Hammer Knife Help

amacks

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I recently bought an old Hammer Brand 3-blade, and was wondering what all you folks could tell me about it. It is a stockman pattern, and spey, and the clip-point blade had swedges for about 1/2-1/3 of their length. The handle is a cellulose, black with blue-edged white chevrons on it. The bolsters are silver colored(stainless steel or Nickel-siver, can't tell). The blades have some light rust, but otherwise are very shiney. On the base of the spey blade, it says "pat nos 2037943/217......"(obscured by handle.

Any info would be great, maybe even a value??!!
Aaron

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Aaron- Boy-o-boy that title sure had me excited (Sentinel).
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Mike K.
 
Amacks
Levine has to listings for Hammer.
1) Hammer Brand with solid bolsters was made by N.Y.Knife Co 1880--1931 value is high to collectors.
2)Hammer Brand with shell handles was made by Imperial Knife Co of Prov.R.I. from 1938 to the present collector value is low.Hope this was of some help.
Bob
 
Man it's been crazy here...
The knife in question has hollow bolsters. I'm not sure what you mean by shell handles(covered in a shell of material or actual animal shell) Thanks
Aaron

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My sheep has seven gall bladders, that makes me King of the Universe!
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I believe as in celluoid handles.Also is it a traditional stockman pattern or a cattle pattern which is equal end sort of shaped like a scouting knife.
Bob

[This message has been edited by Strider (edited 18 February 1999).]
 
My knowledge of exact patterns is a little scant, but it is a serpentine(slight) handle with bolsters at both ends. I think that makes it a traditional pattern.

The celluloid shall makes sense: it appears to be a very thin layer over steel, ie the bolsters are part of the same piece of metal with celluloid overlay in the center of the handle.

Aaron

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My sheep has seven gall bladders, that makes me King of the Universe!
aaronm@cs.brandeis.edu
 
Aaron
I have a few Hammer Brand at home will check tonight and see if there are any other distinguishing tang stamps or marks and let you know.Did you get my note?
Bob
 
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