C. Friedrich Shell Puller knife marking ERN Solingen Germany on front of blade an a crown and sword on the back

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C. Friedrich Shell Puller knife marking ERN Solingen Germany on front of blade an a crown and sword on the back

Post by Daniel Diller » Thu May 26, 2022 8:04 pm

Info please on this C.Friedrich knife. ERN Solingen Germany on front tang Crown and Sword on rear of tang. I would like the time it was made and value. I've looked it up online and can not find any info. Thank you.
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Re: C. Friedrich Shell Puller knife marking ERN Solingen Germany on front of blade an a crown and sword on the back

Post by kootenay joe » Fri May 27, 2022 2:40 am

Is it an auto ?
If so i think the value could be around $200, although this is just a guess on my part.
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Re: C. Friedrich Shell Puller knife marking ERN Solingen Germany on front of blade an a crown and sword on the back

Post by Daniel Diller » Fri May 27, 2022 2:42 am

kootenay joe wrote:
Fri May 27, 2022 2:40 am
Is it an auto ?
If so i think the value could be around $200, although this is just a guess on my part.
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Yes it's a auto.

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Re: C. Friedrich Shell Puller knife marking ERN Solingen Germany on front of blade an a crown and sword on the back

Post by kootenay joe » Fri May 27, 2022 3:12 pm

Daniel Diller wrote:
Fri May 27, 2022 2:42 am
kootenay joe wrote:
Fri May 27, 2022 2:40 am
Is it an auto ?
If so i think the value could be around $200, although this is just a guess on my part.
kj
Yes it's a auto.
I do not collect these 'Springer' type knives but i know the German made ones are highly valued by those who do collect them.
It would be best to hear from someone who does collect these as to value. My guess of $200 might be too low ?
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Post by Daniel Diller » Fri May 27, 2022 3:30 pm

Ok thank you for the info I appreciate it.

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Re: C. Friedrich Shell Puller knife marking ERN Solingen Germany on front of blade an a crown and sword on the back

Post by Ridgegrass » Fri May 27, 2022 4:53 pm

Company was in business from 1874-1926 so it's at least 96 years old. What gauge is stamped on the puller? 16? Nice piece. ::tu:: J.O'.

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Post by Daniel Diller » Fri May 27, 2022 5:37 pm

The gage is 16 and 12. Thank you for the info. That's what I came up with from what I could find I just was shocked if it was that Old. Thank you again.

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Re: C. Friedrich Shell Puller knife marking ERN Solingen Germany on front of blade an a crown and sword on the back

Post by kootenay joe » Fri May 27, 2022 9:59 pm

Carl Friedrich Ern was born in 1850 and died in 1924 but the company continued to manufacture razors and knives under the direction of C. F. Ern, The Younger and Richard, Otto & Fritz Ern. (Carter, pg. 190). The Crown & Scimitar was a trademark they continued to use until well after WW II. Trademarks were cancelled in 1998 so by then they were no longer in business.
The OP knife was likely made after WW II as i think the blade is stainless steel.
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Post by Daniel Diller » Fri May 27, 2022 10:20 pm

Thank you for the info. I wish I could find something online about it. I've searched everyway I can think with no luck. I sure do appreciate all the help I've gotten.

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Re: C. Friedrich Shell Puller knife marking ERN Solingen Germany on front of blade an a crown and sword on the back

Post by kootenay joe » Fri May 27, 2022 11:46 pm

Daniel Diller wrote:
Fri May 27, 2022 10:20 pm
Thank you for the info. I wish I could find something online about it. I've searched everyway I can think with no luck. I sure do appreciate all the help I've gotten.
If you join BladeForums.com there is a member "Germania" who lives in Germany and knows a great deal of the history of German cutlery. He could give you specific and correct answers. If you do contact him please post back here with what he says so we all can learn.
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Re: C. Friedrich Shell Puller knife marking ERN Solingen Germany on front of blade an a crown and sword on the back

Post by Daniel Diller » Sat May 28, 2022 12:05 am

Yeah I'll check in to it. It may take a few days. But I will get back ok. Thank you.

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Re: C. Friedrich Shell Puller knife marking ERN Solingen Germany on front of blade an a crown and sword on the back

Post by 98src » Sun May 29, 2022 12:03 am

Why are these type knives called "shell pullers"? I have shot single barrel and double barrel shot guns for most of my life and have never seen one that would require a "shell puller".

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Re: C. Friedrich Shell Puller knife marking ERN Solingen Germany on front of blade an a crown and sword on the back

Post by Daniel Diller » Sun May 29, 2022 4:03 am

Back in in the day shotguns had paper shell's. The paper shells would expand so it would not eject. This knife was made to help extract the shells

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Re: C. Friedrich Shell Puller knife marking ERN Solingen Germany on front of blade an a crown and sword on the back

Post by 98src » Sat Jun 04, 2022 7:44 pm

I've shot a lot of paper shotgun cartridges and never had one that didn't extract or eject. Could be that the European shells were different. Did any American company make a "shell puller" knife?

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