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Offline Sarge

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Ontario Parachutist
« on: December 12, 2016, 11:59:39 AM »
I sold a few knives this weekend at a gun show ... and got to meet Ethan Becker and Walter Brend. I also acquired an out-of-production reproduction ... an Ontario Parachutist. It's no collector grade but it's not too bad. Needs a little TLC. I'll post some glamour shots when I get it cleaned up a bit. I don't know much about them - maybe Western made the WWII originals? - but I know I've always liked them.

Next, I want a Cattaraugus 225Q ... woe is me.
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Re: Ontario Parachutist
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2016, 01:20:27 PM »
There are lot of Quartermasters on Ebay and at least some of them are cheap. 
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Re: Ontario Parachutist
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2016, 06:25:38 AM »
Yep, I look at the Quartermasters fairly regularly on EBay...I'll pull the trigger one of these days.

Here's the Parachutist after I cleaned it up a bit. It's not pristine so I wasn't worried about buffing some scratches out of the blade, polishing the brass, etc. 



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Re: Ontario Parachutist
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2016, 11:06:52 AM »
That is a terrific knife.  I like the blade shape  a lot.  Good looker, nice sheath, the blade polish looks great.  What more could a guy want?
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Re: Ontario Parachutist
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2016, 01:47:44 PM »
That is cool. I like the hilt shaping.

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Re: Ontario Parachutist
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2016, 06:09:49 AM »
Thanks, guys. I looked at this one at a gun show a couple months back and regretted not getting it then. Glad the guy still had it.
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Re: Ontario Parachutist
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2016, 11:17:21 AM »
That is a neat knife.  I've always liked them too.  Glad you got one. 
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Re: Ontario Parachutist
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2016, 11:03:28 AM »
  Gorgeous knife. That handle looks super comfortable, too....my biggest gripe in the knife business is putting small handles on small knives. There's no need.
If the iron be blunt, and he do not whet the edge, then must he put to more strength: but wisdom is profitable to direct.
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