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Old 10-25-2006, 09:37 PM
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One of my favorites, the model #4...
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Old 10-26-2006, 05:05 PM
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BH,

And yet another oldie but goodie! Do you have a magic hat you're pulling these out from? I figure this one is circa '58 or '59: Not quite early enough to be pinned, but before the choils started to flatten out and Johnson got involved.

Ron
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Old 10-26-2006, 07:33 PM
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Very nice curves on both the knife and the sheath, Brasshilt!

I also like the dark, gnarly stag.

Keep 'em coming!

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Old 10-26-2006, 08:14 PM
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And yet another oldie but goodie! Do you have a magic hat you're pulling these out from? I figure this one is circa '58 or '59: Not quite early enough to be pinned, but before the choils started to flatten out and Johnson got involved.

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Thanks Ron, I figured it in the 50's but wasn't sure exactly when. Here's another old user, this one used lots, I was thinking early 50's with the thick black center spacer?

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Old 10-26-2006, 08:57 PM
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BH,

The middle black spacer in the early 50's was "typically" thick, but not always. Mid 50's to early seventies were "typically" thinner, but not always. There is no hard and fast rule because there was usually both thick and thinner black stock in the bin during those times. You have to compare "all" features of the knife, sheath and stone in order to have the best chance of assigning a correct era, knowing that you can still be thrown a turd in the form of a replacement sheath or stone. Without having the knife in hand or seeing better pics, I would venture it's either an early 50's knife in a replacement sheath (stone pocket flap is too narrow for early 50's, but at the same time it was in the early 50's when Heiser or the shop intermittanly ran out of brown buttons. The retainer strap could be a replacement - see how complicated this can get?) or a mid 50's package with a thick black spacer. Looks like there is a compass in the butt. If so, what is the diameter? That will help some.

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Old 10-28-2006, 10:24 PM
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The middle black spacer in the early 50's was "typically" thick, but not always. Mid 50's to early seventies were "typically" thinner, but not always. There is no hard and fast rule because there was usually both thick and thinner black stock in the bin during those times. You have to compare "all" features of the knife, sheath and stone in order to have the best chance of assigning a correct era, knowing that you can still be thrown a turd in the form of a replacement sheath or stone. Without having the knife in hand or seeing better pics, I would venture it's either an early 50's knife in a replacement sheath (stone pocket flap is too narrow for early 50's, but at the same time it was in the early 50's when Heiser or the shop intermittanly ran out of brown buttons. The retainer strap could be a replacement - see how complicated this can get?) or a mid 50's package with a thick black spacer. Looks like there is a compass in the butt. If so, what is the diameter? That will help some.

Ron
Don't have any good pics of the end with the compass and have not had a chance to get into the safe but when I do, I'll measure it up and let you know.......In the mean time, here's one I think was already put up since I've owned it, but i'm working on those photos so here it is again
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Old 10-30-2006, 02:03 AM
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In the mean time, here's one I think was already put up since I've owned it, but i'm working on those photos so here it is again
BH,

That is one I REALLY hated to let go! Those oversized throat rivets are so rare. The WWII 4 in Hunt's 1st book also had them.

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Model 4-4"

Early 60's model....
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Nice blade ... I like the look of the upswept blade, downturned handle.

Your knife looks to have a brass escutcheon plate (?), type 1 stamp... which probably dates it to early 1966 almost exactly...I mean within about 3-4 months. That is the calendar overlap from the first appearance of brass escutcheon plates that I can document, and the end of the use of type 1 stamps. Remarkable...(but if that is not brass, just some oxidized coating, then the date could easily be early '60s). No matter, cool knife.

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Old 04-17-2017, 11:46 PM
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I'm very much liking the older hunters, and especially the 3's and 4's. Here is my latest, and most gorgeous Model 4-7. Pinned stag with nickel silver hilt.
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Old 04-19-2017, 01:33 AM
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My goodness what a beautiful knife!
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Old 04-19-2017, 08:17 PM
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Thank you jeepster. It's the jewel of my collection so far.


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Old 04-21-2017, 03:56 AM
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Just outstanding.
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