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by kwackster
Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett and Co 1910 catalog PDF
Replies: 0
Views: 124

Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett and Co 1910 catalog PDF

This leading hardware dealership was the descendant of a Chicago store called Tuttle, Hibbard & Co., which took that name in 1855 when William G. Hibbard became a partner. In 1865, Hibbard was joined by Franklin F. Spencer, and the enterprise was renamed Hibbard & Spencer. By 1867, the company's ann...
by kwackster
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Old Abercrombie and Fitch catalogs in PDF
Replies: 4
Views: 1120

Re: Old Abercrombie and Fitch catalogs in PDF

https://i.ibb.co/wS9Y5xG/MNY63297.jpg Abercrombie & Fitch, New York, 1912 In the center of the photo is a ski-lift chair and a display rack with ski apparati hanging from it. Also, there are skis and snow shoes to the right and left of the ski lift chair, repectively and men conducting transactions...
by kwackster
Tue Jun 01, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Old Singer sewing machine
Replies: 10
Views: 357

Re: Old Singer sewing machine

Thx guys, :-) This is my second machine, a model 128 in a treadle, dating from 1925. We found it standing on the pavement in front of the home of an older lady, who was going to a smaller apartment and wanted to get rid of it. She still remembered her grandmother working with it back in the 1930's, ...
by kwackster
Mon May 31, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Old Singer sewing machine
Replies: 10
Views: 357

Old Singer sewing machine

Currently learning to work a bit with an old Singer VS3 hand sewing machine made in 1890. When new a machine like this would cost you about a month's wages, but nowadays these can be bought for only a handful of euro's. I paid 10 Euro for mine, and there are literally dozens more where this one came...
by kwackster
Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Buck 560 reblade
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Buck 560 reblade

Just used my last Buck 110 blade on an old & worn Buck 560 from a friend of mine. Had to use the old backspring as i'm all out of new ones, but luckily i still had a new blade, a pivot pin, and a bronze bushing. The new pivot pin wasn't riveted with a hammer, but pressed using a vise and a little ho...
by kwackster
Sat Apr 24, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Show your Paper Wheel edges
Replies: 40
Views: 21501

Re: Show your Paper Wheel edges

For people using diamond compounds on Paper Wheels like i do; give Nano-Oil 5 weight a try. I have been using this oil exclusively for quite a few years now, and so far it's the best i've come across. It remains speculation if that is because of the special "fullerene" additives or something else en...
by kwackster
Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Vintage French Foreign Legion dagger
Replies: 0
Views: 918

Vintage French Foreign Legion dagger

https://i.ibb.co/p1ZZvph/GE-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg https://i.ibb.co/Q8Yr70q/GE-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg https://i.ibb.co/7v8F0rH/GE-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg https://i.ibb.co/sHd5Jgw/GE-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg https://i.ibb.co/MfvvtV0/GE-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg https://i.ibb.co/f10J2y8/GE-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg https://i.ibb.co/...
by kwackster
Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Swedish Emil Olssen pocketknife
Replies: 6
Views: 542

Re: Vintage Swedish Emil Olssen pocketknife

A second Emil Olssen knife, now with advertizing for the still existing Swedish Elof Hansson company: https://i.postimg.cc/Cn0Swv9Q/GEDC3661.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/TLgTM8Nb/GEDC3662.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/wtS9Gx2H/GEDC3663.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/zHk5vCrX/GEDC3664.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/hh8K2...
by kwackster
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Swedish Emil Olssen pocketknife
Replies: 6
Views: 542

Vintage Swedish Emil Olssen pocketknife

Fredrick Emil Olsson founded his firm in 1896 in Eskilstuna, Sweden (the cutlery capital of Scandinavia). His was one of over 100 cutlery companies in Eskilstuna at the turn of the century. The firm produced hundreds of thousands of knives until it closed it's doors in 1967. One of it's specialties ...
by kwackster
Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: 2 Swedish Air Force survival knives
Replies: 0
Views: 863

2 Swedish Air Force survival knives

Recently acquired these two fixed blades made by Swedish manufacturer Pontus Holmberg. According to this website the model was once used as a survival knife for the Swedish Air Force: http://www.gotavapen.se/gota/artiklar/knivar/aforce/1survival.htm https://i.postimg.cc/KKKGKHn7/Pontus-Holmberg-Wade...
by kwackster
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Old Abercrombie and Fitch catalogs in PDF
Replies: 4
Views: 1120

Old Abercrombie and Fitch catalogs in PDF

The links below lead to several downloadable PDF's of old Abercrombie and Fitch catalogs on the website of Pennsylvania's Electronic library. A&F 1909 catalog: http://digitalcollections.powerlibrary.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/pcalo-amc/id/11835/rec/4 A&F 1913 catalog: http://digitalcollection...
by kwackster
Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: What's This For ... Came With Whetstone
Replies: 2
Views: 702

Re: What's This For ... Came With Whetstone

That's a nagura stone, which is mainly used for cleaning/removing embedded metal swarf from the surface of your whetstone.
I suppose it could also be used for a bit of flattening as well, but a coarse diamond plate works a lot better and faster for that.
by kwackster
Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Flockton, Tompkin & Co 2-blade small slipjoint
Replies: 1
Views: 398

Flockton, Tompkin & Co 2-blade small slipjoint

Flockton, Tompkin & Co 2-blade small knife with MOP scales. Made in Sheffield and complete with original leather pocket pouch. The knife was bought new around 1920 in Amsterdam, and it's still in very good condition. https://i.postimg.cc/xqj43J1R/GEDC3565.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/dZ0NsXxX/GEDC3566.j...
by kwackster
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Kronenkrebs Fahrtenmesser / Scout knife
Replies: 3
Views: 2974

Re: Vintage Kronenkrebs Fahrtenmesser / Scout knife

The knife has already proven to be a very effective short chopper during 2019 and 2020, with it's heavy convex blade in low alloy carbon steel combined with a stick tang covered in shock dampening rubber. Still working on thinning the convex blade shape a hair more every now and then, slowly approac...
by kwackster
Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Early Western Bowie
Replies: 15
Views: 3817

Re: Early Western Bowie

A Western Bowie was also used by Robert Redford in the classic movie Jeremiah Johnson from 1972:

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