US Navy WW1 issue seamans jack

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US Navy WW1 issue seamans jack

Postby stockman » Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:44 pm

Challenge Cutlery Co. Bridgeport Conn. 3 3/4" Two blade rope blade and manicure blade with shackle. 1/2 stops tight knife. Pretty bone old Rogers I think. Tip of manicure has been reprofiled. No cracks good snap. Nice old knife. Sold as is because of the reprofiled manicure blade. $45.00 + shipping. Pictures should enlarge.

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Re: US Navy WW1 issue seamans jack

Postby Paladin » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:33 pm

Very nice!
I have never understood the logic of putting a manicure blade on a rope knife. ::shrug:: It seems the common practice to do so.

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Re: US Navy WW1 issue seamans jack

Postby olderdogs1 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:34 pm

I have heard that the reason for the manicure blade was the spread of disease among the troops by unsanitary nails. The standard issue of the manicure blade was to help these conditions according to what I understand.

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Re: US Navy WW1 issue seamans jack

Postby kootenay joe » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:17 am

Just as out fingernails can get broken & jagged from trying to open a tight knife, sailors 100 years ago similarly broke fingernails on heavy rope knots and much manual labor. The ability to file smooth a jagged broken fingernail allowed the sailor to fully use his hands again. A partially broken off fingernail really gets in the way. We all know the unpleasant feeling and the sense of relief when the nail gets trimmed smooth.
This is in addition to what Tom has posted above.
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Re: US Navy WW1 issue seamans jack

Postby ratlesnake75 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:40 pm

I'll take the knife if its still for sale
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Re: US Navy WW1 issue seamans jack

Postby stockman » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:54 pm

ratlesnake75 wrote:I'll take the knife if its still for sale
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Re: US Navy WW1 issue seamans jack

Postby stockman » Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:14 pm

Sold

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Re: US Navy WW1 issue seamans jack

Postby wilkere » Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:26 pm

Nice blade!


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