Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Retro-Wednesday.....







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I was gonna just post about my Old Hickory, very worn and used, Bowie Knife. The top pic is what it should look like in pristine condition. The top knife is a 9 inch blade, mine is a 13 inch blade. (NOT a metalurgical anatomical metaphor I assure you). This knife has been in my family as long as I can remember, and the handle is taped, and the blade is corroded. But it has hacked through many many items too numerous to mention.
Then I noticed that I set it on top of an old Aladdin Lunch Box from the 50's! Aladdin was an American Lunch novelty Co. Home anchored in Memphis Tennessee. This was a DisneyLAND themed box. Not Disneyworld!! This box pre-dates Disneyworld by about 12 years.
It's handle is missing, but it perfectly stores a couple of fishing reels and some line.
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17 comments:

RNSANE said...

Both look rather pathetic and rusty...sentimental value, perhaps. I think the knife is dangerous, not just as a mortal weapon but because of its unsafe condition.

Serena said...

The stuff you hang on to never ceases to amaze me.:)

G-Man said...

Carmen...Just like me!
Pathetic, Rusty, And Dangerous!!

I'm here for your amazement Miss Begotten...:-)

Thom said...

DisneyLAND Rules!!!! Awesome lunch box.

RNSANE said...

Hey, YOU are not pathetic...perhaps a bit rusty and I'm not sure about dangerous!!! You are a bit of a nut, I'm sure, but, then, that is what makes you so interesting!

Cloudia said...

your inner child smiles :)





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secret agent woman said...

My son would love that knife. You'll appreciate this about his vintage machete:
http://incognitoagent.blogspot.com/2010/02/young-woodsman.html

lime said...

both those items have seen a lot of life i can tell!

buffalodick said...

That's a straight carbon knife- I've got a few! They take a nice edge, but lose it kind of fast..it was the first kind of tool steel there was- a water quenched product, hard on the edge, softer back further...

Jingle said...

u scarce me with that knife...
thanks for the fun!

Akelamalu said...

Your house must be huge for you to be able to keep all that stuff! :0

Mona said...

Little mermaid in Aladdin's world!

I tell you that is a fake!

Mona said...

Little mermaid in Aladdin's world!! I tell you that box is a fake!

drybottomgirl said...

I was to Disneyland when I was four years old back in 1974! My favorite ride was the Pirates of the Carribean. Hmmmm I guess I've always had a thing for adventurous men and knives.....no wonder my husband says I make him nervous....

Eric Alder said...

That's one gnarly knife, G-Man! Looks kinda like a mini-machete.

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Nessa said...

I should post a picture of my knife. It's not retro though.

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