Lets see those Parker's

The Parker-Frost Cutlery Company, Eagle Brand knives, & The Parker-Edwards Cutlery Company are among the brands that were manufactured under the Parker umbrella. Most Parker knives were imported from Japan, but some of the early Parker-Frost knives were made in the US by Schrade and in England by Rodgers-Wostenholm.
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Re: Lets see those Parker's

Post by Quick Steel » Sat Nov 20, 2021 8:44 am

Impressive. It checks a lot of boxes for you Mark beginning of course with the spear point blade.

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Re: Lets see those Parker's

Post by Madmarco » Sat Nov 20, 2021 9:03 pm

1967redrider wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:57 am
Awesome Gunstock, Mark. ::tu::
Thanks buddy! ::handshake:: I've admire the gunstock frame for as long as I can remember but I could never find any with single spear-point blades, so when I spotted this one with a very low current bid I put it on my "Watch List" and did a last second sniper bid and won it for US$26., which was actually just a bonus because I'd have paid-up for this one if I'd had to! 8)
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Re: Lets see those Parker's

Post by Madmarco » Sat Nov 20, 2021 9:07 pm

Quick Steel wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 8:44 am
Impressive. It checks a lot of boxes for you Mark beginning of course with the spear point blade.
Thank you Garry! ::handshake:: You are so correct about the blade, it was the 1st thing I noticed about the knife, and then I saw the g/s frame and bone covers and the rest is history! 8)
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Re: Lets see those Parker's

Post by 1967redrider » Sat Nov 20, 2021 10:48 pm

Madmarco wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 9:03 pm
1967redrider wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:57 am
Awesome Gunstock, Mark. ::tu::
Thanks buddy! ::handshake:: I've admire the gunstock frame for as long as I can remember but I could never find any with single spear-point blades, so when I spotted this one with a very low current bid I put it on my "Watch List" and did a last second sniper bid and won it for US$26., which was actually just a bonus because I'd have paid-up for this one if I'd had to! 8)

Sweet deal. ::groove::
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Re: Lets see those Parker's

Post by WeebleK » Wed Dec 01, 2021 10:34 pm

Quick Steel wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:08 pm
A Japanese Parker with nice bone and half stops.

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Hey Quick Steel, Sorry to join the conversation so late and I sure hope you're still a part of the forum because I just today found a Parker 'Buzz Tail' in my attic and yours is the only other one I've able to find, out of probably 1000 photos I've seen, on-line. Of course yours us pristine where this one I found has been well used-or at least in an attic for 20yrs. Any idea why mine and yours seem to be the only ones that exist? Is it like super rare, or one that nobody wants, or what? With my luck it'll be the latter. Also, the blade on mine doesn't lock. Is that normal or is it broken? Really any info you can offer me would be appreciated. Like maybe what is the handle made of, year of manufacture, etc. Maybe just a picture of the box they came in would answer all my questions? As I said, any info at all. Thanks a big ole bunch, in advance, fir your time.

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Re: Lets see those Parker's

Post by WeebleK » Wed Dec 01, 2021 10:35 pm

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WeebleK wrote:
Wed Dec 01, 2021 10:34 pm
Quick Steel wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:08 pm
A Japanese Parker with nice bone and half stops.

Here's To Hoping I Do This Right...

Hey Quick Steel, Sorry to join the conversation so late and I sure hope you're still a part of the forum because I just today found a Parker 'Buzz Tail' in my attic and yours is the only other one I've able to find, out of probably 1000 photos I've seen, on-line. Of course yours us pristine where this one I found has been well used-or at least in an attic for 20yrs. Any idea why mine and yours seem to be the only ones that exist? Is it like super rare, or one that nobody wants, or what? With my luck it'll be the latter. Also, the blade on mine doesn't lock. Is that normal or is it broken? Really any info you can offer me would be appreciated. Like maybe what is the handle made of, year of manufacture, etc. Maybe just a picture of the box they came in would answer all my questions? As I said, any info at all. Thanks a big ole bunch, in advance, fir your time.

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Re: Lets see those Parker's

Post by Quick Steel » Thu Dec 02, 2021 12:10 am

Weeblek, First of all, welcome to the club. I hope you will stay around share any knife related input,photos, etc.

Mr. Parker was a big factor in knife collecting. He promoted brands with varying levels of quality. In general, there is not much collecting interest for your knife. Even less so because of the knife's condition. In minty condition like mine I would ask maybe $65. But collectors are not lined up to get one. I imagine most of them were used, abused, and discarded.

Most traditional style pocket knives are "slip joints" and do not have locks. There are a few folders that have a lock but they are uncommon.

I regret I do not have the box for this knife.

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Re: Lets see those Parker's

Post by WeebleK » Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:14 am

Hey Sir, I am happy to have that much information. I hate when I find something cool and then find little or nothing online. I am also currently trying to learn about an artist for a Lithograph and I did well to even learn her name. It's like all info about her has been removed except for the way she monogrammed her work. So you've done way more than that for me and I surely do appreciate that. Do you happen to know what the handle us made of? I read somewhere, a guy had a Parker made of bone and he sanded it down and it went from used and almost damaged to a super nice knife. I thought since this blade has no signs of having ever been sharpened that Might do the same, if it's of a material that can be sanded, and give it to my grandson in a few years. I always had a pocket knife since I was about 8 or 9, and have the scars to prove it, lol, and I think every kid should have an opportunity to carve their name into at least 1 tree or picnic table. Do you agree?

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Re: Lets see those Parker's

Post by Quick Steel » Thu Dec 02, 2021 9:51 am

I think your handle material is stag. I have no idea what would result if you sanded it. I imagine the handle material, either stag or bone made to look like stag, has become dry and brittle over the years. I suggest you soak the handle in pure mineral oil overnight. Don't use baby oil which has chemical additives. Then clean the whole knife and polish the bolsters and blade. If you have a buffer you can get a bright shine on the blade. You would not buff it if you want to keep it as a collectible. Many collectors do not want knives that have been heavily reworked.

There are other members who know their way around a knife far better than I. Maybe they will add their ideas. Good luck and when your grandson is ready for it I am sure he will be thrilled to receive it.

P.S. I do not recommend you sand the handles, known as covers.

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Re: Lets see those Parker's

Post by WeebleK » Thu Dec 02, 2021 12:37 pm

Alright. I think I have all the answers I was looking for. Thank you so much for taking the time to respond to me, especially on such an old thread. Happy Christmas Season to you and yours!

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