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

Post by RobesonsRme.com » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:55 pm

You guys are finding and posting some nice old Robeson knives.

I think that 453 Congress is a fairly rare pattern.

I wish they had put a coping blade in it, instead of two pens.

I have one that I think is a bit later than Joe's. It has some unusual green/brown bone on it.

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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Post by peanut740 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:47 pm

A couple of nice congresses Joe and Charlie. ::tu::
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Post by Duffer » Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:07 am

Here are a couple of small Robeson PocketEze folders I found and bought recently at the OKCA show. A serpentine split back Whittler pattern and a serpentine double-end single spring pen. Both wear beautiful but different colored/dyed jigged bone handles. The Whittler has the more traditional looking jigged bone and the single spring the worm groove style jigging. The two blade is Robeson/ShurEdge (script)/USA and the Whittler is Robeson/ShurEdge(script)/Rochester. The two blade pen is pattern number 622756 and the Whittler is pattern number 633400. Each is 3 inches closed and the Whittler has coined liners. The two blade pen has hammered pins/brass liners and the Whittler looks like it has spun pins/steel liners.
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Post by peanut740 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:26 am

Nice pair Lloyd. ::tu::
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Post by FRJ » Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:36 am

Lloyd, those are fine old knives at three inches. Very good score! ::tu::
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Post by Duffer » Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:15 am

Thanks Roger and Joe for your nice comments on these two small PocketEze folders—much appreciated!!
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Post by royal0014 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:01 pm

Those two are gorgeous !
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Post by RobesonsRme.com » Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:39 pm

Lloyd, those are nice knives. :mrgreen: ::tu::

I've had a 400 whittler for some time, but not nearly so nice.

Also, a 400 two blade.

And I have a cell handled knife similar to your 756. It, however, has no pattern number.

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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Post by woodwalker » Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:39 pm

Beautiful knives Lloyd and Charlie!! :)

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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Post by Duffer » Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:55 pm

Thanks Chris, Charlie and WW! Nice of all of you to comment ::tu::

Yes indeed nice knives Charlie!!
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Post by wlf » Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:19 am

I am partial to the single spring double enders. ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Post by FRJ » Thu May 03, 2018 1:38 pm

Here is a very cool Robeson Warncliffe. 3 3/8" closed. 62208
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Post by Duffer » Fri May 04, 2018 1:09 am

Joe that is a fine old Robeson Wharncliffe! Those bone handle covers are just gorgeous ::tu:: What is the third line of the tang stamp? Rochester NY, USA or just Rochester or something else?
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Post by RobesonsRme.com » Fri May 04, 2018 3:15 am

That 008 is a fairly scarce pattern, but I’ve had it as a penknife and as a stag handled whittler.

I still have pearl and ebony handled penknives.

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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Post by FRJ » Fri May 04, 2018 4:31 am

Thank you, Lloyd.
These stamps are worn and are hard to read which is why I showed the pen blade only.
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Thank you for your comments, Charlie.
Would you consider showing your knives?
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