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Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:21 pm
by danno50
stockman wrote:I have a question about old KK knives, before the "Wedge and Bar" tang stamp. They are tang stamped "E.C. Simmons St. Louis. Is all knives with the "E.C. Simmons St. Louis" stamp KK's?

Harold
Short answer is an ambiguous, I think so? They continued to use the "E.C.Simmons St. Louis" stamp and also "Simmons Hardware Co" stamp after the introduction of the wedge and bar stamp.
I have 3 KKs with the "Simmons Hardware Co." stamp. Two of them have a Keen Kutter etch. The other one is well used and if there was an etch (and I assume there was?), it has worn off.
I have 2 KKs with the "E.C.Simmons St. Louis" stamp. On of them has the Keen Kutter etch. The other one is well used and, once again, the etch has worn off, if it was there.

Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:25 pm
by danno50
danno50 wrote:
stockman wrote:I have a question about old KK knives, before the "Wedge and Bar" tang stamp. They are tang stamped "E.C. Simmons St. Louis. Is all knives with the "E.C. Simmons St. Louis" stamp KK's?

Harold
Short answer is an ambiguous, I think so? They continued to use the "E.C.Simmons St. Louis" stamp and also "Simmons Hardware Co" stamp after the introduction of the wedge and bar stamp. Sellens has a drawing of a fancy scroll Keen Kutter etch, which he says (with a qualification on the accuracy of the dating) was in use from 1895 thru 1916.
I have 3 KKs with the "Simmons Hardware Co." stamp. Two of them have a Keen Kutter etch (the fancy scroll one as above). The other one is well used and if there was an etch (and I assume there was?), it has worn off.
I have 2 KKs with the "E.C.Simmons St. Louis" stamp. On of them has the Keen Kutter etch( in a Gothic font). The other one is well used and, once again, the etch has worn off, if it was there.

Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:39 pm
by jxr1197
Here's one I just picked up - a Keen Kutter Pony Jack aka K733-3/4S
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Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:16 am
by msteele6
Nice old knife ::tu::

Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:26 pm
by danno50
I agree, that is a good one, Jason! ::tu:: Lovely bone.

Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:33 am
by Jacknifeben
I found this picture in a box of old knives all rolled up in a cardboard tube. Sorry for the glare but I have this hanging in my “knife room” and get a lot of comments about it.

Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:35 am
by Jacknifeben
Try again.

Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:24 pm
by ITSAKILLER
Here's one of my favorites

Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:56 am
by kootenay joe
Hello killer, welcome to AAPK. Nice to see you here. I have quite a few good knives that once were yours.
kj

Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:38 pm
by RobesonsRme.com
George has been a member here since 2015. He just doesn't post very often.

Charlie Noyes

Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:45 pm
by knife-nut
Jacknifeben wrote:Try again.
Keen kutter made this as a postcard. If it is a poster it is a fantasy item. Someone made quite a few of them and sold them as the real thing.

Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:52 am
by FRJ
Nice knives, Jason and ITSAKILLER.

Here's an old toothpick. Made by New York Knife, I'm thinkin'.

Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:05 am
by peanut740
Joe,I believe that is a post 1940 tang stamp and New York Knife would have been out of business.I think Schrade.Nice knife whoever made it. ::tu::

Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:07 am
by FRJ
Thank you for that, Roger, I appreciate it.
I should have done a little more home work. But I am constantly confused with identifying makers.
Rarely do I get it right.
Thanks again.

Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:29 pm
by danno50
Beautiful old knife, ITSAKILLER! ::tu:: Looks like a K3052 to me, should be 3 1/8". Is there a pattern number on the back of the master blade?
Very nice toothpick, Joe! ::tu:: I would agree with Roger on Schrade made.