Superb Pearl Whittler

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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Superb Pearl Whittler

Postby kootenay joe » Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:53 pm

I just received this 3 5/8" Equal End whittler, pearl, absolutely mint & Henckels made.
It's a pretty knife in pictures but in hand something 'more' comes through. This one of the very finest knives i have ever handled.
From ebay, seller is one of the most experienced knife collector/dealers in USA but is i believe prone to exaggerating age. He dates this knife as pre 1890, most likely circa 1880.
Some collectors say they can see differences in the Henckels Twins logo depending on age of knife. I cannot see the difference, the twins logos all look the same to me.
Please post if you have any input as to age.
thanks, kj
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Re: Superb Pearl Whittler

Postby KleenCut61 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:29 pm

With Pearl like That, Age it anyway you see fit Joe :D They Do Look Post 1900 -20 To Me Though The earlier Stamped Twins Were rather exaggerated not so well pronounced as These .IMHO __ ::handshake:: KC [ More Like The Pen Blade Stamp } Very Early Knife , Just Beautiful ::tu::

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Re: Superb Pearl Whittler

Postby Mumbleypeg » Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:44 am

The differences in the twins can be subtle, but they are there. You may have seen this already search.php?keywords=Henckels&t=39799&sf=msgonly

I'm thinking yours looks like the 1900 version. Not clear as to how long it was used. ::shrug::

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Re: Superb Pearl Whittler

Postby outkast » Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:01 pm

Very nice and yes Henckels tang stamps are hard to decipher. This is the oldest in my collection, found on an old horn handled straight razor and closest resembles the 1875 stamp.
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Re: Superb Pearl Whittler

Postby kootenay joe » Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:14 pm

Your razor looks to be in excellent condition.
I just sold the above whittler. I should have read this thread first. I sold it way under value, but it's not the first time.
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