American Knife Co. Winsted, Ct.

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American Knife Co. Winsted, Ct.

Postby FRJ » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:42 pm

Here's a very well made old knife and a sorely abused knife. What a shame.
A very unusual stamp I think. 3 3/4".

I you have this stamp please show it here.

Thanks for looking.
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Re: American Knife Co. Winsted, Ct.

Postby wlf » Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:07 am

Nice Joe.
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Re: American Knife Co. Winsted, Ct.

Postby kootenay joe » Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:04 pm

Looks like the guy carried it in his back pocket while sitting down, likely driving; = bent liner. The blade might have been used on a slot screw. Not a careful original owner. But the solid quality of vintage USA knives is still there to be 'experienced' with knife in hand.
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Re: American Knife Co. Winsted, Ct.

Postby LongBlade » Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:19 pm

Nice knife Joe - despite some of the issues it has appeal :D ::tu:: ... American Knife Winsted was started by disgruntled Empire cutlers back around 1919 and ended 1955... They made some nice knives but not lots of them to be found..

Here's my one and only American Knife Winsted - a Fish Jack at 3 & 3/8" closed....

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Re: American Knife Co. Winsted, Ct.

Postby FRJ » Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:56 am

Thanks for your comments, guys. ::tu::

Lee, thanks for putting that fine knife in this thread.
A much better example of the American Winsted cutlery. ::tu::

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Re: American Knife Co. Winsted, Ct.

Postby edge213 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:38 pm

I have an American Knife Co. Barlow. I will get a picture later and post.
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Re: American Knife Co. Winsted, Ct.

Postby knife7knut » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:56 pm

Here is a slightly earlier stamp(actually a different company as I understand it): American Knife Co. Plymouth(CT), 1849-1875. Also have a couple American Shear & Knife Co. items.
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Re: American Knife Co. Winsted, Ct.

Postby FRJ » Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:43 pm

Thank you, David and Ray. ::tu:: ::tu::

Ray, there is a thread for each of those knives if you want to show your knives there.

Thanks again, guys. ::handshake::

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Re: American Knife Co. Winsted, Ct.

Postby FRJ » Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:29 pm

I just got another American knife from Winsted.
This knife is simply stamped "American Winsted" on the main blade only.
A very nice swell center pen with big round bolsters, A crooked shield and just the tip of the secondary above the liners.
Always a PITB. It has great old worn covers and is still strong and snappy. Love that single spring. 3 5/8".
Thanks for looking.
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Re: American Knife Co. Winsted, Ct.

Postby edge213 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:12 am

American Knife Co Barlow.
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Re: American Knife Co. Winsted, Ct.

Postby FRJ » Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:20 am

Great looking Barlow, David. ::tu::
Thanks for showing that knife.

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Re: American Knife Co. Winsted, Ct.

Postby kootenay joe » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:09 am

Ray do you mean "American Knife Co." became "American Winsted" ?
Regarding the "American Knife Winsted - a Fish Jack": the bone looks uncarried but the tang marking looks to be largely worn off.
Are you sure it is an original ?
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Re: American Knife Co. Winsted, Ct.

Postby KAW » Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:36 am

Hey there David & Joe.... Nice traditional lookin' knives. ::tu::
Weren't there a couple of mfg's in Winsted?
Did some antique shopping there earlier in the year. Nice town.
Know if any of the knife factories are still standing & where?
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Re: American Knife Co. Winsted, Ct.

Postby LongBlade » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:21 am

Nice knives all ::tu::

American Knife Winsted was not at all related to any other Anerican Knife Co.. the cutlery was started by disgruntled Empire employees in 1919 and a totally separate and distinct company from all other cutleries using American Knife even before this company ever existed...

KJ - great question - so though the tang stamp is worn on the master but apparent and not that apparent on the pen blade at all I have to say I have now seen 3 different knives where there was no stamp on the smaller pen of American Knife Winsted Ct knives -one is just above by Joe (FRJ).. given that I do think my knife is original but perhaps too aggressively cleaned anyway in my opinion -- maybe not a rag buffing wheel but heavy sandpaper etc... it was a buy early in my collecting but the knife is solid and a fishtail jack is not easy to find at all and the price was good at that time - so I bought it thinking I just liked the knife - and in fact it is a really nice knife and do think original but I can be wrong as all this is opinion :D
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Re: American Knife Co. Winsted, Ct.

Postby FRJ » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:18 am

Thanks, Lee.
Nice to see you posting. ::tu:: ::nod::

Thank you, Ken.


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