My new $1000 pocket knife

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  1. CampCowan

    CampCowan Wabi Sabi Supporter

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    Well here you go folks, I know a lot of people haven’t seen a pocket knife this spendy.
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    Ok, I’ll be serious. My township has been digging in the yard to fix a years old problem that ended up with me getting free water for the sprinklers. In the process of locating everything this dude was found buried about a foot deep at the base of a tree. Kind of a cool find. Getting the water straightened out is only going to cost me 1k so this is my reward. Breaking even? We will see.

    Into some vinegar to see what we have. Stay tuned.

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  2. arleigh

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    I have lost a few just like that through the years , I guess they are more attracted to the ground than my pockets can handle .
    When i was a kid I always had holes in my pockets really. had to keep change in a change purse.
    Good luck with the recovery .
     
  3. salty dog

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    I would look at it as it's worth $1K dollars to get a "free" knife, getting the water fixed is just a bonus. My wife says my math is flawed, but she thinks I don't need any more knives either, so don't believe her.
     
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    Interested to see how it held up.
    Kevin
     
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    I feel your pain. My son has some lung issues and Doc said to rip out all the carpet in the house.... the house has wall to wall carpeting lol. Just did a rear alignment and new tires on the wife’s vehicle... I better find a knife ripping up the carpet because I didn’t find one in her vehicle lol.
     
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    Just a little patina on that one.
     
  7. central joe

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    Pretty cheap for that much quality if ya ask me. I'm sorry for your trouble young fellar. joe
     
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    Looks like an old kamp king knife. Guess it be worth twice that to the right sucker...er I mean collector.
     
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    Haha, thanks for the comments. I’m not holding out too much hope for it, but the old girl might pull through in some form of another.
     
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    Remove the tools and rehandle it if nothing else...
     
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    nice kamp king. looks like she still has some life left to her. ;)
     
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    I’m hoping it turns into something cool. The metal is all there. No telling how pitted it is yet. The toggle thingy moves freely though.
     
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    Rescue that knife and check for worms... you might have a keeper there.
     
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    Scrubbed on the knife a bit this morning. Rescuing it in its original form isn’t going to happen. The frame is rusted and falling apart. Could make out king on the plate though so that’s cool. Back into the vinegar, would like to salvage the blades if possible.
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    It does look lost. Maybe you can get a blade out of it. Good luck.
     
  16. NevadaBlue

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    Put it back together and mount it on a little wooden display board. Tell anyone who asks, what you paid for it! :)
     
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    Should have kept it as is and sold it as vintage Otzi for $500.00.
     
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    It's pretty common for the bail and handle scales to fall off those older Imperial Kamp Kings, even if they haven't spent years underground. I'd say that old fella's held up pretty good considering the less than ideal storage conditions.
     
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    Yep, it got worms... consider burying it where you found it, maybe an archaeologist will find it 300 years from now.
     
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    That's probably what I'd do.. if it's too far gone to get anything useful from it, and too dirty to be a showpiece. But I'd put it in a ziploc baggie, then in a Styrofoam container, inside a metal box before reburying it. Otherwise, it'll just disintegrate. The plastic and polystyrene will last a few thousand years.
     

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