F.R. Sweet. Knife?

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F.R. Sweet. Knife?

Post by Eye Brand Man » Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:14 pm

Anybody have any info at all on this knife? I got in a group of knives purchased from a seller here on aapk .
It has stacked leather handle with stag pommel. 5-1/8” blade 9-1/4” overall.
It’s very clearly marked F.R. Sweet. And that’s the only mark on it. I’m going to take a WAG and say it’s English. Just had that look to me ::shrug::
I have come up with zero info from online searches ::facepalm::
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Re: F.R. Sweet. Knife?

Post by kootenay joe » Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:54 pm

I have never seen this marking before. Looks to be a well made knife. Could it be a custom made knife ?
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Post by peanut740 » Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:05 pm

Anything stamped on the otherside of the tang?This mark is on what would be considered the back of the tang.
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Re: F.R. Sweet. Knife?

Post by btrwtr » Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:47 pm

Being it is marked on the pile side the F.R. Sweet might be a personalization for an individual rather than a company that made or marketed it. Does look like the Wade and Butcher hunters from Engalnd.
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Re: F.R. Sweet. Knife?

Post by Eye Brand Man » Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:33 pm

kootenay joe wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:54 pm
I have never seen this marking before. Looks to be a well made knife. Could it be a custom made knife ?
kj
Yes. It’s very well made and it’s in really nice condition. This is also a fairly old knife, I’d guess 20’s Thru 40’s .I give it a thought that it could be custom, but it has that factory made look. Guess it is possibly a custom.
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Re: F.R. Sweet. Knife?

Post by Eye Brand Man » Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:35 pm

peanut740 wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:05 pm
Anything stamped on the otherside of the tang?This mark is on what would be considered the back of the tang.
Yeah I noticed it was on the wrong side of where it would typically be stamped. Which is odd. There is nothing on the other side.
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Re: F.R. Sweet. Knife?

Post by Eye Brand Man » Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:38 pm

btrwtr wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:47 pm
Being it is marked on the pile side the F.R. Sweet might be a personalization for an individual rather than a company that made or marketed it. Does look like the Wade and Butcher hunters from Engalnd.
I had this thought to. But the stamp is so perfect. Definitely was done before heat treat. Not cold stamped.
It just looks like factory stamp.
Maybe someone worked at a cutlery factory and made his own stamp ::shrug::
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