Three backspring whittlers - Pearl

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Three backspring whittlers - Pearl

Postby bkazz5 » Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:48 pm

I recently added these two pearl 3 back spring whittlers to my small collection of classics. The information I have does not identify a pearl in this pattern being produced with the deep XX etch. The information I have does list a pearl with the WR Case etch but not with this shield. Can anyone offer any additional information regarding these two knives. Thanks - Bryan
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Re: Three backspring whittlers - Pearl

Postby zp4ja » Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:24 pm

Hey Bryan,

What are the pattern numbers? Looks like a 046 pattern. If so, I don't see in my book where a pearl was made at all except as prototypes but the info on those are vague and generic. Are both stamped 83046? If not, what are the stampings?

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Re: Three backspring whittlers - Pearl

Postby bkazz5 » Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:29 pm

The pattern is 30109X. To add to the mystery the knife with the XX etch does not have a pattern number stamp which as I understand it is not all that unusual for low production run classics. Here is the same patten knife in Abalone with blades open. Sorry for the horrible pic.
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Re: Three backspring whittlers - Pearl

Postby zp4ja » Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:59 pm

Thanks Bryan. Not sure my friend. Hopefully someone more knowledgable about the Classics will weigh in while I ponder it.

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Re: Three backspring whittlers - Pearl

Postby Classic Case » Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:08 pm

The one with the WR Case etch is in the book. There were 269 pieces made. The shield seems right. You are right, short runs, a lot of times ,have no pattern #'s .
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Re: Three backspring whittlers - Pearl

Postby roofsc » Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:04 pm

a couple that i have
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