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new here, enjoy knives, loads to learn

Postby blueheeler1959 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:30 pm

I really enjoy knives, usually pick up one or two at a flea market just because something about them catches my eye. so far have done pretty well, but I have loads to learn. Stumbled on this site and was tickled to death. If I could ask a question, I have one knife I am having trouble identifying its marked P.B'S IMPROVED if I am reading it correctly loads out there marked improved Boker keeps coming up when I search this name, soooo there must be a reason for that??? or is my computer tired of me looking for this knife and is sending me anything it can find? I sure hope somebody can shed some light on this. Thank you. blue
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Postby FRJ » Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:51 pm

Welcome here, blueheeler1959.

Maybe, just maybe, it's Paul Bros.
Photo from Goins' Encyclopedia of Cutlery Markings.
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Postby orvet » Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:52 pm

First of all, welcome to AAPK! ::welcome::

Goins’ Encyclopedia of Cutlery Markings does not show a listing under that name, but that’s not all that unusual.
It appears the knife may have a metal handle, is this correct? Can you tell if the handle is hollow? Also, is this a folding knife or a fixed blade.

If it is a hollow handled knife, what we call a “shell handle” then I suspect it is from Germany. They began the use of shell handle knives circa 1900 and possibly even earlier.

I look forward to hearing more about this knife and perhaps seeing pictures from different angles.

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Postby orvet » Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:53 pm

It looks like Joe found something in Goins.
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Postby TripleF » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:03 pm

You found the spot here at AAPK.
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Postby SolWarrior » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:14 pm

Hello, Blue, and ::welcome:: to AAPK, the friendliest knife forum in existence! Dont know a thing about your knife but I'm sure someone will drop in who knows what you have there. We have lots of knowledgable guys here always ready to help out. Stick around, take your shoes off and enjoy the site. :)
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Postby J1890 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:55 pm

Welcome to the site. You're going to like it here. ::tu::
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Postby Quick Steel » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:49 pm

Welcome aboard. I believe you will both enjoy it here and learn a lot; and perhaps we will learn a thing or two from you. It could happen. ::handshake::
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Postby blueheeler1959 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:35 pm

sorry for not getting back so quickly I am dealing with a rotten cold that keeps knocking me flat, I do have other views of the knife it is a pocket knife single blade, I do not see any indication of where it is made, only 2 1/2" long and 1/2" wide at thickest end. all metal three rivets , not sure what else to tell you, here are the other views I have if you would like more I can take them, ask you shall receive. thank you for all the welcomes. Blue
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Postby blueheeler1959 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:48 pm

opps meant to say, Joe, seems like the Paul Bros, could be the ticket I picked this knife up in a second hand store along with another one, I think I still have that was from the very early 1900's more of a man's dress knife for Sunday's little diamond chip in the side all that type of thing. If I find it will put back what it was the shop owner said they all came from the same fellas grandfather. Sounds like I have to start looking for some of the ref books you all are using, I have just been cruisin the internet. Thanks again. BLue

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Postby bestgear » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:09 pm

::welcome:: to AAPK, glad you found us! Some of us here write articles for national knife magazines and one of those is Lee (aka LongBlade). Lee is wrapping up a story on Boy's Knives and should be able to help you answer some questions.
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Postby 1967redrider » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:22 am

::welcome:: to AAPK, lots of great knife info here. ::nod::
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