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What is this?

Postby cody6268 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:03 pm

I just bought a lot for the Normark/EKA serrated fillet knife on the left. However, a burning question I've had is what in the center, wood handled knife is. In fact, my curiosity behind that knife in part, drove me to purchase the lot. The seller wanted $35, I used the best offer option to get it for $25, because they'd had it listed for a while. I was thinking somewhere along the lines of a glazier's or leather work knife.

This is the seller's photo. There is what appears to be a stamp on the blade, and I'm hoping cleaning it up might make it more visible.

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Re: What is this?

Postby Mumbleypeg » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:11 am

Dimitri will know. ::nod::

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Re: What is this?

Postby Miller Bro's » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:02 am

It's a wallpaper hangers knife.
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Re: What is this?

Postby cody6268 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:00 am

Miller Bro's wrote:It's a wallpaper hangers knife.



Thanks. I did some digging and found what looks to have been an old catalog illustration of the exact knife (including the same positioning of the stamp. It seems to be hinting at "Late 1800s" for manufacture, making it possibly the oldest knife I've got. Who the heck was "Union Warranted"? Any relation to Union Cutlery/Ka-Bar?

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Re: What is this?

Postby XX Case XX » Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:58 pm

cody6268 wrote:Who the heck was "Union Warranted"?

Union Cutlery Co. Warranted: c1887-1888. The Square Knot Trademark is stamped on the back of the tangs. (Goins).

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Re: What is this?

Postby knife7knut » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:44 pm

cody6268 wrote:I just bought a lot for the Normark/EKA serrated fillet knife on the left. However, a burning question I've had is what in the center, wood handled knife is. In fact, my curiosity behind that knife in part, drove me to purchase the lot. The seller wanted $35, I used the best offer option to get it for $25, because they'd had it listed for a while. I was thinking somewhere along the lines of a glazier's or leather work knife.

This is the seller's photo. There is what appears to be a stamp on the blade, and I'm hoping cleaning it up might make it more visible.

s-l1600_E_K_L1.jpg


The bottom knife looks identical to a Kutmaster paring knife I have. The handles are an orange celluloid or some type of early plastic. Mine is a salesman's sample.
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