At any rate, as you can see, I'm not talking about a valuable collector knife here. I love the old stuff and I love learning about the folks who made them. I'm a carbon steel fan, and love the edge it took.
My Dad was one of a kind. I got him into eBay several years before he passed and he would bid on stuff that would have me scratching my head, like boxes full of busted knives,or knives with big scale cracks, etc. He said, "These knives have character!" And sometimes he'd wind up with a cool surprise. I'm sure this little guy was one of those surprises. Not worth much, but it gave us all something to talk about for a while.