A beautiful mangle

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A beautiful mangle

Postby portlandmike » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:43 pm

I know somebody mangled this knife but I think it’s beautiful ( saw it on eBay )
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Re: A beautiful mangle

Postby kugr » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:12 am

Ok, I'm obviously the newbie here... did someone grind off the bolster wings and engrave the, I think horn?

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Re: A beautiful mangle

Postby john » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:33 am

The horn is obviously engraved. The bottom bolster looks very odd and I’m guessing the S guards were grounded off. I couldn’t read the stamp on my phone, but someone really mangled the knife.
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Re: A beautiful mangle

Postby Bill DeShivs » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:23 am

Yes- it has been ground up. It is a Latama. There are holes where the rear bolster has been ground through.
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Re: A beautiful mangle

Postby kugr » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:55 am

I've got my pitchfork, let's track down the culprit.

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Re: A beautiful mangle

Postby john » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:59 pm

Kugr, I’ve got a tourch.
As the saying goes, the blade, well it still worth it’s weight in gold. What shame who would do such evil to a Latama?!
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Re: A beautiful mangle

Postby JulesVane » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:25 pm

Someone apparently tried to make this piece a bit more "sleek" for a faster withdrawal from the pocket(?). One thing I've always found fascinating about our hobby is the vintage pieces that we DO find in pristine condition from the 1950's (or even earlier). Can you imagine the original owner buying this piece back in the '50's for $10 or $15 (which, may have been a chunk 'o change), but thinking nothing of it's future potential value? Grinding the ears off, carving his initials in it? Typical "kid" from today's standards. We are really lucky to often find them in the nice condition we do. My Dad gave me one knife in my life more than 45 years ago, and after playing chicken with it with friends and trying to throw it to stick into trees until the handles broke off, I'd say this one "survived" pretty well...lol.
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Re: A beautiful mangle

Postby TRYKER » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:48 pm

it's a shame being a latama, butt i kinda like the looks of it.
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