Rodgers and Sons

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Rodgers and Sons

Post by Corso » Thu May 09, 2019 6:17 pm

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Anyone else collect them? I'm just starting out and have been shocked that it's taken me this long to realise the gems that are out there.

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Re: Rodgers and Sons

Post by Corso » Thu May 09, 2019 7:16 pm

This is my first one

shade under 3" closed, has been kicking my #14 out of its usual spot
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I'd love to know how old it is

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Re: Rodgers and Sons

Post by Corso » Thu May 09, 2019 7:28 pm

This ones in the posties hands at the moment
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Re: Rodgers and Sons

Post by kootenay joe » Fri May 10, 2019 3:29 am

Yes Jos. Rodgers & Sons made some of the finest knives ever made right up to this day. About 1850 to 1920 was the time period of most of their "Exhibition" knives. By WW II things had changed but up until then, buying a Jos Rodgers & Sons knife was getting the best knife anywhere on the planet.
"Sheffield Exhibition Knives" is a wonderful book to see these best of the best knives. You can buy a new copy on ebay for ~ $40.
Those both are very good knives that you show. I am a little jealous.
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Re: Rodgers and Sons

Post by Corso » Fri May 10, 2019 8:29 am

Thanks I'm in the UK I'll see if I can track a copy down

This one isn't mine but its such a fine example its worthy of its own post
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Re: Rodgers and Sons

Post by LongBlade » Fri May 10, 2019 3:30 pm

Nice knife Corso ::tu:: ::tu:: ... As KJ noted Rodgers was indeed top notch in their quality and made some spectacular knives... I 2nd KJ's suggestion for that book - lots of eye candy :wink: ...
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Re: Rodgers and Sons

Post by galvanic1882 » Fri May 10, 2019 3:48 pm

Here you go Corso, I've posted these before on different threads. My only 2 but would love the find more!
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Re: Rodgers and Sons

Post by smiling-knife » Fri May 10, 2019 4:21 pm

Great knives everyone. This Jos Rodgers & Sons with stainless blade dates circa 1920s
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Re: Rodgers and Sons

Post by galvanic1882 » Fri May 10, 2019 4:28 pm

Love it SK

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Re: Rodgers and Sons

Post by smiling-knife » Fri May 10, 2019 4:31 pm

Posted some time ago but at home here. These date to the early 1900s. Rodgers employees with long term service and stag and ivory stores. The employes all have 50 years plus with the company. Many started in their early teens and a few as early as 11 or 12 years of age.
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Re: Rodgers and Sons

Post by galvanic1882 » Fri May 10, 2019 4:46 pm

Now those pictures are cool! Thanks for posting them

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Re: Rodgers and Sons

Post by smiling-knife » Fri May 10, 2019 4:49 pm

You're welcome. I love the two knives you posted. :mrgreen:
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Re: Rodgers and Sons

Post by smiling-knife » Fri May 10, 2019 4:57 pm

Corso… your knife looks similar to one of these in the top row of the second page from 1920ish.
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Re: Rodgers and Sons

Post by JohnR » Fri May 10, 2019 5:59 pm

Great knives with a lot of history. I have 3, all stag.
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Re: Rodgers and Sons

Post by smiling-knife » Fri May 10, 2019 6:49 pm

Beautiful knives John. :-)
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