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Robert 29th December 2008 03:28 AM

Just Ended But What Is It ?
 
Is this real or does this look like a dressed up kitchen knife to anybody else? :confused: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...em=190275965494

trenchwarfare 29th December 2008 04:55 AM

Yep, it's real. A real dressed up kitchen knife. Hard to say, who's, and when. Looks like old work, but looks can be deceiving. Especially in pictures. Knife style dates back a while. Scabbard looks WWIIish to me. Pretty cool, whatever it is. M.P.

asomotif 29th December 2008 09:40 AM

Yes, this is a dressed up kitchen knife.

It could be anything between civil war and WW II.
But I guess that calling it 'civil war' brings the best price ;)

Strictly it is of course not a bowie knife.
It would not be my choice as this blade is made for cutting only.

katana 29th December 2008 12:08 PM

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Thought I'd add a picture before the listing disappears ....not unusual for 'kitchen' knives to have their 'duties' re-defined....seems to have some age and would certainly be functional as a weapon.

Regards David

Rick 29th December 2008 02:03 PM

Vintage(?) Sabatier . :)

Ah, the wonderful world of 'Bowie Knives' :rolleyes: ;) :D

Lew 29th December 2008 02:15 PM

There is a sucker born every well you know ;) .



Lew

Rick 29th December 2008 02:20 PM

I bought a bunch of late 19th C kitchen knives a few years ago from Lee Valley Tools .
They were unused old stock found in a warehouse; nice high carbon steel blades .

trenchwarfare 29th December 2008 02:37 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by LOUIEBLADES
There is a sucker born every well you know ;) .



Lew
Although I feel that the knife was misrepresented, calling it a "Civil War Bowie" the knife itself, could date from that period. I think WWI or II is more accurate. Either way, if the conversion is authentic, the price was very reasonable. In that case, the buyer is a very happy camper. Unfortunately, with ebay's new rule, we will never know who won the auction. Quite often, that tidbit of info, told us if something was "right" or not. If the big dogs were bidding, you knew something was kosher. M.P.

Lew 29th December 2008 03:24 PM

[QUOTE=trenchwarfare]Although I feel that the knife was misrepresented, calling it a "Civil War Bowie" the knife itself, could date from that period.

Trench

I must aggree with you on it being WW1-2 but in no way can it date from the civil war. The knife itself is a French chefs knife and it could be as old as 1900-18 but thats it. The scabbard is either WW1-2 vintage it looks like someone threw this together in their garage plus the screws in the hilt would not have been used during the civil war they would have used rivets that would have been peened over.

Lew

Btw

I see that the seller has now updated the description and has removed the civil war reference ;)


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