Recent finds - some of my dad’s knives

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Recent finds - some of my dad’s knives

Post by Mumbleypeg » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:20 pm

My sister recently brought me a small box that she found in my deceased father’s closet. To my surprise it contained several knives that I had not seen before, and didn’t know he had. So I don’t know much about their history aside from what the knives themselves tell us. Here’s some pictures - as found condition, which in some cases is not too good. Not sure yet whether I’ll try to clean them up, or just try to stabilize them in their present state. The Case is mint but has some kind of “gunk” (maybe cosmoline?) on the blades. The Craftsman is still in the unopened blister pack.

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Re: Recent finds - some of my dad’s knives

Post by Mumbleypeg » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:31 pm

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Re: Recent finds - some of my dad’s knives

Post by royal0014 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:32 pm

That's awesome Ken
Finds like that puts a warm little glow in a man's heart
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Re: Recent finds - some of my dad’s knives

Post by dlr110 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:39 pm

Now that's what I call finding a real treasure. Even though you didn't know anything about them I hope they spark some good memories of your Dad. God Bless you Ken. ::tu::
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Post by RobesonsRme.com » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:06 pm

Your knives, of course and you might well wish to leave them as they are, but that Robeson cattle knife would look wonderful after a proper restoration by someone that knows how to go about it.

Although I suspect the color in your photos might not be accurate, it is still premium Robeson bone.

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Re: Recent finds - some of my dad’s knives

Post by XX Case XX » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:35 pm

The 6392 is beautiful. I tried counting the dots but it get's a little blurry right about here. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Re: Recent finds - some of my dad’s knives

Post by Mumbleypeg » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:51 pm

Charlie, I had the same thought about the Robeson. Even though the blades are ruined, the handle covers are fantastic! How would you go about restoring, and do you have a recommendation of someone to do it? (send me a PM if you want).

Mike, it’s a ten dot. I am going to clean up that one. Just needs some solvent to get that thin coat of gunk off the blades, and I think she’ll be mint, or very close to it. Still has the Case printed brown vellum wrapper!

Thanks everyone for the kind comments. Dad passed away over 4 years ago so it was a real surprise to find them now.

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Post by KleenCut61 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:54 pm

Using The Count The Spaces method I got 1970 = 10 dots ______ :mrgreen: K.C.

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Re: Recent finds - some of my dad’s knives

Post by tongueriver » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:39 pm

Wow! What a rush! Looks like your Dad had a big head start on you. Lots of warm fuzzy, there. Congratulations.

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Re: Recent finds - some of my dad’s knives

Post by Steve Warden » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:46 pm

D) All of the above.

Great find! I really like that Case.
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Re: Recent finds - some of my dad’s knives

Post by herbva » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:47 pm

Kan, I also think that based on the spacing, the 6392 is a 10 dot. What a cool find! I always start with WD-40 to see what I can gently clean off. :D
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Re: Recent finds - some of my dad’s knives

Post by cudgee » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:29 am

::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: . There is a lot of history attached there, they are the classic cannot put a price on them, the family and emotional connection is priceless. Very happy for you mate. Have a good day. :D

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Re: Recent finds - some of my dad’s knives

Post by Colonel26 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:36 am

Priceless knives for sure! The CASE of course is amazing, but the bone on the Robeson is outstanding.
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Re: Recent finds - some of my dad’s knives

Post by Doc B » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:48 am

Being a knife lover...I can't think of anything better, to find from your Dad, Ken! ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Recent finds - some of my dad’s knives

Post by Mumbleypeg » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:54 am

Thanks for the comments everyone. They are indeed special as heirlooms. Not knowing anything about them from my dad, the thought occurred to me that some of them might have belonged to my grandfather. ::shrug::
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Although I suspect the color in your photos might not be accurate, it is still premium Robeson bone.

Charlie
Charlie, seeing your comment made me go back and take another look. I did use the iPad software to increase the brightness of the pictures, which could have affected the color. But actually they’re pretty much as you see them. Here are the unaltered pics. Not sure if it is “strawberry bone” - probably not - but there’s definitely red in it. The pile side has the worm-groove style jigging that I’ve always liked. ::tu:: Looks like a little of it on the mark side too.

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