Odd tang stamp on Robt Klaas knife

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Odd tang stamp on Robt Klaas knife

Post by keithw » Wed Oct 27, 2021 2:06 pm

I just bought this fish knife because of the tang stamp.
The mark side shows crossed branches (with acorns) and 2 x's on either side, and Solingen below.
The pile side has "Robert Klaas Germany"

I'm always looking at German knives on Ebay and other places, and have never seen anything like it.

I couldn't get a great pic of the mark side tang stamp, but I think you can make it out.

Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks!
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Re: Odd tang stamp on Robt Klaas knife

Post by beresman » Wed Oct 27, 2021 10:24 pm

I have no answer for you, but I will be interested in hearing the responses you get. I have a knife with the same tang stamp, but there is no maker's stamp, so I never knew that it was a Robert Klaas knife. I always thought they looked like two soup ladles...

No stamp at all on the other (broken) blade.
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Re: Odd tang stamp on Robt Klaas knife

Post by keithw » Thu Oct 28, 2021 12:38 pm

Thanks for the pics. I think you could be right, they do look like ladles. ::dang::
Hopefully someone will come by and give us some information!
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Re: Odd tang stamp on Robt Klaas knife

Post by herbva » Thu Oct 28, 2021 9:44 pm

keithw wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 12:38 pm
Thanks for the pics. I think you could be right, they do look like ladles. ::dang::
Hopefully someone will come by and give us some information!
Maybe crossed golf clubs? They look like they could be fairway woods or drivers to me. The attachment is from Goins (Robert Klaas entry in about the middle). Good luck! ::hmm::
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Re: Odd tang stamp on Robt Klaas knife

Post by beresman » Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:41 pm

herbva wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 9:44 pm

Maybe crossed golf clubs? They look like they could be fairway woods or drivers to me. The attachment is from Goins (Robert Klaas entry in about the middle). Good luck! ::hmm::
Herb, I think you mentioned this on another thread a while back and I just forgot. If they're golf clubs, the hand grips sure are odd...but who knows.

I checked to see if they actually do much golfing in Germany, and it turns out golf is pretty big there. So, maybe Robert Klaas was a golfer?
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Re: Odd tang stamp on Robt Klaas knife

Post by keithw » Fri Oct 29, 2021 6:15 pm

I think that they could be golf clubs. Good catch! ::ds::
Now maybe I can put the knife away.
Up until now it has been on my dresser with a magnifier beside it.
Ever so often, I pick it up and take another look. ::shrug::
Thanks for the help!
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Re: Odd tang stamp on Robt Klaas knife

Post by kootenay joe » Fri Oct 29, 2021 9:18 pm

I have collected a few Kissing Crane knives but have not seen that marking. Goins might have called them golf clubs because that is what it looked like to him.
The knife shows "ROBERTKLASS" as all one word. Knives i have seen have a space between the T and the K.
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