Jun 01, 2011, 09:13 AM
"Bear" Bryant pocket knife
Need some help finding the value of this knife. It belongs to a friend of mine who was given this knife in the 1980's. The manufacturer is Sargent. It is number 206 of 600. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Jun 01, 2011 09:13 AM
Jun 01, 2011, 09:54 AM
Re: "Bear" Bryant pocket knife
I don't know much about the knife, but I detest Bear Bryant and anything else Crimson. Half the NCAA rulebook exists because of Bear Bryant and his creative cheating practices. He was a hot-tempered, violent, womanizing lush who only considered allowing black players on his team after the USC Trojans rolled into Tuscaloosa and thoroughly whipped the Tide. He left his first head coaching job in Kentucky because his ego couldn't deal with playing second fiddle to Adolf Rupp and the Wildcat basketball team. From there he headed to Texas A&M where he proceeded to almost kill a player with a heat stroke by making him practice in full pads in 110 degree heat with no access to water. He later went on to coach the Tide and has attained a God-like status in that wonderful corner of our country.
With that being said, you should have absolutely NO PROBLEM selling this knife because Bama fans are crazy for stuff like this. The knife was made to commemorate Bryant's last game - the 1982 Libery Bowl. He croaked a short time after this game and even predicted he would die soon during the post game interview.
I would contact this guy:
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That knife would look good with his cardboard Nick Saban cutout.
Oct 04, 2012, 03:35 AM
I am an Alabama native, living in Missouri. If you are interested, i can contact PLENTY of people that would be interested in this. Paul "BEAR" Bryant is considered a GOD to the fans of The Alabama Crimson Tide. Even though I am an Auburn Tigers fan(rivals of the Tide) I love a good piece of College Football History.
Nov 03, 2012, 11:26 AM