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Booshway
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Having made a goof and posted my rifle in the Bladed Weapons gallery, I'd thought I'd post a picture of three knives I have.
The first is a Universal with a slight tapered tang and a antler handle.
The second is a Christopher & Johnson butcher with a tapered tang and horn handle.
These two have 5 1/2 blades.
The third is a Russell Green River butcher with a 8 inch blade.
All three are from the 1890-19 teens.
Andy


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Booshway
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Really nice blades andy.
 
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I think the 2nd one would go quite well with my kit Roll Eyes
 
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Booshway
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Andy, they are all three fine looking blades and anyone would be proud to carry and use them.


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Booshway
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Thanks for the kind words fellas.
All three still get used often.
The Green River as a camp / cook knife and the other two as hunting and general use.
Andy


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Hey Andy, is that top knife an old original blade? I really like that knife.


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Booshway
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TurkeyCreek,
Yes sir its an original.
It is a Universal Knife Co. knife. They went under during the 1920's.
It is a great knife that gets lots of use,as a hunting , camping and all around knife.
I won it from a blanket shoot a few years ago.
It had a broken handle, so now it has a antler handle.
Andy


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I really like that one Andy. It is very similar in blade shape to the original that I carry as my standard hunting knife, including tapered tang. Mine has no markings on it so don't know what brand it is but I'm sure it dates from late 19th or very early 20th century. Gave $2 for it at a small gun show back in the mid '80s.


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Andy those are some nice blades. I've got a small antique shop I hit every now n again looking for old blades. Kitchen drawer is full of early 1900s blades n some might be a bit older. With the mass media as it is nmost places around here won't put knives out except for old pocket knives anymoren
 
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Booshway
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Thanks again TurkeyCreek. Its pretty neat to use a vintage knife in our hobby.
Would love to see your knife sometime....

Bridman61,
Thank you.
You are so right about antique and second hand stores not having old cutlery out and for sale any more.
Just makes finding a old knife more of "right place right time" kind of deal...
Andy


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Nice work, andy. I have a couple of old ones I'm trying to rig up to a handle.


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