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  1. Those are nice pieces. I always thought they were made in India, but I can't remember why. Mine has "US" etched onto the blade. Only one I have seen like that. I think Bill Walters has one for sale on his site - #14
  2. Thats it !! Thanx Matt😊
  3. Yeah - I've got that. It just shows users who are on-line. The old system had a way to look up all users. I am looking for a way to look up & send messages to users who are not on line at the moment. Thanx 4 the response
  4. Can anyone tell me how to find the list of members? I could do it on the old system, but cant find it on this new version. I put in a help request several days ago, but have received no response. Thanx
  5. I used to own that one. It is a really nice piece. Handle shape very similar to the OP's example.
  6. Always liked the Bakers for their sturdy build and crude functionality - a grunts knife. I have owned several, to include two of the ones shown in Aznations post. I still ahve the aluminum handle. Unknown to many folks was the fact that Baker had also discovered the secret of tempering his knives (like Richtig) so that they could cut steel. He was recognized in a 1954 UPI press release photo for that fact. Richtig made the claim earlier, so maybe Baker copied him?? Have not seen that particular handle on a Baker. It has a typical Baker profile, so maybe the original leather/rubber handle fell apart and the owner replaced it with this. Just another interesting tidbit. I bought the knife in the below thread several years ago and it came with a bunch of paperwork. Included in the paperwork, was an original copy of Leo Baker's discharge papers from WWI. Just thought that to be an interesting tidbit. I sold the knife, but kept the papers, - https://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/134890-leo-baker-custom-fighting-knife/
  7. Very rare. I sold mine for $3k a year ago. The 2nd example above is a real steal, depending on condition (cant tell from pic) . Also lots of fakes out there. Even fake ones (identified as copies) have some value.
  8. There is some info on page 48 of Cole IV
  9. I have never seen another one in person.
  10. I got one - blade 8 1/4". Got it from Gibson years ago. Always liked the oval blade. Can only be used for one thing.
  11. Just ran across this while doing a google search for something else. As Flook suggests, this is a Earnst Bros knife. See Spenser, page 170. Nice piece
  12. What's your problem Schmooser? Sounds like it all turned out fine for you ??
  13. We went to Vegas in Feb, just before the quarantine stuff started. The 'Shop" was a disappointment. It is actually pretty small and I didn't see much of anything (of any genre) of value there. None of the guys were in the shop, but I didn't expect that anyway. Was watching a rerun of an episode on cable and saw Rick make a huge mistake. Somebody brought in a Nichols and Rick handled it himself - didn't call in any of his experts. The knife itself was right as rain. Rick told the guy it was phony because: (1) there was no buffalo nickle on it and (2) the Cornish sheath was not original because of the shape of the top profile. The sheath was absolutely correct. Poor guy went away all dejected. Hope he tried somewhere else.
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