Vintage Whittler Knives

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Vintage Whittler Knives

Post by Miller Bro's » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:39 am

We need a thread here in Knife Lore for vintage whittler knives. I have been taking a liking to this pattern recently, in years past the old time knife collectors prized this pattern above all others, especially Wharncliffe whittlers. They were eagerly sought and high prices paid for them, however in recent times the demand has slowed and prices have dropped on this particular pattern.

The pattern was costly to make and was pricey when they were new, not to mention the very best cutlers made them as they were difficult to make, all the blades have to close exactly where they need to be when assembled. The old knife companies must have regarded them highly as well, because several old pocket knife boxes I have proudly display their whittler pattern on the label.

Here are a few I have in my collection, I would like to see many more posted in this thread :wink:

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Here are a couple knife boxes with the Whittler on the label.

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Re: Vintage Whittler Knives

Post by thegreedygulo » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:56 am

Good topic MRB. Here's a few of my old H. Bokers.
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Re: Vintage Whittler Knives

Post by thegreedygulo » Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:16 am

More of the same.
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Re: Vintage Whittler Knives

Post by reddirtknives » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:57 am

Good Thread, and knice knives guys (& boxes) :D hey, Does anyone like BOKERS? lol j/k
Here's one oldie I had for a few weeks before someone talked me out of it. I didn't even have it long enough to get some good pictures taken. This is still my favorite pattern and I'm not OLD ::huff:: E.C. Simmons Keen Kutter
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Re: Vintage Whittler Knives

Post by reddirtknives » Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:21 am

By the way, That's a Very Fine collection of BOKER Whittlers gulo. Now I know at least one guy who out bids me on ebay when it comes to older BOKER's. :mrgreen:
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Re: Vintage Whittler Knives

Post by Sauconian » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:57 pm

Miller Bro`s wrote:We need a thread here in Knife Lore for vintage whittler knives. I have been taking a liking to this pattern recently, in years past the old time knife collectors prized this pattern above all others, especially Wharncliffe whittlers. They were eagerly sought and high prices paid for them, however in recent times the demand has slowed and prices have dropped on this particular pattern.

http://www.allaboutpocketknives.com/kni ... f=2&t=9540
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Re: Vintage Whittler Knives

Post by upnorth » Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:30 pm

There are some nice whittlers in that old thread, Fran and Dmitri. Can a Moderator blend the two threads??
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Re: Vintage Whittler Knives

Post by Mason » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:11 pm

Great knives guys. Here is an old "Universal" by L F & C.
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Re: Vintage Whittler Knives

Post by danno50 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:59 pm

Very nice knives being shown. This is the only older whittler I have. Any ideas what age it might be? It is an IXL Wostenholm without any "oil the joints" stamps (pretty sure that doesn't really help in determining age though).
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Re: Vintage Whittler Knives

Post by Miller Bro's » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:48 pm

upnorth wrote:There are some nice whittlers in that old thread, Fran and Dmitri. Can a Moderator blend the two threads??
Hi Charlie, I seen that old thread in the General Knife discussion forum, I want to keep this thread separate :wink:

I would like to see only antique/vintage whittlers posted here ::nod:: ::tu::
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Re: Vintage Whittler Knives

Post by knife7knut » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:00 am

Some from my collection;hardly perfect but all unique to me anyway.

Harrison Bros.& Howson.Note the placement of the nail mark.
A strange one:master blade is Henckels;secondary blade is IXL.One stamped on back C.Langbein NY. Langbein was a wholesaler but also repaired knives so this is likely an old repair by them.
Three IXLs.The ivory one doesn't have a broken blade;that was the way it was made.Shield is dated 1870.
New York Knife Co with ivory scales.
A Remington.
Repeat Needham Bros.
Just markd Rostfrei.Don't know if this is really a whittler;especially with the corkscrew.
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Re: Vintage Whittler Knives

Post by knife7knut » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:04 am

A few more:
John Watts Platinoid.
A tiny Simmons Hardware with ivory scales.
Three Ulsters.
Wahconda Cutlery(?)
Wilson Bros Sheffield.
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Re: Vintage Whittler Knives

Post by Miller Bro's » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:08 am

thegreedygulo wrote:Good topic MRB. Here's a few of my old H. Bokers.
Thanks :wink:

I really like that whittler knife with the grooved bolsters and matching Ivory handles ::drool::

I have one just like it with mother of pearl handles! Need to find it and post pics here ::nod::
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Re: Vintage Whittler Knives

Post by knife7knut » Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:39 am

Here's a few more:
Unmarked integral bolster/loner w/file work and gold wash over engraving.Screws for pivot pins w/thin gold covers over bolsters.Beautifully made and very old.
An IXL w/stag scales.
A Robeson frame w/IXL internals.The original sides were junk.
Peters Bros.Celebrated Cutlery w/one piece liners/scales.
Yom Cleff stag w/broken small blades.
My pride:a Schrade Cutlery real whittler(2 pen blades;no file)that has never seen a stone and in it's original pouch.
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Re: Vintage Whittler Knives

Post by Miller Bro's » Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:36 am

knife7knut wrote:My pride:a Schrade Cutlery real whittler(2 pen blades;no file)that has never seen a stone and in it's original pouch.
Nice knife Ray! ::drool:: ::tu:: ::tu::

Thanks for posting pictures of your whittler knives 8)
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