Kingston U.S.A. Please post 'em!

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Kingston U.S.A. Please post 'em!

Postby upnorth » Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:35 am

One of our regulars here sent me this knife because it "belongs" with my other Kingston jack.
A generous and thoughtful guy; Thanks!! ::tu::
I thought I'd take this opportunity to see if there are other Kingstons out there. Albert Baer was quite the entrepreneur, and I suspect the main mover behind this short-lived company. If anyone knows more, please spout off!!
The E.O. is the gift, and the regular Jack is the one it "belongs" with:
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Postby orvet » Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:08 pm

Here are a few I have scanned.

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Postby brady806 » Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:21 am

hi dale---those brown handles on the little serp. jack are really good looking. are they cell. or bone?------------see ya,brady ::drool:: ::tu::
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Re: Kingston U.S.A. Please post 'em!

Postby upnorth » Thu Nov 20, 2008 5:10 am

Phew! Thanks for showing yours Dale! For a while I thought that I was the only one who had any!! :shock:
Alright you lazy guys!! Show us your Kingstons!! That is what makes these forums interesting and great!! 8)
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Postby Paul M » Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:10 pm

OK Charlie, Here is what maybe a Kingston Cattle Knife. No tang stamps but main blade could of been "ink" stamped like your regular jack. ::shrug::
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Postby orvet » Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:42 pm

brady806 wrote:hi dale---those brown handles on the little serp. jack are really good looking. are they cell. or bone?------------see ya,brady ::drool:: ::tu::


Hey Brady,
It is hard to tell what the handles of both jacks are made of but given the shrinkage I would say jigged celluloid, or perhaps some early form of plastic.

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Re: Kingston U.S.A. Please post 'em!

Postby Sauconian » Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:45 pm

upnorth wrote:Phew! For a while I thought that I was the only one who had any!! :shock:


That's what I was begining to think too ! :lol:

I don't have any. ::tounge::

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Postby jonet143 » Thu Nov 20, 2008 5:02 pm

i used to have a scout/utility knife by kingston......gone now.
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Postby ea42 » Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:47 pm

Great Kingstons guys! Say, where the heck is LT? I'll bet he's got a least a couple hundred :shock: 8)

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Postby upnorth » Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:11 pm

Yeah!! LT is MIA!!!
Maybe we should send out a search party!! :shock:
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Postby orvet » Sat Nov 22, 2008 3:54 pm

I talked to LT a few days ago. He is doing fine, but has been real busy of late.

Here is an Kingston Rope knife I have had for a while.
I had to find it so I could scan it. :oops:
Too bad someone tried to modify the blade.
I suspect it is circa WWII.

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Re: Kingston U.S.A. Please post 'em!

Postby LRV » Sat Nov 22, 2008 4:11 pm

Here are what I have for catalogs. I have a few knives I'll post later.

http://www.collectors-of-schrades-r.us/ ... /index.htm

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Postby orvet » Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:54 am

I dug out a couple more Kingston.
The first one with the burgundy and gray celluloid handles is probably the prettiest Kingston I have seen.
The second one (waterfall celluloid?) is nice but the rear scale is missing. It's on my to do list. :mrgreen:

I think a lot of the Kingston were made for the military and they didn't make a great many of them after the war as Albert Baer was busy building a knife empire and I believe he decided to push the Schrade Walden name and allow the Kingston name to fade into knife history.

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Postby Sauconian » Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:55 am

I like the first one Dale. 8)

That belongs in the 'Little Gems' thread as well. ::nod::

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Postby upnorth » Mon Nov 24, 2008 4:53 pm

Nice to see some more. Thanks guys!
Paul, your 4 blade is probably quite rare, and surely could be a Kingston. Looks like a good one.
Dale, it's amazing what a little fancy cell does for the look of a knife. I see why it was so popular for a while.
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