Old HIBBARD, SPENCER & BARTLET---OVB---Knives

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Re: Old HIBBARD, SPENCER & BARTLET---OVB---Knives

Postby FRJ » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:57 pm

Hear is a neat old Hibbard Spencer Bartlett pearl stockman.
The main clip blade is a little trail weary but it is still a substantial knife. 4 inches closed.
This is a premium stockman with sunken joints and nickel silver pins and liners which appear to have been worked to some degree.
Love that spey!

Thanks for looking.
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Re: Old HIBBARD, SPENCER & BARTLET---OVB---Knives

Postby thegreedygulo » Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:33 pm

Very nice. ::tu::
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Re: Old HIBBARD, SPENCER & BARTLET---OVB---Knives

Postby FRJ » Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:35 pm

Thanks Greeds. ::tu::

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Re: Old HIBBARD, SPENCER & BARTLET---OVB---Knives

Postby OLDE CUTLER » Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:25 am

I picked up this OVB whittler in MOP at a fleamarket recently. It is not as nice as others shown here, it has been dropped twice as it is missing the piece shown on the front and another similar piece on the opposite end of the back. But for $5 I thought it would be a user. Beside the OVB, it is stamped Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett Co. This must be some subdivision of the whittler family when it has a nail file in place of the second pen blade?

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Re: Old HIBBARD, SPENCER & BARTLET---OVB---Knives

Postby LongBlade » Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:29 am

Interesting and nice knife Joe ::tu:: ::tu:: ... I haven't seen many 4 blade stockman especially one with a manicure blade ::hmm:: - The spey blade though no doubt sharpened looks just like a corn knife blade to me - maybe it is the sharpening ::shrug:: ...

Nice addition of an OVB whittler Olde Cutler ::tu:: ::tu:: ... Nice user for sure....
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Re: Old HIBBARD, SPENCER & BARTLET---OVB---Knives

Postby Dinadan » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:02 am

Very nice old knife, Joe. I agree with Lee: I have never seen a stockman with a nail file manicure blade.

I like that whittler, Olde Cutler. I guess folks just were not supposed to drop a knife like that. I probably could not carry it for one day before I dropped it and broke the MOP.
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Re: Old HIBBARD, SPENCER & BARTLET---OVB---Knives

Postby OLDE CUTLER » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:14 am

Dinadan wrote:Very nice old knife, Joe. I agree with Lee: I have never seen a stockman with a nail file manicure blade.

I like that whittler, Olde Cutler. I guess folks just were not supposed to drop a knife like that. I probably could not carry it for one day before I dropped it and broke the MOP.


I have another MOP pen that is also a shadow pattern and it has an almost identical chunk missing. If they ever were dropped on a hard surface, the MOP shadows would almost always break. It is a neat old knife though and I carry it occasionally.
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Re: Old HIBBARD, SPENCER & BARTLET---OVB---Knives

Postby FRJ » Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:03 pm

Thanks for the comments, guys.
I agree, it seems odd to have a stockman knife with a manicure blade. ???

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Re: Old HIBBARD, SPENCER & BARTLET---OVB---Knives

Postby JohnR » Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:14 pm

Added this HSB Grand Daddy Barlow this week, close to unused with great bone.
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Re: Old HIBBARD, SPENCER & BARTLET---OVB---Knives

Postby BWT » Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:26 pm

Very nice John and a great find ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Old HIBBARD, SPENCER & BARTLET---OVB---Knives

Postby orvet » Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:00 pm

That one is a real beauty John! ::nod::
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Re: Old HIBBARD, SPENCER & BARTLET---OVB---Knives

Postby JohnR » Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:50 pm

Thank you Bill, thank you Dale. I wonder who made these for HSB.

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Re: Old HIBBARD, SPENCER & BARTLET---OVB---Knives

Postby orvet » Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:44 pm

Camillus probably made them at some point in time.
Not sure who made that one... possibly Camillus.
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Re: Old HIBBARD, SPENCER & BARTLET---OVB---Knives

Postby RalphAlsip » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:40 am

I posted a "who made it?" question regarding this HSB large cigar cattle knife in another thread. I am hoping this is a more appropriate thread to gain insight about the knife. It is marked Hibbard Spencer Bartlett, but is missing the "OVB" designation. Closed length is approximately 4 1/4".

Any insight with regard to maker and approximately when it was made would be appreciated greatly. Thanks for looking.
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Re: Old HIBBARD, SPENCER & BARTLET---OVB---Knives

Postby luckydog64 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:22 am

That is a beautiful knife Jerry. Thanks for showing it.


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