Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Old or not?

In Tools and Hardware > Fixed Blade Knives > Show & Tell.
Fixed Blade Knives401 of 761My Creation Spoon Decorative Carving KnifeCan anyone help?
Love it
Like it

blunderbuss2blunderbuss2 loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.

    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

    Posted 5 years ago

    (1 item)

    Looks home made . Wooden handle with wood pins holding holding handle on the hand or finger gaurd if u will? Looks gold very soft I can peel flakes off with my pocket knife.

    Unsolved Mystery

    Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.

    Fixed Blade Knives
    See all
    Vintage WESTERN L46-8 Hunting Fighting Knife w/ original leather Sheath 8
    Vintage WESTERN L46-8 Hunting Fight...
    Marble's Vintage Stag Handled Hunting Knife Gladstone Michigan U.S.A.
    Marble's Vintage Stag Handled Hunti...
    Vintage John Nelson Cooper Fixed Blade Skinning Knife & Leather Sheath
    Vintage John Nelson Cooper Fixed Bl...
    Vintage Marbles Gladstone Hunting Knife
    Vintage Marbles Gladstone Hunting K...
    Vintage WESTERN L46-8 Hunting Fighting Knife w/ original leather Sheath 8
    Vintage WESTERN L46-8 Hunting Fight...
    See all


    1. Randylee, 5 years ago
      Can anyone help identifying this knife I found?
    2. OlofZ OlofZ, 5 years ago
      Gold? Looks more like rust to me. :)
    3. Randylee, 5 years ago
      Not the blade!.... wow
    4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      Where was it found ?
    5. Randylee, 5 years ago
      Maple lake Minnesota near a small creek leading from a large pond . I'm a land surveyor , found it with metal detector. I will put som better pictures on . Thanks for your time .
    6. UncleRon UncleRon, 5 years ago
      During the Second World War many companies (including Case) produced a large "Bowie" style knife designated the V44 Survival Machete. A decade or so later Case produced a similar large Bowie knife for the civilian/collector market and it was in production for many years. Your knife is NOT one of these but the design is similar. Starting about the late 1970s this TYPE of knife was imported from Japan, Taiwan, and Pakistan, in diminishing levels of quality. The obvious thing that indicates that your knife is one of these later knock-offs is the guard. High quality knives similar to the military originals have thick guards with balls at the ends. Your knife doesn't have any balls.* The thin, sheet-metal guard on your knife (and a few other details) is indicative of a fairly late, inexpensive knife which would still be old enough to look like that if is was in the ground (it sounds like the conditions would be fairly damp) for 10 to 30 years.

      *Sorry, couldn't resist.
    7. Randylee, 5 years ago
      Thank you very much!

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.