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J. Ward & Company Bronxville, NY Questions

Postby jcoe2004 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:06 pm

I picked this up this weekend at a flea market and I have no clue about it, nor can I find another like it. Does anyone know anything about it. The guy thought it was celluloid, but I'm really not sure. He wasn't either, but thought it might be a fruit knife. Age unknown. Thank you all in advance!

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Re: J. Ward & Company Bronxville, NY Questions

Postby FRJ » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:35 pm

Welcome here, jcoe2004.
I think that is very neat looking. I wish I could stumble into something like that.
It's unique. At least to me.
Don't let that one get away from you.
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Re: J. Ward & Company Bronxville, NY Questions

Postby jcoe2004 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:38 pm

Thank you for that. I just wish I knew more about it... Are the J. Ward knives rare?

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Re: J. Ward & Company Bronxville, NY Questions

Postby FRJ » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:46 pm

I was so taken with the knife I forgot to look at J Ward.

Goin's Encyclopedia of Cutlery Markings shows a J. Ward with only one date. ..... 1913 ..............

So there's probably not too many around.
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Re: J. Ward & Company Bronxville, NY Questions

Postby jcoe2004 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:54 pm

Oh, super cool! I really hope that's the case :) I can't really tell what the material is, do you think it's celluloid? I know it's hard without seeing it in person.

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Re: J. Ward & Company Bronxville, NY Questions

Postby FRJ » Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:22 am

The handles and the blade look like different material.
I don't know what they are. I don't think the handle is celluloid. Some kind of composite I assume.
The blade looks like bone but probably not.

Some one with more experience than me in such a unique knife will, I hope, come along.
It's a keeper. ::tu::
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Re: J. Ward & Company Bronxville, NY Questions

Postby jcoe2004 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:34 am

Thank you. I guess I'll just have to be patient. I only paid $5 for it, lol. :D

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Re: J. Ward & Company Bronxville, NY Questions

Postby FRJ » Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:48 am

I did a search but I can't remember how to get the link about the knife in the response box.

If you can do a search (under quick links) you can find more about this maker in a few threads.

Type in j ward bronxville and click on search.

I thought I had seen this name before.
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Re: J. Ward & Company Bronxville, NY Questions

Postby jcoe2004 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:17 am

I found a member that had the same knife as of 2005, so I messaged him. I hope he's still a member and can tell me more.

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Re: J. Ward & Company Bronxville, NY Questions

Postby FRJ » Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:19 am

Good luck. ::tu::
I hope some one comes by with more information on what this knife is made of.
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Re: J. Ward & Company Bronxville, NY Questions

Postby Mumbleypeg » Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:25 am

Here's an older post with what appears to be the same pattern. viewtopic.php?f=35&t=17473&hilit=J.+Ward+bronxville#p171614. Says the handles and the blade are both Ivory.

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Re: J. Ward & Company Bronxville, NY Questions

Postby jcoe2004 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:31 am

Thank you, Ken. I did see that one and reached out to the member to see if they found out anymore info on it. I would love to know the value of it, and the approximate age. I thought it was ivory as well, but the guy I bought it off of said it was celluloid...

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Re: J. Ward & Company Bronxville, NY Questions

Postby RobesonsRme.com » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:09 pm

I’m away from home, so I have no reference material, but I think J. WARD /BRONXVILLE, NY is a good deal older than 1913.

Pretty sure Abraham Lincoln was presented with a very fancy, pearl handled, gold etched, multi-bladed commemorative knife. There are photos of that knife here on ASK somewhere.

I suspect the OP knife is all ivory and yes, it’s a fruit knife.

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Re: J. Ward & Company Bronxville, NY Questions

Postby jcoe2004 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:16 pm

Yes, I have figured that out so far from people here on the forum. Thanks for the input, and the Lincoln knife is amazing :)

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Re: J. Ward & Company Bronxville, NY Questions

Postby RobesonsRme.com » Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:15 am

Here's a slot knife someone has on Ebay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Civil-War-Era- ... SwCExbab95

Cannot speak to the accuracy of the seller's information.

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