SHOW YOUR NEW (TO YOU) ROBESON

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: SHOW YOUR NEW (TO YOU) ROBESON

Postby Open Range-19 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:22 pm

RobesonsRme.com, I sure enjoy your postings. That previous 4-blade is a looker and an education all in one. As a kid working in a small town drug store I well remember the rows of boxed cigars and their wonderful aroma when I'd open the glass oak case to help the Gents. Other than the cedar boxes which there was always a taker for we trashed the empty cigar boxes ::dang:: ::shrug::
Didn't realize times were changing and that any body would want them.

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Postby Open Range-19 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:54 pm

Liking your website. :D

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Postby Open Range-19 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:26 pm

I want to add most folks of the day stored there odds & ends in tea, candy, cracker or tobacco tins not cardboard cigar boxes.

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Re: SHOW YOUR NEW (TO YOU) ROBESON

Postby RobesonsRme.com » Wed May 01, 2019 1:16 pm

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Thanks for the kind words and please, call me "Charlie".

As far as I know, my website no longer exists. How are you accessing it? You have a Way-Back Machine?

Those are two very nice electricians knives.

Does that pattern interest you?

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Re: SHOW YOUR NEW (TO YOU) ROBESON

Postby Open Range-19 » Wed May 01, 2019 3:21 pm

Charlie,
No time machine, searched RobesonsRme.com yesterday and viewed Gallery's I through V of outstanding examples of Robeson knives in addition to straight razors and Terriers. Oddly that page can't be found today. To the second point-yep, to a very limited extent. Found that older better brands of electrician knives are well made though basic, (were) relatively inexpensive and occasionally found in good condition without to much buyer competition.

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Postby doglegg » Wed May 01, 2019 3:39 pm

Hey Charlie, don't understand how the web works but I just viewed you site as well. ::shrug::

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Re: SHOW YOUR NEW (TO YOU) ROBESON

Postby RobesonsRme.com » Wed May 01, 2019 11:43 pm

You guys must be lucking up on archived web pages, because the hosting company inadvertently deleted my website.

I'm still paying the fees to retain my domain name and maybe I'll someday be able to recreate it.

The website can be viewed via Internet Archive Way Back Machine:

https://web.archive.org/web/20140801000 ... onsRme.com

Just click on one of the blue dotted dates.

It doesn't display properly, but it's all there if you wish to look.

And here is my circa WWII Robeson TL-29. It never had a bail.

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Re: SHOW YOUR NEW (TO YOU) ROBESON

Postby Open Range-19 » Thu May 02, 2019 4:54 am

Charlie, that rosewood of mine has a poor stamp on the 4th number as if it were stamped 3 originally but corrected to 0. Is it a pattern 222330 or 222030?

Beauty electricians knife you've posted.

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Re: SHOW YOUR NEW (TO YOU) ROBESON

Postby RobesonsRme.com » Thu May 02, 2019 1:09 pm

I have a post 1948 electricians knife with the light colored handle. I don't know if these were handled in true rosewood or something else.

The pattern number is 222030.

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Re: SHOW YOUR NEW (TO YOU) ROBESON

Postby Open Range-19 » Thu May 02, 2019 4:01 pm

::tu::
Roger that. Much obliged for pattern number.

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Postby SElliott » Wed May 08, 2019 11:59 am

New to me. Robeson 638294. Unusual nickel silver trim from bolster to bolster. Clip, Sheepfoot, and Punch.
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Postby SElliott » Wed May 08, 2019 12:01 pm

New to me. Robeson 21207 hawkbill pruner.
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Re: SHOW YOUR NEW (TO YOU) ROBESON

Postby RobesonsRme.com » Wed May 08, 2019 3:16 pm

Nice ::tu::

Notice there are no handle pins in that first knife. The bolsters and those overlapping liners held the handle slabs in place.

Bernard Levine discussed these knives in two or three successive Whut-Izzit columns in KnifeWorld several years ago.

It was a Robeson patented technique, probably designed by James Lewis.

Problem is, that particular handle material will shrink and eventually pull away from the retaining nickel-silver bolsters and liners.

Here's my example of the technique on a different knife:

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Re: SHOW YOUR NEW (TO YOU) ROBESON

Postby SElliott » Mon May 13, 2019 1:45 pm

Thanks for the education Charlie! A fine example you posted as well! Still showing etching! ::groove::

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Re: SHOW YOUR NEW (TO YOU) ROBESON

Postby Hak1911 » Wed May 15, 2019 9:09 pm

How’s this....?
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