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    Posted 1 year ago

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    Came across this beauty and I am unable to identify. If any one has any ide what it could be, please feel free to contact me.

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    1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 1 year ago
      Just you live in Alaska or did this come from there?
    2. Nitabugs71, 1 year ago
      No, we don’t live in Alaska ????. Came across it at a flea market, so I don’t know it’s origin
    3. Onedtent, 1 year ago
      Any idea what the blade is made from? Non rusting? Is it sharp? I'm also curious about the hole in the tip of the blade. Possibly for a hinge pin or bolt?
    4. Nitabugs71, 1 year ago
      I replied but apparently it didn’t upload lol I’m sorry. I also updated pics for better visual.
      The room itself measures 12 3/4”. It weighs 16.45 Oz it is sharp on one side and has a thick “serrated” edge on the opposite side Approx 1/4”. From the weight of it I am going to guess steel blade. A magnet DOES stick to the blade. The hole has no marks or grooves in or on it to suggest that a pin or bolt has ever been in it but, it is big enough for a small bolt or a cotter pin. There are no marks on the blade that would indicate it has ever been used and there is no “makers mark” anywhere visible.
    5. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 1 year ago
      Don't worry about the hole in the end, that was to hang it on a hook over a butchers bench. This type knife is common in Alaska for scaling fish and elsewhere for both scaling and removing fat layers from meat. In Alaska they have a special name for the blade but I can't remember it. As I understand it the saw type teeth lift and the blade cuts behind it. perhaps I didn't understand correctly but it's what I got out of a conversation with an Alaskan bush pilot about the one he carried.
    6. Nitabugs71, 1 year ago
      Oh wow!!! That is awesome!!!! THANK YOU!!! Truly a unique find then!!!
    7. Onedtent, 1 year ago

      Is there a makers name or any other identification on the knife? I posted the photos on my local knife makers forum and it has got us all baffled!


      Can you expand further on the use of the knife for skinning/scaling/gutting etc? Can you recall the name of the blade? I can understand that it may well be very useful in Alaska but searching the internet doesn't throw any more info on this.
    8. bobby725 bobby725, 1 year ago
      I searched vintage tenderizer knife and found this: similar but not the same, Onedtent, searched a lot too, nothing like it that I can find. cool item!
    9. Nitabugs71, 1 year ago
      I cannot find a makers mark/stamp anywhere on it. I have searched and searched and even searched again after obtaining info here just to find out what it might be called lol. I am still unable to find ANYTHING that might be a match! I really appreciate the efforts you all are giving to help me identify EXACTLY what this is and what it’s called
    10. Onedtent, 1 year ago
      Here ya go!

      Previously posted and identified on CW :

      Alternatively do an internet search for "Knife - holeb - bushman - camping -survival"

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