Help Identifying ?EKA? Antique Pocket Knife

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yevor
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Help Identifying ?EKA? Antique Pocket Knife

Postby yevor » Thu May 16, 2019 8:34 pm

I couldnt find alot of information about this knife, or maybe i just never looked in quite the right place.
Attached are a few pictures, when i Googled all of the markings I kept getting circled around to EKA but never saw anything like this.
My great grandad had this knife in his collection of war items he had when he passed, he passed about 5 years ago at 82 if that helps give some sort of timeline.

The 3rd picture is the bottom face of the knife, theres a ribbon there that says "brique suede"
also not pictured is a soft suede pouch it slides into
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Re: Help Identifying ?EKA? Antique Pocket Knife

Postby kootenay joe » Fri May 17, 2019 12:24 am

It is a Swedish lobster pattern Gent's knife by by a company called "Halstrom". "EKA" might be a shortened version of the name of location.
These fancy Swedish knives are quite common with a variety of colorful handles.
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Re: Help Identifying ?EKA? Antique Pocket Knife

Postby knife7knut » Fri May 17, 2019 2:42 am

kootenay joe wrote:It is a Swedish lobster pattern Gent's knife by by a company called "Halstrom". "EKA" might be a shortened version of the name of location.
These fancy Swedish knives are quite common with a variety of colorful handles.
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EKA is an abbreviation for Eskilstuna Kniffabriks Aktiebolag or as I understand it Eskilstuna Cutlery Company. They make some nice gent's knives as the one pictured and many others.
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Re: Help Identifying ?EKA? Antique Pocket Knife

Postby kootenay joe » Fri May 17, 2019 2:59 am

I think a few older knife makers joined together to become EKA and the older knives have the individual names marked on them like "Halstrom" on O.P. knife.
Eskilstuna is the name of the city where these are made. I was thinking "EKA" was short for Eskilstuna.
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