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An old Clauss knife

Discussion in 'Wilderness & Survival Skills' started by Mannlicher, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. Mannlicher


    Nov 19, 2008
    My outdoors mentor, a retired minister, left me his belt knife when he passed. I have used it for better than 40 years now.

    It is an old Clauss knife, probably dating back to the mid thirties. The leather washer handle is still in good shape, and it keeps a very sharp edge. I have skinned a LOT of animals with this old timer.

    The blade is 4.75 inches long, and the top two inches are sharp as well.
  2. untamed


    Jan 7, 2003
    A very functional blade that still soldiers on! :thumbup:
  3. pitdog


    Apr 13, 2007
    That's a beauty, the fact that you have used it for more than 40 years is testiment to it's function and quality....great stuff !!!!
  4. Mannlicher


    Nov 19, 2008
    's a fact pit, and Rev. Lee used it for about 35 years before I got it.
  5. Joezilla

    Joezilla Moderator Moderator

    Jul 22, 2005
    That is a fantastic piece. How does the butt cap affix onto the tang?
  6. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    My guess is a threaded tang with a spanner bit nut.
  7. AeroNautiCal


    Jun 24, 2008
    Not only is that a lovely knife with a great history, but the name is also appropriate for this time of year! [​IMG]
  8. Anrkst6973


    May 15, 2008
    aint that a beauty. with a great history too. Saw a knife at at an outdoor trade show that had that same type and color of handle..makes me wonder if I didnt pass on a real bargain.
  9. Mannlicher


    Nov 19, 2008
  10. Jeff H

    Jeff H

    Feb 14, 2008
    Clauss is in one of the small towns near me. Fremont, Ohio had quite a cutlery industry for years and my Dad's Dad worked in a cutlery for years in another nearby small town. The Christy company was also in Fremont, if anyone remembers a thread about the Christy Knife a while back. I didn't even realize they were still in business until I did a quick search.

  11. halo2


    Sep 13, 2005
    I love old school patterns. That's a beauty!
  12. Kismet


    Jan 30, 2002
    I love it. You are blessed to have the memories and the blade. :)
  13. banana-clip


    Jun 7, 2007
    Nice blade
  14. John G

    John G

    Jul 4, 2008
    Sweet knife.
  15. mete

    mete Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2003
    I have a very fine pair of large scissors made by Clauss.I hope the quality has been maintained even though it was bought up by Acme United.

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