Black Knight from 1976?

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The auction said this Black Knight skateboard appeared in a 1976 Montgomery Ward catalog. I would have thought that was an error towards being too late, but the copy says there are no loose bearings, which would imply precision bearings, so 1976 sounds reasonable after all. I had always thought the Black Knight boards were from the late 60’s or early 70’s. Maybe someone suckered the buyer at Wards into taking a bunch of dead weight NOS. Then there’s the “molded fiber wheels.” Composite wheels and closed bearings? That’s a rare combination.

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3 Comments

  1. The Black Knight came out earlier as I skated my first pool on one before ’76. I have the scars to prove it…

  2. my black knight skate board had clay wheels and loose bearings. it was around 1974 and i think it was like the first production skate board.

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