Humason & Beckley Mfg. Co

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Re: Humason & Beckley Mfg. Co

Postby Mumbleypeg » Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:34 pm

Great find, and an fine example of the cutler's art!

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Re: Humason & Beckley Mfg. Co

Postby LongBlade » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:05 pm

Beauty of a H&B jack John ::tu:: ::tu:: ... looks like horn to me as well.... cool find!!
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Re: Humason & Beckley Mfg. Co

Postby JohnR » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:21 pm

Ken, Lee, thank you for the comments. This is the first H&B I've been able to find, based on this example they seem to be very high quality knives.

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Re: Humason & Beckley Mfg. Co

Postby danno50 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:52 pm

Very nice knife, John. ::tu:: I like the bar shield and the matchstrike long pulls. Nice looking handle material, whatever it is. I personally think wood, however, if someone with your experience is unsure I think my 2 cents worth is worth just about that.
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Re: Humason & Beckley Mfg. Co

Postby americanedgetech » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:43 pm

I have a question about these "Bar Shields".
To ME they actually look like a match strike, yet the long zig-zag type nail nicks are referred to as "match strikes"

Is there a reason that so many old knives all share these "bar shields, and they are not used for or called a match strike?

Beyond that I have to say that those scales look like beautifully clean/clear buffalo horn. Great knife!
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Re: Humason & Beckley Mfg. Co

Postby Mumbleypeg » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:28 pm

americanedgetech wrote:I have a question about these "Bar Shields".
To ME they actually look like a match strike, yet the long zig-zag type nail nicks are referred to as "match strikes"

Is there a reason that so many old knives all share these "bar shields, and they are not used for or called a match strike!

The bar shields I have seen are smooth polished nickel silver - would be difficult to strike a match on them. As for the so called "match striker pulls", I don't believe those were intended for use as match strikers either. That's just what they're usually called. I'm sure any folks that disagree with me will be posting soon! :lol:

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Re: Humason & Beckley Mfg. Co

Postby americanedgetech » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:40 pm

Thanks Ken
That is why I asked. ::tu::
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Re: Humason & Beckley Mfg. Co

Postby danno50 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:47 pm

After reading Ken's comment I took a closer look at the cover and changed my mind. When magnified, they definitely appear to be horn.
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Re: Humason & Beckley Mfg. Co

Postby JohnR » Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:13 pm

Thanks Dan, I am now convinced it's horn and it does show some similarities to the horn on the whaler that Keith posted on the previous page.

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Re: Humason & Beckley Mfg. Co

Postby KleenCut61 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:33 am

Mammoth Hunter H&B , Had a pic in a book and cannot for the life of me Find it again , ::paranoid:: K.C.
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Re: Humason & Beckley Mfg. Co

Postby LongBlade » Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:41 am

That H&B Hunter is really NICE KC ::tu:: ::tu:: ... Blade looks very full and knife is in great shape - cool match striker long pull too - looks abit larger than some other classic hunters as well ::nod::
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Re: Humason & Beckley Mfg. Co

Postby danno50 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:01 pm

I like that one, KleenCut!! ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Humason & Beckley Mfg. Co

Postby knife7knut » Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:04 pm

Got this one awhile back for $3 Solid brass handles and fairly full blade.
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Re: Humason & Beckley Mfg. Co

Postby LongBlade » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:33 pm

That’s a beauty Ray ::tu:: ::tu:: - and for $3 :shock: - now that’s a nice knife for a deal given it still has good snap ::nod::
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Re: Humason & Beckley Mfg. Co

Postby KleenCut61 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:30 am

LongBlade wrote:That H&B Hunter is really NICE KC ::tu:: ::tu:: ... Blade looks very full and knife is in great shape - cool match striker long pull too - looks abit larger than some other classic hunters as well ::nod::

Thanks lee .. 1 1/8 Wide at the Pull /Swedge Area . I Just Grab The Blade to Open :D Its The Mammoth ( I Got The Name from The Picture I seen in Robert Maye's Book or So I Thought ::facepalm::
danno50 wrote:I like that one, KleenCut!! ::tu:: ::tu::
Thanks Dan Its been stashed away for Far to Long ..
knife7knut wrote:Got this one awhile back for $3 Solid brass handles and fairly full blade.
Oh My Ray , Probably a Saltwater Knife , Probably Rare as well JMO ::tu:: K.C.


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