"R.I. Knife Co." Anyone Have a Resource For Value & Rarity?

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"R.I. Knife Co." Anyone Have a Resource For Value & Rarity?

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I can't find any sources or completed sales to determine value and rarity of R.I. Knife Co. knives. They were in business for less than two years started in 1920 and closed 1921 in Providence, RI.

Does anyone have any past sales prices? I'm trying to research a two blade with a French ivory handle that has a unique brass nail application I've never seen before. I'm guessing some of you have seen these or have one in your collection. :)

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Nice find! However in general, rare doesn’t equal high value. To have increased value requires demand. Someone who collects knives from Rhode Island (or New England), or rare stamps, might value it for their collection enough to pay a premium. It’s a good conversation piece - Rhode Island has an interesting knife manufacturing history. ::tu::

You answered your own question about rarity. Two years in business. Using the ”search” function here I could find only one other example here on AAPK. That in itself is pretty rare. :lol:

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Thanks Ken!

I couldn't find anything in the search. Can you link what you found or share where I search? Maybe I didn't leave out the periods? Thanks again!
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Here ya go viewtopic.php?p=1052737&hilit=Rhode+Island#p1052737. Not much. Search didn’t like R.I., so had to spell it out. Rhode Island. :lol:

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Thanks, I appreciate the help!
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WereBooked, I found a few more posts of the Dr. knife that I have.
It's the same knife but I can't show it off enough. ::facepalm::

If you are interested search "Rhode Island Knife Co". and my member name-- FRJ.
There may be other members remarks about Rhode Island Knife.
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