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Two Questions

Post by just bob » Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:08 pm

What is the correct name for the shield on the knife in the first picture? I thought dog bone, but that doesn't seem to bring up any results. Then the knife in the 2nd picture has a very unusual opener. There is a cap lifter in the lower part, but is part of the top broken off or was it made like this? Is there anything like this on another brand of knives?
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Re: Two Questions

Post by Railsplitter » Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:28 pm

The shield in the first picture is called a Bullock shield.
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Re: Two Questions

Post by just bob » Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:36 pm

Railsplitter wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:28 pm
The shield in the first picture is called a Bullock shield.
Thank you for that! Comes right up on Google and looks as if the shield has been around for a long time.
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Re: Two Questions

Post by 1967redrider » Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:31 pm

Is the cracked ice shell knife related to a radio station? The strangely shaped blade could have something to do with "radio" if so.
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Re: Two Questions

Post by TwoFlowersLuggage » Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:10 pm

Is the edge of the odd blade on the second knife sharp or dull? If it is dull, then my guess is maybe a letter opener? If it is sharp, then maybe a wire stripper?
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Re: Two Questions

Post by just bob » Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:25 pm

I don't own this knife so can't provide much additional info on it. I spotted it and was curious about it. I thought Ray probably had at least 6 of them. Here is a pic of the back.
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Re: Two Questions

Post by Madmarco » Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:31 pm

just bob wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:25 pm
I don't own this knife so can't provide much additional info on it. I spotted it and was curious about it. I thought Ray probably had at least 6 of them. Here is a pic of the back.
Bob! If you look at the base of the odd blade, right above the "B & B/R" on the tang, it appears to be a bottle opener, so the top rounded section might be an old style can-opener. ::shrug:: 8)
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Re: Two Questions

Post by Gone2Three » Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:43 pm

just bob wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:36 pm
Railsplitter wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:28 pm
The shield in the first picture is called a Bullock shield.
Thank you for that! Comes right up on Google and looks as if the shield has been around for a long time.
Were you the lucky guy who won the auction?... I'd love to see some additional pictures if and when it arrives. I was at work when the listing closed ::mdm::

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Re: Two Questions

Post by edge213 » Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:42 pm

Can opener, bottle opener.
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Re: Two Questions

Post by just bob » Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:23 pm

Wow here's another one so it is as made. David I've never seen a can opener with only one tine or prong. Are there others?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-USA-B- ... SwRtlfpDLn
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Re: Two Questions

Post by edge213 » Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:58 pm

I've seen them ,but I can't recall the brands. Seem all have been cheap knives.
I will look around to see if I have one.
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Re: Two Questions

Post by edge213 » Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:16 pm

just bob wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:23 pm
Wow here's another one so it is as made. David I've never seen a can opener with only one tine or prong. Are there others?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-USA-B- ... SwRtlfpDLn
Bob, I do have this one. Its Imperial.
I will keep looking through my accumulation for any others I may have.
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Re: Two Questions

Post by just bob » Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:24 pm

David now that you've posted that I've seen many knives with one prong openers. The knife in the OP just had a way different design - I thought, but that must be what it is a cap lifter and a can opener. I'll bet that was about as handy as a 3rd thumb and probably why that particular style like in the OP never caught on?
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Re: Two Questions

Post by knife7knut » Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:34 pm

just bob wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:25 pm
I don't own this knife so can't provide much additional info on it. I spotted it and was curious about it. I thought Ray probably had at least 6 of them. Here is a pic of the back.
Thanks for the vote of confidence Bob! :mrgreen:
First time I've ever seen a can opener like that;if it is indeed a can opener. There doesn't seem to be any place to lever the blade to open a can.Starting the process might be problematic. The e-Bay one says it was made by B&B which was a distributor of letter openers;knives;and other promotional items.They were not as far as I know manufacturers.I have numerous items by them including a large version of the George Washington knife and a letter opener that has a funny folder knife for a handle. The OP's knife looks like it may have been made by Imperial.
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Re: Two Questions

Post by MT-Vessel » Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:30 am

Is the curved blade for cutting the old school foil/wax/plastic cover off corked wine bottles? Wine.... good idea! ::ds:: My plonk comes in a box or a bottle with threaded cap. ::shrug::
Empty vessels make the most noise...

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