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Old 01-21-2018, 09:07 AM
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I love it, looks awesome with all that character. Military friend of mine got me a model 14. Told Randall it was for his commanding officer as a gift. Took me two months to get. Great knives. Speaking of great gifts my mom got me a colt 1911 for my 21st bday. I hope to pass these down the line as well.
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Old 01-21-2018, 09:25 AM
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Okay guys, I am now convinced to leave it as is. Thanks for your comments.
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In honor of my father, Howard C. Ricks. Corporal, Co. E, 2nd Battalion, 20th Marine Engineers, 4th Marine Division. Later renamed Co. B, 4th Pioneer Battalion after Marianna Operation. Service dates February 1943 to October 31, 1945, Combat action: Roi-Namur, Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima. His rifle SA 893999 met "Captain Crunch".
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Old 01-21-2018, 07:00 PM
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I saw a Western W49 identical to this one go for just shy of $1,500 on eBay a few years ago. It had been inscribed with the 5th GRP officer's ID.

I got a few un-marked Westerns, but SOMEhow my sister got my dad's identically inscribed W49, that he'd given to me in about '68 ...



An early small-pin, tapered-toe model (above also) (the rarest of all, but still it wouldn't fetch $ comparable to one with provenance).

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Old 01-22-2018, 10:50 AM
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That wear belongs to you, your history. I'd leave all alone, and pass on the history along with the knife. I have my Dad's Case Office Boy Scouts of America sheath knife and sheath from when he was in Scouting in the 1920s. It is what it is, and I would never try to "modernize" it.

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Old 01-24-2018, 08:07 AM
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IMO, Bokers are are the best knives there are.

Ever tried to sharpen any of them there sigman ?

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Old 01-24-2018, 12:56 PM
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IMO, Bokers are are the best knives there are.

Ever tried to sharpen any of them there sigman ?
These are not for use. They are kept just as I received them. My working knives are always sharp. I still use my grandfather's Arkansas stones

My wife laughs because every time I pick up a knife I feel the edge and touch it up. My kitchen knives are Wusthofs and Henckels.

Steak knives are sharpened before every use. Nothing turns the edge like cutting on a ceramic plate.
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