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 peanut740 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:03 am

Robeson 62260 4 1/4 jack.
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Post by kootenay joe » Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:28 am

What a fine example of a vintage Robeson jack ! I would love to find any Robeson knife in such near perfect condition. It obviously has never been 'messed with'.
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Post by FRJ » Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:15 am

That is a real beauty, Roger. Congratulations. ::tu::
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Post by doglegg » Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:55 pm

Wow, great knife and in wonderful shape. Love it. ::nod:: ::tu::

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Post by RobesonsRme.com » Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:53 pm

Roger, that is probably one of the nest Robesons I've seen. ::tu::

I have had one for quite some time, but not nearly so nice.

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Post by peanut740 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:15 pm

Thanks guys.Charlie,it doesn't show in the photo,but the etch is bronze colored.Ever see anything like that before?
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Post by stockman » Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:19 am

Roger, that is beautiful. Harold

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Post by RobesonsRme.com » Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:53 pm

Roger, I have a pearl-tanged razor with a gold or bronze filled "ShurEdge" etch.

If truly bronze and given Robeson's habit of surprising us, I'd be looking at the backsprings for a bronze bearing. ::tu::

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Post by peanut740 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:27 pm

Charlie, I never thought of that. I will check further when I get home.
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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Post by Duffer » Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:22 pm

Here is a 4 inch Robeson PocketEze stockman. I got this from Charlie N. A couple of years ago. I love Robeson PocketEze folders and this one was a special delight. It is pattern no. 633595 and marked on the front main blade tang Robeson/ShurEdge (script)/ U.S.A. As Charlie said a couple posts back, Robeson liked to surprise and this folder has a couple. First, this has unusual colored jigged bone handles (which drew me to it initially). They are sort of a pink/purple reddish brown color. Never seen another one like it—maybe Charlie has. Second, this one has bronze bearings on the clip and spey blade tangs. NOT on the punch. When I bought this from Charlie this was unknown to him and me at the time. It was only after I took a close look one day that I noticed this unusual feature. Usually these are only seen on the MasterCraft line. Another thing about this Stockman is the perhaps most notable feature of the PocketEze line, sunken joints, is not preset on this example. I do have a couple of other PocketEze without the sunken joints so this perhaps is not that unusual.

Anyway beautiful “Our Leader” Jacks Roger and Charlie ::tu:: When Charlie said Roger you should check yours for the presence of bronze bearings I thought of this Robeson which “surprised” me ::nod::
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Post by RobesonsRme.com » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:10 am

Lloyd, I think you still owe me for those bronze bearings, even if I was not aware they were there. ::tu::

And that is the only Robeson with that bone I have ever seen.

Definitely not Strawberry Bone. The knife predates that.

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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Post by kootenay joe » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:52 am

What is the point of putting some brass on the corner of the tang ? It is soft so will wear off which will affect the fit. Obviously i don't understand because no company would want to build in future play.
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Post by RobesonsRme.com » Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:33 am

Bronze, not brass.

They called them, "NEV-R-BIND OILESS BEARINGS".

You'd have to personally open and close one a few times.

I have no idea how long they lasted, but I've never seen one that had lost its snap.

And they haven't been produced since the late 40's or very early 50's.

The first were MasterCraft and had the bearings on the blade tangs like Lloyd's knife.

Those did have a tendency to fall off. They were dovetailed onto the tang.

After 1940, they moved the bearings to the inner aspect of the spring ends.

Those were called, "PERMA-LUBE".

They are some of the nicest and most scarce Robeson knives.

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Re: Robeson pocket knives

Post by peanut740 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:48 am

peanut740 wrote:Charlie, I never thought of that. I will check further when I get home.
No bronze bushings Charlie. Just go good hard half stops.
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