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help to ID - folding fruit knife

Postby tnjohn » Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:34 pm

anyone seen this 4" folding - pin lock knife ... no name or marking ... JPG file attached ... thanks, JOHN
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Re: help to ID - folding fruit knife

Postby danno50 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:52 pm

tnjohn, that is a "folding specialized pocket instrument" (description by Miller Bro's). This link below will take you to a pic of one I posted sometime ago, the post below is Miller Bro's reply to what it is. One of the blades on yours is similar to mine, but the other is different.

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Re: help to ID - folding fruit knife

Postby » Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:11 pm

They are folding surgical instruments.

Each blade had a specialized purpose.

Look at Levine's Guide, page 299.

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Re: help to ID - folding fruit knife

Postby schmoozer » Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:36 am

It is called a "Bistourie", a civil-war era folding scalpel. Just sold one on eBay not too long ago. ... calpel.jpg

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