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Miniature knives.............

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Miniature knives.............
on: March 16, 2017, 11:26:22 PM
When I first began accumulating knives on a serious basis(around 1964 or so)I was fascinated with spring operated knives;more commonly known as switchblades. The bigger the better was my mantra at the time. Since then I have added almost a hundred of them to my accumulation,but now the ones that fascinate me the most are the smaller knives.And that doesn't just pertain to automatics;it is for all knives.
I acquired my first REAL miniature knife(less than 1 inch(25.4mm)long)sometime in the early 1970's.It was unmarked other than the word GERMANY stamped into the tiny tang.Over time I have accumulated a fair amount of them;mostly with pearl handles and a single blade although I do have a couple 2 blade models and one 4 blade of recent manufacture.Some of the designs are really unique;one is actually in the shape of a miniature cutlass when folded.Most of them were made prior to WWII and some before WWI.
I also had a miniature fighting knife made for me by a very talented knifemaker named Jim Turecek in Connecticut many years ago.It was very costly for the time and took about 18 months to get.I remember Jim saying that the miniature knives took more time to make than a standard sized knife. I don't think he makes them anymore either.
Some of the miniatures I have are of Japanese make and not of the greatest quality but still unique in their own right.I even have a pair that are ear rings!.
Anyway I thought the members might enjoy seeing some of the ones in my collection and please feel free to post any that you might own.
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Re: Miniature knives.............
Reply #1 on: March 16, 2017, 11:41:29 PM
Good stuff. Thanks for sharing!  :tu:


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Re: Miniature knives.............
Reply #2 on: March 17, 2017, 12:23:47 AM
 :like:  Great collection.
Sorry I don't have any to share.


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Re: Miniature knives.............
Reply #3 on: March 17, 2017, 01:21:19 AM
A few more:A mini Imperial with a Craftsman logo and a pin back(maybe for Sears salesmen?)
A miniature Scout knife made in Germany.
A miniature SAK with sterling silver engraved handles made in Japan.
A series of knife pins(non folding)some made by Parker knives.
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Re: Miniature knives.............
Reply #4 on: March 17, 2017, 01:26:54 AM
A few more:
A bunch of knives with button hooks(for use on ladies' gloves around the turn of the 19th century).
A bunch of small knives from the 1930's to about the 1950's.
A bunch of fixed blades;some custom made and some factory.One of the Parkers is Damascus steel.
Three more mini fixed blades.
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Re: Miniature knives.............
Reply #5 on: March 17, 2017, 01:29:57 AM
Last bunch for now:
$ tie clasps made to look like they are piercing the tie.Mostly from the 40's and 50's I would guess.
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Re: Miniature knives.............
Reply #6 on: March 17, 2017, 02:33:01 AM
Very cool Ray 8) I always love looking at all the pics you have made from any of the knives in your collection :dd: :like: :like:

I only have maybe 2 or 3.at best of minariture knives :think: They are always fun and neat to look at :cheers: :like: :like:



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Re: Miniature knives.............
Reply #7 on: March 17, 2017, 05:24:03 AM
Here are a few automatics:
A small Imperial.
A switchblade that is actually a ball point pen.
A small inexpensive one(probably Japanese).
A tiny "wasp waist" knife from Japan.
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Re: Miniature knives.............
Reply #8 on: March 17, 2017, 05:27:21 AM
A few more:
A couple of small stag handled automatics;one with file work that I did.
A small unmarked Italian;the only one I have ever seen in this size.
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Re: Miniature knives.............
Reply #9 on: March 17, 2017, 08:21:48 AM
Great thread!   :salute:


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Re: Miniature knives.............
Reply #11 on: March 17, 2017, 08:49:04 AM
Simply stunning as always, love the little fixed blades!  :tu:

Thanks again for sharing Ray  :salute:


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Re: Miniature knives.............
Reply #12 on: March 17, 2017, 01:26:51 PM
Great thread, great collection. Love this one the most:



The sideways scissors look... what's the word... great!

 :cheers: :tu:
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Re: Miniature knives.............
Reply #13 on: March 17, 2017, 01:41:18 PM
:D Heheheheheh! firiki likes these little cuties :dd:
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Reply #14 on: March 17, 2017, 01:49:14 PM
:D Heheheheheh! firiki likes these little cuties :dd:

pfrsantos hates it when firiki speaks of himself in the third person...

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Reply #15 on: March 17, 2017, 02:04:23 PM
:D Heheheheheh! firiki likes these little cuties :dd:

pfrsantos hates it when firiki speaks of himself in the third person...

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firiki can speak of other people in third person as well, if pfrsantos likes :2tu:
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Re: Miniature knives.............
Reply #16 on: March 17, 2017, 02:59:02 PM
It would be rather more unusual speaking of other people in the first person, one might say using passive voice.


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Re: Miniature knives.............
Reply #17 on: March 17, 2017, 06:21:22 PM
A few more.Some of these were shown previously and these are with the blades open.
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Reply #18 on: March 17, 2017, 06:22:45 PM
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Reply #19 on: March 17, 2017, 06:24:01 PM
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Reply #20 on: March 17, 2017, 06:25:35 PM
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Reply #21 on: March 17, 2017, 06:27:40 PM
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Reply #22 on: March 17, 2017, 06:29:28 PM
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Reply #23 on: March 17, 2017, 06:30:49 PM
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Reply #24 on: March 17, 2017, 06:32:38 PM
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Reply #25 on: March 17, 2017, 06:34:26 PM
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Reply #26 on: March 17, 2017, 10:04:33 PM
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Re: Miniature knives.............
Reply #27 on: March 18, 2017, 12:54:05 AM
Great collection!!!!!!

I only have this KJ Eriksson Mora.
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Reply #28 on: March 18, 2017, 03:09:08 AM
Great collection!!!!!!

I only have this KJ Eriksson Mora.
Very nice little knives! :cheers:


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Reply #29 on: March 18, 2017, 04:44:51 AM
Great collection!!!!!!

I only have this KJ Eriksson Mora.
Very nice little knives! :cheers:

Thank you Ray!!!   :cheers:
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