Union Cutlery Co.

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Jporter1974
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Union Cutlery Co.

Postby Jporter1974 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:01 am

I am aware that Kabar was a union cutlery, but this has I believe mfrs ( I can't tell if the second letter is F ) above union cutlery co. It also doesn't say where it was manufactured. I know that it's old and deserves to remain..any knowledge of this knife would be greatly appreciated. ~ JP
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Re: Union Cutlery Co.

Postby stlouisknives » Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:51 pm

You have an extremely rare knife there. it was made by the Union Cutlery Company of Chicago, Illinois. They were in business for about 2 years from 1887 to 1888. They are not related to the Union Cutlery Co of KA-Bar fame and pre-date them by about 20 years or so.


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Re: Union Cutlery Co.

Postby Jporter1974 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:23 am

Thanks for the info st.Louis knives. I looked for anything on the knife but could find nothing. I thought it was old, but never thought 1880s. Very cool..

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Re: Union Cutlery Co.

Postby msteele6 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:28 am

What are the letters above the word "Union" on the tang stamp?

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Re: Union Cutlery Co.

Postby gsmith7158 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:26 am

This is from Goins. It looks to be the top mark. MFRS UNION CUTLERY CO. 1887-1888
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Re: Union Cutlery Co.

Postby bocaj » Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:09 am

Really cool.... where/ how did it show up for you ???

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Re: Union Cutlery Co.

Postby Jporter1974 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:56 am

I was actually after a keen kutter on Ebay and viewed the sellers other items. She was listing both for her husband and agreed to sell me both.
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