New York Knife Hammer Brand Timber Scribe
MAKER: New York Knife
PATTERN: Timber scribe or race knife
LENGTH (Closed): 3-5/8”
HANDLES: Wood, probably ebony
BLADES: Single race blade
FRONT TANG STAMP: HAMMER BRAND/over arm & hammer logo
REAR TANG STAMP: NEW YORK/KNIFE CO/WALDEN
DAMAGE: Normal wear and use for an 80+ year old knife
BLADE WEAR: Approx 10%
SNAP: Good with half stop
MADE IN: U.S.A.
ADDITIONAL INFO: This is a Hammer Brand knife made by New York Knife Company. New York Knife Company went out of business during the Great Depression in 1931. Imperial Knife Company then acquired the Hammer Brand name and logo and used it for there shall handled knives. This knife is an original Hammer Brand made by New York Knife Company prior to their close in 1931. The style of knife is called a timber scribe or race knife, they were used to carve letters or numbers to identify the ownership of certain logs or lumber. I have also heard of them being used for marking wooden barrels. This knife has been used and sharpened; it has great patina!
This knife has a place both in the history of cutlery and in the history of technology and industry. Born of the necessity to apply identifying marks to logs, lumber and other wooden objects this was the “permanent marker” of its day. A piece of technological and cutlery history.
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Item # 16668
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