Keen Kutter Help

Keen Kutter was first used as a knife brand by Simmons Hardware Company in 1870. The trademark was used on the highest quality tools and cutlery Simmons offered.
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Keen Kutter Help

Post by BWT » Mon Nov 15, 2021 7:53 pm

I just picked up a EC Simmons with a 3/4 in the pattern? Anyone know what this 3/4 is for? The knife is 4 1/4 inch. My first EC Simmons bone handle. While I’m at it anyone know who made their knives? Thanks for your help and information. K2683 3/4 is the total pattern number.
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Re: Keen Kutter Help

Post by Desert Golfer » Mon Nov 15, 2021 8:48 pm

Winchester made some Keen Kutter Knives. Other companies also made K.K. Knives at different times.

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Re: Keen Kutter Help

Post by msteele6 » Tue Nov 16, 2021 8:23 am

The "3/4" was used to indicate a clip blade. ::tu::

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Re: Keen Kutter Help

Post by BWT » Tue Nov 16, 2021 11:49 am

Thanks for the information on the tang stamp and the possible maker ::handshake::
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Re: Keen Kutter Help

Post by danno50 » Tue Nov 16, 2021 6:48 pm

Very nice knife, Bill. ::tu::
The "ears" at the top of the keystone logo and the K in the pattern number stamp are two indications that it might have been made by Camillus.
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Re: Keen Kutter Help

Post by 1967redrider » Tue Nov 16, 2021 11:00 pm

Sellens says 1905 - 1941 depending on the shield. So that would determine who made yours.
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Re: Keen Kutter Help

Post by BWT » Wed Nov 17, 2021 2:25 am

Thanks Dan and redrider ::handshake:: I ordered Sellens book today from Knife magazine will get it in a few weeks. Thanks for your help.
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