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Forum: European Armoury 1st May 2024, 05:21 AM
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Posted By M ELEY
Sorry I hadn't commented on this thread for a...

Sorry I hadn't commented on this thread for a while. I've been on 'stormy seas' lately-;) The marlin spike used to untie knots is, of course, a fact and indeed I think these stylus types could have...
Forum: European Armoury 4th March 2024, 05:49 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By M ELEY
Hello Jim and thank you for your valuable...

Hello Jim and thank you for your valuable perspective. I'm feeling a lot less 'bummed out' about it now. Many of the items in my collection range from odd ethnographic pieces to New World colonial,...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd March 2024, 11:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,213
Posted By M ELEY
Thank you, Rick, for this excellent info and I...

Thank you, Rick, for this excellent info and I also forgot to thank you for the positive ID on this one. I'm not feeling as bad about it now. Lesson learned and I think this is at least an old one.
Forum: European Armoury 2nd March 2024, 04:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,213
Posted By M ELEY
Foiled again!

Actually, I had a heads-up from another well respected Forum member of my error just prior to Rick pointing out my monumental mistake. The strange thing is I do frequent the Ethno side, but I guess I...
Forum: European Armoury 27th February 2024, 09:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,213
Posted By M ELEY
Thank you, Jim, for responding on this one. I was...

Thank you, Jim, for responding on this one. I was also under the assumption that the word 'jack knife' came from the nautical term 'Jack Tar'. Of coure, it makes sense that the original meaning to...
Forum: European Armoury 27th February 2024, 01:41 PM
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Posted By M ELEY
Of course, there are different opinions on these...

I would be remiss if I didn't mention that others don't always agree that these knives were ever allowed on ships. I personally think that the smaller types might have been allowed, if NOT on...
Forum: European Armoury 27th February 2024, 04:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,213
Posted By M ELEY
Revolutionary War era clasp knife

Here we have a truly massive specimen!:D This clasp knife (or penny knife, jack knife, folder, etc) was the kind carried in the 18th c. and earlier by both sailors, soldiers, frontiersmen, explorers,...
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