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Hen and Rooster?

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by bacman99, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. bacman99


    Oct 29, 2005
    I dont see Hen and Rooster talked about in here very often. Like or not? Post pictures of your favorite. My new favorite is a Cattle Rustler stockman with red pickbone handles. When I find a cameria I will post a picture.
  2. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    I collect the H&R ram horn fixed blade knives. They have excellent steel (440C) and come with very good leather sheaths for VERY reasonable money.

    Gut-hook Skinner

    Camp Knife/Fighter and Drop Point Hunter

    These three patterns each sell for under $75 shipped--excellent value!
  3. Arathol


    Jan 1, 2003
    At one time, Bertram - made Hen and Rooster knives were almost certainly the best production knives made anywhere. That quality was continued up until the time that the factory closed in the 1980s. The brand is now owned by Frost Cutlery and is only a shadow of its former self. H&R knives are now made by Boker and Olbertz.

    This is an example of the earlier H&R, a small congress with all blades marked Gutmann
  4. SilverFoxKnows


    Sep 25, 2002
    I carry one every day. A little stockman with stag scales marked "Bertram Cutlery 273DS" on one side and "Solingen Germany" on the other. Great fit & finish. Nice walk & talk. It might well be my nicest pocket knife.

  5. malextwo


    Jul 25, 2005
    Yeah, what Arathol said... Here's mine - horrible pic, but a beautiful stag, Bertram congress, at 3 1/2". You'll laugh but my only problem w/it is the stag is so thick, the knife is practically equal on all four sides, so it wants to "roll" in the hand. But I can live w/it ;)


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  6. bacman99


    Oct 29, 2005
    thanks for your posts guys and great pictures:thumbup:
  7. theblindog


    Jul 7, 2010
    here's mine...love the stag!

  8. DennisStrickland

    DennisStrickland Banned BANNED

    Jun 24, 2009
    arathol knows his h& r . older ones command good prices on the collector market. h& r produced almost universally upper end cutlery. stag was probably the most prevalent handle but they also turned out lots of pearl.i have had knives by them that actually opened like they were on ball bearings, rivaling the best customs today.thieves got most of my collection in 1982 & i never tried to accumulate them again. in 70s they could be purchased at prices not exceeding other quality pieces.
  9. Bob W

    Bob W

    Dec 31, 2000
    My only Hen and Rooster was purchased in the 1990s. Don't have a picture available, but as I recall it was advertised as a "Gent's Knife" or similar. The design is similar to a slim barlow with stag handles and nickel-silver bolsters. Quality is very good.
  10. Noddy

    Noddy Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 13, 2006
    I love the idea of a Hen and Rooster. I have tried to put the ida into practice and disappointed several times. Beautifully assembled and looking great - the springs on all four I've had have been too lacking in assertiveness for my taste

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