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Armory, Self Defense, And EDC => Edged Weapons and Tools => Topic started by: NorIDhunter on October 04, 2012, 06:20:53 AM

Title: Need help id'ing this knife please?
Post by: NorIDhunter on October 04, 2012, 06:20:53 AM
I was poking around in the cutlery at the thrift store next to where I work and found this unusual critter. The front half of the blade is serrated and there's no markings of any kind on it except fpr what looks like a torch on the handle medallion.

(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d10/BKWelch/Asstpix10-4-12012.jpg)
(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d10/BKWelch/Asstpix10-4-12014.jpg)

Any clues? Not really "too" important as I only paid a quarter for it but just wondering.
Thanks!
Title: Re: Need help id'ing this knife please?
Post by: archer on October 04, 2012, 04:00:15 PM
it looks to be some type of tomato knife.
http://www.recipetips.com/kitchen-tips/t--1075/types-of-kitchen-knives.asp
Title: Re: Need help id'ing this knife please?
Post by: The Professor on October 04, 2012, 04:41:35 PM
It's a standard Forked Knife. 

Basically, you'll be cutting something.  That something must be held, be it with a hand or another implement.  The Forked Knife allows you to pick up the slices and move/transfer them from one point to another (such as from a cutting board to a plate or platter) without having to drop the knife and pick up the slice with your hand or get another fork.

You can use it for meat, fruits, bread, whatever. 

As to the logo?  It could be anybody.  Is there anything on the blade that might hint at it's origins?  Country? Foreign language? Symbols?

The Professor
Title: Re: Need help id'ing this knife please?
Post by: joeinwv on October 04, 2012, 06:00:37 PM
Cheese knife - cut it with the knife, then stab it with the fork part so you may politely serve.
Title: Re: Need help id'ing this knife please?
Post by: NorIDhunter on October 05, 2012, 04:57:09 AM
Thanks for the responses about the purpose/use, was hoping that someone might know the manufacturer too.
A couple of months ago I found a Henckles chef's knife that retails for about $150 locally for 50 cents !!  8) and was maybe hoping for another "score".
Oh well, I 'll keep looking, it's the fun of the hunt not just the thrill of the find.  ;D