Vintage Pocket Knife ID

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Vintage Pocket Knife ID

Postby Uabecker » Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:35 pm

Hello... new to the board. I recently found this interesting knife/scissor combo at a local thrift store. No visible markings. Handle appears to be bone or ivory maybe? Any input would be great. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Vintage Pocket Knife ID

Postby Steve Warden » Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:39 pm

Sorry, no idea.
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Re: Vintage Pocket Knife ID

Postby RobesonsRme.com » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:20 pm

Welcome to AAPK!! The friendliest knife site on the world wide web. Truthfully. ::tu::

The handles are most likely bone.

Are the scissors spring loaded? If so and they stay open when you're not holding them, you are probably missing a little metal sleeve that fit over the closed scissors and kept them closed.

If they are not spring loaded, you are probably missing the spring.

Almost all of these were made in Germany or Austria.

There is someone here that will most likely show you three or four more of these.

He'll be along, I suspect. ::nod::

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Re: Vintage Pocket Knife ID

Postby Uabecker » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:34 pm

Steve Warden wrote:Sorry, no idea.
But welcome!!!


Lol. Thanks for the welcome!

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Re: Vintage Pocket Knife ID

Postby Uabecker » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:36 pm

RobesonsRme.com wrote:Welcome to AAPK!! The friendliest knife site on the world wide web. Truthfully. ::tu::

The handles are most likely bone.

Are the scissors spring loaded? If so and they stay open when you're not holding them, you are probably missing a little metal sleeve that fit over the closed scissors and kept them closed.

If they are not spring loaded, you are probably missing the spring.

Almost all of these were made in Germany or Austria.

There is someone here that will most likely show you three or four more of these.

He'll be along, I suspect. ::nod::

Charlie Noyes


Charlie,

Thanks for the info. They are not spring loaded and there was no sleeve for scissors. Do you happen to know a manufacturer or general date of production?

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Re: Vintage Pocket Knife ID

Postby jmh58 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:37 pm

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Re: Vintage Pocket Knife ID

Postby Quick Steel » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:39 pm

Welcome aboard.! ::handshake::

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Re: Vintage Pocket Knife ID

Postby doglegg » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:32 pm

With no tang stamp, it might be hard to come up with who made it. It is cool though, I could not have passed it by. And welcome, take off your hat, stay a while. ::tu:: ::tu::

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Re: Vintage Pocket Knife ID

Postby Uabecker » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:11 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome everyone.

Is there a special name for this knife/scissor combo?

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Re: Vintage Pocket Knife ID

Postby kootenay joe » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:55 pm

I have a similar folding scissors with knife blades, ivory handles, as well as pearl & smooth bone ?, not rare, made late 1800's to early 1900's in Germany & Austria as Mr. Charlie has already said. Often used with a sewing kit.
There was a lot of travel during that time between Europe & North America. Took 2-3 weeks on a ship. Loose buttons, rips, etc. you had to fix it yourself. Sewing kit like the slot knife were useful when travelling.
I bet Ray has a bunch !
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Re: Vintage Pocket Knife ID

Postby knife7knut » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:47 am

I have one of those made by Joseph Rodgers & Sons No. 6 Norfolk St. The handles appear to be ivory as are the one's on mine.There is supposed to be a spring to keep the blades open and a sleeve to hold them shut when not in use. I'm not sure whether Rodgers made that pair as they are slightly different from mine.
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Re: Vintage Pocket Knife ID

Postby Uabecker » Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:45 pm

knife7knut wrote:I have one of those made by Joseph Rodgers & Sons No. 6 Norfolk St. The handles appear to be ivory as are the one's on mine.There is supposed to be a spring to keep the blades open and a sleeve to hold them shut when not in use. I'm not sure whether Rodgers made that pair as they are slightly different from mine.



Awesome. Thanks for the info.

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Re: Vintage Pocket Knife ID

Postby kootenay joe » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:46 pm

Ray, i have never seen a J.R. folding scissors before. Absolutely best of all manufacturers of folding scissors i'm sure, and yours looks never used. I am a bit jealous 'cause i like scissors just like i like knives.
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