Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Big Ugly Ebay Knives





Ugly theater-made WW2 knife. Cheap on ebay, but you can see why. Really grungy when I got it. Needed some wiping off.
Useless big knife that is down to paperweight status. Butcher-knife sized. Trying to decide what to do with it. Might start putting a few out at gunshows. Or back on Ebay. Going to be interesting to post these guys with really terrific photos. Those help the sale and I'm just the guy to take them.

The design of this knife is so grotesquely bad that it's a testament to bad taste. Crazy.

Handle has two big hex screws that hold it on. I carefully backed those out and cleaned them and the sockets and the hilt. Looking better.

Katie was going up to get some milk and I took two knives up to be sheathed by a leathermaker out of Gilmer. Working all the projects.

Update: Reader mentioned Plowshare Forge.

5 comments:

Andy said...

You might check with Dan at "Plowshare Forge", he's big on theatre made knives and repros.

Robert Langham said...
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Bob said...

The Plowshare Forge link is awesome. Thanks for sharing it!

KEN said...

My dad had one of these knives in his dresser when I was growing up. I use to sneak in there and play with it when he wasn't around. I sure now it was from WW2. It had a green-yellow translucent handle with several black stripes. The blade was kind of rough. He was stationed in the Phillipines.

Robert Langham said...

We had a little leather-handled knife that my dad brought back from Burma. I think it was the same thing.
You can probably find it on ebay!