KEEN EDGE - STAINLESS STEEL - JAPAN

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KEEN EDGE - STAINLESS STEEL - JAPAN

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Tue Mar 09, 2021 11:32 pm

I received this pocket knife very recently. I don't know anything about it. It's a 2 blade, made in Japan(?) pocket knife. The main blade is tang stamped KEEN EDGE. The secondary blade is tang stamped STAINLESS STEEL JAPAN. There is a VERY noticeable difference between the clarity/crispness of the two tang stamps. It measures just a hair over 2 3/4" closed. It is one of a two pocket knife lot that I mistakenly purchased. It's in EXCELLENT condition and I decided to keep it and add it to my general pocket knife collection. I took some pictures and here it is.
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Re: KEEN EDGE - STAINLESS STEEL - JAPAN

Post by Toejammer » Wed Mar 10, 2021 1:25 am

Pretty neat jigging pattern on it, can't say I've seen that before. Keen Edge doesn't show up in any of my reference books, but I'm guessing it's a name registered to an importer, we just got to figure out who. Hopefully someone else here knows.
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Re: KEEN EDGE - STAINLESS STEEL - JAPAN

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Wed Mar 10, 2021 1:46 am

Toejammer wrote:
Wed Mar 10, 2021 1:25 am
Pretty.....
I found this in the 1998 copy of GOINS. It does not mention JAPAN, STAINLESS STEEL, or a second tang stamp at all.
In fact, this is all that is mentioned.
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Re: KEEN EDGE - STAINLESS STEEL - JAPAN

Post by Toejammer » Wed Mar 10, 2021 1:54 am

New_Windsor_NY wrote:
Wed Mar 10, 2021 1:46 am
Toejammer wrote:
Wed Mar 10, 2021 1:25 am
Pretty.....
I found this in the 1998 copy of GOINS. It does not mention JAPAN, STAINLESS STEEL, or a second tang stamp at all.
It may very well have started with Simmons, but was bought years later and used for an importers line later on. It happened a lot, importers used an old name and contracted the work out to Japan / Germany knife makers, then brought them to the USA for sale.
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Re: KEEN EDGE - STAINLESS STEEL - JAPAN

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Wed Mar 10, 2021 2:04 am

Toejammer wrote:
Wed Mar 10, 2021 1:54 am
It.....
That could explain the difference in "quality"
between the two tang stamps. ::shrug::
Thank you.🍻
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Re: KEEN EDGE - STAINLESS STEEL - JAPAN

Post by jmh58 » Wed Mar 10, 2021 8:25 pm

I L I K E it!!!👍🔪👍
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Re: KEEN EDGE - STAINLESS STEEL - JAPAN

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Wed Mar 10, 2021 9:31 pm

jmh58 wrote:
Wed Mar 10, 2021 8:25 pm
I.....
Thank you John.🍻
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