Need help with this tang stamp - XXXXX KNIFE WORKS GERMANY

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Need help with this tang stamp - XXXXX KNIFE WORKS GERMANY

Postby bdev » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:11 pm

Railsplitters post about the Union Cutlery Knife he is looking to purchase sparked me to ask about this old knife I have.
I believe the tang stamp reads UNION KNIFE WORKS GERMANY. Levine's Guide does show a Union Knife Works but it is a USA company in NY. Is it possible they imported also?
Please take a look at the tang stamp and see if you can make out the first word. I see UNION but you might see something different.

PS....I might have asked about this before but if I did, it might have been long ago. I really can't remember.

Thanks......Bruno

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Re: Need help with this tang stamp - XXXXX KNIFE WORKS GERMANY

Postby Railsplitter » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:20 am

It does look like UNION but the only letter I can make out with reasonable certainty is the N at the end.
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Re: Need help with this tang stamp - XXXXX KNIFE WORKS GERMANY

Postby kootenay joe » Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:45 pm

Neat flush & square joint. BRL says this type of joint was first used in Germany.
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Re: Need help with this tang stamp - XXXXX KNIFE WORKS GERMANY

Postby just bob » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:53 pm

Dixon? It's in the book.
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Re: Need help with this tang stamp - XXXXX KNIFE WORKS GERMANY

Postby bdev » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:16 pm

just bob wrote:Dixon? It's in the book.


Hey Bob....you might be right about Dixon. I have a knife home with a Dixon tang stamp and I'll check it when I get home.
I'll let you know if you're correct.
Bruno

Just checked the other Dixon knife. It's Dixon "Cutlery" not "Knife Works".
Bob....which book did you see Dixon and was it Cutlery or Knife Works?
Levine's only shows Dixon Cutlery.
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Re: Need help with this tang stamp - XXXXX KNIFE WORKS GERMANY

Postby just bob » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:48 am

I was just trying to read the name on the blade. I don't know how the company is listed. My little book just shows Dixon / Germany. No other info is given.
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Re: Need help with this tang stamp - XXXXX KNIFE WORKS GERMANY

Postby glennbad » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:24 pm

My guess is UNION


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