Also, the Genesee River is nearby, flowing through Letchworth State Park and gorge, which is a beautiful place.
https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&aut ... CweJPaikiw
Also, if I might clarify, I took the time to re-read my post on Robeson tang stamps referenced above and it appears the knife George posted in the OP has a stamp different from those listed by Tom Kalcevic or known to me.
R. C. CO.
does not appear in Tom's book, Knives Can Talk!
Tom listed a mark that was simply, GENESEE
and that is also the mark my internet acquaintance possessed. He lived in the Perry, New York area. I have long ago lost contact with him, indeed, I cannot even recall his name at the moment. We met via Ebay in its earliest days, but he has just dropped out of sight and contact.
I would still date George's knife in the 1890's time frame and given the GERMANY
stamp on one blade, after 1891, but prior to Sherwood / Bingham being contracted for Robeson's manufacture to circumvent the tariffs.