Lobsters & Orange Blossoms

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Re: Lobsters & Orange Blossoms

Postby knifegirl888 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:01 pm

Awesome knives, greedy! I wonder are you related to the Bokers? Your collection looks like it should have belonged to the factory itself!
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Re: Lobsters & Orange Blossoms

Postby thegreedygulo » Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:22 am

Thanks knifegirl888. I'm glad you liked them.
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Re: Lobsters & Orange Blossoms

Postby wazu013 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:37 am

Here's one with grat MOP that has been through the mill.
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Re: Lobsters & Orange Blossoms

Postby KAW » Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:48 am

Thanks to Joe (FRJ) triggering me to search about Orange Blossoms... I discovered this thread...
It is certainly worth reviving... so here's a couple of lobsters I have to add:

a old Schrade Cut Co. I'd picked up this last fall at the Lehigh Valley show along with the matching catalog cut...
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...and a Napanoch Knife Co. I acquired right at the end of the year...
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...now to find an Orange Blossom... preferably an NY Knife Co.... :roll:
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Re: Lobsters & Orange Blossoms

Postby LongBlade » Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:49 pm

Those are some beauties Ken ::tu:: ::tu:: ...

Here’s a small Empire at 2 1/8” with sterling silver covers -

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Re: Lobsters & Orange Blossoms

Postby woodwalker » Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:39 pm

Nice ones Ken and Lee!! :) Here is an old Winchester I have. A HOK but I am glad to be its caretaker.
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Re: Lobsters & Orange Blossoms

Postby FRJ » Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:20 am

Very nice, Guys!! ::tu:: ::tu::

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Re: Lobsters & Orange Blossoms

Postby danno50 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:25 pm

Very nice, Ken, Lee and woodwalker! ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: Here are most of mine, 5 Keen Kutters, 1 E.C.Simmons with a Keen Kutter etch, and a Needham Brothers REPEAt.
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Re: Lobsters & Orange Blossoms

Postby KAW » Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:54 pm

Mighty fine lookin' knives you have there Dan!!! ::tu:: 8)
Hard to single one out from that crowd... but I did notice there doesn't appear to be any pins holding the abalone scales onto the Simmons / KK.
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Re: Lobsters & Orange Blossoms

Postby FRJ » Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:56 pm

You have some beautiful knives, Dan. ::tu::

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Re: Lobsters & Orange Blossoms

Postby LongBlade » Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:35 pm

Great showing of lobsters Dan ::tu:: ::tu:: ... That abalone KK is stunning but they are all awesome!!!
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Re: Lobsters & Orange Blossoms

Postby danno50 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:11 pm

Thanks for the comments Ken, Joe and Lee. Yep, there are no visible pins in the abalone. Simmons called abalone "Japanese pearl". There are 8 patterns in the 1917 catalog with Japanese pearl handles. The scans are not that great, but, there are no visible pins in any of them. The handle slabs are very thin and I am not sure how they are held on? If it is glue, it is very durable as they are firmly attached.
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Re: Lobsters & Orange Blossoms

Postby woodwalker » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:12 pm

danno50 wrote:Very nice, Ken, Lee and woodwalker! ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: Here are most of mine, 5 Keen Kutters, 1 E.C.Simmons with a Keen Kutter etch, and a Needham Brothers REPEAt.

Wow Dan!!! All those are very very nice!! :) Great looking knives!! Congratts!! :)

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Re: Lobsters & Orange Blossoms

Postby espn77 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:31 am

Great old thread with lots of nice knives being posted.
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Re: Lobsters & Orange Blossoms

Postby woodwalker » Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:41 am

espn77 wrote:Great old thread with lots of nice knives being posted.

Very nice ESPN77!! You take great photos of your knives!! :)


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