God Save the Queen!!

Will Power

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An Old Schatt in Wormgroove from around the 1930s?

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Some real stunners in this thread.

I have two Queens and one S&M.

I'm a fan of their d2 and ats34.

Though I've had a bit of fit and finish issues.

I also had to reprofile/regrind the D2 blades to get them where I wanted performance wise.

My favorite stag gunboat is a Burke/Queen collab. The back spring broke on the coping blade.
 
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Queen made this knife for Jim Sargent, who has written a few knife books some years back, and tried his hand at a private label! Queen had a (secret) process for darkening pearl, calling it "Smoked Pearl"!
Almost impossible to photograph or scan!!:eek:
Looks great in person!!:rolleyes::D Smoked Whitt 1.jpg Smoked Whitt 2.jpg Smoked Whitt 3.jpg Smoked Whitt 5.jpg Smoked pearl 1.jpg Smoked pearl 2.jpg
 

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More Queen made Winchester BB this one a Stockman but shown for bone illustration purposes. At the time and since, there was a lot of noise/rumours that the bone used on this series of knives was a cache (must have been huge...;)) of Rodger's Bone from 50 years previously. I have no idea if this is true or just myth, but it's an attractive idea:) The very dark brown (some are lighter though) bark like jigging makes for a very attractive carry too, slabs are thickish and well hafted.

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More of that BB Bone:) This one on a particular favourite, Swell-Centre Pen. I'm very lucky to have 2 of these, one shown for store and another I've carried a great deal.

It's undeniable that towards the end of its time c.2017 Queen was putting out many knives with shambolic QC yet none too cheap to buy. But let's put that in overall context: for the majority of its manufacturing life Queen made not only very good high quality knives but interesting patterns as well. Lamented but never forgotten.:thumbsup:

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More of that BB Bone:) This one on a particular favourite, Swell-Centre Pen. I'm very lucky to have 2 of these, one shown for store and another I've carried a great deal.

It's undeniable that towards the end of its time c.2017 Queen was putting out many knives with shambolic QC yet none too cheap to buy. But let's put that in overall context: for the majority of its manufacturing life Queen made not only very good high quality knives but interesting patterns as well. Lamented but never forgotten.:thumbsup:

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Thats a nice swell center knife Will, I like those knives and the bone and shield on your's is especially attractive.:thumbsup:

I have one in worm grove bone but I'm not wild about the keystone shield, seems a bit large in scale for the knife.
The 3-3/8" sleeveboard Schatt in peach seed bone on the other hand has a more fitting sized shield IMO. S M wormgrove - 1.jpeg S M peach seed - 1.jpeg
 

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More of that BB Bone:) This one on a particular favourite, Swell-Centre Pen. I'm very lucky to have 2 of these, one shown for store and another I've carried a great deal.

It's undeniable that towards the end of its time c.2017 Queen was putting out many knives with shambolic QC yet none too cheap to buy. But let's put that in overall context: for the majority of its manufacturing life Queen made not only very good high quality knives but interesting patterns as well. Lamented but never forgotten.:thumbsup:

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Hear Hear!!
 

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I've been a knife accumulator for over 50 years but most of mine, until I became a collector and aware of buying off the internet, were "targets of opportunity" - what I found for sale in gunshops, hardware stores, lumberyards, pawnshops, and gunshows. I don't think Queen was ever well distributed in eastern NC, I can only remember seeing one Queen Knife display of new knives in a hardware store in Dunn NC many years ago. For that reason they don't show up as frequently as old Case, Buck, or Schrade on the secondhand market. I inherited a tool box (along with some other things) from a friend several years ago, in the toolbox was this well used Queen Half Congress (the blades had been sharpened with a file) - I cleaned up the edges the best I could and carry it from time to time in memory of my old buddy Scott. I also came across one penknife a year ago in a junk store. Those are the only two I own with the Queen name or brand on them - both with faux Winterbottom Delrin scales. Good knives though, well made and useful. OH
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I've been a knife accumulator for over 50 years but most of mine, until I became a collector and aware of buying off the internet, were "targets of opportunity" - what I found for sale in gunshops, hardware stores, lumberyards, pawnshops, and gunshows. I don't think Queen was ever well distributed in eastern NC, I can only remember seeing one Queen Knife display of new knives in a hardware store in Dunn NC many years ago. For that reason they don't show up as frequently as old Case, Buck, or Schrade on the secondhand market. I inherited a tool box (along with some other things) from a friend several years ago, in the toolbox was this well used Queen Half Congress (the blades had been sharpened with a file) - I cleaned up the edges the best I could and carry it from time to time in memory of my old buddy Scott. I also came across one penknife a year ago in a junk store. Those are the only two I own with the Queen name or brand on them - both with faux Winterbottom Delrin scales. Good knives though, well made and useful. OH
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I can agree with this, though not a native to eastern North Carolina those I posted earlier with the exception of the tl29 came from various locations around here. The stockman came from a pawnshop in Goldsboro, the serpentine jack from an antique shop in Kinston, the pruner with the wood covers from an antique mall in New Bern, the delrin pruner from Saigon Sams military surplus in Jacksonville of all places. Being close to Seymore Johnson AFB and not that far from Ft.Bragg I always keep an eye out for an automatic parachute knife but no luck so far. Schrade,Case and Buck are much more easily found.
 
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Here's a #49 stockman with walnut covers on a walnut stump
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And a #26 with buffalo.
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You do not have the words to the National Anthem of the UK, correct.

God save our gracious Queen
Long live our noble Queen
God save the Queen
Send her victorious
Happy and glorious
Long to reign over us
God save the Queen
 
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