BOYS' KNIVES

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BOYS' KNIVES

Post by Ridgegrass » Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:22 pm

I remember having a "Boy's Knife" in the 1950's. Bought in a local drugstore for 49 or 59 cents. We carried them everywhere, even to school. Played mumblypegs, threw then, whittled sticks, cut up bait, apples, etc.. Nobody got hurt, died, or "put an eye out". They were fun and part of being a boy. Here are some of mine. Left side: Top to bottom: 1) Saxon, Germany, 2-11/16" metal shell, Easy opener. 2) Lenox, Germany, 3" wood
3) Crusader (?) 3-1/4" wood, (anybody know that brand? ) 4) A.W. Wadsworth, Germany. 3-1/4" wood
Right side: All I.K.Co. (Imperial) Mdetal shell, 3" All have iron liners. Enjoy! J.O'.
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Post by kootenay joe » Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:00 pm

Those are all good knives !
I went to school in Montreal in 1950's and many of us boys carried a pocket knife to school, mostly shell handled Imperials because these were inexpensive and available in local hardware stores. The only rule in school was 'don't carve your initials into your desk'.
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Re: BOYS' KNIVES

Post by LongBlade » Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:26 pm

Nice group Ridgegrass ::tu:: ::tu:: ... Here's a link to a thread on AAPK full of boys knives - and don't hesitate to share them on that thread if you like...
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Post by Ridgegrass » Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:09 pm

No link came through..
We also had boots that had a knife pocket in one side . Wow! What an innocent time that was. J.O'.

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Post by knife7knut » Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:21 pm

Here are a few that I have.What I found strange was that two of the IKCO's had clip blades and the other two had spear point blades. The R.Klaas is a bit oversize but I decided to throw it in anyway. The Alterbach has wood handles jigged to look like bone.The L.F.&C. has plain wood handles.The Nymco Japan is uncommon.
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Re: BOYS' KNIVES

Post by LongBlade » Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:40 pm

Ridgegrass wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:09 pm
No link came through..
We also had boots that had a knife pocket in one side . Wow! What an innocent time that was. J.O'.
Sorry forgot to post the link ::facepalm:: ... but here it is : viewtopic.php?f=35&t=53155

I think you may enjoy it...
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Re: BOYS' KNIVES

Post by Mumbleypeg » Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:47 pm

Thanks for the link Lee - reminded me of the great article on boy's knives you wrote for Knife Magazine. I'm going to dig it out and read it again! ::tu::

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Post by Ridgegrass » Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:42 pm

Hey Longblade. It was great, Thanks. J'O'.
I forgot to include my little wooden Shapleigh's.

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Post by LongBlade » Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:09 am

Mumbleypeg wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:47 pm
Thanks for the link Lee - reminded me of the great article on boy's knives you wrote for Knife Magazine. I'm going to dig it out and read it again! ::tu::

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Thanks very much Ken - that's very kind of you ::handshake:: ::tu:: ...
Ridgegrass wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:42 pm
Hey Longblade. It was great, Thanks. J'O'.
I forgot to include my little wooden Shapleigh's.
Glad you enjoyed it J'O'!!
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Re: BOYS' KNIVES

Post by cudgee » Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:12 am

LongBlade wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:40 pm
Ridgegrass wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:09 pm
No link came through..
We also had boots that had a knife pocket in one side . Wow! What an innocent time that was. J.O'.
Sorry forgot to post the link ::facepalm:: ... but here it is : viewtopic.php?f=35&t=53155

I think you may enjoy it...
Thanks for putting the link up, very informative reading. Now i have to get me " A Boys Knife ". ::tu::

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Post by LongBlade » Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:19 am

Thanks Cudgee ::tu:: ::tu:: ... Careful those boys knives are addictive :) ...
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Post by cudgee » Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:13 am

LongBlade wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:19 am
Thanks Cudgee ::tu:: ::tu:: ... Careful those boys knives are addictive :) ...
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Post by LDF Knives » Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:16 pm

Since reminiscing the past when you were Boy's :) I have a A W Wadsworth boy's knife in My LDF Knives Store take a gander! ::drool::

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