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Old 01-09-2017, 06:30 PM
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Just a bit cost prohibitive - ya think!


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Old 01-09-2017, 08:28 PM
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It's either that one or his hatchet for 20K!
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Old 01-09-2017, 08:35 PM
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It's either that one or his hatchet for 20K!
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Old 01-10-2017, 07:15 AM
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It's either that one or his hatchet for 20K!
Must have 'seller's remorse' - lowered the price to only $9800..


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Old 01-10-2017, 01:35 PM
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Here are the BAD pictures that accompany this auction. This is a nice knife, no doubt, and the sheath is interesting... but I'm a bit bored by it all now... I might offer him 10% of his asking priced though.






His auction claims model 2 with Delrin handle is unique. Nope, refer to cliffs notes summary and see several. Hard to take this guy seriously.

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Old 01-11-2017, 07:26 AM
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I don't think the sheath ever came with this knife - if I'm incorrect, pls. advise.


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You could order a riveted "C" sheath for just about any model until the riveted option was discontinued in about 1972. These riveted "C" sheaths were standard on Models 14, 15, 17, 18... But there are examples of riveted "C" sheaths used in most models during this Vietnam-era time period. I have seen several pictures of model 2 riveted "C" sheaths, though not common. (note: I think the 23rd printing of the catalogue in about 1975 was the first to show the riveted sheaths had been discontinued).

This knife seemingly has a separate "S" and a type 3 (post early 1966) blade stamp which probably indicates a late '60s-or possibly a very early '70s date. Gold paracord on the sheath could indicate an early 1970-71 date for package but cords can be replaced. My conclusion is the sheath could be authentic...too bad he does not show a stone, though as with paracords stones are unreliable for dating purpse.

The combination of Delrin handle and the riveted "C" sheath for model 2 (assuming these rivets are original, not added later... pictures are so bad it is difficult to confirm authenticity) makes the package unusual. But not THAT unusual.

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Here are some examples of riveted "C" sheaths for model 2 knives, all from the 1960s.



The Johnson "C" sheath was not available before about early 1963 and most were made after introduction of the baby dot snap (I think). There are some Johnson-made split backs with rivets and brown buttons. But the only ones I've seen pictures of are for model 15 or 17.





Some shysters have attempted to add rivets to a post-1972 "C" sheath. This can be detected easily by looking at the stitching on the knife pocket at the throat, and on the belt loop at the top where the rivets are placed. The post-1972 "C" sheaths are double reversed stitched at these points whereas the true riveted "C" sheath is not.

Here is the back of the sheath for the $10,000 (LOL) Delrin pictured above. The picture is so poor that it is hard to be sure about the stitching at that point. When someone asks such an absurd price and then post crappy pictures ... it just reinforces my opinion.




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Old 01-12-2017, 08:07 AM
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I was going back and forth with the seller about his Randall's and here was what I was finally able to get out of him:

New message from: grizzlyman29 (791)

I'm fishing for a whale my friend. Sometime you can throw out bait to a big fish and sometime they bit and other times they don,t. At the end of the day if it doesn't sell I get to keep it. I added more bait to the hatchet did you see the Lake fixed blade. Take care


I didn't bother to edit his reply, as much as I wanted to play "Mr. Spellcheck" lol
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Old 01-14-2017, 08:04 AM
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I see he's added a belt knife for only $6500!!
So . . how many whales are really out there??
With Ebay giving 50 free listings its a wonder there aren't more examples showing up.


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SAVE THE WHALES!

Collect the whole set!
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SAVE THE WHALES!

Collect the whole set!
Well stated!!


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