Knives stamped "H.H. TAMMEN / LUCKY BUCK" have been mentioned only a few times in AAPK postings. Most of the hits on the word "Tammen" are in conjunction with the abalone-handled knife shown below. It was posted in 2011 by AAPK member paulsvintage in the "Old and Obscure Brands" topic (Paul last posted in 2016). Here is the link to Paul's post: viewtopic.php?f=35&t=21642&p=207148&hil ... en#p207148
I won this exact knife last week on eBay. It came from Roland (kootenay joe) who had purchased it from Paul. It was one of a group of a dozen or so knives Roland had consigned to a seller he works with. It arrived yesterday; it's a real beauty and is near mint. The tang stamp is shown below. Tammen was not a knife maker so it is a contract knife. While the knife is not stamped "Germany" or "Solingen" Roland believes it to be German and I trust his expertise.
None of the mentions of H.H. Tammen in AAPK has any information on the company and Goins only lists the name with no other info, so I decided to do some digging. I found the following (edited) description of H.H. Tammen the man and his company on the Western Americana website called "Cayuse" - here is the link: http://cayusewa.com/item/artist/h-h-tammen/
H.H. Tammen (1856-1924)
"A maker of souvenirs in the west, based in Denver. They specialized in rodeo, National Park and western items. Harry Heye Tammen was born in Baltimore, Maryland on March 6, 1856, the son of a German immigrant pharmacist. He attended Knapps Academy in Baltimore, then worked in Philadelphia before moving to Denver in 1880. With his partner Charles A. Stuart he worked as a Denver bartender in 1880, and in 1881 they established the firm of H.H. Tammen & Co. (aka H.H. Tammen Curio Co.) in Denver, Colorado.
The company focused on creating souvenir mineralogical curiosities of Colorado, but also sold photography, silver souvenir spoons, and the like. In 1895, Tammen became a co-editor of the Denver Post. He was apparently behind the controversial decision of Buffalo Bill’s family, to bury him in Denver instead of his hometown of Cody, Wyoming. The H.H. Tammen Curio Co. was in business until 1953, and possibly as late as 1962."
I also found out that the October 2010 issue of Knife World had an article titled "H.H. Tammen - One of a Kind" which I'm sure must have a lot more detail of interest to us knife folks. If anyone has that issue I'd gladly send you a few $ to make me a copy of the article that I could keep with the knife; PM me.