Anyone Know How to Describe This One?

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Anyone Know How to Describe This One?

Postby A&E » Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:14 am

Trying to sell this on ebay and have NO idea what it is. I googled "long skinny pocket knife" and found some knives called "melon knives" which seem pretty similar. Is that what this is? A melon knife? Any thoughts on date of production?
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Re: Anyone Know How to Describe This One?

Postby glennbad » Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:20 am

Melon knife or fruit sampling knife

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Re: Anyone Know How to Describe This One?

Postby Mumbleypeg » Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:00 am

Correct. AKA a melon tester. Made for cutting a "plug" from a melon.

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Re: Anyone Know How to Describe This One?

Postby treefarmer » Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:18 am

Some times they are also called fruit knives (like in citrus fruit) and also I seem them referred to a sausage knives a few times.
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Re: Anyone Know How to Describe This One?

Postby knife7knut » Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:22 am

Also called a sausage knife. Most have advertising imprinted on the handles related to the food industry. Some are two bladed and have a serrated secondary blade.Most have no bolsters but some have one or both bolsters. I have one that has three blades;the third one being a tiny folding fork that rests in the opposite end.I don't see many made in Europe;most are made by either Schrade or Colonial in the USA.Collectability isn't real high but they are interesting knives.
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Re: Anyone Know How to Describe This One?

Postby A&E » Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:30 am

Thank you everyone! Such knowledge in this forum. I never cease to be amazed.
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Re: Anyone Know How to Describe This One?

Postby Mumbleypeg » Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:49 am

Utica Kutmaster still makes them. I have one somewhere with a seed company's logo on it, that came "free" with my seed order shipment a couple of years ago.

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Re: Anyone Know How to Describe This One?

Postby XX Case XX » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:59 pm

Melon Tester is what I call it.

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Re: Anyone Know How to Describe This One?

Postby Old Folder » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:31 pm

A lot of "Melon Tester" info on the below thread within "General Knife Discussion" Eric. ::nod::
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Re: Anyone Know How to Describe This One?

Postby Steve Warden » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:01 pm

I have two, but I've never carried either one.
Any of you guys ever carry one?
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Re: Anyone Know How to Describe This One?

Postby OLDE CUTLER » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:09 pm

Steve Warden wrote:I have two, but I've never carried either one.
Any of you guys ever carry one?


I too have seen these called sausage knives. I see them around our area at flea markets with the name of our local meat packing company from back in the day "John Morrell" in advertising. I actually did carry one of those back in my younger days. When I used to wear the tall "Dingo" boots back in the 1970s, I fashioned a carry space between the outer leather and lining at the top of the right boot to slip one of these into.
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Re: Anyone Know How to Describe This One?

Postby SteelMyHeart85420 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:08 pm

Well, we need more pics, boys....it's what we do!
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Re: Anyone Know How to Describe This One?

Postby knife7knut » Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:29 pm

Here are a few. The three blade one is stamped Geller Rostfrei.
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Re: Anyone Know How to Describe This One?

Postby Mumbleypeg » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:23 pm

Here's one.

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Re: Anyone Know How to Describe This One?

Postby SteelMyHeart85420 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:00 pm

Dat looks awfully familiar...


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