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Tuxedos

Post by FRJ » Sat May 05, 2018 11:37 pm

Tuxedos, they're not for everyone but the makers of old always put together a good knife.

This knife pattern must have been highly thought of years ago. Many companies made them.

If you have a tuxedo please show it here.

Thanks for looking.
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Re: Tuxedos

Post by jerryd6818 » Sun May 06, 2018 12:54 am

Only one. A Wabash Cutlery thanks to the generosity of Bill (edgy46). It's a great little knife and if the opportunity ever presents itself, I'll get another.
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Re: Tuxedos

Post by BWT » Sun May 06, 2018 12:58 am

Very nice Jerry especially the handles ::tu:: ::tu::
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Post by jerryd6818 » Sun May 06, 2018 12:59 am

BWT wrote:Very nice Jerry especially the handles ::tu:: ::tu::
Thanks. I like it quite a lot.
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Re: Tuxedos

Post by BWT » Sun May 06, 2018 1:01 am

FRJ wrote:Tuxedos, they're not for everyone but the makers of old always put together a good knife.

This knife pattern must have been highly thought of years ago. Many companies made them.

If you have a tuxedo please show it here.

Thanks for looking.
Nice collection Joe. Do you know anything about the OD Gray? I have a quill knife made by them.
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Re: Tuxedos

Post by FRJ » Sun May 06, 2018 1:04 am

That's a beauty, Jerry, thanks, and very clean. ::tu::
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Re: Tuxedos

Post by FRJ » Sun May 06, 2018 1:11 am

Nice collection Joe. Do you know anything about the OD Gray? I have a quill knife made by them.[/quote]

Thank you, Bill.
Actually no, I know nothing of OD Gray. They are mentioned in Goin's Encyclopedia but there is no date mentioned at all.
I haven't looked in my other books.
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Re: Tuxedos

Post by BWT » Sun May 06, 2018 1:37 am

Thanks Joe.
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Re: Tuxedos

Post by knife7knut » Sun May 06, 2018 2:57 am

I dug up a few photos of tuxedos and a couple that may not be considered tuxedos.The reason I am going to post them is I am not sure exactly what they are.They have the general appearance of a tuxedo pattern but are somewhat different. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
#1:top to bottom Cook Bros.-Suffolk Knife Co.-Henry Wilton-Stainless Japan-Adams & Bro.-I*XL-two Miller Bros.
#2:Bingham's Hardware Co.
#3:Colonial Prov.RI
#4:Humason & Beckley with horn handles.
#5:I*XL
#6:J.M.Schmid & Son Boston Mass.
#7:Silver Steel(owl head on reverse)
#8&9:Two Ulsters both with ebony handles.
#10:W inside a diamond-United Cutlery Germany-Griffon Cutlery Germany-Aaron Burkinshaw.
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Re: Tuxedos

Post by knife7knut » Sun May 06, 2018 3:04 am

Here are a couple that have some of the characteristics of a tuxedo.
#1:Three pearl handled German knives with fileworked bolsters and handles.
#2 Wismar Cutlery Co.Germany 4 blade
#3:Edge Co. Germany with wood handles.
#4:Henry Sears & Son 1865 3 back spring with unusual horn handles.
#5:Worcester Cutlery Co. 4 blade.
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Re: Tuxedos

Post by TwoFlowersLuggage » Sun May 06, 2018 5:59 am

I really like tuxedo knives, and I have found it somewhat difficult to find them in good condition and without cracked handles. I'm thinking the thin body makes them rather fragile - which in most collectible markets means excellent condition examples become more and more rare over time.
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Re: Tuxedos

Post by Beavertail » Sun May 06, 2018 12:11 pm

I have the Camillus tuxedo.
It's a great little knife!
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Re: Tuxedos

Post by FRJ » Sun May 06, 2018 4:33 pm

Ray, thanks for posting your knives. There are some very interesting examples in there. ::tu::

TwoFlowersLuggage, thank you, it's true, these knives do show up with broken covers and other issues. Those that are in "sock drawer" condition are few and far between but they do exist. Few of mine are in great condition including lots of blade wear. It seems odd to me, but years back people used these kinds of knives rather heavily to account for blade wear and sharpening. And yet still the mother of pearl covers are intact. And consider the little Union knife with tortoise covers. ::tu::

Thank you, Beavertail.
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Re: Tuxedos

Post by whitebuffalo58 » Sun May 06, 2018 6:53 pm

Beautiful knives, fellas! ::tu::

I think one of my books states that the tuxedo pen knife is one of the oldest known patterns. Imperial even made one in their shell handled line.
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Re: Tuxedos

Post by FRJ » Sun May 06, 2018 8:22 pm

Thanks you, WB.

Is the knife shown an Imperial? Does it have solid bolsters?

Nice old knife. ::nod::
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