Vintage Horn Handle Knives

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Re: Vintage Horn Handle Knives

Postby knife7knut » Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:43 am

Some more horn handled beauties:
A Tom McLuin fixed blade.
A J.A.Henckels multi-blade pen knife.
An unmarked multi-blade pen;possibly an A. Kastor knife.
An unmarked keris blade knife with sheath made of half horn and half wood.
A pair of poultry shears marked Grasoli with horn covers.
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Re: Vintage Horn Handle Knives

Postby Miller Bro's » Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:15 am

Nice ones Ray ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Vintage Horn Handle Knives

Postby danno50 » Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:21 pm

Ray, that unmarked lobster with the spiral nail file really catches my eye, it is a beauty! ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Vintage Horn Handle Knives

Postby BWT » Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:48 pm

Very nice Ray!!!
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Re: Vintage Horn Handle Knives

Postby knife7knut » Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:50 pm

Thank you gentlemen.
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Re: Vintage Horn Handle Knives

Postby Old Folder » Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:55 pm

All my Horn Handle knives go way back.

Made by "A" ?
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Any ideas on this manufacturer?
Bernard Levine calls the below two "English Medical Bistoury" knives circa 1815.
200 plus years old :shock: .
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Re: Vintage Horn Handle Knives

Postby BWT » Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:29 pm

Dan those are really interesting looking. I know nothing about them except that I really like them. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Vintage Horn Handle Knives

Postby Old Folder » Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:03 pm

Thank you Bill. ::nod::
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Re: Vintage Horn Handle Knives

Postby Old Folder » Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:06 pm

I have one more to share. A heavy duty Fleam.

Made by: S MAW London c1807-1901
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Re: Vintage Horn Handle Knives

Postby Miller Bro's » Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:10 pm

Unusual, can I see a picture of the top piece from the front?
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Re: Vintage Horn Handle Knives

Postby Old Folder » Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:41 pm

Miller Bro's wrote:Unusual, can I see a picture of the top piece from the front?


Here you go. ::nod::
I think our "Cutlery Technology" has improved over the years.
In its day, this would have been called a "Custom Knife" with a very inventive Bolster.

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Re: Vintage Horn Handle Knives

Postby Miller Bro's » Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:09 pm

Sorry I wasn't clear, the top piece of the fleam. Is it solid or hollow, pic posted below with arrows showing where I would like to see.
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Re: Vintage Horn Handle Knives

Postby Old Folder » Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:50 pm

It appears that it was a solid steel rod that was machines out to fit over the top of the Fleam and not bent over.
A very well made English tool.
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Re: Vintage Horn Handle Knives

Postby Miller Bro's » Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:56 pm

Thank you for the pictures ::tu::

It's what smiths call a taco, a flat piece of steel heated red hot and folded around the high carbon steel. No machining in the era this fleam was made.
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Re: Vintage Horn Handle Knives

Postby Old Folder » Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:21 pm

Thanks for the info M B ::nod::
I have added "taco" to my knife vocabulary.
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