Whitney Wolverine .22 LR  Nickeled with ivory grips and fire blued screw. Sexy!

Whitney Wolverine .22 LR  Nickeled with ivory grips and fire blued screw. Sexy!

Mick why did you shave!? He should have kept the beard.

Mick why did you shave!? He should have kept the beard.

Gothic glory, lap pipe. Meerschaum and sterling. Outstanding!

Gothic glory, lap pipe. Meerschaum and sterling. Outstanding!

Just bought this little 9 inch beauty off Ebay. It is a Solingen edge brand bowie knife model 406. The edge brand knives had a high carbon content and they could be sharpened to a razors edge. It was sharp when I got it, but I sharpened it to that razors edge. I do not plan to cut wood with it. It will be one of the things I carry on a regular basis. Nice stag handle will go well with my stag griped Cold 1903. This knife has a nice belly to the blade. When you get a carbon hunting knife or combat knife one way to know if it has drawn blood, is that the blade will be discolored. The carbon in blood impregnates the steel and darkens the blade. Looks like some varmints lost their head to this knife. The tip and base are not as colored as the middle. So even though this knife is a skinning and gutting knife it’s original owner did not put it to that task. The knife was also originally so sharp that it sliced through the top of the sheath.

A heavily engraved Mauser C96. Ivory grip.

A heavily engraved Mauser C96. Ivory grip.

Great picture of a WW1 German soldier with a hunters pipe. He seems to have a little bit of everything else with him.

Great picture of a WW1 German soldier with a hunters pipe. He seems to have a little bit of everything else with him.

Eagle talons are a common motif of meerschaum. This one is augmented by predators between the talons. It also is topped with a silver and amber cap. Perfect pipe for the big game hunter.

Eagle talons are a common motif of meerschaum. This one is augmented by predators between the talons. It also is topped with a silver and amber cap. Perfect pipe for the big game hunter.

Beauty of a Beast!

Longfellow looking quite Elizabethan.

Longfellow looking quite Elizabethan.

Meerschaum was also used as a medium for sculpture. This is a pipe, you can just see the flare for the stem just behind her shoulder. It is banded in gold. I am sure this pipe was so intricate that it was not smoked. It shows no sign of ever being used.

Meerschaum was also used as a medium for sculpture. This is a pipe, you can just see the flare for the stem just behind her shoulder. It is banded in gold. I am sure this pipe was so intricate that it was not smoked. It shows no sign of ever being used.

Engraved Colt 1911 with Ivory grips.

Engraved Colt 1911 with Ivory grips.

Cool

Cool

Great lap pipe with what appears to be a Polish lancer on the wind cover.

Great lap pipe with what appears to be a Polish lancer on the wind cover.

Engraved 9mm Walther PPK. Ivory Grips

Engraved 9mm Walther PPK. Ivory Grips

Bearded German soldier WW II.

Bearded German soldier WW II.