Knife Identification

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Re: Knife Identification navaja

Postby Cookyboy1 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:03 am

Hi liking these photos of these navaja knives.I am on holiday at the moment in Spain and 2 days ago decided to go to gibraltar for the day..found a few shopseconds selling .S. A. K. s was thinking about buyang one when I came across an antique shop. Had a good look inside and noticed this old knife. Eventually found the owner out the back of the shop repairing an antique chair.I asked about the knife and he said it's very old.it's 7" closed 14"0pen and 2" deep when closed. Has no back spring and has horn handle so I asked how much it was .£35 he said I offered him £30 and he was happy with that.anyway just a short story to say how I came across this knife.here are some photos I've taken
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Re: Knife Identification

Postby csurge33 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:52 pm

Hello!
I purchased this pocket knife at a small flea market in Italy a few weeks back. I'm hoping to identify it's manufacturer, estimated age or country of origin. INOX is stamped on the blade but that's the only apparent marking. Obviously the inlays are long since missing. Any help in identifying would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: Knife Identification

Postby knife7knut » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:49 am

csurge33 wrote:Hello!
I purchased this pocket knife at a small flea market in Italy a few weeks back. I'm hoping to identify it's manufacturer, estimated age or country of origin. INOX is stamped on the blade but that's the only apparent marking. Obviously the inlays are long since missing. Any help in identifying would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you for your time!

The handle is reminiscent of an older Kershaw knife.
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Re: Knife Identification

Postby Sasquach » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:52 am

csurge33 wrote:Hello!
I purchased this pocket knife at a small flea market in Italy a few weeks back. I'm hoping to identify it's manufacturer, estimated age or country of origin. INOX is stamped on the blade but that's the only apparent marking. Obviously the inlays are long since missing. Any help in identifying would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you for your time!

The "INOX" stamp would lead me to think it's of European or Scandinavian manufacture....but that's just a semi-educated guess.
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Re: Knife Identification

Postby jerryd6818 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:42 am

Of course, INOX translated means "Stainless Steel".

From the picture, the handles appear to be brass or bronze. What say you? I can't see if there is any evidence of glue having been in the handle dwells so there may have never been inserts. France being right next door, I suppose it could be French but it doesn't look like any French knife I've ever seen (not that I've seen a lot). On the other hand, since you picked it up in Italy, that would be my knee jerk guess as to origin. In that part of the world, it could have come from any one of a bunch of countries.

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Re: Knife Identification

Postby csurge33 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:58 pm

Thank you for the warm welcome and input!

Jerryd6818, the handle is brass and there was glue residue in the handle dwells.

Thanks knife7knut. I'll look into Kershaws.

*update - there appears to be the faintest remnants of a small leaping tiger (full body side view - maybe 3/4" long) etched into the blade. Here's the best photo we could get of it.
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Re: Knife Identification

Postby Sasquach » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:46 pm

csurge33 wrote:Thank you for the warm welcome and input!

Jerryd6818, the handle is brass and there was glue residue in the handle dwells.

Thanks knife7knut. I'll look into Kershaws.

*update - there appears to be the faintest remnants of a small leaping tiger (full body side view - maybe 3/4" long) etched into the blade. Here's the best photo we could get of it.

Mercator, Solingen Germany maybe? They made (make?) a knife called the black cat with a leaping cat on the metal handle. I don't know if they used that mark on any other models or not.
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Re: Knife Identification

Postby csurge33 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:27 pm

Thank you Sasquatch! The black cat mark does look very similar. Great clue!


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