Robeson stockman

The first Robeson knives were imported by Millard Robeson from England and Germany exclusively. This continued from 1979 until 1896 when Robeson began manufacturing knives in the United States. Since inception, the company has gone through several reorganizations & eventually ended up as a Queen Cutlery brand.
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Robeson stockman

Post by phil0175 » Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:15 am

Good evening everyone. I picked this Robeson up a few weeks back. I've seen this particular model for sale on eBay with carbon steel blades in the past. The condition of the knives I led me not to pick one up. Any Robeson experts here who can help me identify this particular Robeson? Mine is supposed to be stainless steel. I know Robeson had the frozen heat treat for their stainless steel knives in the 1950's. Any idea of what kind of stainless steel Robeson used? Thank you everyone
Hope you all had a great weekend.
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Re: Robeson stockman

Post by peanut740 » Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:08 am

Pictures are that great,but it looks like a recent vintage Queen made Robeson.
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Post by edge213 » Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:07 am

Not a Queen made knife. Or a Robeson made knife.
Made after the "real" Robeson ceased production in 1965.
Camillus made I believe.
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Re: Robeson stockman

Post by phil0175 » Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:48 pm

edge213 wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:07 am
Not a Queen made knife. Or a Robeson made knife.
Made after the "real" Robeson ceased production in 1965.
Camillus made I believe.
I agree. I looked through some Camillus catalogs from the 60's and didn't see a knife like this one. Still stumped.

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Post by RobesonsRme.com » Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:30 am

I disagree.

Robeson made this knife and its counterpart with aluminum (some claim pewter) handles with some Art Deco line engraving or stamped design, in the late 1950's. They are illustrated in Robeson catalogs that also include strawberry bone handled knives, which were produced between about 1948 and 1959. After that, they used strawberry Delrin.

For whatever reason, they used an older, previously discontinued tang stamp on them, leading some to think they are from the 30's.

I never liked the design. I have never owned one. Some claim they have excellent steel.

I suspect these simply designed and manufactured knives were produced to reduce marketing costs and compete with foreign imports.

The OP knife is one of the best I've seen. ::tu::

I have no idea of the steel they used to make these knives.

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Post by edge213 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:47 am

RobesonsRme.com wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:30 am
I disagree.

Robeson made this knife and its counterpart with aluminum (some claim pewter) handles with some Art Deco line engraving or stamped design, in the late 1950's. They are illustrated in Robeson catalogs that also include strawberry bone handled knives, which were produced between about 1948 and 1959. After that, they used strawberry Delrin.

For whatever reason, they used an older, previously discontinued tang stamp on them, leading some to think they are from the 30's.

I never liked the design. I have never owned one. Some claim they have excellent steel.

I suspect these simply designed and manufactured knives were produced to reduce marketing costs and compete with foreign imports.

The OP knife is one of the best I've seen. ::tu::

I have no idea of the steel they used to make these knives.

Charlie

Thanks for the correction Charlie.
I should have researched before posting.
My memory failed me again ::facepalm::
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Re: Robeson stockman

Post by phil0175 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:01 pm

RobesonsRme.com wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:30 am
I disagree.

Robeson made this knife and its counterpart with aluminum (some claim pewter) handles with some Art Deco line engraving or stamped design, in the late 1950's. They are illustrated in Robeson catalogs that also include strawberry bone handled knives, which were produced between about 1948 and 1959. After that, they used strawberry Delrin.

For whatever reason, they used an older, previously discontinued tang stamp on them, leading some to think they are from the 30's.

I never liked the design. I have never owned one. Some claim they have excellent steel.

I suspect these simply designed and manufactured knives were produced to reduce marketing costs and compete with foreign imports.

The OP knife is one of the best I've seen. ::tu::

I have no idea of the steel they used to make these knives.

Charlie
Thank you. My camera isn't that great, and I was not able to focus on the tang stamp like I wanted to. I've seen the aluminum handled ones as well, just never felt the urge purchase one. The rough black scales on this Robeson are what interested me.
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