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Old 03-23-2012, 12:26 PM
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I need some information on this knife. I am setting up a display this year on old 1st and 2nd gereration knives of Smith and Wesson at the OGCA display show. I have very little information on this knife. This is the only one I have seen besides the one proof listed in my Knives of Smith and Wesson book but it list no information in there either, just a picture. Any info would be great. Thanks, Sean
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Your knife is based on a Model 6010 S&W Bowie knife, as designed by Blackie Collins, and is a prototype that lead to the Collector Series of custom engraved and etched knives. The handle is Wessonwood, a patented faux wood. As you say, it is pictured in Rinke's book on S&W knives, page 98. There were a number of different designs submitted for the Series, your knife being the Jim Bowie design. Ed.

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Old 03-24-2012, 02:31 AM
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Thank you Ed, So this is a knife made fore the collectors series, but was not accepted. It is marked Dillingham but it is not marked proof like my other prototype collectors series knives. I wonder how many of this design was produced?
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Bill Gunn, Pres. of S&W, met with Walter "Blackie" Collins in 1972 to discuss S&W's entry into the knife market. Blackie submitted a number of different design ideas - how many, I don't know, but certainly more than one. The S&W archived correspondence for that period may reveal the quantity, etc. Unfortunately, we can't ask Blackie, as he was killed last summer in a motorcycle accident. Ed.

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Old 03-24-2012, 11:43 PM
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I will include this info in my display. Thanks alot. I did hear about Mr. Collins unfortunate accident... I have many of his knives to show off. I do hope all goes well with this display. Im a first timer and a bit nervouse. Thanks again Ed!
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Gents, all of the Blackie Collins knives were benchmade, not the company which evolved from Pacific Cutlery, but truly benchmade, as in built by hand by a team of artisans.
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seanbetsy, I'm looking forward to your display. Very few displays at our annual meetings have ever concentrated on knives, so it will attract attention, I'm sure. The "Holy Grail" of S&W knives is the ferrule used to create a spear attachment for a Blackie Collins bowie. ( See pages 94-95 in "The Knives of S&W" by Rinke.) Will you have one of these in your display? Ed.
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No I have yet to come across one. I always keep my eyes open though.
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I need some information on this knife. I am setting up a display this year on old 1st and 2nd gereration knives of Smith and Wesson at the OGCA display show. I have very little information on this knife. This is the only one I have seen besides the one proof listed in my Knives of Smith and Wesson book but it list no information in there either, just a picture. Any info would be great. Thanks, Sean
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I look forward to seeing your display. I'll be attending OGCA for the first time. I helped Clarence with his book and got alot of items for him that are pictured in the book. I have a couple of stories if your interested, that I can tell you there.
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I look very forward to meeting you and talking Don. Im very excited about the show. Make sure you come over say hi and I hope you enjoy your first OGCA show. You picked a good one to show up to. The displays and guns present for sale are outstanding
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