Wusthof A&F

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Wusthof A&F

Postby kootenay joe » Tue May 08, 2018 1:35 am

Here is a 5 1/2" Clasp type knife with a locking mechanism, blade is marked "Ed Wusthof" over the Trident logo. The blade flat has an etch that looks like "A & F"
Is this an Ambercrombie & Fitch knife ? If so coes the style of "A & F" give a clue as to age ?
What is the name for this type of blade lock ? The lever folds back and lies flush against the handle when blade full open. Swing it forward until brass lever touches blade spine to release blade.
And, what is this wood ? Looks like Snakewood on a GEC knife i have, but was Snakewood in use way back when ?
Much appreciate any help, kj
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Re: Wusthof A&F

Postby knife7knut » Tue May 08, 2018 2:47 am

Not sure if that logo is Abercrombie & Fitch but it's a possibility. I have heard that type of lock mechanism referred to as either a "top lock" or "fulcrum lock".
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Re: Wusthof A&F

Postby Gunsil » Tue May 08, 2018 11:47 am

Yes, that is an Abercrombie & Fitch etch without a doubt. I have seen it or have it on knives from the late 1930s-1940s, don't know if it was used earlier. Some folks call that a lever lock.

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Re: Wusthof A&F

Postby kootenay joe » Tue May 08, 2018 12:29 pm

Thanks for this help. Does the Abercrombie & Fitch connection increase the value of a knife ?
And, any idea as to what tree donated part of itself for these quite striking handles ?
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Re: Wusthof A&F

Postby doglegg » Tue May 08, 2018 1:56 pm

That is a strikingly good looking knife Roland and clean. That one looks like it was made for working and the wood is wonderful. Awesome.

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Re: Wusthof A&F

Postby Gunsil » Tue May 08, 2018 2:44 pm

Not a wood expert by any means. Here in the States there are definitely people who collect A&F knives specifically so I would have to say there would likely be an extra value on it above just the maker's name and type of knife. I have gotten a premium on some A&F marked knives I have sold which were made by Russell and Union Cut.

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Re: Wusthof A&F

Postby knife7knut » Tue May 08, 2018 8:52 pm

Gunsil wrote:Not a wood expert by any means. Here in the States there are definitely people who collect A&F knives specifically so I would have to say there would likely be an extra value on it above just the maker's name and type of knife. I have gotten a premium on some A&F marked knives I have sold which were made by Russell and Union Cut.

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Re: Wusthof A&F

Postby kootenay joe » Tue May 08, 2018 10:06 pm

Wow, that's a special knife ?
Sheffield ? maybe 1920's (wild guess) ? handle is hard rubber ?
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Re: Wusthof A&F

Postby knife7knut » Wed May 09, 2018 4:01 am

kootenay joe wrote:Wow, that's a special knife ?
Sheffield ? maybe 1920's (wild guess) ? handle is hard rubber ?
kj

Handle is checkered horn.
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