Farmer's Jacks

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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by wlf » Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:38 pm

Pressed stag Simmons Hardware hornet series. Their hornet knives were manufactured mostly overseas in Germany, although I can see no mark of country of origin. I expect this one is before WWI ?

What we call pressed stag, so far = overseas.Resembles the Wostenholm (although it's not a Wostenholm) pictured ( top) together in the first scan.
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by danno50 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:45 pm

Very nice, Lyle! ::tu:: I am sure you have looked closely, but is Germany perhaps obscured by the bolster?
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by danno50 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:57 pm

I just noticed that the hornet stamp on your knife is different from the normal hornet on the Germany knives. I also have a couple of Simmons knives with the same tang stamp as yours (I suspect that a "Co" is hidden by the bolster on yours), however neither of mine have a hornet stamp. Very interesting. Below is a pic of the usual Germany made stamp and the usual hornet.
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by JohnR » Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:39 pm

Beautiful Simmons Farmers Jack Lyle, congratulations!

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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by peanut740 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:50 pm

Lyle ::tu::
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by wlf » Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:03 pm

Thank you John for first pointing it out, shortly before Roger C notified me also. Thanks my friends. Thanks Jerry for your input too.

Thanks Dan, I thought this knife would interest you. I looked as close as I could, but couldn’t see any country. Could our knives have been manufactured prior to 1890,it’s possible with my knife ? Almost certainly overseas manufactured.
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by doglegg » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:58 pm

Wow Lyle, what a great old knife. And in great condition. That one is a winner all the way around. ::nod:: ::nod:: ::tu::

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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by LongBlade » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:42 pm

Awesome FJ Lyle ::tu:: ::tu:: ... Nice score for your FJs - Excellent condition all the way around and great look to it !! ::nod:: ... Somewhat of a mystery too 8) ...
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by danno50 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:02 am

wlf wrote:Thank you John for first pointing it out, shortly before Roger C notified me also. Thanks my friends. Thanks Jerry for your input too.

Thanks Dan, I thought this knife would interest you. I looked as close as I could, but couldn’t see any country. Could our knives have been manufactured prior to 1890,it’s possible with my knife ? Almost certainly overseas manufactured.
I would believe it could be possible with your knife. The more realistic hornet, as opposed to the triangular hornet on the Germany stamped knives, may indicate earlier manufacture?? Although, if it is indeed that old, where has it been stored to be in such fantastic condition? I assume you are saying your's is overseas manufactured due to the pressed stag handles? Mysteries aside, it is a beautiful knife and a great addition to your collection.

Of the 3 "Simmons Hardware Co" knives I have, two have fancy scrolled Keen Kutter etches and I believe were US (likely Walden?) manufactured. The one without an etch, has bone handles, which I believe are from the Walden Cutlery Handle Co., also indicating US manufacture.
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by KAW » Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:04 pm

Knice addition to your exquisite FJ collection Lyle! ::tu:: ... and always neat to add another facet of an old brand's offerings... 8)
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by JohnR » Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:11 pm

Managed to pick up a. small collection of Farmers Jacks, a decent Schrade Cut Co and 3 GEC's, been looking for the smooth ivory bone ever since they were first released.
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by gsmith7158 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:37 pm

Very nice John! ::tu::
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by peanut740 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:47 pm

John ::tu::
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by KnifeSlinger#81 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:55 pm

It looks like the cut had some influence on the young farmers, nice examples all of them.
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Re: Farmer's Jacks

Post by LongBlade » Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:25 pm

Nice score John ::tu:: ::tu:: ... Great group there!!

I’ve looked for a Lick Creek FJ but only seen a few - unfortunately the prices were abit more than I was willing to pay.. of course an old FJ of my liking would work too if I could find the right maker and locale :) ...
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