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 Post subject: Early Boker Knives
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:40 am 
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Let`s see just the oldies in this thread :wink:

Here is one I posted in another thread to start things off.

Look at the fire in that mother of pearl :shock: ::drool::


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 Post subject: Re: Early Boker Knives
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Here's an old champagne pattern with remnants of a RADIUM blade etch.
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 Post subject: Re: Early Boker Knives
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:40 am 
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H.BOKER&Co's-Improved Cutlery Pre 1920


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 Post subject: Re: Early Boker Knives
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Here are a few more early pearlies, and then I'm gonna run away and hide before thegreedygulo shows up with the REALLY GOOD STUFF! ::tu::


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 Post subject: Re: Early Boker Knives
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O.K. just a couple more. First is the poor man's version of the office knife like Dimitri posted, except with the celluloid handles and script Boker tang stamp. Second is an H. DORWAL, made by Boker for the Canadian market. I believe it is pre-WW2.


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 Post subject: Re: Early Boker Knives
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Nice knives! Keep em coming :D ::tu::

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 Post subject: Re: Early Boker Knives
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:25 pm 
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These pictures are all reposts from other threads, but here's another look. All the knives shown below were made by H. Boker & Co's Improved Cutlery (Circa. 1869-1914).

MRB: That is the only H. Boker office knife I have ever seen in pearl (except in old pictures). If you ever want to sell it, please feel free to keep me in mind :mrgreen:. GREAT knife & GREAT thread! I hope there's a lot of old knives posted.

Ricky: NICE knives!! This thread's got your name written all over it!

Below is a link to more pictures of old H. Boker knives if anyone is interested:
http://www.iknifecollector.com/photo/ph ... suerjbs5tn


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 Post subject: Re: Early Boker Knives
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Nice greedy, REALLY REALLY NICE!! ::nod:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ::ds::


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 Post subject: Re: Early Boker Knives
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:54 pm 
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These knives are all very early Boker stamps. The ones stamped with an x that has an arrow through it are circa. 1850-1875.

The two stamped with H. Boker's Improved Cutlery only (no & Co's.) are circa. 1860-1880's.


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 Post subject: Re: Early Boker Knives
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thegreedygulo wrote:
MRB: That is the only H. Boker office knife I have ever seen in pearl (except in old pictures). If you ever want to sell it, please feel free to keep me in mind


I certainly will ::nod:: Do you have any idea the age of it? ::hmm::

GG nice selection of old Bokers keep them coming ::tu::

Between you and Ricky we should see quite a few very nice old Boker knives :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Early Boker Knives
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Sweet knives, guys! ::drool::

Here are the only two Boker knives I have. I've shown the slim sleeveboard jack before. The second one I picked up recently. The handles are cloissone.


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 Post subject: Re: Early Boker Knives
PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:57 am 
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MRB: It's an old one. Goins lists that particular tang stamp as being circa. 1869-1914 while Mark Zalesky listed it as circa. 1891-1944 in his Boker article in Knife World. Mark is probably basing the 1891 date on the steel tariff enacted in that year. Since your knife does have a country of origin stamp on its tang, it's 1891 or later. NICE, old knife!


dcgm4: That cloissone is a real beauty! They are very hard to find in that good of condition.

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 Post subject: Re: Early Boker Knives
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beautiful knives, guys. As usual.
Dave, that slim sleevboard is really sweet.
Here's mine. I've got another one in transit. Just got in on the bay. I hope to add it soon.


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 Post subject: Re: Early Boker Knives
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Thanks, greedy and Joe.

Joe, I love the bone on your whittler. ::tu::

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 Post subject: Re: Early Boker Knives
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Just won this one on Ebay this evening? H. Boker & Co. Solingen. Stainless blades. The handles are described as bone but they sure look like old stag, chip and crack free. Can anybody put a date on that stamp?
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