boot finds
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2010, 02:21:54 PM »
nice finds, im looking forward to seeing more restorations   :D

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Re: Car boot finds
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2010, 02:28:49 PM »
The marlin spike has what looks like
556607 stamped on the side

Anyone have a link or more information please?  :tu:
Looks alot like the one Neil's got: http://forum.multitool.or....msg369811.html#msg369811  :)

Just follow the links in that thread..


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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 10,052
Re: Car boot finds
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2010, 02:29:07 PM »
I don't want to do anything too rash with the army knife until I find out a bit more about it, though the blade is still surprisingly sharp  :o (and has been sharpened a lot)
I think the little Solingen is beyond my ability (it needs someone with a smaller hammer than me)  :think:

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 10,052
Re: Car boot finds
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2010, 02:33:41 PM »

Thanks for that AHB  :cheers:

lots of stuff to look through when I get a min

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 10,052
Re: Car boot finds
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2010, 09:54:39 PM »
I couldn't resist cleaning it up a bit  ::)
Its have a really tough life, I think a tank has run over it
But its a bit easier to open now  :tu:

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Multitool.org Main Site Manager Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 15,324
Re: Car boot finds
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2010, 10:49:26 PM »
You've got to love car boot sales.

Be warned, they can become addictive but at the same time I consider them a good form of mild exercise :D

Your BAK looks to be basically the same pattern as mine except yours is a little older hence the different scales.

The Richards knives are found in abundance throughout the UK (but without hippo ;) ) as once upon a time they chucked out more penknives than anyone else in he country. Back when every tourist attraction had a branded pocket knife for sale amongst the keyrings and bookmarks you could put good money on it having been made in the Richards factory.

Of course Solingen was the main competition for Sheffield in the mid 20th century so you get quite a few German blades around.  They are normally of respectable quality so you might want to have a play with that little one.

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Re: Car boot finds
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2010, 10:57:25 PM »
Neil,
Is the Solingen slippy, any good to you?
I will happily send it to someone that could appreciate it
It needs a lot of TLC, I think it needs stripping right down and repairing  :salute:

I like the car boot sales all kinds of interesting stuff..... spoons, files, etc etc  ::)

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Multitool.org Main Site Manager Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 15,324
Re: Car boot finds
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2010, 11:56:35 AM »
Very kind offer Tony but I'm good for slippies needing TLC, bit of a backlog actually  :-[

You might not feel you're up to it now but pop it in a drawer and chances are in a couple of years you'll look at it in a different light :tu:

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Re: Car boot finds
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2010, 12:16:17 PM »
Nice find's there Tony mate :tu:

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 10,052
Re: Car boot finds
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2010, 10:11:07 AM »
Very kind offer Tony but I'm good for slippies needing TLC, bit of a backlog actually  :-[

You might not feel you're up to it now but pop it in a drawer and chances are in a couple of years you'll look at it in a different light :tu:

Thanks Neil,
I will put it in a draw somewhere and forget about it for a while (unless someone out there wants to have a go at it)  ;)

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Re: Car boot finds
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2010, 11:22:41 AM »
some nice finds there tony, i cant find nowt at my local booty these days, just lots of fake omega watches and people saying there real  :think:   :rofl:  as for knives nowt but cheap crap and a kukri that i was stupid enough not to but straight away  :ahhh  still kicking myself 4 weeks later  :D well done mate  :tu:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 10,052
Re: Car boot finds
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2010, 01:42:03 PM »

There was quite a lot of rubbish but I picked up a few things to play with inc a great looking file, also 4 pairs of scissors for a quid  :D



And some very nice home made Marmalade  :drool:

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Multitool.org Main Site Manager Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 15,324
Re: Car boot finds
« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2010, 04:49:38 PM »

There was quite a lot of rubbish but I picked up a few things to play with inc a great looking file, also 4 pairs of scissors for a quid  :D



And some very nice home made Marmalade  :drool:

Home cooked fingers all round then :P

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 10,052
Re: Car boot finds
« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2010, 05:01:27 PM »
Maybe  :-[





You would think I have learnt my lesson by now  :D

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 10,052
Re: Car boot finds
« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2010, 09:39:50 PM »
I hope the 'hippo' knife wasn't collectable!  :ahhh

Found a bit of old fence post that had rotted through at the bottom  :think:


It's sitting in a little puddle of olive oil at the moment  :cheers:
« Last Edit: June 03, 2010, 09:41:38 PM by sparky415 »

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Multitool.org Main Site Manager Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 15,324
Re: Car boot finds
« Reply #18 on: June 03, 2010, 10:27:20 PM »
Poor hippo  :'(

:P

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 10,052
Re: Car boot finds
« Reply #19 on: June 03, 2010, 10:38:15 PM »
 You know anyone that might like a Hippo scale Mate?

 :pok: Ummmm Hippo SAK?

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Multitool.org Main Site Manager Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 15,324
Re: Car boot finds
« Reply #20 on: June 03, 2010, 10:43:39 PM »
They don't interbreed :D

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 10,052
Re: Car boot finds
« Reply #21 on: June 03, 2010, 10:56:52 PM »
They might....
A few pints of bitter is all I need   :pok: :cheers:  :D

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 10,052
Re: Car boot finds
« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2010, 01:51:14 PM »
I couldn't believe what I saw today
I was on it like a fat kid on a Mars bar  :drool:







Sadly empty and too small for my 'Electrician Buck'

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 10,052
Re: Car boot finds
« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2010, 01:53:54 PM »
My total haul


Some knives that need a good sharpening, they will replace some of the rubbish I have in my kitchen at the min  :tu:

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Multitool.org Main Site Manager Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 15,324
Re: Car boot finds
« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2010, 02:15:59 PM »
Looks like your scythes will all soon be in tip top order :D

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 10,052
Re: Car boot finds
« Reply #25 on: June 13, 2010, 02:21:39 PM »

I thought I would try to use it on my Machete whilst 'in the field'   :)

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Re: Car boot finds
« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2010, 03:06:48 PM »
i take it the big thing to the bottom righ of the photos a sharpening stone?

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 10,052
Re: Car boot finds
« Reply #27 on: June 13, 2010, 03:13:24 PM »
Yes Mate,
As Neil said its for sharpening scythes and sickles (and machetes  ;) )






No one is  :drool: over my Buck sheath  :think:

« Last Edit: June 13, 2010, 03:14:56 PM by sparky415 »

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,229 buh
Re: Car boot finds
« Reply #28 on: June 13, 2010, 03:24:50 PM »
or john s finger nails


thats because its not a pocket clip ;)

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Re: Car boot finds
« Reply #29 on: June 13, 2010, 03:33:02 PM »
No one is  :drool: over my Buck sheath  :think:
It's exactly like mine, sadly empty too..  :-\


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