Well..... I bit.... hook, line and sinker... LOL

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Well..... I bit.... hook, line and sinker... LOL

Post by Meridian_Mike » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:07 pm

I thought I had an unusual 58 OT at first. It was advertised as a "Vintage Old Timer stockman knife, Ulster Knife Company". I always look at the Ulster OTs on the bay, looking for nice examples I can add to my collection. ANYWAY..... This one sure did look unusual. The blade complement was wrong. Hmmmmmm, I got it for a good price...... $11 shipped.
Well, this morning AFTER paying...LOL.... I took a GOOD LOOK at this guy. THAT IS WHEN... I see the rocker pin. Not factory and not at all put in very well.
It's a cobbled together knife. Oh well..... I think I will try to clean it, tidy up the rocker pin and carry it. I just hope the blades fit the wells good.
The seller was "theknifeorder" and if that is someone here.... no foul, all is good. I just got an inexpensive lesson. I NEED to examine these "looks too good to be true" knives a little better in the future.

Here she is.....
(Don't laugh...)
ulster 1.jpg
ulster 2.jpg
ulster 3.jpg
ulster 4.jpg
ulster 5.jpg
And the most telling...... check out the rocker pin....
ulster 6.jpg
:D
"...... are you gonna pull those pistols or whistle Dixie?"

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Re: Well..... I bit.... hook, line and sinker... LOL

Post by glennbad » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:12 pm

Don't beat yourself up too bad, we've all been fooled like that. Sometimes more than once... :oops:

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Post by jerryd6818 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:14 pm

Up front, I freely confess I know little to nothing about Old Timers, especially the stockman pattern so please don't judge me too harshly on my question. Did Schrade ever make an Old Timer with a spear main blade? I don't recall ever seeing anything but a clip main blade in them. ::shrug::
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Re: Well..... I bit.... hook, line and sinker... LOL

Post by Meridian_Mike » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:20 pm

jerryd6818 wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:14 pm
Did Schrade ever make an Old Timer with a spear main blade? I don't recall ever seeing anything but a clip main blade in them. ::shrug::
I don't ever recall seeing any Old Timers with a spear main blade. This is probably going to be an Ulster knife with the Old Timer sides on it... (???)

I guess I need to try to find out which Ulster this was... is.... was....
::shrug::
"...... are you gonna pull those pistols or whistle Dixie?"

"You load 16 tons and what do ya get?
another day older and deeper in debt.
Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the company sto'.."

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Post by doglegg » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:40 pm

I wish my mistakes were only $11.00 ones. :roll:

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Post by Doc B » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:49 pm

Amen, to that, Doglegg ::nod::
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Post by jerryd6818 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:55 pm

Even the $10 & $11 mistakes add up. Ask me how I know. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Well..... I bit.... hook, line and sinker... LOL

Post by rea1eye » Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:30 pm

We have all been down this road. At least you have a knife you can sharpen and carry
everywhere under any conditions. If you lose it (god forbid) a little less tears will
be shed.

Bob

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Post by 1967redrider » Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:25 pm

What's wrong with an $11 EDC knife? ::shrug:: I know it's not what you expected but the price was right and I would use it any day. ::nod:: It would be a nice conversation piece to show and talk about with your knife buddies. ::super_happy::
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Post by Jeffinn » Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:32 pm

jerryd6818 wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:55 pm
Even the $10 & $11 mistakes add up. Ask me how I know. :lol: :lol:
LOL! I think we’ve all got a box of “good deals” laying around. Mine usually end up being parts knives (which essentially means that I can’t bring myself to throw them out so I pack them away for some “future use”).
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Re: Well..... I bit.... hook, line and sinker... LOL

Post by Meridian_Mike » Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:18 pm

1967redrider wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:25 pm
What's wrong with an $11 EDC knife? ::shrug::
Well, nothing is wrong I guess.... I just thought I had snagged myself an Ulster mistake. What I got was somebody's attempt at a shoe box assembly of parts. No where on it does the knife actually say "58 OT" even though it is an Ulster with a set of Old Timer handles.

Like I said..... no foul..... Just me saying I need to pay more attention when I buy so I will know what I am getting before the money leaves my hands....

(Just thought y'all might like to learn from my boo-boo...)

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"...... are you gonna pull those pistols or whistle Dixie?"

"You load 16 tons and what do ya get?
another day older and deeper in debt.
Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the company sto'.."

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Post by BatJak » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:09 pm

jerryd6818 wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:55 pm
Even the $10 & $11 mistakes add up. Ask me how I know. :lol: :lol:
How DO you know? ::shrug::
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Post by jerryd6818 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:09 pm

BatJak wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:09 pm
jerryd6818 wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:55 pm
Even the $10 & $11 mistakes add up. Ask me how I know. :lol: :lol:
How DO you know? ::shrug::
Would you like to see the pile that makes my point?? Here's two recent purchases (last couple of weeks). Bought one and then as a test to see if what I thought was true, I went back to the well and got another. ::uc:: It was true. They both have sloppy half-stops. There are others which preceed these two but these were handy and fresh in my memory. Ten bucks apiece including shipping.

Gave one to my buddy today.
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Post by BatJak » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:54 pm

That was awful nice of you, Jerry ::marine_salute::
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Post by jerryd6818 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:53 pm

Thanks Allen. The 1st Sgt said that was a good move. ::woot:: I was just being the guinea pig so no one else would make the same mistake. It's my altruistic side coming out. :roll:

On the bright side, I was showing them to my buddy yesterday and he was admiring it so I offered one to him. He took it but then he's a train guy and not a knife guy. :lol: :lol:
Forged on the anvil of discipline.
The Few. The Proud.
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"The #72 pattern has got to be pretty close to the perfect knife."
--T.J. Murphy 2012

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