Crown Cutlery Co. Austria
I don't know much about this knife but I thought it was pretty cool. LG4 says that Crown Cutlery Company was located in New York and imported knives from Germany and Austria circa 1910s-1920s, they were a wholesaler/importer.
John: Goins gives the name as CROWN CUT. CO. AUSTRIA and guesstimates the date to be 1900 to 1915.
That's the only Crown name Goins list as being from Austria.
I'm not exactly sure what you would call this and has a nice guard with Quillian and and edge on the blades spine extending about 1/2" up the spine from the point and the spine thickens very quickly after that till about 3/16" thickness which would make it very strong and stout as a stabbing weapon, much like the Quillian dagger out of the medieval days. It was used in the left-hand wall the sword was in the right hand. These sharp but stout point made it an excellent companion weapon to the sword. While the other guy is concentrating on your sword you are also fighting with your dagger and it's an excellent weapon to penetrate his armor when you find an opening. At least that's the theory and personally I would rather know it as a theory than as a practiced skill!
That's what I can find and speculate about this particular knife.
If anyone knows anything about the company, or these type of knife I would appreciate learning from you. Even if you don't know for sure I would welcome an educated speculation!
Thanks in advance for your assistance!
I hope Ray has at least two or three in his collection, and will share his pictures with us!
Thank you Ray and everyone else who shares!