Old Keen Kutter Knives

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Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Post by 1967redrider » Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:26 am

The Cigar Jack and Office Knife are great finds. ::tu:: ::tu::

I too would want to get that Coffin Jack pictured above fixed, that's a nice pattern and not easy to find. It screams "Winchester" to me. ::nod::

I find Sellens' book odd in that the 2201 and 2204 are Coffin Jacks but 2203 looks like the 2226 on the next page with different blade engraving. I guess different knife makers at different periods in time would explain that. ::shrug::
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Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Post by WillyCamaro » Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:03 pm

Sweet ole knives being shown fellers, thank you for sharing ::tu:: ::handshake:: .
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Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Post by KnifeSlinger#81 » Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:51 pm

Here is an interesting shadow pattern 2 3/4'' stockman made by schrade for keen kutter. Likely schrade walden era.

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Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Post by woodwalker » Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:10 pm

KnifeSlinger#81 wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:51 pm
Here is an interesting shadow pattern 2 3/4'' stockman made by schrade for keen kutter. Likely schrade walden era.


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That is a cool knife!! Congratts!! :)

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Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Post by majorpain1251 » Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:54 am

I bought this little ("2.875 closed) knife at a flea market cheap. I haven't been able to find out much about it. I read where Frost Cutlery bought the Keen Kutter name. I also where Bear & Son manufactured some of these Keen Kutter knives. The box and the tang are stamped USA. The stag looks real to me but I'm no expert on stag. Was this manufactured by Bear & Son? If not, then who? Was it really made in the USA? Is this really stag? It's a cool little knife and I like it but I'd like to know more about it.
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Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Post by 1967redrider » Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:30 am

Looks like one of these, the "manufactured by Bear and Son Cutlery" is marked on the end of the tin this knife came in.
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Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Post by edge213 » Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:47 am

majorpain1251 wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:54 am
I bought this little ("2.875 closed) knife at a flea market cheap. I haven't been able to find out much about it. I read where Frost Cutlery bought the Keen Kutter name. I also where Bear & Son manufactured some of these Keen Kutter knives. The box and the tang are stamped USA. The stag looks real to me but I'm no expert on stag. Was this manufactured by Bear & Son? If not, then who? Was it really made in the USA? Is this really stag? It's a cool little knife and I like it but I'd like to know more about it.
I've never heard that Frost bought KK.
Yours is made by Bear & Son in the U.S.
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Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Post by danno50 » Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:47 pm

I really like that old pattern, Dan! ::tu::
A couple of nice additions to the thread, David! ::tu::
Very nice shadow stockman, Paul! ::tu:: Schrade made, I believe.
majorpain, your knife was made by Bear & Son, owned by Ken Griffey, in 1992 in their plant in Jacksonville, Alabama. Definitely looks like real stag to me.
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Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Post by majorpain1251 » Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:52 pm

Thank you for the input. It does appear to be Bear & Son. My curiosity is now satisfied.

edge213 wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:47 am
majorpain1251 wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:54 am
I bought this little ("2.875 closed) knife at a flea market cheap. I haven't been able to find out much about it. I read where Frost Cutlery bought the Keen Kutter name. I also where Bear & Son manufactured some of these Keen Kutter knives. The box and the tang are stamped USA. The stag looks real to me but I'm no expert on stag. Was this manufactured by Bear & Son? If not, then who? Was it really made in the USA? Is this really stag? It's a cool little knife and I like it but I'd like to know more about it.
I've never heard that Frost bought KK.
Yours is made by Bear & Son in the U.S.

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Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Post by peanut740 » Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:45 pm

Walden Knife Co.made E.C.Simmons Keen Kutter folding hunter etched Tickler.I have a couple Walden folding hunters with the same etch.
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Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Post by danno50 » Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:56 pm

That is a beauty, Roger! ::tu:: At the last OKCA show there was a two blade EC Simmons stamped hunter, in excellent condition. It had a clip and a large spey blade with a very clear TICKLER etch on the spey. Price was way beyond what I could afford.
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Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Post by peanut740 » Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:36 pm

I know that knife.The owner had a bunch of fine folding hunters and I purchased a couple but passed on that one.He must have recently sold it to Bill Clausen has it is in his January sales list.......for an even higher price.
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Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Post by wlf » Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:29 pm

Roger, the top big knife guy. :(
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Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Post by WVbladetrade » Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:54 am

Roger........never get tired of looking at those old etched pieces .......great piece
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Re: Old Keen Kutter Knives

Post by miketx » Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:58 pm

trutemper wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:10 pm
Great knives guys! Here`s one I finally got photos of.

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Anyone know when this knife was made (or date range estimate)? I've got one exactly like it, except I can't see the Keen Kutter mark anywhere. May have worn off the tang...it's pretty old and well used.

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