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QTCut5 wrote:Have enjoyed looking at all you guys' beautiful Cheetahs. I first started collecting the smaller Case XX 1 1/2 Cheetah Cub and quickly moved into full size 11 1/2 Cheetahs, at one time boasting a collection numbering in the 100's of each pattern in every possible handle scale ever made scanning several decades. Then I hit on hard times and was forced to slowly sell off most of them (some of which look suspiciously like ones I see in some of your photos!). Fortunately, I was able to hang onto a few cherished pieces, but I'm telling ya, even to this day, all these years later, I miss those others like an arm or a leg...they were such a part of me. To show my appreciation for all your posts, I'm including some photos of a few that I still have for your viewing pleasure (knife porn as my wife calls it). Most of the Cheetahs I have now are newer (from the 21st century) because once I got back on my feet I started collecting again, but I will always have a special place in my heart for the models from 1970's when I first fell in love with them and started collecting.
Cheers & Aloha,
BDNX wrote:2004 or 2005 blue bone Cheetah...
zp4ja wrote:Your file/pic comment mentions the knife has no model stamp but I can see fairly clearly in your last pic (and the second one) that it does have the pile side model stamp that I would expect, "5111-1/2LSSP". The small stamp stag Cheetahs and or 70's stag 5111-1/2LSSP have a pretty small model number stamp. Either way it is a beautiful knife!
QTCut5 wrote:zp4ja wrote:Your file/pic comment mentions the knife has no model stamp but I can see fairly clearly in your last pic (and the second one) that it does have the pile side model stamp that I would expect, "5111-1/2LSSP". The small stamp stag Cheetahs and or 70's stag 5111-1/2LSSP have a pretty small model number stamp. Either way it is a beautiful knife!
You are absolutely right. Boy, do I have egg on my face! I don't know what I was thinking (or drinking) when I made that comment...the model number is right there plain as day! I think my age is starting to play tricks on my eyesight and mock my sanity. Thanks for setting the record straight.
Cheers & Aloha,
Mumbleypeg wrote:Q, you've got a really nice collection of Cheetah's going. You're right about that Curly Green Oak, it's beautiful! Not being so much into the "newer" knives myself, I am certainly missing out in some great stuff. My meager knife budget usually goes to the pre-1970's knives and then there's nothing left for the newer ones. May have to change my thinking.
Jerry my friend, you continue to amaze me with the quality and diversity of your collection. Seems like no matter what knife is the subject of the thread, you've got em! I really enjoy seeing them, so keep em coming! When I grow up I want to be just like you!
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