The Dental Surgery ..Toothpicks only.

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by meako, Oct 21, 2020.

  1. Tyson A Wright

    Tyson A Wright Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 9, 2020
    Beautiful knife. In the ad copy, what does "blade crocus polished on one side" mean?

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  2. tongueriver

    tongueriver Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2007
    crocus I think referred to a polishing compound used to create a mirror finish.
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  3. Tyson A Wright

    Tyson A Wright Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 9, 2020
    I just went and researched it (should have done that before posting, I guess) and that seems to be right - "glaze" finish was what we call a machine finish today, "crocus" was a mirror finish (made using crocus of iron). Common on American knives to have crocus on mark side, glaze on back. I think most of the older knives I've seen that this would apply to were so patinated by the time I saw them that the distinction was lost.

    Learned something new today. Thanks!

  4. jc57

    jc57 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2012


    Not sure if the Powerderhorn qualifies or not:
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    Aug 30, 2007
  6. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    I have these.... I've got a couple of tiny ones with turquoise handles somewhere that I couldn't locate on short notice....
    I have come to really appreciate the GEC toothpicks, and am looking to add to my meager start of a "family". The GEC's have, in my estimation, the perfect shape for the blade. Some toothpicks are too slender, and appear almost too delicate to even use... the GEC's are working knives, that happen to be great looking as well.
    Please pardon the terrible lighting... this is just a representative pic.... :oops:

  7. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    image.jpeg image.jpeg A. G. Russell 154-CM
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  8. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    Antler belongs on them...thanks for your beautiful photes and info...Powderhorn was one of my first gecs...[​IMG]
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  9. sitflyer

    sitflyer Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    Thanks Eric! :) I get a kick out of these knives.
  10. pmek5

    pmek5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 27, 2007
    That's a nice group there.
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  11. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    I don't have very many Toothpicks in my collection and though I don't have any particular aversion to the pattern, I really don't carry them all that much. They are pretty comfy in hand though and that long, narrow blade is very useful in most applications.

    Two GECs and... something else ('twas a gift - scrimshaw is nice).

    (All the bolsters and endcaps could use a bit of polishing)


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  12. Railsplitter

    Railsplitter Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2010
    I recently won this Case Tiny Toothpick in a giveaway contest.

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  13. kvaughn

    kvaughn Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    I've always felt like they had a Spanish Navaja feel/ origin to them.
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  14. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    This one is very slim .
    I wonder why Case has a penchant for tiny toothpicks over large sized ?
    Mammoth tooth there a more appropriate scale for toothpicks?
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  15. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Me too. I think they make a medium but only in one cover material a year, maybe. Most are tiny. May get one someday. The medium is about the size of a trapper. The closest thing I have to a toothpick is my Spanish navaja, but I don't think it qualifies as a toothpick, so I won't post it. Nice pattern.
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  16. Stelth


    Jul 15, 2007
    This is the only toothpick I own.
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  17. brownshoe

    brownshoe I support this site with my MIND

    Sep 6, 2002
    Case makes a big 4” toothpick, but not every year. It’s nice and slim.
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  18. Lansky1


    Apr 12, 2016
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  19. willc

    willc Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 13, 2013
    F024242D-1F85-4109-8890-CEF48AFC2264.jpeg Bulldog Brand 2005
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  20. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    I like toothpicks, but apparently I prefer multi-blade models, since that's all I have.
    This is my favorite, since it's just like one I remember my grandpa having. Imperial clip/pen:

    This Buck clip/spey seems rather rare. I got it in a Christmas gift tin a few years ago with a 3" toothpick that my wife claimed:

    This Providence Cutlery clip blade and scaler/caplifter model is called a fish knife, I think, but to me it's still a toothpick:

    Here's a 5" Rough Rider version of a fish knife, with the secondary blade being a fine-toothed saw/serrated blade:

    - GT
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