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The First Knife

Discussion in 'Blades' started by Yard Dart, Feb 4, 2015.

  1. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    I was digging through some things the other day and pulled out my first knife that dad gave to me when I first started hunting with him when I was 10 years old or so. It is made by Soligen and has a number stamped in it that I am researching. I have reached out to Soligen to find out more on it's history, manufacturing detail. I am looking forward to hearing what comes back.
    Germany Solingen - Cutlery And Kitchenware Center | Knives - Outdoor Knives

    IMAG0281. IMAG0280.
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  2. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Do you have your first knife still? If so, show and tell. :)
  3. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Nice legacy Dad gave to you right there, YD!!

    Here's mine, from my Dad. No markings, looks like German steel....

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  4. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Very nice DR!!! The tool's that are handed down to son's and daughter's are priceless!!
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  5. NotSoSneaky

    NotSoSneaky former supporter

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  6. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

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  7. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Great knife, Kell...And a bottle opener, too!!
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  8. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Obviously not my first but a treasured blade given to me by my uncle, I miss him on a daily basis....

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  9. vonslob

    vonslob Monkey++

    I wish I had my first knife still but I remember it. I saved a ton of bazooka joe gum wrappers to get it. It was junk but it was mine. Mom took it away( as she should it was too much knife for me at that age) found it years later and probably lost it in my last move.
  10. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    Well, evidently Dad was a cheap@ss because my 1st knife was a 4 blade Camp King folder..:D He got better though, by the time I was old enough to deer hunt I had a pretty nice Buck skinner. No pics as the middle daughter has the camp king and I broke the skinner as a dumb@ss teenybopper.
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  11. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    bump ;)
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  12. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    First knife was a Case Jack knife given to me by my Grand Dad. Still have it all these years later! My all time fave is my Boy Scouts knife back when you were able to get a good one! I carry that and use it daily! I also Took a kissing Crane Switch Blade from a schoolmate who had ill intent on his mind, a quick kick to the hand and that knife went in my pocket never to be returned!
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  13. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Since i was 7-8 I've had a pocket knife.
    Grand father made knives as presents for friends and family, so it was tradition .
    However my first fixed blade was a cheap store bought one, simply because with me there was the distinct possibility of it being lost.
    And it was .
    Funny enough 40 years later I found one in the desert exactly like the one I had .
    Made a few and gave them away and have a few I bought as a kid . but my favorites are Gramp's which my son now has.
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