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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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