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Bill Walters

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  1. Bill,

     

    How about a list of knives for sale!

     

    RLTW/DOL

     

    Darrin

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  2. Cole's books are astoundingly good, considering that they were line drawings. He was able to catch all the nuances of the knives, actually better than a lot of photos, but some of his drawings go back to the late 60's. Nothing takes the place of an actual photo, especially with the accompanying text. How much did you pay for the fake? Take Mikedon's advice.
  3. Atlanta Cutlery did make some Smatchets in the 70's-80's time frame. I would agree that it is likely Atlanta Cutlery, probably made in India. Don't feel too bad. A fake Taylor Huff was sold 3-4 years ago for about $5,000. I had purchased it, but as soon as I received it, I knew that it was a fake. Had a hell of a time getting the seller to take it back. He said that he had sold it for a long-time collector and that it was real, which was total BS. I told him that it could have also been an Atlanta Cutlery repro. The seller still has me blocked as a buyer on Ebay. Some collector h
  4. Case did make the original Smatchet with the walnut handles. Case did not make your Smatchet. Textbook example of the need for reference books.
  5. I have had some members of the forum request my latest list of knives for sale. I am not sure if this is the proper way to communicate, but if anyone would like to receive my list, please email me and I will send the list. My email is billwalters1948@gmail.com.
  6. Thank you Sactroop, I do have a mint one available. I have nearly 20 great knives for sale. Anyone wanting a copy of my list can contact me. Bill
  7. Very nice, unused condition. I would not term it as being mint.
  8. I agree with you. You are correct that the premium knives bring the premium. Thanks, Bill
  9. Doyler, you may be referring to me as having paid $405 for a Robeson Shuredge USN Mark 2. I thought that it was a bargain at that price and never thought that I would be the winner. This is not your average Mark 2. If you look at #1, page 375 in my Book Two, you will see this variation. If you look at the text, you will see that it is the rarest of all Robeson USN Mark 2's. As a matter of fact, this is only only the fourth one that I have ever seen. In addition to the grey "Navy" finish on the metal parts , the handle and pommel are unique to this variation and unlike any other Robeson M
  10. Get some photos of it and post them. If it is mint and correct, I will give you a profit. Bill
  11. Ken, A couple books have been written on he Paramarines. I am working on getting copies. I am hopeful to get more info. Bill
  12. Thanks for your compliments. Yes, both medals are named to Patsko.
  13. Book two at 676 pages is about 2 ¼” thick, 8 1/2 pounds. The book quality is outstanding. The full page, color photos of the knives and sheaths are excellent. It was printed by Josten’s in Clarksville, TN., home of the 101st Airborne and Fort Campbell. The cost of the book including shipping in the US is $217. I prefer that you either pay with a cashier’s check or money order. Paypal is fine, but please pay “friends & family” to avoid the 3% credit card cost. International shipping costs vary. PLEASE NOTE! IF YOU DIDN’T GET A COPY OF BOOK ONE OR WOULD JUST LIKE TO PURCHASE
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