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 FRJ » Sat May 26, 2018 6:24 pm

Thank you, Charlie. I'm very happy to have them.

The main blade stamp has "cc" on it too. Can you elaborate on the Continental stamp?
Thanks.

I forgot to show the picture of the three knife set.
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby RobesonsRme.com » Sat May 26, 2018 10:23 pm

Joe, I think the stamp on that knife is ROBESON (arched) / CUTLERY (straight) with CO. in the center. I suspect that "CC" you're seeing is really "CO.".

I think Tom Kalcevic dates that 1900 - 1916 and that would be consistent with the dates for Continental Cutlery Co blades being on the work benches.

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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby FRJ » Sun May 27, 2018 12:19 am

Thank you, Charlie. Much appreciated.

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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby Duffer » Sun May 27, 2018 10:45 pm

Joe, nice trifecta of Wharncliffe folders! Great information Charlie ::tu::

Here is a Robeson pen knife folder. Wonderful pattern. The guy that sold it to me called it a Wharncliffe but it is not I don’t think. I would call it a dog leg or serpentine pattern pen knife. It has been polished/buffed before coming into my hands. Also, the primary blade (clip) has been heavily sharpened and reprofiled resulting in blade length loss and any belly completely taken out. Straight blade steel from what is left of sharpening notch/choil right to blade tip. The smaller blade has also been heavily sharpened and it looks like a previous owner deepened the sharpening choil. Other than that, it is in beautiful condition and not common.

This pattern is no. 622500. I have enclosed a photo of one shown in “Romance of Collecting” page 81. This one is pattern no. 623500. The three (3) in the pattern number indicates nickel silver liners versus a two (2) indicating brass liners like mine. Otherwise identical. The F & F of this folder is perfect and the “walk and talk” snappy.

Thanks for looking and adding any comments or further insight!

What do you think Charlie or anyone?
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby FRJ » Mon May 28, 2018 1:59 am

Nice one, Lloyd.
I'd say you have a beautiful little pen knife there but according to Neal Punchard's fine article in Knife Magazine (p.20) it is not a Wharncliffe knife. Although it appears to have a Wharncliffe frame it doesn't have the Wharncliffe blade.
A great little packer though. ::tu::

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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby philco » Mon May 28, 2018 2:02 am

Lloyd you've got yourself a beautiful knife there. I'm sure you wish it were a bit more "minty" but even as is it's a great example of American cutlery skill at its best. ::tu::

BTW I love the bone handles.
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby Colonel26 » Mon May 28, 2018 3:19 am

Lloyd, I believe that is some of the prettiest bone I've ever seen. That'd make a fantastic Sunday go to meetin' knife.
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby Duffer » Tue May 29, 2018 5:09 am

Thanks Joe, Phil and Colonel for the nice comments on this Robeson pen knife! Thanks Joe for mentioning Neal’s article in the June issue of Knife Magazine. I have that issue and will have to read the article when I get a chance. I saw that article and was pleased that their was a vintage folder article in the magazine on a classic design ::tu::

Thanks again gentlemen!
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby doglegg » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:58 pm

Just got this old Hawkbill off ebay. ::nod::
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby Landersknives » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:40 pm

I believe I have acquired a strawberry bone Robeson toothpick. Photos do not do this knife justice. Pattern #612407. I was really thankful to add this beauty to my growing accumulation. Mr. Charlie sir would love to hear your thoughts on this hok. The lighting is not the greatest just like my photo skills and I apologize. Thank you.
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby RobesonsRme.com » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:45 pm

Good Honest Old Knives, both.

The hawkbill has been well used. Wish it could talk.

The tooth pick is nice. Bone maybe a tad faded, but still has great color. The blade is down a bit, but not much.

Thank you, gentlemen, for adding those.

I have one coming. I'll add it soon.

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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby doglegg » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:54 pm

Thanks Charlie, I look forward to seeing your new one. ::tu::

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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby Landersknives » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:00 pm

RobesonsRme.com wrote:Good Honest Old Knives, both.

The hawkbill has been well used. Wish it could talk.

The tooth pick is nice. Bone maybe a tad faded, but still has great color. The blade is down a bit, but not much.

Thank you, gentlemen, for adding those.

I have one coming. I'll add it soon.

Charlie Noyes


Thank you sir I have a couple others I will try to get on here. I will also try to take a better pick of the toothpick in natural light. Can’t wait to see your knife also.
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby Landersknives » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:16 pm

Here is another Robeson. This one doesn’t have a pattern number. Also I added two pictures of the toothpick in natural light. Thanks. I will try to get better picks of the green bone knife but it will be later. My mobility is limited and it is in my shop. Thanks everyone.
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby edge213 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:16 pm

Gotta love Robesons.
My latest. It does not have a number stamped on it.
3 in , celluloid.
Charlie, do you know the pattern number for this one?
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