Unusual Vintage Fixed Blade and Folder

SKU
136332
Date Added:
08/02/13
# Available:
0
Price: $695.00
Overview
This is a very unusual vintage piece by McBurnette.  It's a drop point hunter with a smaller folding blade in the handle.  Brass guard/bolsters and wood handle with brass pins. Fixed blade is 3/16" thick and 7/8" deep.  Folding blade is 2.25" long.
For a knife this age it's in pretty good condition.  There are a few light scratches on the blade and also a few rust spots.  The brass has a nice patina.  Finish on the wood scales has "milked" slightly. Blade Steel: Unknown
Product Details
  • Blade Length
    3.75
  • Overall Length
    11.25
  • Closed Length
    8.5
  • Weight (oz)
    5
  • Source
    Previously Owned
Additional Specs
  • Knife Type
    Full Tang
  • Blade Details
    Drop Point
  • Handle Material
    Wood
ABOUT THE MAKER
McBurnette, Harvey Otis
The late Harvey McBurnette is considered to be one of the legendary knife makers. His knives are hard to find and valuable. Harvey McBurnette, Dick Dorough and WT Fuller all worked together at Goodyear Tire and Rubber in Gadsden, AL. WT lost one of his hands in a treadmill accident and was retired from work. They were all friends and machinists, WT needed a front locking knife so he could open and close one handed. The three makers worked together and developed a front locking folder. Harvey had to move to NM for health and continued making knives there. Harvey went on to greater fame than either WT or Dick, but they all made locking folders as their style. Harvey was a craftsman of craftsman.
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