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the Ideal?

Postby TM » Mon Sep 08, 2008 3:24 pm

Anyone ever heard of a knife with a tang stamped 'The Ideal' over USA? It looked kind of like one of those Imperial crossbar jacks. Black plastic handles - kind of a stilleto style. Old. ::shrug::

Sorry, no pics - didn't buy it. Just curious.

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Re: the Ideal?

Postby muskrat man » Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:17 pm

yup, they were a cheaper knife, even cheaper than imperial I think.
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Re: the Ideal?

Postby TM » Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:38 pm

thanks for the confirmation, m-man 8)

I guess from the lack of other responses, there aren't many that collect 'The Ideal'.

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Re: the Ideal?

Postby jonet143 » Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:17 pm

levines - ideal knife co. providence, r. i. - mfr(?) - 1924-1986. produced shell handled knives.
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Re: the Ideal?

Postby orvet » Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:23 am

I think I have one or two in the "parts" drawer.

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Re: the Ideal?

Postby nifenut » Wed Sep 10, 2008 12:28 am

I had one of them. Metal covers that resembled jigged bone. A barlow style. Cheap at best.

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Re: the Ideal?

Postby TM » Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:19 pm

yeah - the one I was looking at definitely appeared to be a cheap knife. I guess the fact that it was old made it somewhat interesting. Not interesting enough for me to buy though.

I also came across an old Schrade Walden that was in rough shape. Think it use to be a stockman. Old bone handles and shield were intact. The blades and liners were wasted. Heavy rust, broken blades that were almost completely sharpened away - no snap.

Finding nice old knives around were I live is almost impossible!


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