Oldest continuously produced knife models?

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Just Tom., Jan 18, 2020.

  1. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    I don't have any data, but I have heard that the sodbuster type knife might date back to the Romans? Although I don't know how that could happen. I do know that style has been around, all over the world, apparently, for quite some time...
  2. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018

    According to this Boker is the oldest pocket knife maker. If this post is against the rules please let me know.
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  3. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    They were actually out of production post Ww2 till the 70's or so, as I understand it Union cutlery / Ka-bar made so many during the war they had no need to produce any for the military. Other companies continued to produce MK2'S but it wasn't too they had Cutco produce Commemoratives that Ka-bar made examples returned to production.
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  4. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    What about the Marttiini finlander fillet knife ?
    They've been making them and of course making them for Rapala for a long time.
  5. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    The 110 is about 56 years old.
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  6. afishhunter


    Oct 21, 2014
    @redcanoe Is that Skean Dubh from your collection?
    That one is much nicer than the ones I have to wear with my kilt.
  7. afishhunter


    Oct 21, 2014
    Closer to 60 years. The 110 Folding Hunter was introduced 1964.
    Prior to that the 110 was a fixed blade; very similar to the current 103 Skinner.

    There are knife patterns that have been in continuous production by the same manufacturer for much, much longer than a mere 60 years.
    The Old Hickory and Dexter Russel butcher knives, for example.

    My great-great (maternal) Grandma Potter had a (10 inch?) Old Hickory butcher knife, that she told me she got for a wedding present, in the 1880's.
    She kept it in a sheath, under her apron. (I was 5 or 6 when she left.)
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2020
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  8. redcanoe

    redcanoe Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 12, 2012
    afishunter,yes it is from my collection.Difficult to photograph the stamp on the blade says J.Nowell and sons.Lucky find
    at a local flea market.
  9. Pinemoon

    Pinemoon Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 25, 2005
    Interesting, thanks for the information.
  10. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Company founded in Rovaniemi, Lapland 1928. Youngster;):D
  11. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
    I'm still going with a Boker kitchen knife is probably the longest produced pattern. If what they said is true and the company logo was first registered in the 1600's all others mentioned are relatively new in the game,a few are downright infants :p
  12. leghog


    Aug 10, 2013
    Mercator knife has been continuously made since 1867. Kaufman & Sohne, the original manufacturer, is still a division (since 1995) of Otto Messer.
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  13. Just Tom.

    Just Tom.

    Apr 24, 2019
    Thanks. I did not know that info about the company, but starting this thread did finally make be break down and buy one:

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