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by ToolsOfOld
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Is this an antique straight razor?
Replies: 6
Views: 2101

Re: Is this an antique straight razor?

Oh...I see that I didn't answer your question, gravknife. I found this at the Brimfield Antique Fair in central Massachusetts a few weeks ago. The seller had no information on the knife.
by ToolsOfOld
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Balisong knives
Topic: Info on small antique folding knife?
Replies: 6
Views: 4095

Re: Info on small antique folding knife?

Thanks for your thoughts on this!
by ToolsOfOld
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Is this an antique straight razor?
Replies: 6
Views: 2101

Re: Is this an antique straight razor?

Thanks for your thoughts, everyone. The mystery continues...
by ToolsOfOld
Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Is this an antique straight razor?
Replies: 6
Views: 2101

Is this an antique straight razor?

Hi All, I picked up this mysterious blade today. It seems to be hand-wrought and is about 5" long. It is sort of like a straight razor blade....sort of. There is no hole in the shaft for a pivot to connect it to a handle. The unusual curves on the end of the blade are quite symetrical. I think they ...
by ToolsOfOld
Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Swords & Daggers
Topic: Handmade knife with brass handle - Is this a trench or theater knife?
Replies: 2
Views: 3166

Handmade knife with brass handle - Is this a trench or theater knife?

Hi All, I recently found this interesting knife and am wondering if anyone has seen one like it? The entire knife is 9" long. The blade is 5.25" and the handle about 3.75". The knife blade looks to have been repurposed for this knife. It has many file marks on it, including on the back edge of the t...
by ToolsOfOld
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Vintage German-made Bonsa OTF knife - SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 1636

Vintage German-made Bonsa OTF knife - SOLD

Bonsa single-action OTF knife signed "Bonsa, Solingen". Produced from the mid-1950s to early 1980s. Not a common knife and a handsome addition to your collection. 9" open, 5.25" closed. Blade also says "Rostfrei" and is stamped at the base with "D.B.G.M." and "ROSTFREI". Working and in overall good ...
by ToolsOfOld
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Balisong knives
Topic: Info on small antique folding knife?
Replies: 6
Views: 4095

Folding antique butterfly knife

The knife certainly appears to be handmade. Anyone?

Thank you!
by ToolsOfOld
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Bonsa trapdoor
Replies: 47
Views: 15586

Re: Bonsa trapdoor

Thanks again, Bill. That was my first notion, but I wanted to check with someone who knows more about the subject.
by ToolsOfOld
Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Bonsa trapdoor
Replies: 47
Views: 15586

Re: Bonsa trapdoor

I have what I fear is a silly question. Is there any way to lubricate the mechanism deep inside the knive without removing the rivets that hold the handle together?

Thanks again!
by ToolsOfOld
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Swords & Daggers
Topic: Old 12 inch blade with 6 inch handle - What is this thing?
Replies: 11
Views: 5003

Re: Old 12 inch blade with 6 inch handle - What is this thing?

Has anyone seen this type of large "X" at the base of a handle before?

Thanks!
by ToolsOfOld
Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Swords & Daggers
Topic: Old 12 inch blade with 6 inch handle - What is this thing?
Replies: 11
Views: 5003

Re: Old 12 inch blade with 6 inch handle - What is this thing?

Thanks also for posting that informative graphic, Ian!
by ToolsOfOld
Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Swords & Daggers
Topic: Old 12 inch blade with 6 inch handle - What is this thing?
Replies: 11
Views: 5003

Re: Old 12 inch blade with 6 inch handle - What is this thing?

Ian, Thanks again for the info. Indeed, the "X" at the base of my blade is large and crude. I imagine it was done with a chisel when the metal was still hot. It would have been covered by the handle, so wasn't really meant to be seen for long. I was searching the internet and found an "Arkansas Toot...
by ToolsOfOld
Tue May 30, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Swords & Daggers
Topic: Old 12 inch blade with 6 inch handle - What is this thing?
Replies: 11
Views: 5003

Re: Old 12 inch blade with 6 inch handle - What is this thing?

Ian and Bruce, Thanks for your thoughts on this. From the images I can find, this blade seems a bit small, plain, and short for an Ames-manufactured artillery sword. It really does look like the right size and shape to be a spontoon. I've examined the wear a bit more closely. At some point the end o...
by ToolsOfOld
Mon May 29, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Swords & Daggers
Topic: Old 12 inch blade with 6 inch handle - What is this thing?
Replies: 11
Views: 5003

Re: Old 12 inch blade with 6 inch handle - What is this thing?

Thanks for your thoughts, Bruce. I found this at an antique store listed as a "spear tip". I didn't get the sense that the dealer had a lot of expertise with this sort of thing, however. It also seemed to me that most spears have a socket for the wood shaft, but I do not know much about this stuff. ...
by ToolsOfOld
Sun May 28, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Swords & Daggers
Topic: Old 12 inch blade with 6 inch handle - What is this thing?
Replies: 11
Views: 5003

Old 12 inch blade with 6 inch handle - What is this thing?

Hi all,

I am hoping someone can help me identify this large blade. It is unmarked except for a large broad "X" at the base. I assume the two holes were for mounting it to a handle or a pole.

Thanks for any help you might provide!
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