All About Pocket Knives
Loading



All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:07 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:00 am
Posts: 22
Location: Hickory Flat MS.
Hey Friends,
I'm here looking for info on a knife my brother has. It is all metal has BEST WARDLOW STEEL FULLY WARRANTED engraved on the handle.
Has a spear point main blade and a pen blade . Is about 3.5 inches long. Has the Voss usa stamp on the main blade and says LC
Simmons ST. Louis on the pen blade. I think its a hardware brand knife. Just wonder when it was made and what kind of value or collectiable it has. Any info would be appreciated. I'll try to upload a couple of pictures. The man he got it from said it was made of nickle metal whatever that means. Thanks for any replies,Songsingingman :? :?


Attachments:
File comment: voss pocket knife
knife 003.JPG
knife 003.JPG [ 1.82 MiB | Viewed 566 times ]
knife 001.JPG
knife 001.JPG [ 1.35 MiB | Viewed 566 times ]

_________________
Alvie Addison
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:14 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:30 pm
Posts: 1216
Images: 0
Location: North East Tennessee
I'm going to go out on a limb here and make a wild guess , but it sounds like a "frankenknife" consisting of a John Primble India Steel frame , an E.C.Simmons pen blade , and a Voss ??? U.S.A. master blade . ::shrug:: .

Bob


Top
 Profile Personal album  
 
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:24 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:22 pm
Posts: 7603
Images: 0
The tang is stamped Voos U.S.A., not Voss.

Voos marketed knives to hardware companies, so I am not surprised to see an E.C. Simmons pen blade in there.


The handles are engraved Nickle Silver, the same material as a nickle in your pocket is made of, it is also called German silver.

_________________
AAPK Janitor #3607
Read The Jigged Bone Handles
If It Has A Cutting Edge I Probably Collect It

"To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk" Thomas A. Edison


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:41 am 
Online
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 04, 2009 5:23 am
Posts: 14594
Images: 10
Location: The middle of the top of a bastion of Liberalism.
I remember seeing it called "white brass", somewhere.

This came out of Wikipedia:

Nickel silver, also known as German silver, Argentan, new silver, nickel brass, albata, or alpacca, is a copper alloy with nickel and often zinc. The usual formulation is 60% copper, 20% nickel and 20% zinc. Nickel silver is named for its silvery appearance, but it contains no elemental silver unless plated. The name "German silver" refers to its development by 19th-century German metalworkers in imitation of the Chinese alloy known as paktong (Cupronickel) All modern, commercially important nickel silvers (such as those standardized under ASTM B122) contain significant amounts of zinc, and are sometimes considered a subset of brass.

Another interesting statement from that Wikipedia article:

After about 1920, its use became widespread for pocketknife bolsters, due to its machinability and corrosion resistance. Prior to this point, the most common metal was iron.

_________________
Forged on the anvil of discipline.
The Few. The Proud.
Jerry D.

This country has become more about sub-groups than about it's unity as a nation.

"The #72 pattern has got to be pretty close to the perfect knife."
--T.J. Murphy 2012


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:06 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jan 01, 2008 1:44 pm
Posts: 2498
Location: factoryville, pa.
here is a pic of my wardlow. the main tang stamp has hibbard, spencer, bartlett. the pen tang has a diamond with h.s.b.&co., over top and chicago, below.
Attachment:
002.JPG
002.JPG [ 2.46 MiB | Viewed 526 times ]


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:01 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:30 pm
Posts: 1216
Images: 0
Location: North East Tennessee
Miller Bro`s wrote:
The tang is stamped Voos U.S.A., not Voss.

Voos marketed knives to hardware companies, so I am not surprised to see an E.C. Simmons pen blade in there.


The handles are engraved Nickle Silver, the same material as a nickle in your pocket is made of, it is also called German silver.

That was my first thought , but I am pretty sure that I see 2 ess'es on the tang stamp of the master , although , I have never seen a Voss U.S.A. before .

Bob


Top
 Profile Personal album  
 
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:24 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:00 am
Posts: 22
Location: Hickory Flat MS.
Thanks Fellows,
It is marked Voos instead of V :) oss. Can anyone tell me what the price range is on these? When were they made? I'm thinking maybe the fifties?
THANKS Again,Alvie songsingingman

_________________
Alvie Addison


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:08 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jan 01, 2008 1:44 pm
Posts: 2498
Location: factoryville, pa.
when it comes to older knives like these, it all depends on who really wants it. there really is no book value. but my guess would be in the $25 to $40 range.

btw, my guess would also be made in the 50"s


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group