Remington's Cutlery Advertising and Marketing Strategies

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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Postby AREMINGTONSEDGE » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:40 pm

Ray you are correct. I believe the article was in the Oregon club newsletter where It gave indication as to how you could identify the different markings on a true Remington Nehi knife versus a counterfeit knife. Has a lot to do with the placement of the rivet, and with the bottom horizontal line on the Nehi bottle and so on...the article is there if I can find it I’ll re-posted. ::tu:: http://ibdennis.com/Nehi%200802a.pdf

My error it was an article in knife world.
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Postby Paladin » Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:15 pm

Thank you Rocky! It never occurred to me to look there. As I suspected, both mine are fakes. Ah well, such is life. :) :)

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Postby AREMINGTONSEDGE » Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:33 pm

Your welcome Ray... I’m not good at looking up past discussions and info... but I did recall this in my internet Remington stuff. Glad I could help...feels good. ::handshake:: ::tu::
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Postby espn77 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:50 pm

Glad you brought this up Ray. Probably the most produced non official Remington knife made. I only own one example and it's not a very good one. "My impression " is it's all about the bottle opener. If it sticks past the inside of the heal it's right. Flush with the heal it's not original???????

I believe mine to be original?????
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Postby Paladin » Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:59 pm

espn77 wrote:Glad you brought this up Ray. Probably the most produced non official Remington knife made. I only own one example and it's not a very good one. "My impression " is it's all about the bottle opener. If it sticks past the inside of the heal it's right. Flush with the heal it's not original???????

I believe mine to be original?????

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I believe you are correct. See how much higher the 'heel pin' on yours is placed versus mine which is set on the seam of the heel? To me that is the giveaway.

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Postby espn77 » Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:02 am

I do see that Ray. I never knew that was an indication ::shrug::

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Postby AREMINGTONSEDGE » Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:55 pm

Thought I’d share a rare advertising knife made by Remington that you don’t see much about. Remington’s R019 Leg/Boot knife. This one was made for Morris & Castle Circus. The web address below is to a fun read that mentions this show on one of the Canadian circuit tours. Morris and Castle shows also toured major fairs in the U.S. in the 1930’s as well as abroad.



https://conklinshows.com/history/storie ... mpede.html
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Postby remington collector » Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:39 pm

I'm pretty sure that's the knife we battled it out for on Ebay a few years ago. :D I believe that is the only one of those knives I've ever saw. To the victor go the spoils. ::tu::

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Postby AREMINGTONSEDGE » Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:56 am

Lol...you have a memory like an elephant! It is rare, this is the only one I’ve seen anywhere. Thanks for the look see. ::handshake::
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Postby mrwatch » Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:57 am

a Coca Cola collectors book shows a unauthorized advertising knife as a "Fantasy Knife."

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Postby AREMINGTONSEDGE » Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:08 pm

I’ve heard that, however... a fake is a fake is a fake, no matter how strong the fantasy is for it to be authentic and dreams of big money for junk! It makes me downright agitated that the so called fantasy knives, unauthorized knives, fake knives or whatever are listed and sold as a Remington because it has fake tang stamps. It’s a sham and one should not be allowed to sell one without full disclosures that it is not authentic. :x :x ::censored:: ::censored:: ::dead_horse:: ::watching_you::
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Postby espn77 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:26 am

Here is one that makes me scratch my head. It a Dupont advertisement knife before they were involved in Remington. Or before we think they were involved.
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Re: Remington's Cutlery Advertising and Marketing Strategies

Postby stockman » Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:06 pm

If you Guys have the old Knife World Publications from the past check Feb 2008. Nehi leg Knives by Dennis Ellingsen. Very good article, with pictures.

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Postby stockman » Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:21 pm

A picture from the article. Off my scanner it is really poor, but maybe you can see some.

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Re: Remington's Cutlery Advertising and Marketing Strategies

Postby Mumbleypeg » Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:17 pm

espn77 wrote:Here is one that makes me scratch my head. It a Dupont advertisement knife before they were involved in Remington. Or before we think they were involved.

Keith, maybe DuPont contracted Remington to make some advertising knives for them. ::hmm::

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