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Trying to find information on this old knife

Post by Gone2Three » Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:47 pm

Howdy everyone, just wanted to see if I could acquire some expert information on this old knife I purchased from a person whose spouse collected. Also not sure of the value, but hoping it's worth something... thank you for any information you can provide.
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Re: Trying to find information on this old knife

Post by philco » Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:52 pm

Here's what Goin's Encyclopedia of Cutlery Markings has for that tang stamp;

A.W. Wadsworth & Sons Germany

c. 1905-1936 A trademark used by A. Kastor & Brothers.

(Please note, some of these Wadsworth knives also have "XLNT" stamped on the back of the tang. )

That's a nice knife in good condition as far as I can tell from the photos. It would make a nice addition to most collections. Ebay sold listings would be your best and most accurate source for current price information.
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Re: Trying to find information on this old knife

Post by Gone2Three » Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:40 pm

Thank you for your quick response! So that makes it my oldest knife in the collection I've started.... I'll see what I can find out on it's value.
In the meantime if there's any other details, please chime in.
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Re: Trying to find information on this old knife

Post by doglegg » Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:25 pm

It sure has pretty handles. A very knice addition. And welcome. ::nod:: ::handshake::

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Re: Trying to find information on this old knife

Post by Gone2Three » Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:14 pm

Thanks for the welcoming here, I've been looking through many of the posts here on the forum and learning along the way.

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Re: Trying to find information on this old knife

Post by Gone2Three » Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:22 pm

One thing I did notice on this knife is that one of the little pins (Sorry if I'm calling it a wrong term) holding the bone handles is raised enough that you can feel it when you touch it. Is this common for the age? Can it be fixed or just leave it?... inquiring minds want to know

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Re: Trying to find information on this old knife

Post by knife7knut » Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:41 pm

Gone2Three wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:22 pm
One thing I did notice on this knife is that one of the little pins (Sorry if I'm calling it a wrong term) holding the bone handles is raised enough that you can feel it when you touch it. Is this common for the age? Can it be fixed or just leave it?... inquiring minds want to know
That is a normal condition for bone handled knives.I would just leave it be unless it is bothering you to hold the knife.
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Re: Trying to find information on this old knife

Post by 1967redrider » Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:03 pm

Great looking old German knife, and ::welcome:: to AAPK. ::tu::
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Post by Reverand » Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:17 pm

That is a beautiful knife! Such fine patina on that good steel, and I love the look of the softly worn bone handles. That is a fine one to show off!
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Re: Trying to find information on this old knife

Post by carrmillus » Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:30 pm

....looks a lot like Rogers Bone to me????............... ::tu:: ::tu:: ......................

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Re: Trying to find information on this old knife

Post by kootenay joe » Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:33 pm

Older German bone handle 2 blade Jacks are reasonably common. Only a few knife collectors in USA collect vintage German knives so value is not high. Auctioned on ebay it would bring around $35-$40 (on average).
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Re: Trying to find information on this old knife

Post by Gone2Three » Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:17 am

Thank you all for the additional information, advice and complements on my new to me knife.
Haven't seen too many like it, but I'm sure they are others out there. Paid $50 shipped, so that's on par with what was said....I loved the way it looked so it's worth it!

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Re: Trying to find information on this old knife

Post by kootenay joe » Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:14 am

Blades look full and the bone is very attractive. It is a fine vintage knife, a bit nicer than most of the vintage German jack knives so i'd say $50 which includes shipping, is fair to both.
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Re: Trying to find information on this old knife

Post by Gone2Three » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:09 am

Thank you Kj ::tu::

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Re: Trying to find information on this old knife

Post by Doc B » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:40 am

I think $50 was a fair deal for a great looking knife! ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::
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