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Old 01-19-2022, 10:15 AM
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Forgot the etchings on the handle. What i did learn about the knife was that it is a solingen made knife (scout knife) some call hunter knife, others say ;

Such style of fixed bladed knives with stacked leather handle (or other handle options such as stag horn, wood, ...) were being crafted by many Solingen cutlers. Most of them marketed such knives with their own brandname/trademark, some made them under contract for larger Solingen manufacturers or wholesalers with the customer's brand.
This style of knife was marketed in Germany for boy scouts under the term 'Fahrtenmesser' starting probably during the 1910s.
The matching belt leather sheath sometimes were being decorated with different objects in raised (?) form, such as the stag of your knife's seath.
A few Solingen cutlers are offering such style of knife still today.

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Old 01-19-2022, 11:54 AM
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And another couple i will have to work on. The upper sport king was given to me around the age of 13 which would make it 40 years old, and another kife that my father had, probably from solingen as well since it has same type of markings, handle end screw etc...

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Old 01-20-2022, 08:13 AM
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This might be a good opportunity for you to practice another part of knife making: leather work. Consider making new sheaths for those knives ....


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Old 01-20-2022, 01:41 PM
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One of the pitfalls to leaving a knives in leather sheaths during storage. The moisture they absorb allows corrosion to begin and over time that becomes pretty detrimental. Certainly this makes for great practice in learning to clean these up. The values drop significantly though.

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