Bone-handled gunstock jack - Lion Cutlery co.

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Re: Bone-handled gunstock jack - Lion Cutlery co.

Postby knife7knut » Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:12 am

kootenay joe wrote:Yes to the reclining lion but i have never seen it with "Lion Cutlery", only with "Lutters" a well known Solingen cutlery manufacturer. I will be back at knife home in a few days and then will check in Anthony Carter's book for mention of "Lion Cutlery" in description of Lutters.
My apology for stating you were mistaken. Have you seen other knives with the same markings ?
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No apology necessary Roland. Here is another Vom Cleff knife with the same markings.It is a whittler with one blade snapped off and the other tipped. I've had it for many years and bought it because I liked the stag handles. Unusual for a whittler.
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Re: Bone-handled gunstock jack - Lion Cutlery co.

Postby btrwtr » Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:17 pm

I've seen a few knives like the Lion O.P. that were smooth bone and low quality. I'd say the smooth bone handles on the O.P. and Roland's knife are original. Doesn't make sense to do all the work to re-handle, pin and fit a shield only to leave the handles short of the bolsters. Anyone that could do this work as a repair would do better. These knives were low cost imports and for me that explains the poor handle fit.
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Re: Bone-handled gunstock jack - Lion Cutlery co.

Postby mopbucket » Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:12 am

Thanks to all of you for the feedback. I love this knife and its wonderful to know more about it. ::groove::

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Re: Bone-handled gunstock jack - Lion Cutlery co.

Postby kootenay joe » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:56 am

Carter's book "German Knife and Sword Makers" gives "Lion Cutlery", registered in 1905, as one of the markings used by C. Lutters & Co. The more often seen marking is "C. Lutters & Co." over reclining lion trademark with "Lowenwerk/Solingen" underneath.
Although not stated, i think "Lion Cutlery" was the marking used for export knives as it is in English, not German. Most of the knives i have seen with "C. Lutters & Co." have been 'upscale' knives, precise & beautiful.
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Re: Bone-handled gunstock jack - Lion Cutlery co.

Postby mopbucket » Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:36 am

kootenay joe wrote:Carter's book "German Knife and Sword Makers" gives "Lion Cutlery", registered in 1905, as one of the markings used by C. Lutters & Co. The more often seen marking is "C. Lutters & Co." over reclining lion trademark with "Lowenwerk/Solingen" underneath.
Although not stated, i think "Lion Cutlery" was the marking used for export knives as it is in English, not German. Most of the knives i have seen with "C. Lutters & Co." have been 'upscale' knives, precise & beautiful.
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That would make sense they’d have a line of export knives with English branding. I’m pretty happy with this knife. I’ll have to dig around and see what I can find about C. Lutters & Co. - seems to be an older manufacturer? Thanks KJ! ::tu::

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Re: Bone-handled gunstock jack - Lion Cutlery co.

Postby kootenay joe » Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:00 am

Quote: " seems to be an older manufacturer?"
Yes, founded by Carl Lutters in 1840, C. Lutters & Co. became one of the largest Solingen cutlery manufacturers. By 1920 they specialized in high quality folding pocket knives.
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