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Lumberjackbo65
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Extensive and beautiful knife collection

Postby Lumberjackbo65 » Mon May 28, 2018 11:09 pm

Hello, I'm Jeff Bownan. My uncle, you all know him as JerrBear left me his knife collection. I'm very intrigued by these knives and I want to learn about them and how to identify each one. My uncle was extremely intelligent and and had very distinct taste in things he was interested in. I took a couple of pictures that I know the brand and category of but I don't know how to distinguish one from another. I'm anxious to start learning!
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Re: Extensive and beautiful knife collection

Postby TazmanTom » Tue May 29, 2018 12:06 am

Protect Knives. The top case are what Protect calls their "tuxedo version (black frame-off white scales). Top right to bottom left...1)Godfather2)Godson3)Brend #1 (designed by Walter Brend- famous maker 4)Brend #2 5)Monaco 6)Runt
Bottom case. 4 Godfathers (3 blue two tone are called a splash finish, limited runs, could be numbered on back, silver frame with flag I believe is earlier) 1 Godson basic model. Protect is one of the most consumer friendly companies there is, if you send them pictures they will gladly help you out. It may take a minute, they are at Blade Show Atlanta till next week. Great knives, my everyday carry is a Protect, for what it's worth... Taz

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Re: Extensive and beautiful knife collection

Postby tr4252 » Tue May 29, 2018 12:12 am

Welcome Lumberjackbo65! As you may know, Jerry was much liked here and kind of a forum celebrity. He initiated the long running Imitation Horn thread, for example. We miss him a lot and it's good to have you as a member.

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Re: Extensive and beautiful knife collection

Postby Bill DeShivs » Tue May 29, 2018 1:27 am

They are Protec knives, not Protects.
Nice collection!
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Re: Extensive and beautiful knife collection

Postby jim d, » Tue May 29, 2018 1:28 am

Lumberjackbo65,

Your uncle Jerry was indeed a beloved member and friend to many here. We corresponded regularly dating back to about 2000 on the predecessor to this forum. The first reply to your post may have answered your question. If not, just ask for clarification and feel free to ask any additional questions, and welcome from me.

Jim

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Re: Extensive and beautiful knife collection

Postby DonC » Tue May 29, 2018 1:44 pm

I always enjoyed Jerry's posts. He'll be missed.
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Re: Extensive and beautiful knife collection

Postby TazmanTom » Tue May 29, 2018 2:27 pm

Sorry Bill, damn spell check.Back at ya, it's Protech with an H. Lol. Thanks for the catch, it was late.

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Re: Extensive and beautiful knife collection

Postby Bill DeShivs » Tue May 29, 2018 5:02 pm

I spelled it wrong, too!
It IS Protech.
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Latama, Mauro Mario, LePre, Colonial, Kabar, Flylock, Schrade Cut Co., Presto, Press Button, Hubertus, Grafrath, Kuno Ritter knives.

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Re: Extensive and beautiful knife collection

Postby TazmanTom » Tue May 29, 2018 6:37 pm

I'm gettin' old...

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Re: Extensive and beautiful knife collection

Postby fastr19 » Wed May 30, 2018 3:58 am

Bill DeShivs wrote:I spelled it wrong, too!
It IS Protech.

To be precise, it is ProTech.

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Re: Extensive and beautiful knife collection

Postby Bill DeShivs » Wed May 30, 2018 4:22 am

Dammit, man!
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Re: Extensive and beautiful knife collection

Postby Jay Blade » Wed May 30, 2018 11:40 am

I became a member not too long ago so I never knew or corresponded with your uncle but from what I have read it seems like he was a great guy. Great to have you here on the forms and I also look forward to seeing much more of your uncle's collection you have now acquired.

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Re: Extensive and beautiful knife collection

Postby Viking45 » Wed May 30, 2018 9:53 pm

Always did like em'ere Pertects, they is gooderns'. 8)

The Walter Brend is my favorite.

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Re: Extensive and beautiful knife collection

Postby sammy the blade » Thu May 31, 2018 12:41 am

Jerry told me once the last time he counted he had over 800 knives and had bought more after he counted last. Most were still in boxes after he moved. Jerry had a LOT of higher end knives as the pictures have shown. He said he had two milanos but I think he had at least three.
We know that he had quite a few lightnings. Sure do miss our olde pal!
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