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Help to identify an old hunting knife

Discussion in 'Knives & Other Discussion' started by albin25, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. albin25

    albin25 Lewiston Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I'm not really into knives but I have a very nice old hunting?/skinning? knife that I'm at a loss as to whether it has value or not. I figured I'd ask here to see if anyone has heard of it.

    I know little about it other than my Dad purchased it approx. 50 years ago in Winnipeg (Canada) took it with him hunting a few times. He passed on approx. 25 years ago and it has been sitting in an old toolbox in my sister's basement ever since.
    I haven't had much success but I figured someone here might be a LOT more informed than me.


    I'll try to post a picture later today, but in the time being here's a description:
    -over all it's 8.5"
    -blade is 4.5", heavy, no flex, has a shape similarity to a Bowie (but short and fat)
    -handle is natural horn, with leather stacks on either end and a stainless? flared cap.
    -Blade is sharp,nick free, no rust, no pitting,
    -stamped on blade near handle... Lamplough cutlery Solingen ..and.. N241/2 St
    -riveted Leather belt loop sheath, stamped "Germany", tooled elk(?) picture.

    I'm basically asking, is it a good knife? Is it something I should polish (and how)?
    Does it have more than just sentimental value?
     
  2. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    Look like this?

    mwOmBhMCvuPn3hoE__wactA.jpg

    And does it say "Rostfrei" on it at the base of the blade?

    Lamplough is the cutlery maker, Solingen is the city in Germany where Lamplough was based.
    I believe they refer to that type of handle as a "Staghorn."

    Oh, and "Rostfrei" means "stainless" in German.
     
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  3. albin25

    albin25 Lewiston Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Here's pictures
    Nope, no "Rostfrei"

    I really think it has nice proportions, sure feels good in hand.

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    Description from Original post:
    -over all it's 8.5"
    -blade is 4.5", heavy, no flex, has a shape similarity to a Bowie (but short and fat)
    -handle is natural horn, with leather stacks on either end and a stainless? flared cap.
    -Blade is sharp,nick free, no rust, no pitting,
    -stamped on blade near handle... Lamplough cutlery Solingen ..and.. N241/2 St

    -riveted Leather belt loop sheath, stamped "Germany", tooled elk(?) picture.
     
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  4. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    Hard not to agree with the nice proportions part. Looks like a great one.
    Thank Dad one more time for that!
     
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  5. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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  6. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Does it have a leather sheath?
     
  7. albin25

    albin25 Lewiston Idaho Well-Known Member

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    It's probably a good idea for me to move the description down from the original post:

    -over all it's 8.5"
    -blade is 4.5", heavy, no flex, has a shape similarity to a Bowie (but short and fat)
    -handle is natural horn, with leather stacks on either end and a stainless? flared cap.
    -Blade is sharp,nick free, no rust, no pitting,
    -stamped on blade near handle... Lamplough cutlery Solingen ..and.. N241/2 St

    -riveted Leather belt loop sheath, stamped "Germany", w/ tooled elk(?) picture.