A recent topic about a classic Schrade LB7 handed down from grandad to grandson gave me the idea for this thread. I bet quite a few of us have knives that have been in the family for a while, I'd love to see them.
Here are a couple of mine (crappy mobile phone pics!).
These two fixed blade knives are traditional Argentine knives. They both belonged to my grandfather on my dad's side. He managed ranches and sugar cane plantations.
The first one has an antique Boker blade a little over 4" long, the handle and sheath are made out of gold and silver. This kind of small knife is called a "verijero" ("groin knife") because it's carried IWB at 1 o'clock. It's a sort of Sunday knife, a status symbol.
The second one has a Herder blade around 5" long. This was his work knife, I had to replace the sheath with a new one because it was rotting away.
My grandfather on my mother's side was a doctor. Before my mother was born he was in the army and lived in some fairly desolate places in Patagonia. He loved gadgets of all sorts and was really proud of this Wenger knife he'd brought from Switzerland. The other folder is a Boker (probably the best known brand around here back then).
I've got some more of their knives, but haven't photographed them.