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lancaster
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for the next hundred years
      #297248 - 17/03/17 10:16 PM

the old trench knife coming from one of my great grandfathers who had it in the great war



got a problem with the belt loop while I wear it on a hunt. after 100 years the old leather rip some times after Igorrock here was fix the old stitches again, iirc it was part of gun parts deal than.
anyway, if he could do it once he could do twice so the knife sheath was flying again to finland.
Igorrock have restored the sheath in a way you not realy seeing the difference. good work, I recommend this man.
the knife will be with me now when hunting like before ... for the next hundred years






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Re: for the next hundred years [Re: lancaster]
      #297264 - 18/03/17 06:29 AM

Lots of the officers on both sides took their huntingrifle to the trenches..maybe also a Jagdknicker like the knife of your grandfather. Erste weltkrieg is an interesting event..

Edited by rigbymauser (18/03/17 06:29 AM)


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Re: for the next hundred years [Re: lancaster]
      #297266 - 18/03/17 07:36 AM

That is way cool !
Glade you got her fixed up again !

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Re: for the next hundred years [Re: Sarg]
      #297303 - 18/03/17 09:18 PM

Great stuff, mate. To carry your Great Grandfather's knife and keep some family heritage going.

Show us a photo of the knife outside of the sheath please.

How to you use the knife? For the coup de grace? Dressing game? For personal use eg eating sausages? Or just for show?

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Re: for the next hundred years [Re: lancaster]
      #297306 - 18/03/17 09:40 PM

Wow, it would be so good for you to just have that knife with it's history, and so much better to be able to carry and use it on your hunts!
Yes, please show us a photo of the whole knife.


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lancaster
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Re: for the next hundred years [Re: NitroX]
      #297315 - 19/03/17 12:15 AM

just have it with me to be dressed decent not to show of, its only for me. nine of ten will see it as a bloody old knife asking themself what it will be worth on ebay. dont think you can impress the 21. century man with such stuff because you must be into vintage to have some sense for such things.




over the last hundered years it have lost some mm blade length but the rest is still enough. such knifes were sold as hunting Knicker for killing wounded game but I dont ever had the need for this.
I think that modern ammuntion kills much cleaner than the old blackpowder cartridges and such Knicker became out of use with the time. but the Knicker was also a universal tool you could use for anything from cuting branches to blind a stand or tighten screws on the gun up to cuting sausages.
In 1914 there were not so many choices for a knife so you bought a Knicker from a mailorder catalog what was than the "internet".



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Edited by lancaster (19/03/17 12:19 AM)


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Re: for the next hundred years [Re: lancaster]
      #297318 - 19/03/17 03:47 AM

Family heritage does not need to impress the "21st Century man".

Thanks for posting the photo.

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Re: for the next hundred years [Re: NitroX]
      #297332 - 19/03/17 08:31 AM

Lancaster, you certainly have some wonderful family history in your hands to pass down to the next generation & so forth. Let's hope it is spoken about exactly the same way in your family in another 100 years!
If only that old knife could talk!


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Re: for the next hundred years [Re: lancaster]
      #297333 - 19/03/17 08:46 AM

Lancaster I am a bit worried about what you intend to hunt. Reading your sig line about shooting a man on the toilet, and using a trench knife to dispatch the game

With its history and family ties that is a great knife to have and use. I do envy you. It looks like a Nr. 8757 in your 1900's "internet" catalogue.


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Re: for the next hundred years [Re: Rule303]
      #297346 - 19/03/17 04:18 PM

dont worry mate, this is only in norway!
mooses and man on toilets are protected under local hunting law

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Re: for the next hundred years [Re: lancaster]
      #297350 - 19/03/17 04:41 PM

A reverse hit on the head with that stag handle would put the biggest man down.

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Re: for the next hundred years [Re: lancaster]
      #297354 - 19/03/17 05:06 PM

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dont worry mate, this is only in norway!
mooses and man on toilets are protected under local hunting law






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Re: for the next hundred years [Re: lancaster]
      #297355 - 19/03/17 05:06 PM

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just have it with me to be dressed decent not to show of, its only for me. nine of ten will see it as a bloody old knife asking themself what it will be worth on ebay. dont think you can impress the 21. century man with such stuff because you must be into vintage to have some sense for such things.




over the last hundered years it have lost some mm blade length but the rest is still enough. such knifes were sold as hunting Knicker for killing wounded game but I dont ever had the need for this.




I have an Austrian friend living here in SA, actually haven't seen him for years so must catch up with him again. He was a member here on NE years ago. He is retired but was a butcher. He used to tell me, that everyone should acquire a good set of butcher knives and steel. That the lovely stag antler hunting knife, or sheath hunting knife, like we all carry is "just for show". He carried a "show knife" as well.

Said with a thick Austrian accent:
"That knife is just for show, these butcher knives are for dressing the game."

So now I do have a good set of expensive butchers knives. Also a lot of expensive "show" knives. They all serve a purpose. And I do use the "show" hunting knife still in the field, as carrying all those knives makes an already heavy daypack heavier!

I don't have any old knives used by my Grandfather or Great Grandfather. Either they rusted away or were thrown away. Maybe they were unstylish farm and butchers knives and not regarded as "special".

As I said before, it is very nice to be able to carry the same knife carried by your Great Grandfather, and perhaps other family members since him. And never mind any others and their comments. Irrelevant to you. You carry your history on your belt.

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