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help me please dont know what I have

Post by jander5191 » Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:27 pm

I sell a few knives on ebay
I cant find out online what the maker or model is
thank you thank you
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Re: help me please dont know what I have

Post by knife7knut » Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:50 pm

You need to provide a closeup of the tang stamp.The bottom line looks like Prov. RI.Makers there were Colonial;Imperial,and Ideal.There may have been others but I am not aware of any.
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Re: help me please dont know what I have

Post by jander5191 » Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:50 pm

That's the problem
closeup of the tang stamp is all gone!!!!!!
The only hope if some one is smart enough to know what the red square with the gold ring means!!!!!!
HELP HELP HELP

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Post by Madmarco » Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:58 pm

Can't help you with your knife Jander, ::shrug:: but ::welcome:: to AAPK, and I'm sure someone will be along who can help! 8)
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Re: help me please dont know what I have

Post by Steve Warden » Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:00 pm

jander5191 wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:50 pm
That's the problem
closeup of the tang stamp is all gone!!!!!!
The only hope if some one is smart enough to know what the red square with the gold ring means!!!!!!
HELP HELP HELP
You'd be surprised what these guys can work with.
Get a close up pic of the tang stamp, no matter what you think about it, and watch what happens 😁

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Re: help me please dont know what I have

Post by Ridgegrass » Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:50 pm

Try a little pencil over the stamp and vary the photo angles. Works sometimes. Take quite a few pics. J.O'.

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Post by 1967redrider » Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:00 am

For some reason it looks Russian to me. ::shrug::
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Re: help me please dont know what I have

Post by Kase's Kutlery Plus » Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:58 am

Even if you figure it out it probably won't bring much just because of the style.

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Re: help me please dont know what I have

Post by just bob » Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:22 pm

I can't ID your knife. I enlarged the pictures and had no luck. The bottom word may begin with Prov. or may say France? What I can tell you is that knives like this are commonly called picnic knives. If you search on Google or Ebay many images will comes up. Others call these champagne knives because of the corkscrew and you'll even see a few listed on ebay as swiss army knives, because they are multi purpose. Pradel in France made many of this style of knife and in fact had a square shield with a cross in it on many of their knives. They also commonly have a blade etch and yours does not. I don't see another knife with a shield like yours has and that probably indicates it wasn't a major American maker or else many on here would recognize it. I'm not sure that is a ring? I thought it was a drum? It maybe the mark of a European vineyard or beverage maker? One thing you might try is to find someone that has a jeweler's loupe. I have been stumped on several knives and taken them to the local guy who has a loupe and he has been able to pick up details that I missed with a magnifying glass. The more letters you can make out the better chance you have of ID'ing the knife. Keep us posted on your progress.
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Re: help me please dont know what I have

Post by knife7knut » Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:05 pm

just bob wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:22 pm
I can't ID your knife. I enlarged the pictures and had no luck. The bottom word may begin with Prov. or may say France? What I can tell you is that knives like this are commonly called picnic knives. If you search on Google or Ebay many images will comes up. Others call these champagne knives because of the corkscrew and you'll even see a few listed on ebay as swiss army knives, because they are multi purpose. Pradel in France made many of this style of knife and in fact had a square shield with a cross in it on many of their knives. They also commonly have a blade etch and yours does not. I don't see another knife with a shield like yours has and that probably indicates it wasn't a major American maker or else many on here would recognize it. I'm not sure that is a ring? I thought it was a drum? It maybe the mark of a European vineyard or beverage maker? One thing you might try is to find someone that has a jeweler's loupe. I have been stumped on several knives and taken them to the local guy who has a loupe and he has been able to pick up details that I missed with a magnifying glass. The more letters you can make out the better chance you have of ID'ing the knife. Keep us posted on your progress.
I think you're onto something Bob.The corkscrew looks like a handmade style rather than the more modern machine twisted version. The bottom word could be "Pradel" and the top one,"Depose" which would make it of French origin.
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Re: help me please dont know what I have

Post by just bob » Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:10 pm

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I think you're onto something Bob.The corkscrew looks like a handmade style rather than the more modern machine twisted version. The bottom word could be "Pradel" and the top one,"Depose" which would make it of French origin.
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One other thought I've had is that the ring is actually a tin can that held sardines, crackers, nuts or something else and the knife is an advertising item.
Who knows? Fun to try and solve these.
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