Cool garage sale find

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by BoozeFighter, Aug 20, 2018.

  1. BoozeFighter


    Jul 6, 2015
    Found this cool tramontina knife at a garage sale on Saturday. Seems to be in pretty good shape. Does anybody know how old it might be?

    I’ve only seen Tramontina machetes, but some googling shows that they make / have made all sorts of hunting and fishing knives.

    This one looks like a not as fancy version of the knife in this post THE Hollow Handle Knife Thread

    All in all, not bad for $5!






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  2. DocJD


    Jan 29, 2016
    I don't see too many fixed blades with a corkscrew ! :):cool: :thumbsup:
  3. J.Mattson


    Sep 10, 2007
    I'm not sure I've ever seen one. Cool find.
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  4. GWashington1732

    GWashington1732 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 20, 2009
    Yard sale eh? Is that blood?

    Its different.
  5. GIRLYmann


    Nov 7, 2005
    The tramontina 26070/ cacador (hunter) "pantanal" (swamp) hunting knife.
    Its gotta be at least 20 years based on that spanish aitor-like belt loop system.
    So not only does it have a corkscrew and bottle cap lifter,
    But there are a couple of wire bending notches...
    oh, and a bullet shell extractor too.
    Some designs in Tramontina's sporting/outdoors knife line are prety odd ball.
    But, i guess that what makes them unique:)δες-Sports-and-Craft-Knives-and-Pocket-Knives

    Enjoy the find!

    Trivia: more on the belt loop
    Some whie back, tramontina had a cloned brewer survival knife
    It was named the commander 3 (long discontinued).

    Hence one woud find the same belt loop system
    was utiized on a few tramontina models during that time period of manufacture.
    Unfortunatey, the tramontina nylon webbing was rather flimsy.
    It was not firm enough to stand upright ridgedly
    There were problems with the lock up on the slip-in loop stop fixture,
    Which joints up the two top sections of open ended pieces which forms the belt loop.

    '80' predecessor

    Tramontina corporate video
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  6. BoozeFighter


    Jul 6, 2015
    They did pack a lot of features into one design didn't they?

    Looking at their catalog, the corkscrew on the handle seems to be a common one.

    The belt loop is a pretty neat design, but the plastic knob to disengage it sits in just the right place to get pushed down when resheathing the blade.

    Great link and info btw, thanks
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  7. dkb45

    dkb45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2012
    Neat! I'm always excited by Tramontina fixed blades (yes, I consider a machete a large fixed blade).
  8. Brawny


    Aug 6, 2018
    Never know when you're gonna need a nice chardonnay while long mileing it in the woods!

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