very coolsmiling-knife wrote:Corso… your knife looks similar to one of these in the top row of the second page from 1920ish.
thanks for the picture
Charlie:I think that may have been the Dr. Jack Holifield collection that was broken up and sold after his passing. There was an article in one of the knife magazines about it;I'll see if I can find it.RobesonsRme.com wrote:Years ago, on the mezzanine outside The Blade Show in Atlanta, were two almost unbelievable collections of very high quality Sheffield knives, very heavy on Joseph Rodgers.
Both, I think were put together and owned by physicians.
I think they have subsequently been broken up and sold.
kootenay joe wrote:It would be interesting to know how the steel on an older Jos. Rodgers & Sons holds up when compared with a USA knife of similar age.
J.R. is famous for fit & finish and top handle materials but were the blades any better than less expensive knives when it comes to sharpening and edge holding ?
I have never seen a post about how well an older/vintage J.R. knife performs.