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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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby luckydog64 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:49 pm

Nice looking knives Joe and Jerry. Here is a couple I posted elsewhere.
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby luckydog64 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:53 pm

Three I haven't posted.
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby peanut740 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:04 am

Robeson Suredge pocketeze 622602 fancy Jack.Etched "Hickory Whittler".
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby RobesonsRme.com » Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:04 pm

Very nice additions. ::tu::

It has been suggested, by Bruce Voyles, I believe, that the highlighted blade pin and arrow shield were meant to be indicative of a target and arrow.

I have no idea.

I like that slender jack.

I have a similar knife. It has no pattern number.

The master is stamped, ROBESON / CUTLERY / ROCHESTER. Kalcevic dates that 1917 to 1939.

Those cattle pattern knives are very nice.

And the Hickory Whittler with those so-called "Washington" bolsters are hard to find. I have never owned one.



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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby edge213 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:01 pm

peanut740 wrote:Robeson Suredge pocketeze 622602 fancy Jack.Etched "Hickory Whittler".

I've never seen one of these before.
I really like it.
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby KnifeSlinger#81 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:57 pm

luckydog64 wrote:Three I haven't posted.


You've got me drooling over that jr cattle knife. What a dandy.
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby JohnR » Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:05 pm

Roger, funny you just added one of those 622602, I just snatched a buy it now off of Ebay of a bone handled one. I have a thing for Washington bolstered jacks and they don't show up all that often. This one is going to take some cleaning and the main may be slightly short but other than that looks like it could be a nice looking knife.
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby peanut740 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:19 pm

Nice one John.Yours has a more classic Robeson bone than mine.The etch is very deep also. ::tu::
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