Rodgers and Sons

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Re: Rodgers and Sons

Post by Corso » Fri May 10, 2019 6:53 pm

smiling-knife wrote:Corso… your knife looks similar to one of these in the top row of the second page from 1920ish.
very cool

thanks for the picture

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Re: Rodgers and Sons

Post by galvanic1882 » Fri May 10, 2019 7:51 pm

Yes I agree beauty’s John

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Re: Rodgers and Sons

Post by LongBlade » Fri May 10, 2019 9:42 pm

S-K - Great info and photos about Rodgers, and nice stainless Rodgers example ::tu:: ::tu::

Some great knife additions Mike and John ::tu:: ::tu:: ... All beauties across the board!

I find Rodgers, especially old ones like above, to be hard to find in this country in general - but I don't know if that is because the Rodgers knives reside in collections that we don't see ::hmm:: ... Makes some sense given their desirability....

Here are a few of mine (2 blade Quill knife in MOP, Hawkbill in stag and a budding/grafting knife in ivory - ca. 1800s - with the hawkbill pre1860 based on integrated liners and bolsters - England not noted on any knife) -
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Re: Rodgers and Sons

Post by smiling-knife » Sat May 11, 2019 3:57 pm

Beautiful knives LongBlade. All fantastic examples. ::ds::
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Re: Rodgers and Sons

Post by LongBlade » Sun May 12, 2019 3:26 pm

Thanks S-K ::tu:: ::handshake:: ...
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Re: Rodgers and Sons

Post by smiling-knife » Mon May 13, 2019 4:03 pm

A premium stockman with bone scales. Not that old... 1950s-60s I think.
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Re: Rodgers and Sons

Post by FRJ » Mon May 13, 2019 5:03 pm

Here's one I did a "repair" on, if you can call it that. Not a great job but it allowed me to carry it.
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Re: Rodgers and Sons

Post by kootenay joe » Mon May 13, 2019 5:33 pm

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.
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Re: Rodgers and Sons

Post by RobesonsRme.com » Mon May 13, 2019 10:21 pm

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.

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Re: Rodgers and Sons

Post by knife7knut » Tue May 14, 2019 2:44 am

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.

Charlie Noyes
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.
Here are some of my Rodgers knives.
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Re: Rodgers and Sons

Post by danno50 » Tue May 14, 2019 3:19 pm

Good thread, Corso, and a couple of real nice knives! ::tu::
Mike, I love those two exceptional knives, especially the carved pearl congress! ::tu::
Smiling-knife: beautiful stainless, great handles! ::tu:: Good etch (or likely stamping?) on the stockman. Great pictures as well! A few of those gentleman had been working for Joseph Rodgers since they were 9 years old.
John, I never get tired of looking at that stag congress, exceptional knife! ::tu::
Lee, three good ones, I really like that pearl quill knife, interesting frame shape! ::tu::
Joe, you made a good user out of that stockman! ::tu::
Ray, great batch of Joseph Rodgers! ::tu:: That scissors knife is unique! I really like the 4 blade pearl!

I have only the one Joseph Rodgers, which I posted in the bareheaded thread. I will get another photo and put it into this thread as well.
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Re: Rodgers and Sons

Post by smiling-knife » Tue May 14, 2019 3:47 pm

Great Jos Rodgers knives everyone. This is a WWI GI British Army knife.
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Re: Rodgers and Sons

Post by LongBlade » Tue May 14, 2019 5:26 pm

Nice knife S-K ::tu:: ::tu:: ... Rodgers made so many knife patterns and all seem to be top notch!!
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Re: Rodgers and Sons

Post by Corso » Tue May 14, 2019 5:52 pm

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.
kj

I can't realy say how they compair against old US made folders as my oldest is a Camillus #21 but my 3" boys knife is kicking the stuffing out of my GEC #14 so far.

I love the #14 but this little Rodgers is sharper and cutting far better

The two blade pen knife will be going up against a Case soon but I expect similar results

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Re: Rodgers and Sons

Post by kootenay joe » Tue May 14, 2019 10:47 pm

Thanks Corso. I am surprised to hear an old J.R. is out-cutting a 1095 steel blade made recently.
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