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Brokennock 
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Brokennock
12-05-17 07:44 PM - Post#1655324    


Roughly, when do nail knicks start showing up on folding knife blades. My limited understanding is post AWI. But, when?

 
tenngun 
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tenngun
12-08-17 09:58 AM - Post#1655790    

    In response to Brokennock

Not sure what you mean. Are you talking about the top of the blade?

 
Rich Pierce 
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12-08-17 11:37 AM - Post#1655809    

    In response to tenngun

The little groove that you stick your thumbnail in to open the blade.

 
Wes/Tex 
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Wes/Tex
12-08-17 02:21 PM - Post#1655844    

    In response to Rich Pierce

This one has been dated to 1770's
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rzKJLdbixbM/USwXU07FA7I/AAAAAAAALK...

This one is of a similar era.
https://i.pinimg.com/736x/d7/a4/77/d7a477d15fa4535bb1ba34b75...

Judging by the number of that period without them, I'd say it was a feature that was known but not yet common. That's just a guess on my part. Haven't found any specific date given for it's introduction,

 
Brokennock 
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Brokennock
12-08-17 08:34 PM - Post#1655927    

    In response to Rich Pierce

Yup. The little cut near the blade spine one tears their thumbnail off on when a boyscout knife is brand new.

 
Brokennock 
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Brokennock
12-08-17 08:35 PM - Post#1655929    

    In response to Wes/Tex

On another forum, Ken Hamilton responded that the safest estimation is post 1800.

 
Wes/Tex 
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Wes/Tex
12-08-17 08:38 PM - Post#1655930    

    In response to Brokennock

If the two I found pics of are anywhere near correct looks like 1770 is a better guess. Here's hoping!

 
Brokennock 
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Brokennock
12-08-17 09:05 PM - Post#1655938    

    In response to Wes/Tex

I'm thinking it's one of those, they were not unheard of but no where near "the norm" or common, type things. Is there any provenance (spelling?) to go with those pics? Not challenging you or the pics, just asking.

 
Wes/Tex 
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Wes/Tex
12-08-17 10:18 PM - Post#1655958    

    In response to Brokennock

The first references a site...I can't bring it up.

www.warhawkvintagesales.com/military_watchesmilitaria.html

Doing more research I finally found the second one was posted to Pinerest from Ebay...that makes me back off the description. The percentage of items being what they're purported to be is very low!

 
Brokennock 
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Brokennock
12-08-17 11:42 PM - Post#1655964    

    In response to Wes/Tex

  • Wes/Tex Said:

Doing more research I finally found the second one was posted to Pinerest from Ebay...that makes me back off the description. The percentage of items being what they're purported to be is very low!



Amen. Like the waters weren't muddy enough, now we have sellers on such places who are instant "experts," on history, cause someone they bought the item from told 'em so.

 
Wes/Tex 
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Wes/Tex
12-09-17 01:22 AM - Post#1655969    

    In response to Brokennock

Had to back track a bit on that one. About 5 or 6 sites list it as late 18th century with no leads...finally got the one trailing back through Pinerest to Ebay and knew it was most likely questionable. To be fair, sometimes Ebay has a treasure...but those are rare.

 
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