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Not so "Miniature"knives.......... 384

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Not so "Miniature"knives..........
« on: March 18, 2017, 06:59:16 PM »
Having just finished posting a thread on miniature knives I thought it might be fair to post some at the opposite end of the spectrum.Seeing a post on modifying one of the large folding knives made mostly in the"Pacific Rim" decided it for me.
I have several of those large folders and I consider them a curiosity rather than an actual working knife. I also have quite a few large specimens that are fully capable of doing just about any task they are asked to do.They range in age from the middle of the 19th century on up.So without further ado here they are:BTW the background is as always 1 inch(25.4mm)squares.
A rather large Italian stiletto(non-automatic)with wood handles.The largest stiletto I own.
A huge harvesting knife marked Hoffritz Italy. I have several of these in different sizes;this one is the largest
A large old switchblade with horn handles and brass fittings.Possibly Indian but more likely Italian.
Another large but more modern Italian switchblade with stag handles..
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Re: Not so "Miniature"knives..........
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2017, 07:00:18 PM »
Can't wait to see what you have in store for us in this thread :dd: :o :like: :like:
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Re: Not so "Miniature"knives..........
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2017, 07:05:22 PM »
Page two:
Just two knives this time to show both sides of them.
The first is a navaja pattern with wood handles jigged to simulate bone and intricate etching on the blade.
The second is another slightly smaller navaja with handle od one piece of clear horn reinforced with metal and an etching of Seville(Spain I assume) on one side only. Both of these knives feature a ratchet type opening mechanism to allow the blade to lock into various positions.
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Re: Not so "Miniature"knives..........
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2017, 07:09:03 PM »
Ray you have one of the best accumulations I've seen. I always like your posts.

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Re: Not so "Miniature"knives..........
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2017, 07:11:19 PM »
Page three:
1st is a 19th century navaja with bone and horn handles and a "rattler"rear bolster.Made in France.
2 and 3 are copies of 19th century English folding knives by Parker Cutlery. An odd thing about these was I bought them from two different people several years apart and they both have the same serial number! Must have originally been a set.
4 is a large folding boie pattern by Hubertus.
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Re: Not so "Miniature"knives..........
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2017, 07:21:10 PM »
Page four;
First up is the largest Balisong I have come across;made by Taylor-Seto called the Golden Dragon.It is a handful!
Next is a combination hunting knife/cleaver made by Colonial Knife Co probably in the 1930's.It is a bit useless in that the pivot pin for the blades would likely fail if it were subjected to prolonged use and when the cleaver blade is closed it is almost impossible to grip the handle to use the knife.
Next is a WWII pilot's folding survival knife by Colonial.They were made by a couple of different companies and I have examples of both.This knife was the inspiration for the Western Model 932 folding knife saw.
Last is a large single blade knife marked Frosolone and likely from the early 2oth century or perhaps a bit earlier.Horn handles.
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Re: Not so "Miniature"knives..........
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2017, 07:28:17 PM »
Last ones for now:
First is a large melon tester or sausage knife by Gerson(probably made by Colonial;Gerson was a meat packing plant)
Next is a large 3 blade knife made recently.Bought it because it was so unique and it was only $6.
Next is an Opinel #13 and the smallest one by them.
Last is not really a knife but rather a representation of one made for a cutlery club.
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Re: Not so "Miniature"knives..........
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2017, 07:29:12 PM »
Ray you have one of the best accumulations I've seen. I always like your posts.

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Thanks for the kind words Dean;I'm glad you enjoy them.
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Re: Not so "Miniature"knives..........
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2017, 12:50:54 AM »
Timber Rattler 8" pocket knife next to the 4" Crooked River.


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Re: Not so "Miniature"knives..........
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2017, 01:03:38 AM »
Espada 5.5 & 7.5

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Re: Not so "Miniature"knives..........
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2017, 02:09:35 AM »
Espada 5.5 & 7.5
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WOW!!!! Those knives are beautiful! Where are they made;haven't seen the name before.
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Re: Not so "Miniature"knives..........
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2017, 06:02:34 AM »
More awesomeness Ray!!!!!  8)     8)      8)      :like: very much.

What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.
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Re: Not so "Miniature"knives..........
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2017, 08:00:55 AM »
Espada 5.5 & 7.5
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WOW!!!! Those knives are beautiful! Where are they made;haven't seen the name before.

They are Cold Steel's Espada series.

Love you collection.  :tu:

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Re: Not so "Miniature"knives..........
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2017, 01:26:18 PM »
My kind of knives...XXL, thanks for sharing Ray!  :salute:

 

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