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New here- have a mystery knife

Post by tommyquinn » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:29 am

Hi All, I’m new here- first post. I like knives of all kinds- culinary, folding, fixed, anything interesting.
I was just given a folding knife with no discernible identifying marks. Looks like a horn or bone handle, and it’s fairly hefty. Handle is about 4-1/2”, blade about 3-5/8”. I’d dig any ideas or leads on who made this. Thanks, Tommy
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Re: New here- have a mystery knife

Post by FRJ » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:32 am

Welcome here, Tommy.
Pretty sure your knife was made in Japan.

It looks like it is in better condition than most I have seen, including mine.
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Re: New here- have a mystery knife

Post by cudgee » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:37 am

Welcome aboard mate. :) ::tu:: I cannot help you with your knife, i am only learning myself. ::dang:: But someone will know. ::handshake::

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Re: New here- have a mystery knife

Post by tommyquinn » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:47 am

Thanks for the welcome and the info. Japan sounds like it. I got this and some others from my friend and father-in-law who was a Marine, deployed in Okinawa, Japan, the Phillippines in the 50's He may have gotten it there. I heard hundreds of his stories but this one slipped through the cracks.

He left me a few other very cool knives, one of them being a USMC WWII Kabar- incredible.Thanks again, Tommy

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Re: New here- have a mystery knife

Post by tommyquinn » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:48 am

Thanks for the welcome and the info. Japan sounds like it. I got this and some others from my friend and father-in-law who was a Marine, deployed in Okinawa, Japan, the Phillippines in the 50's He may have gotten it there. I heard hundreds of his stories but this one slipped through the cracks.

He left me a few other very cool knives, one of them being a USMC WWII Kabar- incredible.Thanks again, Tommy

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Re: New here- have a mystery knife

Post by tommyquinn » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:51 am

Oops sorry I posted the same thing twice. Getting the hang of the forum, sorry

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Re: New here- have a mystery knife

Post by cudgee » Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:13 am

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Re: New here- have a mystery knife

Post by knife7knut » Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:25 am

Definitely of Japanese origin right after WWII.What gives it away is the jigging pattern(looks like a series of diamonds similar to checkering on guns)and the brass bolsters. Many of them were unmarked but it might have been made by Ameke or Mitsoboshi who were two of the manufacturers of that era.Looks like a decent knife unlike a lot of the multi-blades that flowed out of there at the time.
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Re: New here- have a mystery knife

Post by kootenay joe » Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:45 am

The look of the jigged bone shows knife to be from Japan made not too long after WW II, 1950's, maybe to early '60's. More commonly seen are multiblade knives with spoon and fork in both a small and large size. There are pictures of these knives posted somewhere here in AAPK. If you find these pics you will recognize that the handles have the same jigged bone as your knife.
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Re: New here- have a mystery knife

Post by tommyquinn » Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:02 am

Thanks everyone. From what you folks have told me I'm deducing that that my father-in-law picked it up while deployed in Asia in early-mid-50's. He also left me a few TL-29s, those electrician's knives. He did printing and photo-lithography so they were probably issued to him.

I appreciate your help. As I'm trying to piece together parts of his life, the knives he acquired are a part of that picture. Plus he was into fishing , so there are those knives.

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Re: New here- have a mystery knife

Post by FRJ » Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:33 am

We would love to see more pictures of your knives if you can, Tommy. ::nod::
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Re: New here- have a mystery knife

Post by tommyquinn » Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:05 am

Hey Joe,

Here are a few of my pocket knives.
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Re: New here- have a mystery knife

Post by tommyquinn » Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:27 am

Then there’s this one. Not exactly a pocket knife...Joe, please let me know if there’s a better forum to post these pics in. Tommy
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Re: New here- have a mystery knife

Post by 1967redrider » Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:36 am

You've been bitten! I've seen that tickler with the Pointer dog on the cover of a reference book somewhere, pretty cool! ::tu::
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Re: New here- have a mystery knife

Post by tommyquinn » Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:48 am

I like that tickler a lot. Feels good in my hand and takes a sharp edge. Of course I gave a bit of blood taking the shots- typical for me

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