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Old April 5, 2009, 06:25 PM   #1
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Tell me about this knife I just got at the gunshow

Made from a file.







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Old April 5, 2009, 06:37 PM   #2
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hmm...check this site.

http://www.knifecountryusa.com/store...za-knives.html
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Old April 5, 2009, 06:37 PM   #3
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Anza knives, handmade I'm pretty sure from the Idyllwild, California area...

I have several that were given to me by my uncle. Very nice knives and a real collectors item...
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Old April 5, 2009, 06:43 PM   #4
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I traded a $75 Seiko watch for it. Good trade?

All I know is it is not stainless steel, it is very sharp, and it is a nifty small fixed blade knife. It also came with a leather sheath and is NIB.
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Old April 6, 2009, 12:17 AM   #5
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Yes, that was a good trade.
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Old April 6, 2009, 02:50 PM   #6
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I called Anza knives this morning to ask them a few questions about the particular knife I got. At first, I talked to Joe an employee, then I talked to Charlie the owner of Anza knives.

Firstly, I asked about the uneven grinds, and he said there may be some variations since it is hand-worked. He says the knife will function fine and if I have any problems just let him know.

I then asked him what model my knife was, since I didn't see it on their website with this grip shape and blade profile. He said the 4" long blade is made from a 10" file but the blade shape combined with that grip shape is unique and not part of their current product line. It could be one of a kind. From their website, a comparable knife to mine in terms of size and grip shape is the 10-1, which is listed at $94.00.

He then went on to offer information about his tempering process which increases the ductile strength of the steel. They are not brittle, he said. Also, he gave other miscellaneous bits of information about how he shapes the blades from Nicholson files, how to care for them, and so on. One thing he said, is to avoid knife sharpeners at the gunshows who use a wheel grinder.

The "09" stands for the year in which it was made, so obviously it was made in 2009.

Overall, I think we had a good conversation, and I appreciate the owner taking time to talk to me about the knives he makes. I do think it's a great utility knife, and based on what he said, there may not be another one out there quite like this one. I do like the blade profile, and it is a very handy little cutter.
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Old April 7, 2009, 03:03 PM   #7
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You did good, thats a slick little knife.
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Old April 8, 2009, 08:58 AM   #8
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neat knife!
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Old April 8, 2009, 03:20 PM   #9
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I just got one kind of like that at a flea market in Arizona. Make sure you keep just a little oil on the blade, file knives are prone to rust. You got a good deal.
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