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New guy / Old knives

Postby torizus » Tue May 14, 2019 10:56 pm

Hello everyone
First time post here.
This past winter I went searching for some bayonets to go with my military rifles and along the way I got hooked on the folders and fix blades.
I have acquired a certain liking to the TL-29 pattern and picked a few to checkout the various differences offered.

Now my question, I came across one that only has a symbol making on blade tang, no other markings or stamps anywhere else but it's only in stage 2 of the cleanup process but pretty certain there no other identifiers. I've found some info that it is an Olsen brand mark or signifies the word "OK" as was supposedly used by Olsen, others have said its a Ontario Knife brand


Any opinions on which company made this knife ?
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Re: New guy / Old knives

Postby doglegg » Tue May 14, 2019 11:19 pm

Knice group you have there. All knives are OK with me so I guess I can't help with the tang stamp. But welcome, I bet someone will be along shortly that will have the answer. Some of the blade smiths on here do some awesome customizing of the 29's. ::nod:: ::handshake::

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Re: New guy / Old knives

Postby garddogg56 » Tue May 14, 2019 11:26 pm

That is the tang stamp of Olsen Knives,I believe they were out of Michigan.Welcome to the porch ::handshake::
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Re: New guy / Old knives

Postby Jeffinn » Tue May 14, 2019 11:54 pm

I have an older Ontario Knife company electricians knife with the exact same tang mark.
I believe Olsen Knife produced fixed blade hunting knives primarily but I could be wrong. Hopefully someone who knows that specific tang mark will be along soon.
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Re: New guy / Old knives

Postby garddogg56 » Wed May 15, 2019 12:04 am

I may have been wrong :oops: :oops: :oops: I swore I had a Olsen stockman with that stamp ::shrug::
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Re: New guy / Old knives

Postby Mumbleypeg » Wed May 15, 2019 12:05 am

Welcome torizus! Nice pile of TL-29s! It seems TL-29s are your thing, so if you haven’t done so already, check out the ones here. Here’s a link to one thread, to get you started. ::tu:: viewtopic.php?f=35&t=2659

BTW I’ve seen that stamp before but I can’t recall who is the maker, so I’m of no help. ::facepalm::

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Re: New guy / Old knives

Postby cody6268 » Wed May 15, 2019 12:07 am

Ontario Knife used that mark on some military knives (like this TL-29 in the 1980s. They also made them for Queen.

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Re: New guy / Old knives

Postby Mumbleypeg » Wed May 15, 2019 12:19 am

cody6268 wrote:Ontario Knife used that mark on some military knives (like this TL-29 in the 1980s. They also made them for Queen.


IIRC Ontario once owned Queen.

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Re: New guy / Old knives

Postby cody6268 » Wed May 15, 2019 12:28 am

Mumbleypeg wrote:
cody6268 wrote:Ontario Knife used that mark on some military knives (like this TL-29 in the 1980s. They also made them for Queen.


IIRC Ontario once owned Queen.

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Thanks. I did not know that, any more info on that?

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Re: New guy / Old knives

Postby Jeffinn » Wed May 15, 2019 12:29 am

Mine is in a little rougher shape than yours;
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Re: New guy / Old knives

Postby torizus » Wed May 15, 2019 12:50 am

Thanks for all the informative and quick responses.
I can see that there is so much to learn here regarding manufacturers, new and old,patterns etc, Looking forward to it all.

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Re: New guy / Old knives

Postby Mumbleypeg » Wed May 15, 2019 12:56 am

cody6268 wrote:
Mumbleypeg wrote:
cody6268 wrote:Ontario Knife used that mark on some military knives (like this TL-29 in the 1980s. They also made them for Queen.


IIRC Ontario once owned Queen.

Ken


Thanks. I did not know that, any more info on that?

Here's an old post that gives some details about it. According to this they were both owned by the same parent company, Servotronics. viewtopic.php?f=61&t=16864&hilit=Ontario&start=15#p147862

As best I can determine Servotronics still owns Ontario knife. Maybe someone else has more recent info.

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Re: New guy / Old knives

Postby Steve Warden » Wed May 15, 2019 1:12 am

Sweet collection!
Nothing to add to the knowledge thrown out there already (great bunch of folks who really know their stuff), so I'll just say welcome!
Take care and God bless,

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Re: New guy / Old knives

Postby Jeffinn » Wed May 15, 2019 1:22 am

Here’s a different model pocket knife with the same tang mark and some identifying blade etching (from e-bay):
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Re: New guy / Old knives

Postby zoogirl » Wed May 15, 2019 2:58 am

No help, I’m afraid, but I did want to say welcome! This place rocks! You won’t find a nicer bunch of guys, or a more informative one. If you throw them something they don’t know, they’ll go look it up to satisfy their own curiosity.
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