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TB_London
04-16-2012, 07:28 AM
After looking at all the refurb threads going on, I had a quick trawl of the bay and thought this looked quite interesting

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ANTIQUE-1800s-HAND-FORGED-CARBON-STEEL-C-E-McKARAHER-DAMASCUS-CHEFs-HUNT-KNIFE-/230775004217?pt=Collectible_Knives&hash=item35bb431c39#ht_500wt_922

Anyone have any idea if the dates make sense? The handle doesn't seem right, the blade looks interesting though.

Also if anyone is looking for a Beatty there were 2 that seemed reasonable BIN.

K-Fed
04-16-2012, 10:45 AM
There is also a forgecraft 10" chef on there for a very reasonable price if anyone is interested.

steeley
04-17-2012, 01:58 AM
that guy is saying a'lot that's not there.
and it is pitted . a no go for me.

http://limepic.com/img/zLXT9.jpg

Crothcipt
04-17-2012, 03:31 AM
He says the pitting comes from forging. Some of those look very bad. It also says it has a damascus pattern, I may be just not seeing it.

TB_London
04-17-2012, 04:37 AM
The pitting being from inclusions in the steel kind of makes sense and the damascus pattern looks to be from folding the steel -consistent with the steel being full of impurities. It's more visible near the heel. Wouldn't be a user would just be interesting to see as an early village blacksmith type knife.

Crothcipt
04-17-2012, 01:06 PM
Ok looking at some other pics, I did end up seeing damascus patterns. The handle looks well made too. A little love on it should be good.

Eamon Burke
04-17-2012, 02:31 PM
I'd buy it if I had the cash. Looks interesting, at least.

sachem allison
04-17-2012, 02:42 PM
I was the first bidder on it and then a bunch of guys looking for vintage knives to restore jacked up the price. lol I used to have one with the same makers mark I'm thinking it's closer to post civil war not early 1800's also judging by the bolster, handle and overall shape I think it was part of a set. carving set or multiple table knife set. it has that feel.

DeepCSweede
04-17-2012, 03:41 PM
Look at what you started Son - All these people going their merry way and then "Bam" - "Hey guys fix up a couple of classics" and now you have a freakin' feeding frenzy for vintage knives. :angry1: :dazed: :knife:

sachem allison
04-17-2012, 03:52 PM
I have actually worked myself out of a job a couple of times too. I never learn.lol

DeepCSweede
04-17-2012, 04:47 PM
That's why we love ya bud!!

TB_London
04-17-2012, 05:09 PM
Haha, I had the feeling it was going to get bid beyond my reach, otherwise I'd have kept it to my self until it landed on my door mat.