Vintage Gustav Emil Ern?

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danger85

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Hi guys,

Just wondering if anyone could help identify this Gustav Emil Ern butchers knife’s vintage and if it’s worth putting some time in to rehandle? Hopefully the pics work!

Cheers



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merlijny2k

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My best guess would be yes. From the picture it seems the edge is rather thick. Could be in for a rehandling and thinning project.
 

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I vote yes, if only for the name alone. I might steal it for my firstborn. Who needs a Shig when you've got a Gustav?
 

Benuser

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Old carbons are a lot of fun to work on.
Except for thinning, don't change what you can't undo. Why would you rehandle it? Give the present one a fair chance by soaking in wax.
 
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danger85

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Been away from the forums for a little while.

I didn’t end up doing too much other than a cleanup of the handle with a little steel wool and some thinning of the edge. Has become my favorite butcher knife. Cuts through a whole rump like butter.
 

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