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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Can't seem to find out any information on the Queen Cutlery Single blade "Irish Spring" etched knife, the tang stamp should date it 73-75. Did queen name the knife, irish spring, sure looks like the irish spring brand to me? Thanks in advance for any information.
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Gotta love the seller’s description of the knife. Their “beautiful mint stag handle” would appear to be Winterbottom bone—and fake (Delrin) Winterbottom bone at that?!?
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petey20 wrote:Can't seem to find out any information on the Queen Cutlery Single blade "Irish Spring" etched knife, the tang stamp should date it 73-75. Did queen name the knife, irish spring, sure looks like the irish spring brand to me? Thanks in advance for any information.
As far as I recall, that was a promotional knife made by Queen for Irish Spring soap. I do not know the details as to how they were given out. Simil;ar to the "Prince Albert" Schrade knives.
Makes some sense - if you are old enough you can recall the Irish Spring commercials where the guy would pull out a pocketknife and cut a bar of the Irish Spring soap in half - then a closeup shot to show the special ingredients in the soap.