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#181395 - 07/09/19 09:26 AM Re: Wanted Black Crutch Tip [Re: Ronnie]
LarryWW1246 Offline
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Ronnie--

If I were you, I would hold out for one that matches what RMK had on hand and used back in the day.

Although Pete did not make an issue of what they used (telling me to just buy one), it is logical to think they had stocked a version and pulled one out of the box to put on the knives as they were finished.

Who knows, maybe somewhere there is a batch of the Franklin 20 over 1 USA made tips waiting to be found an appreciated. Think maybe medical supply companies that have been in business for a long time, and who might simply have them put back someplace and only look for them when a customer brings in their crutches or canes to buy a new tip.

Larry
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#181396 - 07/09/19 11:33 AM Re: Wanted Black Crutch Tip [Re: LarryWW1246]
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Unlikely, but not impossible. I have been looking for 30 years.

RMK used more than one type of tip with the ribbed one seen on a few early pieces.

Franklin still makes them, but I have no idea if and how they are marked. I would think if they were still marked the same way, there wouldn't be a shortage, as there are more than a few 18's sans original tips.
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#181397 - 07/09/19 12:42 PM Re: Wanted Black Crutch Tip [Re: crutchtip]
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How about keeping an eye on eBay for "vintage crutches" that might have the older tip?
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#181399 - 07/09/19 06:19 PM Re: Wanted Black Crutch Tip [Re: crutchtip]
thevalueman Offline
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if Crutch ain't found um....they ain't out there....
I'm just say'n....
:-)Rocky
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#181403 - 07/09/19 11:33 PM Re: Wanted Black Crutch Tip [Re: thevalueman]
Ronnie Offline
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Thank you all for the help and advise.
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