"Rhinoceros"

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"Rhinoceros"

Post by ken98k » Fri Nov 26, 2021 8:46 pm

I've been looking for a Rhinoceros for quite some time and recently I found one that I could afford.
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Post by OLDE CUTLER » Sat Nov 27, 2021 4:22 am

I can see why they call it a rhinoceros. What a horn.
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Re: "Rhinoceros"

Post by Colonel26 » Sat Nov 27, 2021 5:20 am

I've never heard of those before. What a knife! I like it!
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Re: "Rhinoceros"

Post by ken98k » Sat Nov 27, 2021 8:59 am

Colonel26 wrote:
Sat Nov 27, 2021 5:20 am
I've never heard of those before. What a knife! I like it!
I believe rhinoceros is an unofficial nickname given to these blades. They were made with many handle configurations.
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Re: "Rhinoceros"

Post by Quick Steel » Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:42 am

This is a new knife to me. Quite Impressive. Thanks for showing it.

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Post by Captain O » Sat Nov 27, 2021 7:52 pm

Quick Steel wrote:
Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:42 am
This is a new knife to me. Quite Impressive. Thanks for showing it.
Ir is new to me as well. That is a fascinating/interesting blade configuration. Aside from the obvious hunting application, do you have any idea of the blade's original purpose? ::hmm::

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Re: "Rhinoceros"

Post by ken98k » Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:57 pm

Captain O wrote:
Sat Nov 27, 2021 7:52 pm
Quick Steel wrote:
Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:42 am
This is a new knife to me. Quite Impressive. Thanks for showing it.
Ir is new to me as well. That is a fascinating/interesting blade configuration. Aside from the obvious hunting application, do you have any idea of the blade's original purpose? ::hmm::
Another variation of the Bowie knife. With the guard on this particular knife I would say it's a fighting knife.
The blade etch says African Hunter, so maybe cutting up elephants and rhinos.
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Post by 1967redrider » Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:29 am

I've got one marked "Bowie" in Stag, #469. I picked it up cheap but see some high eBay prices on these.
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Re: "Rhinoceros"

Post by ken98k » Sun Nov 28, 2021 2:55 am

1967redrider wrote:
Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:29 am
I've got one marked "Bowie" in Stag, #469. I picked it up cheap but see some high eBay prices on these.
You're got a very nice copy. ::tu::
The guard on yours is more typical of the knives I've seen in my search.
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