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Glass cutter knife

Post by Louisville.Boy1947 » Mon Oct 25, 2021 2:38 pm

This last weekend I passed on a knife with 2 broken blades but with one remaining blade/tool that I first thought was going to be a caplifter, but actually was a glass cutter. As two blades were broken I could not find a tang stamp. The size of the knife was similar to a scout or camp knife...had black plastic or composition covers and steel liners. Anyone know what company/companies may have made this knife, what the model name was, and how common were they ?

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Re: Glass cutter knife

Post by jerryd6818 » Mon Oct 25, 2021 3:54 pm

Not common at all. I've seen less than a handfull over the last 11 yeats & want one but none for sale. Maybe I should set a search on ebay.
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Re: Glass cutter knife

Post by just bob » Mon Oct 25, 2021 4:04 pm

I've had these before and they don't seem to be in much demand. This one is Germany.

https://www.antiquesnavigator.com/d-923 ... utter.html



This may be closer to what you're thinking?

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ ... 1800696281


https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ ... 1934327500
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Re: Glass cutter knife

Post by OLDE CUTLER » Mon Oct 25, 2021 5:28 pm

This is an Imperial that I have. Sorry Jerry not for sale.
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Re: Glass cutter knife

Post by jerryd6818 » Mon Oct 25, 2021 6:20 pm

Thanks for showing it Jim.
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Re: Glass cutter knife

Post by Louisville.Boy1947 » Mon Oct 25, 2021 6:44 pm

OLDE CUTLER wrote:
Mon Oct 25, 2021 5:28 pm
This is an Imperial that I have. Sorry Jerry not for sale.

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That is the knife I saw with broken blades. Now I know it was an Imperial. That was the only one I have ever seen and handled. Too bad it had broken blades. Now to try to find the proper frame or model name. ::shrug:: Thank guys. ::groove::

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Re: Glass cutter knife

Post by OLDE CUTLER » Mon Oct 25, 2021 7:05 pm

Louisville.Boy1947 wrote:
Mon Oct 25, 2021 6:44 pm
OLDE CUTLER wrote:
Mon Oct 25, 2021 5:28 pm
This is an Imperial that I have. Sorry Jerry not for sale.

IMG_4454.JPG
That is the knife I saw with broken blades. Now I know it was an Imperial. That was the only one I have ever seen and handled. Too bad it had broken blades. Now to try to find the proper frame or model name. ::shrug:: Thank guys. ::groove::
The one I pictured is 3 3/8" OAL closed, 4 blade with bail, shell handle construction with the USA tangstamp vertical which indicates 1956-1988.
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Re: Glass cutter knife

Post by bighomer » Mon Oct 25, 2021 7:10 pm

LB I'd put them in the utility category, here's a cheap whale shellhandle I purchased awhile back.
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Re: Glass cutter knife

Post by Louisville.Boy1947 » Mon Oct 25, 2021 7:45 pm

bighomer wrote:
Mon Oct 25, 2021 7:10 pm
LB I'd put them in the utility category, here's a cheap whale shellhandle I purchased awhile back.
BH that is a fine example. I would happier than a rabbit in tall clover to find one like that!

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Re: Glass cutter knife

Post by Froe » Mon Oct 25, 2021 11:17 pm

It seem like I was told they are called a glazier’s knife. Made sense to me.
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Re: Glass cutter knife

Post by Froe » Mon Oct 25, 2021 11:19 pm

Oh, the same guy told me notch in the blade was used to snap the glass.
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Re: Glass cutter knife

Post by Maddogfl » Tue Oct 26, 2021 3:43 pm

Louisville.Boy1947 wrote:
Mon Oct 25, 2021 6:44 pm
OLDE CUTLER wrote:
Mon Oct 25, 2021 5:28 pm
This is an Imperial that I have. Sorry Jerry not for sale.

IMG_4454.JPG
That is the knife I saw with broken blades. Now I know it was an Imperial. That was the only one I have ever seen and handled. Too bad it had broken blades. Now to try to find the proper frame or model name. ::shrug:: Thank guys. ::groove::
I have an Imperial sitting on the desk by me that I bought at a junk store for $5.00 last year. It is missing the cutter wheel and bail, but is otherwise intact. I have intended to buy a glass cutter to salvage the wheel and do a transfer but haven't gotten around to it yet. I have a damaged knife to salvage the bail from. This thread has inspired me to get on it.
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Re: Glass cutter knife

Post by bighomer » Tue Oct 26, 2021 3:56 pm

Louisville.Boy1947 wrote:
Mon Oct 25, 2021 7:45 pm
bighomer wrote:
Mon Oct 25, 2021 7:10 pm
LB I'd put them in the utility category, here's a cheap whale shellhandle I purchased awhile back.
BH that is a fine example. I would happier than a rabbit in tall clover to find one like that!
I think froe hit the nail on the head as to the pattern, and I believe there's a thread on here that discusses them.
I fished it out of the shallow end of the bay, if memory serves I was the only bidder. According to my records I gave 5 bucks + 5.65 shipping for it. Good luck finding one, I'm sure one will pop up on the bay. ::handshake::

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Re: Glass cutter knife

Post by Maddogfl » Tue Oct 26, 2021 11:03 pm

I really was inspired to fix mine. (above) I had an old glass cutter in the barn that I had forgotten about so I stole the wheel out of it. I found a box nail with the right diameter for the pin. I filed down the head of the box nail to make it look more appropriate, cut the nail to length with side cutters which left a good ragged edge to peen on the other side. Now I am a bail and a cleaning from returning some respect to the old Imperial.
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