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Offline Tunacious

Has anyone ever seen one of these?
« on: November 05, 2017, 06:36:40 PM »
I was hoping some one could help me identify the vintage and maker of this knife.

A few months ago a friend gave me the knife. 

He said it used belong to a guy who owned a commercial salmon troller.

Some old spoons and plugs came with it.

This knife has the edge on the top side of the blade rather than the now traditional under side of the blade, and a spoon for cleaning salmon on the end of the handle.

I have never seen a handle shaped like this one.

There is some sort of emblem on the handle that I tried to photograph.

It also came with a black leather sheath.

I would just like to know more about it.

Let me know what you know please.





Thanks,
Walt
2003 Sea Ranger 21' HT
2003 130 Honda

Offline BruceL2_Fish

Re: Has anyone ever seen one of these?
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2017, 06:50:51 PM »
Interesting looking knife.  Sorry not a clue on its origins.
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Offline Tunacious

Re: Has anyone ever seen one of these?
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2017, 06:58:16 PM »
The trademark on the handle looks to me like a rooster with a letter of either an A or a P inside the rooster.
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Online Croaker Stroker

Re: Has anyone ever seen one of these?
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2017, 07:20:14 PM »
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« Last Edit: November 05, 2017, 07:33:15 PM by Croaker Stroker »
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Offline Tunacious

Re: Has anyone ever seen one of these?
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2017, 08:50:37 PM »
Thanks Croaker Stroker.
Looks like the trade mark was an A inside a Rooster.
Hand made right here in Salem Oregon.
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Offline Markshoreline

Re: Has anyone ever seen one of these?
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2017, 08:57:52 PM »

Beautiful knives!
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Online Croaker Stroker

Re: Has anyone ever seen one of these?
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2017, 09:23:06 PM »
Yours looks unusual because the blade is upside down.

I think it would work great for quickly gutting a fish.

« Last Edit: November 05, 2017, 09:35:11 PM by Croaker Stroker »
1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"If a fish will, he will… if he won't, he won't… and that's about it… except… he may take this when he won't take that."

Online Croaker Stroker

Re: Has anyone ever seen one of these?
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2017, 09:42:16 PM »
Yours looks unusual because the blade is upside down.

I think it would work great for quickly gutting a fish.


I know some people scrape every bit of salmon off of the bones, but what to they make with it ? 
« Last Edit: November 05, 2017, 11:49:55 PM by Croaker Stroker »
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15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"If a fish will, he will… if he won't, he won't… and that's about it… except… he may take this when he won't take that."

Offline Tj805

Re: Has anyone ever seen one of these?
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2017, 09:59:56 PM »
Cool knife .
Would work well for gutting salmon in one of those cleaning trough things .
And gutting other fish as well.
I could see this working really well in a commercial fishing application
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Offline GregE

Re: Has anyone ever seen one of these?
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2017, 11:41:58 PM »
That type of metal poured handle is sold at fairs and such.  I've never seen that fish cleaning version though I do have several spoon attached knives..
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Offline Danno

Re: Has anyone ever seen one of these?
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2017, 11:46:06 PM »
I remember seeing that style of knife handle from a home brew club member in Portland but I could not remember his name. After doing some searching for his homebrew supply store in Salem, I was able to find a link to the Aycock knives. I'm amazed that someone else found this. Great job by the AO team!
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Offline Tunacious

Re: Has anyone ever seen one of these?
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2017, 07:22:57 AM »
Yours looks unusual because the blade is upside down.

I think it would work great for quickly gutting a fish.


I know some people scrape every bit of salmon off of the bones, but what to they make with it ?

When I cut the pin bones out of a Lingcod there is quit a bit of fish attached to the bones. 

I freeze the pin bones in a bag and freeze them.

When I make clam chowder I take out the pin bones and poach the pin bones in boiling water for 10 seconds. 

The meat falls right off the bones and I add the meat from the bones into my clam chowder.
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2003 130 Honda

Offline Tunacious

Re: Has anyone ever seen one of these?
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2017, 07:28:02 AM »
Cool knife .
Would work well for gutting salmon in one of those cleaning trough things .
And gutting other fish as well.
I could see this working really well in a commercial fishing application

The Aycock website calls the knife their Large Salmon Knife.

I can see how the blade being on the top side of the blade would work very well for cleaning fish in a fish cleaning trough. 

I am surprised there are not other knives made this way.

2003 Sea Ranger 21' HT
2003 130 Honda

Offline Markshoreline

Re: Has anyone ever seen one of these?
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2017, 07:35:48 AM »
Yours looks unusual because the blade is upside down.

I think it would work great for quickly gutting a fish.


I know some people scrape every bit of salmon off of the bones, but what to they make with it ?

Salmon patties, just like crab cakes but with salmon.  I press them a little flatter because the crab is already cooked and the salmon is raw when the patties are ready for frying or baking.
Also good for making salmon burgers.  Add a bit of beaten egg to the fish to bind them together.
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Re: Has anyone ever seen one of these?
« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2017, 08:10:42 AM »
Yours looks unusual because the blade is upside down.

I think it would work great for quickly gutting a fish.


I know some people scrape every bit of salmon off of the bones, but what to they make with it ?

Salmon loaf, salmon patties, lots of recipes that only require the meat, but not 'structure'

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Offline Cannon

Re: Has anyone ever seen one of these?
« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2017, 10:26:56 AM »
Here is an advertisement for them.
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Offline Sparhawk

Re: Has anyone ever seen one of these?
« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2017, 12:31:57 PM »
Definately to clean a fish effectively. As stated above the blade is upside down as to not puncture any organs and the spoon is used to scrape out the bloodline. The handle is like that so you can keep the blade level and your hand out of the fish for cleaning. If you want to clean it up a buffer wheel would work perfect with some buffing compound on the wheel. Very cool knife though. Definately a keeper!
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Offline Markshoreline

Re: Has anyone ever seen one of these?
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2017, 04:43:09 PM »
Are the handles aluminum or stainless?
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Offline GoodDays

Re: Has anyone ever seen one of these?
« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2017, 11:44:01 AM »
Cool Knife !  Id be interested to see the Spoons and Plugs ;-)

Good Days Greg

Offline Tunacious

Re: Has anyone ever seen one of these?
« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2017, 11:46:25 PM »
Cool Knife !  Id be interested to see the Spoons and Plugs ;-)

Good Days Greg

Below is a photograph of some of the vintage gear.

Take a look at the new thread I started under (OPEN FORUM - Take a look at me new piece of art) regarding the tackle.   

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2003 130 Honda

Offline GoodDays

Re: Has anyone ever seen one of these?
« Reply #21 on: November 10, 2017, 06:08:35 PM »
Cool Knife !  Id be interested to see the Spoons and Plugs ;-)

Good Days Greg

Below is a photograph of some of the vintage gear.

Take a look at the new thread I started under (OPEN FORUM - Take a look at me new piece of art) regarding the tackle.   


Nice !!  Look like McMahon Spoons (the big ones)   

Offline Tunacious

Re: Has anyone ever seen one of these?
« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2017, 06:55:42 PM »
Are the handles aluminum or stainless?

Handle appears to be aluminum
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2003 130 Honda

Offline FishAddict

Re: Has anyone ever seen one of these?
« Reply #23 on: November 10, 2017, 06:59:23 PM »
Cool knife..  This is my favorite gutting knife made by Rapala.
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