A little beauty

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A little beauty

Post by smiling-knife » Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:13 pm

Just acquired this one. An early (c 1930) stainless steel Joseph Rodgers & Sons with genuine ivory handle. In near mint condition. :) s-k
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Post by knife-nut » Fri Sep 29, 2006 11:59 pm

That is NICE. How long is it?

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Post by smiling-knife » Sat Sep 30, 2006 9:01 am

knife-nut wrote:That is NICE. How long is it?
Thanks knife-nut. The handle is 3 1/4 inches. :) s-k

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Post by sunburst » Sat Sep 30, 2006 8:20 pm

Once again a great looking knife smiling-knife :)

I have always admired stamping on the blade like we see on this knife. It seems to be a common characteristic on a lot of English knives I see.

Thanks for sharing....
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Post by smiling-knife » Sun Oct 01, 2006 7:51 am

sunburst wrote:Once again a great looking knife smiling-knife :)

I have always admired stamping on the blade like we see on this knife. It seems to be a common characteristic on a lot of English knives I see.

Thanks for sharing....

Thanks very much for your comments Sunburst :D . Your mention of the stamp on blade caused me to do a little more research. In the very early days (1920s) of making stainless steel blades for pocket knives, the blades were made at the same forge as the traditional carbon steel blades. Both were black when forged and thus, in order to differentiate them, 'stainless' was stamped on the SS blades. By the very late 1920s stainless was much more common and the practice was discontinued. According to Hawley, "the ones with the struck mark, as distinct from the etched mark, they are the early ones" Based on this I am suggesting that this knife was made around 1925 give or take a few years. :) s-k

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