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Re: wirejacks

Postby ozzie marie » Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:09 pm

oregon,

I don't have the Brass Hawkbill but I did see one with Dynamite Fuse Advertisement on it at a Gun Show. The knife was Mint and the seller wanted $250.00 ::teary_eyes::

Here are a few more from my collection that you don't see everyday, Early Chow Kit & Boker ::nod::

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Re: wirejacks

Postby oregon » Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:22 pm

Ohhhhhh, now that is something to see. The early, two-piece, Scout Chow Kit. Was the guard in the knife's handle painted? Who needs a spoon anyway. Wow. Thank you kindly for the photos.

The tang stamp on the Boker Hawksbill is quite sharp and easy to read. Boker bought Geo Schrade Co. in 1956 and it was run by Theodore Schrade. In 1958 the business ended when switchblades were legislated to be illegal.

Here is a Boker USA Wire Jack. The tang etch is all but invisible. I believe that acid was used to do the etch and not a stamp from a die:

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Re: wirejacks

Postby Phin Spencer » Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:15 pm

Hi all....... Have any of you seen a 2 bladed wire jack? I have 1 I got
a while back. I can not find it in the George Schrade book, I don't
know if it is legit or not both blades are marked wire jack over pat.
over 9-21-26.
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Re: wirejacks

Postby IMBand » Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:17 pm

Excellent knife there Phin......COOL!! ::nod::

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Re: wirejacks

Postby oregon » Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:12 pm

Phin Spencer wrote:Hi all....... Have any of you seen a 2 bladed wire jack? I have 1 I got
a while back. I can not find it in the George Schrade book, I don't
know if it is legit or not both blades are marked wire jack over pat.
over 9-21-26.


Excellent Wire Jack. Unique in my experience. Thank you for posting the photos. The blades must rotate within a larger-than-usual channel cut into the end of the wire handle. I would love to see that close-up. The pivot pin would have to be longer, of course. If you have another Wire Jack you could compare how both pivot pins are set (folded over on the ends) and how the channels are cut in which the blades rotate. Are they similar or different is the question you want to answer.

The 9-21-26 pat date is a George Schrade patent date and not his son's (George passed away in 1940).

Is the knife the same size as the Scout Wire Jacks, about 3 inches closed?

Glen has the most extensive collection of these gems. His contact info can be found on his site. Just Google "guycard" and you are there (I hesitate to put his email here for privacy/spam reasons unrelated to your question, sorry for the bother). He is a terrific fellow and has been a tremendous help to me. Thank you kindly Glen. He very well may have seen multi-bladed Wire Jacks, or even have some, like yours. If you give him a ping please let us know what you find out.

I've double checked and I don't have any Wire Jacks with the 1926 pat. stamp so I can't give you a photo of the pin or channel cut, unfortunately. I'd like to acquire one with that pat. date.

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Re: wirejacks

Postby oregon » Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:27 pm

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I attented the Annual Kershaw Factory sale and bot this bamboo display box, $10, and figured it would be cool to put the Geo Schrade Wire Jacks on the red carpet where they belong (lucky me, I also bot a ZT 561 brown elmax Hinderer collaboration flipper, $100).

They look comfy. Lonesome for a large spearpoint Geo Schrade Wire Jack, but comfy on the velvet. :D

Thank you for looking.

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Re: wirejacks

Postby Phin Spencer » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:01 pm

Hello all...... Oregon took some more pictures with the regular '26 spear cap lifter
and my 2 blade '26. Both have rounded hinge pins as does your Boker, the size is
3 3/13 for the regular, and 3 1/4 for the 2 blade. The difference in size is caused
by the spacer between the blades. BTW love that wire jack ax!
Will contact Glen soon.
Thanks
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Re: wirejacks

Postby charlestooterpie » Wed May 24, 2017 12:59 pm

Any idea on value?
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Re: wirejacks

Postby jerryd6818 » Wed May 24, 2017 2:34 pm

Bought mine from Mike Spoors at the Badger show in Janesville WI last year for $25.
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Re: wirejacks

Postby oregon » Sun May 26, 2019 5:21 pm

http://collectors-of-schrades-r.us/arti ... 20Jack.pdf

This is a working PDF of Glen Davis’ Wire Jack piece archived on a Schrade collector site.

I’ve screen printed all pages so if this PDF fails to work for you ping me.

If you know the disposition of my hero Glen Davis please ping me and/or post something. Thank you.

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Re: wirejacks

Postby New_Windsor_NY » Sun May 26, 2019 7:14 pm

oregon wrote:http://collectors-of-schrades-r.us/articles/The%20Mighty%20Wire%20Jack.pdf

This is a working PDF of Glen Davis’ Wire Jack piece archived on a Schrade collector site.

I’ve screen printed all pages so if this PDF fails to work for you ping me.

If you know the disposition of my hero Glen Davis please ping me and/or post something. Thank you.



Thank you. Very informative. I had no idea there were so many tang stamp variations.
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Re: wirejacks

Postby joeradza » Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:44 pm

This is my first post on AAPK as I'm active on another forum and some Facebook groups. Almost everything I know about Schrade wire jacks I've learned here. This is my collection of a knife I consider a custom knife as to its design and manufacturing techniques.

From what I know I'm missing the large hawkbill (possible) and the copper blade and the axe (unicorns). The two small hawkbills are the Schrade and a Boker. There are the Boy and Girl Scout mess kits. The Boy Scout has the original box which as you can see sold for $2 at J.C. Penney. All the forks are mismarked with the patent date of 1/72/42 as is common. One thing I did notice is my large clip point, which is like new, doesn't have the rough ridges that I normally see on the large patterns.
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Re: wirejacks

Postby New_Windsor_NY » Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:58 pm

That is a VERY nice collection. The only "odd" wire jack I have is a yellow handled one. It is an advertising knife for Gold Medal Crackers (last 5 pictures). I couldn't find ANY info on it. I think it may have been a sales sample. I obtained the wire handle hawkbill yesterday (1st 4 pics). The pictures of the hawkbill are the ones the seller posted. ::tu::
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Re: wirejacks

Postby New_Windsor_NY » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:34 pm

Well my hawkbill wire handle pocket knife arrived today. I gave it a very gentle cleaning and I got quite an unexpected surprise.
First, here is the way the seller described the knife: "Schrade Wire Jack Knife Hawksbill Pocket Knife Vintage Rare Antique PAT 9-21-28. Condition is used, what you see is what you get. Thank you for stopping by and happy bidding, please check out my other items." The seller's pictures of the knife are in the previous post (above) by me. After the cleaning, I discovered that there were etchings on each side of the blade. On one side it says, ATLAS BISON (over) BOARD PRODUCTS with a figure holding a board with a globe on top of it between the wording. The other side of the blade says CENTRAL FIBRE PRODUCTS CO. (over) INCORPORATED. Both are barely legible, but can be read with a magnifying glass. I did manage to get some of both to show up in the pictures. This makes a most welcome addition to my wire handle knives. BRIDGEPORT being spelled out on the tang stamp was a bonus also.
CLICK THE PICTURES TO ENLARGE. :D ::tu:: ::ds::
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Re: wirejacks

Postby New_Windsor_NY » Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:59 am

I literally just won this knife. Another Geo Schrade wire handle Hawkbill Pruner. Looks to be in rough condition, but might clean up nice. The pictures are the seller's. I will post my pictures when I receive and clean the knife.
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