The humble little pen knife

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Hickory n steel, Nov 15, 2020.

  1. Will Power

    Will Power Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2007
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    Klaas, Germany, all steel, stainless c 1950s Horn shadow
     
  2. Will Power

    Will Power Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    I * XL England c.1950s/60s Cell- French Ivory

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  3. Headwinds

    Headwinds Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jan 15, 2016
    For what it's worth, I've read that the "Eisenhower" pen was Ike's favorite knife to give to visiting dignitaries, but the Case small stockman was what he actually carried.
     
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  4. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    That and the steep angle of clip point on the main blade are two reasons why I haven't carried my 309 companion near as much.

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    The size of the 309 is nice too , no better or worse for me but also nice.
     
  5. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    That is a great one. I won the giveaway:
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    Showoff! :p
    Cool collection, Jack. :cool::thumbsup:
     
  6. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    I'm glad you like the little Camillus.

    Another good thing about them is the Monroe Hardware versions are dated.
    I'm not positive but believe they were ordering them from the 60's through the 90's.
    If I had the mind It would be cool to collect every year.
     
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  7. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Thank you John, a gift from Charlie :) :thumbsup:

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    Thanks Vince :) :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Spaten

    Spaten Basic Member Basic Member

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    Dec 27, 2015
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    I have a few. Here are a Robeson and a Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett
     
  9. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    This one just came in the mail, has nothing but a GERMANY etch on the back of the main blade but I was told it was likely made by olbertz.
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  10. Ray5118

    Ray5118

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    Dec 23, 2010
    Great tread everybody.

    Jack Black - outstanding collection man!
     
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  11. Will Power

    Will Power Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Thanks for the correction. I wonder how much CASE had to pay to secure the president's signature as a blade etch?;)
     
  12. Will Power

    Will Power Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    These are outstanding examples, real quality .

    Regards, Will
     
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  13. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Classic :cool: :thumbsup:

    Thanks Ray :)
     
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  14. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Another Richards of Sheffield.

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  15. dantzk8

    dantzk8

    Nov 1, 2005
    I don't know. What i'm sure is that today a president would have to pay for this.

    Dan.
     
  16. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Camillobuck, Camillus, and a tiny Boker stockman that I mistook for an open stock Schrade pen. Oops.
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    Added for scale. Yeah, that's it.
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  17. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    Three Case knives that may or may not qualify. All have 2 blades on opposite ends of the frame, so they have that going for them.
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    - GT
     
  18. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
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  19. mushka

    mushka

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    Jun 27, 2018
    I wish I had picture capability but I don't. My favorite small knife is a Wenger Patriot with metal scales. Completely open it's 7-1/8 inches long. Closed it's 3-3/8. The width is 3/16 of an inch. The large blade is 2-1/4" the small is 1-5/8". I've been carrying this monster around for 15 or 18 years and I'll be heartbroken if I ever lose or break it.
     
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  20. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    I could post a few Quill Knives if you think they'd fit here @Hickory n steel ? :thumbsup:
     

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