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tkern
02-17-2013, 02:17 AM
Just picked up a 9" chef's knife from ebay. In the handle is carved "Diz Grind Shop". Knife seems to be from the '50s-'60s, if not earlier. I can't find out anything about it. I'll post picts once I clean up all the rust on it but its seems like a great knife. Anyone hear of this maker?

sachem allison
02-17-2013, 02:56 AM
Hard to tell Travis. There were a lot of small mom and pop grind shops, hardware stores and groceries that had there label or logo placed on the handle of blanks or finished knives supplied to them by a bunch of makers, Dexter, clyde, columbia, foster, Goodell, Lambson,Ontario and case, just to name a few. You could try to match blade profiles with known samples but, frankly a lot of makers made knives with identical profiles and dimensions even handle materials. Show me a picture and we will see what we can see.

tkern
02-18-2013, 01:40 AM
13385


Haven't cleaned it up yet.

chinacats
02-18-2013, 01:51 AM
I kinda' like the profile.

brainsausage
02-18-2013, 02:21 AM
Me too. Be nice to see some more pics- *hint-hint*

sachem allison
02-18-2013, 02:43 AM
It looks American 1960's maybe and the profile has been changed a little unless that's just the image. very few American knives of this style and time had that pointy and narrow of a tip. It may have been reworked by the grind shop. more then likely 10 series steel 1095 or something similar. This maybe closer to the profile it originally was. THen again maybe not. either way it looks like it will get the job done.

tkern
02-18-2013, 03:12 AM
Definitely see it in the heel

sachem allison
02-18-2013, 03:46 AM
Definitely see it in the heel

sending out your surprise tomorrow. be careful, its heavy.

tkern
02-18-2013, 10:44 PM
If its a dead hooker with a peg leg made out of mammoth tooth and spalted maple burl with jade teeth; I'm sorry but I already have one. ... unless you carved the leg then.....

HHH Knives
02-18-2013, 10:48 PM
If its a dead hooker with a peg leg made out of mammoth tooth and spalted maple burl with jade teeth; I'm sorry but I already have one. ... unless you carved the leg then.....

ROTFLMAO!!!

tkern
02-19-2013, 08:17 PM
sending out your surprise tomorrow. be careful, its heavy.

A 2lb meat cleaver. awesome. Who made this thing? its a beast.

brainsausage
02-19-2013, 10:36 PM
A 2lb meat cleaver. awesome. Who made this thing? its a beast.

Pics dammit! C'monnn!!!

sachem allison
02-19-2013, 11:35 PM
I've had it for twenty years. I'm not even sure what its made of. Only used it once. Enjoy it. It loves pigs and small animals

tkern
02-20-2013, 12:07 AM
1345713458As do I.

knyfeknerd
02-20-2013, 12:09 AM
Holy crap that's a thick knife!

franzb69
02-20-2013, 12:16 AM
that is a monster of a knife

sachem allison
02-20-2013, 02:10 AM
If its a dead hooker with a peg leg made out of mammoth tooth and spalted maple burl with jade teeth; I'm sorry but I already have one. ... unless you carved the leg then.....

oh! you know Molly too?

brainsausage
02-20-2013, 03:32 AM
Hah! Good luck protein!!! That things a brute!

sachem allison
02-20-2013, 03:33 AM
you should see the choil shot