Is this a Queen?

The Queen Cutlery Company has been manufacturing knives in Titusville Pennsylvania for over 100 years. The company opened its factory in 1902 and continues to produce knives in the same way now as they did in their earliest years.
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Is this a Queen?

Postby treefarmer » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:42 pm

This knife got my attention, the tang stamp is simply, Q1986. I've not had the opportunity to research how many different makers made these knives.
Am I barking up the right tree thinking this is a Queen?
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tang stamp Q1986
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a regular military style utility knife with a Q on the tang

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Re: Is this a Queen?

Postby bdev » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:01 pm

I believe it is. All of the Queen military knives like that one, that I've seen, were made in 1986.
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Re: Is this a Queen?

Postby treefarmer » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:31 pm

That's good to hear. ::tu:: Thank you, Bruno. ::handshake::
It would be nice to know how many different makers made these knives. Seems like all I remember seeing were Camillus. ::hmm::
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Re: Is this a Queen?

Postby cody6268 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:49 pm

At that time, Queen and Ontario did a lot of stuff for military contracts (TL-29 and "Demo"), as well as Queen prodcing the Ontario Old Hickory folders.

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Re: Is this a Queen?

Postby bdev » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:50 pm

treefarmer wrote:That's good to hear. ::tu:: Thank you, Bruno. ::handshake::
It would be nice to know how many different makers made these knives. Seems like all I remember seeing were Camillus. ::hmm::
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Camillus, Ulster, Imperial, Queen, Schrade, and maybe a few more.
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Re: Is this a Queen?

Postby Gunsil » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:55 pm

There's a thread about these someplace around here with all the makers listed but you have to read the whole thread since some were omitted by the original author and added later in the thread if I remember correctly. Most were by Camillus, but the first ones with carbon steel blades, brass liners and monel handles were made in 1945 by Kingston. None of these except the early ones are much good, I've worn them out in a couple years of carrying/using them. SAKs are better made in my opinion.

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Re: Is this a Queen?

Postby treefarmer » Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:12 pm

Thanks for the info, gentlemen! ::handshake::
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Re: Is this a Queen?

Postby Sasquach » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:23 pm

Has anyone heard anything about Queen re-opening? I've been watching for any indication that they will start production again but have seen nothing. Is there still a possibility that they will "restructure" and make a come-back?
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Re: Is this a Queen?

Postby Railsplitter » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:43 pm

Sasquach wrote:Has anyone heard anything about Queen re-opening? I've been watching for any indication that they will start production again but have seen nothing. Is there still a possibility that they will "restructure" and make a come-back?


I haven't heard a thing about Queen re-opening. I've seen Ryan Daniels at a couple of knife shows since Queen closed. I believe Ryan handled all the Marketing affairs at Queen but he seems to be doing his own thing now.
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Re: Is this a Queen?

Postby Sasquach » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:20 pm

Railsplitter wrote:
Sasquach wrote:Has anyone heard anything about Queen re-opening? I've been watching for any indication that they will start production again but have seen nothing. Is there still a possibility that they will "restructure" and make a come-back?


I haven't heard a thing about Queen re-opening. I've seen Ryan Daniels at a couple of knife shows since Queen closed. I believe Ryan handled all the Marketing affairs at Queen but he seems to be doing his own thing now.

Thanks for the response Rick. Does Ryan Daniels have a web site where he can be contacted? I would love to see Queen resurface and continue their legacy but I beginning to think the worst.
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Re: Is this a Queen?

Postby Railsplitter » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:34 pm

Sasquach wrote:
Railsplitter wrote:
Sasquach wrote:Has anyone heard anything about Queen re-opening? I've been watching for any indication that they will start production again but have seen nothing. Is there still a possibility that they will "restructure" and make a come-back?


I haven't heard a thing about Queen re-opening. I've seen Ryan Daniels at a couple of knife shows since Queen closed. I believe Ryan handled all the Marketing affairs at Queen but he seems to be doing his own thing now.

Thanks for the response Rick. Does Ryan Daniels have a web site where he can be contacted? I would love to see Queen resurface and continue their legacy but I beginning to think the worst.


Charlie, if so I'm not aware of it. Ryan and Cortney have an Ebay store but I'm afraid I don't know the name of it. I think it's been mentioned before somewhere on this forum but I wouldn't know how to find it. You might be able to contact Ryan through Ebay message if you could find out the name of his store.
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Re: Is this a Queen?

Postby Sasquach » Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:06 pm

Railsplitter wrote:
Sasquach wrote:
Railsplitter wrote:
I haven't heard a thing about Queen re-opening. I've seen Ryan Daniels at a couple of knife shows since Queen closed. I believe Ryan handled all the Marketing affairs at Queen but he seems to be doing his own thing now.

Thanks for the response Rick. Does Ryan Daniels have a web site where he can be contacted? I would love to see Queen resurface and continue their legacy but I beginning to think the worst.


Charlie, if so I'm not aware of it. Ryan and Cortney have an Ebay store but I'm afraid I don't know the name of it. I think it's been mentioned before somewhere on this forum but I wouldn't know how to find it. You might be able to contact Ryan through Ebay message if you could find out the name of his store.

I just did some searching after I posted my response to you. I found an email address for Ken Daniels of Queen Cutlery. Surprisingly I received an almost immediate reply. Here is what he wrote:

"Sir,
Queen Cutlery is in bankruptcy, does not look like there is going to be anyone out there, that is going to try and save it like I tried."
Ken Daniels

Needless to say, it's not what I wanted to hear. I guess there is still a faint glimmer of hope that someone will make the attempt.
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Re: Is this a Queen?

Postby Railsplitter » Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:10 pm

Wow, that was fast!
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Re: Is this a Queen?

Postby Sasquach » Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:32 pm

Railsplitter wrote:Wow, that was fast!

A fellow collector on another forum suggested that GEC needs to buy the trademark. I don't know if GEC is even interested but that scenario could be a Phoenix rising from the ashes for the Queen lovers out here.
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Re: Is this a Queen?

Postby Sasquach » Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:46 pm

I believe these Col. Coon canoes were made by Queen. Please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.
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