Help Identifying A Pocket Knife

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Help Identifying A Pocket Knife

Post by Jbsteed » Thu May 07, 2020 8:42 pm

Hello all. New member here. I've happened to acquire a knife that I am having trouble Identifying. The brand is not legible on the main blade. It is 3- 1/2" closed and 5- 7/8" open (main blade) If anyone could help me out, I would really appreciate it. Attached are some pics. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Help Identifying A Pocket Knife

Post by Steve Warden » Thu May 07, 2020 8:59 pm

Welcome! ::handshake::
That's a Queen stamp on the tang. Beyond that, I have nothing.
Folks a lot smarter than I on such things will be right along!
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Re: Help Identifying A Pocket Knife

Post by Papa Bones » Thu May 07, 2020 9:14 pm

I agree with Steve. It is a Queen, and looks like it could either be The Queen logo with "Steel" or it could be the Queen logo with "ueen spelling out queen. You could try rubbing with a pencil eraser and see if it becomes more clear, or if your careful, some 0000 steel wool and lightly buff the tang stamp and see if you can read it better.
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Re: Help Identifying A Pocket Knife

Post by treefarmer » Thu May 07, 2020 9:40 pm

Howdy, Jbsteed! ::welcome:: to AAPK. ::handshake::
Your Queen appears to be a # 47, called a Balloon Pattern. The pictures aren't quite clear enough but the tang stamp appears to be one used in the 1950's. Not sure about the handle material. It is most likely real Winterbottom Bone.
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Re: Help Identifying A Pocket Knife

Post by Doc B » Thu May 07, 2020 10:05 pm

Queen, swell center. Nice little knife. Put some oil on the blades and joints, sharpen it up...it'll make a great user!
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Re: Help Identifying A Pocket Knife

Post by treefarmer » Thu May 07, 2020 10:26 pm

Just noticed Doc B used the name swell center, which does describe the shape of your knife. The name Balloon Pattern is from the old Queen catalogs. In addition to those two names the #47 it is also referred to as a Half Whittler in some of the Queen reference lists. There is a #48 which has the same frame but with an additional blade on the little end, that being a coping blade. That knife, the 48, is referred to as a Whittler and in the old catalogs as a Carpenter's knife.
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Post by 1967redrider » Fri May 08, 2020 1:01 am

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Re: Help Identifying A Pocket Knife

Post by Jbsteed » Fri May 08, 2020 1:04 pm

Wow! You guys are great! A heap of information in no time at all. Made me feel very welcome also. I'm on another forum (a specific job sector) and you wouldn't believe how they treat new guys and each other. There are a lot of Type A personalities in that career field. I really appreciate all the information and hospitality. Thanks again guys.

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Re: Help Identifying A Pocket Knife

Post by Doc B » Fri May 08, 2020 5:07 pm

I always liked the Queen winterbottom patterns...but never really had any. I picked this #48 up, last week. As treefarmer said...it's got the 3 blades. Mine is Delrin handled.
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Re: Help Identifying A Pocket Knife

Post by doglegg » Fri May 08, 2020 5:16 pm

Knice pick up Doc. Will it have different handles before too long? ::shrug:: ::nod:: ::tu::
Is the pic of you in your younger days? ::tounge::

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Re: Help Identifying A Pocket Knife

Post by Doc B » Fri May 08, 2020 5:24 pm

doglegg wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 5:16 pm
Knice pick up Doc. Will it have different handles before too long? ::shrug:: ::nod:: ::tu::
Is the pic of you in your younger days? ::tounge::
Ha! That guy is much better looking than me...and is just part of an ad...on an old coaster. I like the winterbottom...the main reason I got it...so it stays ::tu::
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Re: Help Identifying A Pocket Knife

Post by carrmillus » Fri May 08, 2020 8:16 pm

Doc B wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 5:07 pm
I always liked the Queen winterbottom patterns...but never really had any. I picked this #48 up, last week. As treefarmer said...it's got the 3 blades. Mine is Delrin handled.
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.that looks like a winner to me!!!.......... ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ....................

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Re: Help Identifying A Pocket Knife

Post by Reverand » Sat May 09, 2020 3:24 pm

Welcome to AAPK, Jbsteed!
I have a Queen knife that started out life the same as yours, though mine had been treated poorly before I bought it.
I reshaped the badly-worn blades, and replaced the broken bone handles.
Yours looks much nicer!
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Re: Help Identifying A Pocket Knife

Post by Jbsteed » Sat May 09, 2020 11:41 pm

I don't know Reverand, that's a good looking knife. I'm just getting started in this knife thing and am eager to learn all I can. At least I know now that you guys are virtually encyclopedic with your knowledge of knives. Thank you guys.

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