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McGREW history help please,

Postby zed6309 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:03 am

This very nice little pocket knife was sent to me by paulsvintage , as im enjoying the hunt of looking up the backgrounds on all these knives im having a bit of trouble with this one, plus the pattern name of this name, its a great EDC for me as well as i like the option of 1 smaller blade as less threatening to some folk :D again big thanks to paul and any help you guys n gals can help me with , ::tu::

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Re: McGREW history help please,

Postby zed6309 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:14 am

so is this the same company still trading ? plus read on here about possibly camillus making them ?

http://fflgundealers.net/mcgrew-knife-inc.html
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Re: McGREW history help please,

Postby knife7knut » Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:19 pm

Can't help on the company but the pattern appears to be a serpentine jack.The master blade looks like a modified Turkish clip blade and the secondary either a Wharncliffe or a sheepfoot.Reference is Levine's Guide 2 from the pictures of Remington blade types of the 1930's.
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Re: McGREW history help please,

Postby zed6309 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:30 pm

knife7knut wrote:Can't help on the company but the pattern appears to be a serpentine jack.The master blade looks like a modified Turkish clip blade and the secondary either a Wharncliffe or a sheepfoot.Reference is Levine's Guide 2 from the pictures of Remington blade types of the 1930's.



Thanks mate, so serpent jack ::tu:: i did see one in the book i was reading last night ill go back and have a second look ::tu::

so a mystery company :?
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Re: McGREW history help please,

Postby zed6309 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:07 pm

Well stil not finding much about McGrew ARK, i have found a few pics and they seem possibly older MC's ? none with round shileds though, another thing i come up with is the hillbilly reference ,

could mine be a jack modern ?

different tang stamp to the one i have, possibly older ?
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Re: McGREW history help please,

Postby knife7knut » Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:54 pm

Zed:
Here's their contact info:

McGrew Knife Co.
242 Highway 70E
Glenwood Arkansas 71943 USA
Tel: 870 356 3882

As you are in the UK if you want to ring them up you'll have to use the country code as well.
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Re: McGREW history help please,

Postby JoeBob441 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:36 pm

I had never heard of McGrew until I saw your post but I do have a knife with that shield. The shield is stamped U*S*A*. Clip blade is stamped "Prov. Cut. Co/Prov. R.I./ U.S.A.". The blade is etched "Spiral Edged". It is an Imperial Knife and I would guess that is who made your knife for McGrew.

The picture below is not very good. The color of the handles is exactly the same as your and I believe the shield is the same.

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Re: McGREW history help please,

Postby zed6309 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:18 am

Thanks knife7knut i did find a address but was hoping to find possibly a email address :? but i guess this is the same company as all adds up ::tu::

thanks joe, does your shield say U.S.A ? looks the same ::tu::
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Re: McGREW history help please,

Postby zed6309 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:47 am

well just found this so copied it

there are different emblems used on the handles I have seen 3 different ones, one a shield with a M that's underlined, one that's a circular with USA and one that's an oval that says McGrew. I don't know if the different shields signify different years or different models or handle types. One of mine has pickbone handles the other yellow bone.

plus read about a life time warranty ? camillus still comes up alot as well :?
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Re: McGREW history help please,

Postby knifeaholic » Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:43 pm

JoeBob441 wrote:I had never heard of McGrew until I saw your post but I do have a knife with that shield. The shield is stamped U*S*A*. Clip blade is stamped "Prov. Cut. Co/Prov. R.I./ U.S.A.". The blade is etched "Spiral Edged". It is an Imperial Knife and I would guess that is who made your knife for McGrew.

The picture below is not very good. The color of the handles is exactly the same as your and I believe the shield is the same.

Joe

PROVIDENCE CUTLERY.JPG


Providence Cutlery Co was actually a separate knife company and (as far as I know) completely unrelated to Imperial. The Prov Cut Co factory was near the old Imperial factory in Providence RI.

McGrew had knives made by Colonial and by Camillus. Based on those pics maybe some were made by Prov Cut as well.
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Re: McGREW history help please,

Postby tjmurphy » Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:07 pm

zed6309 wrote:This very nice little pocket knife was sent to me by paulsvintage , as im enjoying the hunt of looking up the backgrounds on all these knives im having a bit of trouble with this one, plus the pattern name of this name, its a great EDC for me as well as i like the option of 1 smaller blade as less threatening to some folk :D again big thanks to paul and any help you guys n gals can help me with , ::tu::

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You say "nice LITTLE pocket knife", what is the closed length of the knife? Maybe a Peanut or reverse peanut?
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Re: McGREW history help please,

Postby zed6309 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:48 pm

tjmurphy wrote:
zed6309 wrote:This very nice little pocket knife was sent to me by paulsvintage , as im enjoying the hunt of looking up the backgrounds on all these knives im having a bit of trouble with this one, plus the pattern name of this name, its a great EDC for me as well as i like the option of 1 smaller blade as less threatening to some folk :D again big thanks to paul and any help you guys n gals can help me with , ::tu::

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You say "nice LITTLE pocket knife", what is the closed length of the knife? Maybe a Peanut or reverse peanut?


not sure TJ ,im off to work but ill measure it when i get home, i have got a RR peanut andits bigger than that so possibly not, it is a nice little knife and fits my front pocket very nicely, ::tu::
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Re: McGREW history help please,

Postby zed6309 » Sat Apr 30, 2011 5:50 pm

Ok tj a comparison pic ::tu::

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Re: McGREW history help please,

Postby orvet » Sat Apr 30, 2011 8:16 pm

zed6309 wrote:Well stil not finding much about McGrew ARK, i have found a few pics and they seem possibly older MC's ? none with round shileds though, another thing i come up with is the hillbilly reference ,

could mine be a jack modern ?

different tang stamp to the one i have, possibly older ?
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This blade looks like a Camillus to me.
Perhaps a #3 or a #4 pattern.

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Re: McGREW history help please,

Postby zed6309 » Sun May 01, 2011 6:24 am

orvet wrote:
zed6309 wrote:Well stil not finding much about McGrew ARK, i have found a few pics and they seem possibly older MC's ? none with round shileds though, another thing i come up with is the hillbilly reference ,

could mine be a jack modern ?

different tang stamp to the one i have, possibly older ?
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This blade looks like a Camillus to me.
Perhaps a #3 or a #4 pattern.

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Thanks dale, Camillus seems to be a name that pops up alot when searching McGREW ::tu::
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