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#30727 - 11/18/07 07:31 AM Knife Of The Week Model 7!!!!!!! *
vklough46 Offline
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Thanks to all that have participated thus far.

Model 7 Fisherman-Hunter

The Model 7 Fisherman was designed as a scaled-down version of the Model 3 Hunter.

From Randall Made Knives: The History of the Man and the Blades by Robert L. Gaddis, pp107-108
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Almost immediately, the concept of a reduced-scale version of his new Hunter suggested itself to Bo as an ideal knife for his fellow fisherman. An avid fisherman since his youth, Bo viewed this new knife as a labor of love, and he got to work on the project right away. He tried both 4- and 4 1/2-inch blades at first, rapidly settling on the 4 1/2. Bo wanted just the right grip for cleaning brook trout and similar-size fish, so he reduced the handle size from the new Hunter and modified its shape some. Naturally, he named this one the "Fisherman," and some early prototypes with the 4-inch blade went to a few dealers during the latter part of September 1945.




From the current catalog:
" Model 7 Fisherman-Hunter 4 1/2" and 5" blades of 3/16" stock. 4 1/4"-5/8" leather handle. Brass hilt. Duralumin butt cap. Similar to Model 3 except this knife is smaller and lighter. Ideal for small game, creel and tackle box."

Along with the Model 3 the Model 7 is one of my own personal favorites.

Lady and gentlemen may we please see some Model 7's.
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#30728 - 11/18/07 09:32 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 7!!!!!!! [Re: vklough46]
crutchtip Offline
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Here is a nice one circa late 1945-46 in a Moore sheath.















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#30729 - 11/18/07 09:46 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 7!!!!!!! [Re: crutchtip]
Burnie Offline
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Here is a model 7-5" Oosik handle, SS blade, NSH, Nickle butt plate, thumb notches, black&silver spacers with black sheath.


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Edited by Burnie (11/18/07 09:47 AM)
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#30730 - 11/18/07 10:10 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 7!!!!!!! [Re: vklough46]
BoBlade Offline
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This one came up on e-bay about 5-6 years ago. I lost it to Perry. He still had it when I saw him at the next Blade Show and we've been friends ever since I figure late '46 / early '47. Coolest 7 I've ever seen.



This one came up on e-bay about the same time. A buy-it-now from "Earl the Pearl" (He frequents this forum from time to time). This one started my pin stag collection. I tried to get the best example of every model I could and had some decent ones before my collection theme turned to Hunters. I love the piece of stag on this one as well as the nickel silver pin that matches the hilt (According to Doug the pin is aluminum or unobtainium but I digress ) Photo courtesy of Sheldon's photographer Jim McDonald.



This one popped up on e-bay not too long ago buy-it-now. The price was good and the knife and sheath were so damned nice I coldn't resist.

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#30731 - 11/18/07 10:27 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 7!!!!!!! [Re: Burnie]
patrickjames Offline
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Nice one Burnie!
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#30732 - 11/18/07 10:56 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 7!!!!!!! [Re: crutchtip]
widmn Offline
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Here's one with BIG stag.


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Edited by widmn (11/18/07 10:59 AM)
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#30733 - 11/18/07 11:24 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 7!!!!!!! [Re: vklough46]
Hagsjr Offline
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Model 7 with Treeman Yellow Micarta.

Jerry





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#30734 - 11/18/07 12:28 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 7!!!!!!! [Re: vklough46]
escapement Offline
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Iíve never seen a #7 I didnít likeÖ

#7-4 1/2 , SS, NS hilt, stag w/ finger grips, Dura. Butt, wrist thong. No-hone sheath. Late 80s.







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#30735 - 11/18/07 01:05 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 7!!!!!!! [Re: patrickjames]
Burnie Offline
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Thanks Patrick, The model 7 is one of my all time favorites just the right size!
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#30736 - 11/18/07 04:27 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 7!!!!!!! [Re: Burnie]
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Here is an old yeller in a Johnson Smmoth back.... with a #6 grind and a reduced hilt.


And an another in old brown micarta and seven spacers....in a Johnson rough Back sheath.



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