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SINGLE  EDGE  HUNTING  KNIFE   OR   DOUBLE  EDGE  KNIFE

I've been looking for one of these knives for quite some time.  I'm not a knife collector but If you have one, contact me with a price and give yourself an additional $200 finders fee reward if I buy it.  If you can help me locate one, I'll pay you a $400 FINDERS FEE if your lead results in a purchase from someone else.  I have a personal family interest in these knives and will pay a higher price because of that.

Many thousands were made in the 1950s.  Overall quality is rather crude when compared to a Marbles knife, Case knife, or Randall knife.  Construction is always the same.  The aluminum guard is cast onto the blade with the aluminum pommel pinned to the blade shank on the hunting knife.  Both the aluminum guard and the aluminum pommel are cast onto the blade on the double edge knife.  Leather washers are stacked between the guard and pommel to form the handle on the hunting knife.  Wood slats are pinned with copper rivets on the handle of the double edge knife.  Blade lengths were 5" and 6" for the hunting knife and 7-3/4" on the double edge knife.  Overall length was approx 10-1/2" and 12-1/2" respectively.  

Blades can be marked in numerous ways: VANADrSTIN, VAN ADrSTIN, VANADESTIN, VAN ADESTIN, VANADESTINE, VAN ADESTINE, AJVANADrSTIN, AJ VANADrSTIN, AJ VAN ADrSTIN, AJVANADESTIN, AJ VANADESTIN, AJ VAN ADESTIN, AJVANESTINE, AJ VANADESTINE, AJ VAN ADESTINE, VANADfSTIN, VAN ADfSTIN, AJVANADfSTIN, AJ VANADfSTIN, AJ VAN ADfSTIN, AJ MANAUFSTIN, MANAUFSTIN, or any variations thereof on the left side.  Some portion of the marking may have worn away from polishing or sharpening by a knife collector.

I will purchase any of these knives with or without their leather sheaths, but will pay the highest price for knives with their original sheaths. (see examples shown below)  

   

      CALL  DAY  OR  NIGHT

 

BLADE MARKING MAY SHOWN ONLY PARTIAL STAMP - EXAMINE CAREFULLY

Blades are marked left side and can be marked in numerous ways: VANADrSTIN, VAN ADrSTIN, VANADESTIN, VAN ADESTIN, VANADESTINE, VAN ADESTINE, AJVANADrSTIN, AJ VANADrSTIN, AJ VAN ADrSTIN, AJVANADESTIN, AJ VANADESTIN, AJ VAN ADESTIN, AJVANESTINE, AJ VANADESTINE, AJ VAN ADESTINE, VANADfSTIN, VAN ADfSTIN, AJVANADfSTIN, AJ VANADfSTIN, AJ VAN ADfSTIN,  ( or portions thereof)

These knives are not generally found with a Randall knife, Marbles knife, Case knife, and other collectable knifes because they are low quality for a handmade knife.  Check tables at gun shows, knife shows, and antique fairs.  Everyone recognizes a handmade knife or custom knife like Randall knife, Marbles knife, Case knife, etc. but seldom do they notice these plain hand made knives.  This custom knife was made during the 1950s. I have a personal family interest in this custom knife and will pay a higher price because of that.  Sometimes these knives are found in Marbles sheaths, Case sheathes or Randall sheaths.  Some sheath styles may vary greatly.

Remember the names: VANADrSTIN, VAN ADrSTIN, VANADESTIN, VAN ADESTIN, VANADESTINE, VAN ADESTINE, AJVANADrSTIN, AJ VANADrSTIN, AJ VAN ADrSTIN, AJVANADESTIN, AJ VANADESTIN, AJ VAN ADESTIN, AJVANESTINE, AJ VANADESTINE, AJ VAN ADESTINE, VANADfSTIN, VAN ADfSTIN, AJVANADfSTIN, AJ VANADfSTIN, AJ VAN ADfSTIN, AJ MANAUFSTIN, MANAUFSTIN, ( or portions thereof)

- FIND A CATALOG LISTING OF THIS KNIFE - COLLECT A $100  REWARD -

This ad appeared in the 1947 VL&A catalog - Von Lengerke & Antoine catalog

Abercrombie & Fitch may have also had a similar ad.

FIND ANY AD LIKE THIS IN ANY SPORTING GOODS CATALOG 1945 - 1955 AND GET A

$100 REWARD

 

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Van Adestine Knives, II

More Treasures From Little Wolf, Wis.  

Introducing a new "Updated" book for the Knife Collector

Expanded "HARD COVER" Edition

        OVER TWICE AS MANY KNIVES as the the first book

Robert Van Adestine is an unsung knife maker from 1895 - 1959.  He and his father before him, made fighting knives for U.S. Soldiers for WWI , WWII ,  and the Korea war.  Robert Van Adestine's hand forged hunting knives served hunters throughout the U.S. right along side Scagel, Marbles, Randall, and others.

Hard Cover - 208 pages with over 100 color photos - over 350 knife pictures

A complete story about the rare Van Adestine knife has been long awaited.

The author continues to seek examples of these knives and offers significant rewards for locating them.

Use this book as a Collecting Guide to find these knives and obtain $ Hundreds $ in REWARDS $

 

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Signed by Author

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Copyright © 2011 by Helmut W. Sakschek

 2011 Expanded Edition

Limited Printing

All rights reserved. No part of this book shall be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted by any means without written permission from the author.

Published by:  Instant Publisher.com

 In Conjunction. with:  Helmut W. Sakschek

POB 3 – Neenah – WI – 54957-0003

 Printed in U.S.A.

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Contents 

    Dedication  ….……………………..….…………....……..7

     Acknowledgements ……..………..………………….……9

Preface ……………………………..…………….…........……11 

Preface Update 2011   ……………..…………….…….......…13 

CHAPTER  1 – They Were Made in Little Wolf, Wis. ....…14 

CHAPTER  2 – Andrew Van Adestine Arrives  …..….........19 

CHAPTER  3 – Robert Van Adestine Arrives …….............23 

CHAPTER  4 – Robert Van Adestine, Knife Maker …..…25 

CHAPTER 4.1 – Robert Van Adestine’s Shop ………...…30 

CHAPTER  5 –Van Adestine WWII  Fighting Knives ..…36 

CHAPTER  6 – Van Adestine Hunting Knives ………..…39 

CHAPTER  7 – Sheaths for the Van Adestine Knives .….43 

CHAPTER  8 – Van Adestine Knife Sales ……...……..…57 

CHAPTER  8.1 – Von Lengerke & Antoine – VL&A…...63 

CHAPTER  9 – Van Adestine’s Work is Recognized …..68 

CHAPTER 9.1 - The Knife Display Board……………….71 

CHAPTER 10 – Van Adestine Hunter Variations ….…...75 

CHAPTER 11 – Van Adestine Fighter Variations ..…….79 

CHAPTER 12 – Identified Fighting Knives ………….....101 

CHAPTER 12.1 - Identified Hunting Knives …………..114 

CHAPTER 13 – One-of-a-Kind Van Adestine Knives ...151 

CHAPTER 13.1 – Other Van Adestine Knives ………...167 

CHAPTER 14 – Other Van Adestine marked items …..176 

CHAPTER 14 .1 - Van Adestine Knife Distribution  ….185 

CHAPTER 15 – The Van Adestine Theater  Knife ....…188 

CHAPTER 16 – Van Adestine vs. William Scagel ........191 

CHAPTER 17 – Epilog   ……………………...……..…..197 

Fighting Knife Pictures – 2008……….……..….199 

Hunting Knife Pictures – 2008 …..…..……..….200 

Additional  Knife Pictures – 2011 …………..….201 

Additional  Knife Pictures – 2011 ……....…..….202 

Additional  Knife Pictures – 2011 ……..……….203 

Fighting Knife Specifications – 2008 …..…..….204 

Hunting Knife Specifications – 2008 …..…..….204 

Additional Knife  Specifications – 2011 …..…...205 

              Bibliography….………….……….....…206 

             Other Interesting Facts …….….….…..206 

             Notes …..…………………….….….….207

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Van Adestine Knives, II

More Treasures From Little Wolf, Wis.

By: Helmut W. Sakschek  

 U. S. Military Fighting Knives

Hand Forged hunting Knives

And Other Treasures

     

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