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Old 04-26-2016, 12:46 PM
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1960's King Faisal II Set

Well, it's been a long time coming, but I finally received my knives today! I want to thank Ronnie Darby for the lead on this incredible pair! 20 minutes of polishing and they turned out great!
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Old 04-26-2016, 01:28 PM
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Great Bill...they look really interesting. Would love to see some hi-res and close ups especially of hilts, stamps, pommels, etc. Cool.
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Old 04-26-2016, 02:11 PM
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Close ups

I knew that was the next question from you....lol
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Old 04-26-2016, 10:52 PM
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Very nice.
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Old 04-27-2016, 12:13 PM
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Bill, in my opinion, probably made in 1964 and 1965 based on the blade stamp, collar and pommel grooving, and retaining nut. Type two stamp. I've seen quite a few knives from this '64-'66 time period with yellow-paint two grit stones. Either stones were substituted, or the knife was sold and shipped a year or two after it was completed, or yellow-paint was introduced in 1965 (which I suspect is true).

Note: No one has actually studied and documented the date for the first appearance of yellow painted stones so far as I know. Most folks have just repeated the "common knowledge" mantra.

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Old 04-27-2016, 05:46 PM
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My thoughts exactly on the date. It personally doesn't matter to me if I know the exact date of this pair, except that I am "100% CERTAIN" that they are older than the pair that Dominique Beacant has listed on ebay for $5500.00! lol
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Old 04-28-2016, 07:57 AM
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Very nice, Bill. I'm not a big knife guy (11's or 12's), but this set is special. Congrats.
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Old 04-28-2016, 11:09 AM
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King Faisal II set

Thanks Ron, I know that you're fond of the Model 3, And I'm on the prowl for a stag handled, seven spacer 3-7" to compliment a few others of similar design.
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Old 04-29-2016, 08:17 AM
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I'll keep an eye out, Bill. Is a handle pin or brown buttons a requirement?
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Old 04-29-2016, 10:20 AM
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No it is not. Mid to late 60's is preferable. (and cheaper)
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Old 04-29-2016, 11:06 AM
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Got it!
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Old 04-30-2016, 05:34 PM
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Another handle angle

maybe a little clearer.
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Old 04-30-2016, 10:45 PM
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Bill chances are it will be difficult at best to find the correct sheath for the toothpick but I hope we can find you one. I will be looking.
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Old 05-01-2016, 06:54 AM
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After having this pair in my possession, I believe that the sheath is original from the shop because the keeper snap is set in the proper position to actually retain the blade. All of the others that I have had wouldn't reach the male end by a 1/4".
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Old 05-01-2016, 04:14 PM
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That makes sense but for the forward curve hilt and the straight sheath.
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