Thanks, Old Engineer, Paul, Jack, and Augie.
Very attractive wood handled folders, Jack and Augie, and wonderful pinched bolsters on the Christopher Johnson.
Good looking group, huelsdonk, and I'm pretty smitten with that Challenge pic-bone jack.
Thanks, Jack, Herder, and T.Erdlyi. They've been really fun to find.
Some nice ones there, huelsdonk. That Challenge pruner is especially sweet.
One Nimco, one no name that was made in Japan, and a Hammer Brand
Very nice looking knife Rostovsky. Can you give us some dimensions please? and what is the handle material? Bronze? Looks similar to some Turkish pocket knives I've seen.
Follow the herd, and pretty soon you'll end up in the abattoir.
Thank you. In the closed position of 10 cm the Handle is made of brass or its alloys. The knife is made in the USSR. Noah I agree with you. In the 70s a lot of similar knives with handle of brass was doing in Pakistan.
Thank you, herder !
Foreign competition is definitely not a new problem for US knife makers. The tariff acts are interesting but I enjoyed the dialogue mostly for other reasons. It was interesting to hear the perspectives on quality, the examples of three tiers of foreign brands, the size of the work force. etc... even learned another definition of "PMS" And it was a fun opportunity to read actual dialogue about knife manufacturing 100 years ago from some of the biggest names in the business.
Now if only those old knives could talk.
For those who may be wondering ....
"PMS" (polished mark side) is a way that knife makers reduced costs. Only the mark side of the blade had a high polish. I've known about it from books but I had never seen it abbreviated as "PMS" ...or at least I don't remember seeing it previously
Some related discussion on finishes...
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Thanks for the kind words on my Butler Rase Knife gents I saw another Rase Knife yesterday, which also had the Scribe blade on the inside of the frame, but as the Sheepsfoot blade was broken, I didn't buy the knife.
Cambertree and myself had a long discussion with Stan Shaw about crocus polishing the other day Stan makes up his own lumps of fat/emery polishing compound these days, as there is no longer anywhere in Sheffield he can buy it. It was a fascinating discussion, I'm sure Chin has a better recollection of it than I do.
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Oh yes that would be great, if Chin is anything like Jack and I and sue- we were all so so amazed, fascinated and humbled to speak to Stan, I just cannot get over what a great guy Stan is - just a wonderful Man....... its something that will last with me forever - thats for sure, Im so Rapt that Chin got to meet our Jack and also THE man.... Mr. Stan Shaw MBE.
What an amazing trip I too am looking forward to hearing more about it! Well done guys!
Gary Watson 16 Nov 1956 - 21 Dec 2009. Missed Incredibly.
Really interested in the HJ Pattern - always looking.
Apparently, it's a knife brand from Solingen, but that's all I know; I've never seen the brand before.
This example is 4 inches closed and has a square tang (half-stop) on the oversized sheepfoot blade. Seem to be a Regular Jack pattern with extended bolster and oversized end cap. I also noted that it has a 'stove pipe kick' and great looking bone jigged covers. A very solid knife in great condition overall, and I'm curious if it is of 50's vintage or later; I believe 'Germany' would have been added after '64, but the stovepipe kick doesn't fit into the 50's picture.
Please, somebody enlighten me!
Nice looking knife, Barry. Goins' has an entry for "Gobernador" c1856-1983. But the entry also says "Krusius Solingen" is stamped on the back of the tang. It gives the same 1856-1983 dates for Krusius Bros.
I'm not familiar with the brand but your estimates seem reasonable to me. There's a very knowledgeable forum member named Germania who sometimes posts in Levine's forum. You might post the knife in that forum for more info.
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