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Vintage P.Holmberg Eskilstuna hunting knife

00 Offline kwakster

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Vintage P.Holmberg Eskilstuna hunting knife
on: December 18, 2017, 04:36:11 PM
Vintage P.Holmberg hunting knife, made in the Swedish city of Eskilstuna.
Pontus Holmberg (1852 – 1893) started his factory in 1876 (Aktiebolaget Pontus Holmberg). 
When Pontus died in 1893, the company was first operated by Pontus’ brother Fritiof Holmberg (1860 – 1911) and later by Fritiof’s sons Fritiof Ragnar (1889 – 1916) and Fritiof Ruben (1893 – 1952). 
In 1951, the company was sold to Heljestrands industries, and the company produced barrel knives at least until 1954 (catalog No: 18). 
The company closed its doors in the early 1960's.

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Specs:

Overall length: 26,5 cm (10.43 inch)
Blade length: 15,4 cm (6.06 inch)
Blade thickness: 3,0 mm
Blade steel: carbon steel
Grind: scandi (+/- 30 degrees inclusive)
Handle material: brass guard, brass & leather washers, stag panels, aluminium pommel with brass nut
Sheath: leather with folded steel point protector and original red leather "button lip".

This YouTube clip by a German collector showcases the newer stainless steel version of this model:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkjCWAqa42o


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Re: Vintage P.Holmberg Eskilstuna hunting knife
Reply #1 on: December 18, 2017, 05:17:27 PM
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us Offline Joe58

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Re: Vintage P.Holmberg Eskilstuna hunting knife
Reply #2 on: December 18, 2017, 08:42:39 PM
That’s pretty!  :tu:

Kinda reminds me of a Buck 119.
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Re: Vintage P.Holmberg Eskilstuna hunting knife
Reply #3 on: December 18, 2017, 09:14:56 PM

 :drool: :drool: :drool:

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Re: Vintage P.Holmberg Eskilstuna hunting knife
Reply #4 on: December 19, 2017, 12:40:01 AM
Nice knife!    :tu:     :like:
What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.
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Re: Vintage P.Holmberg Eskilstuna hunting knife
Reply #5 on: December 19, 2017, 01:33:16 PM
very classy!   :tu:
My grandfather had a very similar one, unfortunately lost after his death. That stag and guard look cool, super old-timey   :salute:
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Re: Vintage P.Holmberg Eskilstuna hunting knife
Reply #6 on: February 03, 2018, 12:31:49 AM
As the original edge of the knife was rather blunt i gave it a new one, after grinding the old apex flat on the Tormek by using a combination of Rubber Wheels coated with diamond grit to create the new bevels & various Paper Wheels with fine diamond compounds for the finishing steps.
Now photographing shiny metal to resemble accurately what it looks like in real life will always remain difficult (especially with a cheap camera like mine), and this edge is no exception: what at first glance may look like a polished edge is in effect just a polished toothy edge, but one that is easily hairwhittling sharp yet has noticeably more bite than expected.
The new edge is ever so slightly convex and it's apex fits in the 30 degrees inclusive slot of my Tormek WM200 angle guide.

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Re: Vintage P.Holmberg Eskilstuna hunting knife
Reply #7 on: February 03, 2018, 01:13:07 AM
As the original edge of the knife was rather blunt i gave it a new one, after grinding the old apex flat on the Tormek by using a combination of Rubber Wheels coated with diamond grit to create the new bevels & various Paper Wheels with fine diamond compounds for the finishing steps.
Now photographing shiny metal to resemble accurately what it looks like in real life will always remain difficult (especially with a cheap camera like mine), and this edge is no exception: what at first glance may look like a polished edge is in effect just a polished toothy edge, but one that is easily hairwhittling sharp yet has noticeably more bite than expected.
The new edge is ever so slightly convex and it's apex fits in the 30 degrees inclusive slot of my Tormek WM200 angle guide.

(You can click each pic 2 x for more detail)










:like: Lovely vintage knife.
What production date would it be?
Interesting buttonhole feature on the sheath.
Here's a WW2 vintage sheath with similar feature.


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Re: Vintage P.Holmberg Eskilstuna hunting knife
Reply #8 on: February 03, 2018, 01:14:15 AM
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Re: Vintage P.Holmberg Eskilstuna hunting knife
Reply #9 on: February 03, 2018, 01:25:49 AM
What to say.  :drool:  :like:


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Re: Vintage P.Holmberg Eskilstuna hunting knife
Reply #10 on: February 03, 2018, 05:27:07 AM
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