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  1. #1
    GIT-ER-DONE

    Mar 2006
    Middle Tennesse
    whites XLT
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    Two blade pocket knife

    I know this is a knife I would like to know the approximate age If any one could help me thanks. One of my friends found this in a cave that had growed into a tree root the cave was known for having salt peter for the use of gun powder and there was some CW action around it
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  2. #2

    Oct 2005
    Charleston S.C.
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    Re: Two blade pocket knife

    Very Well Could Be CW Era, Many Pocket Knives Have Been Found At CW Sites, Nice Find. trk5capt...

  3. #3
    us
    Do you have Jesus in your heart?

    Feb 2007
    Kentucky
    Nautilus DMC IIb/White's 6000 Di Pro
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    Re: Two blade pocket knife

    I like the motif on the knife. If you found it in a CW area, I'd presume it to be period. But I'm not a knife expert.

    Burt
    "Those who love me will keep my word, and my father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them." (John 14:23 NRSV)

  4. #4
    TreasureTales

    Re: Two blade pocket knife

    WOW! That is a beautiful pocket knife. Do the blades open on opposite ends or do they open in the same direction? Just curious if it is a penknife or a standard pocket knife.

    Last fall there was a similar knife found by a TNetter. Can't recall who it was, but that person also found a knife with that same type of design and composition. Looks old, but I have no idea how old. Been looking through my knife books and doing online searches to no avail. Bummer!

    Congrats to your friend for digging up a great piece of history - and a very nice knife!!


  5. #5
    us
    Sep 2006
    Montana
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    Re: Two blade pocket knife

    I'm with TT on this find... it's wonderful and has tons of charactor!

    I helped someone research a pocket knife a while back and found out that if you have no exact picture and/or no name (I am presumming you cannot find a name on it) that you will never know who made it or how old it is.

    However, I think you can presume, and righfully so, that if it was with CW era stuff, same locations and same depths, that it prolly was a CW soldiers knife. Or at least lost within a few years pre or post CW.

    Like trk5capt said: "Very Well Could Be CW Era, Many Pocket Knives Have Been Found At CW Sites"

  6. #6
    us
    Ben from NH, the Z means nothing

    Dec 2004
    Brentwood, NH
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    Re: Two blade pocket knife

    That's a very nice old pocket knife! If there's any way to open the blades, the maker may be marked on the base of the larger blade... could help with dating it. It's a really nice looking knife, and I'll bet it has some value despite its condition. ...but then, it would be nice to add to a display too!
    Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain

  7. #7
    us
    wolf pack!!!

    Sep 2006
    Texas
    Minlabe SE, ace 250, fisher 1280x
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    Re: Two blade pocket knife

    When you find out let me know mines a keen kutter but have found no one with any knowlege that can help, Im guessing its a pewter handle. Truly a cool old knife
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    Leave no stone unturned.

  8. #8
    TreasureTales

    Re: Two blade pocket knife

    AHHA! texan connection has the other knife I was talking about earlier. They seem similar to me. NICE!!

  9. #9
    us
    wolf pack!!!

    Sep 2006
    Texas
    Minlabe SE, ace 250, fisher 1280x
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    Re: Two blade pocket knife

    Thanks for notiecing Treasuretales. I am glad to find this post, and I hope we can get some answers, mine is a keen kutter but the other word is evasive Keen kutters were very close to civil war but the actual 1st manfactur date is elusive, least thats what my reaserch has lead to. A dated blade (which mine had none) is key from what I am told. Restoration of course was also discuraged.Price was not even considered due to condition (my luck I've got the only one and no one else wants it) even though I was intrested. I hope that helps.
    T.C.
    Leave no stone unturned.

  10. #10

    Jun 2006
    3 in Central PA
    Whites XLT, Whites V3i, Whites TDI beachhunter
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    Re: Two blade pocket knife

    Wow they are both great knives...

    I like the detail on them. they are very unique


    3s

  11. #11

    Re: Two blade pocket knife

    Beauty of a find!
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  12. #12
    us
    Feb 2005
    On the big Muskegon River in W. Michigan
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    Re: Two blade pocket knife

    First glance the other word on the Keen Kutter looks like the Ford oval
    "The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory"    (Paul Fix)

  13. #13

    Mar 2006
    Idaho
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    Re: Two blade pocket knife

    While researching Keen I found the following link.

    http://www.roseantiquetools.com/id42.html

    This site has PDF downloadable tool catalogues that I thought would be beneficial to help in ID'ing items.

    Tony

  14. #14
    Charter Member

    May 2005
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    Re: Two blade pocket knife

    Great link and post, Tony... thanks! I'm bookmarking that one right now.


  15. #15

    Jun 2006
    16

    Re: Two blade pocket knife


    Here is a knife I found with my Metal detector in the Kennesaw Mountain ,Georgia battlefied area.
    Earl
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