The Marline Spike to be made of cast steel, properly hardened and tempered. It was made by the Camillus Cutlery Co. When examining stamped marks in metal, keep in mind that original marks were generally die stamped in a machine press. Forgers sometimes hit the punch too hard on thin metal causing the mark to be seen on the back side. The date stamped on the tang is 1915. According to Ron Flook in his 'British Commonwealth Military Knives' this type was procured for the Canadian Forces from non-Canadian sources either American or British. Look, for example, at the forged label on the scale in Fig.
Need an affordable and effective way to buy and sell knives online? The Keen Kutter trademark is still being used today on legitimately made goods such as appliances and hand tools. Black light will generally make new paper, especially computer papers, fluoresce glow. This modification again simply specified that the tin opener should be ground bright and sharpened. Price ranges are provided for each item. Dials with the Keen Kutter trademarks have been created on a computer and printed on paper. Nice collection on the other forum. Written by collectors for collectors, this book is the perfect tool.
Beware of a tiny mark on a large surface. Many thanks Reese - I was really pleased to get hold of it. This is followed by a general introduction to pocketknife patterns, blade shapes, handle materials, tang stamps, and that sort of thing. Joe Sweeney Great find on the Camillus. This particular edition is in a Paperback format. This modification simply specified that the tin opener should be ground bright and sharpened.
Keen Kutter knife collectors have long had access to a catalog reprint or two, as well as dedicated sections in several popular knife price guides, but this new volume on Keen Kutter pocket knives takes everything to a whole new level. The forged clock dial has similar problems Figs. Originally issued to mounted troops, the description in the List of Changes specifies that the spike is intended as a hoofpick and was to be blunted as required for use as such. In an easy-to-use format, it features everything imaginable from axes, braces and bits, and calendars, to pocket knives, razors, and rules, all in alphabetical order for quick identification. Simmons was used from the earliest years to 1940. Patterns were approved that introduced the clasp knife with only a tin opener and no marline spike.
Once existing stocks were sold, no more goods could be made without trademark ownership. As the years passed, the brand eventually expanded to include household items such as meat grinders, sewing machines, lawn mowers and other types of general hardware. A special section dedicated to reproductions and fakes will certainly protect the collector from making bad purchases. Here is a nice old Keen Kutter marked Cattle knife. As issued the spike does indeed work well as a rope tool.
It's interesting to note that values are given based on knives in Excellent condition rather than Mint, a realistic move and one that collectors will definitely want to keep in mind as they make use of this book. Simmons Keen Kutter and it was written by ,. Simmons or Shapleigh's The trademark on the bottom of the lobster bootjack in Figs. The grips are of jigged bone. The horn scales range in color from black to almost translucent. The horn scales range in color from black to almost translucent.
The contents of were sold at auction in 1928. Blade seats deep in the handle. When Val-Test purchased the trademark, it removed the Shapleigh name and placed a large letter K behind the wedge shape Fig. How can a part protected under glass get chipped? With each knife is a description, current value, and period of manufacture. Val-Test was not a manufacturer. Edges surrounding original die stamped marks are generally perfectly flat.
The year 1917 saw a further introduction of a multitude of provisional patterns for clasp knives. Logic tells you that the new label was applied over an already worn surface. All Keen Kutter knives were made by Walden until 1922 when Winchester bought Simmons. Also thanks to Val-Test president, Russell Meeks for sharing the history of the relationship between his company and Keen Kutter. Many collectors collect the name; Keen Kutter was a trademark of E. Rather than the wedge, only the words Keen Kutter appear in a rectangular box.