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Does anyone have any background on Contento Knife CO. I have a Mother of Pearl handled 4 blade utility knife by Contento that I am trying to date.
Any help would be appreciated.
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Pictures will be helpful if you have them, but GERMAN KNIFE AND SWORD MAKERS, by J. Anthony Carter, lists Contento as a trademark first registered by Peter Altenbach & Sohne in 1921.
Carter's book is EXCELLENT, by the way. The best resource for researching old German knife companies. Grab a copy if you can!
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I have owned a few Contento knives that i think were made fairly recently, maybe 1970's-'80's. Decent knives but no one except for extreme out of control knifers bids for them so prices are low.