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    I found this at a yard sale today for $.25
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    I asked the owner if they knew anything about it and they said "that old rusty thing, it was my grandfathers, give me a quarter for it"

    It looks like an Old Hickory Butcher Knife (10 inch blade) but had no identifying marks. Anyway to tell if it is an Old Hickory?


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    I don't think it's an Old Hickory--note the lack of the distinctive roll marking or an Ontario Knife Co. stamp. Could be from any number of makers, either still existing or long gone. Great find for $0.25!
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    any markings at all"
    definitley carbon steel and well patinia'ed.
    I bet it'll hold a good edge and make a decent utility knife if you don't need a 10" butcher knife ( 10" is a bit big for anything smaller than beef in my book)

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    Whatever brand it is, it looks like a very nice knife with lots of life left in it.

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    I have one that looks just like that, no marks on mine either......

    It seems like a good knife, and would work well as is or cut down and modded, nice score for $0.25.

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    I bet you can make a great woods knife from it, then use some of the blade for a small skinner or neck knife. Lots of ideas, I really enjoy seeing the mods to old Hickory knives soem of the people have done here. There is something really cool about re-purposing old stuff.

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    I am debating on modding it or using it as a small machete.

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    WE had one like that when i was a kid and i used it as you said as a small chopper type knife long befor i ever seen a leuku type knife but yeah those work real well for that Nemasket,thanks for posting it.

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    Sharpen it up with a kind of convex edge and use it as a machete / or a large butcher blade.

    Also fine for cutting a roast or large ham at thanksgiving etc.

    While modding it seems tempting, be sure to spend a lot of time just looking at it and see if it is useful as it. Easy to take steel off, hard to put it back on ya know.

    ETA: I would probably grab some sand paper and smooth the handle to fit my preferences and sharpen it up and just enjoy it for what it it. (I like to sand those old handles into a more "coke bottle" type handle but not necessary, just me)
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