Robeson pocket knives

The first Robeson knives were imported by Millard Robeson from England and Germany exclusively. This continued from 1979 until 1896 when Robeson began manufacturing knives in the United States. Since inception, the company has gone through several reorganizations & eventually ended up as a Queen Cutlery brand.
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby kootenay joe » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:46 am

The 4 blade Sleeveboard is i think a rare pattern, by any maker. 4 blade Senators (equal end) are common but this 4 blade Sleeveboard is the only one i have ever seen.
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby RobesonsRme.com » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:14 pm

Lloyd, those two Robesons are very nice.

Robeson made that NO-RUSTAIN swing-guard hunter with a spear blade, as well. I've never seen a complete example, but own two, both with missing guards and well used.

The Wood Craft knife also was produced as a two bladed knife, the clip and the gouge or chisel.

Roland, here is another four blade sleeveboard from Robeson, though not nearly so elegant as that shown by Joe above.

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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby kootenay joe » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:47 pm

Charlie, would you agree that a 4 blade Sleeveboard is a rarely seen pattern ? or have i just failed to notice them ?
Do you know of any other USA manufacturer who made this pattern ?
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby FRJ » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:10 pm

Here's a little "Sunday" knife, for lack of a better term. 2 1/2" closed.
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby FRJ » Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:07 pm

Seems like these Robesons are falling in my lap. Things could be worse. ::smirk::
I really like these so called "Toothpicks". 5" closed.
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby kootenay joe » Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:04 pm

Joe, the pearl Robeson 'peanut' you post on previous page looks to be the same knife as a Terrier i just posted in the other Robeson thread.
Here it is again:
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby FRJ » Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:37 pm

They do appear the same. I think the Terrier is the better knife with fuller blades. Nail nicks are also much larger.
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby kootenay joe » Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:11 am

Joe, your attachment picture is ingenious. I never would have thought of such a picture composition.
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby steve99f » Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:57 am

Joe and kj those are gorgeous knives, thanks for sharing! ::tu::
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby FRJ » Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:44 am

Thanks, Steve. ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby FRJ » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:23 pm

Here's a nice little equal end pen. 3 1/16". A very well made knife.
Thanks for looking.
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby kootenay joe » Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:14 pm

Pen knives are my favorite and that is a very fine example of both the pattern and the workmanship of vintage USA knives.
You are finding all the best Robesons. Wish i knew where you are shopping !
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edit for a question: this knife has no shield. would this have been a less expensive line that those with the Pocketeze shield ?
Or were they not produced during the same time span ?

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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby royal0014 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:02 pm

Loving that beautiful bone !!
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby kootenay joe » Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:10 pm

Here is a knife that is Robeson in name only. It is a Queen made knife and has a glaring and i think unacceptable error. The picture clearly shows what i am referring to.
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby RobesonsRme.com » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:31 pm

It has a PocketEze shield, but is not easy on one's pocket.

They make "MasterCraft" shielded knives too, but do not go to the trouble or expense of installing bronze bearings on the ends of the blades.

Understandably, that would be an expensive process.

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