It took me awhile to find one for my horticultural knife collection but finally found a Pecan budding knife (finally took some photos)... The knife is actually called a Maher & Grosh Texas Patch Budder and not sure who the contract cutlery was for it... perhaps Schrade but the bolsters are slightly different from the example I found online made by Schrade. I looked long and far for one made by a CT or MA maker but never saw a pecan patch budder and not sure what companies made them... I wonder if pecan budders were made in Sheffield as well
though not for M&G. I know Millers Bros made knives for M&G but don't know if Miller Bros made pecan budders.
This one is a strong snapping solid knife... signs of wear and use but those blades are still razor sharp. Handle are cocobolo is my guess (but not sure if it may be ebony
).. Tang stamp is visible if you click to enlarge the open blade photos. Blades are located approximately an inch apart and thus it would cut a 1 inch square patch for grafting. Perfect knife to cut consistent patches for grafting among the Pecan trees...
If one has a premium subscription to Knife Magazine there is a M&G Horticultural knife Catalog from 1927 and this knife is shown. It said M&G was the sole retailers and it is a favorite among Pecan growers... Interestingly this knife originated from Louisiana which is one of the Pecan growing states.
Thanks for looking!