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  • Knife Knowledge-Pocket Knife Pattern Identification Guide

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    Posted by Wild Bill on Jun 4th 2018

    Although much of the knife business over the last few decades has moved to the tactical folder type knives, the appeal of the old-school pocket knife is still strong with many folks, as well as the collector market.

    Each pocket knife pattern was invented for a particular intended usage, but these specifics have faded over time as knife users and collectors have gravitated towards pocket knife patterns that they prefer, whether due to size, number of blades, etc.

    Since the vast majority of pocket knife patterns were invented over 100 years ago (much more in many cases), we present here a pocket knife identification guide.

    Due to a large number of patterns of pocket knives, we will cover this subject over the course of several posts.

    This is obviously important for dealers, and for collectors who like to know the history of the knives in their collections, and also perhaps for those of you who inherited a treasured pocket knife from Dad or Grandpa.

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