Welcome guest, is this your first visit?
Member
Discoveries
 
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    us
    May 2012
    SE and SW Pennsylvania
    4
    1 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Please help with Knife ID, Home made item with stag handle

    Ok, I found this at the local flea,
    Pretty big, Well made with stag handle, Aluminum butt and front flange but steel blade,
    Can anyone tell me more about it?
    Thank you
    Peter
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	on1.jpg 
Views:	430 
Size:	67.7 KB 
ID:	633283   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	on2.jpg 
Views:	325 
Size:	60.2 KB 
ID:	633282   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	on3.jpg 
Views:	219 
Size:	60.5 KB 
ID:	633281  

  2. #2
    us
    Nov 2010
    NJ Pine Barrens
    E-Trac, T2
    4,190
    1530 times
    Metal Detecting
    Sold one that looked identical to a local guy about 4-5 months ago.

  3. #3
    Charter Member
    us
    TerrySoloman.com

    May 2010
    Congress, AZ - White Plains, NY
    Tesoro Cult Member - Tejon; Sand Shark; Lobo Super Traq; Vaquero; Cibola; Compadre - Minelab GPX 5000
    6,149
    3371 times
    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by pred View Post
    Ok, I found this at the local flea,
    Pretty big, Well made with stag handle, Aluminum butt and front flange but steel blade,
    Can anyone tell me more about it?
    Thank you
    Peter
    Hi Peter. Looks like a carving knife that has been cut down and well used. Probably came in a set with a two-prong meat fork that would have had the same handle. Very popular in the late 1940s-'50s

  4. #4
    um
    Jul 2004
    Broward Co.
    Tesoro Sand Shark, Whites M6
    11,983
    2556 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I respectfully disagree Terry. I don't believe this knife to be from a carving set. Although they were a popular item with the stag handles back in the day, the style of the knife itself is not right. It's too "stout". I've never seen a vintage carving knife with a butt cap or bolster of this style, nor a blade this wide at the bolster. The carving set knives are "dainty" and almost feminine (lol) in comparison to this knife.
    In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is King.

    You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink it.

  5. #5
    us
    Jun 2007
    Central Wisconsin
    Ace 250 with 10 x 14 Excelerator Coil & ATPro
    744
    97 times
    Would a knife this big be considered a Bowie?

  6. #6
    Charter Member
    us
    TerrySoloman.com

    May 2010
    Congress, AZ - White Plains, NY
    Tesoro Cult Member - Tejon; Sand Shark; Lobo Super Traq; Vaquero; Cibola; Compadre - Minelab GPX 5000
    6,149
    3371 times
    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by diggummup View Post
    I respectfully disagree Terry. I don't believe this knife to be from a carving set. Although they were a popular item with the stag handles back in the day, the style of the knife itself is not right. It's too "stout". I've never seen a vintage carving knife with a butt cap or bolster of this style, nor a blade this wide at the bolster. The carving set knives are "dainty" and almost feminine (lol) in comparison to this knife.
    OK. Just relating past experience dealing these knives. You could be right.

  7. #7
    us
    Apr 2012
    Mid-Missouri
    Garrett AT Pro
    247
    44 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    The blade looks to possibly be Damascus to me. Perhaps a really nice homemade hunting knife. Some will fetch a decent amount of money if well made.

  8. #8
    Charter Member
    us
    TerrySoloman.com

    May 2010
    Congress, AZ - White Plains, NY
    Tesoro Cult Member - Tejon; Sand Shark; Lobo Super Traq; Vaquero; Cibola; Compadre - Minelab GPX 5000
    6,149
    3371 times
    Metal Detecting
    No, it just looks stained, not like Damascus. The blade is too thin to be anything other than a utility carving knife. No not really a "Bowie" knife, although the blade has been re cut to look like one. More of a "hunter" or "skinner" in that length, blade thickness and shape.

  9. #9

    May 2012
    14
    2 times
    It is not damascus just aged carbon steal. Definately looks handmade and is a bowie-style knife and not to thin to be so. I have been into knife making for 16 years and have made a few similar pieces.

 

 

Home | Forum | Active Topics | What's New

Sponsors

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Civil War KNIFE Handle? Help!
    By Whydah in forum Today's Finds!
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: Jan 28, 2012, 08:37 PM
  2. knife handle
    By larson1951 in forum North American Indian Artifacts
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: Mar 05, 2010, 06:56 AM
  3. Replies: 8
    Last Post: Dec 18, 2009, 01:14 AM
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: Sep 21, 2009, 12:14 PM
  5. KNIFE HANDLE ?
    By EARTHWORKS in forum What Is It?
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: Aug 04, 2005, 03:27 PM

Search tags for this page

advanced homemade knife
,
antique homemade dagger indian wars
,
bowie knife homemade
,
hom made kniwes
,
home made knife
,

home made knife handles

,

homemade indian knife

,

homemade knife handles

,
homemade knife scales
,

how to make a stag knife handle

Click on a term to search for related topics.
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.1.3