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kootenay joe wrote:Neat, here we have 3 # 73 pattern knives that have been re-handled with ivory. The 73 is a great size( ~ 3 3/4") and a great single blade knife and it seems people like to get their favorite handle material on it.
kootenay joe wrote:And thank you for showing the markings. Both are Sheffield with maker's mark not merchant. I have a few Sheffield ivory pen knives that look very similar. My guess is that they are most likely from the time between WW I & WW II, and closer to WW I.
I have other Sheffield ivory pen knives with yellowish ivory & i think these are older.
Do you agree that your two are likely from sometime after WW I ?
QTCut5 wrote:It seems I am not alone in this assessment as it is not unusual to see the Queen made Northwoods sell for substantially less on eBay than their GEC cousins.
QTCut5 wrote:I don't expect either of these two will be exposed to any blood -- unless I accidentally cut myself while opening or closing the blades...which are very sharp with original factory edges and have relatively stiff springs.
Tsar Bomba wrote: some of the museums folks around here must have. Keep 'em comin (and when you get tired of 'em put 'em up for sale on AAPK!)