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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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby wlf » Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:40 am

Wow Joe. Robeson sure had some beautiful bone, terrific knives.
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby RobesonsRme.com » Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:45 am

I thought the handles on your newer knife were just simply awesome. Some of the nicest jigged bone I have ever seen. Hope they are as nice in hand as they looked.

Glad you got that knife.

There was another bolster-lock fish knife on Ebay a couple of weeks ago. The blades looked good in the photos, but one handle was broken straight across at about the center pen.

The example I have has no half stop.

Be careful with those knives, because when the blade is open and the locked deployed centrally, the bone overlying it has no support and will break if pressed by your thumb or fingers. I have seen several bolster-lock knives in that condition.

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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby FRJ » Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:24 am

Thank you, Mike and ScoutKnives.

Thank you Lyle and Charlie.

The handles on the newer knife are beautiful. It's amazing that someone jigged them in that way. They look fluid.

That is a weak spot on the covers at the locking point. I am very careful of it.

This locking mechanism must have been a real test and challenge for Robeson Cutlery. It would be interesting to know how many were made.
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby FRJ » Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:29 am

I just got this little 3 3/8" jack. Hasn't been sharpened.
Odd thing is there is no model number on the pile side tang.
I wonder if this knife was considered a second because the pin spinner slipped off the cover/spring retainer pin both front and back.
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby kootenay joe » Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:32 am

Wow, what a beautiful knife ! You regularly find top examples.
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby edge213 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:31 pm

Joe, very nice.
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby jerryd6818 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:44 pm

I see I neglected posting this Queen made Robeson Doc in this thread. Thanks Randy (#goldpan). Found it in his AAPK Store. It's pristine. I just love it.
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