Ivory celluloid

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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Ivory celluloid

Post by Waukonda » Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:32 pm

I normally steer clear of celluloid, but was drawn to this knife earlier in the year. I become more enamored with it as time goes on. In addition to the fact that it is a Robeson, 'nuf said there, I just think the red Pocket Eze shield on this handle material is particularly striking.
I would definitely like to see other examples of Robeson celluloid posted here, this is my one and only. Thanks!
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Re: Ivory celluloid

Post by edge213 » Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:35 pm

That's a great looking knife.
You should be safe. That type of celluloid typically doesn't outgas.
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Re: Ivory celluloid

Post by Old Folder » Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:22 pm

Nice Robeson Ike ::nod::
I agree with David above.
I have many stable "celluloid" knives, unfortunately, none that have the historic Robeson mark.
The shield really makes it stand out. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Ivory celluloid

Post by herbva » Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:02 pm

Beautiful Robeson! I agree with the other posts, I have never seen that type of celluloid "outgas", but rather it only seems to shrink a little which can be seen on the ends. I have a bunch of Camillus 23's with the same "French Linen" or "French Ivory" celluloid and none of them have completely outgassed. With that said, I would still keep an eye on it.
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Re: Ivory celluloid

Post by RobesonsRme.com » Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:48 pm

I have had one Robeson ivoroid handled knife to outgas, so, yes, keep an eye on it.

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Re: Ivory celluloid

Post by FRJ » Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:02 pm

A nice clean and very good looking knife, Ike.

Here are three Robeson knives with different covers. Not sure about celluloid.
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Re: Ivory celluloid

Post by Waukonda » Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:08 pm

Thanks Charlie, good info.
Thank you as well Joe, for the nice pics.
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