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Old 02-15-2020, 05:40 PM
crutchtip crutchtip is offline
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I spoke to the owner about it, and it is definitely black micarta.

I have no doubt is it a Solingen blade, just by looking at it. Seen enough of them to know. Early Orlando humps tended to be a bit "softer" and not as pronounced.

Orlando humps were pretty much gone by late 50's I believe, and probably a bit earlier. Again, it depends on how many were forged and used at any given time. Some I am sure sat in the bin as did I believe this 14 being discussed, not relative to forging of course being a Solingen, but in use. In any case, I surmise the Orlando 14 grind as we know it came about because it is easier to forge and finish, and it differentiates the Orlando hand forged blade from the Solingen made blade. This, despite the fact that an Orlando hump forging was the original pattern for the Solingen blades.

Rough grinding a blade for an 18 in this case, and having it sit for a couple years, would not be out of the ordinary back in the day.

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