Any VALLEY FORGE collectors ?

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Any VALLEY FORGE collectors ?

Post by Ridgegrass » Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:17 am

VF knives were nicely styled and made. Here are a few. 1&2: Two views of a 3-9/16" Swell center balloon pen.big clip blade, beautful piece
3. a 3-3/4" Coper Jack.
4. 3-7/16" wood handled Jack (stamped VALLEY FORGE only. All others are VALLEY FORGE CUTLERY, Newark, N.J. USA)
5. A very old, ebony, iron-lined, rat tail, Congress jack. 3-5/8"
6. Bare head Jack. Ebony, 3-3/4".
All second blades bear the VF in a circle tang stamp.

Got any? Like to see them. J.O'.
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Re: Any VALLEY FORGE collectors ?

Post by Duffer » Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:54 am

Ridgegrass, nice collection of VF knives ::tu:: I have a few that I will try to post some photos of on Monday or today actually. I like the pre VF in the circle on the pile side tangs that were made prior to Boker who started this tang marking around 1916. These knives were made in Newark NJ before the move by Boker, who had a controlling interest in VF, moved the company to New York. I think I have three pre VF in a circle knives and one with the VF in circle. I have as I recall before I dig them out an English Jack, a Jack with a smaller blade that incorporates a bottle opener, a Eureka Jack and a cattle knife with gold flake celluloid handles.
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Re: Any VALLEY FORGE collectors ?

Post by Ridgegrass » Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:01 pm

Duffer. Hope to see yours soon. Thanks, J.O'.

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Re: Any VALLEY FORGE collectors ?

Post by doglegg » Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:33 pm

Very sweet old knives. I especially like the swell center. ::nod:: ::nod::

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Re: Any VALLEY FORGE collectors ?

Post by stockman » Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:17 pm

I have a couple, A Harness Jack and a cattle pattern. The Cattle has VF in a circle on the spay blade.

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Re: Any VALLEY FORGE collectors ?

Post by peanut740 » Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:00 pm

Harold,that harness jack looks familiar. ::tu::
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Re: Any VALLEY FORGE collectors ?

Post by stockman » Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:33 pm

peanut740 wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:00 pm
Harold,that harness jack looks familiar. ::tu::
Yes it should, Roger the HJ looks to have hammered pins, and the cattle not, but both NJ knives. What would guess the age of these knives.

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Re: Any VALLEY FORGE collectors ?

Post by peanut740 » Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:06 pm

stockman wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:33 pm
peanut740 wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:00 pm
Harold,that harness jack looks familiar. ::tu::
Yes it should, Roger the HJ looks to have hammered pins, and the cattle not, but both NJ knives. What would guess the age of these knives.

Harold
Harold, that would be hard to pin down.I think a good rule of thumb is hammered pins roughly 1920 and older and spun after.I think by 1920 most all companies were spinning pins.The punches appear to be made the same.I bet there aren't too many years between them.
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Re: Any VALLEY FORGE collectors ?

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:11 pm

Ridgegrass wrote:
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VF knives.....
Here is just one link, there are probably more.
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Re: Any VALLEY FORGE collectors ?

Post by danno50 » Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:31 pm

Lots of great old knives posted so far. I have two jacks. No VF on either blade on the ebony handled one.
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Post by kootenay joe » Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:40 pm

Were the knives with "VF" in a circle all made by Boker USA ?
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Re: Any VALLEY FORGE collectors ?

Post by 1967redrider » Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:48 pm

I have 2 jacks; one kind of meh, and one pretty nice with a blade etch and half-stops. Some joker scrawled his initials on the shield but Herb took care of that for me. ::tu::
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Re: Any VALLEY FORGE collectors ?

Post by Duffer » Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:09 am

Here are my Valley Forge folders. I forgot I had a couple of MOPs.
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Re: Any VALLEY FORGE collectors ?

Post by Ridgegrass » Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:16 am

Duffer: They're beauties! Mighty fine. J.O'.

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Re: Any VALLEY FORGE collectors ?

Post by 1967redrider » Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:19 am

Those are sweet! 😉👍

Hoping to see someone has the pliers knife.
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