Homage to Traditional Pen Knives

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Re: Homage to Traditional Pen Knives

Postby gsmith7158 » Fri May 03, 2019 7:11 pm

LongBlade wrote:Nice knives Greg ::tu:: ::tu:: .. nothing like a pair of Empires and a Remington :D ... The Hayward on the shield on the wharncliffe is very cool 8) .. anyway Hayward seems to be a name from the old cutlery industry that seems familiar.. I have the same MOP Empire wharncliffe posted on page 1 of the Wharncliffe thread ::nod::

Thanks Lee! The Hayward Jewlery Co. was a large player in covering skeletons produced by Knife companies it actually started just a couple of years before Empire went into business. Here is some history on them.
THE WALTER E. HAYWARD COMPANY F. G. Whitney and E. W. Davenport formed the firm of F. G. Whitney & Company in 1849, and operated for half a century in the inexpensive jewelry field of production, building up a big foreign business. In 1851, Thompson, Hayward & Co. began business and four years later the name was changed to Hayward & Briggs. In 1859 the original plant was burned and a new concern, C. E. Hayward & Company rebuilt. This designation continued until 1886 when the firm became known as Hayward & Sweet, and in 1891 it was incorporated as the Walter E. Hayward Company. Frank E. Smith is president, Elmer S. Smith, vice president, Walter G. Moon, secretary, and Frank J. Ryder, treasurer of the concern. For many years this company manufactured only 18-carat gold products and it soon became the most important jewelry unit in the east part of Attleboro. Today it carries on an extensive foreign business in Canada, the Philippines, South America, China and Japan. Gold front and plated jewelry constitute the present-day products, upwards of 100 hands being employed. The concern is capitalized for $300,000.
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Re: Homage to Traditional Pen Knives

Postby LongBlade » Sat May 04, 2019 1:23 am

gsmith7158 wrote:
LongBlade wrote:Nice knives Greg ::tu:: ::tu:: .. nothing like a pair of Empires and a Remington :D ... The Hayward on the shield on the wharncliffe is very cool 8) .. anyway Hayward seems to be a name from the old cutlery industry that seems familiar.. I have the same MOP Empire wharncliffe posted on page 1 of the Wharncliffe thread ::nod::

Thanks Lee! The Hayward Jewlery Co. was a large player in covering skeletons produced by Knife companies it actually started just a couple of years before Empire went into business. Here is some history on them.
THE WALTER E. HAYWARD COMPANY F. G. Whitney and E. W. Davenport formed the firm of F. G. Whitney & Company in 1849, and operated for half a century in the inexpensive jewelry field of production, building up a big foreign business. In 1851, Thompson, Hayward & Co. began business and four years later the name was changed to Hayward & Briggs. In 1859 the original plant was burned and a new concern, C. E. Hayward & Company rebuilt. This designation continued until 1886 when the firm became known as Hayward & Sweet, and in 1891 it was incorporated as the Walter E. Hayward Company. Frank E. Smith is president, Elmer S. Smith, vice president, Walter G. Moon, secretary, and Frank J. Ryder, treasurer of the concern. For many years this company manufactured only 18-carat gold products and it soon became the most important jewelry unit in the east part of Attleboro. Today it carries on an extensive foreign business in Canada, the Philippines, South America, China and Japan. Gold front and plated jewelry constitute the present-day products, upwards of 100 hands being employed. The concern is capitalized for $300,000.


Thanks Greg ::tu:: ::tu:: - Thanks for posting that background on Hayward ::handshake:: ... It actually may be the company which did aluminum bolster and skeleton knife engraving for many cutleries and the sterling silver skeleton covers 8)
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Re: Homage to Traditional Pen Knives

Postby RobesonsRme.com » Sat May 04, 2019 3:10 am

Years ago< I bought a Hayward stamped four blade gent's or lady's knife with embossed/engraved nickel-silver (I think) handles applied.

There was an oval cartouche in the center of the front handle that had the initials, "B.L.N." nicely engraved in a fancy script.

I didn't know Hayward from Shinola, but "B.L.N." were my sister's initials.

I bought the knife for her.

She still has it.

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Re: Homage to Traditional Pen Knives

Postby gsmith7158 » Sat May 04, 2019 11:17 am

I've seen quite a few 18 kt. Gentleman's knives that were made for fraternal organizations done by Hayward. They were bought in 1977 by The Allison Reed Co. and are still in business in Providence, RI.
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Re: Homage to Traditional Pen Knives

Postby smiling-knife » Sat May 11, 2019 4:23 pm

A penknife with Art Nouveau style Sterling silver scales made by Vom Cleff of Solingen early 1900s.
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Re: Homage to Traditional Pen Knives

Postby JAMESC41001 » Sun May 12, 2019 1:12 am

Just went through this thread again. Some real stunners have been posted here. Thanks Lee for getting it rolling. Here is one of mine to contribute.
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Re: Homage to Traditional Pen Knives

Postby kennedy knives » Sun May 12, 2019 1:42 pm

JAMESC41001 wrote:Just went through this thread again. Some real stunners have been posted here. Thanks Lee for getting it rolling. Here is one of mine to contribute. C1CC1588-90C5-4FC5-9CB1-67ED2F01FA7C.jpegEE38E723-DD1C-4004-ABA3-B4D19E342EB6.jpeg

Very Very Nice ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::

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Re: Homage to Traditional Pen Knives

Postby LongBlade » Sun May 12, 2019 3:30 pm

Nice Jay ::tu:: ::tu:: ...
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Re: Homage to Traditional Pen Knives

Postby JAMESC41001 » Sun May 12, 2019 5:41 pm

Thanks guys s. The quality of knives be shown here in this thread and aapk in general is pretty impressive. The background information and the knowledge being shared is amazing.

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Re: Homage to Traditional Pen Knives

Postby rugmar » Mon May 13, 2019 7:51 pm

Here's a picture of an even ten.
4 Case pens flanked on the left by a Utica, an Ulster and a Sheffield England and on the right by two Catts and a super old Art Knife company, Nicholson PA. with girls on the sides.
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Re: Homage to Traditional Pen Knives

Postby KnifeSlinger#81 » Tue May 14, 2019 5:16 am

A couple of different 1940-64 case pen knives I found at local places, in 2015. I really like the little copperhead.

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Re: Homage to Traditional Pen Knives

Postby LongBlade » Tue May 14, 2019 5:29 pm

Rugmer - Lots of cool additions to the thread ::tu:: ::tu:: ..

Paul - Case pen knives no doubt have some charm ::tu:: ::tu:: ...
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Re: Homage to Traditional Pen Knives

Postby smiling-knife » Fri May 17, 2019 11:48 am

Nice bone scales on this old Wraggs Sheffield sleeveboard penknife
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Re: Homage to Traditional Pen Knives

Postby woodwalker » Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:36 pm

Here is an EC Simmons Keen Kutter that I am quite fond of.
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Re: Homage to Traditional Pen Knives

Postby LongBlade » Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:30 pm

smiling-knife wrote:Nice bone scales on this old Wraggs Sheffield sleeveboard penknife


S-K - One beauty of a bone sleeveboard ::tu:: ::tu:: .. the stamp is very cool 8) and Wragg made some nice knives. I guessing this one is pre1890.... ::tu::
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