BWT wrote:gsmith7158 wrote:Here's one I saw on ebay that I found pretty interesting so I bought it. After all how often do you get to buy a 110 year old knife in pretty good shape. The knife is stamped Friedmann & Lauterjung which was an importer in New York from 1864-1909 and is the firm where JBF Champlin got his start in the knife business. This is the firm that eventually gave rise to The Electric Cutlery Co.The seller described it as a sailors rigging knife, but it looks more like a good sized pruner to me.
That's quite the knife Greg!!! The condition and the history,my kinda knife thanks for sharing.
Thanks Bill! I really enjoy finding old gems like that. It's probably a pre 1890 knife since it has no country of origin stamped on the tang. I have one of the old Electrics that they sold as well but boy they sure are hard to come by. It's pretty exciting to find one!