I have some old fixed blades my great-grandfather made about 70 years ago. Very simple stuff. Actually they're models that he made while developing designs. One is a dagger, another has a bowie-style blade with a clip point, and the other is double edged with knucks. Made from sawmill blades (L6?). My grandparents, and great-grandmother still use quite a few of his knives in the kitchen.
Also have a model of a dagger that he carved out of wood.
The only other old piece that I have is a German (Nazi) officer's dress sabre left to me by a friend of the family. He was in North Africa and Europe, and brought home several. He gave them all away except the nicest one that he kept for himself. Have it, and the flag from his coffin.
It's a Robert Klaas, with the kissing cranes stamp, Nazi eagle holding a swastika in its claws, and a lion's head at the hilt, with what appear to be rubies for eyes. The D guard comes out from between the lion's fangs. Interesting piece.