A. Field & Co Knife

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Re: A. Field & Co Knife

Postby wlf » Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:46 am

It sure would have been nice John,then I could really be your buddy.JUST....kiddin'
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Re: A. Field & Co Knife

Postby wlf » Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:20 pm

Note of interest on A Fields.

Bill Howard showed me an old A Fields knife box that came out of the Queen factory. I don't remember the pattern or if it was discussed, Charlie might. I don't know whether it was there during Schatt and Morgan,probably. I was curious because of the A Fields farmers jack I have. Schatt and Morgan did have farmers jacks in their catalog,I have not seen an older Queen farmers jack,only the 2009's.
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Re: A. Field & Co Knife

Postby kootenay joe » Sat Apr 09, 2016 12:02 pm

wlf, when you say 'bump in the bone by the bolsters' for the German made knives, do you mean that the edge of the bone is higher than the bolster ? rather than having been shaved down to be flush with bolster ?
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Re: A. Field & Co Knife

Postby wlf » Sat Apr 09, 2016 2:18 pm

Yes Roland,it seems the first I saw of that type handle finishing were all German.They rolled the bone off very nicely. Early, it seems mostly on the small bolster end.You can see the same thing done much more crudely on the Bulldogs and such out of the Olbertz factory.

EDIT: Since my last posting of the earliest date of manufacture of the "rooster comb"; i.e. the flat bladed ,modified spey version of the farmers jacks, I have acquired a 1915-1918 stamped Camillus. The earliest known of that model.

NOTE: Koester is the German spelling for Kastor. J Koester knives were an exclusive trademark sold by the Shapleigh Hdwe.Co. and imported through Adolph Kastor & Bros. of New York.A very high quality line from Ohligs,Germany.

The A Fields construction is not the same as the earliest Camillus rooster comb, dating it a later make.
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Re: A. Field & Co Knife

Postby ronfish » Sun May 15, 2016 4:52 am

Comments welcome, acquired this at the knife show in Pigeon Forge TN this weekend. Stamped - A. Field & Co Progress - Clearly very similar to the well known Schrade "Scouts Prepare" knife.

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Re: A. Field & Co Knife

Postby 1967redrider » Tue May 17, 2016 1:29 am

That is some pretty cool looking jigged bone! 8)
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Re: A. Field & Co Knife

Postby Mason » Wed May 18, 2016 12:45 am

Many great examples shown and I sure like the etch and condition on the "Scouts Prepare" knife.

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Re: A. Field & Co Knife

Postby wlf » Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:27 am

Doing a little research,came across this thread. The A Fields I showed on the 1st page is not Schrade made ,as I have a Schrade rooster comb,and they differ.
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Re: A. Field & Co Knife

Postby Miller Bro's » Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:22 am

A box they came in :)
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Re: A. Field & Co Knife

Postby kootenay joe » Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:40 am

Levine lists Alfred Field as both a manufacturer and wholesaler. Where was their manufacturing factory ?
They sold knives manufactured in Britain, Germany & USA and used the names "Criterion" & "Progress". Can one tell country of origin by which of these names is used ? for example does "Progress" = made in USA ?
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Re: A. Field & Co Knife

Postby knife7knut » Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:38 pm

Here's an A.Field & Co Progress Prussia pearl whittler.
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Re: A. Field & Co Knife

Postby TripleF » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:32 pm

A. Field & Co. Criterion Germany ebony jack with sexy bolsters!
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Re: A. Field & Co Knife

Postby kootenay joe » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:42 pm

The official name is "Washington" bolsters i believe. Nice knife too.
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Re: A. Field & Co Knife

Postby FRJ » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:46 am

Here's a nice hawkbill I got at the flea market today. I paid $8 for this knife. It's in terrific shape.
All steel pins and liners. Maybe a Rosewood handle.
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Re: A. Field & Co Knife

Postby wlf » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:02 pm

Wow Joe,
It pays to keep your eyes open. ::tu:: ::tu::
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