Time to thin the herd a bit.
General pics followed by a few close-ups to try to highlight some of the blemishes I mention.
I'm open to offers if you think my price is too high. I prefer Paypal but will take USPS M.O. or personal check (held 'til cleared, depending on your feedback here, at my discretion.) Prices are shipped to CONUS. All others destinations by arrangement. Shipping by UPS.
Note: I will be away from 2/3-2/6 but will return all correspondence upon my return.
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2 -- Spyderco Rainbow Leek, excellent condition. Carried, never sharpened. There is a very very small kink at the blade tip--barely noticeable and won't affect performance. Will come with a William Henry leather scabbard. $45
5 -- Benchmade Pardue, Model 855, marked "Pre-Production Run 399/500". Never carried or sharpened. Has some wear from riding around in the box for a few years. Otherwise like new, complete with box (box is not pristine.) $45
8 -- Gerber Mk 1, part serrated, serial #0141XX. Purchased by me in the late 1970's, early 1980's (can't remember exactly.) The black finish is wearing off the handle, particularly at the hilt. Sharpened. I carried this knife a lot in the 1980's. There is a small puncture in the sheath about 2/3 of the way down. Done by me in a moment of impatience. Overall a mechanically sound knife, but no safe queen. $55
9 -- Carl Schlieper Bowie, marked "Survival Companion", "ICE Tempered Stainless", "Solingen". Eye emblem present. Blade 7.5 inches w/ sawback. Sharpened. Slight blemishes on brass pieces. Knife was little used but shows signs consistent with its age. Sheath original to knife and has original whetstone. Hollow handle for you small survival items. Knife purchased by my father in the late 1970s. Serial #24XX. $150
10 -- A.G. Russell boot knife-- marked "A.G. Russell 1977". Bought in 1970's. Took some water damage in a house flood in early 1990's. Blade is in great shape but one scale is now slightly two-tone. Slight sharpening marks. Overall good shape though not pristine. $105
William Henry Kestrel. Elegant gentleman's knife. No worries about scaring the sheeple here. Carbon fiber scales. Comes with a William Henry Clip-It leather scabbard and a plain (WH) leather scabbard. Excellent condition, never sharpened. Just the knife for nipping off the end of a nice cigar. $100 SOLD to csr
Spyderco D'Alton Holder Toad. It's a cute little knife: "The C57 Toad is the smallest knife in the Spyderco line. It is small but it is packed with features. It has a LinerLock, pocket clip and AUS-8 drop-point blade. Designed by three term President of the Knifemaker's Guild D'Alton Holder, it's tadpole-like in size but its looks are deceiving. It packs cutting power and lock strength equal to many larger members of the CLIPIT family..." blah, blah, blah. $45 SOLD to 91KCOLG
Kershaw Scallion, gray, part serrated, never sharpened, excellent condition in box. $25 SOLD to csr
Microtech UMS. Tan camo, plain edge. Automatic. Carried a couple of times, otherwise near new. Comes with paperwork, original sheath and tube. Very slight wear from rare carry. Never sharpened. $130 SOLD to TRPPRO1911
Spyderco/Terzuola "Starmate". 5" closed linerlock. CPM-440V stainless modified clip point blade with thumb hole pull. G-10 handles with lanyard hole and metal belt/pocket clip. This was my EDC in the 1990s. It's mechanically sound but has definitely seen some use. The pocket clip shows quite a bit of scuffing but the blade is quite nice--don't think I ever actually sharpened this knife. Lock-up is sound. Scales are intact though show some signs of carry. $50
-- SOLD to md10mm
Handmade fixed blade, make unknown. Blade is a nice damascus, 2-5/8". I believe the scales are stag though I'm not 100% sure. Nice little knife but I have no use for it. $40 SPF to Gunslinger808