Maker F. E. W. - Any Info please

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Maker F. E. W. - Any Info please

Postby bigbore » Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:07 pm

Hi,
Does anyone known what i have here?

Any info welcome.

Only Marks:
F. E. W.
II

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Re: Maker F. E. W. - Any Info please

Postby doglegg » Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:08 pm

Erwin, looks to me like you have a very beautiful and quality knife. Looks like a custom and well done. I like the lock release. Congrats. ::tu::

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Re: Maker F. E. W. - Any Info please

Postby remington collector » Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:57 pm

I would guess that the knife is a custom and that his or her initials are F.E.W. Looks like a good one to me.

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Re: Maker F. E. W. - Any Info please

Postby bigbore » Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:35 pm

Thanks dogleg & remington collector

i was hoping a maker of this quality would be known by his initials.
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Re: Maker F. E. W. - Any Info please

Postby kootenay joe » Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:11 pm

I have seen other well made very attractive custom knives marked with 3 initials and sometimes a year or other number. When posted (here or BF) no one knew who the maker was.
I think there are quite a few skilled workmen who make knives for awhile, maybe as gifts for friends and maybe sell locally, and then move on to some other challenging endeavor. They don't post on line (and many made knives before the internet started) and did not advertise so there is no record of their knives.
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Re: Maker F. E. W. - Any Info please

Postby XX Case XX » Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:14 pm

remington collector wrote:I would guess that the knife is a custom and that his or her initials are F.E.W.

My thoughts exactly. ::nod:: ::tu::

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Re: Maker F. E. W. - Any Info please

Postby just bob » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:26 pm

I have a reference book from 1996 that has a listing for custom knife makers. The only listing matching the initials is Fred E. Weber of Forked River, NJ. Don't know if this will help you or not. Maybe you can get additional information or maybe it's a dead end?


https://www.arizonacustomknives.com/kni ... red-e.html
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Re: Maker F. E. W. - Any Info please

Postby bigbore » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:51 pm

just bob: THANKS a lot, that was it.
now i know the maker.

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ ... 1827590743
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Re: Maker F. E. W. - Any Info please

Postby Quick Steel » Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:04 pm

Bigbore, Congratulations on a great catch. I saw that all of his knives on consignment were fixed blades. He appears to have made very few folders making yours extra special. ::tu::
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Re: Maker F. E. W. - Any Info please

Postby kootenay joe » Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:05 am

The Arizona Custom Knives link shows a Fred E Weber fixed blade knife just added 2 days ago. i.e. Fred E Weber is still here. You can email him and ask him to confirm he made your knife and likely learn when he made it as well.
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