Robeson pocket knives

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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Robeson pocket knives

Postby sunburst » Fri Mar 10, 2006 12:03 am

Well here is the start of my new affliction oops I mean addiction... :wink:
Ah heck you know what I mean....

Robeson Shuredge(script) 1922-40 Pocket Eze Cigar
Robeson Pocket Eze 1922-40 Bone Jack
Robeson 1922-40 Mastercraft bone
Robeson Shuredge Redbone Queen Cutlery Co 1994 Trapper



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Postby remington collector » Fri Mar 10, 2006 12:46 am

Very nice, Robesons are a high quality knife. And are becoming more popular with collectors. I've got one that the "shield" has been impressed in the handle, I read that is was done in order to conserve metal during the war.

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Postby sunburst » Fri Mar 10, 2006 1:00 am

Thanks remington collector, I have been looking for a nice well made knife made in the USA that has history along with quality and Robeson caught my eye.

They seem to be a little off the radar from most folks looking for knives and that makes them more affordable than most other collector pocket knives. I just ordered a book that I hope will answer a lot of questions I have about Robeson, here is the link to the site, lower bottom of the page:

http://showcase-collectibles.com/royalr ... index.html

If you get a chance please share a picture of your knife with the impressed handle...

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Postby PA Knives » Fri Mar 10, 2006 1:24 am

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Postby wt3l » Fri Mar 10, 2006 2:33 am

Hey There Sunburts,

Way to go!!!! I was beginning to think I was the only one that liked the new Robeson's. I have several. I just purchased a green split-back whittler from SMKW. I wanted to have a nice user at work. I found an older Robeson at a flea market last year. But I really like the fit & finish of the new retro knives they are putting out. I think they are being made by Queen steel Cutlery of Tittusville, Pa. My next quest is for blue bone pin-feathered jigging. I have a baby Doc in that handle and it is to die for. Not really die...but it is a very nice pattern for a handle. Robeson's Master Craft is their top-of-the-line stuff...I think, the Sure-Edge are next. Either one is a great piece. later wt3l :)

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Postby steve » Fri Mar 10, 2006 3:26 am

great looking knives! ive thought about getting a robeson stag canoe to add to the stag part of my canoe collection. they look like they are well made knives. i saw a couple on ebay that i thought about but didnt know if they were genuine stag or bone stag. maybe one day ill find out...lol.

anyway, great knives!
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Postby longbeachbum » Sat Mar 18, 2006 9:31 pm

I've acquired three of the new Robeson Railsplitter pattern knives. I have the antique green bone, crimson bone, and caramel bone. The only one I dont have is the buffalo horn and I'm not sure if I want that one. I might as well get it and have a complete set I guess.

I've found these knives are VERY similar if not identical to Schatt & Morgan in terms of beauty and quality. They're not serial numbered which is the only real difference I've found with the S&M Railsplitters, which are. They are a steal considering you can routinely find them for $60 and under, while the S&M Railsplitter will set you back at least $75. I'm guessing they will be comparably collectable, but even if not I think it's an excellent buy in the $50 - $60 price range.

SMKW sells them for $89 which is more than I'd be willing to pay.

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Postby sunburst » Fri Mar 31, 2006 10:56 pm

Come to Poppa my little sweet... :mrgreen:

Here is something I just purchased from ebay and now have to wait for the postman to deliver...

It's a 1910-1916 Terrier #236722 2 blade pen knife with pearl handles. Terrier was also manufactured by Robeson but with Terrier/Cutlery/Rochester N.Y. tang marks. The Terrier was made alongside Robeson's in the Perry plant from 1910 to 1916. Also the Terrier knife has a dog's head tang mark on the back of the master blade and the pattern number stamped on the back of the secondary blade.

These knives are pretty rare and anything in good shape is a major catch. We shall see how it really looks in a week or two once I get it here, I will share close up pics with all tang marks from this brand for future reference if anyone is interested.

Just because I am excited I am also including two other Robeson purchases I am waiting for in the mail, one is a Robeson vintage scout knife and the other a new Robeson Blue Bone Mastercraft with pin-feathered jigging.

Sorry for the poor photo quality, I will take my own photos once I receive them...And thanks for looking :)


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Postby PA Knives » Mon Apr 03, 2006 11:29 am

HEY,

I just bought an old robeson shur edge, pearl handles, lobster. One blade broken but a real unusual pattern. Anyone interested, let me know. Always looking to trade.
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Postby remington collector » Mon Apr 03, 2006 8:06 pm

I think I have a Robeson pearl lobster with a broken blade. How much do you want for yours? And which blade is broken?

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Postby sunburst » Mon Apr 03, 2006 8:31 pm

Hey pa,

I am not real big on lobster knives but I do have a fondness for old Robeson shuredge's :D would you mind posting a picture so we can see this knife??

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OOPS!

Postby PA Knives » Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:03 am

Sorry, wrong company. This is an OLD Walden Knife Co. One blade is broken off at the tang and is not visible in this photo. Pearl is damaged on both sides. I just liked it and thought some one else may also. Let me know if you are.
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I do have a Robeson

Postby PA Knives » Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:29 am

I found the Robeson. It is Pearl and a whittler. I see a small crack near the front rivet and the main blade is broken off at the tip. this a suredge. I also see that one of the smaller blades isn't lining up with the spring correctly and is wearing the pivot on the blade. A trip to the doctor would correct this and provide a great knife for a collector. I will post a photo if anyone is interested. I am looking to trade for Pa stuff if at all possible. :wink:
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Postby sunburst » Tue Apr 11, 2006 2:36 am

Here are a couple pics of the Terrier knife I bought on Ebay, the quality of the pics are not too great but the knife quality is excellent. I am happy to have picked this little pearl knife up and if anyone see's one or has one to trade please let me know....They are very hard to find ::paranoid::

Once again this is a 1910-1916 Terrier #236722 2 blade pen knife with pearl handles. Terrier was also manufactured by Robeson but with Terrier/Cutlery/Rochester N.Y. tang marks. The Terrier was made alongside Robeson's in the Perry plant from 1910 to 1916. Also the Terrier knife has a dog's head tang mark on the back of the master blade and the pattern number stamped on the back of the secondary blade.


Regards,

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