C Platts & Sons Elephant Toe Knife

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C Platts & Sons Elephant Toe Knife

Post by HillbillyLogic » Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:01 am

Hi everyone. I'm new to this forum and don't know if this is the correct place to put this so, I'm sorry if it's in the wrong place. I was recently cleaning out a closet at my grandfather's house after his passing and came across a few knives. Knowing NOTHING about older, antique knives, I've been searching the internet in an attempt to find out anything I can about them. I've been able to find exactly on Ebay link to a knife that looks very similar to these, but not much else. Any information that anyone could provide would be greatly appreciated. Pictures posted below. Thanks in advance for any help provided!!
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Re: C Platts & Sons Elephant Toe Knife

Post by galvanic1882 » Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:27 am

Very rare knives you have there and worth some good money.

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Post by Paladin » Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:32 am

galvanic1882 wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:27 am
Very rare knives you have there and worth some good money.
Amen, brother! :shock:
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Post by btrwtr » Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:53 am

Awesome knives that date to the turn of the century. Quite valuable and they look to be in excellent condition. Can you tell us exactly how the blades are stamped?
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Re: C Platts & Sons Elephant Toe Knife

Post by Doc B » Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:02 pm

Very nice! Welcome to AAPK!
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Re: C Platts & Sons Elephant Toe Knife

Post by HillbillyLogic » Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:19 pm

Thank you all for the replies and information. It’s much appreciated.

I’m really not sure exactly what you’re asking about how the blade is stamped.

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Re: C Platts & Sons Elephant Toe Knife

Post by 1967redrider » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:26 pm

::oh_my:: ::oh_my:: WOW!!! Those are doubly shocking gorgeous!!!
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Re: C Platts & Sons Elephant Toe Knife

Post by peanut740 » Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:24 am

Platts Jumbo swellcenter elephant toenail pattern.The bone handled one appears to be missing it's pen blade.They made a single blade model,but it was an esay opener. ::tu::I would be interested if you have a mind to sell them.
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Re: C Platts & Sons Elephant Toe Knife

Post by stockman » Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:46 am

That’s nice stuff. I also think the one is missing its secondary blade. Harold

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Re: C Platts & Sons Elephant Toe Knife

Post by jwwood » Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:47 am

Nice old knives!! A lot of knife history there. ::hmm::

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Re: C Platts & Sons Elephant Toe Knife

Post by mcrunkin » Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:03 pm

Both knives were produced between 1900 and 1905 after the passing of Charles Platts the founder of the co. The late Scott King had huge knowledge of these particular knives and a fine website as well. Here is a link to the site, I am not sure which links will work or not. I have spoken to Scott and he had a wealth of knowledge on these knives. I believe several years ago he sold the entire collection to support his children through college.

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Post by peanut740 » Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:44 pm

Scott passed away a few years ago.

P.S..Sorry,you did say late,my mistake.I knew Scott well,met up with him at several different shows and at the Case celebrations a couple times.He did the auctions there.
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Re: C Platts & Sons Elephant Toe Knife

Post by GSPTOPDOG » Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:33 am

:shock: WOW!! :shock: One of my favorite patterns/style/types of folders is the Elephant Toe Knife and these babies look amazing! ::tu:: Welcome to the forum, you found a hell'ava great way to get started. ::nod::

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Re: C Platts & Sons Elephant Toe Knife

Post by 1967redrider » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:11 pm

HillbillyLogic wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:19 pm
Thank you all for the replies and information. It’s much appreciated.

I’m really not sure exactly what you’re asking about how the blade is stamped.

I forgot to include, ::welcome:: to AAPK!
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Re: C Platts & Sons Elephant Toe Knife

Post by HillbillyLogic » Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:16 pm

I've been traveling for work and haven't been able to check back in on this thread. The screen is WAY too small to try to read on my phone. :lol: :lol: :lol: To answer a couple of the questions: My wife found these in a box of stuff that belonged to her father. He passed away 2 years ago. She was really close to him so all his stuff sat in the basement until about a month or 2 ago when she decided to go through it. These were the only 2 things down there we couldn't find any information about. When I searched for it, all I could find was a bunch of Case stuff. After reading some of the comments, I see why now.

I saw that somebody asked how it is stamped? I am guess they're asking how the name is stamped in the blade? If so, it looks machine stamped to me. It's pretty deep in the metal. If that question is referring to something else, I apologize.

Again, thanks to you all for the information. You have been extremely helpful.

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