Pocket knife with a past.

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flyrod444

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My dad lost this old case trapper when working on his dozer back in the 1980s. The spey blade was broken off before he lost it. We found it àround 2015 while working on the dozer to get it running again. The knife was a rusty mess. I cleaned it up best I could and sent it to case to see if they could put new spey blade in it. They sent it back and said they didn't have blades that fit it anymore. I through it on a shelf and forgot about it. Recently I decided to just take the broken blade out and make slim trapper out of it. I have to say it feels great in my hand and is cool to use now.
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Railroader

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My dad lost this old case trapper when working on his dozer back in the 1980s. The spey blade was broken off before he lost it. We found it àround 2015 while working on the dozer to get it running again. The knife was a rusty mess. I cleaned it up best I could and sent it to case to see if they could put new spey blade in it. They sent it back and said they didn't have blades that fit it anymore. I through it on a shelf and forgot about it. Recently I decided to just take the broken blade out and make slim trapper out of it. I have to say it feels great in my hand and is cool to use now.
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Now THAT is a cool rehab!!! Hat tip to it 🤠!
 
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flyrod444

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Thanks guys, it truly is priceless to me. My dad died in 2007 and when it was found in his old dozer it brought back a lot of good memory's. I was with him when he dropped it down into the belly of his dozer. I just didn't like the way it felt with the broke blade. Taking it apart proved difficult but I'm pleased with how it turned out.
 

Anvil Head

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Great story and recovery on that oldie but goodie.

My Dad's EDC for as long as I can remember. Think I have at least 3 in a box somewhere that he wore down to needles. Yeah, seems the spey blade was the one that got broke off most the time. It was a little thinner and narrower at the ricasso area. It was his workhorse for sure. Only one still intact is a redbone that I replaced the handles with ivory and scrimshawed hunting scenes on both sides and filework on spines and spring backs - he wouldn't use it because I customized it and had his name etched on the blade. Think my sister wound up with it after he passed back in mid 90's.
 

fishfryer

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I have one just like that, that my wife gave me for our first Christmas of our marriage,1974. I carried it for well
Over twenty years and wore both blades down to a nub. A friend who was in a knife club replaced the blades for me and it’s like a new one again.
 
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