So, I had a couple of weeks off work with my daughter and we had a great time prowling around and generally getting up to mischief as only a 7 year old, dad and dog can
We went to a small village show part way through our break and one stall had some old tools and whatnot in an old tool chest. Something caught my eye, a brief haggle over the asking price ensued, and I left with this for a fiver:
Looks like some clown had been hammering it into something:
So the handle needs replacing - I may get away with removing the stag, glueing it up to prevent ay further cracking, and reinstalling the original slabs, but I doubt it - the tip needs to be re-established and the leather, aside from being very bloodstained could do with a good feed from some leather conditioner.
As a project I think it ought to make something decent - my late uncle had one of these, and one of Puma's White Hunter knives (I must find out what happened to them) and I remember it took a wicked edge but the shape means you have to adopt a different approach. Very handy once you get the knack, but a bit tricky at first.
Anyhoo, it just got me wondering whether anyone else has scored any gems at the smaller shows.
With a little work this ought to make a decent knife to last many years to come
Over to you