Wilbert Cutlery Company Hunters Pride Knife

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Wilbert Cutlery Company Hunters Pride Knife

Postby Han0verfiste » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:47 am

Hey Guys Im asking what to value this knife at. It has a Wilbert Cutlery Company Tang Stamp and I found it in a 1920s Sears Catalog as the Hunters Pride Knife . It is like new in condition, and if anyone can , can you give me an idea of value?
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Re: Wilbert Cutlery Company Hunters Pride Knife

Postby outkast » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:57 am

Wilbert's can bring big money, I gave $400 for this jumbo cigar that is not mint Handles are good but master has been sharpened and has the spot under the nail pull. Now my opinion cigar pattern is a little more desirable at least for me anyway. Also the guy I bought mine from had another last time I saw him that had good legible blade etch. He said it was already sold and guy was paying $600.

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Re: Wilbert Cutlery Company Hunters Pride Knife

Postby Gunsil » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:10 am

HanO, your knife is fairly nice looking but it is no where near mint or unused. It has been heavily cleaned at some time and the blades appear to have sharpening loss. As for value, some guys like 'em cleaned, some don't.

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Re: Wilbert Cutlery Company Hunters Pride Knife

Postby peanut740 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:27 am

Ditto what Gene said.Just because it is shiney,that don't make it mint.
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Re: Wilbert Cutlery Company Hunters Pride Knife

Postby Han0verfiste » Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:32 am

Ok I can Go with that, The knife is wicked sharp so it could have been sharpened and polished.
Thats why Come here to get set straight. So both of you guys thanks for the info.

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Re: Wilbert Cutlery Company Hunters Pride Knife

Postby RalphAlsip » Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:33 am

I cropped the blades out of one of the original pictures and brightened them a bit. I would be grateful to learn how to read these blades to know they have been "heavily" cleaned. The blades appear to have carbon spots in a few places. Did the cleaning occur some time ago and have these spots appeared after the cleaning or did the cleaning not remove them? I'm not suggesting the blades have never been cleaned. My expectation is that heavy cleaning would have removed all of the spots.
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Re: Wilbert Cutlery Company Hunters Pride Knife

Postby Han0verfiste » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:06 am

I will post some better photos tomorrow, These blades are as I found them , I would be interested in how to tell myself.
I find knives all the time I would love to be a better judge of a good blade.

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Re: Wilbert Cutlery Company Hunters Pride Knife

Postby BWT » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:44 am

Hano that is a really good looking knife. Maybe it was never used a lot, and always kept in good condition. I'm not at expert, actually a rookie. I have a few knives that are older knives that look really clean and looking at them in person they don't look heavily cleaned just well taken care of???
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Re: Wilbert Cutlery Company Hunters Pride Knife

Postby peanut740 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:45 am

Take a photo with the blades closed looking down from the top.
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Re: Wilbert Cutlery Company Hunters Pride Knife

Postby thefarside » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:53 pm

Waiting for better pictures, but looking at those supplied to date, I see a lot wrong with the knife. Crack in front handle, pivot pin has been replaced and if you look closely the pen blade may have been welded on (note different color of steel both sides of blade at the tang). The pen blade shows far more loss of original grind lines than the master.

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Re: Wilbert Cutlery Company Hunters Pride Knife

Postby OLDE CUTLER » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:28 pm

outkast wrote:Wilbert's can bring big money, I gave $400 for this jumbo cigar that is not mint Handles are good but master has been sharpened and has the spot under the nail pull. Now my opinion cigar pattern is a little more desirable at least for me anyway. Also the guy I bought mine from had another last time I saw him that had good legible blade etch. He said it was already sold and guy was paying $600.

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I have a similar Wilbert that I bought out of an antique shop junk box for $3. Mine is referred to as the moose pattern. I had to do some work on it though. It had to be repinned because some one used it as a crowbar. The blade didn't break as they are about 3/16" thick.

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Re: Wilbert Cutlery Company Hunters Pride Knife

Postby outkast » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:16 pm

OLDE CUTLER wrote:
outkast wrote:Wilbert's can bring big money, I gave $400 for this jumbo cigar that is not mint Handles are good but master has been sharpened and has the spot under the nail pull. Now my opinion cigar pattern is a little more desirable at least for me anyway. Also the guy I bought mine from had another last time I saw him that had good legible blade etch. He said it was already sold and guy was paying $600.

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Wilbert Cut. Co. Big Cigar 7.jpg


I have a similar Wilbert that I bought out of an antique shop junk box for $3. Mine is referred to as the moose pattern. I had to do some work on it though. It had to be repinned because some one used it as a crowbar. The blade didn't break as they are about 3/16" thick.

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Actually a jumbo cigar hence the shape and not blade configuration. Nice knife either way you look at it. I'm fairly sure iot's the same as mine so would have had the blade etch at one time.

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Re: Wilbert Cutlery Company Hunters Pride Knife

Postby peanut740 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:09 am

outkast wrote:
OLDE CUTLER wrote:
outkast wrote:Wilbert's can bring big money, I gave $400 for this jumbo cigar that is not mint Handles are good but master has been sharpened and has the spot under the nail pull. Now my opinion cigar pattern is a little more desirable at least for me anyway. Also the guy I bought mine from had another last time I saw him that had good legible blade etch. He said it was already sold and guy was paying $600.

Wilbert Cut. Co. Big Cigar 3.jpg
Wilbert Cut. Co. Big Cigar 4.jpg
Wilbert Cut. Co. Big Cigar 5.jpg
Wilbert Cut. Co. Big Cigar 7.jpg


I have a similar Wilbert that I bought out of an antique shop junk box for $3. Mine is referred to as the moose pattern. I had to do some work on it though. It had to be repinned because some one used it as a crowbar. The blade didn't break as they are about 3/16" thick.

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Actually a jumbo cigar hence the shape and not blade configuration. Nice knife either way you look at it. I'm fairly sure iot's the same as mine so would have had the blade etch at one time.

Outkast,OC's blades are reversed from yours.
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Re: Wilbert Cutlery Company Hunters Pride Knife

Postby outkast » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:18 am

peanut740 wrote:
outkast wrote:
OLDE CUTLER wrote:
I have a similar Wilbert that I bought out of an antique shop junk box for $3. Mine is referred to as the moose pattern. I had to do some work on it though. It had to be repinned because some one used it as a crowbar. The blade didn't break as they are about 3/16" thick.

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Actually a jumbo cigar hence the shape and not blade configuration. Nice knife either way you look at it. I'm fairly sure iot's the same as mine so would have had the blade etch at one time.

Outkast,OC's blades are reversed from yours.


If it's 4 1/4" I still say same pattern, as for the blades being opposite I don't think it's that uncommon it's been seen with other knives bad day at work oops put that shield in upside down or even put the wrong blade in.

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Re: Wilbert Cutlery Company Hunters Pride Knife

Postby peanut740 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:29 am

outkast wrote:
peanut740 wrote:
outkast wrote:
Actually a jumbo cigar hence the shape and not blade configuration. Nice knife either way you look at it. I'm fairly sure iot's the same as mine so would have had the blade etch at one time.

Outkast,OC's blades are reversed from yours.


If it's 4 1/4" I still say same pattern, as for the blades being opposite I don't think it's that uncommon it's been seen with other knives bad day at work oops put that shield in upside down or even put the wrong blade in.

Agreed.It appears original.
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