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Help with tang stamps

Post by NAllen731 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:32 pm

Can someone identify this tang stamp?
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Post by kootenay joe » Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:43 pm

Again, pics of entire knife will help. "R" = rostfrei (stainless), knife is likely German although i have not seen the guy smoking a pipe before.
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Post by orvet » Mon May 01, 2017 2:03 am

Yes, I would love to see the whole knife & the blades!
That would be a great logo for a pipe smokers knife.
That could be what it is but can't tell without seeing the blades.
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Post by NAllen731 » Mon May 01, 2017 9:16 am

It is a pipe knife.

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Post by orvet » Mon May 01, 2017 10:35 am

I collect pipe knives, so now I am even more curious to see the blades open.
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Post by NAllen731 » Mon May 01, 2017 10:53 am

I will send pics when I get home tonight.

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Post by NAllen731 » Mon May 01, 2017 8:27 pm

The rest of the story.
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Post by kootenay joe » Mon May 01, 2017 11:04 pm

It's a shadow pattern sleeveboard lobster knife. The tool on the bottom deck looks to be a manicure blade not a pipe poker/cleaner.
shadow = no bolsters; sleeveboard = shape of frame; lobster knife = blades in top & bottom deck.
Excellent condition too.
I collect similar vintage German knives and even in this condition the market value is low, which is why i collect them. A similar pattern, similar vintage USA made knife would sell for 2-4 times the value of a knife from Germany. Nothing to do with quality, just collector interest.
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Post by NAllen731 » Mon May 01, 2017 11:25 pm

I have been collecting and selling for a little over a year. That is why I like knives, so many different types.

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Post by NAllen731 » Mon May 01, 2017 11:34 pm

I have a Remington UMC, R6434 which is similar to this one. Would it be considered a pipe knife or something else? These knives came with a group of pipes I bought from an estate auction.

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Post by kootenay joe » Tue May 02, 2017 3:41 pm

A pipe knife, or smoker's knife, usually has a scraper blade that is rounded at the tip, and a long thin 'poker' tool, and a round steel pad on one end of the frame for tamping down your pipe tobacco.
A Manicure blade can come in different styles but all have 'hatching' ? cut into them to make a file for your fingernails. Pipe pokers don't have this.
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