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HENRY SEARS GERMANY HALF WHITTLER

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:55 pm
by olderdogs1
This Henry Sears Germany buffalo horn half whittler is just marked HENRY SEARS Co GERMANY. Anyone know when it was made. All replies appreciated.

Tom

Re: HENRY SEARS GERMANY HALF WHITTLER

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:11 pm
by carrmillus
..know nothing about them but I LIKE it!!!!!........... ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ................

Re: HENRY SEARS GERMANY HALF WHITTLER

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:53 pm
by bdev
Henry Sears & Co = 1865-78
Henry Sears & Son = 1878-1959

By the looks of that knife, I'd believe it was made in the 1950's. Looks too new to be circa 1878.

Re: HENRY SEARS GERMANY HALF WHITTLER

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:01 pm
by RevolverGuy
Have no idea on year, but have to say that is really beautiful horn coloration on that knife.

Re: HENRY SEARS GERMANY HALF WHITTLER

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:33 pm
by Mumbleypeg
Nice pen knife. I agree it looks too recent to be from the 1800s.

Ken

Re: HENRY SEARS GERMANY HALF WHITTLER

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:28 am
by Berryb
According to my C.H. Price, price guide, 14th ed. Henry Sears and son was bought in 1887 by Farwell, Ozmun,& Kirk. From 1897 to 1959 they used the"1865" stamping. The knives using that stamping "were made under contract by several prominent cutlery manufacturers." Thanks
Bruce

Re: HENRY SEARS GERMANY HALF WHITTLER

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:23 am
by kootenay joe
The handles look similar to numerous C.F.Kasyer sample knives i had (until recently). All these knives were from well before WW II. I think most of the sample knives dated 1880's to ~ 1920's. Based on look of this horn this knife could have been made in 1920's and maybe earlier.
The 'knife handle merchants' in Solingen sold the same handle materials to most of the great many Solingen knife manufacturers.
Remember age and condition are different 'aspects' of a knife. Condition says little about age.
kj

Re: HENRY SEARS GERMANY HALF WHITTLER

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:48 pm
by olderdogs1
Thanks to everyone that has replied so far.
Tom

Re: HENRY SEARS GERMANY HALF WHITTLER

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:34 am
by kootenay joe
But you are not that much further ahead with dating this knife as we have a range from 1920's to 1950's. However this is typical of German knives. The manufacturers would make the identical knife for decades until it got discontinued. They did not make any slight design changes or change in tang markings so you usually can only date within a fairly long time span.
kj