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Jet Aer corp Boot knife/dagger?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by shortgoth, Jun 18, 2002.

  1. shortgoth

    shortgoth

    227
    Dec 7, 2001
    Just looking for any information out there (if there is any) on the maker, recently added to my dagger collection as a nice little boot knife.

    Length OAL: 8 7/8"
    Blade length: 4 5/8"
    Maker: Jet-Air Corp out of Paterson, NJ is apparently the parent company, but the knife is made in Japan.
    Model: G-96, No 7003.

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  2. bob bowie

    bob bowie

    Jul 24, 2001
    Hi Danny,

    Jet-Aer was an importer here in the States, they started in business in 1973, I am not sure if their still around. They use to advertise in various outdoor magazines here. Their knives are mostly Buck copies, or Buck influenced designs.

    I have seen their knives here, and there, selling in the $20 to 35 range. Your knife is really nice:).

    HTH:D:).
     
  3. knifebloke

    knifebloke

    8
    Oct 12, 2005
    knives by the jet-aer corporation peterson new jersey usa seem to be very rare burds in the uk? i have been trading & collecting for many years & have only just come across my 1st one. this is a japanese made! knife makers choice #860 G96 brand large 5inch (buck 110 clone) folding hunter with a lovely leather pouch. the quality of this knife is outstanding & cannot be faulted, it was picked up off uk ebay in unused condition with pouch box & paperwork for under £5 largely due to a poor photo & description! i think these knives must have been imported to the uk by whitby! as there is a whitby quality knives sticker on the box with the code #Lk860. i was just wondering if any of you chaps out there in knifeland know anything else about this company & its range of knives? cheerz from the knifebloke..
     
  4. tom2

    tom2

    29
    Feb 2, 1999
    The bike shop where I used to work back in the mid-80's sold these so I picked up a few. I can remember a Buck 110 clone and small barlow style but my memory is fuzzy... My favorite was a small (~3") lockback with a clip sheath. The sheath was only deep enough for the bottom half of the knife but there was a pin that fit into the thong hole and "locked" the knife in... Wish I could find that knife, its gotta be somewhere...

    Have fun,
    tom
    :)
     
  5. Neanderthal

    Neanderthal

    202
    Oct 30, 2001
    Anyone know what steel was used in the G96 brand knives ? TIA.
     
  6. knifebloke

    knifebloke

    8
    Oct 12, 2005
    back to jet-aer knives blade steel, i have the knife, box, & paperwork & theres no mention of blade steel at all? the blades are very sharp so that gets me thinking back to parkers 1980s japanese knives that all had surgical steel blades, maybe these was done in the same factory & have the same blades? just a thought that maybe someone else can run with? :confused: cheerz from the knifebloke.. :)
     
  7. knifebloke

    knifebloke

    8
    Oct 12, 2005
    taken from the owner instructions that came with the knife! & i quote "knife makers choice knives are made of a special rust proof steel that combines the edge holding ability of high carbon steel with the easy care of stainless steel. when properly sharpend they will hold their razor sharp edge through long & repeated use" unquote well thats it for what its worth? cheers from the knifebloke :eek:
     
  8. Neanderthal

    Neanderthal

    202
    Oct 30, 2001
    Thanks, knifebloke. The G96 in question is about the size and shape of a Buck 112, but with a smaller, non locking blade, saw, bottle and can openers, and phillips. It is quite well built and the most rugged SAK type knife I've seen. The blade takes a wicked edge, but I've not used it enough to comment reliably on retention.
     
  9. bobsim333

    bobsim333

    22
    Mar 15, 2007
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    raymond fazio

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    May 20, 2006
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  11. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod Staff Member Super Mod

    Apr 6, 2000
    Did you notice that tom2 posted that in October of 2005 ... ?
     
  12. cr1000

    cr1000

    1
    Jul 24, 2009
    I was given this knife when I was 9 years old. My grand father gave it to me, close to my 10th birthday. It was the first knife I ever owned. It is a simple stainless steel flip pocket knife, made in Japan with the following insignia:
    JET-AER
    CORP
    PATERSON,
    N.J.
    {on the flip side...}
    G-96
    NO 6001
    MADE IN
    JAPAN


    Please give information if available.
    CR
     
  13. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod Staff Member Super Mod

    Apr 6, 2000
  14. Reneé

    Reneé

    1
    Aug 23, 2009
    Hi,,
    If you happen to get any info on this knife would you be nice enough to relay it to me? I have the same knife and am hitting a dead end. Thanks, Reneé
     
  15. DennisStrickland

    DennisStrickland Banned BANNED

    Jun 24, 2009
    these knives were around late 70s & early 80s.decent quality& inexpensive.they had a blue handled fillet knife that was shaped kike a rounded triangle.one of the best knives i ever cleaned fish with.we filleted perch & it worked kike a dream. dropped it in a lake 20yrs. ago,beenlooking since.
     
  16. tirod3

    tirod3

    Jun 27, 2006
    This was considered a cheap import of the day, often seen in better gas stations and hardware store checkout counters. Very inexpensive in the day, usually stainless when it was still attempting to have a reputation, and now seen as pretty high quality compared to knives imported from other countries.

    Because of it's minimal values and barely above the counter presence, there's not a lot out there on them. The collector's forum by Benard Levine might be able to do more.
     
  17. mantak

    mantak

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    Sep 6, 2016
  18. NJBillK

    NJBillK Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2014
    I posted this in the Other Thread that you shouldn't have posted in either! Hell, there is a moderator that even says something about Necroposting a few posts above your own!

    Stop Necroposting Old Threads.
     
  19. Sidehill Gouger

    Sidehill Gouger

    Dec 29, 2007
    I don't know when they started importing the knives but they were available in the military gear shops around Ft. Bragg when I was in the 82Abn and I got out around the end of 1970. Jet Aer and Puma were neck in neck introducing the first knock offs of the Buck 110
     
  20. Everglades

    Everglades

    10
    Jul 2, 2016
    I have several of the G96 7003 boot knives, and the copy of the Buck 118, G96 made copies of Buck and Al Mar Gerber knives
    The 7003 boot was not a Buck copy since Buck never made a knife like that, to my knowledge.
    The steel seems good.
    The Boot knife sells very strong and is a very nice knife, the were sold at military bases PXs also.
    The Al Mar design, a Gerber copy with plastic handle are rare and sell strong.
    The G96 company is still in business in New Jersey the sell lubricant to the military etc. they drop the knife line years ago.
    I think the first G96 knife would be dated about 1972 or 1973
    They would barely be in the Viet Nam War timeline, many though the boot was a Buck until a closer look you discover not. Note the knife sheath were exactly the same on the Buck copies and very well done.
     

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