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"Old Knives"

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by VCM3, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    So to finalise my previous posts on the last page of German Cutlery...here is a selection of German Cutlery ( 80% Early 20th Century Henckels ).

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  2. Mike Robuck

    Mike Robuck Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    Great posts Duncan. I appreciate seeing all of your fine German knives, especially the Henckels.
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  3. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    What a nice collection, Duncan!!! Thanks for all the posts!!:thumbsup:
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  4. TheChunk91

    TheChunk91 Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 15, 2013
    Great stuff Duncan!
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  5. Luger1952

    Luger1952 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 12, 2012
    Duncan, wonderful reviews and beautiful German made knives—what’s not to like!!
  6. kai76

    kai76 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 5, 2009
    Dang Duncan!! Congrats! All are such beauties and in great condition. My favorite is the last Henckels saber ground whittler with the deep chunky jigging! What a knife!!:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
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  7. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Thank you my friends! :)

    Veeery poor interior photos Im sorry :(

    I bought a couple of real nice TL29's a while back- one is a Cattaraugus and the other is a Case xx tested.
    Both are in extremely nice condition.....









  8. JJ Cahill

    JJ Cahill Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 10, 2018
    Outstanding selection of great looking old German cutlery!:D
    Excellent pair of TL-29's; that Cattaraugus really takes the cake!;)
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  9. TheChunk91

    TheChunk91 Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 15, 2013
    Indeed they are very nice.
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  10. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Duncan, all wonderful knives my friend, I had the pleasure of handling many of those and if you weren't such a nice guy I'm pretty certain they may not have been sent on:D
  11. lambertiana

    lambertiana Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    I think by "red" they may mean red celluloid.

    I think those catalog prices were usually wholesale prices. Retail would have been higher, probably double. The obvious exception to that would be things like the Sears Roebuck catalog, which was targeted directly to the consumer and had the retail prices.
  12. herder

    herder Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2007
    WOW, what a fantastic group of beautiful German folders!!!
    German cutlery is so very under appreciated and the quality of those older made models from companies like Henckels, Boker, Klaas, Schlieper, Wingen and others, is as good or often better than the best from any other companies. If I was smart, I'd keep my mouth shut about the quality and beauty of old German knives. :)
    And some wonderful TL29 models as well my friend.
  13. SteveC

    SteveC Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 13, 2017
    Beautiful collection Duncan !
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  14. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Many Thanks guys for the kind comments! Not a collection by any means- just a gathering of a few German knives- I dare say that this will grow in the future though!:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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  15. Augie

    Augie Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 23, 2014
    Duncan, really like those slim Radio Electricians Knives more so than the standard TL29.

    Picked up this WW2 Camillus rope knife, they are really common but this one is interesting in that it is unused and has a thick lanyard attached to it. The lanyard is probably twice as thick as the lanyard that came on the later ones with the can opener.
    I think I read one time that these knives were packed in life boats and life rafts, I would think they would have a lanyard but I have never seen another.

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  16. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    Awesome @Campbellclanman Dunc.
    Lovely to see such variety and those premium stockmen still with full blades..
  17. John A. Larsen

    John A. Larsen

    Jan 15, 2001
    Augie, Does it have "Approved USCG 1944Q5" on the right side of the tang? Looks like the original lanyard, as I have a current stainless steel version with "S702" on the right side of the tang and it also has a thick lanyard and the same type metal clamp to secure the lanyard ends. The newer version also has a can opener which at least to me makes sense as a lot of Life Boat survival rations are in cans. My 1944 once does not have the lanyard but it does have four groves cut into the spine of the handle, to include a small grooves in the back spring. My story is that it was carried by a Coast Guard Coxswain, who was commanding a Higgins boat in the Pacific during WWII and made 4 assault landings! John
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  18. Augie

    Augie Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 23, 2014
    John, it does not have the " Approved USCG 1944Q5", I have other ones that do, I think I read somewhere that it makes it earlyWW2 production. The later one with can opener I have in it's original packaging has a lanyard but not as this thick as this one, this is the first early one I have come across with a lanyard.
  19. herder

    herder Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2007

    Nice example, Augie. I have not seen this model with a lanyard before. It does look thick but does look correct.
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  20. glennbad

    glennbad Knife Moddin' Fool Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 13, 2003
    Wow Duncan, outstanding German knives, those Henckels whittlers, wow!

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