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    Posted 8 months ago

    EricWood
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    My late father collected all kinds of things. Among his many goodies was a small bag of pocket knives. This was the most unique.

    At first I thought it was simply a novelty folding golf club, but the part that looks like a golf club is actually razor sharp.

    The name LENTZ is readily seen on the shaft, but my searches on this name relating to pocket knives came up with nothing. The material of the handle feels like aluminum. Fully extended it's about 5 and 3/4 inches long.

    Any information that anyone could share would certainly be appreciated.

    Thanks so much!

    Eric

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    Comments

    1. markmo56, 8 months ago
      There was a company called Lentz and Sons that made surgical instruments. Perhaps this is one? It almost looks like a straight razor that has been cut down.
      Hopefully someone knows.
    2. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 8 months ago
      I'm also finding LENTZ (GERMANY) straight razor-like things, some identified to be a "microscopic section cutter" (whatever that is?) that would seem to have been a medical/surgical/laboratory tool. However, I didn't find one of this 'golf club' shape. If not that type of tool, I was also wondering if it could in fact just be a straight razor, for use doing what is now called 'lining up' one's hairstyle (or facial hair) or in other words for a more precise detail trimming or shaping of same...??
    3. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 8 months ago
      I’m giving it a Love for it’s unusualness….no clue about it’s intended purpose though.
      I think AO’s idea makes sense….putting thin lines or details/designs in hair sounds reasonable.
    4. SharpGuy, 8 months ago
      Looks like an old pipe smokers knife.
    5. dav2no1 dav2no1, 8 months ago
      dissection tool?
    6. Irishcollector. Irishcollector., 8 months ago
      A medical lance, possibly veterinary.
    7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 months ago
      I’m with IRISHCOLLECTOR !!!
    8. Motoolz, 8 months ago
      There some strange looking "corn" knives, for working on bunions, just a thought to consider?
    9. Onedtent, 8 months ago
      I am guessing here: but........ a "fleam" for bloodletting?
    10. dav2no1 dav2no1, 8 months ago
      I think Lance is the answer..

      https://www.etsy.com/listing/496611385/vintage-gemrig-folding-scalpel-lance?show_sold_out_detail=1&ref=nla_listing_details

      https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.researchgate.net/figure/Folding-blades-Board-2-part-Steel-scalpel-which-locks-straight-when-button-engages_fig1_15711869/amp
    11. EricWood, 8 months ago
      You guys are crazy smart. Yes! A folding scalpel/lance it seems to be. When I looked at the links from MarkMO56, the name LENTZ appears in the listings in the same typeface, so it is clear that it is a medical dissection tool. Great job, guys... Thank you so much for your time.

      On another note, I'm finding all kinds of bizarre things that my dad left. I hope to upload some more photos soon and hopefully you guys could shed some light on some other really strange things he collected.

      Sincerely,
      Erik
    12. EricWood, 8 months ago
      Yes to Anything obscure, Dav2No1 and IrishCollector. :-) Thanks, all!
    13. Vynil33rpm Vynil33rpm, 8 months ago
      I guess I can , forget,my thought about an Indian street vendors ,nasal scraping tool

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