Parker Identification help

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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Parker Identification help

Post by tinroof » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:59 pm

I have 3 Parker knives, one is tang stamped as "Parker Edwards, Jacksonville Alabama" - 1423-1. The other two are "Parker Cutlery Company" and made in Japan on the reverse tang, also "Eagle Brand Cutlery" hot stamped on the blade but no model number. I have seen other Parkers listed as made by Seki and some are listed with model numbers. Is there a identity marking to relate a knife being made by Seki -- or maybe they are the only maker ?? Is a catalog or list available to find model numbers, and dates of production. Thanks for your help in trying to learn a little more.
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Re: Parker Identification help

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:45 pm

I don't know if this knife belongs under this topic or not. It is only marked on the tang of the main blade as far as I can tell. It says EAGLE. ?
PHILA. ?
It looks like there are at least 2 more letters/figures where I have the question marks. My question is, does this knife belong under the Parker umbrella? Is this an example of the "Eagle Brand" or is this a different company entirely?
Your assistance would be appreciated. Thank you.
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Re: Parker Identification help

Post by KAW » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:09 pm

::welcome:: NW... BTW... New Windsor is in my neck of the woods....
Very nice looking Eagle brand knife... but it is not related to Parker.
All I know about Eagle is... they were one of the three companies bought out by Winchester in the early 1920's.
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Post by New_Windsor_NY » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:47 pm

Thank you KAW. I used to hang out in New Paltz (bars) on weekends 1974-78.

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Post by big monk » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:11 pm

tinroof wrote:I have 3 Parker knives, one is tang stamped as "Parker Edwards, Jacksonville Alabama" - 1423-1. The other two are "Parker Cutlery Company" and made in Japan on the reverse tang, also "Eagle Brand Cutlery" hot stamped on the blade but no model number. I have seen other Parkers listed as made by Seki and some are listed with model numbers. Is there a identity marking to relate a knife being made by Seki -- or maybe they are the only maker ?? Is a catalog or list available to find model numbers, and dates of production. Thanks for your help in trying to learn a little more.
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Re: Parker Identification help

Post by Pigpen » Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:43 pm

Parker identification help


Hello, i have a butterfly knife that i was told is from parker. All it says on tje blade is seki Japan. The knife has never been assembled, pins not set. I bought the handles and blade separate. Any help on this would be appreciated. Its never been carried or sharpened. I collect parkers but know nothing about this knife. What year, was this a kit, what's it worth? Thank you, Brian
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Re: Parker Identification help

Post by Mumbleypeg » Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:26 pm

Seki is to Japan like Solingen is to Germany - a cutlery center making knives for many companies. Parker was just one of many who contracted with a maker there to have knives made. Knowing Parker, if it was anything related to him it will have “Parker” on it somewhere.

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Post by Madmarco » Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:36 pm

Pigpen wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:43 pm
Parker identification help


Hello, i have a butterfly knife that i was told is from parker. All it says on tje blade is seki Japan. The knife has never been assembled, pins not set. I bought the handles and blade separate. Any help on this would be appreciated. Its never been carried or sharpened. I collect parkers but know nothing about this knife. What year, was this a kit, what's it worth? Thank you, Brian
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