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Interesting Amish Horse Pocket Knife. 6054

Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,152 North American Meetup: May13-15 2011
Interesting Amish Horse Pocket Knife.
« on: January 05, 2009, 12:49:38 AM »
My wife was up in Blue Ball, PA a few weeks ago--in the heart of Amish Country--and came across this knife



It appears to be entirely hand made.  There are tooling marks on it, and many of them appear to be handtooling in nature.

I seriously doubt if this could be a mass produced item, since the market for horse tools surely is too limited to make this profitable.



Hoof blade (with V grind to the blade), hoof pick, awl, mane comb/botfly blade and clip point knife (also with V grind).

The finish is beautiful



Mane comb/botfly blade close up:



Hand tooling of the thumbnail nick on the blade:



Definitely limited real world appeal, but it really feels like old world craftsmanship when its in your hand.

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Re: Interesting Amish Horse Pocket Knife.
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2009, 01:47:38 AM »
Neat but you could be holding something that is mass produced and only rescaled. It would take a ton of machining for the mane rake, and the nail nick on the blade even has the matchstriker milled in it.
My guess whould be someone either rescaled it, or just used parts from other knives and made up what they needed on it.

Whatever it is it is very cool!

S
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Re: Interesting Amish Horse Pocket Knife.
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2009, 02:29:46 AM »
Nice score Mr W!

So is there no markings on it at all?

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Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,152 North American Meetup: May13-15 2011
Re: Interesting Amish Horse Pocket Knife.
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2009, 02:35:14 AM »
None.  I'll take some pictures of the tooling at the ends of the comb and hoof pick.  Looks like hand work to me...

Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 55,465
Re: Interesting Amish Horse Pocket Knife.
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2009, 03:38:29 AM »
Like you said it would have a limited appeal but it is a very interesting and unique tool :tu:
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Re: Interesting Amish Horse Pocket Knife.
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2009, 07:26:21 AM »
That looks a very interesting and gorgeously finished knife that mate :)

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!
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Re: Interesting Amish Horse Pocket Knife.
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2009, 03:54:09 PM »
Do they have botflies in PA now?  :think:

G
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Re: Interesting Amish Horse Pocket Knife.
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2009, 06:45:16 PM »
Do they have botflies in PA now?  :think:

We have them in Michigan. Why, do you want us to send you some?

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Re: Interesting Amish Horse Pocket Knife.
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2009, 07:11:51 PM »
No thank you, I'm all set as far as the need for flesh burrowing pests goes.  :tu:


I was under the apparently mistaken impression that botflies were of Central and South American origin, and not in the North???


Is this the horse version only? Or can one get a botfly maggot in the back whilst fly fishing in Michigan?

G
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Re: Interesting Amish Horse Pocket Knife.
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2009, 11:52:58 PM »
I have the same knife ordered out of a Horse Tack catalog, given to me by a friend around '91. Mine is tang stamped Pakistan and etched "Stainless Pakistan" on the opposite side of the blade.

Fit and finish is actually not bad on it.
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Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,152 North American Meetup: May13-15 2011
Re: Interesting Amish Horse Pocket Knife.
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2009, 03:34:02 AM »
Interesting!  I'll check mine when I get home, but I don't think it has any stamp on it.  Remarkably similar however.

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Re: Interesting Amish Horse Pocket Knife.
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2009, 03:42:17 AM »
No thank you, I'm all set as far as the need for flesh burrowing pests goes.  :tu:


I was under the apparently mistaken impression that botflies were of Central and South American origin, and not in the North???


Is this the horse version only? Or can one get a botfly maggot in the back whilst fly fishing in Michigan?

Heh-heh, fortunately the Horse Bot Fly is a whole lot less gruesome than the ones in South America :)

link http://creatures.ifas.ufl.edu/livestock/horse_bot_fly.htm

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,253 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Interesting Amish Horse Pocket Knife.
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2009, 07:27:07 PM »
I have the same knife ordered out of a Horse Tack catalog, given to me by a friend around '91. Mine is tang stamped Pakistan and etched "Stainless Pakistan" on the opposite side of the blade.

Fit and finish is actually not bad on it.

Those darned Amish, always copying the poor, hard working sweatshops....

 >:D

Def

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Re: Interesting Amish Horse Pocket Knife.
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2009, 06:32:46 PM »
its is newly made in pakistan, they can be obtained from most suppliers of riding equiptment

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