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Old knife I inherited I need help with info on

Post by Aliceinchanez996 » Wed Oct 27, 2021 11:05 am

My grandma recently passed away I’m 15 I was left with her collection there’s one particular knife that caught my attention it’s a 100th anniversary Winchester model 1895 how do I know what number of how many knives I have she’s still got original packaging is this a knife I carry or a knife that sits in the packaging collecting value?
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Post by Reverand » Wed Oct 27, 2021 11:50 am

That is a nice looking knife!
Unless there is some engraving or paperwork that states that it is #xx of xxx, then it is not a special production run. What makes the knife special is the previous owner! I may be wrong, but I don't think it has a high collector value.
As far as using it, that is up to you.
If you store it, I would take it out of the box, oil it, and wipe it down every year. Perhaps add a tiny desiccant pack to the box if you live in a humid area.
If you decide to carry it, it will be a constant source of good memories for you.
Whichever way, either one honors her, so do what feels right to you!

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Post by Steve Warden » Wed Oct 27, 2021 12:05 pm

Aliceinchanez996 wrote:
Wed Oct 27, 2021 11:05 am
My grandma recently passed away I’m 15 I was left with her collection there’s one particular knife that caught my attention it’s a 100th anniversary Winchester model 1895 how do I know what number of how many knives I have she’s still got original packaging is this a knife I carry or a knife that sits in the packaging collecting value? image.jpg
Welcome aboard!
Very nice knife!! Special indeed.
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Post by 1967redrider » Wed Oct 27, 2021 1:28 pm

That's a reproduction Black Box Winchester, even has its Blue Grass Certificate of Authencity, "probably" made by Queen in 1995. 😉 The price wouldn't be high if you sell it on eBay, but if you keep it and remember your grandmother, it will be priceless.

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Post by Mumbleypeg » Wed Oct 27, 2021 2:16 pm

Welcome to AAPK. It’s great to see young folks interested in learning about knives, and appreciating something that belonged to a relative. You have a priceless keepsake to remember your grandma. Whether you decide to carry and use it, or keep it in its box you’re honoring her memory.

Something I do with a knife gifted to me is carry it every Sunday. When I slip it into my pocket every Sunday morning it reminds me of the person who gave it to me.

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Post by Papa Bones » Wed Oct 27, 2021 5:53 pm

Aliceinchanez996 wrote:
Wed Oct 27, 2021 11:05 am
My grandma recently passed away I’m 15 I was left with her collection there’s one particular knife that caught my attention it’s a 100th anniversary Winchester model 1895 how do I know what number of how many knives I have she’s still got original packaging is this a knife I carry or a knife that sits in the packaging collecting value? image.jpg
Welcome to AAPK, and hope you check back with us from time to time. A lot of information and great folks here. Never feel you can't ask a question here, someone will always be glad to help. Lot's of great information to be found.

It is great when a loved one like your Grandma passes something down to you. Take care of it, enjoy it along with the memories associated with it. As for the knife, others have already posted most information on it. Other than that, the handles are what is referred to as Cast Bronze, and as value usually runs anywhere from the high $30's range and have seen some near $50 for this particular 100 year anniversary knife. As Reverand has stated, keep it oiled from time to time, keep it dry, and it will give many years of enjoyment.
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Post by Madmarco » Wed Oct 27, 2021 9:51 pm

Beautiful old Winchester AIC996! And, ::welcome:: to AAPK! ::handshake:: It's really great to see some younger guys interested in knives, it's a teriffic hobby to pursue and the younger you start the sooner you can get involved and discover so many things about knives that you weren't already aware of! Welcome aboard! 8)
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