Only One Henckels

J.A. Henckels is a Solingen, Germany based knife manufacturer that dates back to 1731. The company's Zwilling (twin) logo is known to be one of the oldest trademarks in the world. Throughout the company's history, it has made some of the world's finest pocket knives, kitchen knives, scissors & flatwear. In 1960 Henckels ceased their pocket knife production and started having other companies make knives for them on contract. Boker has been one of the main producers of more recent Henckels products.
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Only One Henckels

Postby jerryd6818 » Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:47 pm

I only have one Henckels pocketknife. It's a J.A.Henckels that I picked up early in my accumulating. That was when I was a little younger, much dumber and quite a while before I realized that "one of everything" was not an attainable goal.
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Re: Only One Henckels

Postby Mason » Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:58 pm

jerryd6818 wrote:I only have one Henckels pocketknife. It's a J.A.Henckels that I picked up early in my accumulating. That was when I was a little younger, much dumber and quite a while before I realized that "one of everything" was not an attainable goal.


That's a good looking model which was probably made by Boker after Henckels stopped producing their own pocket knives.

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Re: Only One Henckels

Postby Miller Bro's » Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:14 am

Three back springs Jerry?
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Re: Only One Henckels

Postby jerryd6818 » Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:16 am

Yepper.
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Re: Only One Henckels

Postby wlf » Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:58 am

I doubt there are too many of those Jerry. I haven't been posting much so I'm looking for venues Jerry.
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Re: Only One Henckels

Postby kootenay joe » Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:35 pm

Quote Jerry: "quite a while before I realized that "one of everything" was not an attainable goal."
That is exactly what my initial goal was and i have never seen anyone else until now state it. By the time i got to 10,000 knives i realized i was less than 1% towards my goal, so i gave up and began to focus on certain brands, one of which is Henckels.
Lyle, that is a very fine Henckels made knife. I have never seen one of these available. I think it is rare at least here in North America. They likely are more in Europe.
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Re: Only One Henckels

Postby Miller Bro's » Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:31 pm

kootenay joe wrote:By the time i got to 10,000 knives i realized i was less than 1% towards my goal, so i gave up and began to focus on certain brands, one of which is Henckels.


I haven't given up yet Roland! :lol: ::woot::
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Re: Only One Henckels

Postby edge213 » Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:47 pm

I too have only one Henkels, but........IT'S A BARLOW! ! !
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Re: Only One Henckels

Postby OLDE CUTLER » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:47 pm

Like everyone else who posted here, I too only have one Henckels knife, this trapper. I bought it from a dealer at a local flea market for $10. The color of the handles as well as the price appealed to me. Seems to be a very well made knife and I carry it occasionally. It is tang stamped on the back of the main "HK-17-T HAND FORGED STAINLESS". The handle material appears to have shrunk in length as there are gaps at both ends on both sides. This would be of recent manufacture? And what is this handle material?
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Re: Only One Henckels

Postby kootenay joe » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:47 pm

Henckels has not made a folding knife since 1960. The Henckels made folding knives are distinct, they do not look quite like a Boker or K.C., etc.
Most of them are heavily built like the one wlf posted above. Most do not have pattern numbers.
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Re: Only One Henckels

Postby OLDE CUTLER » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:44 pm

This one has shrinkage and warping of the handle material as shown in the photo. Is this some unstable material like celluloid?

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