Prune Big, or Go Home!

Campbellclanman

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I don’t think the Butt Plates are so rare but I think they finish these knives off with elegance that’s for sure.

Stunning J.R’s Both Augie and Charlie! Just as a matter of interest do those beautiful examples sport Integral Boltsers?

Many that I think are so very early yet still do not have the integral Bolster treatment.

I Also agree that the NY is a beaut :thumbsup:
Augie have you got that NY outside in the Very bright daylight? The Horn will show some Translucency there in places.
 

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I don’t think the Butt Plates are so rare but I think they finish these knives off with elegance that’s for sure.

Stunning J.R’s Both Augie and Charlie! Just as a matter of interest do those beautiful examples sport Integral Boltsers?

Many that I think are so very early yet still do not have the integral Bolster treatment.

I Also agree that the NY is a beaut :thumbsup:
Augie have you got that NY outside in the Very bright daylight? The Horn will show some Translucency there in places.


Thanks Duncan, the bolsters are not integral on the Rodgers. I had the NYK in the sun taking pics and still could not tell for sure, may try again tomorrow.
 

Campbellclanman

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Cheers for that Augie my friend. Interesting! I am not sure if I am alone but I always hold Scratting back to very very early days - and it was - but these seem to have just missed that era of the habit of Integral Bolsters- I have obtained very old Knives and think" Yep- these will have Integral Bolsters for sure" - and yet no:confused: yet I will get another old Knife and it will have this, so whether this is an actual time period thing where some Cutlers felt integral Bolsters could be improved on and went the way of separating them? or a less cost effective way was separating the Liner / Bolsters - I don't Know, as both the early Jos Rogers you and Charlie have come from the times where Labour was still extremely cheap?
Was it a move that all Sheffield Cutlers did around the same time, or did some continue the Old, whilst some advanced with the new?
The great thing about these old Knives is that they give us so many questions to explore, trying to explain this to a non Knife person often ends in that person eyes glazing over lol.

I think both yours and Charlie’s are just wonderful Knives!
 
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Added a couple big ones this week, a Joseph Rodgers&Sons with scratted bone handles and a New York Knife Co with an early tang stamp and I'mm pretty sure horn handles which I have not seen on a NYK before. The Rodgers is not marked England so pre 1891 maybe.


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Wow John !!!! Both of those old Pruners are great , but I particularly like the Rodgers because of the scripted bone .

Harry
 

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Bertin Horn 5.jpg At nearly 5" long, This is one Big Pruner, so I ain't goin' Home!!:eek::D
The handles swell to provide a good grip, and the uber-patina makes this knife a proud antique!!:cool:
If anyone has seen the marking on the blade before, please let us know what you found out!! The only stamping is "BERTIN" on the blade in serif letters! Sure seems old!?!?:rolleyes: Bertin Horn 1.jpg Bertin Horn 2.jpg Bertin Horn 3.jpg Bertin Horn 4.jpg
 
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Campbellclanman

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Thats a workin' knife there Charlie- Love it when you pick up these Old Fella's and there such a massive big Spring!
 

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I've accumulated these 3 smaller ones from A.Wright over the last few years. The dark horn is the first "Peach Pruner" I ever purchased - over 10 years ago!
Interesting detail - they were using brass rivets in the bolster/pivot back then!!
Prune Small or Go Home!!:D Peachy 1.jpg Peachy 2.jpg Peachy 3.jpg
 
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You might need a paid membership to post pictures, Chace. With my advanced membership I can post pics directly without intermediate apps or services!!:) Costly though!!:eek:
 

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Nice grouping of fantastic Peaches Charlie!

Here's a full bladed unmarked example, I have looked hard at the Knife and unsure of the origin - German, the Pin does not stand out as much as some German made Knives - which is not always the "go to" method I know... so I really do not know where this was made, the Bolsters are a brighter Silver Nickle not Brass.

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Recently arrived, a wee bit iof a plain Jane - but I still like the Ol' Girl.... nice conditioned Knife.
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I missed you posting this one Augie my friend- Nice!!!, you are right not many, I think I remember our good Friend Dave @knowtracks putting up one a while ago?

I found this beauty that I also posted a few pics in another Thread, but this clearly belongs in here.

Abram Brooksbank, Integral Bolstered Thumping big Pruner, the Walk and Talk folks takes you by surprise - it's like new Marvelously heavily Stamped Blade as they did this very old Knife I like very much! I love the sharp top angle of the Rats Tailed Bolsters, the top platforms have when looking closely, a very nice sharp angle - and a very wide Rats Tail groove!

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I missed you posting this one Augie my friend- Nice!!!, you are right not many, I think I remember our good Friend Dave @knowtracks putting up one a while ago?

I found this beauty that I also posted a few pics in another Thread, but this clearly belongs in here.

Abram Brooksbank, Integral Bolstered Thumping big Pruner, the Walk and Talk folks takes you by surprise - it's like new Marvelously heavily Stamped Blade as they did this very old Knife I like very much! I love the sharp top angle of the Rats Tailed Bolsters, the top platforms have when looking closely, a very nice sharp angle - and a very wide Rats Tail groove!

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Congratulations Duncan, that's a sweet one :) :thumbsup:
 
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