Robt Klaas Pocket Knife

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Robt Klaas Pocket Knife

Post by StrawHat » Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:57 am

A lady brought this knife to me and asked that I sharpen it. She also asked if I knew anything about it.

I don’t have a clue except that it was made in Germany.
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Any tidbits would be appreciated.

Thank you.

Kevin
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Re: Robt Klaas Pocket Knife

Post by RevolverGuy » Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:13 pm

It's a whittler "swell center" pattern made by Klaas in Solingen. Not sure what the scale material is but it sort of looks like jigged delrin to me. Klaas has been around a long time but that one looks a little more modern compared to the older ones.

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Re: Robt Klaas Pocket Knife

Post by StrawHat » Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:26 am

Thank you for the info.

It is an older lady who brought it to me and supposedly belonged to her father. Not a bad little knife.

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Re: Robt Klaas Pocket Knife

Post by jwwood » Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:00 pm

Also called a "Kissing Crane"" Is it stamped Solingen on the pile side of the tang?

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Re: Robt Klaas Pocket Knife

Post by Dinadan » Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:18 pm

I agree with Revolverguy that the handles look like Delrin. If I remember correctly, Delrin came into use as knife handle material in the early 1960s. That hazy look on the handle is very characteristic of Delrin that has been laying around for a few years. Try wiping it down with some oil and it will probably look a lot better.
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Re: Robt Klaas Pocket Knife

Post by StrawHat » Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:19 am

I will wipe it down with some mineral oil and see how it looks.

Thank you for all the info.

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Re: Robt Klaas Pocket Knife

Post by Greg92 » Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:59 pm

StrawHat wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:57 am
A lady brought this knife to me and asked that I sharpen it. She also asked if I knew anything about it.

I don’t have a clue except that it was made in Germany.

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Any tidbits would be appreciated.
Thank you.
Kevin
Early to Mid 60s-70s Era
Robt Klass "Kissing Crane" Whittler
made: Solingen Germany
Valued ± $75.00 (Levine's Guide to knives & Values Book)

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