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 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:57 pm

Great looking knives, everyone. ::tu::

Here's a unique pattern that I'm glad to have taken ownership of.
Swell center dogleg?

For a knife so difficult to get open it is pretty well used but not abused.
I can open it if my thumb nail is not wet. :roll:

Pattern number is 822766 - 3 7/16" closed.

And I agree, gotta love Robesons.
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby RobesonsRme.com » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:20 pm

Nice knives, all. I think the bone looks better in your second pics of that 407 Toothpick.

I have and have seen little serpentines like the one posted above, but not sure if they had pattern numbers. I'll have to check.

I like that pattern Joe! It has a rather "Norfolk" look about it. I think some call it a "Humpback".

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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby FRJ » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:31 pm

Thank you, Charlie. ::tu::
I like it too, very much. ::nod::

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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby RobesonsRme.com » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:35 pm

I'm not really buying Robeson knives anymore :roll: , but I have never been able to acquire a Robeson 732326 bartender's knife and I've only had two opportunities. One was at a show in Waterbury, CT, in 1997 and had Pabst Blue Ribbon advertising and logos etched and inked on its pearl handles. I couldn't afford that one. I think the beer advertising is what drove its value out of my range.

The other was on Ebay and I was simply outbid.

This one was on Ebay this past week, listed by a couple that sells various antiques and collectibles and had several nice knives listed.

I got this for $89.00.

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I haven't quite figured out the engraving on the pearl. It's a business, evidently.

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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby doglegg » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:49 pm

Well Charlie, you promised us something special the other day and you have delivered. Great pick up. ::tu:: ::nod:: ::tu::

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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby peanut740 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:11 am

Charlie,that is a dandy! ::tu::
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby RobesonsRme.com » Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:29 am

Thanks. I hope it's as nice as it looks. ::tu::

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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby FRJ » Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:55 am

That's a little beauty, Charlie. Congratulations.

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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby RobesonsRme.com » Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:31 am

Joe, here is a Robeson Demonstrator marked knife that is larger than yours, but same shape, I think.

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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby Landersknives » Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:52 am

RobesonsRme.com wrote:I'm not really buying Robeson knives anymore :roll: , but I have never been able to acquire a Robeson 732326 bartender's knife and I've only had two opportunities. One was at a show in Waterbury, CT, in 1997 and had Pabst Blue Ribbon advertising and logos etched and inked on its pearl handles. I couldn't afford that one. I think the beer advertising is what drove its value out of my range.

The other was on Ebay and I was simply outbid.

This one was on Ebay this past week, listed by a couple that sells various antiques and collectibles and had several nice knives listed.

I got this for $89.00.

Auction photos.

I haven't quite figured out the engraving on the pearl. It's a business, evidently.

Charlie


I hope your bartender knife is everything your expecting and more. It looks beautiful to me. Your Demonstrator is a great looking knife also. Thanks for sharing both of those with us.
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby FRJ » Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:09 am

Thank you, Charlie. Very nice. ::tu::

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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby RobesonsRme.com » Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:16 pm

The pearl handled bartender’s knife arrived today.

It’s a great little knife. It has a few spiders here and there, but it hasn’t been abused and is in wonderful condition.

Tang stamp suggests 1911 - 1921 age range. Both blades stamped the same, but it was difficult to get a shot of the master tang, as the opener blade obscures it a bit.

I took a few cell phone photos on the front porch and edited them a bit. They should expand with a mouse click or two. I have no idea how they are going to orient themselves when posted.

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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby galvanic1882 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:18 pm

Great knife Charlie and the pics look good!!

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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby FRJ » Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:16 am

Great knife, Charlie. And good pictures.
Even the cap lifter is stamped. Is that called a "wire" corkscrew?

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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Postby RobesonsRme.com » Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:05 am

I assume that is what is referred to as a wire corkscrew. It is certainly different from a milled one, such as one would see on an earlier knife like this old German knife that Millard Robeson imported in the mid 1890's.

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