Custom or Kit Knife

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Custom or Kit Knife

Postby NAllen731 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:52 pm

I picked this up a while back. The knife is unmarked, it came in a Kinfolks sheath. I think it is custom made or maybe from a you build it kit. Any ideas?

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Re: Custom or Kit Knife

Postby gino » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:13 pm

Doesn’t look like a knife kit knife to me its
Hard to tell from the pics without holding in hand but maybe just a homemade re handle job
Cool interesting looking knife though
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Re: Custom or Kit Knife

Postby terryl308 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:43 pm

Looks home made to me, not many custom makers use slotted screws for handle pins. If it was heat treated right it is probably a good user. ::tu:: Terry
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Re: Custom or Kit Knife

Postby NAllen731 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:57 pm

It is solid little knife. I found the use of screws interesting as well, they are actually threaded into the tang. If you look at both sides of the knife you will see they are offset.

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Re: Custom or Kit Knife

Postby kootenay joe » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:54 pm

I say made by a guy who knew what he was doing and this is far from his first effort. Kind of guy who made them for friends, so a knife maker but not his only line of work.
I have seen & have here somewhere similar knives: fairly heavy stock & handle with big screws with the 'home made' look. Blade might be modified from a production knife. My thought is that these were made in 1940's & '50's ? total guess.
Neat knife and tough like heck i bet.
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