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Vintage Lever Ended knives & Pellet knives?

Post by bronze4u » Tue May 02, 2017 7:46 pm

*UPDATE: The vercutler, 'flip lever' is here!!! With my own photos, one showing size comparison with my sterling Press Button Co. auto.

Hey, does anyone here happen to collect any of these types of knives?

I really have three to four different types here. I call them 'Lever' knives, or the other types 'Pellet' knives - as they have little pellets that set atop each blade to aid in opening.. Here are the few I have collected.

1. The sterling silver Vercutler, 'flip' ended (as you can flip this types blades opened) Many 'new style' tactical style knives are using this very old invention today. Sterling Vercutler, 'Garden of Eden' knife, dated 1892 with Adam and snake is in the mail on it's way. The photos are from the seller on that one.

2. The Masonic 'lever ended' is super old dated 1914, Muller & Schmidt. Tangs stamped with their unique 'spiraling arrows'.

3. The 18 CT Gold 'pellet' knife was purchased from the U.K. it's stamped: 'Pellett Patent' & 'Made in Sheffield'.

4. Last is a one blade knife- super small 'bail opening' Sheffield made, no clue as to year made. I bought it from the U.K.,smallest I have seen yet.

Please post yours, or share any information you might know on these types of knives.

Kirk
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Re: Vintage Lever Ended knives & Pellet knives?

Post by montemojo » Tue May 02, 2017 10:32 pm

Kirk, I have never seen any like those. Very interesting, the one in the first pick would be my favorite. I will have to keep my eye out for those. They all look to be very old and I like old knives. Thanks for posting

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Post by bronze4u » Tue May 02, 2017 11:59 pm

montemojo wrote:Kirk, I have never seen any like those. Very interesting, the one in the first pick would be my favorite. I will have to keep my eye out for those. They all look to be very old and I like old knives. Thanks for posting

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Yes they are very old indeed. I can't wait to see that first one in person.. it's in the mail in route to me.

Thanks Monte!

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Re: Vintage Lever Ended knives & Pellet knives?

Post by supratentorial » Wed May 03, 2017 1:38 am

Very nice !
Patent studs on blades 3-22-1892_20170208_0001 1000x500 (1).jpg
c1892 patented by Walter William Pellett

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Post by mrwatch » Wed May 03, 2017 8:41 am

#2 Masonic, is actually the KNIGHT'S TEMPLER. The highest level of the YORK RIGHT. All are very nice.

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Post by Colonel26 » Wed May 03, 2017 10:25 am

Those are just as cool as all get out. Thanks for sharing them with us.
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Post by tjmurphy » Wed May 03, 2017 11:42 am

They are exceptionally cool. 8)
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Post by deo-pa » Wed May 03, 2017 12:46 pm

These are great Kirk! I really like the bail-opening example. I just searched eBay's vintage knife category for "pellet" and found zero listings. I'm with Monte, I need to start keeping a lookout for these.

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Post by deo-pa » Wed May 03, 2017 1:39 pm

I just noticed from supratentorial's posting that the proper name for the ones with "ears" on the blades should probably be "Pellett knife" (not "pellet"), as that was the inventor's name.

Kirk do you have any more of these you can show us? Have you found any websites or other resources for these?

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Post by btrwtr » Wed May 03, 2017 1:48 pm

Very impressive group of knives!
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Post by deo-pa » Wed May 03, 2017 1:54 pm

There is a photo of a Pellett quill knife in this old AAPK posting:

viewtopic.php?f=35&t=21968&p=355436&hil ... tt#p355436

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Post by bronze4u » Wed May 03, 2017 7:17 pm

supratentorial wrote:Very nice !

Patent studs on blades 3-22-1892_20170208_0001 1000x500 (1).jpg
c1892 patented by Walter William Pellett

Thanks! I have seen this one online as well.. Very cool though!

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Post by bronze4u » Wed May 03, 2017 7:18 pm

mrwatch wrote:#2 Masonic, is actually the KNIGHT'S TEMPLER. The highest level of the YORK RIGHT. All are very nice.
This is awesome news! Thanks! Very cool...

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Post by bronze4u » Wed May 03, 2017 7:19 pm

Colonel26 wrote:Those are just as cool as all get out. Thanks for sharing them with us.
For sure, right?! Thanks Colonel26....

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Post by bronze4u » Wed May 03, 2017 7:20 pm

tjmurphy wrote:They are exceptionally cool. 8)
Thanks man! ::tu::

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