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29-07-07, 10:50 AM #1
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Help ID'ing a knife
While I was down at my local pub on Friday evening enjoying a glass or 2 of lemonade I noticed that hanging behing the bar with all the other curios was this knife:
The Landlord called it a "fishing knife from Finland" - try saying that after a few drinks!
The blade as in a bit of a state - I guess that it was put away uncleaned some years ago - but I was able to clean it up a bit without doing anything too drastic.
The knife itself is about 18cm overall with a blade length of about 7.5cm. The blade is stamped with R.NATTEN (or it could be B. NATTEN) but other than that there are no markings on it.
The sheath is well made and has some intricate patterning on it, but may not have been the original one - the fit is OK, but not perfect and the sheath seems too big for the blade.
I'm fairly certain that this must have been commercially made judging by the swivel between the belt loop and the sheath and the fastner that holds the folded belt loop.
The bolsters aren't solid, but seem to be bands around the wood, it's possible to see the joins on the underside in the photo above.
All in all it's quite a useable little knife, it's still got a bit of an edge despite it's mistreatment and feels like it would quickly take on a very good edge.
The top of the blade is quite interesting, as it's slightly radiused (not flat) and seems to be polished. Also there's a strange little notch on the top of the blade where it meets the bolster.
If anyone has any information about then the landlord of my local will be gratefull.Stephen
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