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  1. pab1

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    Made a good find at a local thrift store today. After looking over several bags of mixed knives I saw what I was looking for. I was happy since these don't turn up used in this area very often.

    Do you see it?

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    I was happy with the price of $6 just to get the one Old Hickory knife in the bag. At the register it turned out that kitchen items were half off so I got it for $3! The butcher knife with three rivets had my attention but appears to be an Old Hickory knockoff. The blade is very thin. I'm happy with an Old Hickory slicing knife for $3, especially since I just paid $15 for an Old Hickory boning knife at another shop (I know that's high for a boning knife but I like to support that shop). The thrift store will probably get the rest of the knives in the bag back.

    The question now is what to do with this knife? :33:

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    Great find ! I don't think you could go wrong modding it or leaving it as is, if it were me I'd leave it as is though. For some reason I am drawn to the look and feel of the old "French trade " knives. My dad has a complete set of old hickory knives that I'm certain he'll be buried with lol. Do what makes you happy though, in the end you are the only one you have to please.
     
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    Give her some love and some finishing oil. Carry in the woods, cook at home or anything. You'll both be happy!

    Nice find, thats a great deal!
     
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    That other butcher knife might be well worth keeping, even better than the Old Hickory perhaps. Around the kitchen, or meat pole, my most used are unmarked, thinner high carbon models a lot like that.
    You got out of there in pretty good shape though, even if it and all the rest of the leftovers are junk. :)
     
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    It does have a nice feel to it but I don't know if I can resist modding it!
     
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    Thanks for the info! I'll have to try it out.
     
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    cut with it!
     
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    Wow, what a score!!
     
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    Nice haul!
     
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    Well you could practice modding on the ones you were going to give back to the store first,to see if you'd like it on the main treasure.
     
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    See? This guy gets it ;)
     
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    I'm not going to mess with the cheap stainless knives. So far I've been happy with all my Old Hickory mods whether minor or major.
     
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    Good score! I have a new slicer waiting to be modded but I'm in the same boat as you are, not sure what mod to do. Kephart? Mini kephart?... I am leaning towards a mini kephart...still not sure. Or maybe a Seax???
     
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    I've been wanting to do a mini-Kephart too. I think I'll do that with one of the new 7" butcher knives I picked up and make an Otzi with the cutoff tip.
     
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    Great idea on the Otzi!
     
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