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 Post subject: GOT SHIELDS?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 6:02 pm 
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I don`t know if this has been done before. I thought it would be nice to see as many different pocket knife shields as possible, especially the one`s with factory engraved advertising. Also if anyone has an unusual shaped shield those would be nice to see as well! I have shown a few below to get started. Let`s see those SHIELDS! :D


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 Post subject: Re: GOT SHIELDS?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 7:26 pm 
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Here are some shields used by Robeson through the years.


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File comment: This is, I believe, the oldest PocketEze shield. It is not an oval. I've not seen this particular shield very often.
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File comment: This is the more common, but still pre-WWII, PocketEze shield with the red background.
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File comment: This is a gold-leaf PocketEze shield used on some premium pearl handled knives. This shield is pre-WWII, as well.
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File comment: This is the Robeson MasterCraft shield with the black background. The MasterCraft knives had the bronze bearings between the blade tang and backspring. Pre-WWII.
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File comment: Robeson's early, pre-WWII, stainless pocketknives were shielded and etched as, "No-Rustain". The shield had a blue background.
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File comment: Robeson knives stamped, "Demonstrator" on the master blade most often had this nice ShurEdge shield. These knives almost always had rough black handles. I've seen them with bone handles, but I'm not sure they were original.
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File comment: This modern art deco style ShurEdge shield was used during the late 1950's and early 1960's.
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File comment: Robeson used this shield on some stock knives with a belt punch blade. This shield will also be found with the letters,
"B P" on it.

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File comment: This U.S.A. shield is on a hard to find three blade military issue scout-utility made during WWII. It will also be found on some, but not all, of the more common four blade knives.
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File comment: The Campers shield was used on both two and four blade utlity knives.
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 Post subject: Re: GOT SHIELDS?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:56 pm 
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WOW! Nice old shields Charlie, we are off to a good start. I will be posting more shields shortly.M.B.

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 Post subject: Re: GOT SHIELDS?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 9:48 pm 
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Robeson did use a PocketEze shield after WWII, as evidenced by the shield illustrated below. This one is on a post war, two blade, black composition handled serpentine jack.
The tang stamp has the word, "SHUREDGE" in block letters, not script, indicating post 1948 production.
There was no red background on this shield.

Most Robeson knives made after WWII had a ROBESON marked shield. Initially, the "shield" was simply impressed into the black composition handles and filled with white paint.

Later, an oval nickel-silver ROBESON shield was used. Most strawberry bone handled knives had this shield.
The shield in the photo is on a strawberry bone handled, four blade congress pattern knife.

I omitted two of the older shields in the previous post. Robeson shielded some of their four blade scout-utilities with a shield that read, "SCOUT".

They also made a smaller, junior sized scout-utility that had a shield that read, "OUTING".

An example of each is below.


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File comment: Late 1950's to early 1960's PocketEze shield.
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File comment: Robeson "shield" impressed into black composition post-war knife and filled with white paint.
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File comment: Nickel-silver oval Robeson shield used from early 1950's until 1965.
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File comment: Scout shield used on some four blade scout-utility knives.
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File comment: Outing shield on a small, junior sized four blade scout-utility knife.
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 Post subject: Re: GOT SHIELDS?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:43 pm 
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Robeson, like other manufacturers, made knives for other corporations, and even other knife manufacturers.

Below are some knives made by Robeson with Robeson tang stamps, but shields that advertise other companies or organizations.

The bottom photo shows a Ka-Bar shield on a four blade scout-utility. The blades are marked KaBar, but the knife was made by Robeson and has their proprietary can-opener/cap-lifter and screw-driver blades.


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File comment: A Cities Service logo shield on a Robeson marked pearl sleeveboard pen knife.
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File comment: A Clauss shield on a Robeson marked two blade jack.
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File comment: A Colonial shield on a Robeson marked, celluloid handled coke bottle jack. Colonial Trucking?
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File comment: A Jimmie Allen flying wing shield on a Robeson marked two blade slim regular jack. This knife was a premium from a 1930's radio program.
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File comment: A cloisonne' style Shriner's shield.
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File comment: A Shriner's shield on a pearl handled pen knife.
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File comment: The official Girl Scouts logo shield on a Robeson marked two blade pen knife. Robeson is not known to have ever had a contract to produce official GS knives, yet a few of these are known to exist. The master blade is etched, GIRL * SCOUT with the GS logo between the two words.
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File comment: This shield is on a two blade utility pen knife. I have no idea who "Shields" might have been.
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File comment: A KaBar shield on a KaBar marked four blade scout-utility, but made by Robeson.
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 Post subject: Re: GOT SHIELDS?
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Here is one I like old dog head


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 Post subject: Re: GOT SHIELDS?
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here is an odd one


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 Post subject: Re: GOT SHIELDS?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:16 am 
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Charlie, Robeson made some very nice shields. The Jimmy Allen shield is my favorite. Gringo and Stockman very nice old shields! Here are a few more of mine. M.B. ::tu::


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 Post subject: Re: GOT SHIELDS?
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More Shields.


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 Post subject: Re: GOT SHIELDS?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:26 pm 
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There are some great old and new shields showing up in this thread. There has to have been hundreds, if not thousands, of differently marked shields used on just American made knives.

If we start adding unmarked shields, this thread could get right crowded.

We could make a case for creating a pictorial data base for American pocketknife shields.
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 Post subject: Re: GOT SHIELDS?
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Charlie, There seems to be alot of different shields used over the years. I agree with you, starting a pictorial data base for these shields would be a great idea! How about all you other collectors in AAPK land, what do you think? I know there are others out there that have some unusual and interesting shields to show. Let`s see them! :)

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 Post subject: Re: GOT SHIELDS?
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a frontier powderhorn, and a couple Bokers


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I think the data base thing is a good idea. I would love to see good larger pictures of the Case shields, tall "S" short "s" and the older case tested and earlier, the small differences that would help date knives. I know about Garys article, that is a big help to me. He could not cover everything so it would be nice to have more.

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Hi, Testcase nice shields, Like the steamship one. Stockman, let Gary know about this thread, maybe he can post some pictures of Case shields, with the dates they were used. Charlie did a fine job listing his Robeson knife shields. I have already used the thread to identify some Robeson knives I had! If there are more specific brand collectors out there, please add to the growing list of shields used by your favorite manufacturer. When I list a new picture of a shield I will also now include the knife manufacturer, please do the same. I did not do this at first and some people contacted me to find out who made the knife. ::doh:: Here are a few more old knife shields.


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Saw a covered wagon and steamboat. How 'bout a dump truck, actually a "coal bucket". Bearville Trucking is still doing "bidness" in KY. I talked to the owner and he remembered giving out pocket knives back in the early 90's. This one is on a Buck Creek trapper.
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