Wayne Japan ?

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Wayne Japan ?

Post by zed6309 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:02 pm

I picked up this old medium stockman pocket knife, it says Wayne stainless on the tang stamp on the main blade and Japan on the sheep's good blade, scales appear to be real bone, ive tried researching it but can't find much info ,oh on the back of the main blafe it's got stamped no 150, the main blades tip was snapped off so I 're grinded it to more of a warncliff , thanks for any help ::tu::
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Re: Wayne Japan ?

Post by kootenay joe » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:23 pm

I have had 2 Waynes. Made in Japan; in 1980's ? Lower end of Japanese cutlery but usable.
I'm pretty sure Wayne is American. Maybe someone here knows Wayne, or is Wayne !
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Re: Wayne Japan ?

Post by zed6309 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:56 pm

Thanks Kj I wouldn't say this is low end though as as well made as many pocket knives I own if not better , great fit n Finnish and good quality materials ::tu::
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Re: Wayne Japan ?

Post by XX Case XX » Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:24 pm

I had never heard of those, let alone seen one until today. Thanks for posting. I guess I learned something new today. :mrgreen: And thanks for information KJ. ::tu:: And just for fun, I did an eBay search for those and couldn't find a single one... :shock:

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Re: Wayne Japan ?

Post by zed6309 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:40 pm

I know Mike I did the same ,found a old eBay auction of the same model but of course only a pic on the search as auction finnished, I'll take better pics tommorow in the light , but it's got brass liners, think SS backsprings,nickel bolsters ,bone scales, SS blades, match strike long pull on main blade,very smooth fit n Finnish , and nice snap, a good quality knife ::tu::

Oh and all blades have half stops ::tu::
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Re: Wayne Japan ?

Post by XX Case XX » Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:51 pm

zed6309 wrote:I know Mike I did the same ,found a old eBay auction of the same model but of course only a pic on the search as auction finnished, I'll take better pics tommorow in the light , but it's got brass liners, think SS backsprings,nickel bolsters ,bone scales, SS blades, match strike long pull on main blade,very smooth fit n Finnish , and nice snap, a good quality knife ::tu::
Thanks Paul, and I'm going to keep looking for one. I have a Japanese Sabre but not a Wayne. I'd like to have one in hand just to see for myself.

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Re: Wayne Japan ?

Post by zed6309 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:57 pm

I've got a sabre 644 and I personaly think the waynes better quality ::tu:: I'll do a side by side comparison,although the sabre is well loved :wink:
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Re: Wayne Japan ?

Post by zed6309 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:04 pm

Oh and the main blades swedged at the front and on the inside middle ::tu::
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Re: Wayne Japan ?

Post by Lawrence » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:06 pm

I have a few Waynes myself...a 150, and two 108's (one with broken blade). All well used, but they look like quality knives. cheers
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Re: Wayne Japan ?

Post by zed6309 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:06 pm

A few pics till I take some tomorrow ::tu::
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Re: Wayne Japan ?

Post by kootenay joe » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:40 pm

I once had 3 Waynes but not any of the Waynes shown here. It looks like there was quite a variety of patterns & handle materials. There are a number of relatively short lived brands of knives made in Japan in which initial quality was low and later knives were better. Some, like Aristocrat went the other way.
Japan has turned out many high end folding knives. Wayne is not one of them. Wayne is in the low end of Japanese traditional style knives of 20-40 years ago. Same group as Frost, some of the Parker's etc. Not bad knives, just basic. Interesting now to us collectors because it is not often seen and it has an odd name for a knife brand.
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Re: Wayne Japan ?

Post by zed6309 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:54 pm

Thanks Kj ::tu:: I'm still impressed with this one though, it's built quility is way better than the colonial stockman I just got and I would say better than the sabre, the bolsters actually look solid and I tightened the blades and peened it and it's defantly a solid knife, I can't see me finding another but I would grab one if i did and uh looked anything like this one ::tu::
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Re: Wayne Japan ?

Post by kootenay joe » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:48 am

zed, if you mange to get any more Wayne knives i hope you post them in this thread, making it the official Wayne thread. I would be interested to know if you see a range in the quality once you have a few to compare. They show up on ebay often enough that by the end of a year you could have a few more.
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Re: Wayne Japan ?

Post by zed6309 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:19 am

Will do mate but sadly I'm in the uk so ebays a no no :( think this will be my only Wayne :( but it's a nice one and a good uk legal carry so will see alot of carry ::tu:: Oh fact I'm carrying it on tonight's shift ::tu::
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Re: Wayne Japan ?

Post by zed6309 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:20 am

zed6309 wrote:Will do mate but sadly I'm in the uk so ebays a no no :( think this will be my only Wayne :( but it's a nice one and a good uk legal carry so will see alot of carry ::tu:: infact I'm carrying it on tonight's shift ::tu:: 20171031_212520.jpg
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