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Made In Japan - But Made By ??

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Mon Dec 13, 2021 9:00 pm

I started this new topic or thread because I do NOT know the maker of these two pocket knives.
Therefore, I couldn't do a search to see if there was already a topic or thread for them.
This one, the other one is in the next post, arrived very recently in a group of pocket knives that I bought. This particular pocket knife was NOT the target of my purchase. It is an UNKNOWN, two blades, 2 5/8" closed, three tang stamps, pocket knife. Except for the missing shield, It is in EXCELLENT condition. It needed no cleaning. I took some pictures and here it is.
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Main Blade Front Tang Stamp.
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Secondary Blade Front Tang Stamp.
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Post by New_Windsor_NY » Mon Dec 13, 2021 9:00 pm

This one, the other one is in the previous post, arrived very recently in a group of pocket knives that I bought. This particular pocket knife was NOT the target of my purchase. It is an UNKNOWN, two blades, 2 7/8" closed, three tang stamps, pocket knife. Except for the missing shield and a tiny gouge above the secondary blade nail nick, it is in VERY GOOD condition. It needed no cleaning. I took some pictures and here it is.
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Main Blade Front Tang Stamp.
Main Blade Front Tang Stamp.
Main Blade Back Tang Stamp.
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Secondary Blade Front Tang Stamp.
Secondary Blade Front Tang Stamp.
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Re: Made In Japan - But Made By ??

Post by cody6268 » Mon Dec 13, 2021 9:17 pm

I don't know who they are actually made by, but these are both Sharp; a house-brand used by Kmart from the '70s-90s.

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Post by ea42 » Tue Dec 14, 2021 12:23 am

Yep I'll second that, the missing shield would have said "SHARP" .

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Post by Reverand » Tue Dec 14, 2021 12:28 am

Cody6268 and ea42 are right - they were marketed under the Sharp name, and sold by Kmart. They are good little knives, but it looks like they bought the glue for their shields from Boker! ::rotflol::
I made a shield for my 270 Peanut.

If you decide to sell or trade those two, let me know sometime.
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Re: Made In Japan - But Made By ??

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Tue Dec 14, 2021 12:51 am

cody6268 wrote:
Mon Dec 13, 2021 9:17 pm
I....
Thank you for your help, Cody.🍻

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Yep.....
Thank you, Eric. 🍻

Reverand wrote:
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Cody.....
Thank you, Scott. 🍻
If I do decide to sell or trade them, I'll let you know. ::tu::
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Post by Sharpnshinyknives » Tue Dec 14, 2021 1:35 am

Skip, it’s impossible to figure out who made a lot of those older Japanese made knives. Master Seizo Imai is your most likely maker. He made a lot of knives under a lot of brands and made a fair amount without branding on them.
You might try seeing if Jacob at Eprague could help out. He knows more about these Japanese made knives than just about anyone I know.
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Post by New_Windsor_NY » Tue Dec 14, 2021 4:33 am

Sharpnshinyknives wrote:
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Skip.....
Thank you, Mark. 🍻
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Post by New_Windsor_NY » Tue Dec 14, 2021 12:15 pm

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Post by New_Windsor_NY » Sun Dec 18, 2022 8:45 pm

This pocket knife arrived recently in a very large group or lot of pocket knives that I purchased. I did NOT buy the group or lot of pocket knives to obtain this particular pocket knife. But, as it turned out, it is a keeper. It now becomes the latest example to be posted under this topic or thread. It is also the latest addition to my general pocket knife collection. It is an "UNBRANDED", one blade, one tang stamp, 3 3/8" closed, fish themed, pocket knife. The main blade front tang stamp says "VANADIUM (over) STAINLESS JAPAN" The main handle side has a nice graphic of a fish jumping out of the water for its meal. Overall, it is in EXCELLENT condition. It did not need any cleaning. I just wiped it off, took some pictures and here it is. This is NOT the same pocket knife and these are NOT the same pictures that were posted in the "Taiwan Pocket Knives" topic or thread. Both pocket knives are identical, EXCEPT for the tang stamp(s).
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The Main Blade Front Tang Stamp.
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Post by Madmarco » Sun Dec 18, 2022 10:10 pm

Skip! I'm totally confused, although this probably happened long ago, but, I cannot see ANY differences in this knife you posted, and the knife in your "Taiwan pocket knives" post, yet you claim they're not the same, am I just being dense or would you kindly explain what you meant? ::shrug:: Thx! ::handshake:: 8)
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Post by New_Windsor_NY » Mon Dec 19, 2022 12:37 am

Madmarco wrote:
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Skip.....
I meant that it has a different tang stamp.
Not that there were any differences in the actual knives.

***** I edited the post to clarify what I said.
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Post by Madmarco » Mon Dec 19, 2022 10:23 pm

Thanks Skip, I guess I was being dense like I thought! Sorry to cause you extra work! ::handshake:: 8)
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Post by New_Windsor_NY » Tue Dec 20, 2022 3:55 pm

Madmarco wrote:
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Thanks.....
Not a problem, Madmarco.
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Post by New_Windsor_NY » Sun Jan 08, 2023 10:45 pm

This money clip and or lobster style of pocket knife arrived recently in a very large group or lot of pocket knives that I bought. This particular pocket knife was NOT the target of my purchase. However, it did turn out to be a keeper and it will make a welcome addition to my general, foreign born, pocket knife collection. It is a JAPAN, one blade, one tool (a file), 1 1/8" X 2" closed, one tang stamp, money clip and or lobster style of pocket knife. It may have had an advertising insert at some time in its history, but it definitely doesn't now. The main blade front tang stamp says "STAINLESS (over) STEEL (over) JAPAN" The main blade has a weak half stop and a soft opening and closing snap. The tool also has a weak half stop and a soft opening and closing snap. Overall, it is in GOOD condition. It did NOT need any cleaning. I just wiped it off, took some pictures and here it is.
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The Main Blade Front Tang Stamp.
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Post by 1967redrider » Mon Jan 09, 2023 3:24 am

Any chance Sabre or Monarch made these? But then, who is Sabre and Monarch? ::shrug::
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Post by Dan In MI » Mon Jan 16, 2023 3:38 pm

New_Windsor_NY wrote:
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The main handle side has a nice graphic of a fish jumping out of the water for its meal.
I like that one. It reminds me of some similarly decorated Bucks (I think) that caught my eye when I was younger.

Hopefully Skip won't mind me posting this one here. It's a little "tuxedo" pen, about three inches long. Both blades appear to be pens. The only marking anywhere on it is "Stain Less Japan." I suspect the three lines are due to the blades being so slender. I also suspect that it was made to capitalize on tourism and/or an export boom. Not much value here, yet I've been curious about its origins since I've had it.
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Post by Oledadsknives » Mon Jan 16, 2023 7:26 pm

Reverand wrote:
Tue Dec 14, 2021 12:28 am
Cody6268 and ea42 are right - they were marketed under the Sharp name, and sold by Kmart. They are good little knives, but it looks like they bought the glue for their shields from Boker! ::rotflol::
I made a shield for my 270 Peanut.

If you decide to sell or trade those two, let me know sometime.
Ha, LOL, you got that Boker shield glue thing right for sure Reverand!!
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Post by New_Windsor_NY » Sun Feb 05, 2023 2:30 am

Dan In MI wrote:
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I.....
I'm sorry Dan. I don't know how I missed your post.
I don't mind anyone posting their general "JAPAN"
stamped or marked cutlery. That is why I started
this topic. That is a very NICE l@@king pen knife.
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Post by Dan In MI » Sun Feb 05, 2023 4:14 pm

Thanks, Skip! ::handshake::
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Post by New_Windsor_NY » Sun Feb 05, 2023 9:00 pm

Recently, this advertising, key ring, lobster style of pocket knife, arrived in a group or lot of pocket knives that I bought. This particular pocket knife was NOT the object of my purchase. It is a JAPAN, one blade, one tool (a cap lifter or bottle opener), 1" X 1 1/2" closed (not including the loop or ring), one tang stamp, advertising, key ring, lobster style of pocket knife. The main blade front tang stamp says "JAPAN (over) STAINLESS" The main blade has a soft opening and closing snap. The tool also has a soft opening and closing snap. The handle says "KOSHER - Empire - POULTRY" and has the letter "U" in a circle, symbol. The letter “U” in a circle, on a food label or package, means that the food is kosher and was processed according to the jew dietary laws. Overall, this pocket knife is in VERY GOOD condition. It did NOT need any cleaning.
I just wiped it off, took some pictures and here it is.
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The Main Blade Front Tang Stamp.
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Post by New_Windsor_NY » Sun Apr 30, 2023 4:45 pm

Recently, this lobster, pattern or style of advertising pocket knife, arrived in a group or lot of pocket knives that I purchased. This particular pocket knife was NOT the target of my purchase. It is a JAPAN, one blade, two tools (file, scissors), one tang stamp, 5/8" X 2 1/4" closed, advertising, lobster pattern or style of pocket knife. The main blade front tang stamp says "STAINLESS (over) STEEL (over) JAPAN" The main handle side has a two letter monogram, script style, "T. Q." The other handle side says "THE JOHN ROBERTS CO." Overall, this pocket knife is in EXCELLENT condition. It did NOT need any cleaning. I just wiped it off. I took some pictures and here it is.
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The Main Blade Front Tang Stamp.
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Post by New_Windsor_NY » Fri May 26, 2023 6:45 pm

This multi tool pocket knife arrived in a group or lot of pocket knives that I bought. This particular pocket knife was NOT the reason for my purchase. But, it did turn out to be a keeper. It now becomes my most recent example to be posted under this topic or thread. It also is the latest example to be added to my general, foreign born, pocket knife collection. It is a JAPAN, two blades, nine tools, one tang stamp, 3 3/4" closed (not including the bail), multi tool, pocket knife. The main blade front tang stamp says "STAINLESS (over) STEEL (over) JAPAN" Overall, this pocket knife is in EXCELLENT condition. It did NOT need any cleaning at all. I just wiped it off. I took some pictures and here it is.
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The Main Blade Front Tang Stamp.
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Post by New_Windsor_NY » Tue May 30, 2023 7:30 pm

Recently, this lobster, pattern or style of pocket knife, arrived in a group or lot of pocket knives that I bought. This particular pocket knife was NOT the target of my purchase. It is a JAPAN, one blade, three tools (cap lifter or bottle opener, file, scissors), two tang stamps, one tool stamp, 1" X 2 3/4" closed, lobster, pattern or style of pocket knife. The main blade front tang stamp says "ROSTFREI" The main blade back tang stamp says "JAPAN" The tool (scissors) front stamp says "PAT.P" The handle has some dings in it. But overall, this pocket knife is in GOOD condition. It did NOT need any cleaning. I just wiped it off. I took some pictures and here it is.
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The Main Blade Front Tang Stamp.
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The Tool (Scissors) Stamp.
The Tool (Scissors) Stamp.
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Post by New_Windsor_NY » Thu Jun 01, 2023 7:00 pm

This multi tool pocket knife arrived in a group or lot of pocket knives that I purchased. This particular pocket knife was NOT the target of my purchase. However, it did turn out to be a keeper. It is now my most recent example to be posted under this topic or thread. It also becomes the latest example to be added to my general, foreign made, pocket knife collection. It is a JAPAN, two blades, nine tools, one tang stamp, 3 3/4" closed (not including the bail), multi tool, pocket knife. The main blade front tang stamp says "STAINLESS (over) STEEL (over) JAPAN" Overall, this pocket knife is in EXCELLENT condition. It did NOT need any cleaning at all. I just wiped it off. I took some pictures and here it is. This is NOT the exact, same, multi tool pocket knife that I posted, under this topic or thread, on Friday, May 26, 2023.
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The Main Blade Front Tang Stamp.
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