Vintage Yukon Hunter

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Vintage Yukon Hunter

Postby mandyjo717 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:35 pm

Looking for information on this knife my father-in-law acquired at an auction. I'm curious about the manufacturing date, value and rarity. Thanks in advance!
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Re: Vintage Yukon Hunter

Postby Paladin » Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:24 pm

MandyJo,
First, ::welcome:: to the forum. I don't know a thing about the knife except that it looks like a dandy. Someone will come along with info on it before long.

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Re: Vintage Yukon Hunter

Postby danno50 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:34 am

Nice knife! ::tu:: The design is like the Grohmann knives made in Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada. Seems to me the tang stamp (G.C.Co) could stand for Grohmann Cutlery Company? I have a couple of Grohmann knives that I have had for over 40 years, however, I have never one handled in anything other than wood. I am heading out of town for a couple of days, however, when I get back I will email a photo of your knife to them, if it is OK with you, to see what they have to say. I have emailed them a couple of times in the past and they have always replied promptly.
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Re: Vintage Yukon Hunter

Postby Case V42 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:38 am

G.C. Co is Gutmann Cutlery. They were a large importer in the 1960s and 70s. They even imported Puma for some years.

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Re: Vintage Yukon Hunter

Postby terryl308 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:47 pm

Gutmann Knives were advertised in a lot of outdoor magazines in the 60's and 70's and I believe your knife is what they called a "boat knife", all I have seen had wooden handles, yours appears to be a stag handle. Nice old knife , thanks for showing it. Terry ::tu::
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Re: Vintage Yukon Hunter

Postby danno50 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:41 pm

Just got a reply from Grohmann, they did not make the knife. Thay said it is a copy of their #1 and they know of 16 different copies of this pattern. Gutman Cutlery sounds good. I don’t believe it is called a boat knife. I have the Grohmann boat knife, it is a slightly different pattern and is stainless steel.
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Re: Vintage Yukon Hunter

Postby orvet » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:18 pm

As I recall we had some knives of similar patterns in the cutlery store in the 1980s that were from Guttman.
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Re: Vintage Yukon Hunter

Postby tongueriver » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:47 pm

The font of the stamping on the blade, and the way the stag meets the steel, and the general appearance of the stag itself says 1950s-1970s Germany to me.
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Re: Vintage Yukon Hunter

Postby mandyjo717 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:18 pm

Thanks guys! He wants to list it on eBay, any suggestions on an initial asking price? In my research I saw a lot of reference to Anton Wingen Jr. It says Solingen Germany on it, and has a small carving of Othello. What's confusing us is that it has no reference to Anton, as the other knives we saw online.

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Re: Vintage Yukon Hunter

Postby tongueriver » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:10 pm

It is definitely an Anton Wingen, perhaps the second most well known German maker after Puma. Bad day on Ebay $20. Impossibly good day on ebay $100. I really like it. Just my opinion.
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Re: Vintage Yukon Hunter

Postby jerryd6818 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:23 pm

The common generic name for that pattern is "Nessmuk".
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Re: Vintage Yukon Hunter

Postby terryl308 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:46 pm

Found one that sold on ebay back in march of 2012 for $37.75. It was advertised as "Antique Stag Handle Othello Solingen Yukon Hunter Knife and Sheath G.C. Co. 037. But I see a few for around $100 currently. Hope this helps, terry
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