I'm not familiar with Parker Knives so I have to ask: What is the significance of "First Monday"?Mumbleypeg wrote:Here's a Parker Cut Co. First Monday pearl whittler. Made in Japan. I have a few more Parker's around somewhere.
Back in the early days of the western frontier, counties and some towns had circuit judges. The judge would come to town the first Monday, third Monday, etc of every month, and hold court. This usually drew a crowd, so a lot of trading of goods took place. Livestock, guns, knives, and so forth. Traditionally folks came to the county seat from farms and surrounding small towns starting the Friday before First Monday, and the trading commenced, usually lasting through Monday.XX Case XX wrote:I'm not familiar with Parker Knives so I have to ask: What is the significance of "First Monday"?Mumbleypeg wrote:Here's a Parker Cut Co. First Monday pearl whittler. Made in Japan. I have a few more Parker's around somewhere.
Thanks Mike, As QT said Parker made a little bit of everything. Some of the Knives are very good quality some are not. They made so many different patterns theirs something for every type of collector.XX Case XX wrote:Thanks Gary, good information. By the way, I like the knife in photo #9 in your original post, and photo #4 in the 2nd Post with the Japanese writing on the blade. I'm assuming it's "Kanji". They look pretty cool.
“Hi I'm James Parker and I am offering some knives for auction from the recent purchase of a collection of several thousand knives....
This is a 1976 issue Schrade Special Factory Order, 12th in the series, 13 Colonies Commemorative Knife for auction, honoring the state of North Carolina. This Schrade 3 blade Stock is 4" closed and the master Clip blade is tang stamped with Limited Edition and an Eagle. The rear of the master Clip blade is pattern stamped with TC-12 S.W. Cut. USA.
This knife was produced for my dad, the late Jim Parker, and Jim Frost's Parker-Frost Cutlery in 1976 as they had an entire series produced commemorating the original 13 Colonies making up the United States.
The master Clip blade is etched with the trademarked Parker Eagle, which reads "Thirteen Colonies" in the banner the Eagle is holding. This knife features the serial number "0653" on the front and handle with an antique brass finish which have been sculpted from original art.
The knife has remained in the original box and plastic bag for 40 years. Just a tad of minor tarnish and patina from age. This knife is complete with all box and paperwork!!
This knife honors North Carolina as it reads "North Carolina 1653" on the front side and "battle Of Kings Mountain" on the rear side.
We bought another group of the United States produced Ellenville, NY knives and have some more super offerings of these authentic genuine Schrade Cutlery knives. This knife was still enclosed in the plastic bag as I opened it to make the photos.
This Schrade 1976 manufactured North Carolina Stock, a Parker-Frost Special Factory Order 13 Colonies Commemorative from the last of the Schrade Ellenville, NY factory knives, is in great condition in the original issue 2 piece factory box with Certificate Of Authenticity (and cardboard sleeve guard) and being offered at No Reserve. Thanks for your bids, we appreciate it.”
It's nice to here the seller sold it correctly. It looks like a good one to carry.MUD wrote:Bout time!!!!!!
Some of the best childhood scars I have are thanks to a One Arm Pillbuster!!! I'm glad to see Parker has got a place here.
To start with,
I got this a few days ago and until I can sort through and find all the Parker's I have, it's a good start.
This may upset some of y'all on either end, not my intention. I honestly don't care if it does, I thought of this as a kinda 'best of both worlds'.
Whoever did it, it's a fairly good job. A little side to side wiggle, half stop and open/close SNAP like a new one.
It was listed as 'parts', but I don't think so.
I don't know how it's gonna go, but I'm seriously considering leaving well enough alone.
'SUPER RARE... ONE OF A KIND'
Just figured somebody else may get a kick outta this.
Hopefully I don't add to the scars.