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Postby Steamlab » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:53 pm

Can anyone provide some information abou this old Thornton pocket knife?

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Postby btrwtr » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:03 pm

Thornton knives date c. 1944-1949. They are not high quality knives and don't command much money with the exception of the picture handled knives they made. The picture handles were actual photographs under a layer of clear celluloid. The nude or cheesecake type photos will bring the most money.
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Postby OLDE CUTLER » Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:17 am

I have one just like yours with red handles that is 3 5/16" overall length closed. I paid $3 for it at the local fleamarket. I believe the pattern would be called a shadow pen, as the pins go thru the handles and it has no bolsters.
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Postby doglegg » Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:44 am

I have a green handled one. I gave $3 for mine at a garage sale. ::tu::

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Postby OLDE CUTLER » Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:09 am

doglegg wrote:I have a green handled one. I gave $3 for mine at a garage sale. ::tu::


I think that establishes that they are worth about $3. lol
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Postby doglegg » Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:24 am

OC we must shop the same places with the same budget. ::nod::


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