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C Platts & Sons Legit or Frankenknife?

Post by Boji » Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:58 pm

C Platts & Sons, Gowanda NY tang stamp which would date the knife to 1896-1897 BUT the blades look too good.
Have new blades been welded to the old tang/frame?
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Re: C Platts & Sons Legit or Frankenknife?

Post by FRJ » Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:33 pm

Boji wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:58 pm
C Platts & Sons, Gowanda NY tang stamp which would date the knife to 1896-1897 BUT the blades look too good.
Have new blades been welded to the old tang/frame?
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Welcome here, Boji,
I would say the knife blades have not been welded but have been cleaned sufficiently on that beautiful old
congress whittler. Nice one!

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Re: C Platts & Sons Legit or Frankenknife?

Post by Boji » Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:52 pm

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Welcome here, Boji,
I would say the knife blades have not been welded but have been cleaned sufficiently on that beautiful old
congress whittler. Nice one!
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That was my first thought but after reading some of the posts here about counterfeited Platts knives I got worried!
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Re: C Platts & Sons Legit or Frankenknife?

Post by 1967redrider » Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:26 pm

I like that pattern, and ::welcome:: to AAPK!
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Re: C Platts & Sons Legit or Frankenknife?

Post by Reverand » Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:25 pm

I don't know. The main blade looks too perfect compared to the tang and the two smaller blades.
You probably could not know for sure without having the knife in hand.
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Re: C Platts & Sons Legit or Frankenknife?

Post by knifeaholic » Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:13 pm

First congress of any brand that I have ever seen with a spear master blade.

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Re: C Platts & Sons Legit or Frankenknife?

Post by Boji » Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:21 am

Reverand wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:25 pm
I don't know. The main blade looks too perfect compared to the tang and the two smaller blades.
You probably could not know for sure without having the knife in hand.
In person the small blades are just as shiny and perfect as the master.
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Re: C Platts & Sons Legit or Frankenknife?

Post by Reverand » Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:32 am

Boji wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:21 am
Reverand wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:25 pm
I don't know. The main blade looks too perfect compared to the tang and the two smaller blades.
You probably could not know for sure without having the knife in hand.
In person the small blades are just as shiny and perfect as the master.
Thank you. It has probably just been polished, and you normally can't polish the tang as much as the blades. If that is the case, they buffed it well without rounding off the swedges.
From the pictures I see no evidence of welding. It is very hard for anyone to weld on a blade without leaving evidence of it.
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Re: C Platts & Sons Legit or Frankenknife?

Post by peanut740 » Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:41 pm

It's on Ebay for $595. ::td::
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Re: C Platts & Sons Legit or Frankenknife?

Post by 1967redrider » Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:45 pm

I don't like it for $595. ::doh::
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Re: C Platts & Sons Legit or Frankenknife?

Post by peanut740 » Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:13 pm

1967redrider wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:45 pm
I don't like it for $595. ::doh::
I don't likeit at any price.
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Re: C Platts & Sons Legit or Frankenknife?

Post by kootenay joe » Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:38 pm

knifeaholic wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:13 pm
First congress of any brand that I have ever seen with a spear master blade.
I think some people are missing the significance of Steve's post.
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Re: C Platts & Sons Legit or Frankenknife?

Post by btrwtr » Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:46 pm

I like everything about the knife with the exception of the spear blade. The spear is very full and clean with no evidence of use or wear. All blades cleaned and use evident overall to include everything but the spear. Spear pull looks off to me as well with rounding and what looks like some depth change at the ends. Could be okay but I am not confident in that.
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Re: C Platts & Sons Legit or Frankenknife?

Post by knife7knut » Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:58 pm

It appears almost as if the long pull on the master blade has been machined with a ball mill.
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Re: C Platts & Sons Legit or Frankenknife?

Post by Boji » Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:29 am

Would have been nice if all the negative comments would have been made before I listed it.
The pictures here are the same as the eBay listing.
Any way, too late now, mailed it out this afternoon. And no, didn't sell for $595.00 I accepted the highest of several offers.

So, whose advice do I follow? I don't know you guys or who to believe.

While you are at it, please go thru my other current listings and PM me what is wrong with them.
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