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Quality 'Period Correct' Pocket Knife?
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    Question Quality 'Period Correct' Pocket Knife?

    Can anyone tell me who carries/makes a quality 'period correct' pocket knife that the average soldier on either side would have?

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    Anyone?

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    NJ Sekela has a nice smaller pocket knife that is copied from an original. Looks pretty good but you do need to sharpen it yourself as it comes with no edge, at all.

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    Unfortunately the sources for high quality repros seems to have dried up. There were a few vendors to include Rocky Kilpatrick, NJ Sekela, and Wambaugh & White who were offering some decent products a few years ago, but their sources have gone. Hopefully somebody else has a decent source they've been keeping to themselves. I've had a good run of luck finding period knives at flea markets and antique shops, but I know all about when you want one, you want one now....
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    http://www.njsekela.com/advanced_sea...knife&x=14&y=9 Is the link to the one just mentioned with NJ Sekela. I've owned the combo and like it, but the pen knife I also saw first hand and was impressed with it (but it's a bit small).
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    What about Jas Townsend & Sons, Inc. -or- The Sutler Of Mt. Misery?

    http://www.gggodwin.com/ProdList.asp?scat=107

    http://jas-townsend.com/knives-dirks-c-20_14.html

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    There are lots of good original knives on ebay. Can often get them pretty cheap too. You just have to have a general knowledge of what you're looking for. (ie, no modern markings, stainless, synthetic handles, etc).

    D.W. Scalf

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    Ebay. These all came off the Steamboat Arabia which sunk in 1856. They are all period correct.arabia knives.jpg
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    Excellent picture Dave. I never get good pictures at the Arabia as my nose is pressed so tightly against the glass.

    There's a lot of these around. I've not managed to loose all the ones I bought with Granddaddy's Prince Albert tobacco coupons, and they pass nicely.
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    www.lederarsenal.com has some jack knives and Barlow knives

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