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    Posted 10 years ago

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    Here is a little knife I picked out of a "junk drawer" at an estate sale years ago. Made by Marbles of Gladstone MI.

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    1. YardSaleDave, 10 years ago
      Very nice Marbles Oter's pattern knife. The two rivet stag handle would date it 1932 to mid 40's.
      Nice collection you got there.
    2. Bootson Bootson, 10 years ago
      Thanks Dave. I have more and someday i'll get them all together and organized. If your a knife person I have a question for you. The knife on the right in the group picture, with the 2 blades open is a Winchester No.2681 Electrician's / Lineman's knife. My problem is the flat tipped blade is stuck open, there is no locking mechanism that I can see so I can not understand why it won't close. I have used what I feel is the most force I can without doing some kind of damage. I suppose I could try using a "bigger hammer" but I would rather leave it open for now than damage it. Any suggestions?
    3. YardSaleDave, 10 years ago
      I just pulled out a couple of my early electricians knives and the center liner pops over to lock the screw driver blade in place, this is common with this type of blade. There is usually a high point on the center liner to push it over, but yours may be broken off.
    4. YardSaleDave, 10 years ago
      Seems Winchester has a unique locking mechanism for the old TL-29 knives. You have to press in on the main blade to release the lock on the screw driver blade.
      By the way, love that push button, is that a George Schrade?
    5. Bootson Bootson, 10 years ago
      Amazing! It worked like a charm. That blade has been open for 7 years, since I got it. Thanks Dave

      The blade on the push button is stamped: Press Button Knife Co. Walden N.Y., U.S.Pat. 470.605
    6. YardSaleDave, 10 years ago
      Well I just happen to collect Schrade Walden knives LOL, If there is ever anything your looking for, to maybe swap, keep me in mind, I gots lotsa knives.

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