A W WADSWORTH & SON, GERMANY

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A W WADSWORTH & SON, GERMANY

Postby Owd Wullie » Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:22 am

Neat little knife. Pretty blue handles, steel liners and bolsters ( I think ) Blade looks mostly all there. Snaps like a little gator and has a half stop. About 3 1/8" closed.
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Any body got any info on this lil cutester?

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W
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Re: A W WADSWORTH & SON, GERMANY

Postby wv trapper I » Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:17 am

Wullie
I can't help you much but my Standard Guide does list Wadsworth, German, A.W. Wadsworth & Sons c. 1905-1917. Sorry but that is all. It is a nice find,
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Re: A W WADSWORTH & SON, GERMANY

Postby Owd Wullie » Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:17 am

Thanks Joe,

I figured it to be in the 20's to 30's just by looking at it. I had no idea that plastic made back in the teens was that nice.

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Re: A W WADSWORTH & SON, GERMANY

Postby philco » Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:29 am

Hey Willie,
My reference, Blades Guide.... list A. W. Wadsworth and Sons, but it says diddly squat about the company. No info given. I do occasionally see scout type knives made by them for sale on ebay. They are smaller than the standard size scout pattern, and sell rather well usually.
Nice knife you got there. ::tu::
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Re: A W WADSWORTH & SON, GERMANY

Postby dkonopinski » Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:01 pm

Have a look here and you'll see thay also had product made in Austria.

http://www.instappraisal.com/node/942

They probably shopped around for contract manufacturing resource.

Very nice knife.

David

PS - Just found this from Blue Principle on Straight Razor Place:

"A W Wadsworth was a trademark used by A Kastor & Brothers, Germany & Austria. Various marks to tangs such as 'Austrian Cutlery Works Austria' and 'XLNT'. In busuness from 1905 - 1936."

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Re: A W WADSWORTH & SON, GERMANY

Postby Owd Wullie » Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:11 pm

Thanks Gentlemen,

I found a reference to A W Wadsworth and son in Czechoslovakia as well.

The 1936 date seems a bit more realistic for that knife to me just because of the cool blue sparkly handles. I've never seen any plastic that fancy back to the teens. Not sayin it ain't there, but I've never seen it.

It a fun little knife and has some good steel too. It had a decent edge on it and I touched it up a bit. The blade is plenty hard. I may EDC that thing just for grins.

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Re: A W WADSWORTH & SON, GERMANY

Postby tallentfarms » Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:50 pm

Nice knife. I would like to have it in my Wadsworth collection.


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