After looking at the link you provided, I certainly agree. Thank you!
Some are easy, of course, but doing it on a budget is even more challenging. So far I have knives from: USA, Germany, Spain, England, Pakistan, China, Japan, Sweden, Italy, Israel, Taiwan and Brazil. I either have on order or have a line on knives from Norway, Russia (USSR), South Africa, New Zealand, Albania and France.
It may be. According to the article, many counterfeits were made (presumably in the 1800's) in other countries, often using the trademark (because it was better recognized in countries where English was not the primary language)...and there is no mark on the knife that looks remotely like the Rodgers name.
Thanks! And I've looked at others on eBay (always a crap shoot) but pretty much inevitably they show the "Rodgers" name somewhere, either on the tang stamp or on the blade itself. Mine shows it in neither place, so I'm going to guess it's a contemporary counterfeit. Which, while it may mean it's not valuable as a collectors item, still makes it interesting (at least to me) and now I wonder more than ever: where did the darn thing come from? Probably no one alive can answer that question, but it makes for interesting speculation.
The blade is just over 2-1/2" from tip to pivot.richard wrote: ↑Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:38 pmIf it was a secondery blade they rehandled. it could be a original. look at my pics i posted only the main blades have rodgers on them. how long is the blade?
i am guessing it is a secondery blade from a broken knife re handled. probably in india. just my opinion .
As best as I can tell it's