Wallkill River Works Jack

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Wallkill River Works Jack

Post by Lama » Tue Aug 03, 2021 5:09 pm

Here's one I had on eBay and another member informed me that it's probably a recent Asian knife. I pulled it and apologize if anyone here was a bidder, but better safe than sorry. Hopefully it will serve a purpose here as an example. I know very little about Wallkill and New York Knife patterns. But in retrospect, the jigging seems kind of off, as does the stamp and the blades' final finish.
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Re: Wallkill River Works Jack

Post by FRJ » Tue Aug 03, 2021 5:51 pm

Here are a couple of Wallkill stamps.
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Re: Wallkill River Works Jack

Post by Lama » Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:22 pm

Thanks for the photos of the stamps, FRJ. They appear to be a very close match, if not identical. There is no patina on my knife's blades. Two other things the eBay messager pointed out is Wallkill did not make this pattern or present nail pulls with a match strike.

BTW, those are two really nice knives! They have the look of two well maintained old knives.

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Re: Wallkill River Works Jack

Post by Gunsil » Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:14 pm

Lama, sadly your knife is not an original Wallkill River Works knife made in Walden. Who or where it was made I have no idea, but it is a modern knife.

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Re: Wallkill River Works Jack

Post by FRJ » Wed Aug 04, 2021 3:22 am

You did the right thing, Lama. Research is a big part of interacting with knives.
Everyone here appreciates a honorable transaction.
Thank you and welcome to the forum. ::nod::
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Re: Wallkill River Works Jack

Post by Reverand » Wed Aug 04, 2021 3:32 am

::welcome::
Welcome, and thank you for posting this. It helps all of us to see examples of counterfeits, as it helps everyone to know what to look for. I hate that you got burned on it, but you did the right thing.
On the bright side, you might grind out the fake stamp and use that knife up. It looks sturdy enough to be a good user, so at least it won't be a total loss.
Jesus is life.
Everything else is just a hobby.

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Re: Wallkill River Works Jack

Post by SteveD12 » Wed Aug 04, 2021 10:03 pm

Welcome Lama and thank you for being so honest about your ebay listings - i'm new here too but I can already tell that not every ebay seller has the integrity that you do.

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Re: Wallkill River Works Jack

Post by 1967redrider » Wed Aug 04, 2021 10:13 pm

eBay is dog eat dog and let the buyer beware. Thanks for your honesty and ::welcome:: to AAPK.

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Re: Wallkill River Works Jack

Post by Lama » Sun Aug 08, 2021 5:38 pm

Thanks for the replies and info. This particular knife was part of a larger lot I bought at a live auction earlier this year. There were a few other nice knives and some junk. This knife falls under the category of, “you win some and you loose some.” It is a sturdy knife, so maybe I will file the stamp and sell it with other Asian users.

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