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Wilh wagner knife

Post by Gbell » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:55 pm

I’m looking for information on a Wilh Wagner knife.
Any information is greatly appreciated.
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Re: Wilh wagner knife

Post by kootenay joe » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:59 pm

Wilh Wagner was a manufacturer of high quality cutlery in Solingen. Do not have my book with me but they closed in 1980's i think.
This Swell End jack is a pattern i have never seen in a German made knife. The jigged bone handles although quite worn do not look anything like the jigged bone used in vintage German knives.
Handles are almost worn smooth. Blades look to have never been used.
This might not be an all original knife.
It looks like a USA handle with new W.W. blades.
I am not an expert in forensic Knifeology. My impressions can be wrong.
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Re: Wilh wagner knife

Post by danno50 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:34 am

You have seen and handled a great many German made knives, Roland, I would trust your impressions.
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Re: Wilh wagner knife

Post by EyeBJoe » Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:47 pm

"You have seen and handled a great many German made knives, Roland, I would trust your impressions."

Dan hit the nail on the head with respect to Roland and German made knives.


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Re: Wilh wagner knife

Post by knife7knut » Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:22 pm

kootenay joe wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:59 pm
Wilh Wagner was a manufacturer of high quality cutlery in Solingen. Do not have my book with me but they closed in 1980's i think.
This Swell End jack is a pattern i have never seen in a German made knife. The jigged bone handles although quite worn do not look anything like the jigged bone used in vintage German knives.
Handles are almost worn smooth. Blades look to have never been used.
This might not be an all original knife.
It looks like a USA handle with new W.W. blades.
I am not an expert in forensic Knifeology. My impressions can be wrong.
kj
Agreed.I have never seen a teardrop jack pattern that had a sheepfoot master blade.
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Re: Wilh wagner knife

Post by kootenay joe » Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:04 am

Good to get your confirmation k7k.
Do you 'guys' agree that this handle pattern and bone look like vintage USA manufacture ?
It has to be a 'worked on' knife to have brand new looking blades and very worn bone handles in the same knife.
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Re: Wilh wagner knife

Post by danno50 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:47 am

kootenay joe wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:04 am
Good to get your confirmation k7k.
Do you 'guys' agree that this handle pattern and bone look like vintage USA manufacture ?
It has to be a 'worked on' knife to have brand new looking blades and very worn bone handles in the same knife.
kj
Definitely agree with you.
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Re: Wilh wagner knife

Post by philco » Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:39 pm

For what it's worth I agree with the opinions stated above.

I will add that I do like the looks of that knife and especially like the blade combination it has. It would be a great knife to carry.
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Re: Wilh wagner knife

Post by RobesonsRme.com » Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:11 pm

The frame and handles look very Robesonesque to me.

How long is the knife?
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