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swan works

Postby goatman » Sat Jul 01, 2006 7:38 pm

i just picked up a knife at a flea -market today. it is a small wooden handled knife with 2 blades. both blades are stamped swan wks solingen germany. sorry i don't have a digital camera. can anyone tell me about this company. the knife appears to be quite old.

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Postby whittlenut » Sun Jul 02, 2006 6:42 am

Can't help you with any company info but Solingen makes good steel.

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Postby El Lobo » Sun Jul 02, 2006 2:33 pm

Swan Works ( for export) or Swan Werks ( for local sales), was a trademark used by a company in Solingen, originally operated by one Peter Altenbach. According to a couple of references, it was still in business through the late 1990s...don't know if it still is, though.
It appears as though Altenbach was also part owner of a factory in Listowel, Ireland...that eventually sold to Imperial Schrade, and made the Irish brands until closing in 2004.

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