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Old 12-24-2018, 08:36 PM
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Default Besides a putty knife what does this look like

I found this putty knife and noticed it looked a bit strange for a putty knife
more curious in the way it appears to be made of some unknown metal like rareimatationium metal
it has a embossed manufacturers mark (CRL) don't know how old it is picked it up in a yard sale was In a bucket with some other old tool stuff

does look a little like Damascus'y
it is lumpy meaning slightly un even surface...
what do you think it is "metal/s" and or how it was made out to look like this
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Old 12-24-2018, 08:48 PM
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Its a damascus spatula, from back n the days when Sambo's was still in business!
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Old 12-24-2018, 10:36 PM
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Been left out in the acid rain for several years. Coal burning power plant near you? Been exposed to acid base cleaners. Blade is high carbon steel, harden. Wouldn't take much high acidic, low pH, liquid to cause that.
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Old 12-25-2018, 01:51 AM
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Its a damascus spatula, from back n the days when Sambo's was still in business!
Had a Sambos in my hometown, it was good eating there. A notch or two above Dennys, roughly Crakerbarrel style.

I still remember the murals they had inside, a smallish black kid being chased by tigers, if memory serves correctly...
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Old 12-25-2018, 04:18 AM
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Been left out in the acid rain for several years. Coal burning power plant near you? Been exposed to acid base cleaners. Blade is high carbon steel, harden. Wouldn't take much high acidic, low pH, liquid to cause that.
Prolly more like it... Yard sale was behind the lake and power plant is prolly 1/4 mile and we seen rail cars with coal for years going to the power plant

It was looking like this when I got it only thing I did to it was soak it in some PB rust buster spray and wipe it down with some acetone and it seems to be hardened as it does not give hardly any with a lot of pressure under the impression it would snap if I tried...

wanted to try to turn it in to a blade but not sure how to with out messing it up I'm sure it could be done if done rite... but I'm no blacksmith or knife maker either so it will remain a dingleberry on the shop wall for now

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Walker Its a damascus spatula, from back n the days when Sambo's was still in business!
It's too small to be a spatula unless they were using it for flipping canary eggs although it does look a little bit like Damascus I'm not sure it is or was intended to just happened to come out looking like this over time and exposure to what ever it may have been exposed to.... but I could be wrong... I do like the heavy Damascus look it has to it.... which is why I though it make a cool knife blade
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Old 12-25-2018, 09:50 AM
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C.R. Laurence Co (CRL) sells several stiff bent putty knives with their initials on the handle. Might be made by Russell.

http://www.crlaurence.com/crlapps/sh...826:2474&pom=0

I got a Warner stiff scraper on closeout that I may turn into a tool or knife. It's made of 1074 high carbon steel, which is decent spring steel but quite common and therefore economical. Ontario uses it in their budget line of Spec Plus Alpha knives.
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Old 12-25-2018, 10:02 AM
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C.R. Laurence Co (CRL) Might be made by Russell.
http://www.crlaurence.com/crlapps/sh...826:2474&pom=0
Yep that's the one... Are they some sort of premier item they can't show what one cost ?
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I had one of those in my camp box in the jeeps. it was perfect with the small cast iron skillets I used in the woods. AFAIK it came from the old diner in the woods, on hwy 322, in PA., when it burned down about 1963. My grandad helped me replace the handle with cherry wood.

I looked up the pictures and the one I had was about an inch shorter on the wide end, from many years of scraping the old cast iron, gas / wood fired grill at the diner I would guess. I remember seeing it stuck on the side of the grill when I was not quite tall enough to see over the counter...

Looks like a keeper, to me

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Old 12-25-2018, 11:44 AM
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well Id say it a fairly costly putty knife.... ill stick with the cheap ones
I have a couple like it in type but cheap LHWS cost 3 bucks
so why would someone spend this much on just one..
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