Posted 5 years ago
did some digging to get a lil info on this 1.
soffe, turns out, manufactures clothing for the military... well, actually , clothing that is sold at military pxs and the like. the younger soffe took over the company in 1960 proceeding his father. his father sold knives from Solingen as the middleman before that. so any soffe knife you see is pre 1960. the son only manufactured clothing after that.
these are real solid well built knives with a military connection.. that is shown in these pics.. seems soldiers didn't much care for a sheath that restricted withdrawing the knife. the sheriff knife in the last pic has private allen w Hendrix scratched on its surface. these types of knives mustve been pretty desirable back in the day. whats not to like ? the solid steel cross guards are forces to be reckoned with especially in close knife fighting combat...
got the bowie for 18.45 shipped.. itll never be resold that cheap for sure, if ever at all... these are 2 of my favorite knives . its a pleasure to reunite them after all these yrs.