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Post by lakeside6a » Mon May 13, 2019 10:26 pm

Can anyone Identify this knife or maker?
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Re: maker?

Post by Shearer » Mon May 13, 2019 11:09 pm

Just a guess .
Some other members might have a better idea.
German made
J A Henchels (Zwillingswerk- means twins in english )
Most of the Henchels have two figures.

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Post by Mumbleypeg » Mon May 13, 2019 11:36 pm

Grant is correct. That’s a “Henckels International” mark. Usually it’s “twins” (Zwilling), but IIRC the Henckels international is a lower quality line that has only one figure instead of two. The main difference between the two is that the “Twin” line has higher quality materials i.e. better steel. There is typically a substantial price difference between them.

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Post by lakeside6a » Tue May 14, 2019 1:20 am

ok thanks for information of maker any idea of time period? value? what does the s.m.z. stand for ?

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Post by RobesonsRme.com » Tue May 14, 2019 2:27 am

I understand what you all are saying re' Henckels, but that whole knife is just shouting JAPAN!!! to me.

Did Henckels really ever make a knife that looked so poorly made?

No offense to its owner.

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Post by Jeffinn » Tue May 14, 2019 5:50 pm

The Henckles International brand logo is just a little bit different. I found some info here:
http://icculus.org/~mongoose/files/Henckels
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Post by RobesonsRme.com » Thu May 16, 2019 1:49 am

A Google Image search for "S. M. Z. Knife".

https://www.google.com/search?biw=1600& ... 3NSoEzcdME

Look at the switchblades on the red background.

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Post by lakeside6a » Thu May 16, 2019 2:01 am

ok thanks charlie Tom

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Post by Mumbleypeg » Thu May 16, 2019 2:05 am

RobesonsRme.com wrote:A Google Image search for "S. M. Z. Knife".

https://www.google.com/search?biw=1600& ... 3NSoEzcdME

Look at the switchblades on the red background.

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One of the images appears to be the same knife, or one like it. Image is from from eBay.

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Re: maker?

Post by FRJ » Thu May 16, 2019 2:14 am

Here is a knife that has, I believe, poor Japanese construction.
Handle covers seem similar.
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Post by kootenay joe » Sun May 19, 2019 4:41 am

Not a Henckels logo of any sort and not a Henckels knife. I think it is an older Japan knife, ~ 1960's.
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Post by just bob » Fri May 24, 2019 11:03 pm

This image shows a clear picture of the single Henckel's logo side by side with the image on the OP. They may be similar but do have differences.
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Post by kootenay joe » Sat May 25, 2019 1:12 pm

Certainly looks like "S.M.Z." purposely used a Henckels like logo to fool potential buyers.
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Re: maker?

Post by lakeside6a » Sun May 26, 2019 7:37 pm

my thoughts about the logo too stolen identity ? I still like my Knife no matter the Maker Tom

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