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this is a not so great condition knife but was my papa's he carried it in the marines his entire career. He fought in WW2, Korean war, and 2 tours of Vietnam. Very special to me, and on the back side he engraved his name and service dates. He was obsessed with putting his name on all his stuff
 

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more of papa's knives one is a puma my grandma bought him while visiting Germany during retirement. the other is one made by a knife maker that use to live around here. it has a small chip in the blade not sure how that happened. small sample of his knives I inherited some years ago. He really loved collecting knives
 

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I inherited a lot of blades from my gramps as well. He was born as a sharecropper and became successful later in life. I'll never forget how he would carve a raw onion with his pocket knife and eat it, he also cut his fingernails with a pocketknife. At 98 years old he was still the toughest man I'd ever met.
 

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Pop's use to sharpen all the knives for a sandwich shop and a Chinese restaurant in town for trade. We ate a TON of sandwich's and lo mein lol
 

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Very cool. Unfortunately don't have any inherited knives. I have a sword my grandfather brought back from WWII when he was in the Philippines and a few weeks on Japan.

My dad doesn't have any 'nice' knives. He gets the cheapest blades he can and doesn't take care of them, so they're all a bunch of rust now. I tried to save a couple, but they're going to need some serious grinding (and I'll need to get the proper tools to fix them up, which may not be worth it)
 
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What a great heirloom to have! Thanks for sharing:?
 
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An older family friend gave me his Ka-bar he had on Guadalcanal. He was shot in the neck but he guy who did it didn't make it. He brought back an Arisaka rifle and bayonet.
 

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FNP & sld,

Thanks for sharing. My Papa has been gone a while but your stories bring back many memories. As t he only grandchild I ended up with a bunch of neat things but my favorite is his old barlow pocket knife. I have many fond memories of him with that knife. Anything from cutting fruit & veggies to cleaning and cutting his fingernails LOL.
 
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I have a small pin/ribbon swastika papa brought home from the war. Hmmmm wonder if he used the knife to commander it? Like I say if only these knives could talk.
 
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