My fathers knife.

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NeilD
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My fathers knife.

Post by NeilD » Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:36 pm

Hello all,

I am writing as I have come across my late fathers knife.
It is far from being in good condition, but I am posting a few pictures, you this group is expert in identification.

I guess he purchased it in the fifties during his service with the RAF. (possibly Gibraltar)

Any information would be appreciated

Thank you all, for the add and your help,

Neil
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sammy the blade
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Re: My fathers knife.

Post by sammy the blade » Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:21 pm

What does the stamp on the tang say?

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Re: My fathers knife.

Post by JulesVane » Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:22 pm

Hi Neil, and welcome. Your Dad's old knife is pretty cool. I'm far from an expert on IDs, but appears to be an early 1950's picklock made in Maniago Italy. Possibly an 8" or 9"(?). Nickel/Silver bolsters, button & short throw safety, bayonet style blade grind, horn scales. The generic blade tang stamp of MADE over IN ITALY, is hard (for me) to pin down an exact maker. The only "issue" that's apparent, is the over sharpened blade with loss of metal. But, who could blame someone that bought the knife to use in the '50's and never realize the potential, future value. The blade loss/sharpening will decrease it's sale value, but being your Dad's old knife, I'm sure it's priceless to you. I trust you'll get a much better ID here, from many more knowledgeable than I. Here's a closer pic of the tang stamp...Again, great knife!

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NeilD
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Re: My fathers knife.

Post by NeilD » Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:14 pm

sammy the blade wrote:What does the stamp on the tang say?
"MADE ITALY"

Thank you

Neil

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Re: My fathers knife.

Post by NeilD » Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:18 pm

JulesVane wrote:Hi Neil, and welcome. Your Dad's old knife is pretty cool.
Hi JulesVane,

Thank you for this information, I remember seing this knife as a child. It was a don't touch item in the house.Of course this has much sentimental value.

PS it is 8 inches in length

All the best

Neil

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Re: My fathers knife.

Post by Bill DeShivs » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:35 pm

More than likely made by Mauro Mario company in Maniago.
The knife is not in bad shape. Oil the steel parts to prevent further corrosion.
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Re: My fathers knife.

Post by Simpson Man » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:32 pm

Nice knife and better yet it was your Father's!!

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