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W.H. Morley & Sons pocket knife

Post by BillyD » Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:13 am

Does Anyone know about W.H. Morley & Sons German knives? All of the knives from the company i have been able to find were multi tools. I thought i would share this one with you all and hopefully get some info. Enjoy! :D

BTW: not all my knive are in bad shape like this one and my last post lol, ill get around to sharing some of my others. ::tu::
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Re: W.H. Morley & Sons pocket knife

Post by trail » Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:59 pm

This was a brand imported by the Kastor import company. Kastor also owned Camillus. if I remember correctly Morleys were imported from about 1913 to 1925. There was no W.H. Morley factory, this was a Kastor brand name. I have a couple of Morleys and consider them to be top quality. The multi tools are highly collectible, I believe. I'm being kind of vague as I am away from home and have no notes to refer to. You might try searching on W.H. Morley using the search function at the top of the page, there have been a number of them posted in the last couple of years.

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Post by tjmurphy » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:25 pm

Here's the one that I just got and was delivered this morning. W.H. Morley & Sons Germany (Mark side) Kastor & Co. Germany with a four leaf clover (pile side). Really nice chip and crack free bone handles. Secondary pen blade about gone but that's OK. I like the Morley knives, very well made and solid.
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Re: W.H. Morley & Sons pocket knife

Post by FRJ » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:56 pm

Here's a nice little 1/2 congress by W.H.Morley.
It's a solid knife.
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Post by tjmurphy » Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:26 am

Oooo-Weee Joe, that's a nice one
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Post by garddogg56 » Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:07 am

FRJ wrote:Here's a nice little 1/2 congress by W.H.Morley.
It's a solid knife.
FRJ;I just pick one up exactly like yours. Imported by A.Castor of Camillus fame 1913-1927.. Are one of your blades marked NEW YORK AND THE OTHER MARKED GERMANY???
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Post by FRJ » Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:41 am

Thanks Murph. It is a nice knife.

garddog,
No N.Y. mark. Just the W.H.Morley stamp on each blade and the four leaf clover on the other side.
Great walk and talk, and 3 1/2" long. Thanks.

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Post by basser5 » Fri Jun 24, 2011 2:11 am

Joe...thats a beauty ::tu::

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Post by BillyD » Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:28 am

Wow nice knives fellas!

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Re: W.H. Morley & Sons pocket knife

Post by Paladin » Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:57 am

Here is an office knife by Morley. 8) :D
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Post by tjmurphy » Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:05 pm

Pretty nice, Ray. I really like the office knives, don't know why. Guess they're just interesting like the corn knives. I guess every knife maker made an office knife? Sure must have been popular in they're day.
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Post by knife7knut » Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:39 am

Here's a pearl scaled Morley with a LOT of blades.
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Post by olderdogs1 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:39 pm

Nice Pearl, Do you know what pattern that knife is??? A lot of unusual blades.

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Post by smiling-knife » Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:35 pm

Great Morley and Sons thread everyone ::tu:: . This is my contribution :) s-k

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Post by carrmillus » Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:49 pm

BillyD wrote:Does Anyone know about W.H. Morley & Sons German knives? All of the knives from the company i have been able to find were multi tools. I thought i would share this one with you all and hopefully get some info. Enjoy! :D

BTW: not all my knive are in bad shape like this one and my last post lol, ill get around to sharing some of my others. ::tu::
don't have any knives of this brand, but several years ago i got my wife a pair of scissors on ebay,beautiful engraving on the handles, plus when they are closed there are cutouts in both handle halves that resemble the clover leaf, they are stamped on the front side-"w. h. morley & sons, on the reverse side,"kastor & co., germany", with the clover leaf design. wish i could post a photo, they are beautifully engraved-anyone have any idea how old these could be???

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Post by cattaraugus57 » Thu Jun 30, 2011 3:45 am

I believe this is my only Morley.
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Post by tjmurphy » Thu Jun 30, 2011 4:12 am

Man, what's not to love about that old soldier? Nice one Catt
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Post by cattaraugus57 » Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:45 pm

::nod:: I was looking for a Congress cause I didnt have one in my collection,then found this one at a show.
Well made knife..
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Post by johnnierotten » Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:11 am

I posted this one that I found on ebay in General discussion.....I'll post her here also.
I have never seen a congress pattern with this particular blade configuration........thought it was pretty cool. ::tu::
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Post by cattaraugus57 » Mon Jul 04, 2011 4:11 am

That is very cool Johnnie!..I've never seen anything like that.
A screwdriver and a punch? weird.. ::hmm:: ::tu::
Wonder if any other co's ever made one like that?
Thanks for posting it.
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Post by johnnierotten » Mon Jul 04, 2011 4:52 am

Its on ebay as we speak...I am going to try and win it..but I'm afraid it will go a bit out of my range because of its rarity. :(
I have never seen a congress pattern with these type blades before either.....very unusual. ::shrug::
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Post by cattaraugus57 » Mon Jul 04, 2011 12:32 pm

There can't be many like that one...good luck,I hope you get it! ::tu::
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Re: W.H. Morley & Sons pocket knife

Post by Meridian_Mike » Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:35 pm

I just found this W H Morley so I thought I would just add it to this thread.
Nice looking scales and the blades look pretty good. Just needs a big clean-up.

Looking at the import dates from above, does that mean this knife dates back to that time?
(1913 - 1925)

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Post by danno50 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:09 am

Nice find, Mike! ::tu::
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Re: W.H. Morley & Sons pocket knife

Post by Meridian_Mike » Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:08 pm

Thanks Dan!
Sure looks like real mother of pearl on the handles. Looks too good to be mother of toilet seat.

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