Penny Knife for Patches?

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  1. Feb 10, 2019 #221

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    If the OP can make it to one of the trade fairs/muzzle loading shows. You will probably fine several acceptable folding knives for sale or trade. That would also give him the opportunity to look it over carefully.
     
  2. Feb 10, 2019 #222

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    Very interesting! I await many replies telling me how this is not correct or none have ever been found in the USA during that period etc. etc. If not, this may be the patch knife solution I’ve been hunting for:

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    Looks good to me! Is this a faithful copy of real folders of the period, maybe those that might have found their way into a hunter’s shooting pouch in the early to mid 19th century?
     
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    I posted a link to this very knife (and a similar style) in post #142 of this thread. You appear to be fishing for something specific and dismissed all the information others have provided because they didn't say EXACTLY what you wanted to hear.

    Pick a knife and use it. No one can stop you and no one really cares - all we can do is provide information. If you ignore the information given, there is nothing we can do for you...
     
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    Well excuse the hell out of me for missing your post in 12 pages of discussion! Oh, my most sincere apologies to the great Black Hand! :rolleyes:
     
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    It was a direct response to a statement you had made. I thought perhaps you were reading the posts - but soon realized that unless someone specifically said "PENNY KNIVES ARE OK", you weren't interested.
     
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    Yes, that's the one.

    Spence
     
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    You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink...
     
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    I've carried that knife, or one very similar, for about 40 years. The only part I don't think is PC is the nail groove. I think it's as close as you can get without spending big bucks.
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    Nail-nicks don't appear to be appropriate for the 18th century. However, the document Stophel posted shows nail-nicks in 19th century knives.
    That said, if the nick is close enough to the spine of the blade, the blade could be re-profiled to remove it.
     
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    From what I have seen, the nail nick seems to appear around 1800 for larger pocket knives. I am told that small pen knives pretty much always had nail nicks (given the size of the blades, with no way to pinch them with your fingers to open them, it stands to reason).
     
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    don,t know if it would be HC or not, or if anyone might be looking for a wooden handled folding knife, but the openiel folding knives could be just what you
    r looking for, think they advertise be in business since the 1800,s
     
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    That settles it, then.

    I will buy the Townsend’s Soldier’s Knife. It will be period-correct and should serve admirably once sharpened.

    Thanks to all involved, learned a lot gang.
     
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    Probably the best choice when economics are an issue.
     
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    I don't know about Townsend's soldiers knife now, but the one I bought 30 years ago doesn't have a nail nick.

    Spence
     
  17. Feb 17, 2019 at 6:06 AM #237

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    Found a used one in good shape on a table at the Coeur d'Alene muzzle loading and craft fair. It's the large one, and has a nail nick, but half the price of new.
     

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