mystery knife brand.. at least to me

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mystery knife brand.. at least to me

Postby nativek » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:04 pm

I have a small pocket knife. I have had it for a number of years and cannot recall where it came from. Has anyone ever heard of a knife brand / company called pirat?... this is written across the blade and stamp on the bottom at bolster is E122. Does any one have info on it?

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Re: mystery knife brand.. at least to me

Postby Dinadan » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:17 pm

I have never heard of it. A couple of photos showing the whole knife and the stamp or etches might help.

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Re: mystery knife brand.. at least to me

Postby TwoFlowersLuggage » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:24 pm

Like this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kxD056UFbU

Sometimes what is stamped on the blade is not the brand name, it might mean "steel" or "stainless" or something like that in whatever language the steel came from. Or, sometimes it is a city or region where that knife came from. For example, some Italian stilettos are stamped "INOX" and "Milano", signifying the blade is stainless and from the city of Milano, which is known for it's cutlery.

Edit: According to google translate, "Pirat" is Romanian for Pirate... ::shrug::
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Re: mystery knife brand.. at least to me

Postby nativek » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:31 pm

here are a couple pictures
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Re: mystery knife brand.. at least to me

Postby nativek » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:43 pm

Thanks for the welcome

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Re: mystery knife brand.. at least to me

Postby TwoFlowersLuggage » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:57 pm

I'm going to guess Pakistan - just based on the file work on the spine and the multi-colored handle.
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Re: mystery knife brand.. at least to me

Postby nativek » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:50 am

Pakistan was my guess but the name was throwing me off and the little knife is really very nice and very sharp and seems well-made detail wise. and not to knock all knives from Pakistan but are they any Pakistan brands better than others.

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Re: mystery knife brand.. at least to me

Postby FRJ » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:42 am

nativek wrote: knives from Pakistan but are they any Pakistan brands better than others.


Welcome nativek.
In my opinion some are worse than others. ::nod::
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Re: mystery knife brand.. at least to me

Postby Mumbleypeg » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:11 am

nativek wrote:not to knock all knives from Pakistan but are they any Pakistan brands better than others.

Welcome to AAPK nativek. I don't recall ever seeing a discussion of Pakistan brands, or their relative merits. ::skeptic:: This should be interesting. ::hmm::

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Re: mystery knife brand.. at least to me

Postby nativek » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:43 am

thanks, guys for the info!

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Re: mystery knife brand.. at least to me

Postby XX Case XX » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:57 pm

FRJ wrote:In my opinion some are worse than others.


That's what I like about you Joe, straight to the point... ::tu::

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Re: mystery knife brand.. at least to me

Postby sam eib » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:11 pm

If you see an Italian style stiletto marked Milano it's from the orient.

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Re: mystery knife brand.. at least to me

Postby TwoFlowersLuggage » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:32 pm

sam eib wrote:If you see an Italian style stiletto marked Milano it's from the orient.


Doh! You are correct - I was actually thinking of the AGA Campolin knives from Maniago, not Milano... ::dang::

http://www.agacampolin.com/classic-stiletto.html
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