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Knife question

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by lzenglish, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. lzenglish


    Nov 21, 2012
    I picked up what i call a fixed bladed hawkbill knife, but have never seen one sharpened quite like it. The scales appear to be made of ebony. with silver pins, and a silver butt plate. The blade has "Korea" stamped on it, and the edge is ground on the outer edge of the blade arc. In all my searches, i have seen names like oil rag knife, hawkbill, linoleum, roofer's knife etc, but all seemed to be ground on the inner side of the blade arc. Any info, or ideas, on what i may have here would be appreciated. Sorry, But I'm unable to post pics with this new format.

  2. Lapedog


    Dec 7, 2016
    Maybe it is some kind of error? I can't imagine what a knife ground in such a way could be used for. I know there are knives like the Inuit Ulu and Italian Mezzaluna which use an extreme semicircular blade and cut with the edge by rocking the blade back and forward or scraping with the edge.
  3. jbarsquat

    jbarsquat Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 22, 2017
    Interested to see what you have. Checkout the technical assistance area. Lots of posts assisting with posting pics under the new format.
  4. lzenglish


    Nov 21, 2012
    Thanks for the replies so far. I will continue to try and post pics of it.
  5. DocJD


    Jan 29, 2016
    Paint roller scraper / cleaner for the blunt inside and sharp scraper knife for outside arc ?
  6. lzenglish


    Nov 21, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2017
  7. EricV

    EricV Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 19, 2008
    I was going to say its definitely a lead knife. My grandfather did a lot of stained glasswork and had a few of these around, including that Herder you linked to. They're really sturdy well made knives, but pretty much useless for anything other than that specific task. They do make a handy leather work knife in a pinch.

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