Remington's RH Pattern Fixed Blade Knives

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: Remington's RH Pattern Fixed Blade Knives

Postby pearlroosterman » Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:00 pm

Jim, you without a doubt have the highest quality Remington collection around. Well done my friend. John
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Re: Remington's RH Pattern Fixed Blade Knives

Postby RalphAlsip » Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:43 pm

Lostvalley, your RH display board and knives are fantastic. ::tu::

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Re: Remington's RH Pattern Fixed Blade Knives

Postby Lostvalley » Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:21 pm

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Another of my rh counter displays.

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Re: Remington's RH Pattern Fixed Blade Knives

Postby espn77 » Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:39 pm

Jim, can you give me a little info on the totem pole knife? Is it a RH-71? I've never seen that knife before. Very rare. Thanks for showing us

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Postby Lostvalley » Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:07 am

Keith. Sent you tex message on the 71

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Postby Lostvalley » Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:08 am

Keith. Sent you tex message on the 71

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Re: Remington's RH Pattern Fixed Blade Knives

Postby LongBlade » Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:40 pm

Cool pickup from a friend who has a nearby antique shop which was at a gift price 8) .. We're good friends and I've helped him on several occasions research out some old items for dating, info etc ... Anyway this knife picked up my spirits yesterday :D

Remington RH4 Outers knife (I would assume a perfect size for a boys first sheath knife :)... This is one sweet small knife imo ::nod:: - Despite the tarnish on the blade (and I wonder if it was unfortunately left in the sheath for many years ) when you hold it in the direct light you see the original polish and not much tarnish - (Just as an aside - If I used direct light the tarnish is hardly noticeable and the blade would appear clean in the photo BUT I use a light box where what you see is what you get with dispersed light.. I much prefer the light box for overall knife photos) ... Anyway beautiful bone in my eyes and the blade appears to be very full with very crisp stamps... The sheath is not marked Remington UMC and I imagine Remington marked all their sheaths - so I am assuming the sheath is not original to the knife fits though it fits perfectly. I know many companies copied the Outer knife and I am sure many sheaths were available ... I wonder if anybody could recognize the sheath make based on studs and the pattern on the handle strap?

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Re: Remington's RH Pattern Fixed Blade Knives

Postby Quick Steel » Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:17 pm

Lee, I am not knowledgeable about Remingtons and my thought may be heretical to many. However, that blade and handle are in such good condition, other than the appearance of the blade, that if it were mine to either use or give as a gift I would put a forced patina on the blade.
I think it would look great.
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Postby steve99f » Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:38 pm

Lee, that bone is fantastic! Did Remington use Rodgers bone?
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Re: Remington's RH Pattern Fixed Blade Knives

Postby LongBlade » Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:54 pm

Quick Steel wrote:Lee, I am not knowledgeable about Remingtons and my thought may be heretical to many. However, that blade and handle are in such good condition, other than the appearance of the blade, that if it were mine to either use or give as a gift I would put a forced patina on the blade.
I think it would look great.


Thanks QS ::handshake:: ... I indeed respect your opinion and as you know the views of many here on collecting etc differ to some extent. To me this is not a knife to use given the condition and despite the tarnish I will hold it in storage, display etc (fits very well with what I have and like to add)... but that is me. I wouldn’t force a patina on an old knife - I wouldn’t force a patina on my EDCs which though traditional in style are made by contemporary makers - I like patina earned from use. But given that I understand why you would do it on this Remington as the patina would blend with the tarnish - just not my thing.

I’m probably digressing here but I do little to my old knives other than very gentle cleaning of the handle, pivots or inside liners of dirt, oiling a pivot or of course getting rid of any active rust spots - occasionally I Ren Wax the blades pending my mood but always wipe with a chamois before putting them away... old knives trip my trigger as a part of history and I think of myself as more of a caretaker - maybe a curator in a sense ::shrug:: . Making old knives shiny is not my thing but I know many clean metal be it bolsters or blades but I can’t say that is right or wrong as all address this differently and the knife police won’t be knocking at your door :lol: - and than sometimes I wonder if there is a middle ground between doing a minimal amount vs more aggressive cleaning that would make me comfortable ::hmm:: ... just not sure of that to date...
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Re: Remington's RH Pattern Fixed Blade Knives

Postby LongBlade » Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:04 am

steve99f wrote:Lee, that bone is fantastic! Did Remington use Rodgers bone?


Thanks Steve ::handshake:: ... the bone really is nice and indeed has nice jigging and color - Remington didn’t hold back on quality even on this small knife... if I had to guess I would say Rogers bone and though I like Remingtons I am not an expert like many fine members on this subforum - may be some one would come along who knows...
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Re: Remington's RH Pattern Fixed Blade Knives

Postby Quick Steel » Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:06 am

I completely understand your viewpoint. And I think most of our members will share your view. I have only forced a patina on one knife that I recall because I found the blade just plain ugly and I wanted to carry and use it. I was pleased with the result. I do think your handle and blade have a lot going for them.
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Re: Remington's RH Pattern Fixed Blade Knives

Postby espn77 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:36 pm

Good looking knife Lee, blade looks awfully full from my view. Glad to hear your not going to add more patina to the blade. That Roger's bone is also appealing to me. I'd say all of Remington bone knives carry Rogers bone. Great example ::tu::

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Re: Remington's RH Pattern Fixed Blade Knives

Postby LongBlade » Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:12 pm

Thanks Keith ::handshake:: ... and thanks for clarifying the Rogers bone ::tu:: ... this example is a keeper in my book and not a user so no worries about adding more patina :) ...
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Re: Remington's RH Pattern Fixed Blade Knives

Postby Jacknifeben » Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:48 am

I don,t want my knives all shined unless it is original. Here is an old knife stamped JACK KNIFE BEN CHICAGO on the front of all three blades and UNION STOCK YARDS on the back. Blades are a little pitted and the bone is bleached out but I would never do anything but oil the plots. Bet this knife was made by NAPANOCH about a hundred and 20 years ago.
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