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knife id please

Post by gordonjohn » Wed Aug 04, 2021 9:23 pm

I picked up this knife at a rummage sale for 2 bucks ,but all the digging I have done still I cannot find any info about this knife .Main blade tang stamp reads jackknife shop Chicago , the smaller blade reads union stock yard. I am sure that you fellows can help me out
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Post by 1967redrider » Wed Aug 04, 2021 10:28 pm

Man, you done good! Others will be along to buy this from you if you're selling and it's legit. ::tu::

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Post by ea42 » Wed Aug 04, 2021 10:41 pm

That knife was made by Schrade Cut Co or possibly later after they changed to Schrade Walden, likely somewhere between 1920 and 1950ish. If someone knows when those tang stamps were in use you could probably nail it down even closer.

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Post by peanut740 » Wed Aug 04, 2021 11:17 pm

I believe Eric pretty much nailed it.
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Post by knifeaholic » Wed Aug 04, 2021 11:33 pm

Wow - that is a rare and desirable brand, the knife was made on contract (as others have said) by Schrade Cutlery circa 1940's to 50's.

Search on these forums for "Jack Knife Ben" and "Jack Knife Shop" and you will find a lot of history.

These were brand names, along with Union Stock Yards Chicago, that were used by immigrant Ben Schon when he established a business selling pocket knives to the farmers and ranchers that came from all over the Midwest to bring their cattle to market at the Chicago stock yards.

Pocket knives with these tang stamps are very desirable to collectors.
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Post by kootenay joe » Thu Aug 05, 2021 12:13 am

Quote: "I picked up this knife at a rummage sale for 2 bucks".
Pretty well everyone here is now insanely jealous.
If you are more familiar with cars than knives, then your purchase is like finding a lightly used 1955 Ford Thunderbird for $250.
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Post by Madmarco » Thu Aug 05, 2021 12:21 am

gordonjohn wrote:
Wed Aug 04, 2021 9:23 pm
I picked up this knife at a rummage sale for 2 bucks ,but all the digging I have done still I cannot find any info about this knife .Main blade tang stamp reads jackknife shop Chicago , the smaller blade reads union stock yard. I am sure that you fellows can help me out_DSC0060.JPG_DSC0061.JPG_DSC0063.JPG_DSC0066.JPG
Others have given you accurate information about your knife G.J., something I couldn't have done, but, ::welcome:: to AAPK! ::handshake:: 8)
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Post by FRJ » Thu Aug 05, 2021 12:27 am

Welcome here, gordonjohn. Good things happen to good people!

You've got a keeper. ::tu:: ::nod::
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Post by Dan In MI » Thu Aug 05, 2021 1:45 am

kootenay joe wrote:
Thu Aug 05, 2021 12:13 am
Pretty well everyone here is now insanely jealous.
I'm pretty dang close...and maybe just a little more optimistic for my future flea market hunts. Congratulations on a superb knfe, and welcome to AAPK!
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Post by gordonjohn » Thu Aug 05, 2021 4:20 pm

Hi I want to thank everybody for all the great info. I knew that I could count on you guys to help me, I enjoy this web site a lot and hope to post more pics. gordonjohn thanks again

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