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Posted: 9/5/2001 4:19:33 PM EDT
Does anyone know how to get in touch with Walter Brend, the knife maker? I have a #2 fighter that I would like to get refurbished. Thanks in advance! Paul
Link Posted: 9/5/2001 5:21:57 PM EDT
Beautiful knife. I have one as well. If you don't mind, how much did you pay? I can pull his address from my knife book, but it might be outdated. Somewhere in South Carolina. Worth a stamp to try though. I'll find it later and post it.
Link Posted: 9/6/2001 2:28:07 AM EDT
Thanks for the quick reply. I'd appreciate that info. I bought the knife from Mr. Brend in '84 or '85 for a couple of hundred dollars. He was up here in Fayetteville, NC visiting a local knife shop (the Black Dragon, now defunct). I believe that he was just getting into knife making as a profession. You are correct, I believe, in that he's from SC. He used to label his blades with the Confederate flag, though I'm not sure he still does. Nice fellow and makes a nice knife. Mine is phosphated into a black finish with black micarta scales. I've carried it at work since I bought it and it shows. It's even been cammied with paint at times. Time for a refurb (if he'll do it!) Thanks again, Paul
Link Posted: 9/6/2001 3:01:30 AM EDT
At that price, he must have been a novice! I was lucky to get mine for $600.00. Look at what they're getting now: [url]http://robertsoncustomcutlery.com/brendtf.htm[/url] Over there, they are sold as soon as they arrive. Time to get on that 2-3 year waiting list. [b]Walter Brend 309 Forest Circle Walterboro, SC 29488[/b] Here's mine with the Alleycat. If I ever see the model with the "saw teeth" on the top, consider it sold. [img]http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid26/pdf6dd78010b03b8889ae97b284f805bf/fe3fbd07.jpg.orig.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 9/6/2001 4:53:07 AM EDT
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Try Mike Kyle at [url]http://www.tactical-knives.com/[/url]. They have a new knife company called Cutters. I'm sure Mike can take care of you. Giz
Link Posted: 9/6/2001 4:02:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2001 4:38:11 PM EDT by pdm]
Guys, thanks for the info. U_N_1846, My knife does have the saw teeth. Is this a rare configuration? It also doesn't have the flag, just "Brend" in italics by the cross guard. Is it collectable? What's it worth? Here's a photo. Do you think it wise to get it refurbed or will that hurt the collecting value? [img]http://www.printroom.com/_vti_bin/ViewImage.dll?userid=pdm&album_id=30818&image_id=1&courtesy=1[/img] Thanks again, paul
Link Posted: 9/6/2001 11:59:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By pdm: Guys, thanks for the info. U_N_1846, My knife does have the saw teeth. Is this a rare configuration? It also doesn't have the flag, just "Brend" in italics by the cross guard. Is it collectable? What's it worth? Here's a photo. Do you think it wise to get it refurbed or will that hurt the collecting value? [img]http://www.printroom.com/_vti_bin/ViewImage.dll?userid=pdm&album_id=30818&image_id=1&courtesy=1[/img] Thanks again, paul
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"Saw teeth" must be the early models. I've never seen the "saw teeth" version for sale before. Only pics in a book. I would say all Walter Brend made knives are collectable. They are definitely one of the most desirable in the knife biz. By my estimates, I would say the knife is in the $600- $800.00 range depending on wear. Is your's serial numbered? I've noticed on knife sites people can sell their used Model 2's in good condition for $800.00! I wouldn't get it refinished unless it was done by the master himself. Of course that could take a long while. There's also a mirror polished version of the Model 2.
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