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Username Post: Platinox Hercules info please        (Topic#840721)
louie14
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01-02-09 11:30.25 - Post#1724632    











I would appreciate some help with these knives/daggers.
On the blade it says:
PLATINOX
HERCULES
Gelodur
BRAZIL

There is block letter "H" between Platinox and Hercules

The only information I have found so far it an "Ebay" type of site. It is in Portuguese, even when translated there is very little info.

http://translate.google.com/transla...

Thank you for any info provided

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Pallavicini
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01-02-09 13:28.41 - Post#1724702    


    In response to louie14

Hello, Louie14

It is a "gaucho" knife, slightly different from the more traditional type, made by Zivi-Hercules in Brazil, that also manufacture the Mundial Brand kitchen cutlery.
"Gelodur" is their marking indicating that the blade underwent cryogenic heat treatment.
I'm not sure what "Platinox" exactly means.
I bought a very similar, if not identical knife at a flea market in Sao Paulo, about 10 years ago, because I wanted to rehandle it. I think that the current fair price is somewhat lower than US$ 120.00, in fact there is a very similar one for sale at "Mercado Livre", our version of inline auctions, at:
http://produto.mercadolivre.com.br/...

The asked price is about US$ 70.00 at the present exchange rate.

I hope this little bit helps.

Alfredo Pallavicini
Alfredo Pallavicini


 
louie14
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01-02-09 13:32.43 - Post#1724704    


    In response to Pallavicini

That is the same auction site I was looking at, only the one I saw was back in June.

Than you for the information
 
Polishguy
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01-05-09 03:44.44 - Post#1726765    


    In response to louie14

From looking at the pics, I'd guess that 'Platinox' is a contraction for 'Plated Inox (stainless)' or 'chrome-plated'. Only a guess after seeing that brilliant reflection.
-Mark
 


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