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RugerFanRugerFan Senior MemberPosts: 2,756 Senior Member
Found this knife on an estate auction website. I have no need for it but I thought if the price is right, what the heck. So, what would be a good price?


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  • GrapeApeGrapeApe Posts: 379 Member
    If it doesn't have the sheath, I wouldn't go over $5-6, personally.
    "For longer range, use a bigger case. For bigger game, use a bigger bullet." - Dan Johnson
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 4,120 Senior Member
    The older USA made ones are gaining traction on eBay.  But as a used one with no sheath it’ll lag behind in value to more desirable ones in better condition.  

    However it’s a heck of a field blade and if you can pick it up for a reasonable price you’ll have a better knife than a lot of the modern production stuff they sell nowadays and it’ll serve you and yours well for a few generations.

    It’s a °IIIII° thing 😎

  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,226 Senior Member
    "Sharp Finger"...definitely worth what you're willing to pay for it...Great old knife...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,454 Senior Member
    That is a good knife.  I have one of the newer ones which serves its purpose.
    We purchased a house a few weeks ago that came as.  In the closet was a much older version of that knife.  Wicked sharp, but alas like that one no sheath.
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 4,120 Senior Member
    eBay has all sorts of generic leather sheaths that will work as well as some originals from time to time

    It’s a °IIIII° thing 😎

  • john.41john.41 Member Posts: 318 Member
    Yep "Sharp Finger", I still have mine from the early 80's. They gave them out with a Guns and Ammo subscription back then. It has an oval shield on each side that says "Guns and Ammo".
    Always in my deer pack, great high carbon blade.
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 4,120 Senior Member
    john.41 said:
    Yep "Sharp Finger", I still have mine from the early 80's. They gave them out with a Guns and Ammo subscription back then. It has an oval shield on each side that says "Guns and Ammo".
    Always in my deer pack, great high carbon blade.
    I didn’t know anyone else had one of those.  I just have mine away to a friend that’s a big fan of those blades.

    It’s a °IIIII° thing 😎

  • FreezerFreezer Senior Member Posts: 2,521 Senior Member
    My favorite field knife! I've had it for twenty years and recently got its big brother.
    I like Elmer Keith; I married his daughter :wink:
  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 2,756 Senior Member
    Thanks for your replies it does have the sheath. I’ll keep an eye on it and see what happens closer to the end. The high bid was $3.00 last night

    There’s also a homemade holster. Not pretty and I can’t tell what size pistol, SA, it may fit. But, to me it borders on folk art. I’ll post a picture shortly. 
  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 2,756 Senior Member
    Here’s the knife and sheath and the holster. 


  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,226 Senior Member
    I found my Sharp Finger stuck in a log next to a gut pile in the woods not far from the Pere Marquette River many years ago...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 4,120 Senior Member
    With or without the sheath that’s a no-brained on the knife.  The holster looks long enough for a 5 1/2” SA.  Pretty cool work 👍

    It’s a °IIIII° thing 😎

  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 2,756 Senior Member
    The holster, while not pretty, just says folk art to me. 

    I may go ahead and bid and see what happens 
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 4,120 Senior Member
    RugerFan said:
    The holster, while not pretty, just says folk art to me. 

    I may go ahead and bid and see what happens 
    It does.  If I bumped into it at a gun show and it was a reasonable price, I'd buy it just because.  it looks pretty well made.  Finishing the edges (would take like 5 minutes) would improve the appearance considerably too.

    It’s a °IIIII° thing 😎

  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 7,622 Senior Member

    Those are great knives, the older US made ones. My dad has a “scrimshaw” s charade as well it’s the only other one I’ve ever seen. They are both marked USA 152. Perfect for any field dressing needs from rabbit to elk, the scrimshaw and done jt all. 
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 2,756 Senior Member
    I didn’t get it. I decided I just didn’t need it. 

    However, I was a store recently and they had some Uncle Henry brand knives that while they were in the sheath it looked like it was the same style knife. Is Schrade and Uncle Henry one and the same company?
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 7,622 Senior Member
    RugerFan said:
    I didn’t get it. I decided I just didn’t need it. 

    However, I was a store recently and they had some Uncle Henry brand knives that while they were in the sheath it looked like it was the same style knife. Is Schrade and Uncle Henry one and the same company?
    The new ones are made off shore somewhere. The old ones marked Schrade are good knives the new ones meh. 
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,709 Senior Member
    Elk creek said:
    RugerFan said:
    I didn’t get it. I decided I just didn’t need it. 

    However, I was a store recently and they had some Uncle Henry brand knives that while they were in the sheath it looked like it was the same style knife. Is Schrade and Uncle Henry one and the same company?
    The new ones are made off shore somewhere. The old ones marked Schrade are good knives the new ones meh. 
    https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1023535862?pid=766116
    New made in USA version
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