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    Quote Originally Posted by cobenn7 View Post
    Its hard to tell, I couldn't say to be honest!
    Thanks. It looks like the sheath is split under the frog? If so, the frog might have been a way of repairing it. Was your uncle a military man at all?

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    If those scales are Gutta Percha (and it's very possible) be careful how you clean them. DO NOT put that knife into an ultrasonic cleaner. The ultrasonic vibration will destroy Gutta Percha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cobenn7 View Post
    True enough! That does make sense with the whole Scotts vs the English thing, never been the best of mates haha
    I think it's probably a bit more subtle than that, but even though they're invariably made in Sheffield, what Scot wants to be reminded he has a sassenach sgian-dubh?!

    (NB Not saying this is a sgian dubh)

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    Quote Originally Posted by eisman View Post
    If those scales are Gutta Percha (and it's very possible) be careful how you clean them. DO NOT put that knife into an ultrasonic cleaner. The ultrasonic vibration will destroy Gutta Percha.
    I remember you saying that about Gutta Percha before I still need to give one of those cleaners a try

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Black View Post
    Thanks. It looks like the sheath is split under the frog? If so, the frog might have been a way of repairing it. Was your uncle a military man at all?
    That would be my guess! And no he was born and raised on the farm from 1908-2006, and my grandfather doesnt know of anyone in the family that was in the military, but it's still possible he says

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobenn7 View Post
    That would be my guess! And no he was born and raised on the farm from 1908-2006, and my grandfather doesnt know of anyone in the family that was in the military, but it's still possible he says
    Thanks for the info, it all helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Black View Post
    Thanks for the info, it all helps
    No problem! Thank you for your expetise! If there's anything else just ask away and I'll answer to the best of my knowledge!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobenn7 View Post
    No problem! Thank you for your expetise! If there's anything else just ask away and I'll answer to the best of my knowledge!
    Thanks, you've been the perfect 'customer'! Does your grandfather have any thoughts or theories about where his cousin might have originally acquired the knife?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Black View Post
    Thanks, you've been the perfect 'customer'! Does your grandfather have any thoughts or theories about where his cousin might have originally acquired the knife?
    Haha no problem! Thank you! Iv enjoyed the history lesson and the chat! I'll definitely let you know if he thinks of anything else! How much you reckon the knife would be worth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobenn7 View Post
    No problem! Thank you for your expetise! If there's anything else just ask away and I'll answer to the best of my knowledge!

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    BTW-Are you by chance also part Irish? Do you know if your family came over with the Scots Irish migration into Canada? I have a friend here in Texas whose family came over during the late 19th century through Canada, by way of Montana. If so, it may narrow down the time period on your knife a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cobenn7 View Post
    Haha no problem! Thank you! Iv enjoyed the history lesson and the chat! I'll definitely let you know if he thinks of anything else! How much you reckon the knife would be worth?
    Thanks for sharing your interesting old knife with us I'll be sure to let you know if I come across anything similar. I'm afraid that the value of your knife is not something we can discuss here (see the forum guidelines at the top of the page), but you have an interesting family heirloom, which I'm sure you'll want to hang onto, and maybe even use

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    Awesome and true! Sorry I didnt notice, whoops! And for sure! I'm definitely going to keep it in the family! Do you have any suggestions on how to take care of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bartleby View Post
    BTW-Are you by chance also part Irish? Do you know if your family came over with the Scots Irish migration into Canada? I have a friend here in Texas whose family came over during the late 19th century through Canada, by way of Montana. If so, it may narrow down the time period on your knife a bit.
    its very possible but none that I'm aware of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bartleby View Post
    BTW-Are you by chance also part Irish? Do you know if your family came over with the Scots Irish migration into Canada? I have a friend here in Texas whose family came over during the late 19th century through Canada, by way of Montana. If so, it may narrow down the time period on your knife a bit.
    It would be good to narrow it down to a shorter period than The Highland Clearances, let alone the entire period of Scots and Irish emigration/transportation/expulsion!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobenn7 View Post
    Do you have any suggestions on how to take care of it?
    Give the knife and sheath a light wipe over with some mineral oil. Don't store the knife in the sheath. Keep it somewhere cool and dry. It looks like a tough cookie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Black View Post
    Give the knife and sheath a light wipe over with some mineral oil. Don't store the knife in the sheath. Keep it somewhere cool and dry. It looks like a tough cookie
    Sounds good! Is there anything I can use to clean it up without damaging anything?

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    If you can research the year he came over, you would have a pretty good idea about the latest period the knife was made (assuming he brought it with him, which should be a pretty safe bet).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bartleby View Post
    If you can research the year he came over, you would have a pretty good idea about the latest period the knife was made (assuming he brought it with him, which should be a pretty safe bet).
    He was born here in Canada, and we have no idea where/when he acquired it sadly

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobenn7 View Post
    Sounds good! Is there anything I can use to clean it up without damaging anything?
    It's already a worn and damaged knife. What are you wanting, just to polish it up a bit? A clean rag, a bit of oil, and some elbow grease won't do any harm. Personally, I wouldn't bother beyond that, but it depends what you want

    Quote Originally Posted by Bartleby View Post
    If you can research the year he came over, you would have a pretty good idea about the latest period the knife was made (assuming he brought it with him, which should be a pretty safe bet).
    Ah, but there's guessing, and there's knowing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Black View Post
    It's already a worn and damaged knife. What are you wanting, just to polish it up a bit? A clean rag, a bit of oil, and some elbow grease won't do any harm. Personally, I wouldn't bother beyond that, but it depends what you want



    Ah, but there's guessing, and there's knowing
    Ok sweet, thats kinda what I figured!

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