Old 3 Blade

William H. Maher and Emil Grosh started the Maher & Grosh Wholesale Cutlery Co. in 1877 with a goal to sell high quality US manufactured cutlery globally. The original business dissolved in 1988, but the brand has since been resurrected.
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Old 3 Blade

Post by JohnR » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:40 pm

Normally I don't buy broken knives but I thought this old 3 blade Maher&Grosh has such great looks that I could not resist. Teardrop with spey, spear and hawkbill blades, the spring is broken on the spey. Would love to find one of these is very good condition but this one will do for now.
Roger, do you know what this one is called, I would think something like Farmers Friend.
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Re: Old 3 Blade

Post by Woodly » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:57 pm

A lovely old knife, well used and cared for.

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Re: Old 3 Blade

Post by BWT » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:34 pm

Good looking knife, thanks for sharing ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Old 3 Blade

Post by peanut740 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:58 am

Here you are John. From catalog 32 ca.1910.It was called "Maher's Common Sense Knife ".They carried the pattern for many years. They had another 3 blade utility with a large sheepsfoot instead of the hawksbill and called it "The Mechanics Own".
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Re: Old 3 Blade

Post by JohnR » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:34 am

Thank you Woodly and Bill. Thank you Roger for the original catalog scan, looks like it was marketed as a garden knife with a pruning and budding blade which I thought was a spey.

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Re: Old 3 Blade

Post by wlf » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:45 am

Interesting knife and a lot of knife John.
I buy roosters combs and farmers..........................................................jack knives [/b]

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Re: Old 3 Blade

Post by biglmbass » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:43 pm

That' a sweet one.

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