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andre s
06-23-2013, 02:37 PM
Strolled through an antiques festival today and came across this. I think most people (except knife forum types:D) wouldn't have looked twice at a knife with a plastic handle held together with some flat head bolts and square nuts (strangely not fitting into the countersunk holes...). Blade looks suspiciously like a canadian sab. finger guard/bolster...martinet forge? fiteen bucks didn't seem like a stretch. Especially for someone always looking to re-handle and eyeing TBT's canadian massifs.
i don't see a maker's mark
could this be anything other than a sab?
not sure if many others forged similarly

http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t542/ezthequeen/Can-1_zpsd99a73fc.jpg (http://s1313.photobucket.com/user/ezthequeen/media/Can-1_zpsd99a73fc.jpg.html)

8" blade
http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t542/ezthequeen/Can-3_zpsc102285e.jpg (http://s1313.photobucket.com/user/ezthequeen/media/Can-3_zpsc102285e.jpg.html)

http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t542/ezthequeen/Can-2_zps241f9327.jpg (http://s1313.photobucket.com/user/ezthequeen/media/Can-2_zps241f9327.jpg.html)

check out the tang that tapers down to almost nothing
http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t542/ezthequeen/Can-4_zps9e39c474.jpg (http://s1313.photobucket.com/user/ezthequeen/media/Can-4_zps9e39c474.jpg.html)

anyways...thought you would enjoy

sachem allison
06-23-2013, 02:45 PM
looks like an old Sab style. Doesn't look American the tip is too pointy for the time period. You never know. Definitely, not British or German. $15 is a steel . That thing should take a wicked edge. I would grind the edge flat to remove any fatigued metal and then put new edge bevels on it and start all over with fresh steel.

andre s
06-23-2013, 03:58 PM
Once again Son, you are De Man.