Don't have a picture of my Finnish knifes...One don't have a name on it, has a wood grouse on the sheath. I wasn't turned on by the then stylish black top/spine of the blade, but the handle is burl , four blood grip thumb groves sawn into the handle , with a deerhorn cap.
Very sharp 8cm/3.1" blade. Well balanced little hunting or caping knife.
I have a J.Martiini 15 1/2cm/6 inch fish fillet knife I've had for 40 years. That was back when Finnish fillet knives dominated the market, in being best and very affordable. Would recommend one.
Finnish knives are affordable top quality, and with very good steel.
And a Jokkmokk 10cm/3.9 inch birch handled one with a slight finger guard and thin brass cap I've had for twenty years. Got it at Ikea. Had grown up with hunting knives with at least a small finger guard. I don't know what happened my first hunting knife, (I'd had since I was 11-12,) to my Case mdl 39, (a sleek upswept skinner, with grooved thumb rest on the top of the blade.) but it was a very fine 'little' knife. ...I was such a foolish little boy wishing it a Bowie....but Pop knew more about knives then me.) Don't remember how long the blade was, but then it was considered just about dainty. It might get looked down now for being 'big'.
Not that I need it, but if I ever go back to the States would look for one for the hell of it. Unfortunately it's not made any more.
That sawn thumb hold on the unnamed Finnish knife, let me pick that with out fearing clumsiness.
Very, very good 'working' knives at a 'cheap' price.
I gave up my Marine K-Bar 7 inch (The AF 5 inch model is the much more handy K-bar. Throws better too.) and Buck 120 7 inch General Bowie. Both have no weak points as a Bowie. How ever I'm not going hunting Grizzly or need a night knife for 'prowlers' any more.
For Arkansas toothpick....if I ever hit the lottery I'd pick up the Randell # 1 set with matching Bowie....and leave drool spots on them. My father had a 7 inch 'Orlando' Randell # 3 hunting knife . But that was back in the '50's and he'd learned as a kid, one needed such a sword for hunting. He learned later it was not so. I do pity the bear that knife ran into.
A couple of my pretties pens I never took a (good) picture of like an Italian Columbus '50's piston pen.
I have 5 or 6 other real pretty pens too....My MB Woolf has a real pretty, with my eyes only bling nib, that I might show later in this thread. Like my pre'war Boehler full tortoise.
My extreme sleek classy inlaid nib black and gold Geha 725 is one of the prettiest best balanced pens made, but I Have to Take a Picture of it's clip , where two slightly curved lines in it adds so much class. Been saying that for half a decade.
I have the same Fendomatic, Milan made '30's superflex Safety Pen a tad different chased, than this one, with permission of Penboard.de. They make a much better picture than me.
BCHR Boehler pens, right after he split the Osmia company with his brother in 1938.
Austrian Rusewe from the mid '50's still cork. Both NOS.
Tiny cracked ice Rusewe
The same problem with the ball points that was common in the '50's, don't retract well on one, the other the clicker is a tad offset and really I can't do what I did in third grade in class, which was take out my pocket knife and shave it straight.............Today parents would end up doing 99 years, for giving their kid a Boy Scout or Remington pocket knife....Back of nowhere Texas, different era.
Ball points use to develop an ink 'ring' at the ball junction. It was more messy back then, and the ink never came off of hand nor cloths.
'50-51 Osmia-Faber-Castel 540 with a grand steel Supra, maxi-semi-flex M.
Edited by Bo Bo Olson, 12 April 2018 - 14:48.