jmpaige wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:19 pm
I have a knife that I can't seem to find any company name on it and I want to know if anyone knows anything about it. It says springer on the bottom of the handle. It has c6 on one side and c 12 on the other and at the bottom of the blade it says Bulinger Germany. There are pictures to show as well.
Any information would be appreciated.
Welcome to aapk jimpage.
I believe your name "Bulinger" would be = "SOLINGEN"
A little difficult to read due to its age and use over the years.
It appears that whoever was sharpening it over the years substituted a sharpening stone with a grinder.
The center knife pictured below is similar to your knife.
Your knife was most likely manufactured / produced in Germany during the post-WWII era.
The c 6 & c 12 would most likely be a centimeter measurement of some source.
More information on your knife can be observed on the below website:
http://thebladeblog-ulf.blogspot.com/20 ... locks.html
A large variety of folding knives were produced in Germany during the post-WWII period. Many of these knives were tailored for use by hunters and campers. Commonly, these hunting knives were advertised under various German names like Springer, Springmesser, Jagdspringmesser, or Federmesser. These knives were manufactured in the millions and exported to other parts of Europe as well as to South and North America. Among U.S. outdoorsmen and collectors, this knife became known as the Leverlock. It was a very popular knife that sold in great numbers; every cutlery shop, distributor, hardware store, and retailer sold these popular Leverlocks. They were available in different scale materials, bolsters, sizes, and with various cutlery markings on the tang or blade. Many of the vintage Lever Locks also have 'SPRINGER' stamped on the bottom bolster, with some variation in the letter size and style.
It's always important to know what you don't know.