Galloway

Vtg 1970s Hattori Kenward Galloway Seki Japan Fixed Blade Hunting Knife In Box

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Description

This is a scarce vintage knife from the early career of Hattori in Seki, Japan, made in the early 1970s for Kenward. It has an interesting story. For many years now the Kenward Galloway origins lay in obscurity. This is largely due to the silver Blackjack box that they came in. So people rightly assumed that Blackjack was involved somehow in making them. But this is not the case. The Galloway predates Blackjack by about 15 years. It was made by Hattori in the early 1970s for Kenward, the main exporter of knives from Seki which later became Kencrest. It features a hefty 5/32" thick x 3.18" long AUS-8 blade (back in those days they marked it 440Hi-Stainless for lack of knowing what to call it) and stainless guard with Rosewood handle and has a sturdy leather sheath (slightly shrunken from age). They were not produced for very long and many lay in the manufacturer's warehouse for years, with a few coming to the USA over the decades being exported from Japan in a conveniently sized Blackjack box, hence the confusion. We are now offering the last of the Galloway, recently found in the original manufacturer warehouse and it comes in the "original" misleading Blackjack box..


Specs

Brand/Model:

Galloway hunting knife

Made in:

Japan

Condition:

Near mint, unused original factory edge, light handling wear and wear from going in and out of sheath

Year Produced:

circa 1970s

Folder Closed, or Fixed Overall Length:

8.5" long

Blade Material:

Stainless Steel

Blade Length:

3.18" long

Handle:

Wood

Additional Notes:

Comes with Black Leather Sheath

Knife Type:

Fixed Blade

Number of Blades:

1

Lock Type:

Opening Mechanism:

Dexterity:

Ambidextrous

CA Prop 65 Warning:

WARNING: - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

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