Trying to ID knife

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Trying to ID knife

Post by ASToad » Tue Sep 13, 2022 9:45 pm

Hi everyone,
While cleaning out my grandmas house last week, I came across this knife that belonged to my grandpa, who passed in 1990. I remember many pretend pencils being “widdled” out of tree branches with this thing when I was a kid. Brought back so many memories.

Was wondering if anyone could ID it by chance. I see no brand or markings on it anywhere. At the base of the blade it says “stainless pak”, which I think means it was manufactured in Pakistan. That’s the extent of what I’m finding online. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Re: Trying to ID knife

Post by KLJ77 » Tue Sep 13, 2022 10:26 pm

::welcome:: aboard, ASToad. ::tu::

Yes, your knife is one made by paki-stan. Nevertheless, you have yourself a fine keepsake, in memory of your grandfather. The bolster and butt plate appears to be brass, which could probably clean up quite well with some brass polish and patient work / rubbing. Your knife still has some life to it and appears to be very useable. Nice find.
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Re: Trying to ID knife

Post by Reverand » Wed Sep 14, 2022 3:13 am

I agree that it was made in Pakistan. Most knives from there do not have a real brand name, and have no collector's value. There is generally no way to date them either.
Yours however has a butt-plate that is fairly unique for those knives. I hazard a guess that it may have been made in the late 70's or early 80's.
I would carry it on special occasions, and remember fondly the former owner!
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Re: Trying to ID knife

Post by ASToad » Wed Sep 14, 2022 5:05 am

Thank you both for the info. I was debating whether I should clean it up or just leave the old patina. I didn’t figure it was worth much, but definitely worth the memories to me.

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