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Tang stamp id help

Post by Nifenoworky » Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:53 pm

Any more experienced collectors here know what manufacturer used this tang stamp? I can not seem to identify this knife. May be something cool... May be junk. Any input would be appreciated.
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Re: Tang stamp id help

Post by Nifenoworky » Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:54 pm

Tang stamp
Tang stamp
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Re: Tang stamp id help

Post by btrwtr » Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:27 pm

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It would be good to have a picture of the knife and the closed size. Looks like it could be custom made but hard to tell from the one picture.
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Post by Nifenoworky » Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:38 pm

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Post by Nifenoworky » Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:39 pm

There are no other markings besides the one pictured.
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Re: Tang stamp id help

Post by Mumbleypeg » Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:46 pm

Hope you don’t mind, a little photo editing does wonders. Maybe someone will recognize this.

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Re: Tang stamp id help

Post by Nifenoworky » Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:55 pm

Sorry I'm not very tech savvy lol
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Re: Tang stamp id help

Post by btrwtr » Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:43 pm

Looks like a citrus knife with the long frame and thin blades. Can't say that I've seen the stamp before so a mystery to me. Frame reminds me of a Schrade Walden SS700.
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Re: Tang stamp id help

Post by Nifenoworky » Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:02 pm

Well that's a start 😃 the only tang stamp I've found that's similar is diamond k knives out of stigler Oklahoma but it's not exact.
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Re: Tang stamp id help

Post by ea42 » Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:41 pm

That K looks a lot like the old Kinfolks K, but theirs was in a circle rather than a diamond.

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Post by Reverand » Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:58 pm

I am not familiar with the tang stamp.
It is hard to tell with the low-resolution pictures, but it looks like the knife handles are not uniform in thickness. If you have the knife sitting on the springs and are looking down at it, I mean, is it thicker in the center than near the bolsters? If so, it may be made in Taiwan or China. I have seen quite a few "no-name" brand knives from that region that are built that way: With swelled center-thickness to the handles, of wide-grained wood.
I am quite possibly wrong, but I believe that it is an Inexpensive import, possibly with a store-brand tang stamp.
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Re: Tang stamp id help

Post by Nifenoworky » Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:24 pm

I was afraid of the same thing reverand. I haven't purchased it yet but i was intrigued by it and thought it best to do a little research before pulling the trigger.
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Re: Tang stamp id help

Post by just bob » Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:38 am

You know what they say about opinions and here's mine. I don't think it is a mass produced imported knife. There are droves of those and their tang stamps are easy to ID. Maybe Italy or from another country with a reputation for inferior products and exported in lesser quantity, but not China or Pakistan. Also consider back when the knife making craze was growing in the 1980's and 90's these fancy handle materials just weren't available. I have a couple of knives from that era made by local knife maker Don Davis who was a machinist at the Alcoa factory in Richmond, Indiana. He used pakkawood on most of his knives and people marveled at his skill. Like Dale once said "handles are where you find them" and back then you couldn't order this fancy material and if you couldn't make your own then you improvised. Today his work is comparable to a knife made in Pakistan. That's just how fast the art has evolved. I'd keep looking. A lot of smart people oh here. I don't have an answer.
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Re: Tang stamp id help

Post by Nifenoworky » Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:48 am

Thanks for your input Bob hopefully someone will know something about it. In the meantime here is my latest score.
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Re: Tang stamp id help

Post by edge213 » Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:28 am

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Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:48 am
Thanks for your input Bob hopefully someone will know something about it. In the meantime here is my latest score.IMG_20210227_162749171.jpgIMG_20210227_162442116.jpg
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