Olsen OK Steel

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Olsen OK Steel

Postby garddogg56 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:37 am

My brother is working in Northern Maine and he came acoss a Olsen OK skinner for me so I did some research and came up with three types of steel 1095,Cv and D2 this is my dream knife for a fixed blade and I would like to know what kind of steel??Thanx
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Re: Olsen OK Steel

Postby knife7knut » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:02 pm

Really hard to say garddog unless you know what era it is from. I have several Olsen knives and the fixed blades seem to be mostly of German manufacture while the folders are mostly Japanese.They all seem to be pretty well made knives but I don't have a clue as to what steel was used.
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Re: Olsen OK Steel

Postby garddogg56 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:26 am

so far in my research it was made in Howard City,definatlly 1095 orCV but don't rule out D2,Made 1950-70,it does NOT have tang stamp which I was told that it is hand made by Olsen.My brother is taking it to VanBuren Me. one of the guys know an old knifemaker which is the guy that put Mark on to this knife. ::shrug::
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Re: Olsen OK Steel

Postby knife7knut » Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:26 am

garddogg56 wrote:so far in my research it was made in Howard City,definatlly 1095 orCV but don't rule out D2,Made 1950-70,it does NOT have tang stamp which I was told that it is hand made by Olsen.My brother is taking it to VanBuren Me. one of the guys know an old knifemaker which is the guy that put Mark on to this knife. ::shrug::


That knifemaker wouldn't happen to be Mudd Sharrigan would it? He's in Wiscassett.Met him a long time ago and my wife bought one of his early knives.I striped his brother's Bentley about 30 years ago.They were founding members of the No-Mads car club in the Boston area back in the early 1950's.
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Re: Olsen OK Steel

Postby garddogg56 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:29 pm

No it's not Mudd,but I know of the car club.
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Re: Olsen OK Steel

Postby garddogg56 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:47 am

Anyone knowledgable in Olsen knives??
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Re: Olsen OK Steel

Postby Jacklegg » Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:33 pm

I have the same knife, 500 series. I purchased it new in my teens. My 1st fixed blade for hunting. I would date mine about mid 70's. I did research my knife, I will have to go back and check my notes. I would say the steel in my knife is Stainless. I had my knife stored for a long time in the sheath and the blade never showed any staining or discoloration. If I find out any more about the Olsen I will post.
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Re: Olsen OK Steel

Postby garddogg56 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:31 am

Jackleg thanx for the responce, this knife has no markings on the tang and I know it is not stainless steel the more popular steel in this knife was 1095 or tool steel ::shrug::
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Re: Olsen OK Steel

Postby garddogg56 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:58 pm

I thought over the weekend we would have a knowledgeable weekend warrior with some steel knowledge ::shrug::
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Re: Olsen OK Steel

Postby treefarmer » Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:49 pm

Can't help you with any additional information concerning the Olsen Knife Company but will share a picture of mine. The knife was given to me by a friend who bought it from a traveling salesman who was selling these knives at a livestock auction barn in west Florida. The blade is 4 1/2" long and is 5/32" thick. Etched on the blade is OLSEN/S, maybe that's a model S? The leather scabbard is embossed with a logo with the name OLSEN KNIFE COMPANY and is very well made. It weighs about 8 oz. Never have used it, but seems like it would be a great skinning knife. Treefarmer
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Re: Olsen OK Steel

Postby garddogg56 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:06 pm

Treefarmer; thats a nice ::super_happy:: one
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