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Made in Western Germany knife

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Jay14, Jun 24, 2019.

  1. Jay14


    Jun 24, 2019
    I can't believe how well it cut, still nicks in the blade after 1/2 hr of sharpening. I'll keep sharpening it each week until its nick free. Great tomato sandwich too!
  2. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    Late to the party, as usual.

    Nice knife! Looks like a nice user. It sure sliced those tomatoes well.
  3. Jay14


    Jun 24, 2019
    Thanks. This is going to be my new camp knife. (I'll probably carry it around the house with me for a few weeks too) Now I have to make a sheath for it!
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  4. Jay14


    Jun 24, 2019
    Let's see what I can come up with out of some old saddle bag leather!
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  5. BigWillie


    Jun 4, 2019
    Cleaned up very nice
  6. JPD1998

    JPD1998 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 18, 2004
    Enjoy the knife!
    I have a similar knife, I bought it when I was about 14 ( in 1973) with money I saved.
    Most the stitching around the sheath is missing because I would use the back of the sheath as a strop.
    It was my only fixed blade hunting knife for about 10 years.

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  7. slyraven


    Feb 19, 2019
    Really awesome find! You did a GREAT job at cleaning that thing up, and sharpening it. Maybe you can ask family members about it and who owned might have it?
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  8. Jay14


    Jun 24, 2019
    Very nice! New knives are cool but there's just something about an old knife that's cooler.
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  9. Jay14


    Jun 24, 2019
    Thanks! I found the knife in a house I bought 7 or so years ago. Didn't know the owners.
  10. tltt


    May 1, 2008
    Just to add on to this, the found knife was usually called the "Remington" pattern by the German factories and US importers. It has that name because many times the blades, pommels, spacers, and guards are reminiscent of some of the Remington RH series hunting knives -

    The Germans often named the knives after regions or models they were copying.
  11. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    Wonder if it was a Gutman cutlery, many different ones it could be. I have seen the same pattern in an antique store.
  12. Velitrius

    Velitrius Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    Well done. I like the look of it now.

    A well fitting sheath is all you need to make for it now. It should serve you admirably then.

    A camp knife is a perfect use for this piece.
  13. Jay14


    Jun 24, 2019
    I hadn't considered camp knife until I cut the tomato. I asked my wife what we had that I could butcher, ha ha. Found a tomato that was starting to look a little old. The knife is just barely under 3/16 thick so I didn't expect a nice cut, however, it was great. And it still needs more sharpening to clean up the nicks. So camp knife it is and when the sheath is done I'll carry it around the house and maybe in the truck.
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  14. lambertiana

    lambertiana Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    That cleaned up really well. It will make a good user.
  15. Jay14


    Jun 24, 2019
    I highly recommend that gelled rust remover! It was great. Several applications and scrubbing, but it worked.
  16. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    Very nice to see the Old Boy back in action. That knife looks to have a bit of soul and lots of character. Well done bringing it back into service...as it should be.

    Thanks for sharing your pics and experiences!
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  17. Jay14


    Jun 24, 2019
    Thank you. I've never tried to restore a knife before. It has been a fun project but it still needs work. It has been a good first experience.
  18. Jay14


    Jun 24, 2019
    I'm no leather worker but it should hold a knife when I'm done!
    I hope.
  19. GIRLYmann


    Nov 7, 2005
    one may at times find identical looking German knives with the exact same pattern
    but are however differently marked with various trademarks or brands.
    It is likely that such knives underwent the process of fabrication
    with the help of the same caring hands spread out across Solingen
    involved in part fitting cutlery products via the subcontracting process
    which made up solingen's unsung cottage industry.
    case in point, is a near identical knife with a Carl Schlieper mark...
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2019
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  20. Jay14


    Jun 24, 2019
    I see ebay has an original Solingen leather sheath that would fit perfectly. It might be nice to put these 2 pieces together.

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