Edged Tools From Our Childhood

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  1. MJDavis

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    All,

    Came across a box of some of my edged tools that I used growing up in the late 60's and 70's.
    All are still serviceable and bring back plenty of memories of being outdoors and in the woods in Northern Indiana as a youth. Looks like I had a Nessmuk trio in there and didn't even know it!

    I'm sure many of you have some you used in your early years as well.
    Let's see them, feel free to post your edged tools from your childhood or as a youth.

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  2. Line Dawg

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    The 112 is from my Junior High days; mid 70's ( new blade, pouch and spa treatment from Buck). The Colonial Hobo Tool was given to me in the late 60's, it was old when I got it.
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    Those are cool. I especially like the Hobo knife. Glad you have kept them throughout the years.
     
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    I have that exact same model Colonial Hobo knife. Actually I have a newer one as well. I thought they were cool as can be as a kid.
     
  5. NevadaBlue

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    The hatchet on the right is the Plumb hatchet that my Dad got for me while I was in Boy Scouts.

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    I need to refinish it and make a sheath for it.

    These two knives were Dad’s. His Navy Kabar and a knife he got from Herter’s in the late 50’s I think.

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    My first real fixed blade. New handle. Sheath by me. Had this over 50 years. A gift from my father.
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    Great memories of spending days drooling over stuff in their catalogs. Spending money, too!!
     
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    Does that Kabar actually fit into that bayonet sheath? I would have never have thought to try that...
     
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    Im still a youth by any old timers standards and I wish I still had the knife. But my first knife show my buddy got me for free a Buck Pathfinder. It was my truest knife to that point. Eventually got lost in a number of moves but Ill always view it as my first truest knife.
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    Yes, much fun there. Dad and I enjoyed his crazy recipes like ‘pond scum soup’. I had to buy a couple of old catalogs off of ebay last year.

    That sheath is the one that was issued with the knife. It has my Dad’s initials in it too. I almost lost that knife. We had a place in the Missouri ozarks and had moved ‘everything’ after Dad died. I was coming up the basement steps for the last time and just happened to see the knife lying on a shelf by the steps. I guess Dad poked me as I was going up the steps and told me to grab the knife.
     
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    Interesting. I never knew those were issued with anything other than the leather sheath; thanks for the information.
     
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    It is Navy issue. Dad was on a minesweeper for the duration of the war.
     
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    When I was 7 or 8 my father gave me Mora 760MG, Buck 112 and Pakistani made dagger along with U.S. made Daisy bb gun. Fun times. 6,000 BBs shot over first summer! Good times ;)
     
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    When I was a small boy, everyone seemed to have a Barlow as a first knife. Every little country store you went inside of had a cardboard display. I'm wanting to say they were priced at $1.29 and they were made by either Imperial or Colonial . When you got a little older, you ended up with a Old Timer, usually a small stockman model. I still have mine.
     
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    My first knife was an electricians knife dad gave me in 2 ND grad or so... thought it was the coolest thing in world. Long gone now though. Still have the lil norlund hatchet he got me in some backwoods hardware store when I was a kid...
     

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