Need help with dating this knife

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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Need help with dating this knife

Postby TwoFlowersLuggage » Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:47 am

I have a knife coming in the mail - and I took a chance on it without really knowing anything about it... ::facepalm:: Basically, I put in my bid because I thought the slanted bolster looked cool - I only bid $2 higher than the previous bid, and I'm shocked I actually won.

The picture of the pattern number isn't very clear, but it seems to start with "6234". The last two digits aren't clear enough to make out, so I will have to wait until I get it in hand.

I'm having a hard time believing that I'm reading Charlie's tang stamp notes correctly - is this knife really 1917-1939?

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This is the part where I just have to hope you guys don't laugh and say I bought a parts knife... :lol:
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Postby treefarmer » Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:11 am

Hang in there, TFL.
Mr. Noyes ought to be checkin' in sometime soon, he's the knowledgeable one on Robeson.
All I can say is great lookin' knife!
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Re: Need help with dating this knife

Postby LongBlade » Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:27 am

Hey TFL - Nice knife ::tu:: - I like it and I have the same one (and think FRJ has one as well) :lol: ... I posted the knife on this subforum awhile back so this should help - viewtopic.php?f=93&t=46456
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Postby TwoFlowersLuggage » Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:59 am

Excellent! Thanks for the link to your thread - that helped tremendously. I can't wait for it to arrive!!
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Postby RobesonsRme.com » Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:24 pm

Interesting knife with a scarce master blade tang stamp. Tom Kalcevic in Knives Can Talk! dates that stamp on a master to 1917 to 1939. And I think the pressure molded black composition handles would push the date closer to 1939 or so.

There were multiple patterns in that shape and size.

Here are a few. I included some three bladed knives as well, as most pattern would have been available as two blade serpentine jacks or three blade junior stock knives.

I suspect an appropriate pattern number for the OP knife would be 622480. That first six would have stood for bone handles, but bone was not readily available during the time of WWII. Case, Robeson and I suspect others, used rough black composition instead. Cannot speak for Case, but Robeson did not change their pattern numbers to reflect that.

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Re: Need help with dating this knife

Postby TwoFlowersLuggage » Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:38 pm

Thanks Charlie - excellent info (as usual!) ::handshake::
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Re: Need help with dating this knife

Postby doglegg » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:39 pm

Nice snag TFL. ::tu::


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