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Username Post: Calmont Cutlery Pat.P.        (Topic#943221)
contender-6030
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11-19-16 04:21.44 - Post#2627669    







Any info on this knife? I can find several that look like newer , and cheaper, models but none like this with the leather sheath.

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brianWE
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11-19-16 14:56.39 - Post#2627675    


    In response to contender-6030

Not a known name. Not a quality steel.
Just guessing...a generic Japanese knife of the 1980s?
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11-21-16 09:33.07 - Post#2627683    


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From an auction site....not sure how good it is

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Offered for your consideration is a scarce vintage RH-10S "Skinmaster" hunting knife from Calmont Cutlery. This knife was originally purchased at the L.L. Bean factory store in Maine. These knives were not around for long and are very difficult to find today. The design was patented in 1985 and most of the Calmont knives were purchased in the mid 1980's. As near as I've been able to determine, the design seems to have been sold to a couple different companies and basically disappeared by the late 1990's. I believe they may have even been sold by Blackjack for a short period or time while Blackjack was located in Effingham, Illinois. The Calmont knives were of excellent quality and were quite expensive. It seems as though the later companies that had the design tried to cut production costs and compromised quality. The design is really unique and the knife is ideally suited for field dressing game. It's also well-suited for many common applications requiring precise bladework and/or blade caution. The design features a retractable point protector that allows the blade to function as a gutting blade as well. The point protector covers the point to prevent puncture of internal organs during field dressing applications. It can also be used as a safety belt cutter or in any applications requiring a sharp blade, but prone to damage



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contender-6030
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11-24-16 13:01.02 - Post#2627716    


    In response to brianWE

Yah, I had found that. I found several references to the steel being made in Seki or from Seki. Just couldn't find one made lie this or with this quality of a sheath. The sheath reminds me of a Blackjack made sheath so I wonder if the knife was from that era. It's an interesting design. I kinda like it I've only got around 15 bucks in it so I think I'm just going to keep it in my hunting gear.
 
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11-24-16 13:24.06 - Post#2627717    


    In response to contender-6030

Good decision.

Just that, in the early days, Japan was making a lot of knives with a view to cosmetic value....a basic usability, at best.
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