Old knives with tipped bolsters

This forum is dedicated to the discussion and display of old knives. The rich history of all the many companies that made them through the early years will be found here as well as many fine examples of the cutlers art. Share pictures of your old knives and your knowledge here!
User avatar
FRJ
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 10410
Joined: Fri May 14, 2010 1:43 pm

Re: Old knives with tipped bolsters

Postby FRJ » Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:08 pm

A Griffon; Bridgeport, Ct.
Attachments
DSCN5658.JPG
DSCN5667.JPG
DSCN5668.JPG

User avatar
FRJ
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 10410
Joined: Fri May 14, 2010 1:43 pm

Re: Old knives with tipped bolsters

Postby FRJ » Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:10 pm

A very clean Empire.
Attachments
DSCN5675.JPG
DSCN5677.JPG

User avatar
espn77
Posts: 2376
Joined: Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:01 pm
Location: TX panhandle

Re: Old knives with tipped bolsters

Postby espn77 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:20 pm

Again, very nice Joe. I'll add a couple more.
Attachments
20190117_183905.jpg
20190117_183927.jpg
20190117_183622.jpg
20190117_183640.jpg

User avatar
peanut740
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 4341
Joined: Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:32 pm
Location: Ohio, along the river
Contact:

Re: Old knives with tipped bolsters

Postby peanut740 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:20 pm

Good show Keith! ::tu::
Roger

JAMESC41001
Posts: 497
Joined: Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:14 pm

Re: Old knives with tipped bolsters

Postby JAMESC41001 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:21 pm

Nice knives Kieth.
Joe that Empire is a stunner!
Here is one of mine.
E1498D41-B357-4D40-A267-7A1795B02BB7.jpeg

Miller Bro's
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 10318
Joined: Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:22 pm

Re: Old knives with tipped bolsters

Postby Miller Bro's » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:57 pm

8) thread Keith ::tu::

Joe, great knives ::tu::
AAPK Janitor

Miller Bro's
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 10318
Joined: Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:22 pm

Re: Old knives with tipped bolsters

Postby Miller Bro's » Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:43 pm

Here's a few of mine.
Attachments
rsz 1_zpspqxjnrui.jpg
25_zpskleapjv3.jpg
5 (2).JPG
2 (2).JPG
81.JPG
deboer_zpsuztzqulc.jpg
AAPK Janitor

User avatar
LongBlade
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 2593
Joined: Mon May 18, 2015 3:00 pm
Location: Woods of CT

Re: Old knives with tipped bolsters

Postby LongBlade » Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:54 am

Some more great tip-bolstered knives posted above - OC, Joe, Jay, Keith and Dimitri ::tu:: ::tu:: ...

Here's another of mine I found where I had a photo in the files -

Thomaston Knife Co - (Checkout the waterfall celluloid shield on this oldie :wink: )...

Closed Mark Side DSCN0732.JPG


Blades Open 1 DSCN0833 V2.JPG
____________________________________________________________________________
Lee

Miller Bro's
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 10318
Joined: Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:22 pm

Re: Old knives with tipped bolsters

Postby Miller Bro's » Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:56 am

JAMESC41001 wrote:Here is one of mine.


Beautiful knife! ::drool::
AAPK Janitor

Miller Bro's
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 10318
Joined: Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:22 pm

Re: Old knives with tipped bolsters

Postby Miller Bro's » Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:59 am

LongBlade wrote:Here's another of mine I found where I had a photo in the files -

Thomaston Knife Co - (Checkout the waterfall celluloid shield on this oldie :wink: )...


Rare knife Lee ::tu:: 8)
AAPK Janitor

User avatar
espn77
Posts: 2376
Joined: Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:01 pm
Location: TX panhandle

Re: Old knives with tipped bolsters

Postby espn77 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:13 am

You guys are showing some dandies.
Dimitri, really like the Deboer.
Lee, never get tired of looking at that Thomaston.
Attachments
20190118_190721.jpg

User avatar
LongBlade
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 2593
Joined: Mon May 18, 2015 3:00 pm
Location: Woods of CT

Re: Old knives with tipped bolsters

Postby LongBlade » Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:18 am

Thanks Dimitri and Keith ::tu:: ... As an aside - the patent for this knife by Charles Platts in the 1920s was rather amusing - his claim was celluloid wouldn't have the issues with metal shields due to tarnishing and would be easier to engrave or stamp - if he only knew the future and the issues associated with celluloid :) ....

Keith - You have quite the tipped bolster collection ::tu:: ::tu:: 8) ...
____________________________________________________________________________
Lee

User avatar
espn77
Posts: 2376
Joined: Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:01 pm
Location: TX panhandle

Re: Old knives with tipped bolsters

Postby espn77 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:28 am

LongBlade wrote:
Keith - You have quite the tipped bolster collection ::tu:: ::tu:: 8) ...


I never really realized I did till this thread ::facepalm:: thanks ::handshake::

User avatar
zp4ja
Posts: 3899
Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:47 pm
Location: Northern Nevada

Re: Old knives with tipped bolsters

Postby zp4ja » Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:59 am

Great knives posted Gents! I personally think tipped bolsters are classy especially on a gentleman knife or Sunday carry. Heck all of them look great no matter the pattern.

Thanks for sharing.

Jerry
That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; who leaves the world better than he found it; who never lacked appreciation of earth's beauty or failed to express it; who looked for the best in other's and gave the best he had.

User avatar
thegreedygulo
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 643
Joined: Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:09 pm

Re: Old knives with tipped bolsters

Postby thegreedygulo » Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:59 am

Nice knives everyone! Here's a few old H. Bokers.
Attachments
100-0045_IMG.JPG
100-0087_IMG.JPG
108-0897_IMG.JPG
111-1176_IMG.JPG
114-1448_IMG.JPG
114-1457_IMG.JPG
109-0901_IMG.JPG
118-1808_IMG.JPG
114-1479_IMG.JPG
117-1715_IMG.JPG
A pocket knife is still an intimate personal possession of the individual who carries it and consequently deserves the best of materials, finish and workmanship in its production. (Quoted from Boker's 1928 cutlery catalog).


Return to “Knife Lore”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 27 guests