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Odd Knife

Post by just bob » Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:22 pm

I contacted this seller and suggested he had a ball pull knife. He says he checked and it isn't like that. Any other ideas?


https://www.ebay.com/itm/294031725920?V ... 4031725920
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Re: Odd Knife

Post by btrwtr » Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:50 pm

Bob, could be it was a pull ball of some type but no longer works. I certainly has the look af a pull ball but I can see no blade tip cover or throw spring in the pics. If a non-working pull ball no makers marks and $150 is one of many eBay fishing expeditions.

Could be as he says and it is a rotary phone dial assist knife. They did make pens and pencils for this but I've never heard of or seen a knife. ::shrug::
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Re: Odd Knife

Post by stockman » Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:43 pm

It has a nail nick.

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Re: Odd Knife

Post by doglegg » Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:30 pm

I remember ball point pens with a ball like that on them for use when dialing a phone, especially in offices. ::shrug::

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Re: Odd Knife

Post by peanut740 » Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:04 pm

The ball looks too large to go into the dial.
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Re: Odd Knife

Post by knife7knut » Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:39 pm

Looks like a pipe knife for tamping down tobacco in a pipe bowl.
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Re: Odd Knife

Post by Madmarco » Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:45 pm

peanut740 wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:04 pm
The ball looks too large to go into the dial.
..."and, what about cutting one's self while dialing?" 8)
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Re: Odd Knife

Post by TPK » Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:01 pm

Madmarco wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:45 pm
peanut740 wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:04 pm
The ball looks too large to go into the dial.
..."and, what about cutting one's self while dialing?" 8)
Whatever flicks your bic. ::shrug:: ::hmm:: Knock yourself out Buddy! :mrgreen: ::poke::
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Re: Odd Knife

Post by Madmarco » Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:13 pm

TPK wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:01 pm
Madmarco wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:45 pm
peanut740 wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:04 pm
The ball looks too large to go into the dial.
..."and, what about cutting one's self while dialing?" 8)
Whatever flicks your bic. ::shrug:: ::hmm:: Knock yourself out Buddy! :mrgreen: ::poke::
HUH? 8)
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Re: Odd Knife

Post by TPK » Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:28 pm

Madmarco wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:13 pm
TPK wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:01 pm
Madmarco wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:45 pm

..."and, what about cutting one's self while dialing?" 8)
Whatever flicks your bic. ::shrug:: ::hmm:: Knock yourself out Buddy! :mrgreen: ::poke::
HUH? 8)
Dumb joke. Just ignor my strange humor. :mrgreen:
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Re: Odd Knife

Post by Madmarco » Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:44 pm

TPK wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:28 pm
Madmarco wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:13 pm
TPK wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:01 pm


Whatever flicks your bic. ::shrug:: ::hmm:: Knock yourself out Buddy! :mrgreen: ::poke::
HUH? 8)
Dumb joke. Just ignore my strange humor. :mrgreen:
You may have misunderstood my post Tom. I was saying that if you used the ball-end of the knife to dial a call, you might cut yourself on the knife-end of the knife while dialing. Was actually a dumb joke on my part too, and it'll put an end to my career as a comedian! 8)
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Re: Odd Knife

Post by TPK » Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:48 pm

Madmarco wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:44 pm
TPK wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:28 pm
Madmarco wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:13 pm

HUH? 8)
Dumb joke. Just ignore my strange humor. :mrgreen:
You may have misunderstood my post Tom. I was saying that if you used the ball-end of the knife to dial a call, you might cut yourself on the knife-end of the knife while dialing. Was actually a dumb joke on my part too, and it'll put an end to my career as a comedian! 8)
I often make strange jokes. Got it from my mom who got it from her mom & I have successfuly passed this to one of my daughters. ::nod:: ::shrug::
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Re: Odd Knife

Post by Madmarco » Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:57 pm

TPK wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:48 pm
Madmarco wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:44 pm
TPK wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:28 pm


Dumb joke. Just ignore my strange humor. :mrgreen:
You may have misunderstood my post Tom. I was saying that if you used the ball-end of the knife to dial a call, you might cut yourself on the knife-end of the knife while dialing. Was actually a dumb joke on my part too, and it'll put an end to my career as a comedian! 8)
I often make strange jokes. Got it from my mom who got it from her mom & I have successfuly passed this to one of my daughters. ::nod:: ::shrug::
Got it bud! ::handshake:: I'll know for the future should I not understand something you post. 8)
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Re: Odd Knife

Post by just bob » Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:26 pm

Just saw this on Ebay and notice it is made with a lip to fit into the hole on a rotary phone dial. The ball on the knife is not made that way and I'm inclined to agree with the idea the ball wouldn't go into the hole at all. I don't know the purpose of the knife, but think rotary phone aid isn't likely.


https://www.ebay.com/itm/353361738199?c ... G4QAvD_BwE
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Re: Odd Knife

Post by Madmarco » Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:22 am

It says right in the description that it's a rotary phone dialing aid Bob, and, I searched another one and it had the same description. I believe the "lip" is to catch on the edge of the hole, without the ball part fitting into the hole at all, then drag the dial around the face of the phone, but who knows for sure. ::shrug:: 8)
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