Shapleigh and unknown, who made this pair?

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Shapleigh and unknown, who made this pair?

Post by Ripster » Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:41 pm

Any help with who made these ? They are same ,size Same fishtail and guard? Red one is Shapleigh DE and ??& R Co. Over Utica , N.Y. Can’t seem to find any other marks other than tang stamp. Handle is 3&3/4 long ,blade 3 inches.thanks
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Re: Shapleigh and unknown, who made this pair?

Post by Mumbleypeg » Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:53 pm

Probably UK&R Utica NY - Union Knife & Razor. Not aware they made knives Shapleigh but Shapleigh contracted with many calories so could be.

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Re: Shapleigh and unknown, who made this pair?

Post by Gunsil » Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:39 pm

UK&R stands for Utica Knife and Razor. Ken, maybe auto-correct got you? UK&R was a different company than Utica Cutlery Co. I am not sure UK&R actually made knives, most I have seen were contract knives made in Czechoslavakia or Germany, and some made by Utica Cut Co and Union Cut Co/KA-BAR. Those UK&R knives made overseas are marked as such, I am thinking the OP knives were likely made by Utica Cut.

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Re: Shapleigh and unknown, who made this pair?

Post by Mumbleypeg » Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:09 pm

Gene, you’re right of course. Not sure if I typed it wrong, or spell check got me. Probably me. ::dang::

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