Knives incorporating coins? "Lucky Farthing" knife, 1932

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Knives incorporating coins? "Lucky Farthing" knife, 1932

Postby Iain1211 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:06 am

I picked this up for a few pounds at a flea market recently. It's a Lucky Farthing knife, with a George V, 1932 farthing. A British farthing is a quarter of a penny in old money, written (¼d). Pre 1971 there were 240 pennies to the pound, so a farthing was 1/960 of a pound sterling. Very logical!
The coin is bronze, and the knife, Sheffield steel. Love the Richards brand lamp-post tang. Are there are coin knife equivalents out there in other counties, I wonder?
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Re: Knives incorporating coins? "Lucky Farthing" knife, 1932

Postby knife7knut » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:06 pm

I have a near identical one except for the date on the coin;mine is dated 1948.
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Re: Knives incorporating coins? "Lucky Farthing" knife, 1932

Postby Iain1211 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:04 pm

Nice one! When I first got it, I didn't think it was very practical as a knife because of the way the blade doesn't fold away fully, but actually it snaps in tight against the coin and is a handy little knife.

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Re: Knives incorporating coins? "Lucky Farthing" knife, 1932

Postby XX Case XX » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:06 pm

knife7knut wrote:I have a near identical one except for the date on the coin;mine is dated 1948.

I think you have at least one of every knife known to Man... ::nod::

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Re: Knives incorporating coins? "Lucky Farthing" knife, 1932

Postby knife7knut » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:23 pm

XX Case XX wrote:I think you have at least one of every knife known to Man... ::nod::
I'm trying but haven't quite achieved that........yet! lol Thanks for the kind words.
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Re: Knives incorporating coins? "Lucky Farthing" knife, 1932

Postby Old Folder » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:28 pm

Iain1211 wrote:I picked this up for a few pounds at a flea market recently. It's a Lucky Farthing knife, with a George V, 1932 farthing. A British farthing is a quarter of a penny in old money, written (¼d). Pre 1971 there were 240 pennies to the pound, so a farthing was 1/960 of a pound sterling. Very logical!
The coin is bronze, and the knife, Sheffield steel. Love the Richards brand lamp-post tang. Are there are coin knife equivalents out there in other counties, I wonder?
Iain


Not a coin Lain, but 1g of 999.9 gold within my ole Swiss Army Knife.
One Gram of golds melt value at today's (12/06/17) latest gold price index is $40.66 usd = £30.66.
Or = 1,4716.8 Pre1971 Hay Pennies? (Makes it sound as if I have more by using this equivalency valuation). ::nod::
Feel free to correct me if my valuation equivalencies are incorrect.
This is the only Gold I own. I am a very wealthy man. ::ds::
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Re: Knives incorporating coins? "Lucky Farthing" knife, 1932

Postby Iain1211 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:41 pm

Wow that's some seriously impressive bling there! ::tu:: very nice. :)


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