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gravknife
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Interesting knife

Post by gravknife » Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:45 am

Hello all

Thought i would post this as its a knife I am unfamiliar with and has a strange locking mechanism.

It looks like it has a purpose with the jaws at the tail end but I cant think what.Reminds me of the old flintlock mechanisms in a way .
Could it be for lighting cannons or fuses ?

It looks pretty old to my eyes ..Can anyone shed any light on it?
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Re: Interesting knife

Post by sammy the blade » Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:17 pm

That's a strange one.

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Re: Interesting knife

Post by TRYKER » Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:42 am

ian, does the back end work like.......pliers???

it reminds me of an old pipe knife. the blade to cut the tobacco, the clamp to hold an ember to lite it, the tip to tamp the baccy, and the thin handel to scrape the bowl.
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Re: Interesting knife

Post by gravknife » Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:42 pm

My thoughts too Sammy :?:
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Nice to hear from you and thats a good theory ,especially with that blade shape ,and the jaws...never thought of that.
The knife isnt mine unfortunately ,I was following it on ebay as I didnt know its purpose.
I was convinced it may belong to an artillery man as a fuse holder as I have seen "divider knives" with measures on them for fuses dating way back.

I hope you are doing well my freind ... still using your knife and very grateful you were kind enough to send that.

Take Care

Ian

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Re: Interesting knife

Post by TRYKER » Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:52 am

thanks ian i'm still above ground, thats a good thing !!!
here's a link to a reproduction with out the blade.

https://www.townsends.us/products/smoke ... 508-p-1559
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Re: Interesting knife

Post by gravknife » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:19 pm

Glad your still here TRYKER my freind.
Thanks for the link .
You may be right on the tobbacco connection
I just like knowing about all typesof knives ,especially the oddities like this one.

Have a great new year Tryker ,and nice to hear from you.

Look after yourself .

Ian

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Re: Interesting knife

Post by busbusci » Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:46 am

Beautiful knife!

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Re: Interesting knife

Post by Emcaster25 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:18 am

Thanks for sharing! Never seen one like this. Very cool.

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Re: Interesting knife

Post by Five Dollar Bill » Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:54 pm

Years ago, I saw a similar looking knife, and was told it was a "pipe knife". In some ways, it was more ornate than this one. And in a bit better condition. But, basically the same parts/idea. Only seen one in my many years in the Antiques/Collectibles market.
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Re: Interesting knife

Post by ILikeStilettos » Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:35 am

Ian: I keep sending messages to you and no response. Suspect you changed email address and never corrected it on this forum, hence you don't get PM's or what I email to your last known address.
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Re: Interesting knife

Post by whippersnapper » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:36 pm

He hasn't logged in in over a month. I hope it isn't health related.

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Re: Interesting knife

Post by sammy the blade » Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:28 pm

Or jail related.

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