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

  1. herder

    herder Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2007
    tongueriver, great old pre-war Boker lockback hunter model. That one got my attention. :)
    The Chunk91, a couple of nice stockman models.
    paulhilborn, neat grinder, I could see many uses for that.
    JohnDF, wonderful stockman with an unusual stamp, and I agree with Camillus made.

    Here is a lovely old pre-war German made Ed Wusthof 4-blade folder. Wusthof made high quality pocket knives, but they are not commonly found in the U. S.
    This old fellow has a nice flowing shape with ebony handles and fancy nickel silver pinched bolsters.

    BF German Wusthof 4 blade .jpg
     
  2. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Thank you, :)

    That is a really interesting knife, kinda like half trapper and half congress. :cool::thumbsup:
     
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  3. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    I agree with you John matey- Good looking Knife Herder Sir- The Ed Wusthof Stag Whittler I have look so so identical to a Henckels its not funny, very very slight differences slight enough to make one wonder mmmmmm? Contract by Henckels?
     
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  4. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
    Cool old knife, makes me think a trapper whittler with an extra blade. Guess right when we think we got this whole "pattern" thing figured someone goes and throws something like this in the mix lol :confused:
    :D:thumbsup:
     
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  5. Tomycod

    Tomycod Gold Member Gold Member

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  6. tongueriver

    tongueriver Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2007
    That is a very sweet knife!
     
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  7. rockman0

    rockman0 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 5, 2013
    Got this Challenge in earlier this week, it's well made, the blades don't rub each other or the liners. Nice crisp snap on all blades and no play.
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  8. tongueriver

    tongueriver Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2007
    A really beautiful congress!
     
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  9. TheChunk91

    TheChunk91 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 15, 2013
    What a dandy Rob!
     
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  10. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    herder, Rob, thanks for posting two unique and wonderful knives:cool:
     
  11. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Rare knife on this continent, or anywhere, herder!! @herder
    Great old congress, Rob!! @rockman0

    A friend gave me these folding wire jacks from the Geo.Schrade Co.
    in Bridgeport, Connecticut!
    They are smaller than I remember them, at less than 3 1/4"?
    I guess they made them in more than one size??
    Ingenious little gizmos!!:D
    Geo Schrade Picnic A.jpg Geo Schrade Picnic B.jpg Geo Schrade Picnic C.jpg
     
  12. rockman0

    rockman0 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 5, 2013
    Thanks Cal, Paul T, Paul H, Charlie, appreciate the compliments:thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  13. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    These little "rough black" knives were gifts from a friend nearby!:cool:
    Orange Cut. Co. was apparently formed by ex-Walden employees in 1923!!
    Apparently, Walden moved to New Haven and merged with Winchester in that year!!:eek: These are in unused condition - cute little buggers!!:D
    Rough black pens 1.jpg Rough black pens 2.jpg Rough black pens 3.jpg
    (The ring is Navajo silver, set with chunks of Mediterranean Coral!
    Hallmark is a simple" J", which I cannot find in my books!)
     
  14. danno50

    danno50 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 15, 2008
    herder, that Wusthof is a spectacular knife, love the pinched and ringed bolsters!:thumbsup:
    Great of Challenge congress, Rob!:thumbsup:
    Lovely pair of Walden made knives, Charlie!:thumbsup: Here is news item from page 1 of the Walden Citizen Herald, published on May 9, 1929, announcing the start up of the Orange Cutlery Co., about 6 years later than is commonly believed by most collectors. I also have an article, from the Walden Citizen Herald in May 1930, stating that business was picking up for the Orange Cutlery Co. I could not find any info as to when the company closed, but most believe it was only around for a year, or two at the most.

    Page 1 of Citizen Herald,published in Walden, New York on Thursday, May 9th, 1929.jpg

    I also believe that the Walden Knife Co. plant was not shut down and moved to New Haven immediately following the Simmons/Winchester merger, again contrary to what is commonly believed among knife collectors. There is a lot of historical evidence that the Walden plant did not close until April of 1927, and continued to manufacture Keen Kutters right up until then. I have been meaning to post that evidence in the Keen Kutter and Walden (I think there is a thread on Walden?) threads for some time now.
     
  15. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Thanks for the updated information, Dan!!:thumbsup: It feels good to see history corrected, and the truth (hopefully) be revealed!!:eek::cool:
     
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  16. rockman0

    rockman0 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 5, 2013
    The fork is my favorite :thumbsup:
    @danno50 thanks Dan!
     
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  17. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
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  18. redsparrow

    redsparrow Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2014
    Duncan, thanks for posting that thread's link. It's a great Schrade history lesson. :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  19. SteveC

    SteveC Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 13, 2017
    Just got this today

    Wards Cattle knife, possibly made by Winchester.


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  20. Gevonovich

    Gevonovich Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2011
    Looks like a perfect carry knife :cool::thumbsup:
     
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