Valley Forge HJ

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Valley Forge HJ

Post by stockman » Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:37 pm

Picked this up from Roger.

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Post by tjmurphy » Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:55 pm

Oooooo-Weeeeeeeeeee!!! I like that one ::tu::
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Post by Jdub » Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:35 pm

Very very nice Harold!!

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Post by Miller Bro's » Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:32 pm

That's a beauty Harold! ::drool:: ::drool::
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Re: Valley Forge HJ

Post by Dinadan » Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:36 pm

That is a very nice harness jack. Almost unbelievable condition for its age. I like the harness jack pattern but so far I only have one. They are hard to find!
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Re: Valley Forge HJ

Post by peanut740 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:51 pm

::tu::
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Post by philco » Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:28 pm

Excellent knife. I love that bone. ::tu::

::hmm:: I'm a little surprised he'd part with one having such a nice etch.
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Post by btrwtr » Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:34 pm

Wow, super knife!
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Re: Valley Forge HJ

Post by #goldpan » Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:08 am

That is one awesome looking harness jack! ::tu:: ::tu:: Congrats!

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Post by FRJ » Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:18 am

That's a real nice looking knife. ::tu::
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Post by garddogg56 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:46 am

That's one handsome knife Harold ::tu::
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Re: Valley Forge HJ

Post by thegreedygulo » Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:50 am

That's a keeper! ::tu::
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Post by TrevsKnife » Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:53 am

That's a super nice knife you have there. ::nod::
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Re: Valley Forge HJ

Post by msteele6 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:33 am

Wow, nice one! ::tu::

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Re: Valley Forge HJ

Post by stockman » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:29 pm

Thank for looking. You fellows are the best.

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Post by RobesonsRme.com » Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:50 am

Very nice.

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Re: Valley Forge HJ

Post by kootenay joe » Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:22 pm

The info in LG4 indicates Valley Forge was a knife manufacturer c1892-1899, and that it was purchased by Boker U.S.A. in 1899. Boker then used the logo of VF in a circle for a line of knives they called "Valley Forge" made up until 1950.
Were the "VF" line of knives a more premium knife than those marked "Boker U.S.A." ?
And is there a way to date a circle VF knife within the 1899-1950 time span ?
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Re: Valley Forge HJ

Post by stockman » Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:33 pm

kootenay joe wrote:The info in LG4 indicates Valley Forge was a knife manufacturer c1892-1899, and that it was purchased by Boker U.S.A. in 1899. Boker then used the logo of VF in a circle for a line of knives they called "Valley Forge" made up until 1950.
Were the "VF" line of knives a more premium knife than those marked "Boker U.S.A." ?
And is there a way to date a circle VF knife within the 1899-1950 time span ?
Very fine OP knife. An original etch that is still full adds greatly to a knife's attractiveness.
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The OP knife is a VF in a circle marked knife.

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Re: Valley Forge HJ

Post by kootenay joe » Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:46 pm

Quote: "The OP knife is a VF in a circle marked knife"

Yes, the etch makes this quite clear.
I cannot recall ever seeing an original "Valley Forge" knife (1892-99).
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Re: Valley Forge HJ

Post by tongueriver » Sat Jan 28, 2017 3:27 pm

Magnificent, Harold. ::tu:: You can kiss the Greedy Gulo for me.

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Re: Valley Forge HJ

Post by thegreedygulo » Sat Jan 28, 2017 3:46 pm

Cal: I'm assuming he got that one from Roger Cunningham (peanut740); Didn't come from me. It's a trophy wherever it came from!
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Re: Valley Forge HJ

Post by bighomer » Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:25 pm

Absolutely gorgeous knife ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::

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Re: Valley Forge HJ

Post by Duffer » Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:51 pm

As I recall the VF in a circle started to appear around 1916. It was placed on the back of the tang of the primary blade (pile facing side). I have a few Valley Forge folders without the VF in circle marking making them supposedly produced prior to 1916. Mine have straight line tang stamps Valley Forge/Cutlery Co./Newark, N. J. The secondary blade tangs also have three line addresses Valley/Forge/Cutlery Co. Lloyd
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Re: Valley Forge HJ

Post by peanut740 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:57 pm

I'm sorry but I don't want a kiss from any of you guys. ::barf:: ::handshake::
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Re: Valley Forge HJ

Post by stockman » Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:43 pm

peanut740 wrote:I'm sorry but I don't want a kiss from any of you guys. ::barf:: ::handshake::

No Joke!!! ::td::

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