DIRECT EXAMINATION OF JAMES PARKER BY MR. FOGLEMAN
I operate a knife company named Parker's Knife Collector Service in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Parker Eagle Brand Cutlery was a business that my father owned but he filed bankruptcy in 1990. I worked in that business as well. (TR 2303) I have seen knives like this, State's Exhibit 77, before. It says on the blade, "Special Forces Survival Roman Two." That knife is similar to a knife that my father's company distributed around 1985 to 1987, during the big Rambo craze. Other companies had made them just like that. It is a generic type knife. My company distributed one like this. There is a hollow part on the end of this knife. On the knife that we distributed, a compass went on the end. State's Exhibit 96 is a catalog from Parker Cutlery's, the defunct company's catalog 1987. (TR 2304) On the page marked, the item J 634 is a picture of a knife like this and it indicates that a compass accompanies it. In the catalog, item J 634 and on this knife it states "Special Forces Survival II."
CROSS EXAMINATION OF JAMES PARKER BY MR. PRICE
My records do not indicate how many of this particular knife were sold between 1985 and 1987. (TR 2305) Parker Cutlery, the company that had this knife manufactured, or one like it, is out of business now. They distributed a knife like that one. They might not have even distributed that same one. It is a generic style knife. It was manufactured in Japan. They would have manufactured this knife and also other knives similar to that. I have no knowledge as to how many of
these particular knives were manufactured. Parker Cutlery was not the only distributors of this knife in the United States. Other companies also distributed the knife. I do not know the exact number of how many other companies distributed this particular type of knife but it was about 5 or 6 companies. My records do not indicate that I ever sold this knife or a similar knife to Echols. (TR 2306)
REDIRECT EXAMINATION OF JAMES PARKER BY MR. FOGLEMAN:
I do not have records showing who each individual knife was sold to.