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eye with saw blade

Postby prairiedog » Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:58 am

quick question...seen an older German eye at the flea-market this week... 3-eyed , 2 blades...one of which being a saw blade...never seen one like it. wondering if it's common??? sorry, can't provide pictures ...should have bought it when i had the chance...maybe next week if the guy still has the knife. ::pray::

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Re: eye with saw blade

Postby basser5 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:08 am

They are on Ebay quite often.



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Re: eye with saw blade

Postby prairiedog » Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:52 am

thanks for the quick reply!

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Re:3-eye with saw blade and locking mechanism (pictures)

Postby prairiedog » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:09 pm

finally got the knife...forgot to mention it has a locking mechanism. Is it less common being that it's a 3-eye..along with being a lockback??? The 3-eye etch is faint in the picture..but it's there.
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Re: eye with saw blade

Postby HiPower » Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:11 am

maybe paladin will check in on that knife--never saw that pattern before.---HiPower
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Re: eye with saw blade

Postby muskrat man » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:44 pm

Those are pretty rare, only seen maybe 3 myself.
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Re: eye with saw blade

Postby prairiedog » Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:12 pm

thanks, it was a pattern I'd never seen before...really glad I purchased it now!!!

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Re: eye with saw blade

Postby prairiedog » Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:49 pm

one more thing I was meaning to ask....are there any books,literature or websites out there where a person can research German Eye patterns such as this one? Of course, there's all kinds of information concerning Case patterns...and I read everything I can get my hands on...but information on Eye brand patterns is much harder to come by.

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Re: eye with saw blade

Postby HiPower » Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:13 pm

not much written on eyes, to my knowledge Forest Cruse Sr. was 1st major importer & started in the 30s. i used to have a catalog from that period-- paladin did a copy of same but i ca'nt find it now. paladin is at a show so maybe he will chime in on mon.
your knife was not one being originally imported. for many years the cruse family had an exclusive on the stock knife pattern coming to the states. there was a story in Knife World about 88 or 1990. HiPower
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Re: eye with saw blade

Postby prairiedog » Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:10 pm

thank-you HiPower..I'm going to try and find that Knife World article.

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Re: eye with saw blade

Postby HiPower » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:28 am

hey praire dog the author of that knife world story was joe dobbs.--HiPower
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Re: eye with saw blade

Postby prairiedog » Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:03 pm

...found it...August 1983 issue with an article entitled "Cutlery of Carl Schlieper" by Joe Dobbs...hoping they might have back-issues that far back for sale. Plan on getting in contact with them today. ::tu:: Thanks!

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Re: eye with saw blade

Postby muskrat man » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:51 pm

I have that issue of knifeworld. pm if interested
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Re: eye with saw blade

Postby Paladin » Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:37 pm

Guys:
When I first saw the photo of this pattern I was not familar with it and in fact, sent a copy of the photo to a friend to see what he thought. He essentially said, 'dummy, I sent you one of those not long back'. I again thought to myself that it was a pattern I hadn't seen but diggin around in some stuff today and sure enuf, there it was! ::tu::
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Re: eye with saw blade

Postby prairiedog » Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:58 am

Ray...that's a great looking knife you have there!! ::nod::


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