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Hi all

Discussion in 'Knives and Cutting Tools' started by BKB, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. BKB

    BKB Garibaldi

    I am researching dive knife brands just now. I am currently trying to find information on a vintage "Eternal" trademark knife made in Japan with a "gold" looking blade finish. Can anyone offer info on the manufacturer, the alloy of stainless steel, quality level, etc.?
  2. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

    Hello! Welcome to Scubaboard.
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  3. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: CALIFORNIA: Where recreational diving began!

    Also welcome !

    I know of no AMERICAN imported dive knife that is gold plated. (FYI I have the majority of all the American dive catalogs since 1952 to about 1985)

    In the"vintage" world of diving US Divers was one of the first to import dive equipment from Japan--"Nipon Aqua" was,. as I recall the manufacture of much of the equipment

    The defunct dive knife company Wenoka (S) produced a series of "Commemorative" Knives some years ago- I was not interested and never collected as set.

    However, I do have two friends who collected sets as a investment (and a Poor investment ) May I suggest that you contact Alex Pearce - who is all over the internet with his "cat & dog show," about vintage equipment

    In the event he can not assist you PM me and I will provide the name of the other individual who has been away from organized diving for many years. He may still have a set but I suspect it is packed away as a heir loom

    Another fiend is the great vintage Japanese diver/author Tetsu Taguchi. He was collecting dive knives and had a presentable collection. Tetsu as of my last corresponded was living in Sapporo.. Like all of the vintage pre internet/SCUBA board international divers we are aging and for the most part lost contact.

    You may want to contact the various Historical Diving Societies around the world. I severed as the first and only "Director of Spors Diving" for the American HDS for a number of years.. There is minimal interest in dive knives within HDS but worth a try ...

    Since I am taking my time to answer and provide a lead I would apricate it if you would respond with your investigation of a gold plated dive knife.

    It is an intriguing subject

    Sam Miller. 111
  4. DiveBar

    DiveBar Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Virginia
    Spyderco Jumpmaster
    Ergonmic, sharp serrated, rustproof H1 steel with good kydex sheaf—i highly reccomend it

    Spyderco Jumpmaster - Spyderco, Inc.
  5. DiveBar

    DiveBar Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Virginia

    Rats, im off topic-sorry

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