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"Old Knives"

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

  1. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Thank you My friends for the comments on that Pruner! :D:thumbsup:

    I agree with our buddy Dan - Ka- Bar seemed to have obtained some of the most stunning Stag for their Knives.

    Hey North Shore stop being so mean and let’s into some more photos of that beauty! :D :D
     
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  2. North Shore

    North Shore Gold Member Gold Member

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  3. Travman

    Travman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2016
    Challenge Cutlery Co. Bridgeport Connecticut. It looks like it is from 1905-1928.[​IMG]
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  4. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Very NICE North Shore, I have a similar equal end in Jigged bone with Spear main and pen. It has had work done to it (previous owner and myself) yet done well. Sure I've posted it before but may have to again. Ironically I am carrying it today.
     
  5. North Shore

    North Shore Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 28, 2016
    Would love to see it
     
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  6. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Ok, far short of yours North Shore but there's something endearing about it to me. The bone has awesome color and worn smooth over the years. The main is obviously shorter (came to me that way) the pen sat so low I put in the notch for access to the blade. It was also obviously cleaned but man, it takes a screaming sharp edge and both blades are rock solid:thumbsup:
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    Travis, great old Challenge Scout!!!
     
  7. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Thank you North Shore for showing us more of that lovely Knife, that’s a real nice one!

    Great Challenge Travman - Gorgeous Bone on a nice Scout!

    Speaking of nice Bone - Paul that’s a beauty!
    What a beauty to be carrying around my friend.
     
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  8. Pt-Luso

    Pt-Luso Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 8, 2014
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  9. North Shore

    North Shore Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 28, 2016
    A Schrade Cut Co made Keen Kutter Pioneer camp knife
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  10. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
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  11. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    QUOTE="Campbellclanman, I was SO pleased to pick up this amazing old Knife the other day, The Walk and Talk are so tight- without the slightest exaggeration -as good as new- it's outstanding, being the older Knife the Pull is hard- but far from impossible.
    Lovely Marked Knife, Deeply Stamped Blade from a the era when ( imo) Sheffield ruled the World.

    The thing I like about this knife- is everything! :D
    The hammered Pins, one could say that this Knife may have been re-handled - I will argue this, the Pins are as messy as you can get when coming the Hammered, the Stag used captures everything for me- the remaining scars from the lifetime of the occupier still clearly visible, together with very nice Stag and the added notches you see next to the Liners on the edge of the Stag to help the user apply the best possible grip of this "Tool".

    Not the most common Stamp to find on a Tang " Abram Brooksbank " Sheffield.

    The Integral Bolsters help guide us to the late 1800's era where this was more common, but I am sure this isn't always the rule but in this case I wouldn't mind betting.

    A bit of use, but still a very respectable Big, Heavy Pruner, who may be new to the "Go Big or Go Home" Pruner gang, this formidable Knife has already work it's way to the Council of the Gang!

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    I found three of my "coarsened Stag knives; Coarsened Stag 1.jpg Coarsened Stag 2.jpg Coarsened Stag 3.jpg Coarsened Stag 4.jpg by W. Saynor BTW.
    Looks like the cutlers hit the handles with a coarse belt to make up for lack of texture!!:rolleyes: Maybe there was a temporary shortage of good antler?? . . . .
    Anyhow, it ain't exactly pretty, but it's interesting!:eek::D
     
  12. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    They're fantastic Charlie, I love pruners and whittlers;):thumbsup::)
     
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  13. ea42

    ea42 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 1, 2006
    Charlie and Duncan, I'm fairly certain that stag was trimmed with a big 'ol rasp file right in the vise at the cutler's bench. That was a far more common tool than a belt grinder at the time.

    Eric
     
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  14. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Thank you Charlie
    Well my friend, if they couldn't find any better Stag- I could see why 'cause the good stuff is on your Knives - Those are just Great Charlie!

    Eric - there's no doubting you would be right with most things in the Knife World! and what you say is making sense, before you posted this I envisioned the Cutler who was Hafting The Knife using the actual corner of the File to make the notches.

    When you look at Charlies Knife- top Knife of the Three- Pile Side, the pattern left almost completely all over the Stag look like what you have suggested.

    Eric, do you think they did this simply to get the job done quick or.... to actually leave the marks in the Stag to aid grip? I have seen early Pruners that have been finished quite beautifully - and although yes being a tool- especially made in this era- 100% made for use and not a collector for looks.
     
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  15. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    You would know, you old Hafter, you!!:D
    It sure makes sense!;)!
     
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  16. ea42

    ea42 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 1, 2006
    Duncan, I'm really not certain about that. It almost seems as though they're unfinished, and the filing on Charlie's beautiful whittler seems almost excessive. I'm not sure why they'd do that at the shop at all. Especially the fact that they went over pins and butts as well without smoothing out the scratches. It's very possible that they were done by someone afterward. I've never seen an absolute mint knife with those marks. You can see that the stag is actually below the liner edge on a couple of the pruners yet the marks are still there. It's definitely a bit of a mystery to me. I have seen some videos of the old cutlers using a rasp to take the handle edges down, so it's definitely a tool that was used for that purpose. They weren't shy about it either, chips and dust were flying!

    Charlie, I'm starting to feel the "old" part o_O:):)

    Eric
     
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  17. TheChunk91

    TheChunk91 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 15, 2013
  18. afishhunter

    afishhunter Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 21, 2014
    Syracuse Knife Co.
    I'm guessing 1930 to 1940 manufacture, since no "Made In___" or "USA" stamp.
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  19. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Thank you for the Reply Eric! Very Much appreciated =- as Always!:) :thumbsup:
     
  20. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    A Camillus sub-brand!!
    Made in USA in the 1930s,
    or imported from Poland in the 1970s!!
     
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