Show off your Winchester Knives

Winchester entered the knife market as a manufacturer in 1919 by acquiring two existing knife companies; Eagle Knife Co. of Connecticut & Napanoch Knife Co. of New York. Winchester stepped away from the market in 1942 to focus on war related manufactured products, but re-entered in the late 1980s by licensing its name to Blue Grass Cutlery. Blue Grass had high quality knives made by Queen Cutlery that featured the Winchester brand name for a handful of years until the license arrangement ran its course. Winchester eventually started licensing to other companies & now you will find the brand name used by several knife manufacturers by way of license agreements.
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Post by btrwtr » Mon Oct 11, 2021 2:49 pm

Old stag 1950 lockblade.
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Post by ZogXll » Mon Oct 11, 2021 3:04 pm

btrwtr wrote:
Mon Oct 11, 2021 2:49 pm
Old stag 1950 lockblade.
That's a nice one, love the shape of the blade.

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Post by stockman » Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:25 pm

Wayne, that a beauty.

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Post by Vit_213 » Tue Oct 26, 2021 9:06 pm

W15 3971 (1989)
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Post by lentuk » Tue Oct 26, 2021 9:31 pm

Love this thread.
I finally found a Sowbelly Stockman, this is the one that has been the hardest to find for me.
Just got this in the mail today.
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Post by cudgee » Tue Oct 26, 2021 9:42 pm

Vit_213 wrote:
Tue Oct 26, 2021 9:06 pm
W15 3971 (1989)
That is beautiful. ::woot::

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Post by QTCut5 » Tue Oct 26, 2021 9:45 pm

btrwtr wrote:
Mon Oct 11, 2021 2:49 pm
Old stag 1950 lockblade.
Oooooooo...somehow I missed seeing that post. That is a BEA-UTY, Wayne. Very nice! ::tu::
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Post by doglegg » Wed Oct 27, 2021 2:41 am

Vit_213 wrote:
Tue Oct 26, 2021 9:06 pm
W15 3971 (1989)
Love it Vit!!!! ::tu::

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Post by Desert Golfer » Wed Oct 27, 2021 9:23 pm

Here are a couple of Vintage Winchester Sleeveboard Jacks I have. Pattern 2905 and 2907. I have also seen these Knives called Straight jacks and Texas Jacks. They are both 4 1/2" Long.
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Post by edge213 » Thu Oct 28, 2021 2:43 am

Desert Golfer wrote:
Wed Oct 27, 2021 9:23 pm
Here are a couple of Vintage Winchester Sleeveboard Jacks I have. Pattern 2905 and 2907. I have also seen these Knives called Straight jacks and Texas Jacks. They are both 4 1/2" Long.
I would call those English Jacks. ::handshake::
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Post by LanG » Thu Oct 28, 2021 3:00 am

Desert Golfer wrote:
Wed Oct 27, 2021 9:23 pm
Here are a couple of Vintage Winchester Sleeveboard Jacks I have. Pattern 2905 and 2907. I have also seen these Knives called Straight jacks and Texas Jacks. They are both 4 1/2" Long.
A winning pair of Jacks every day! ::tu::
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Post by Ripster » Thu Oct 28, 2021 1:24 pm

edge213 wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 2:43 am
Desert Golfer wrote:
Wed Oct 27, 2021 9:23 pm
Here are a couple of Vintage Winchester Sleeveboard Jacks I have. Pattern 2905 and 2907. I have also seen these Knives called Straight jacks and Texas Jacks. They are both 4 1/2" Long.
I would call those English Jacks. ::handshake::
David what makes it a English Jack in your mind ? It still confuses me all this terminology for a Jack knife !
Appreciate your feedback and knowledge .
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Post by edge213 » Thu Oct 28, 2021 2:19 pm

Ripster wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 1:24 pm
edge213 wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 2:43 am
Desert Golfer wrote:
Wed Oct 27, 2021 9:23 pm
Here are a couple of Vintage Winchester Sleeveboard Jacks I have. Pattern 2905 and 2907. I have also seen these Knives called Straight jacks and Texas Jacks. They are both 4 1/2" Long.
I would call those English Jacks. ::handshake::
David what makes it a English Jack in your mind ? It still confuses me all this terminology for a Jack knife !
Appreciate your feedback and knowledge .
Ripster, I will use Benard Levine's definition from "Levine's Guide to Knives and Their Values". I'm sure he states it better than I could.

English Jack is a term that was commonly applied to deluxe large-sized (over 4 inches) slim, regular, and sleeveboard jack knives.

Premium handle material, fancy bolsters, and locking master blade are often seen on them.

Most often have a single clip blade. Others have a spear blade instead. Some have a pen second blade.
David
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Post by Ripster » Thu Oct 28, 2021 2:27 pm

edge213 wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 2:19 pm
Ripster wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 1:24 pm
edge213 wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 2:43 am


I would call those English Jacks. ::handshake::
David what makes it a English Jack in your mind ? It still confuses me all this terminology for a Jack knife !
Appreciate your feedback and knowledge .
Ripster, I will use Benard Levine's definition from "Levine's Guide to Knives and Their Values". I'm sure he states it better than I could.

English Jack is a term that was commonly applied to deluxe large-sized (over 4 inches) slim, regular, and sleeveboard jack knives.

Premium handle material, fancy bolsters, and locking master blade are often seen on them.

Most often have a single clip blade. Others have a spear blade instead. Some have a pen second blade.
Thank you Sir ::tu::
It helps to have a Reference to start from . And never think to look in the few copies of Levine’s and others lying around here . It may seem crazy but still have a hard time with some of the pattern names . Like half Whittler , this or that . Then there’s the Carpenter Whittler from Camillus that some say isn’t a Whittler. Could go on and on so again “ Thank you “ for your quick and solid response and always something to learn .
Have a good one . ::handshake::
JP

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Post by 1967redrider » Thu Oct 28, 2021 2:31 pm

Those are gorgeous! ::tu:: ::tu::
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Post by edge213 » Thu Oct 28, 2021 6:04 pm

Ripster wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 2:27 pm
edge213 wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 2:19 pm
Ripster wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 1:24 pm


David what makes it a English Jack in your mind ? It still confuses me all this terminology for a Jack knife !
Appreciate your feedback and knowledge .
Ripster, I will use Benard Levine's definition from "Levine's Guide to Knives and Their Values". I'm sure he states it better than I could.

English Jack is a term that was commonly applied to deluxe large-sized (over 4 inches) slim, regular, and sleeveboard jack knives.

Premium handle material, fancy bolsters, and locking master blade are often seen on them.

Most often have a single clip blade. Others have a spear blade instead. Some have a pen second blade.
Thank you Sir ::tu::
It helps to have a Reference to start from . And never think to look in the few copies of Levine’s and others lying around here . It may seem crazy but still have a hard time with some of the pattern names . Like half Whittler , this or that . Then there’s the Carpenter Whittler from Camillus that some say isn’t a Whittler. Could go on and on so again “ Thank you “ for your quick and solid response and always something to learn .
Have a good one . ::handshake::
Most welcome. And those are beautiful knives.
David
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Re: Show off your Winchester Knives

Post by Desert Golfer » Tue Nov 02, 2021 1:20 pm

Thank You for the Kind Comments Gentlemen. Mike 8)

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Re: Show off your Winchester Knives

Post by Desert Golfer » Thu Nov 18, 2021 2:17 am

Mailman brought me this Winchester 4950 Scout, Camp, Utility Knife today. I won an auction on the Bay. Been Hunting for this model for a while. Was wanting one with perfect bone with no cracks, full blades, lightly used and a knife that shows some age patina. The search is over. 8)
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Post by Gone2Three » Thu Nov 18, 2021 2:39 am

Desert Golfer wrote:
Thu Nov 18, 2021 2:17 am
Mailman brought me this Winchester 4950 Scout, Camp, Utility Knife today. I won an auction on the Bay. Been Hunting for this model for a while. Was wanting one with perfect bone with no cracks, full blades, lightly used and a knife that shows some age patina. The search is over. 8)
Congratulations on the win! I too was in the hunt for it, the bone on this one is gorgeous, y'a did good! ::tu::
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Post by 1967redrider » Thu Nov 18, 2021 2:44 am

Awesome hooking that one off the 'Bay. 😎👍
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Re: Show off your Winchester Knives

Post by Jacknifeben » Thu Nov 18, 2021 2:22 pm

Is that going to clean up enough to put with my knives?

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Post by Desert Golfer » Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:39 pm

I`m not going to clean it up. It`s 90 some years old and it will stay looking just like that. Thanks for inquiring Jack Knife Ben. 8)

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Post by Desert Golfer » Wed Dec 01, 2021 11:10 am

Vintage Winchester 2869 Gunstock. Recent addition to the collection. Hard to find. Blades have been sharpened. Somebody carried and loved this knife. Very happy to have it. 8)
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Re: Show off your Winchester Knives

Post by stockman » Wed Dec 01, 2021 9:15 pm

That is a nice one.

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