Hated To See This One Go

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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Hated To See This One Go

Postby RobesonsRme.com » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:33 am

Sold this knife Friday morning in Lexington.

Really hated to see her go.

Happy customer, though.

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Re: Hated To See This One Go

Postby doglegg » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:38 am

I bet someone did not mind spending the money on that one. That one was like new. Probably some happy camper showing his buddies what he just got. You :( ,the buyer ::ds:: Always nice to make someone else happy. ::tu:: ::tu::

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Re: Hated To See This One Go

Postby FRJ » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:49 am

A beautiful knife with an apparent history.
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Re: Hated To See This One Go

Postby Duffer » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:52 am

Charlie I bet you were sorry to see that one leave your grasp :shock: There can’t be many of those around and none in that fine (mint) condition and with that provenance! Hope you got a good price for it ::nod::
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Re: Hated To See This One Go

Postby RobesonsRme.com » Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:46 am

The knife was bought at an estate sale in Southern California and subsequently placed on Ebay. It was in the box when found. The box was addressed to a Mr. Ray Murchison at the United States Naval Training Station in San Diego, California. The return address was Paramount Pictures.

I suspect Ray Murchison was a Paramount employee who enlisted early in WWII and his friends sent him the knife as a gift. Evidently, he didn't carry the knife to war, but left it home where it remained until that estate sale.

I have Googled every conceivable combination of keywords trying to discover something about the man, Evidently, he survived the war as he's not on any published casualty lists. I don't think he returned to work at Paramount. I found nothing.

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Re: Hated To See This One Go

Postby woodwalker » Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:16 am

Beautiful knife Charlie! I bet it was very hard to let go! Hope a Terrier comes your way you like just as much! :) Good to see your picture and your Terrier collection on the Lexington knife show thread! Beautiful collection. I hope many more come your way!! :)


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