Best Acquisition of 2017
Posted 19 December 2017 - 09:38 AM
Mine was a post war knuckle knife made by M.H. Cole. In the late 1960's Mr. Cole made 14 of these knives using brass castings left over from the approximately 300 he made during WWII. This one is #8 and has a flat grind. The knife has a 9 1/8" blade and weighs 2 pounds 5.2 ounces.
I was also able to acquire Mr. Cole's working copy of his Book III along with the knife. The book has 100 of the 220 pages annotated with his comments and drawings. It is very interesting, I think a real piece of history.
Posted 20 December 2017 - 08:21 AM
That really is a neat grouping. Quite historical in my opinion too. Thanks for showing.
Posted 20 December 2017 - 03:14 PM
Boy - you got the whole ball of wax. Very neat knife. Thanks for posting.
Posted 26 December 2017 - 02:54 PM
Here's one of my better finds for 2017. Two variations of the Pritchard Greener pistol bayonet and a Webley Mk VI revolver.
Edited by porterkids, 26 December 2017 - 02:55 PM.
Posted 28 December 2017 - 03:29 PM
I had three great finds this year, all at gun shows
1890 Hunting knife
a Herders, unfortunately no scabbard
and 1918 trench knife, I was in the right place at the right time and got it for a very,very good price with scabbard.
I will post pics when I can remember how to do so.
Posted 05 January 2018 - 11:56 AM
Posted 05 January 2018 - 12:29 PM
Elton- Nice acquisitions, and thanks for showing. Love the 1890 Hunting Knife. I picked one up a year ago Nov 16. Doesn't count for this year. LOL! Mine has an iron guard, and the scabbard has the brass belt hook. No quite as nice as yours. SKIP
Posted 05 January 2018 - 12:41 PM
Posted 05 January 2018 - 01:58 PM
Cool! Love CASE Quartermasters, good, solid, well made knives! SKIP
Posted 07 January 2018 - 01:53 PM
2017 was a pretty good year for me with knives. Between buying and selling it was close to 700 handled in the year at my website www.usmilitaryknives.com (shameless plug). A few I picked up really made me smile and none of them were even close to the most expensive ones or the typical stars like Raiders or V-42's. Lets see if I can work this correctly here and show a few.
I wanted it for the kitchen table centerpiece but it was a no go.
One of Dale Sandbergs first batch of 9 knives he made for his son and his buddies, this was the start.
The last knife I bought in 2017. A Camillus knife made in April of 1945 that was a prototype to replace the Stainless Steel MIL-K version. They made three patterns, 16 of each. This one somehow ended up on eBay, crazy rare piece.
Looking forward to 2018!
All the best
Posted 07 January 2018 - 02:05 PM
Fran- Love the candle holders, and the Camillus MIL-K. Have never seen that version before. Thanks for showing that one. SKIP
Posted 07 January 2018 - 06:25 PM
Another pre-1946 Camillus with a 3-line tang stamp. Sure wish Dale's health would have allowed him to continue making knives.
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