Where Are All The Remington Knife Collectors?

The Remington Corporation and the knives that they built have influenced the U.S. cutlery industry more than nearly any other manufacturer. From the time America was settled, to the end of WWI, American knife companies struggled to compete with Britain and German imports, but events that occurred during and after the First World War led to a great change in this phenomenon. Unprecedented opportunities arose, and Remington stepped up to seize the moment. In the process, they created some of today's most prized collectables. In an ironic twist, the next World War played the greatest role in ending the company’s domination of the industry.
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Re: Where Are All The Remington Knife Collectors?

Postby 1967redrider » Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:57 pm

Lostvalley wrote:I love looking at those scout knives


I'll Second that, great looking collection. ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Where Are All The Remington Knife Collectors?

Postby espn77 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:19 pm

Thanks guys. The hunt is fun.

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Re: Where Are All The Remington Knife Collectors?

Postby JohnR » Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:37 pm

espn77 wrote:
JohnR wrote:Picked up a R6163 half Congress, just over 3 3/4", close to full blades, tight with great snap but unfortunately been cleaned.

Another great knife John ::tu::
I've been messing around with my scout knives this evening.



Thanks Keith! Great collection of Scouts, the box is awesome also, I would assume original Remington?

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Re: Where Are All The Remington Knife Collectors?

Postby espn77 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:55 pm

JohnR wrote: I would assume original Remington?

Yes sir.

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Re: Where Are All The Remington Knife Collectors?

Postby RalphAlsip » Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:08 pm

Thanks to Keith espn77 I have a couple of new Remingtons in my pile. I bought a Remington R1773 2 blade easy open jack and had it made into a single blade for EDC purposes. I was surprised to find a nice R6463 also included in the box.
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Re: Where Are All The Remington Knife Collectors?

Postby espn77 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:55 am

Great looking knives Jerry, I like what you did to the easy open knife.

I'm a shield guy, and lucky for me Remington made a bunch of different styles. But I find that I'm drawn to this style. Not sure if it's the shield I like or the fact that most are equal end. Either way I like them.
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Re: Where Are All The Remington Knife Collectors?

Postby New_Windsor_NY » Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:51 pm

I do NOT collect Remington knives. However, I do collect Camillus 72 ( how appropriate, this is page 72) variations
and this Remington R14 whittler is a variation. Now to find the variations of this variation. ::dang::
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Re: Where Are All The Remington Knife Collectors?

Postby JohnR » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:03 pm

Picked up a decent R1061 Jack, wood handles, found a price list listing as redwood but I would assume just another name for Cocobolo.
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Re: Where Are All The Remington Knife Collectors?

Postby espn77 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:08 pm

An 8 would indicate cocobolo.
Nice knife johnr

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Re: Where Are All The Remington Knife Collectors?

Postby JohnR » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:21 pm

espn77 wrote:An 8 would indicate cocobolo.
Nice knife johnr


Thanks Keith. You actually helped me learn, went and found out about the Remington numbering system and a 1 does indicate redwood, does say it was mainly used on work knives so I guess it may be unusual on a jack.

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Re: Where Are All The Remington Knife Collectors?

Postby espn77 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:05 am

JohnR wrote:Thanks Keith. You actually helped me learn, went and found out about the Remington numbering system and a 1 does indicate redwood, does say it was mainly used on work knives so I guess it may be unusual on a jack.

This will get you good and confused. These are the two other knives of the pattern number. A R1062 and a R1063. And you can see the R1063 is different I've seen this before in other patterns. I'm sure they made the R1063 with two bolsters but I dont have an example.
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Re: Where Are All The Remington Knife Collectors?

Postby pearlroosterman » Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:36 pm

Keith, very nice jacks, especially the R1063.
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Re: Where Are All The Remington Knife Collectors?

Postby espn77 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:10 pm

Here is an interesting knife to me. The factory is a German factory. Quickpoint is stamped on the tang of the pen blade. I've seen many advertising knives with that stamp. Quickpoint was a company that would personalize stuff for your business back in the day. It's odd to me that a German company would contract an American company for knives, unless they were buying other advertising stuff from quickpoint. I found a herders knife exactly the same online.
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Re: Where Are All The Remington Knife Collectors?

Postby New_Windsor_NY » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:04 pm

Today I received this mint condition, swelled center, 3-blade, Remington whittler pocket knife.
No pattern # stamped or etched on the tang. But, per the seller, it is pattern # RE18293.
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Re: Where Are All The Remington Knife Collectors?

Postby Remumc » Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:16 am

JohnR wrote:
espn77 wrote:An 8 would indicate cocobolo.
Nice knife johnr


Thanks Keith. You actually helped me learn, went and found out about the Remington numbering system and a 1 does indicate redwood, does say it was mainly used on work knives so I guess it may be unusual on a jack.

The handles often appear to be something like rosewood or another reddish hardwood. Always seemed odd to me to see it listed as Redwood and not red wood? When I see Redwood I think of the coastal Redwoods of California and that wood is soft and plain and not suitable for knife scales.


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