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Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:09 pm
by danno50
Couple of nice Keen Kutters, woodwalker!
The first one is an EC Simmons, so definitely pre 1940. It could be a K02071? What is the closed length? I have attached a photo of a K02071
(3 3/8") from a 1930 catalog reprint. I would guess it was Winchester made.
The second one is a later knife, post 1940. Sellens states that the shield with Keen Kutter stamped inside was used starting in 1942.

Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:03 pm
by woodwalker
danno50 wrote:Couple of nice Keen Kutters, woodwalker!
The first one is an EC Simmons, so definitely pre 1940. It could be a K02071? What is the closed length? I have attached a photo of a K02071
(3 3/8") from a 1930 catalog reprint. I would guess it was Winchester made.
The second one is a later knife, post 1940. Sellens states that the shield with Keen Kutter stamped inside was used starting in 1942.
Thanks for the info Dan. I will measure it when I get home. It looked Winchester to me as well. I sure appreciate the info. Away at the moment. :)

Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:35 pm
by woodwalker
danno50 wrote:Couple of nice Keen Kutters, woodwalker!
The first one is an EC Simmons, so definitely pre 1940. It could be a K02071? What is the closed length? I have attached a photo of a K02071
(3 3/8") from a 1930 catalog reprint. I would guess it was Winchester made.
The second one is a later knife, post 1940. Sellens states that the shield with Keen Kutter stamped inside was used starting in 1942.
Dan: This one is 3 3/8. Looks like a Winchester and it looks like your knife in the picture (K02071). I think you nailed it!! Mine has a long pull though. Does that make a difference? The one in the picture looks like a nail nick pull. Also the picture says Stag. Mine is bone. At least I see haverson canals thru a loop. I know some knife companies descriptions state Stag when in fact it's bone. Any insight? And I just want to say a big old Thank You for your time and response!! :)

Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:59 am
by danno50
In the Keen Kutter catalogs, stag means jigged bone. Actual stag is call genuine stag in the catalogs.
I am not sure about the long pull vs. nail nick. I would imagine that when a pattern is produced over a number of years that things like that might change from year to year?

Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:26 am
by woodwalker
danno50 wrote:In the Keen Kutter catalogs, stag means jigged bone. Actual stag is call genuine stag in the catalogs.
I am not sure about the long pull vs. nail nick. I would imagine that when a pattern is produced over a number of years that things like that might change from year to year?
Thank you for your knowlege and feedback Dan! I really appreciate you taking the time to respond and all your valuable insight. It's always nice to know as much as we can about our knives and I really appreciate you! Have a good one! ::handshake::

Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:24 pm
by danno50
In a recent exchange, Charlie (Upnorth) sent me this lovely Keen Kutter pen knife as an extra. It is 2 3/4"closed, has a faint blade etch, and an etched pattern number (K02529). Sellens say this one was in the catalogs from 1905 through to 1938.

Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:40 pm
by woodwalker
danno50 wrote:In a recent exchange, Charlie (Upnorth) sent me this lovely Keen Kutter pen knife as an extra. It is 2 3/4"closed, has a faint blade etch, and an etched pattern number (K02529). Sellens say this one was in the catalogs from 1905 through to 1938.
That is a Beauty Danno!! Great pick up!! :)

Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:50 pm
by msteele6
Nice ones! ::tu::

Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:19 am
by LongBlade
Beautiful MOP pen Dan ::tu:: ::tu:: ...

Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:27 am
by FRJ
Very nice Keen Kutter pen, Dan. ::tu::

Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:21 pm
by danno50
Thanks for the comments woodwalker, msteele6, Lee and Joe.

Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:21 am
by KAW
I guess the etched number on the blade means it was a salesman's sample... very sweet Dan! ::nod:: ::tu:: 8)
Nice photos too of those MoP handles...

Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:17 pm
by danno50
thanks for the comments, Ken. However, the etched pattern number does not indicate a salesman sample. It is just the method by which a lot of early (IMHO) Keen Kutters had the pattern number indicated.

Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:38 am
by danno50
This little beauty showed up in my mailbox yesterday, gifted to me by galvanic1882. A 3" tuxedo, pattern K7206. Sellens says it was in the catalogs from 1905 to 1920.

Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:21 am
by woodwalker
danno50 wrote:This little beauty showed up in my mailbox yesterday, gifted to me by galvanic1882. A 3" tuxedo, pattern K7206. Sellens says it was in the catalogs from 1905 to 1920.
Very nice gift Dan!! :) Your Keen Kutter collection is amazing!! And your knowledge of the brand that you share so freely is an asset to other members of AAPK. Congratts on a great knife!! ::tu:: ::tu::