Thanks too all for the positive response all good. Tsar. Please keep an eye on my e bay store or you can contact me privately by phone, Number is on my Indian artifact website GilbertCooper.com. I am on eastern time 9 p.m. evenings is a good time to call.
Let me go to joe for a quick response. Glad to see the posts of the Cougar Creek knife, Which proves to me that this is American made Knife made on the same Dies as others. Its plain to me. I understand there are a lot of Knives made in China, OK, I get it.
Now the statement that a Sheffield Table knife never made it to an Indian, is just not true. There are hundreds of examples in Museums and in private hands that prove different. Joe just imagine, the year is 1859 The Sioux were scraping Hides with elk Antlers, So when a wagon train popped up on the prairie with momma's new Sheffield knife and fork set. lol the Sioux attacked the wagon, You think when the Wagon was attacked by the Sioux and the wagon was pillaged that the knifes were not taken and used? They used the glass bottles to make arrowheads, clothing for drops, buttons and rings for jewelry etc. You think the tableware was off limits? Now lets go forward in time a few years after the Indians were on reservations, They needed Knives, traders traded everything under the sun for whatever the Indians had. Could you imagine this joe? could there be a remote chance that an Indian had a Sheffield kitchen Knife? The Indians used wagon Spokes for clubs and anything else they could use, now that's the facts LOL
Sometimes you just cant make a negative, A positive, So at this point I am not going to try. Its all good.
Tsar, In January, 2017 , When Queen Closed its doors, [By the way One of the finest knives made in the U.S. as Queen made most Bluegrass cutlery Winchesters, Most all of the Case Classics and many others.] There were a 1500- 3,000 knives in house. Jerry I believe was the fellow running queen at the time was having to get some Stock, Knife building parts from Blue Ridge.
It is my understanding that Knives were used as collateral, Possibly even traded. These facts will come out eventually anyhow, As I am not the only person that has their knives or knows the facts and my 63 mind may distort those. lol I have about 600 Knives some with boxes, Mostly in stock knives that were acquired months after they closed their doors. I have a lot of Moore Makers, Schatt & Morgan, Tuna, Electric, Cougar Creek, Cold Steel, Queen city and a few others that were made there. All came from Blue Ridge. Let me know what you need. There were a small amount of unique pieces that they had, [some knives were never produced, I will be keeping those as I am a Collector first, dealer second] like unstamped Moore Makers, Protos etc. that generally would never make it to the public. The Bottom line is there are no more Queen made knives. After these are gone that's it. I am extremely busy and may not get right back to you but I will get back. Its farming time here in southern Ohio and the Crappie are Biting. John, its all good I appreciate your input. I am going back to watching lol. Thanks, Gil