Winchester George Washington Penknife

Winchester entered the knife market as a manufacturer in 1919 by acquiring two existing knife companies; Eagle Knife Co. of Connecticut & Napanoch Knife Co. of New York. Winchester stepped away from the market in 1942 to focus on war related manufactured products, but re-entered in the late 1980s by licensing its name to Blue Grass Cutlery. Blue Grass had high quality knives made by Queen Cutlery that featured the Winchester brand name for a handful of years until the license arrangement ran its course. Winchester eventually started licensing to other companies & now you will find the brand name used by several knife manufacturers by way of license agreements.
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Winchester George Washington Penknife

Post by knifeaholic » Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:14 pm

It is fairly common knowledge that Camillus made a reproduction of George Washington's quill pen knife. I believe that they made their first reproduction in the 1930's and another one much later (1980's or 90's ?).

Until I got this one I never knew that Winchester also made one. I got it with the brochure and with a Winchester wrapper that has a blurb about the knife on one side.
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Re: Winchester George Washington Penknife

Post by peanut740 » Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:57 pm

I doubt there are many of those around with the packaging. ::tu::
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Post by doglegg » Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:01 pm

Pretty cool knife and looks new! ::tu::

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Post by edge213 » Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:14 pm

That's really cool Steve!
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Post by TPK » Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:32 pm

::woot:: Awesome Steve!!! :shock:

You Lucky Man! ::handshake:: ::tu:: :D
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Re: Winchester George Washington Penknife

Post by Ripster » Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:49 pm

Steve,that’s cool,thanks for showing it. Believe that I have the Camillus one but with bail.No paperwork though,did the paperwork come with the Camillus ones as well. Will try to post pic later when can dig it out. Not very versed in Camillus dates/tangs mine is 3 lines and nothing underlined ,I think ?
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Post by FRJ » Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:22 am

Nice knife and ephemera Steve.

Robeson also made one.
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Post by 1967redrider » Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:58 pm

Those are cool. I have 2 of the Camillus ones; holding one for my nephew who is a big G.W. fan. Nice to learn others made these too. ::tu::
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Re: Winchester George Washington Penknife

Post by Ripster » Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:08 pm

1967redrider wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:58 pm
Those are cool. I have 2 of the Camillus ones; holding one for my nephew who is a big G.W. fan. Nice to learn others made these too. ::tu::
Did your Camillus come w/paperwork or box? curious as I have one as will . Thanks much .
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Post by Ripster » Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:11 pm

FRJ wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:22 am
Nice knife and ephemera Steve.

Robeson also made one.
Thanks for showing us that. I have a Camillus that had forgot about then U all started showing your stuff and it jarred my memory.Didnt know much about it till now . Be safe
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Post by Stanwade » Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:16 pm

https://blademag.com/knife-history/knif ... es-america


Really cool knife!👍 Now I gotta have one... The above link is an interesting story about said knife..
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Post by Colonel26 » Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:59 pm

Stanwade wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:16 pm
https://blademag.com/knife-history/knif ... es-america


Really cool knife!👍 Now I gotta have one... The above link is interesting story about said knife..
Thank you for posting that article! I really enjoyed it.
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Post by Stanwade » Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:11 pm

👍
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Post by 1967redrider » Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:47 am

Ripster wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:08 pm
1967redrider wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:58 pm
Those are cool. I have 2 of the Camillus ones; holding one for my nephew who is a big G.W. fan. Nice to learn others made these too. ::tu::
Did your Camillus come w/paperwork or box? curious as I have one as will . Thanks much .

Neither did, both a Camillus 4 line stamped.
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Re: Winchester George Washington Penknife

Post by 1967redrider » Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:53 am

Stanwade wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:16 pm
https://blademag.com/knife-history/knif ... es-america


Really cool knife!👍 Now I gotta have one... The above link is an interesting story about said knife..

Cool article, thanks!
Pocket, fixed, machete, axe, it's all good!

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