Show off your Winchester Knives

Winchester entered the knife market as a manufacturer in 1919 by acquiring two existing knife companies; Eagle Knife Co. of Connecticut & Napanoch Knife Co. of New York. Winchester stepped away from the market in 1942 to focus on war related manufactured products, but re-entered in the late 1980s by licensing its name to Blue Grass Cutlery. Blue Grass had high quality knives made by Queen Cutlery that featured the Winchester brand name for a handful of years until the license arrangement ran its course. Winchester eventually started licensing to other companies & now you will find the brand name used by several knife manufacturers by way of license agreements.
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Re: Show off your Winchester Knives

Postby Jacknifeben » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:46 pm

Wish these two old Winchester’s were in better condition. One has the old double fluted NAPANOCH punch blade and PAT,D tang stamp and the other one has a perfect spey blade and punch.
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Re: Show off your Winchester Knives

Postby 1967redrider » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:00 pm

Very nice, Jacknifeben! You should consider getting the pile side of the green knife re-scaled. I love that punch on old blue. ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Show off your Winchester Knives

Postby Winchester M21 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:18 pm

Very nice old punch blade knives!!
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Re: Show off your Winchester Knives

Postby LongBlade » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:40 am

Here's one of my Winchesters to share, and promise to get some better photos of my Winchester Swell-End Jack in bone soon...

This is a Winchester Jr Stock Whittler (3046 on pile side of tang) which is a fairly rare pattern - Celluloid handles are faux horn (and though I'm not fond of celluloid I couldn't resist this one)... Blades have some spotting and tarnish but handles are stable. Much of the Winchester etch remains on master blade. Big thick wedge between the two springs...

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Re: Show off your Winchester Knives

Postby QTCut5 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:58 am

Nice one, Lee. Do you know what year that one was made?
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Re: Show off your Winchester Knives

Postby LongBlade » Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:48 am

QTCut5 wrote:Nice one, Lee. Do you know what year that one was made?


Thanks Q ::handshake:: ... No doubt between 1929-1942 but I’m thinking earlier as it was noted in a reference (maybe Houston Zalesky) that if both blades have the pile side model #s than age is earlier than later over the time frame of Winchester - this knife does have both pile sides stamped with model # ... in truth really hard to pinpoint a year... here’s a catalog cut that was kindly provided by another member for this knife - and unfortunately I do not know the year of the catalog from this cut ::facepalm:: .. interestingly Houston Zalesky noted the pattern as a Jr Stock Whittler but this catalog cut refers to a 3 blade knife.. which is sometimes not unusual as names sometimes evolve but are rarely listed in the old catalogs... Cheers

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Re: Show off your Winchester Knives

Postby Winchester M21 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:00 pm

I was fortunate to have picked up some nice ones in Lexington! Here’s a sneak peak. I will post more pics later.

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Re: Show off your Winchester Knives

Postby 1967redrider » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:04 pm

Great looking knives! ::tu:: ::tu::

Check out how similar a Keen Kutter champagne knife looks to the Winchester. Same knife?
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Re: Show off your Winchester Knives

Postby Winchester M21 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:26 pm

1967redrider wrote:Great looking knives! ::tu:: ::tu::

Check out how similar a Keen Kutter champagne knife looks to the Winchester. Same knife?


I’m sure it is!!
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Re: Show off your Winchester Knives

Postby Eye Brand Man » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:38 pm

Flea market fine. Blades still snap hard. Pattern 2993
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Re: Show off your Winchester Knives

Postby woodwalker » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:59 pm

Nice Winchesters being shown fellows! :)

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Re: Show off your Winchester Knives

Postby WillyCamaro » Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:23 am

Lot of beau-ti-ful Winchesters being shown fellers! Great job on saving them for the future generations. ::ds::
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Re: Show off your Winchester Knives

Postby Jacknifeben » Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:29 pm

Here is a fancy 2908. In the book there are no grooved bolsters. Both blades stamped and the master clip is stamped 2908 on the back. Long pull on the pen is a little different.
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Re: Show off your Winchester Knives

Postby 1967redrider » Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:20 pm

Those are both gorgeous! ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Show off your Winchester Knives

Postby Winchester M21 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:14 pm

Pattern 2857

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