Grandma just gave meh great grandfather’s pocket knife collection

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Grandma just gave meh great grandfather’s pocket knife collection

Post by spizebrad » Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:55 am

Hello everybody! Been lurking here for a couple weeks now, using this awesome community to date the 15 knives my grandmother just game me that were apparently her fathers. I’ll probably be posting most of these knives to get an idea of the history behind them, but I’ve gathered a lot simply by reading through your old threads!
This one is a a really thin two blade L F & C knife. I’m under the impression it was probably made between 1914-1930 but am not entirely sure. The tang stamp says H&B on the first line followed by L F C, then Britain, and finally Conn on the last line. I know this is a Landers, Frary and Clark but could somebody tell me when and where it might’ve been made? Also what is the handle made of?
Thank you in advance!
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Post by Doc B » Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:12 am

Welcome to AAPK!
I'd say the handle is mother of pearl. Hopefully more knowledgeable folk will come along and give you more info on your knife.
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Post by Mumbleypeg » Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:16 am

Welcome to AAPK.

L.F.&C purchased Humeson & Beckley (H&B) in 1912, which got them into the pocket knife business. There was a transition period during which some knives were marked with H&B. So your knife marked H&B is likely from 1912 or within a couple of years thereafter. The knife is what is called a “tuxedo” pattern. The handles appear to be mother of pearl.

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Post by spizebrad » Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:34 am

Wow you guys are quick! Thank you, the H&B was confusing the heck out of me because I couldn’t find any others where they kept the H & B. This might be the oldest knife in the collection then.

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Post by Mumbleypeg » Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:43 am

If you haven’t found it yet there are excellent resources available here for research. One is the Research button up there in the header at the top of the page. Just click on it and follow the prompts. Another useful tool is the Search capability which you’ll find under Quick links on the upper left just above this thread. Just type in a key word you want to look for and submit. For example type in “Landers” to find posts about Landers Frary & Clark. You’ll find hundreds of posts with pictures and info. ::tu::

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Post by treefarmer » Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:46 am

Howdy, spizebrad! ::welcome:: to AAPK
It must be great to have a knife from your great grand dad. Hope you will share the others with us as well.
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Re: Grandma just gave meh great grandfather’s pocket knife collection

Post by spizebrad » Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:54 am

Thanks again everybody, if you’re interested I just put up another post with a few more of his knives I’m trying to learn more about.

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