In 1994 while rototilling new ground for a garden my tiller kicked up an old knife. It was in terrible shape and for 20+ years it has served as a garden knife, shop knife and general all-around tool to be abused.
It was in terrible shape and just one of those tools you throw in the junk box for the next time. As it looked a little like the famous Kukri I liked the shape and never tossed it in the garage.
As I have a developing interesting night making I looked closer at this knife and was surprised to see it is a Carl Schlieper Soligen knife and a collectible. I have cleaned it up as much as I can and it will continue to serve as an all around shop knife. Unfortunately it is to far gone to be completely restored.