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#1 coyote16

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:34 AM

hello friends
can you please tell me if my dagger is original ??
people say yes !
people say no !
can you help my please
thanck you very much




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#2 coyote16

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:40 AM

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#3 coyote16

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:49 AM

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:51 AM

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:02 AM

Compare the thumb print on yours agains Jack Son's...

http://www.usmilitar...17&st=0&start=0

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:09 AM

The knife looks good with the exception you pointed out, GB.
I see what is left of the saddows of the deep horizontal groves in the thumb print. I wonder is someone went to a lot of trouble to buff those out?? The final proof would be the depth of the print after such prolonged buffing.

Of course, without the knife in hand, and further detailed inspection, we can't give it a thumbs-up.
Just a thought.

Ps......Thank you for using my knife as an example.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:21 AM

Looks good to me.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:39 AM

I've read on this forum in the past that the thumb print grooves were done by hand. I don't know much about the V-42 but I do know a little about machine process. Is it possible that after the initial thumb print cut, which I'm sure was done with a machine the grooves were never done. A missed process at the factory?

The knife looks good to me

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:07 AM

Is it possible that after the initial thumb print cut, which I'm sure was done with a machine the grooves were never done. A missed process at the factory?

The knife looks good to me


I will ask this question because I am NOT a machinist either. If the grooves were missed, would we still have TWO perpendicular striping patterns on the print area??

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:31 AM

hello friends
thank you for your help
is it possible that there's been a change in the factory ?

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:56 AM

Looks to me like it just missed the print process. That bowl-ed out cut would have been done with a burr or stone that would leave tool marks perpindicular to the blade. I would wager that the finishing process involved some sort of abrasive, either emory cloth, sanding, or something of that nature in a fine pattern to make a uniform blade. Makes sense it would run the length of the blade to clean it up before parkerizing, etc. I'm no expert, but I do know a little about machining, looks OK to me, certainly has that patina.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:57 PM

The knife looks good with the exception you pointed out, GB.
Ps......Thank you for using my knife as an example.


JS,

You are welcome. It's a beauty!

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:58 PM

I will ask this question because I am NOT a machinist either. If the grooves were missed, would we still have TWO perpendicular striping patterns on the print area??


We need Don Schlagan!!

#14 max0073

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:10 AM

Hi guys,

do you know what would be a decent price for this dagger ?

Thanks,

Max

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:20 AM

Hi guys,

do you know what would be a decent price for this dagger ?

Thanks,

Max


Have you got the original sheath with the knife?


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