- May 25, 2015
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While I calm down from that last post, I thought I would show a vintage item I found as I cleared my house for a move. This little knife was hand made for my father in law when he was boy scout. His father had died young and unexpectedly when my FIL was about 10. A male member of his church in the scouting program made the knife and leather holder. The story would have been lost except for the etching on the blade near the hilt that states "Hand crafted for Larry Robinson by Bud Jacobson." I estimate that it was made between 1945 and 1950. The leather was quite dry and my shoe products turned that around nicely. I like the way the leather was folded back around to make it wearable on a hip. The real mystery is how it came to be in my house as I have never seen it before. I have to assume that it may have been given to one of my sons who left it here. I will not waste any time in trying to chase down the proper son as it is mine now. I would welcome any thoughts as to the type of wood used on the handle. It is quite dense and heavy.