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 FRJ » Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:22 am

Thank you Phil.
Yes, the perfect Sunday knife. ::tu::
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby bestgear » Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:02 pm

That MOP is a beauty Joe, carry her in good health my friend!
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby Duffer » Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:20 am

Just recently acquired this Robeson rare unique shield Pocket Eze Jack. Has dark chocolate brown jigged bone handles and is 3.625" closed. In very high end near mint never sharpened post factory condition. Clean inside and out with no corrosion or discoloring. It is pattern no. 623698.

Special shout-out to Charlie N. who advised and helped me evaluate this specimen prior to purchase. His input gave me the confidence to proceed with the purchase. The knife had some kind of clear coat on the blades that Charlie had seen before and thought this one might also. He was right and advised me on how to get it off. I will let Charlie elaborate more on that if he cares to. Apparently Robeson did this on some of their display knives. Anyway, it cleaned right up and the blades are near mint to mint. Thanks and much appreciated Charlie!!

I have posted a photo of the usually seen Pocket Eze shield most common and frequently encountered if you can even say Pocket Eze folders are frequently encountered especially in high grade condition ::nod:: Lloyd
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby FRJ » Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:41 am

A beautiful knife and a beautiful shield, Lloyd. ::tu::

You probably already know that Robeson called that shield a "double bomb shield", according to my Robeson book.

Congratulations on a great knife. Great of Charlie to help you.
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby RobesonsRme.com » Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:54 am

Lloyd, that came out better than I thought. ::tu:: ::woot::

We should show them the auction photos. ::nod::

Robeson used to put a clear coating on the blades of their display board knives. When encountered now, it has begun to peel or flake off and looks like rust damage. It will clean off with a little naptha or finger nail polish remover, but don't use that on celluloid handled knives unless you are really careful.

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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby RalphAlsip » Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:52 am

Lloyd, your Robeson is beautiful! ::tu:: ::tu::

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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby Quick Steel » Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:40 am

That is a fine looking acquisition. ::tu::
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby philco » Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:55 am

Lloyd, congratulations on acquiring that knife. It's a jewel. ::tu::

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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby Duffer » Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:09 am

Thank you very much Joe, Charlie, Ralph, QS and Phil--your kind comments are much appreciated!!

Joe thanks for reminding me about the double bomb shield. I had not remembered that so thank you!

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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby FRJ » Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:52 pm

Here's a little pen with Abalone shield.
Thanks for looking.
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby FRJ » Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:20 pm

.............. and I was wondering ..... does anybody know when Robeson used Abalone shields?

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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby RobesonsRme.com » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:41 am

I don't believe they did.

Your knife dates from the 1950's and 1960's. During that time, shields were glued on, not pinned. I think your shield fell off and it has been replaced with abalone.

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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby FRJ » Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:14 am

Thank you, Charlie.
So, the glue that didn't stick. There must be a lot of shields from a lot of knife makers littering the country.
Well, it's a nice little knife anyway.
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