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#195416 - 08/29/21 03:57 PM Re: WWII #19... ** [Re: rodbrown]
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I call it the 19 page take it to the lounge.
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#195417 - 08/29/21 04:38 PM Re: WWII #19... [Re: Michael_Mason]
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Originally Posted By: Michael_Mason

What difference does it make, that terms been floating around a looong time??


I don't recall hearing that term Mike. That is why I asked who came up with it
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Originally Posted By: rodbrown
Joe

I did not invent “Wandering S”, but what you call this one?


I would call it a Low "S" Rod.

There are a few strikes out there like that. I recently delivered an ivory #2-5 with a similar strike.





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#195418 - 08/29/21 05:59 PM Re: WWII #19... [Re: crutchtip]
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The "S" is just barely below being online with the logo on the above knife. Determining factor? Probably not. The model 2 grind was never conducive to a "good" low S strike. I would not use the sheath as an indicator of low S or seperate S. I have double SS #2s with baby dots. Double SS, low S, and seperate S may all be found in brown buttons or baby dots.
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#195419 - 08/29/21 06:03 PM Re: WWII #19... [Re: Wally]
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Beautiful #2 Joe!
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#195420 - 08/29/21 06:04 PM Re: WWII #19... [Re: crutchtip]
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Originally Posted By: crutchtip
Originally Posted By: Michael_Mason

What difference does it make, that terms been floating around a looong time??


I don't recall hearing that term Mike. That is why I asked who came up with it
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Here’s a link going back to 2007 Joe, looks like BoBlade “may” have been the originator??

http://www.knifetalkforums.com/ubbthread...=true#Post19731
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#195422 - 08/29/21 09:51 PM Re: WWII #19... [Re: Michael_Mason]
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I've always heard people refer to "Wandering S" as the short time period between the low S and Separate S.

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#195424 - 08/29/21 11:09 PM Re: WWII #19... [Re: nate-dogg]
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Here’s a link going back to 2007 Joe, looks like BoBlade “may” have been the originator??

http://www.knifetalkforums.com/ubbthread...=true#Post19731 [/quote]

damn mike, 2007! Apparently it didn't catch on, as it doesn't seem the "slippery S" mentioned did either. I wonder what Ron meant by "inside joke". If I think about it I will ask him, if he even remembers.

As I read a bit more, I ran across this post with just about everything in it being incorrect. The portions highlighted in red are wholly (first passage) and partially (second passage) simply bad info.

The only part that is somewhat true is you could get an earlier forging ON OCCASION, that had traits that had been stopped prior to delivery. Not uncommon in RMK's history. In this case, it is the "S" stamping orientation.

That highlighted in blue is kinda of like, what? Quite the economist with quite the imagination.

There is no separate "wandering" S period of time independent of other stampings. In other words, it is not a thing. It would best be described as an errant low S stamp. That is the period when these blades were forged.

Originally Posted By: Sheldon_Wickersham
Bwahaha, thanks for the laugh Perry...brat <img src="/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />

Dubie,

Yes, you're correct on the first part...

As to the second part, you may want to differentiate between introduction and use dates, following the premise that when a new feature or characteristic was introduced it would subsequently supersede the previous feature or characteristic, with caveats...

Generally speaking, the 'Separate S' blade stamping method first used in mid 1967 was superseded with the 'Integral S' blade stamping method in mid 1972...but, as a caveat, during the high inflation and interest rate period of the late 1970's (you're old enough to remember those days), RMK, in lieu of purchasing as much new (high priced) steel as they may have in the past, IMO, instead dug a little deeper into the blade bins, utilizing a large number of older blade forgings in the process...

As an example; we purchased a 60+ RMK knife collection a few years back in which the majority of the knives were ordered and received between 1978 & 1980...at least five of those knives, possibly six, utilized older 'Separate S' blades. The 'Low S' blades introduced in early 1964 were used primarily through 1967, but we’ve seen 'deep bin' blades of this type used on knives that were built and sold well into the early to mid 1970's...

Anyhoo, I've got a trail to the lake to finish, hope that helped...
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#195425 - 08/30/21 04:41 AM Re: WWII #19... [Re: crutchtip]
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Originally Posted By: crutchtip
Apparently it didn't catch on, as it doesn't seem the "slippery S" mentioned did either. mid 1970's...

The "Slippery S" slipped my mind grin
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