Who Makes This Knife ??

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Who Makes This Knife ??

Postby Jporter1974 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:09 pm

I've gone and done it again,I've spent money on a knife and I don't even know who made it. I seen the swell center and the long pull, then I asked the guy who made it and he didn't know, but could partially read the tang stamping. Needless to say, I bought the knife and its in the mail. I spent several hours hours last night trying to compare the pull on the blade to other similar knives and I am just nowhere near able to get anywhere on the tang stamp. I'm just not knowledgeable enough on the older knives.
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Re: Who Makes This Knife ??

Postby Doc B » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:31 pm

I know nothing about the knife...except I too, think it looks cool! Looks like a Southington Knife Co knife from Connecticut. I found another picture, where the word South, is on the tang, above the Ington. Seems the company was in business from 1867-1905.
More knowledgeable people will certainly come along.

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Re: Who Makes This Knife ??

Postby kootenay joe » Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:49 am

The pattern is a Swell Center Folding Hunter and your knife is less worn than many of them. Southington Cut Co is my best guess too.
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Re: Who Makes This Knife ??

Postby btrwtr » Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:28 pm

Good looking knife. To echo Doc B and KJ, Southington.
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Re: Who Makes This Knife ??

Postby kootenay joe » Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:48 pm

Confirmed by Wayne means Southington is what it is. Southington is a somewhat uncommonly seen marking and quite collectible. And the Swell Center Folding Hunter is a very collectible pattern. I think it is worth at least $100, possibly more.
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Re: Who Makes This Knife ??

Postby Jporter1974 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:30 pm

Thanks for the help on this one.. I definitely needed it. I have been trying to look for old patterns and uncommon cutlery companies, as we all probably do. There is so much to be learned on these old companies and the cutlers who worked there, as well as the future companies they were connected to. This is a big and solid old knife with no wobble what so ever and a big snap. ~Jon

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Re: Who Makes This Knife ??

Postby kootenay joe » Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:56 am

Jon one of the best things about knife collecting is that the body of knowledge encompassed is so huge no one ever learns but a fraction of it. So it never gets boring because a never before seen knife or brand always comes along. Knife forums like AAPK allow each of us to share our little bit of info. and learn from the other members.
So don't feel badly about only knowing a little because this is all any of us knows.
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Re: Who Makes This Knife ??

Postby LongBlade » Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:57 am

Really nice knife and good score Jon ::tu:: ... Southington is definitely one of the good old CT companies!! Always a bonus to find an old Hunter in good condition too... and KJ is right - there is always something new to learn about some aspect of knives - in my opinion no matter how long you’ve been doing it... and that is what keeps it interesting (which applies to the many hobbies, art, etc - for me I’ve been heavily involved in fly fishing for almost 40 years and even teach it at different venues yet I still am always learning something new :wink: )...
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