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Christy knife. 16304

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Re: Christy knife.
« Reply #30 on: February 24, 2021, 04:02:26 PM »
I think that its they don't beak any nails opening them, and they think it cute. That it also cuts like the dickens helps.
So, you're saying they're smarter than boys, huh? I awlways suspected that!

 :think: :think:

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Re: Christy knife.
« Reply #31 on: February 24, 2021, 04:58:09 PM »
Here are my 3 Christy knives.

The top one was given to me around 1959.-1960
I just bought the bottom one last year
« Last Edit: February 24, 2021, 06:46:40 PM by VICMAN »
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 68,113
Re: Christy knife.
« Reply #32 on: February 25, 2021, 01:53:11 AM »
Great pics, VMAN :like:

Excited to get mine  :ahhh

You can order older girls from Ebay?!

 ??? ??? ??? ???

:shrug: never tried  :think: I think my wife might not like the idea of me ordering girls from the internet  :o :D
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Re: Christy knife.
« Reply #33 on: February 25, 2021, 01:56:15 AM »
Here are my 3 Christy knives.

The top one was given to me around 1959.-1960
I just bought the bottom one last year
   :tu: go for the brass Mariner!!

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Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 68,113
Re: Christy knife.
« Reply #34 on: February 25, 2021, 02:34:18 AM »
I followed Christy knife on Instagram and they asked me where I heard about them, I told them here at MTO and I sent them a link to this thread :D

Then they followed me back :woohoo: :ahhh :like:
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Re: Christy knife.
« Reply #35 on: February 25, 2021, 02:48:09 AM »
I just ordered one today.  I didn't know about them.  Thank you all for posting information about this knife.  :hatsoff:
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Re: Christy knife.
« Reply #36 on: February 25, 2021, 03:56:07 AM »
I just ordered one today.  I didn't know about them.  Thank you all for posting information about this knife.  :hatsoff:
   :tu:  :tu:  :tu:

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Re: Christy knife.
« Reply #37 on: February 25, 2021, 03:31:20 PM »
Great pics, VMAN :like:

Excited to get mine  :ahhh



Thanks Poncho! :cheers:
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Re: Christy knife.
« Reply #38 on: February 25, 2021, 03:33:42 PM »
I just ordered one today.  I didn't know about them.  Thank you all for posting information about this knife.  :hatsoff:

Great purchase FB! :cheers:
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Re: Christy knife.
« Reply #39 on: February 25, 2021, 03:34:55 PM »
   :tu: go for the brass Mariner!!

The brass Mariner is cool looking! :cheers:
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Re: Christy knife.
« Reply #40 on: February 25, 2021, 05:16:00 PM »
The brass Mariner is cool looking! :cheers:

Most definitely!!!!

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Re: Christy knife.
« Reply #41 on: February 25, 2021, 05:16:56 PM »
I followed Christy knife on Instagram and they asked me where I heard about them, I told them here at MTO and I sent them a link to this thread :D

Then they followed me back :woohoo: :ahhh :like:

That would be soooooo cool if Hal posted here!!

Don't get too serious, just enough will do.
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 68,113
Re: Christy knife.
« Reply #42 on: February 25, 2021, 11:29:29 PM »
That would be soooooo cool if Hal posted here!!

I sent them a link directly to this thread :salute: so, you never know :shrug: :cheers:
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Re: Christy knife.
« Reply #43 on: February 26, 2021, 12:02:35 AM »
That would be soooooo cool if Hal posted here!!

 :iagree:
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Re: Christy knife.
« Reply #44 on: February 26, 2021, 04:11:06 AM »
The main problem with Christy is, most people don't know they exist. They are an unknown gem in the world of pocket knives, where everyone knows the big names of Spyderco and Swiss Army knives, but Christy knives are like the stranger that hasn't even got to town yet. I do know that everyone who sees mine, immediately asks 'what the heck is that?' and they are very interested in it.

They need more visibility or publicity. Put one in a movie or TV show and Hal will be swamped with orders! :o

Don't get too serious, just enough will do.
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Re: Christy knife.
« Reply #46 on: February 26, 2021, 06:32:46 PM »
The main problem with Christy is, most people don't know they exist. They are an unknown gem in the world of pocket knives, where everyone knows the big names of Spyderco and Swiss Army knives, but Christy knives are like the stranger that hasn't even got to town yet. I do know that everyone who sees mine, immediately asks 'what the heck is that?' and they are very interested in it.

They need more visibility or publicity. Put one in a movie or TV show and Hal will be swamped with orders! :o

Or... create a thread about them in MTo.

 8) 8)

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Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 20,983 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: Christy knife.
« Reply #47 on: February 26, 2021, 06:34:25 PM »
....and for the collector with deeper pockets  :popcorn:

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Christy-Pocket-Knife-Sliding-Blade-24kt-Gold-Plated-Floral-Carved-Rare-1940s-USA/224281151393?hash=item343832c7a1:g:9KEAAOSwM9tf2h6i

When I read this, I thought it might be in the 4-digit area. It doesn't seem that expensive. With some care from a jeweler and a new blade, it'll probably increase that value a lot.

 :tu: :tu:

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It is just a matter of time before they add the word “Syndrome” after my last name.

I don't have OCD, I have OCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.

Eff the ineffable, scrut the inscrutable.

IYCRTYSWTMTFOT

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Re: Christy knife.
« Reply #48 on: February 27, 2021, 02:21:06 AM »
When I read this, I thought it might be in the 4-digit area. It doesn't seem that expensive. With some care from a jeweler and a new blade, it'll probably increase that value a lot.

 :tu: :tu:
beautiful but OMG 😲

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Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 68,113
Re: Christy knife.
« Reply #49 on: February 27, 2021, 02:49:02 AM »
If it is bought as jewelry vs cutlery then the price doesn't seem as outrageous  :salute: I am not a jewelry guy but if an EDCer were to see it and put it in that context then it would more than likely sell :o and they might feel like that got a good deal on a very vintage piece of jewelry from a great company with a fairly long history :cheers:
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Re: Christy knife.
« Reply #50 on: February 27, 2021, 03:10:03 AM »
You can order older girls from Ebay?!

 ??? ??? ??? ???
:rofl:

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Re: Christy knife.
« Reply #51 on: March 02, 2021, 03:41:52 AM »
These look really neat, a little steampunky and easily carryable. Besides the Mariner being brass handled, can anyone enlighten me on the differences?

Also 'Surgical Stainless' is an old but bright red flag for me, what are we talking about in terms of steel performance?

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Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 68,113
Re: Christy knife.
« Reply #52 on: March 02, 2021, 12:50:25 PM »
I received more than a couple of these in the mail yesterday ::) :facepalm: :rofl: Oh the power of MTO and suggestion :ahhh

I believe a couple of these are much older and a couple of them are newer :cheers:







A pic of the older ones together :cheers:



and the newer :salute:



The difference in the attachment points :tu:



I took apart one and made sure the orientation was correct for me opening it with my right hand and then fixed the tip of the knife and sharpened it :tu: I am going to throw it in my pocket and see how it goes :cheers: Not sure what the little scraper is in the one, did someone stick that in later or was that an option years ago instead of a knife blade :think:

I really like them so far and will probably order some blades for them after a bit of carry :tu:

On the above question about the surigcal steel, the blade sharpened fairly easy and is very sharp :o I will just have to see how long the edge holds up :cheers: I really like the idea of having 3 different opening positions for these as well :like: I will likely use the first notch for opening packages and the like :cheers:
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Re: Christy knife.
« Reply #53 on: March 02, 2021, 03:22:41 PM »
I received more than a couple of these in the mail yesterday ::) :facepalm: :rofl: Oh the power of MTO and suggestion :ahhh


Nice finds Poncho! :like: :tu: :tu:

I use the first and second notches for package opening depending on the package, :cheers:
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Re: Christy knife.
« Reply #54 on: March 02, 2021, 03:57:10 PM »
Good haul, Poncho!

You can see the evolution of the design over the decades they have been in production. The newer ones have the stronger keyring mounting and a bit different blade tip shape. I think in the 70 or 70 years they have been making them, they have been tweaked a bit for the better. Great great little pocket knives. If you think about 98% of the time you have to cut something, it doesn't take that much. Look at how much stuff gets done with the little 58mm classic, the most popular selling pocket knife on the planet. Opening mail, cutting string/twine, opening a package, cutting a slice of pizza that is not sliced all the way through.


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Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 68,113
Re: Christy knife.
« Reply #55 on: March 02, 2021, 04:18:12 PM »
Thanks VMAN and cbl :hatsoff:

I think I will use the first notch quite a bit for opening packages and cutting boxes open :tu: also glad that I have some different ones of different eras of this knife :like: Happy that this thread was started because I had not know of these until now :cheers: :like:
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Re: Christy knife.
« Reply #56 on: March 02, 2021, 04:34:15 PM »
Great finds Poncho.  Its really a very clever knife design.  I'll have to dig mine out.  I had no clue how to open it when I got it.  It came in what I believe was the original container and the paper work.  I sat in the car and was quite amused how we couldn't open the knife.  I also think the design is very steam punk. 

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Re: Christy knife.
« Reply #57 on: March 02, 2021, 04:46:38 PM »
I'm intrigued!

Probably hen's teeth in this part of the world though :/
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 68,113
Re: Christy knife.
« Reply #58 on: March 02, 2021, 05:36:10 PM »
Not exactly lots of them in the US either  :ahhh I just happened upon some for a good price but there wasn't as many as you would think :salute:

I really  :like: the design of them :tu: so simple really but very effective :tu:

So cool you had paperwork and a box, Aloha :o :like:
Global Moderator Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 25,826
Re: Christy knife.
« Reply #59 on: March 02, 2021, 05:49:53 PM »
I was pretty stoked.  Here it is.  Its a gun metal color.   The box is a bit damaged but nothing too bad.   

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