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p neuman knife?

Postby TripleF » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:15 pm

PNEUMAN MFG CO
ONEIDA NY

Snap together handles? Total weight 2.9 oz.
Talk about minimalist fixed blade knife

Anyone know anything about this company?
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Re: p neuman knife?

Postby deo-pa » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:41 pm

Here is one mention Scott. Scroll down to the "Seventy-Five Years" ago paragraph.

https://www.nhregister.com/news/article/Remember-When-11554709.php.

Here is a patent jointly granted to John Russell Case and Arthur H. Pneuman:

https://patents.google.com/patent/US2018603.

John Russell was the son of W.R. Case. I wonder if this is the same Pneuman and he was perhaps once an employee of Case who went off on his own? The makings of a good story for the History Detectives series on PBS.

The patent is for an interesting looking ax and knife combo. I wonder if it was ever made? Steve?

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Re: p neuman knife?

Postby knife7knut » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:32 pm

deo-pa wrote:
The patent is for an interesting looking ax and knife combo. I wonder if it was ever made? Steve?

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The patent illustration looks very similar to the mechanism of the Case Knifax. As patent illustrations usually vary from the actual product this could be the Case.
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Re: p neuman knife?

Postby btrwtr » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:51 pm

The patent is for the Case brand Knife-Ax combo although the patent isn't related to the OP fixed blade. The patent date stamped on the Case brand knife-ax locking levers is Oct. 22 1935.

Case did manufacture very few fixed blades with the same type construction as the OP knife handle. Case fixed blade knives with this type of construction are extremely rare. I suspect that the relation between John Russell Case and Arthur H Pneuman had something to do with these early Case fixed blades.

The OP knife is very interesting especially considering this relationship.
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