Don't MisBeeHive!

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Don't MisBeeHive!

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:54 pm

This topic is about insects, more specifically, flying insects. Even more specifically, BEES. Please feel free to post pictures of your BEE related knives, folder and or fixed blade knives. Some examples and key words are, Yello-Jaket, Hornet, Wasp, Honey Bee, Bumble Bee, Stinger, etc., etc. The knife or knives can have a shield, tang stamp or blade etch of an image or word(s) related to a BEE. Spelling doesn't matter. Brand and or country of origin DOES NOT MATTER.

I'll start with two of mine. Both are CAMILLUS "YELLO-JAKET", 3 blade pocket knives.
The first pocket knife is a stockman and the second pocket knife is a "whittler."
Each has the main blade etch and a BEE shield.
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Re: Don't MisBeeHive!

Post by 1967redrider » Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:01 pm

Nice, Skip! Once upon a time, I think someone on the forum had a full set, or close, of these knives. ::tu::
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Re: Don't MisBeeHive!

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:06 pm

1967redrider wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:01 pm
Nice.....
Thank you John.🍻
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Re: Don't MisBeeHive!

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:26 am

Here are four CAMILLUS 72 "YELLO-JAKET", 3 blade, swelled center, 3 5/8" closed, yellow handles, "whittler" pocket knives. All four pocket knives have the same main blade etching, but with varying degrees of readability. The etching on these pocket knives is different than the etching on the main blades of the previously posted pocket knives. Also, one has some advertising etched on the blade (2nd picture, left side). All four pocket knives have the same shield and the same two tang stamps. Here they are.
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Re: Don't MisBeeHive!

Post by 1967redrider » Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:00 am

Don't let Jerry see that one. ::facepalm::
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Re: Don't MisBeeHive!

Post by knife7knut » Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:58 pm

Here's a couple:
Simmons Hardware yellow jacket stamp on a Lady's Knife.
A custom dagger with a yellow jacket embedded in the clear plastic handle.
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Re: Don't MisBeeHive!

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:31 am

knife7knut wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:58 pm
Here's.....
I knew that if anyone was going to post a knife or knives, it would be you.
You do not disappoint. Those are VERY C👀L looking knives. I really like
that dagger. ::tu::
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Re: Don't MisBeeHive!

Post by zzyzzogeton » Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:39 am

Here's one of 3 bee related knives that I have. This one is a manual version. I also have a heated electric version as well as a good condition cold knife. I haven't cleaned this one up yet. I got it at a garage sale for $1. The sellers had no clue that it was a beehive frame comb uncapping knife. They are used to cut the cell caps off beehive frames of honey. Here's a youtube link on how the knife is used. A heated version melts through the wax caps. I have never really liked the hot knife although it is faster than using the cold knife.

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Re: Don't MisBeeHive!

Post by knife7knut » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:58 am

zzyzzogeton wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:39 am
Here's one of 3 bee related knives that I have. This one is a manual version. I also have a heated electric version as well as a good condition cold knife. I haven't cleaned this one up yet. I got it at a garage sale for $1. The sellers had no clue that it was a beehive frame comb uncapping knife. They are used to cut the cell caps off beehive frames of honey. Here's a youtube link on how the knife is used. A heated version melts through the wax caps. I have never really liked the hot knife although it is faster than using the cold knife.
I wonder if you would know what this knife is.I bought it at a yard sale that was from a former bee keeper. The cross section is half round and it almost looks like it was once a file as there are remnants of what appear to be file teeth. I find it hard to believe someone would go to the trouble to file teeth into the blade although they aren't consistent in size. Any ideas would "bee" greatly appreciated. :mrgreen:
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Re: Don't MisBeeHive!

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:39 pm

zzyzzogeton wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:39 am
Here's.....
Interesting knife, interesting video. ::tu::
Is the knife stamped with any kind of wording, image or logo
that pertains to a bee or bees?
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Re: Don't MisBeeHive!

Post by zzyzzogeton » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:27 pm

knife7knut wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:58 am
zzyzzogeton wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:39 am
Here's one of 3 bee related knives that I have. This one is a manual version. I also have a heated electric version as well as a good condition cold knife. I haven't cleaned this one up yet. I got it at a garage sale for $1. The sellers had no clue that it was a beehive frame comb uncapping knife. They are used to cut the cell caps off beehive frames of honey. Here's a youtube link on how the knife is used. A heated version melts through the wax caps. I have never really liked the hot knife although it is faster than using the cold knife.
I wonder if you would know what this knife is.I bought it at a yard sale that was from a former bee keeper. The cross section is half round and it almost looks like it was once a file as there are remnants of what appear to be file teeth. I find it hard to believe someone would go to the trouble to file teeth into the blade although they aren't consistent in size. Any ideas would "bee" greatly appreciated. :mrgreen:
That is "possibly" a comb knife, used for cutting sections of comb into squares or rectangles for insertion into jars of honey for sales as "comb honey". I've seen single sided serrated knives sold for that purpose. Always possible an old beekeeper made his own comb knife out of a file. It's something my grandfather or great-uncle would have done - cheaper for them to make out of scrap than pay for in a store back in the 20s - 50s.

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Re: Don't MisBeeHive!

Post by zzyzzogeton » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:33 pm

New_Windsor_NY wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:39 pm
zzyzzogeton wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:39 am
Here's.....
Interesting knife, interesting video. ::tu::
Is the knife stamped with any kind of wording, image or logo
that pertains to a bee or bees?
I have never seen a logo on any that I have handled, even my heated one. All of mine came from 1960 to 1980 era beekeepers. Except for hive bodies and my bee suit/veil/gloves, everything I bought when getting into beekeeping was purchased used at garage sales and estate sales. Since the 60s they seem to have all come plain jane with a sticker on them. It's possible that some out there have logos or names stamped into them. I haven't seen them all. Beekeeping folks just recognize the stuff for what it is. I joined an area bee club prior to getting into keeping bees and went through their "Beekeeping 101" class so I had a notion of what equipment I was looking for.

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Re: Don't MisBeeHive!

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:51 pm

zzyzzogeton wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:33 pm
I.....
The reason I ask, is because it looks like there is something stamped on the blade. ::shrug::
Just about dead center in the picture below.
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Re: Don't MisBeeHive!

Post by knife7knut » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:12 pm

zzyzzogeton wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:27 pm
knife7knut wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:58 am
zzyzzogeton wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:39 am

That is "possibly" a comb knife, used for cutting sections of comb into squares or rectangles for insertion into jars of honey for sales as "comb honey". I've seen single sided serrated knives sold for that purpose. Always possible an old beekeeper made his own comb knife out of a file. It's something my grandfather or great-uncle would have done - cheaper for them to make out of scrap than pay for in a store back in the 20s - 50s.
Thank you for the input;it is greatly appreciated.The owner was apparently quite a character.He had his own airplane and small airfield where he took off from.Lots of tools and aircraft electronic equipment. I bought an old pilot's chronograph wristwatch(minus bracelet)for five bucks that works great! Manual wind and the pushers are worn away on the back side from someone winding the crown every day and rubbing against them with their fingers. I never heard the name before(I also collect watches)and looked it up.Only found one on e-Bay mint in box for 2 grand! This one is far from mint but definitely worth more than a fin!
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Re: Don't MisBeeHive!

Post by zzyzzogeton » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:21 pm

New_Windsor_NY wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:51 pm
zzyzzogeton wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:33 pm
I.....
The reason I ask, is because it looks like there is something stamped on the blade. ::shrug::
Just about dead center in the picture below.
Nope, just a very good rust swirl.

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