Recently I bought six pocket knives that came with just one pouch.
Well, for one I wanted the pouch. It looked pretty cool. Old leather that seemed to still be in good shape. Plus I wanted one of the knives. An I-SL George Wostenholm that seemed to be a vintage Barlow that has the Wostenholm tang etching of Oil The Joints.
So I bid on the group, very few bidders and I got the knife I wanted (and the pouch) for sixty bucks...plus five more knives. I figured I could sell the other five knives and make a lot, maybe even most, of my money back!
Here's the six knives
Here is the Wostenholm and Oil the Joints.
Within the group I found a number of oddball knives with markings like Bell, Hoppe and Wayne Stainless. I am not familiar with these knives, they are all small pen knives. And then I found this knife. It looks old and parts of it seem to be handmade...maybe it is?? It has 2 blades and a cork-puller. It has a center line of s3teel (?) with steel bolsters. One bolster has a little notch in it where the cork-puller edged into, while it swings out of that main center strip of metal.
Here is a shot of the pouch by itself. It's a nice old leather pouch with no markings. I'm not sure it came with the Wostenhold. Maybe or maybe not. If the Wostenhold is from the 40s, which it seems, the pouch is probably older leather than that.
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