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« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2014, 09:14:46 PM »

Not sure what tru-pro is but you can find a crab knife on the Carvel Hall website. It is not exactly like the knife that Whitey dropped off to Miss Elva. The website knife is the same material and size but the insignia imprint is different - the knife itself is the same.
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« Reply #22 on: October 21, 2014, 08:40:13 PM »

Not sure what tru-pro is but you can find a crab knife on the Carvel Hall website. It is not exactly like the knife that Whitey dropped off to Miss Elva. The website knife is the same material and size but the insignia imprint is different - the knife itself is the same.

Is it a one piece or 2 piece?
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« Reply #23 on: October 22, 2014, 07:32:51 AM »

Was it a tru-pro?
  That be me.
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« Reply #24 on: October 22, 2014, 10:22:56 AM »

Mike Keller LTD sells stainless steel knockoffs of both styles for $13.
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« Reply #25 on: October 22, 2014, 07:31:56 PM »

One solid piece as far as can tell - the handle is much heavier (Whitey claimed it was much better to use than a wooden mallet). Either one works as Whitey describes it in the video!
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« Reply #26 on: October 22, 2014, 07:43:21 PM »

Like this?

Are these the one mike keller sells Mikie? Ive been looking to pick up a few more of these. Like them better then the rest I have made and tried including the cassons.
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« Reply #27 on: October 22, 2014, 10:43:11 PM »

They have both styles, that one and the straight one that looks like a paring knife - both are $13 each. Google Mike Keller LTD and search for crab knife.
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« Reply #28 on: October 22, 2014, 10:51:56 PM »

The holy grail of crab knifes... 
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« Reply #29 on: October 23, 2014, 09:13:59 AM »

Not sure what tru-pro is [...]

The photos that Jack posted in this topic are Tru-Pro knives.

http://www.bluecrab.info/forum/index.php/topic,3038.0.html

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« Reply #30 on: October 23, 2014, 09:25:24 AM »

Like this?

Are these the one mike keller sells Mikie? Ive been looking to pick up a few more of these. Like them better then the rest I have made and tried including the cassons.

These are the Mike Keller knives:

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« Reply #31 on: October 23, 2014, 09:26:41 AM »

The photos that Jack posted in this topic are Tru-Pro knives.

http://www.bluecrab.info/forum/index.php/topic,3038.0.html


But they are not the one that Whitey used in the vid. the knife he used is a 2 pc. carvel hall, i have several but i use a 1 pc.
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« Reply #32 on: October 23, 2014, 10:51:36 AM »

But they are not the one that Whitey used in the vid. the knife he used is a 2 pc. carvel hall, i have several but i use a 1 pc.

Were they this kind?
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« Reply #33 on: October 23, 2014, 11:30:35 AM »

Salisbury Pewter sells a knockoff of the two piece style like the above for $12.50/ea. Instead of Carvel Hall, the handle says "Crab Knife".
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« Reply #34 on: October 23, 2014, 12:59:13 PM »

Were they this kind?
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« Reply #35 on: October 23, 2014, 04:35:21 PM »

Salisbury Pewter sells a knockoff of the two piece style like the above for $12.50/ea. Instead of Carvel Hall, the handle says "Crab Knife".

Yeah, I heard that a Chinese company bought the rights/molds for the original "two-piece" knives. They don't say Carvel Hall but otherwise look identical. I prefer the Tru-Pro version myself.
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« Reply #36 on: October 23, 2014, 04:59:36 PM »

Tons of variations out there.   I've picked up a few different ones since I posted this collection in this thread.

http://www.bluecrab.info/forum/index.php/topic,55664.0.html
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« Reply #37 on: October 23, 2014, 05:33:17 PM »

Yeah, I heard that a Chinese company bought the rights/molds for the original "two-piece" knives. They don't say Carvel Hall but otherwise look identical. I prefer the Tru-Pro version myself.

Chinese companies have pretty much bought or just used old patents and started making everything the U.S. used to make (see Harbor Freight for one) and they sell it for much less money then a U.S. company would. Most of the time the quality is suspect, but we put ourselves into this position with the costs of doing business here.

I personally don't really like the crab knives - made my own from broken up sets of stainless tableware by sharpening and reshaping the blades slightly - gives me more of a handle to crack claws if needed. The local True Value store had Tru-Pro knockoffs for sale earlier in the Summer, didn't pay enough attention to see where they came from.

Salisbury Pewter also has a pretty neat little pewter crab mallet that you can slightly sharpen the handle and use for a knife to pry meat out of the tight places.

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