1970’s Carl Schlieper Survival Knife # 14122
Carl Schlieper was a German hardware manufacturing business established in Remscheid, Germany in 1793. Eye Brand knives, sometimes called German Eye, have been Hammer forged in Solingen Germany by the Carl Schlieper family for over 100 years. Eye Brand Knives still use forged blades. Hammer forging compresses and realigns the blade steel's grain structure, thereby increasing the toughness and edge holding characteristics of the knife blade. It cost more and is a more time-consuming process, but worth the effort.
The Survival Knives were manufactured in Solingen, Germany in the 1970’s and imported into the US. They feature an OAL of 10.5” and a 5.5” blade of 440 Stainless Steel. It had a hollow handle for storing survival supplies, a saw blade on the top of the blade and drilled holes in the hand guard to tie to a shaft to make a spear. There were 2 models; this is the first and more sought-after Survival Knife. Knife numbered 14122.
This knife is in excellent condition and comes with the original black leather sheath. The blade is in great shape no signs of being sharpened or used but judge for yourself. The sheath shows minor handling and has no defects. Small spots on brass guard.