Summary: this is an original 1980's Timberline SA 7-1/2" hollow handle survival knife and original sheath. Serial #059SA, the knife is in excellent+++ or better condition, unused with the main edge very carefully and correctly sharpened. (very light, probably one had a stone run across it once) There are a few very light marks on the guard, quite small and only visible in direct light. (will probably buff out, I didn't want to mess with the finish and left it as is) The original brown handle wrap looks great – a couple of small areas with some abrasion that doesn't amount to much. (see photos 8 and 9) The original pouch with survival gear is no longer with the knife, I have a replacement survival pouch with all the fixin's that I will include with the sale. Assume the basics: hooks, fishing line, sinkers, sparking flint, snare cord... everything to choke / feed / set yourself on fire if given enough time. All said and done, a very clean vintage piece in unused condition.
The sheath appears original to the knife, unmarked with the gray sharpening stone under the back flap. Overall condition of the sheath is excellent, you'll find light scuffs, etc. from past handling.
Bonus: multi-colored 550 paracord survival bracelet. Made in the USA, easy to use / wear / carry, and unraveled gives you just about 14 feet of lifesaving cord that will look great wrapped around your wrist until you need it.
12 photos for review -- as shown, a new black canvas carry case is included. This is a good time to be buying vintage collectible survival knives – these old SA's were selling for well over 1k a few years ago when the market was a bit more favorable. So, it goes without saying that this would not only be a great knife to buy for survival use, but also an excellent choice if you're buying for long term price appreciation. Thanks and good luck..