Radio Special

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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Radio Special

Postby britishink » Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:26 pm

Hello to all and I must say a huge thank you because if it wasn't for this forum I would not know that I have a Radio Special 632800.
It's such a strange looking thing and now I know why...
Robeson 632800 Radio Special.jpg
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The James Street Parlour
Syracuse, NY

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Re: Radio Special

Postby Mumbleypeg » Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:47 pm

Welcome to AAPK! That is an unusual beast. Nice find!

Stop by the New Member Introductions thread and tell us a little about yourself.
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Re: Radio Special

Postby RobesonsRme.com » Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:38 pm

Welcome to AAPK!!

That's a very rare knife. In all my years of collecting Robeson knives, I have never had the opportunity to purchase that pattern.

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Re: Radio Special

Postby britishink » Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:41 pm

Thank you Ken, I posted an introduction.
Thank you Charlie, I did not realize how rare it was ...
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Re: Radio Special

Postby cody6268 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:56 pm

Nice knife! Almost 100 years ago, they knew how to put a wrench in a proper place and make it workable. I've seen the guts of those old tube radios, and that long wrench will get in there well. The Swiss decided to do that some 70 years after they did, but put it in the middle of the knife, and the tool is so short, you couldn't possibly get it to turn normal sized bolts and nuts. Especially odd they didn't use the Robeson design for the wrench when they almost exactly copied Valley Forge's design for their knife with pliers. It's why I like collecting these old multitools--many of them would have features and designs that wouldn't become mainstream until the New Millennium.

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Re: Radio Special

Postby edge213 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:29 am

I had a chance to buy one last year for $325. I did not get it :(
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