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More information about this knife?

Postby Frymezim » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:28 am

Well i just bought this knife in a antique store and i went online to search about it but all i found was that it may be a "jowika republic of ireland knife", i saw some same designs but i didn't see any with a 3 leaf clover or a taurus sign(if i am not mistaken) so if anyone knows anything about it can you please tell me.
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Re: More informationabout this knife?

Postby Sharpnshinyknives » Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:08 pm

Welcome to AAPK. I’m no expert on Imperial Ireland knives. I do own one. These were made back in the 70’s and early 80’s for Imperial. The quality is actually quite good on these Ireland made knives. I wouldn’t call them an antique, just my opinion. I have listed the one I have on Ebay several times and couldn’t get 10 dollars for it, so I kept it and use it.
Hope you weren’t looking for someone to tell you it’s worth a lot of money? That’s a hobo knife. The stainless is very good quality. I see the handle has started to shrink and pull away from the bolster. You might check on here for information on revitalizing that wooden handle. It’s really a nice knife.
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Re: More information about this knife?

Postby Frymezim » Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:48 pm

Yeah it didn't look that old i just thought that the signs could mean something either way wasnt a fan of selling it because it looked quite good.

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Re: More information about this knife?

Postby kootenay joe » Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:31 pm

I agree with Ssk: older knife but not antique, not sought after by knife collectors but perfectly usable especially in a picnic situation or on a road trip if you have brought some food along.
The shamrock is a symbol Imperial Ireland often used to ID it's products. The other symbol i have not seen before but it is stylish and adds interest.
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