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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 2:09 am 
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I recently got my first vintage hobo knife and it has piqued my interest. It was made by A. F. Bannister & Co. and, though not in the best shape, it's one of the coolest knives I've ever owned. So, with a newfound interest in hobos, I'm hoping some of you will show me your examples.


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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 10:55 am 
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Hope ya don't mind newer ones my daughter Catie loves them ::nod:: ::nod::


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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 1:50 pm 
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Here's a few from my collection:
#1 is a set marked,"Bethlehem March 1920" on the purse.
#2 is a Camillus 4 line circa 1918 in like new condition.
#3 is an Edward Wusthof set.
#4 is two pair of Edward Wusthof pull apart sets;one with pearl sides and the other with ivory.
#5 is a modern Hubertus take apart set.
#6 is a crudely made knife and fork marked,"M.A.M."and a word underneath that I can't read.
#7 is a German set;a souvenir of the MV(Motor Vessel)Bluenose,a ship of Canadian registry.This set must have sat in the sun as one side of the scales are darker than the other.
#8 is a set with two handles marked,"D.R.G.M."
#9 is a set marked,"Reico Germany"with faux tortoise shell scales.


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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 1:59 pm 
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For some reason the first picture did not come up so here it is:
Also some more pictures.

#1 A Salm knife and fork set in abalone.This set is really small;only about 5" long.
#2 an unmarked set with a plastic handle.
#3 Another unmarked set with fluted steel handles.
#4 Still another unmarked set in a sheath which came in the oval aluminum drinking cup.
#5 Another unmarked set in a sheath inside a plastic drinking cup.


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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 6:59 pm 
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with the economy the way it is- it is a good time as any to be a Hobo. I'm ready with this one marked CORICAMA Made In Italy
nice horn scales!


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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 11:05 pm 
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Here's my great grandfather's old Case 6251..
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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 11:32 pm 
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LC wrote:
Hope ya don't mind newer ones my daughter Catie loves them ::nod:: ::nod::


New, old...it's all good. ::tu::

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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 12:05 am 
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Owd Wullie,

WOW :shock: You must be proud of that knife! It is a really good looking knife.

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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 3:32 am 
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Believe it or not, but that knife got me interested in pocket knives after a 30 year hiatus.

It belonged to my great paternal Grandfather. He carried it in South America in the early part of the 20th century whilst working for Standard Oil Company.

When I got it, the main blade pin was missing. I put a 1/8th brass rod in it and left it a bit proud so I could replace it with the proper pin stock some day.

Got some more pics here if you're interested.
http://s658.photobucket.com/albums/uu303/Wullie_01/Hobo/

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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 8:21 pm 
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Owd Wullie that is one fantastic hobo! with the family history to boot. Here are some more hobo's I have...


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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 9:20 pm 
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Wullie that is the finest example of a Hobo that could ever be ::ds:: ::ds:: ::ds:: ::ds:: ::ds::


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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 9:59 pm 
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Robeson made a three blade cocobola handled take apart hobo and marketed them as both Robeson and Terrier brands. Mike Losicco has a Terrier, I do not.

I've had two Robesons. The one I own now is really nice. It has a nice blade etch, "KUCO" with an arrow through it. I do not know who or what that might have been.

As an advertiser, it does not have a pattern number, but Robeson did number the pattern 231322. The Terrier would have been numbered 322231.

I have some photos of a Terrier hobo that sold on Ebay fairly recently. As you can see from the name I gave the Ebay photo, the knife sold for $375.00.

The Terrier would date 1910-1916. I suspect the Robeson to be of similar age +/-. It has a tang stamp that dates pre-1922.


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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 10:34 pm 
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WOW!!! Some REALLY great pieces in this post!As said before;doesn't matter if they are new or old,they're all great!
Here is my latest set from the 'bay;a very inexpensive set in the original jacket complete with instructions in..........Spanish!Considering it was made in Spain that is pretty logical.


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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 10:56 pm 
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Muchas Gracias Sr, Cabeza Grande!! ( Thanks Big Head ) ;)

There is some REALLY awesome stuff coming out of the closets here.

Keep 'em coming. ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::

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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 11:32 pm 
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Some really amazing knives everyone! :shock:
I can't believe how many different styles of hobo knives there are! Keep 'em coming! ::ds::


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