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Folding Patch Knife with touch hole tool
« on: February 08, 2021, 08:45:39 PM »
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Re: Folding Patch Knife with touch hole tool
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2021, 09:07:46 PM »
#1 knife is quite attractive if not pocket friendly!

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Re: Folding Patch Knife with touch hole tool
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2021, 10:17:12 PM »
Sir; I would like to think the wood handle knife may have lived with a Jaeger Rifle case set, in Germany. I'm also sure there are some members on the ALF site who can answer this question. I surely don't know. Thanks for looking. Have a great week. AJ. Added note: Knife #2 is bone handled.
« Last Edit: February 08, 2021, 11:49:01 PM by alyce-james »
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Re: Folding Patch Knife with touch hole tool
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2021, 03:59:25 AM »
 Not something you see every day. Thank you for posting these.
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Re: Folding Patch Knife with touch hole tool
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2021, 05:32:34 AM »
Thanks Jim. This , I believe is why "Antique Accoutrements" was created' to share interesting findings of unique items related to our, ALF Members, collections. Have a great day. AJ. (Jim)



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Re: Folding Patch Knife with touch hole tool
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2021, 05:38:40 AM »
That might be an awl. It would take a pretty large touch hole for that to work.
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Re: Folding Patch Knife with touch hole tool
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2021, 07:27:39 AM »
Maybe it's a fork to stab food cut up with the knife blade and not as exotic as a vent pick?  James Levy
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Re: Folding Patch Knife with touch hole tool
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2021, 07:30:13 AM »
Looks like a marinerís marlin spike knife to me.

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Re: Folding Patch Knife with touch hole tool
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2021, 07:08:30 PM »
WOW, fellows. Now my work really begins. What is the true function of the combo friction knife. Thanks for sharing your additional information. AJ.
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Re: Folding Patch Knife with touch hole tool
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2021, 07:14:53 PM »
I had one very similar to this years ago and thought the same thing. I took it to a friend that worked in a museum. They told me it was an old carpet makers knife. Not a patch knife. This was way before the internet. I have no idea where that knife went but wish I still had it.

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Re: Folding Patch Knife with touch hole tool
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2021, 07:20:14 PM »
Yes, I was thinking Marlin Spike or awl.  They look too robust to fit in a touch hole. 

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Re: Folding Patch Knife with touch hole tool
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2021, 08:04:18 PM »
I was thinking" my wife tells me this can't be good". This could be a tang extension. When the blade is open the portion in question folds into a groove so your hand holds the blade open for safety. It is friction knife. What y'all think ? Thanks for all your input. Have a great day. AJ.
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Re: Folding Patch Knife with touch hole tool
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2021, 02:58:53 AM »
I have had several folders over the years with an awl . !8th-19th century. That must of been a necessity of the times. Lots of different uses. I do like your cased set idea for the first one. If it wasn't made for that it should of been.
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Re: Folding Patch Knife with touch hole tool
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2021, 02:47:31 AM »
Those are actually coir knives, used to weave mats and rugs from coir (coconut fiber). Many come from India or Sri Lanka.
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