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John Primble


The John Primble knife brand was first used by Belknap Hardware Co. circa 1890.  The name is rumored to have originated from one of the company's top salesmen.

You will find the original old Primble knives to be extremely high quality tools.  Belknap outsourced the production to a variety of US manufacturers to a set of specifications that were of  extraordinarily high standards.

The end result was the creation & current existence of some great old John Primble marked pocketknives that are very highly regarded by most all collectors.   AAPK members list a good variety of them for sale here on occasion, so look them over now & be sure to check back often as the inventory changes regularly.


JOHN PRIMBLE I.S.W. RED BONE BARLOW

JOHN PRIMBLE I.S.W. RED BONE BARLOW

JOHN PRIMBLE INDIA STEEL WORKS MAYSVILLE--BARLOW-3 3/8 INCHES CLOSED-2 BLADES MARKED ETCHED-RED BONE HANDLES WITH CLOSED BOLSTERS, MINT..
1 In Stock

Item # 35508

$39.00

John Primble Belknap, Inc. Delrin 3335 Camp Scout Utility Knife

John Primble Belknap, Inc. Delrin 3335 Camp Scout Utility Knife

John Primble Belknap, Inc. Delrin 3335 Camp Scout Utility Knife - Etched - Delrin Handles - No Cracks - Nickel Silver Bolsters - Brass Liners - Snaps ..
1 In Stock

Item # 35320

$50.00


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Sanders Knives

J Primble Belknap Germany Black 1 Blade Jack Knife - c.1955

J Primble Belknap Germany Black 1 Blade Jack Knife - c.1955

J Primble Belknap Germany Black 1 Blade Jack Knife - c.1955 - Slick Black Composition Handles - No Cracks - Nickel Silver Bolsters - Brass Liners - Sn..
1 In Stock

Item # 35185

$75.00


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Sanders Knives

John Primble Belknap, Inc. Delrin # 20 Muskrat Knife c.1968-1985

John Primble Belknap, Inc. Delrin # 20 Muskrat Knife c.1968-1985

John Primble Belknap, Inc. Delrin # 20 Muskrat Knife c.1968-1985 - Etched - Delrin Handles - No Cracks - Nickel Silver Bolsters - Brass Liners - Snaps..
1 In Stock

Item # 35184

$65.00


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Sanders Knives

John Primble Belknap Hdw. & Mfg. Co. 5514 Delrin Congress Knife - c.1940-1968

John Primble Belknap Hdw. & Mfg. Co. 5514 Delrin Congress Knife - c.1940-1968

John Primble Belknap Hdw. & Mfg. Co. 5514 Delrin Congress Knife - c.1940-1968 - Etched - Delrin Handles - No Cracks - Nickel Silver Bolsters - Brass L..
1 In Stock

Item # 35181

$75.00


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Sanders Knives

RARE ONE FROM MY COLLECTION (ROBERTSON BROS. LOUISVILLE, KY)

RARE ONE FROM MY COLLECTION (ROBERTSON BROS. LOUISVILLE, KY)

ROBERTSON BROS. & CO. LOUISVILLE (1880-1926)--ENGLISH JACK-4 1/2 INCHES CLOSED-2 BLADES MARKED TIGHT AND SNAP, MAIN TARNISH TRACE OF ETCHING, "DEPENDA..
1 In Stock

Item # 30129

$245.00 $275.00

John Primble Honey Bone Congress

John Primble Honey Bone Congress

John Primble Louisville Ky. Authorized Reprouction  Honey Bone Congress . Never carried or sharpened. No Box Stainless Steel . Honey Boney Handles are..
1 In Stock

Item # 28750

$95.00


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Kennedy Knives

John Primble 2 Blade Stockman Pattern #5133

John Primble 2 Blade Stockman Pattern #5133

1940 - 1968 John Primble Belknap Hdw Mfg Co 2 Blade Stockman #5133. Delrin Handles, no cracks. Blades are discolored but otherwise in pretty good shap..
1 In Stock

Item # 27499

$50.00


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Knives Templar

John Primble Belknap Barlow 5922

John Primble Belknap Barlow 5922

Vintage Belknap John Primble Barlow 5922..
1 In Stock

Item # 27485

$50.00


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Knives Templar

ROBINSON BROS. LOUISVILLE ?? SET OF 6 CHERRY

ROBINSON BROS. LOUISVILLE ?? SET OF 6 CHERRY

ROBINSON HOLLOW GROUND (OLD MINT)--6 KNIVES STEAK OR OTHER-I BELIEVE CHERRY HANDLES AND IN A SUPER CHERRY WOOD BLOCK..   HAD IN A DRAWER FOR YEARS CLE..
1 In Stock

Item # 26984

$35.00 $49.00

BLUE GRASS BELKNAP HDW.

BLUE GRASS BELKNAP HDW.

BELKNAP HDW CO. BLUE GRASS--BOX AND LEAD WASHER WITH 3 ON THEM...
1 In Stock

Item # 15322

$19.00

Belknap I Germany John Primble LTD 1 First Edition Commemorative Blue Grass Knife in Box

Belknap I Germany John Primble LTD 1 First Edition Commemorative Blue Grass Knife in Box

Belknap I Germany John Primble LTD 1 First Edition Commemorative Blue Grass Knife in Box - Etched - Serial # 1087 - Metal Handles - Snaps Open and Shu..
1 In Stock

Item # 8645

$69.95


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Sanders Knives

John Primble Belknap Hdw Mfg Co Yellow 932Y Birdseye Rivet Stockman Knife c.1940-1968

John Primble Belknap Hdw Mfg Co Yellow 932Y Birdseye Rivet Stockman Knife c.1940-1968

John Primble Belknap Hdw Mfg Co Yellow 932Y Birdseye Rivet Stockman Knife c.1940-1968 - Yellow Celluloid Handles - No Cracks but there is some shrinka..
1 In Stock

Item # 8239

$59.95


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Sanders Knives

John Primble Belknap, Inc. Delrin 5279 2 Blade Stockman Knife c.1968-1985

John Primble Belknap, Inc. Delrin 5279 2 Blade Stockman Knife c.1968-1985

John Primble Belknap, Inc. Delrin 5279 2 Blade Stockman Knife c.1968-1985 - Etched - Delrin Handles - No Cracks - Nickel Silver Bolsters - Brass Liner..
1 In Stock

Item # 8043

$49.95


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J Primble Belknap Germany 7024 Cracked Ice 2 Blade Pen Knife - c.1955

J Primble Belknap Germany 7024 Cracked Ice 2 Blade Pen Knife - c.1955

J Primble Belknap Germany 7024 Cracked Ice 2 Blade Pen Knife - c.1955 - Etched Blade - Cracked Ice Celluloid Handles - No Cracks but there is some Shr..
1 In Stock

Item # 8042

$59.95


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Sanders Knives

John Primble India Steel Works Celluloid 3 Blade Punch Knife

John Primble India Steel Works Celluloid 3 Blade Punch Knife

John Primble India Steel Works Celluloid 3 Blade Punch Knife - Celluloid Handles - No Cracks - Nickel Silver Bolsters - Brass Liners - Snaps Open and ..
1 In Stock

Item # 6102

$134.95


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Sanders Knives

John Primble Belknap USA Wood Stockman Knife c.1968-1985

John Primble Belknap USA Wood Stockman Knife c.1968-1985

John Primble Belknap USA Wood Stockman Knife c.1968-1985 - Wood Handles - No Cracks - Nickel Silver Bolsters - Brass Liners - Snaps Open and Shut - No..
1 In Stock

Item # 6037

$49.95


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Sanders Knives

John Primble Belknap USA Delrin 5731S Stockman Knife c.1968-1985

John Primble Belknap USA Delrin 5731S Stockman Knife c.1968-1985

John Primble Belknap USA Delrin 5731S Stockman Knife c.1968-1985 - Etched Blade - Delrin Handles - Front & Rear Center Rivet Crack - Nickel Silver Bol..
1 In Stock

Item # 5978

$59.95


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Sanders Knives

Kutmaster Utica NY USA

Kutmaster Utica NY USA "John Primble" Delrin Stockman Knife

Kutmaster Utica NY USA "John Primble" Delrin Stockman Knife - Etched Blade - Delrin Handles - Rear Center Rivet Crack - Nickel Silver Bolsters - Brass..
1 In Stock

Item # 5977

$49.95


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Sanders Knives

John Primble Belknap Inc. Lou. KY Solingen Germany 402 B Red Bone 2 Blade Stockman Knife

John Primble Belknap Inc. Lou. KY Solingen Germany 402 B Red Bone 2 Blade Stockman Knife

John Primble Belknap Inc. Lou. KY Solingen Germany 402 B Red Bone 2 Blade Stockman Knife - Etched - Red Bone Handles - No Cracks - Nickel Silver Bolst..
1 In Stock

Item # 5679

$49.95


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Sanders Knives

J Primble Belknap Germany 7733 Black 2 Blade Stockman Knife - c.1955

J Primble Belknap Germany 7733 Black 2 Blade Stockman Knife - c.1955

J Primble Belknap Germany 7733 Black 2 Blade Stockman Knife - c.1955 - Black Composition Handles - No Cracks - Nickel Silver Bolsters - Brass Liners -..
1 In Stock

Item # 5056

$34.95


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Sanders Knives

John Primble Belknap, Inc. Delrin 74BJ Big John Stockman Knife

John Primble Belknap, Inc. Delrin 74BJ Big John Stockman Knife

John Primble Belknap, Inc. Delrin 74BJ Big John Stockman Knife - Etched - Delrin Handles - No Cracks - Nickel Silver Bolsters - Brass Liners - Snaps O..
1 In Stock

Item # 4700

$69.95


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Sanders Knives

John primble barlow 2nd

John primble barlow 2nd

john primble barlow never used carried or sharpened, good snap, no cracks, presumably a factory 2nd since the tangstamp has been defaced though I can ..
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Item # 35235

$12.00


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Muskrat Man Knives

Vintage Primble Hickory 6"

Vintage Primble Hickory 6"

Fine Vintage Primble Hickory skinning knife ecellent quality carbon steel, hickory handle has no cracks or splits and is riveted tight to the tang, ve..
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Item # 33704

$30.00


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Muskrat Man Knives

John Primble 935  Stockman Old Timer Knife in Box

John Primble 935 Stockman Old Timer Knife in Box

This is the app. 3 3/4" John Primble 935 Old Timer knife in its orignal box. Knife is used and has been sharpened. All blades have wear, stains, and t..
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Item # 33488

$39.99

John Primble Belknap Inc. "The Colonel" Delrin 0001 Stockman Knife

John Primble Belknap Inc. "The Colonel" Delrin 0001 Stockman Knife

John Primble Belknap Inc. "The Colonel" Delrin 0001 Stockman Knife - Etched - Dual Shields - Imitation Stag (Delrin) Handles - Nickel Silver Bolsters ..
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Item # 30174

$65.00


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Sanders Knives

John Primble Maysville, KY USA 4216-S Delrin 4 Blade Stockman Knife

John Primble Maysville, KY USA 4216-S Delrin 4 Blade Stockman Knife

John Primble Maysville, KY USA Delrin 4216-S 4 Blade Stockman Knife - Etched - Delrin Handles - Rear Center Rivet Crack - Nickel Silver Bolsters - Bra..
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Item # 27588

$65.00


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Sanders Knives

John Primble Maysville, KY 4927-S Delrin Peanut Knife - c.1968-1985

John Primble Maysville, KY 4927-S Delrin Peanut Knife - c.1968-1985

John Primble Maysville, KY 4927-S Delrin Peanut Knife - c.1968-1985 - Etched - Jigged Delrin Handles - Front and Rear Bottom Center Rivet Cracks - Nic..
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Item # 22932

$49.95


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Sanders Knives

John Primble Belknap USA Delrin 5514-S 4 Blade Stockman Knife c.1968-1985

John Primble Belknap USA Delrin 5514-S 4 Blade Stockman Knife c.1968-1985

John Primble Belknap USA Delrin 5514-S 4 Blade Stockman Knife c.1968-1985 - Etched Blade - Delrin Handles - Rear Center Rivet Crack - Nickel Silver Bo..
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Item # 22931

$69.95


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Sanders Knives

Vintage John Primble 4952 2 Blade Jack Pocket Knife Knives

Vintage John Primble 4952 2 Blade Jack Pocket Knife Knives

Rare John Primble jack knife.  Condition is good overall.  Moderate blade wear, some heavy wear towards the base of one scale.  No cracks and plenty o..
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Item # 22650

$39.99


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dto1982

Vintage John Primble Belknap Inc. Primble finest steel printed on master Round Shield COND excellent

Vintage John Primble Belknap Inc. Primble finest steel printed on master Round Shield COND excellent

Vintage Primble jack knife. 4992 over a star on back of master. It has it all a very nice knife...
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Item # 22380

$55.00


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Mossdancer

John Primble Belknap HDW & MFG Co. 5390 ☆ Goods Honour Stockman Knife c.1940-1968

John Primble Belknap HDW & MFG Co. 5390 ☆ Goods Honour Stockman Knife c.1940-1968

John Primble Belknap HDW & MFG Co. 5390 ☆ Goods Honour Stockman Knife c.1940-1968 - Etched "John Primble Finest Steel" With Shield in Middle - Bone Ha..
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Item # 21468

$59.95


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Sanders Knives

John Primble Louisville KY Made in USA Authorized Reproduction Red Bone Copperhead Knife

John Primble Louisville KY Made in USA Authorized Reproduction Red Bone Copperhead Knife

John Primble Louisville KY Made in USA Authorized Reproduction (Bluegrass Cutlery) Red Bone Copperhead Knife - Genuine Red Bone Handles - No Cracks - ..
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Item # 21462

$49.95


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Sanders Knives

Kabar Jack

Kabar Jack

MAKER:   Kabar PATTERN:   Jack LENGTH (Closed):   3-3/8” BOLSTERS:   Nickel silver HANDLES:   Yellow celluloid BLADES:   Clip & pen blades..
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Item # 21157

$20.00


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Orvet Customs

J. Primble Belknap  Genuine  Antique Ivory   Germany

J. Primble Belknap Genuine Antique Ivory Germany

J Primble Belknap made in Germany. Genuine Antique Ivory in scrip on back of Master Blade. Never Carried or Sharpened. Ivory Handles are Chip & Crack ..
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Item # 20511

$225.00


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Kennedy Knives

John Primble with Smooth Black Synthetic Covers in Near Mint Condition (775)

John Primble with Smooth Black Synthetic Covers in Near Mint Condition (775)

    We are pleased to offer this John Primble pocket knife with Smooth Black Synthetic Covers in Near Mint Condition. Please use the following link (h..
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Item # 20221

$60.00


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Cosgrove Cutlery

Belknap Inc. Louisville, KY BG-3 USA Third Edition Commemorative Blue Grass Barlow Knife

Belknap Inc. Louisville, KY BG-3 USA Third Edition Commemorative Blue Grass Barlow Knife

Belknap Inc. Louisville, KY BG-3 USA Third Edition Commemorative Blue Grass Barlow Knife in Box - Etched - Serial # 1520 - Delrin Handles - No Cracks ..
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Item # 20124

$59.95


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Sanders Knives

John Primble By Blue Grass Cutlery

John Primble By Blue Grass Cutlery

John Primble By Blue Grass Cutlery Reverse Gunstock .Pattern # JP 5372 G  Antique Green Bone . It has a lot going for it Fluted Nickle Silver Bolsters..
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Item # 19534

$75.00


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Kennedy Knives

John Primble Unofficial Scout With Brown Bone Covers 3 5/8

John Primble Unofficial Scout With Brown Bone Covers 3 5/8" Long (138)

We are pleased to offer this John Primble Unofficial Scout pocket knife in Excellent Condition.  This 4-Blade 3 5/8" long pocket knife has wonderful B..
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Item # 18915

$50.00


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Cosgrove Cutlery

John Primble Unofficial Scout With Brown Bone Covers 3 5/8

John Primble Unofficial Scout With Brown Bone Covers 3 5/8" Long (137)

We are pleased to offer this John Primble Unofficial Scout pocket knife in Excellent Condition.  This 4-Blade 3 5/8" long pocket knife has wonderful B..
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Item # 18914

$50.00


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Cosgrove Cutlery

John Primble Unofficial Scout With Brown Bone Covers 3 5/8

John Primble Unofficial Scout With Brown Bone Covers 3 5/8" Long (136)

We are pleased to offer this John Primble Unofficial Scout pocket knife in Very Good Condition.  This 4-Blade 3 5/8" long pocket knife has wonderful B..
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Item # 18913

$40.00


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Cosgrove Cutlery

John Primble Belknap Hdw. & Mfg. Co. (Boker) Model 5921 Saw Cut Bone Barlow Knife c.1940-1968

John Primble Belknap Hdw. & Mfg. Co. (Boker) Model 5921 Saw Cut Bone Barlow Knife c.1940-1968

John Primble Belknap Hdw. & Mfg. Co. (Boker) Model 5921 Long Pull Saw Cut Bone Barlow Knife c.1940-1968 - Genuine Saw Cut Bone Handles - Rear Center R..
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Item # 13939

$75.00


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Sanders Knives

Belknap Louisville KY 5721 Saw Cut Bone 2 Blade Barlow Knife "John Primble"

Belknap Louisville KY 5721 Saw Cut Bone 2 Blade Barlow Knife "John Primble"

Belknap Louisville KY 5721 Saw Cut Bone 2 Blade Barlow Knife "John Primble"  - Genuine Saw Cut Bone Handles - No Cracks - Iron Bolsters - Iron Liners ..
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Item # 13800

$74.95


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Sanders Knives

John Primble Belknap Louisville KY Blue Grass Saw Cut Delrin 5722 Barlow Knife

John Primble Belknap Louisville KY Blue Grass Saw Cut Delrin 5722 Barlow Knife

John Primble Belknap Louisville KY Blue Grass Saw Cut Delrin 5722 Barlow Knife - Saw Cut Delrin Handles - No Cracks - Iron Bolsters and Liners - Snaps..
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Item # 7376

$59.95


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Sanders Knives

John Primble Belknap Inc. Red Bone American Game Bird Series 403B & 404B Stockman Knife Set in Box

John Primble Belknap Inc. Red Bone American Game Bird Series 403B & 404B Stockman Knife Set in Box

John Primble Belknap Inc. Lou. KY Made in Germany Red Bone American Game Bird Series 403B & 404B Stockman Knife Set in Box - 1 of 500 - Serial # 015 -..
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Item # 7215

$149.95


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Sanders Knives

John Primble Belknap Inc. USA Peachseed Jigged Delrin Model 702 Medium Jack Knife

John Primble Belknap Inc. USA Peachseed Jigged Delrin Model 702 Medium Jack Knife

John Primble Belknap Inc. USA Peachseed Jigged Delrin Model 702 Medium Jack Knife - Peachseed Jigged Delrin Handles - No Cracks - Nickel Silver Bolste..
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Item # 7050

$34.95


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Sanders Knives

John Primble Belknap Louisville KY Blue Grass Saw Cut Delrin 5724 Barlow Knife

John Primble Belknap Louisville KY Blue Grass Saw Cut Delrin 5724 Barlow Knife

John Primble Belknap Louisville KY Blue Grass Saw Cut Delrin 5724 Barlow Knife - Saw Cut Delrin Handles - No Cracks - Iron Bolsters and Liners - Snaps..
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Item # 6993

$74.95


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Sanders Knives

Belknap Inc. Louisville, KY BG-3 USA Third Edition Commemorative Blue Grass Barlow Knife

Belknap Inc. Louisville, KY BG-3 USA Third Edition Commemorative Blue Grass Barlow Knife

Belknap Inc. Louisville, KY BG-3 USA Third Edition Commemorative Blue Grass Barlow Knife in Box - Etched - Serial # 0229 - Delrin Handles - No Cracks ..
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Item # 6677

$79.95


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Sanders Knives

John Primble Maysville KY USA Wood 2478 Barlow Knife c.1968-1985

John Primble Maysville KY USA Wood 2478 Barlow Knife c.1968-1985

John Primble Maysville KY USA Wood 2478 Barlow Knife c.1968-1985 - Etched - Wood Handles - No Cracks - Nickel Silver Bolsters - Brass Liners - Snaps O..
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Item # 6597

$59.95


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Sanders Knives

John Primble Belknap HDW & MFG Co. 5371 ☆ (Boker) Waterfall Large Stockman Knife c.1940-1968

John Primble Belknap HDW & MFG Co. 5371 ☆ (Boker) Waterfall Large Stockman Knife c.1940-1968

John Primble Belknap HDW & MFG Co. 5371 ☆ (Boker) Waterfall Large Stockman Knife c.1940-1968 - Etched - Waterfall Celluloid Handles - No Cracks - Nick..
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Item # 6574

$124.95


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Sanders Knives

John Primble Belknap HDW & MFG Co. 5303 Pearl Pen Knife c.1940-1968

John Primble Belknap HDW & MFG Co. 5303 Pearl Pen Knife c.1940-1968

John Primble Belknap HDW & MFG Co. 5303 Pearl Pen Knife c.1940-1968 - Genuine Mother of Pearl Handles - No Cracks - Nickel Silver Bolsters - Brass Lin..
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Item # 6573

$99.95


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Sanders Knives

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