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Classic Knives

Discussion in 'Knives' started by Cobra 6 Actual, Sep 6, 2021.

  1. Cobra 6 Actual

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    Hello. I need y’alls help with something. I’m working on a ‘project’ for my two grandsons: each Christmas and birthday, in addition to their other gifts, I give both of them a knife. My selection is of what I call “Classic Knives”. These are, essentially, those that have earned a place in history because of their functionality. Here’s my list so far:

    X - French Opinel

    X - Czech Mikov Fish

    X - Hawkbill style

    X - Swedish Mora fixed (or a Puuko)

    X - Douk-Douk

    X - Gerber Mark II

    Ontario Survival Knife

    Buck 110

    Ka-Bar USMC Mark II F/U

    Gurkha Kukri

    TL-29 electrician's knife

    Victorinox Soldier

    Japanese Hirogonami

    Spanish Navaja

    The ones with the “X” have already been given to them. So, what I’d like to hear from you are your suggestions for knives to add to this list, please. And, thank you!
     
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  2. MatBlack

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    Gerber LST
    A stockman
    A barlow


    ...and a Bowie knife
     
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  3. A.B.

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    Sodbuster?

    Verstuurd vanaf mijn SM-G973F met Tapatalk
     
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  4. Cobra 6 Actual

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    Thanks, MatBlack and A.B. Good additions!
     
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  5. Willy

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    Doesn't get much more classic than Christy.
    From their site:

    "The Christy Knife Company located in Fremont, Ohio remains one of Ohio's oldest businesses in Fremont, OH, and is still owned by the Christy family. Machinist Russ J. Christy formed the Christy Knife Company in 1889 after inventing and patenting a nickel-plated, serrated-edged bread knife."

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Cobra 6 Actual

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    Thanks, Willy! I should add that I did this sort of thing with my sons, but instead of knives, I bought them tools. Well, it did include a pocket knife, too, actually.

    This happened because one day I found my hammer out in the grass a bit rusted.

    So, I thought if every birthday and Christmas I’d buy each of them a tool, then at some point they’d have a pretty decent tool kit. (And wouldn’t “borrow” mine again.)

    And, eventually, they had their own tool kits. And, no, they never again left my hammer outside … or their own hammers outside.
     
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  7. medic68

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    Mercator from Germany[​IMG]

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  8. Cobra 6 Actual

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    Thanks, Medic68! Good thing that this is an open-ended project! You guys are coming up with some great additions!
     
  9. Wes Lee

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    A nice Case pattern.
    Taylor Eye Witness barlow.
    A classic Solingen Hippekniep.
    3 rivet Otter messer.
    Sheffield / Solingen sailor knife with or without marlin spike.
    Italian Stiletto.
    Sicilian or Sardinian knife.
    Old Hickory.
    Schrade Old Timer boot knife.
    Or maybe a hobo / boy scout camp folder?
     
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  10. Cobra 6 Actual

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    Wes, thank you! I had to look up a few of those since I wasn’t familiar with them. But, I’ve added them to my list. Thanks again for your input.
     
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    All of these are somewhat historic, vintage, and culturally-significant knife patterns still made today, with a couple of exceptions as noted. Please forgive any duplicates already mentioned: I've had this list for a few years and just copied it in.

    North America: Green River Knife, Ghrohman Canadian Belt Knife, Nessmuk, Kephart, KaBar USMC knife (lesser known are the USMC medic bolo, the PAL RH-35, and the Navy MkI), barlow pattern, stockman pattern, trapper pattern, canoe pattern (While not in production, the DeWeese pattern and Goodell Star-and-Acorn hunting/skinning knife are both classic hunting blades of their eras)

    South America: Imacasa and Tramontina machetes

    Europe:
    England: Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife, Green River Knife (J. Adams of Sheffield England)
    Scotland: sgian dubh
    France: Opinel, Douk Douk, Laguiole, Nontron
    Germany: Mercator Black Cat K55K
    Spain: Navaja
    Switzerland: Swiss Army knife (Wenger & Victorinox)
    Czech Republic: Mikov Fish Knife
    Sweden: Mora series
    Finland: Pukko- and Leuku-style knives

    Africa: Okapi (formerly German)

    Asia:
    Russia: kinzal
    Persia: pesh-kabz
    Arabia: jambiya
    SE Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, etc.): karambit, golok, parang and barong machetes
    Nepal: khukri
    Japan: Higonokami, various forms of samurai Tanto (not the angle-tip american tanto), kunai
     
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  12. Cobra 6 Actual

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    Whoa, Sentinel-14, that is quite a comprehensive list. Thank you. As I noted to Wes earlier I also had to look up several of the knives on your list, since I wasn’t familiar with them. I removed the few duplicates and I’m ‘good to go’ now. And they’re on the list. Thanks again.
     
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  13. Cobra 6 Actual

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    One I just realized that I missed is a Philippines Balisong/Butterfly knife … even though I’ve got several of them. Go figure. Oh, and a coin knife. And a forged railroad spike knife, and a Corvo from Chile. Dang, I’ve got a lot of knives to buy those boys!
     
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  14. Mumbojumboo
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    Mumbojumboo EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    I go to Chile every few years and can't find a Corvo. What a cool weird knife.

    Most Chileans have never heard of the the thing.

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  15. Cobra 6 Actual

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    Picked this one off of eBay a few years ago
    [​IMG]

    As you may know this is a “Corvo Atacameño” with about a 45 degree bend at the blade tip. The even more difficult to find knife is the “Corvo Comando” (also known as the “Corvo Curvo”) that has an almost 90 degree bend in the blade tip.
     
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  16. Cobra 6 Actual

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    This is one of the Corvo Comando knives:

    [​IMG]

    I don’t have one of these. This is just a pic off of the Internet.
     
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  17. Nick4305
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    If you're going to consider Italian classic knives i'd be very glad to be of some kind of help... The range is very wide.
    anyway, knowing your deep culture in this argument, i think you have plenty of ideas and solutions on your own ! :)
    Nick
     
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  18. Cobra 6 Actual

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    Nick, thanks for offering to help me. Actually, I go to Italy every few years (well, until this #%&## pandemic). But, I will definitely keep your kind offer in mind in the future. Naturally, if I can be helpful to your collecting just let me know.

    C6A
     
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  19. Hagbard81

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    This!
    The "Kaiser-Wilhelm-Messer" aka Mercator or K55K knife.
    This knife is around since 1867, no doubt a real classic with a lot of history.

    Made by Otter, Solingen (the German knife city, all kinds if blades are produced there, since the 14th century) in recent years.

    That's mine 4 years ago (have no light for taking a picture now): [​IMG]
     
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    That was going to be my suggestion.
     
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