Antique dating knife
Johan Henrik, alias Janne Marttiini was born on 2.5.1893 in Sodankylä, the Kierinki village.
His upbringing in a religious family provided a firm foundation for his whole life. As a youngster he was highly ambitious and hardworking.
Janne had his first job at the age of 16 as an apprentice of a blacksmith in the Kierinki village.
Personal notes may not be properly cited for publication.
I hope to discuss the details and ramifications of this event in a future post.
This deal deserves careful consideration as it is probably the most important “find” to hit the collecting and military history community in decades.
The following American maker sets are listed from early to later. The knife blades are long and slim, no longer thick, curved or heavy.c. More of a early European or French style of handle with the pistol trigger feature. Amputation knives are still 'beefy' and heavy size.c. Again that Civil War looking saw with the pistol grip and circle forward of the handle was made into the late part of the century.
The idea is to associate the saw in the context of the other instruments and labels in the set as well as an address on the label. Note this saw has a brass frame and handle with the split butt handle, but is similar in design to the Rose above. Knives are long, slightly wider blades, and straight. Civilian issue set made during early days of the Civil War. 1870's Shepard and Smith, Liston bone forceps, hog-leg handled saw, large straight amputation knives. Deceptive if you are just looking at the saw and not the label in the set which accurately dates the set.