eBay knife truths...(or not)

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eBay knife truths...(or not)

Post by Maddogfl » Sat May 14, 2022 2:03 pm

* Every fixed blade knife is a "fighting knife." (There must have been millions of knife fights)
* A knife is "very rare" even if there are several listed on the same page
* Bench grinders are the way to remove rust from or sharpen a vintage knife to raise the value.
* The name, or initials, carved on the knife sheath was by the heroic veteran, not someone who owned the knife in the subsequent 8 decades.
* Any homemade knife is "theater made." (personally, I never saw anyone making a knife while I was watching a movie. ;) )

Please help me complete this list... ;)

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Re: eBay knife truths...(or not)

Post by doglegg » Sat May 14, 2022 2:06 pm

Very insightful.

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Re: eBay knife truths...(or not)

Post by Mumbleypeg » Sat May 14, 2022 2:17 pm

Every knife over a week old is “rare”, vintage”, “antique”, “collectable”, or all of the above. ::smirk::

Every knife has a case, or has no case. ::uc::

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Re: eBay knife truths...(or not)

Post by catspa » Sat May 14, 2022 2:22 pm

I gotta start reading Ebay descriptions just for the entertainment.

I’ve never had a fighting knife, mine have all been quite polite and courteous. Maybe it’s in how you raise ‘em up, or the example you set, or not letting’em watch too much TV.

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Re: eBay knife truths...(or not)

Post by Papa Bones » Sat May 14, 2022 2:28 pm

If the Handle material is not steel, or wood, then it must be bone.
The term "Like New" can be applied to the description if no more than 50% of the blades are worn, scratched, or ground.
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Re: eBay knife truths...(or not)

Post by Maddogfl » Sat May 14, 2022 2:38 pm

catspa wrote:
Sat May 14, 2022 2:22 pm
I gotta start reading Ebay descriptions just for the entertainment.

I’ve never had a fighting knife, mine have all been quite polite and courteous. Maybe it’s in how you raise ‘em up, or the example you set, or not letting’em watch too much TV.

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catspa wrote:
Sat May 14, 2022 2:22 pm
I gotta start reading Ebay descriptions just for the entertainment.

I’ve never had a fighting knife, mine have all been quite polite and courteous. Maybe it’s in how you raise ‘em up, or the example you set, or not letting’em watch too much TV.

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Some are just born bad. The worst fighting knife I ever saw was a two dollar, hook billed roofer's knife, it opened up my foreman, in a drunken bar fight in S. Georgia. On sweeping slice and it took over 200 stitches to put him back together. The doctors still missed the most important part, If they had stitched his lips closed he would have avoided future problems. It was good for me, I got his job and a big pay raise while he was out! ;)

Oh the good old days. ;)

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Re: eBay knife truths...(or not)

Post by Dan In MI » Sat May 14, 2022 2:43 pm

catspa wrote:
Sat May 14, 2022 2:22 pm
I’ve never had a fighting knife, mine have all been quite polite and courteous. Maybe it’s in how you raise ‘em up, or the example you set, or not letting’em watch too much TV.
::rotflol:: My knives are pretty civilized, too!

Related: every old knife is worth double its weight in gold.

If it fails to sell for its ridiculous start bid or buy it now price, keep relisting it at that price. Someone has to buy it eventually.
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Post by Ridgegrass » Sat May 14, 2022 3:03 pm

Not just e-bay. I can show you at least three local shops with ink scrapers/erasers offered as "Civil War era scalpels" or "Antique surgical bleeders". I have even seen them in shops near historic sites like Gettysburg and Antietam advertised as "found on the battlefield" displayed with some amazingly well preserved minie' balls. I can't say what my mind conjures up when I try to picture the, (expletive deleted), persons who write out those fantasy labels.
Caveat emptor! Should appear on e-bay's logo. J.O'.

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Post by peanut740 » Sat May 14, 2022 4:18 pm

Dan In MI wrote:
Sat May 14, 2022 2:43 pm
catspa wrote:
Sat May 14, 2022 2:22 pm
I’ve never had a fighting knife, mine have all been quite polite and courteous. Maybe it’s in how you raise ‘em up, or the example you set, or not letting’em watch too much TV.
::rotflol:: My knives are pretty civilized, too!

Related: every old knife is worth double its weight in gold.

If it fails to sell for its ridiculous start bid or buy it now price, keep relisting it at that price. Someone has to buy it eventually.
Or higher!👍
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Re: eBay knife truths...(or not)

Post by KLJ77 » Sat May 14, 2022 4:36 pm

These three 'fighting knives' had to defend themselves agains a drunken aluminum can, but almost got taken out by some bricks. :roll:
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Post by Whitneyrifle » Sat May 14, 2022 4:56 pm

Don’t forget, every American knife is descended from Case. They are “x”, “xx”, “xxx”, and the ultra rare Dirty “x”. And all have dots, NOT PITTING….there is no Derlin, they used surgically replaced synthetic bone!

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Post by ken98k » Sat May 14, 2022 5:35 pm

There's no such thing as cow bone, only rare Bovine Bone.
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Re: eBay knife truths...(or not)

Post by ken98k » Sat May 14, 2022 5:39 pm

Mumbleypeg wrote:
Sat May 14, 2022 2:17 pm
Every knife over a week old is “rare”, vintage”, “antique”, “collectable”, or all of the above. ::smirk::

Every knife has a case, or has no case. ::uc::

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Post by Whitneyrifle » Sat May 14, 2022 5:57 pm

I have some vintage wine in my basement I made last winter, maybe those knives are just as old? ::undecided::

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Post by tongueriver » Sat May 14, 2022 6:02 pm

Don't forget "cleaned to mint." A 1910 patent # stamp means it was made in 1910. I am always on the lookout for one of those WWII Schrade Waldens (especially the Chinese ones).

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Post by tongueriver » Sat May 14, 2022 6:08 pm

Several years ago an Ebay seller in Asia had this to say about a knife he was trying to sell:
"SCHRADE HISTORY: Schrade knives are certainly one involving America’s finest knives whose features received value through nationwide and also the globe at the same time. Founded in 1975 by Stewart Taylor, your Taylor Brand names possess created, allocated and also created high-quality knives which have slept higher than the game. Having its technologically advanced components, carbon metal knives have been the delight involving Schrade knives. Hand-crafted together with utmost detail, Schrade knives have created a name that is certainly regarded all over the world.

Having a number of models to be able to appeal to diverse discerning style, the particular SCHRADE KNIVES customized knives in order to meet the requirements of the buyers who will be either enthusiastic cutlery collectors as well as first-time people that are impressed using its overall performance. Deals with tend to be involving stag, metal, acicular bone, mommy of gem, buffalo grass horn, black and other durable resources that will tolerate fantastic force without suffering appearance. Getting one of these is sure to keep the collection a single chef’s knife seeking much better. Schrade has been supplying knives for civilians and troops likewise going back hundred years ago. However, these people never have usually tried it under the parent firm they are now under. That they used to be an independent company and have already been doing this beyond Ellenville, New York since the year 1904. With regards to three decades previously, they joined up with Jones and Wesson within the father organization Taylor Makes, in the Appalachian mountains of Kingsport, Tennessee. Because his or her brand modified does not always mean Schrade knives have grown to be any a smaller amount capable of ending up being named among the best knives on the market. They have interpreted their unyielding good quality to the modern day manufacturing techniques, bringing about more offered, exceptional knives that any of our fantastic grandparents will be proud to obtain. Unfortunately, it wasn’t constantly an even path with regard to Schrade. Several blade hobbyists scrambled to acquire a common cutlery while that for series. Tiny do they already know Taylor Brands would likely rapidly choose the model upward off the floor, pull out their own graphic, and initiate manufacturing knives below their own industry name once more.

That old Schrade knives, LIKE THIS ONE, tend to be well-known knives using this brand name. It’s been useful for the particular military as well as legislations enforcements due to the sturdiness as well as reliability. It has saw-cut addresses along with dime increases. Additionally, it has an inlay safeguard where the old timers press has become engraved. Considering that the manufacturing involving Schrade knives was halted. There are only a few of those that you can seldom uncover and you’ll need to look up well on the internet and using specialized retailers to get a single Schrade knife."

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Post by Whitneyrifle » Sat May 14, 2022 6:31 pm

My brain hurts. Not too good is my English anymore, ouchie…. ::teary_eyes::

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Post by btrwtr » Sat May 14, 2022 7:02 pm

Regardless of what the handle material may be in reality it is udoubtedly Red Bone on eBay.
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Post by tongueriver » Sat May 14, 2022 7:23 pm

When I see this in the title I get really excited! !!!WOW!!! And it is very enlightening to discover that "It would look really good in my collection."

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Post by knifegnome » Sat May 14, 2022 7:41 pm

If it's made in Russia is was no doubt a "Prison knife"

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Re: eBay knife truths...(or not)

Post by just bob » Sat May 14, 2022 8:17 pm

knifegnome wrote:
Sat May 14, 2022 7:41 pm
If it's made in Russia is was no doubt a "Prison knife"
Same thoughts as mine. If it looks like it was made from a coat hanger, bottle cap, or body part it was at one time, no doubt a prison shiv or shank. Even though the seller may not be able to verify the information.
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Post by Mumbleypeg » Sat May 14, 2022 8:51 pm

It's a lunchbox knife, from the estate of a long time collector. ::facepalm::

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Re: eBay knife truths...(or not)

Post by edge213 » Sat May 14, 2022 8:54 pm

Mumbleypeg wrote:
Sat May 14, 2022 8:51 pm
It's a lunchbox knife, from the estate of a long time collector. ::facepalm::

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Re: eBay knife truths...(or not)

Post by Papa Bones » Sat May 14, 2022 10:03 pm

tongueriver wrote:
Sat May 14, 2022 6:08 pm
Several years ago an Ebay seller in Asia had this to say about a knife he was trying to sell.....
Deals with tend to be involving stag, metal, acicular bone, mommy of gem, buffalo grass horn, black and other durable resources that will tolerate fantastic force without suffering appearance
I don't know about you guys, but I've really had a hard time finding any of those "Mommy of gem" and "Buffalo grass Horn" knife handles.
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Post by JamieinWV » Sat May 14, 2022 10:26 pm

I don’t know why but I always want to bid on this guys knives…. I’m not sure why
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