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1967redrider wrote:I feel that the Winchester pocket knives made before WWII are top quality and can hold their ground against Case, Remington and others of the same time period. I also believe, from what I've read, that there are more Winchester pocket knives out there but they're branded as E.C. Simmons Keen Kutters.
Now that might be as popular as a Bigfoot sighting, but given what I have read that's what I think is the reason for having a hard time finding pre-WWII pocket knives with Winchester tang stamps. I think for a certain time period, Simmons was taking all the knives Winchester could crank out. I've posted more here viewtopic.php?f=114&t=62938 and would love to hear anyone's opinion on the subject (I can handle being wrong too ).
I also think the Blue Grass Winchesters made more recently are quality knives too, but they're along the line of Case Classics and more for collecting than using. Anyone out there EDC a Blue Grass Cutlery made Case Classic or Winchester pocket knife? http://www.bluegrasscutlery.com/currentspecial.html
I can't say that I carry this little 2851 Gunstock every day but it's in my EDC rotation and it's gets carried occasionally. Fantastic little knife and very well made. I like it a lot.
Here it is next to my AAPK Churchill for size comparison.
Winchester M21 wrote:I was able to handles some real Winchester’s at the show in Lexington Ky this last weekend and I was blown away at the quality of the “real thing”
Being able to handle them alongside old Case, Remington, etc proves to me they are of exceptional quality! There just isn’t a lot of nice examples around anymore. When you find one that has been used hard or rusted up you can’t really tell what it was really like when it was new.
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