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Can you recognize this knife?

Post by ONTHENETNOW » Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:04 am

I was going through some family stuff after my mom passed away. I came across a box that said my dad bought this for my mom before they got married.
Then it says they were married in 1890. I can read ADAMS & BR and I think I can see a fain O line BRO.
Any info on this knife would be great.
knife before 1890
knife before 1890

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Re: Can you recognize this knife?

Post by Mumbleypeg » Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:48 am

Goins’ Encyclopedia of Cutlery Markings lists Adams & Bros. No additional info, which means he had seen the stamp but wasn’t able to find anything about the maker. Maybe someone else will have something.

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Re: Can you recognize this knife?

Post by OLDE CUTLER » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:22 am

Let me get this straight, your mom and dad got married in 1890?
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Re: Can you recognize this knife?

Post by kootenay joe » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:23 am

The pattern is called a "Tuxedo" and it has an "interframe" construction which means the sides of the handle are milled out and a decorative inlay is inserted.
It certainly is an old knife, likely late 1800's. Could be British, USA or Germany. "Adams" could be name of the manufacturer or importer. It is not a commonly seen marking. I have only seen one other knife marked "Adams".
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Re: Can you recognize this knife?

Post by herbva » Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:16 am

ONTHENETNOW wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:04 am
I was going through some family stuff after my mom passed away. I came across a box that said my dad bought this for my mom before they got married.
Then it says they were married in 1890. I can read ADAMS & BR and I think I can see a fain O line BRO.
Any info on this knife would be great.IMG_20200921_224458.jpg
Welcome to AAPK! In the unlikely event that none of our "resident experts" here can help you further with that knife, you might want to try posting the same information and pictures on Bernard Levine's Knife Collecting and Identification forum on Blade Forums: https://www.bladeforums.com/forums/bern ... ation.691/ (I'm don't mean to imply that they are any better than our members here, but sometimes they have been able to help me when our guys get stumped.)

If you do a google search on "adams & bros tuxedo knife", you will see another very good example of a similar knife by Adams & Bro. Good luck!
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Re: Can you recognize this knife?

Post by Steve Warden » Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:27 am

OLDE CUTLER wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:22 am
Let me get this straight, your mom and dad got married in 1890?
Saved me the typing!

Welcome to AAPK. Hope you find the info you're looking for.
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