Very Vague ID Request

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JulesVane
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Very Vague ID Request

Postby JulesVane » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:30 am

Hi Guys. I got a strange request on another social media site from Jerry Garcia's daughter "Annebelle" asking for help in any info on her Dad's old knife he bought in Europe many years ago. I gather (from her) it was given to her after the band was done throwing it into a tree while touring and "broke it". These, I'm afraid, are all the photos she has sent thus far, but I'm pretty sure you guys don't need too many more. I'll gladly post (add) whatever she may send...

Him holding it...
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What's left of it today...
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Only stamp so far pic...
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Common tang stamp from page #71 of Switchblades of Italy...
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...I guess the most she can hope for (besides anything obvious) is a maker/possible year. Thanks for any help in advance.
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Re: Very Vague ID Request

Postby rock-n-roll$$$$$$ » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:51 am

this is very cool to see Jerry holding a switchblade,as being a Dead Head,I saw the Dead 150+time's'first show in 1973,at the age of 15,I got on the bus in 1976,still friend's with with many old head's.

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Re: Very Vague ID Request

Postby sammy the blade » Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:33 pm

Sure is in rough condition.
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Re: Very Vague ID Request

Postby orangeboy » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:27 pm

I love it! I had a copy of that picture of Jerry for many years. Wow to see the original knife is pretty awesome!

Too bad about the front handle otherwise it looks darn nice!

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Re: Very Vague ID Request

Postby JimBrown257 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:15 pm

Wow, the story seems to check out too. Don't see that much on the internet.

Besides for the absurdity of Jerry Garcia's daughter having an Instagram account, this is pretty cool.

Although, I would still be hesitant to say that knife the girl found is the exact knife in the poster. If there was some evidence of it, that would be a real gem.

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Re: Very Vague ID Request

Postby JulesVane » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:18 pm

JimBrown257 wrote:Wow, the story seems to check out too. Don't see that much on the internet.

Besides for the absurdity of Jerry Garcia's daughter having an Instagram account, this is pretty cool.

Although, I would still be hesitant to say that knife the girl found is the exact knife in the poster. If there was some evidence of it, that would be a real gem.

Jeremy, actually, the girl "Annebelle" said her Dad (Jerry Garcia) gave her the knife. Here's what she publicly posted (mind you, I have no personal or even friendly association with her, she just saw my interest in our hobby):

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Re: Very Vague ID Request

Postby redeye » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:25 pm

Very cool,both knife and story.
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Re: Very Vague ID Request

Postby Bill DeShivs » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:35 am

The knife was made by Mauro Mario.
It needs to come see me for a restoration. I'm the only authorized Mauro Mario repairman in the world.
I'm also a musician.
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Re: Very Vague ID Request

Postby JulesVane » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:48 am

Bill DeShivs wrote:The knife was made by Mauro Mario.
It needs to come see me for a restoration. I'm the only authorized Mauro Mario repairman in the world.
I'm also a musician.

Great Bill! I will pass your info on to her immediately!
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Re: Very Vague ID Request

Postby thom » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:16 am

Bill, If you do get it, will you please post the after pictures??
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Re: Very Vague ID Request

Postby JimBrown257 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:28 am

actually, the girl "Annebelle" said her Dad (Jerry Garcia) gave her the knife. Here's what she publicly posted


Yeah, I definitely believe her story. I looked at the Instagram page and that is indeed Jerry Garcia's daughter you are talking with and that knife used to be owned by Jerry Garcia.

What I was saying is, I don't think it is 100% that the cracked scale MM from the pics is the exact same knife in that poster. People who own switchblades often have more than one, sometimes a lot. A knife owned by Jerry Garcia is valuable. A knife from a famous poster is priceless.

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Re: Very Vague ID Request

Postby sammy the blade » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:31 am

Hope Bill gets a chance to do his magic on it. Be nice it in original condition!
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Re: Very Vague ID Request

Postby Jay Blade » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:54 am

Bill DeShivs wrote:The knife was made by Mauro Mario.
It needs to come see me for a restoration. I'm the only authorized Mauro Mario repairman in the world.
I'm also a musician.

And definitely a master at both crafts for sure!

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Re: Very Vague ID Request

Postby Peteymcsweety » Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:02 pm

All I can say is WOW

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Re: Very Vague ID Request

Postby JulesVane » Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:03 am

Bill DeShivs wrote:The knife was made by Mauro Mario.
It needs to come see me for a restoration. I'm the only authorized Mauro Mario repairman in the world.
I'm also a musician.

PM Sent Bill...
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