Gust. Melcher

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Gust. Melcher

Postby FRJ » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:20 am

Gust. Melcher, Solingen, Ohligs, Germany.

Quite the well built pearl pen knife. Very precisely built. 2 7/8".
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Re: Gust. Melcher

Postby espn77 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:33 am

That's awsome. For whatever reason I really like a scissor in a knife. Yours looks top notch. I only have one.

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Re: Gust. Melcher

Postby BWT » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:07 am

Very nice Joe, thanks for sharing.
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Re: Gust. Melcher

Postby FRJ » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:39 am

Thank you, Keith and Bill.

And those scissors snip very nicely.
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Re: Gust. Melcher

Postby philco » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:08 am

Looks like a fine piece of cutlery. ::tu::
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Re: Gust. Melcher

Postby danno50 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:58 am

That's a beauty, Joe! ::tu::
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Re: Gust. Melcher

Postby FRJ » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:13 am

Thank you Phil and Dan. ::tu::
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Re: Gust. Melcher

Postby woodwalker » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:25 am

Thats a little dandy Joe! Milled liners to boot!

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Re: Gust. Melcher

Postby btrwtr » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:38 pm

Beautiful little knife Joe! The skill level it takes to make pearl gems like this is hard to comprehend and in my mind has to be considered when buying old factory made knives. I've built some multi-blades but knives like this are far beyond my ability. Very few of today's custom makers are capable of such work.
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Re: Gust. Melcher

Postby FRJ » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:42 pm

Thank you woodwalker and Wayne.

Wayne, your comments are very much appreciated here by me and others who might find this thread in research in the future.
To look this knife over with a lighted loupe, and any knife really, is very instructional and entertaining. Highly recommended to all.

This knife was abused to some degree. Much small surface pitting and a few small chips out of the blades, but I find it interesting that the
blades/scissors were some how processed or bead blasted. Acid washed? No sign of polishing whatsoever. The spring surface in the blade well appear to be shiney.

Thanks for looking.
Joe


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