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"Old Knives"

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by VCM3, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. JJ Cahill

    JJ Cahill Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jun 10, 2018
    After seeing all these wonderful pen knives, I realized i just found a couple recently; a Crucible and a Robeson that both retain amazing back springs 80 to 90 years later. :D
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  2. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Both gems JJ but the jigging on that Crucible is stunning:cool::thumbsup:
     
  3. JJ Cahill

    JJ Cahill Basic Member Basic Member

    312
    Jun 10, 2018
    Thank you Paul! After perusing this entire forum I'm convinced the best jigging is from the "old knife" artisans!:thumbsup:
     
  4. Augie

    Augie Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 23, 2014
    Speaking of great vintage jigging, look at the jigging on this pre WW2 Robeson jack I just picked up, fairly rare pattern.


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    Also picked up an unused Camillus 66 stockman, seems like they are not very common.


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  5. kai76

    kai76 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 5, 2009
    @Augie Nice ones! Robeson’s bones are one of my favorites.
     
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  6. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Great stuff, Augie!
     
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  7. Augie

    Augie Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 23, 2014
    Nick, Jeff, thank you, Jeff, glad to see you posting!
     
  8. North Shore

    North Shore Gold Member Gold Member

    284
    Jun 28, 2016
    Interesting bolsters, i thought it was a Presto push button type of thing at first
     
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  9. kai76

    kai76 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 5, 2009
    Fresh catch off the bay. Schrade Cut Co barehead jack in really nice condition. The few Schrade Cut Co’s I have are all such well built knives!
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  10. SteveC

    SteveC Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 13, 2017
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  11. kai76

    kai76 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 5, 2009
    @Augie Just realized I didn’t mention the arrow shield on your Robeson is :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:!!
     
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  12. JJ Cahill

    JJ Cahill Basic Member Basic Member

    312
    Jun 10, 2018
    Very cool Robeson Jack Augie; another great example of wonderful jigging (with a very cool shield, to boot!!!)
    You reeled in quite a beauty Nick; not only is the jigging fantastic, the knife is pristine!!!
     
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  13. kai76

    kai76 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 5, 2009
    @SteveC @JJ Cahill Thanks guys. JJ, the glazed finish on all blades including the front of the main made me question if it saw the wheel. I looked up the Schrade catalog for this knife and I’m pretty sure it’s correct with the description stating glazed finish on all blades, not crocus polished on main front. I wonder if it has been “professionally” cleaned? Or was it stored away all this time and somehow stayed in such good condition, is that even possible?
     
  14. JJ Cahill

    JJ Cahill Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jun 10, 2018
    I have seen a few in hand, and quite a few on this thread in similar condition to yours. It's certainly rare, but based on your image I don't detect any "funny business." I have actually found a couple that were still covered in cosmoline, so they are out there; nice score!:thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  15. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Beautiful jack there, Nick. The drawn swedge seems a little unusual on a Cut Co jack to me.
     
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  16. kai76

    kai76 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 5, 2009
    @black mamba Thanks Jeff. I thought the same too about the drawn swedge. I found what I believe is my knife in the Schrade catalog shown below, and it also has a drawn swedge. I guess Schrade Cut Co had their higher end and deluxe knives made with cut swedges, full crocus polished or on the front of the main blades, long pulls, etc. as compared to their other knives with drawn swedges, glazed finish on all blades and regular nail nicks instead? Like how GEC has Northfield and Tidioute.
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  17. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Good call, Nick, and a gorgeous knife. The same pattern with a spear and b&m cell is my 2154K.

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  18. TheChunk91

    TheChunk91 Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 15, 2013
    That's a real stunning example Nick!


    Here is a schrade walden 890 for page 890.

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  19. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    guys- this page is filled with stunning Knives started off with JJ's beautiful wee pens, like Paul said that Crucible is simply gorgeous!
    Jeff matey- great to see you up and about in here my friend- hope you are feeling good!

    Augie- you are right - that Bone jigg work is just gorgeous- I have a small framed Robeson like that in the form of a HJ and that too has exceptional Bone!
    I admit to never have seen that Arrow Shield before! I like it!
    That little Camillus Stockman is a fantastic Knife!

    Nick- Wow!!! that Schrade is outstanding- what a knife! My freind DO NOT let your address be known to Paul ( The Chunk ) - that early Peach seed is Stunning!

    Jeff = MORE Mollases :eek: Wow you must have quite a few- I think it's about time we saw a line up of all those Beauties when you are feeling better my friend!

    Paul- yet again - another gorgeous Peachseed - Thats a honey of a Knife!
     
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  20. kai76

    kai76 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 5, 2009
    @black mamba Nice one Jeff. Love the colors of the b&m cell! Probably my favorite color of celluloid covers.

    @TheChunk91 Thanks Paul! Beautiful peach seed stock knife you have there.

    @Campbellclanman Thank you Duncan! It’s all good if Paul @TheChunk91 shows up at my doorstep with some of his beauties so we can do some trading and we both walk away happy and unharmed!:);)
     

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