What did I buy??

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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What did I buy??

Post by Winchester M21 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:31 am

Anyone know anything about this one? It’s the size of a case 99 pattern
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Post by OLDE CUTLER » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:20 am

Winchester M21 wrote:Anyone know anything about this one? It’s the size of a case 99 pattern
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I don't know anything about it other than it is a beauty. Wow!
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Post by kootenay joe » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:27 am

Looks like knives that were made in Germany in 1990's i think it was. Nicely made knives but not an authorized use of the "Winchester" name i have read.
What is stamped into tang ?
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Post by stockman » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:39 am

kootenay joe wrote:Looks like knives that were made in Germany in 1990's i think it was. Nicely made knives but not an authorized use of the "Winchester" name i have read.
What is stamped into tang ?
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kj Is that a Parker "Thing"?

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Post by Sharpnshinyknives » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:28 am

Winchester M21 wrote:Anyone know anything about this one? It’s the size of a case 99 pattern
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I have one of those. Has the loudest snap of any knife I own. Made in Germany. I’ve been told it was unauthorized also, but mine has a box with the logo and everything. I find it hard to believe that these knives would have been unauthorized with the stamp on it and a black and red box covered with the Winchester logo. Who would take that chance? I would love to know the history on this.
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Post by peanut740 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:42 am

Unauthorized Repos made in the 70's.
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Post by Winchester M21 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:36 pm

Well thanks guys!!

It isn't mint but still nice with some light spots on the blades. couldn't pass on it cause I like the big Jack patterns.

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Post by kootenay joe » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:27 pm

Harold i do not know if Jim Parker was the person who had these unauthorized Winchester branded knives made. Roger might know as he ID'd them as from 1970's.
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Post by Sharpnshinyknives » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:48 pm

Winchester M21 wrote:Well thanks guys!!

It isn't mint but still nice with some light spots on the blades. couldn't pass on it cause I like the big Jack patterns.

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Shawn, I don’t think you did badly. Once you handle one of these, you realize that it’s a very well made knife. Apart from being unauthorized, these are very fine quality knives. They usually aren’t too expensive either.
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Post by doglegg » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:51 pm

It is a very attractive knife. And if from Germany probably well made. ::nod::

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Post by WillyCamaro » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:04 pm

Olie molie! That's a beaut!
I bet it is another one of parkers "ripped off" knives. Love the knives, don't like the guy. It's fair in my book.
Again beautiful "Winchester" Winchester!
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Post by Winchester M21 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:52 pm

Thanks for all the help guys!

I'm guessing there were other patterns made as well?? I guess I'll keep an eye out for them if so.
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