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Posted: 12/21/2016 4:48:20 PM EST
I bought this from a widow of a veteran who had a nice collection of Vietnam era Gerbers, bayonets, Liles, older Cold Steels, etc. She had the knives appraised and was asking retail for most. This knife had the expert stumped and didn't know what value to put on it. I liked it so I paid her $20 for it. It's as thick on the back as a file, there are no markings on it but someone put some time in it. It's very sharp. Keep with my good knives or throw in the tool box?
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Link Posted: 12/21/2016 4:57:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/21/2016 4:57:53 PM EST by GoodOlDave]
If it cuts what you need it to cut then keep it. It's a work knife, not a showpiece.
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 5:02:58 PM EST
No markings of any kind?
Id say dont bother. Pretty sure its worth nothing (other than as the tool it is of course).
In general if you cant ID and it isnt part of a series then theres no collector value. Just a knife someone made once. Nothing wrong with that but nothing special either.
FerFAL
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 5:03:44 PM EST
Shop project me thinks. Looks nice though.
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 5:05:21 PM EST
Prolly just a knife someone made, possibly from a a file. Can't tell. No expert
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 5:11:24 PM EST
I like it.

i'd use the shit of that.
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 5:14:54 PM EST
The surface of the steel is interesting. Is it a coating or just darkened steel? I'm wondering about the texture.
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 5:18:46 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Ninering51:
The surface of the steel is interesting. Is it a coating or just darkened steel? I'm wondering about the texture.
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It's a coating. I'd liken it to graphite like pencil lead. You can scrape it with your finger nail. 
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 5:39:03 PM EST
I'm thinking the texture is scaling.  That looks hand forged.  Wouldn't surprise me if that's from a trucks leaf spring.
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 5:46:37 PM EST
That looks kind of like letters at the top edge of the blade on that bottom pic. Could just be the angle.
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 9:04:25 PM EST
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Originally Posted By jb31:
That looks kind of like letters at the top edge of the blade on that bottom pic. Could just be the angle.
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I noticed that in the photo but looked at the blade real close and no letters.
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 9:10:00 PM EST
Looks pretty crude, like a amateur knifemaker's first attempt. I'd sharpen it up and beat it like a rented mule. It'll probably work great for stuff you don't want to mess up your nice knives on.
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