Stabber Jack

The Tuna Valley Cutlery Company was an old Pennsylvania brand that was resurrected by Perry Miller in 2007. Perry had several patterns produced by GEC under this name in the later 2000s. In 2012, Daniels Family Knives purchased the Tuna Valley Cutlery name & working stock. Production has since resumed under the direction of Ken Daniels (co-founder of Great Eastern Cutlery) and his son Ryan Daniels.
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Stabber Jack

Post by kootenay joe » Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:52 am

"Stabber Jack" is a term i picked up from Bernard Levine. He defines it as "a stout swell center jack with a saber ground spear master blade". He also uses the term "Stabber pattern" for a "cheap regular jack with a single spear blade".
This 4 1/2" Tuna Valley knife is a sleeveboard shape not swell center, but it is not "cheap". Looking at it i am sure you will agree: single spear point blade with full length saber grind on both sides and it locks into place when open, makes it very capable of stabbing.
Actually this knife is what a Stabber Jack should be with a long saber ground, locking spear point blade.
Thanks to Rookie for telling me of this knife available in a recent Voyles auction.
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Re: Stabber Jack

Post by royal0014 » Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:57 pm

Very nice Joe.
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Re: Stabber Jack

Post by btrwtr » Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:08 pm

I'd certainly call it a stabber jack. Beautiful knife!
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Re: Stabber Jack

Post by Quick Steel » Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:37 pm

Certainly impressive. I think this is the first traditional pocket knife pattern I've seen that looks "weaponly." [May all my English teachers forgive me.]
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Re: Stabber Jack

Post by edge213 » Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:58 pm

Joe, that is a great looking knife.
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Re: Stabber Jack

Post by kootenay joe » Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:23 pm

Thanks for the comments. Does anyone know if Tuna Valley has brought this one out as a Swing Guard ? A guard to protect your hand would make this a "Safety Stabber Jack".
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Re: Stabber Jack

Post by Rookie » Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:43 pm

I was finally able to come across one with the swing guard.
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Re: Stabber Jack

Post by Sharpnshinyknives » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:15 pm

kootenay joe wrote:"Stabber Jack" is a term i picked up from Bernard Levine. He defines it as "a stout swell center jack with a saber ground spear master blade". He also uses the term "Stabber pattern" for a "cheap regular jack with a single spear blade".
This 4 1/2" Tuna Valley knife is a sleeveboard shape not swell center, but it is not "cheap". Looking at it i am sure you will agree: single spear point blade with full length saber grind on both sides and it locks into place when open, makes it very capable of stabbing.
Actually this knife is what a Stabber Jack should be with a long saber ground, locking spear point blade.
Thanks to Rookie for telling me of this knife available in a recent Voyles auction.
kj

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Re: Stabber Jack

Post by kootenay joe » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:40 pm

Rookie, that is a Fantastic looking knife: great design and great Stag, perhaps the best new knife i have seen in 2018.
Made by Queen, right ?
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Re: Stabber Jack

Post by Rookie » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:47 pm

Yes KJ, Queen made. The knife is essentially the same as your ebony version, just with the added guards, and different handle material. They were all made at the same time at Queen in 2012, and all released for sale at the same time. 50 made of each one.
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Re: Stabber Jack

Post by wlf » Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:34 pm

I used to collect some of this pattern and was interested in the Tuna Valleys, with Ryan and Ken being local. Nice ones Rookie and Roland.
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