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#6890796 - 09/18/17 09:47 AM Help with info on this maker
Matt Offline
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Registered: 10/25/05
Posts: 1419
Loc: The Colony
My dad ran a pawn shop for years and this was a product of that. So, I don't know any of it's history.
It was made by a maker named Black and is marked with his name and USA. The engraving was done by French. I am familiar with him and his work. But, I believe he retired some years ago. My question is of value. I understand the value of this as a tool and I acquired it to use as such. But as it is a beautiful piece, I stashed it away and never used it. I came across it this weekend and the same old questions came up again. Can any of you give me any info on this knife and it's maker?

The psycho nut bags have always been there. They just get better press now.
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#6900103 - 09/26/17 07:48 PM Re: Help with info on this maker [Re: Matt]
HornSlayer Offline
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Registered: 12/13/07
Posts: 1227
Loc: Azle, TX
Just call the numbers?

#6907063 - 10/03/17 08:23 AM Re: Help with info on this maker [Re: Matt]
blackcoal Offline
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Registered: 01/19/12
Posts: 9119
Loc: 60 Mi North of DFW
I recognize Black's card and think I have one, but that doesn't help you or your quest. Might try Arizona Custom knives and see if they could help? Long shot but they have long arms.

Edited by blackcoal (10/03/17 08:35 AM)
Edit Reason: spelling
The Greatest Enemy of knowledge is not ignorance,
it is the illusion of knowledge.--Stephen Hawking

#6914139 - 10/09/17 11:58 AM Re: Help with info on this maker [Re: Matt]
BLADE Offline
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Registered: 04/20/11
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Find a Book called "Knives '17" or '16 or '15, (they go all the way back to 1981). There is an extensive list of makers, engravers and such in the back. They do update the info each year, but you may need to go back a few years to find their contact info.

#6948042 - 11/06/17 08:57 AM Re: Help with info on this maker [Re: Matt]
Jason Fry Offline

Registered: 01/27/09
Posts: 1340
Loc: Abilene, TX
If I had to guess, I'd say by the style that Mr. Black was acquainted with G.W. Stone. I'd also guess that it's from the mid to late 70's, maybe early 80's. Looks like a quality knife. Wild guess, price between 200 and maybe 600, unless Mr. Black is more famous than I suspect.
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