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Attn. Knife detectives

Postby edge213 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:49 pm

I got this one out of a $5 pick box.
The tang stamp is badly worn. I know the picture is not the best but hopefully someone can help.
3 1/2 inches closed. 2 blade EO jack.
The last of the top line is ND hyphen ON (ND-ON) in an arch. Can't make out the the first part.
Second line ends in CO. Straight line. Assuming "Cutlery" CO.
Bottom line N.Y. straight line.
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Re: Attn. Knife detectives

Postby doglegg » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:52 pm

Beautiful old bone and that main blade has a lot of steel yet. I think those old EO's are just beautiful knives. ::nod::

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Re: Attn. Knife detectives

Postby edge213 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:02 pm

Come on fellas, not even a guess on what this stamp might be?
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Re: Attn. Knife detectives

Postby Mumbleypeg » Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:49 pm

I got nuthin. ::facepalm:: Where’s Dimitri when you need him? :lol:

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Re: Attn. Knife detectives

Postby New_Windsor_NY » Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:31 pm

edge213 wrote:Come on fellas, not even a guess on what this stamp might be?


Can you get a better picture of the tang stamp?
Maybe a close-up? It actually looks like both blades are stamped. ::shrug::
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Re: Attn. Knife detectives

Postby jerryd6818 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:13 pm

I gave it a whirl. I got nothin'.
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Re: Attn. Knife detectives

Postby edge213 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:35 pm

New_Windsor_NY wrote:
edge213 wrote:Come on fellas, not even a guess on what this stamp might be?


Can you get a better picture of the tang stamp?
Maybe a close-up? It actually looks like both blades are stamped. ::shrug::

Both blades are stamped. I will see if my phone will take a better picture. This picture was with my tablet.
I don't have a camera.
Unfortunately there is not much to see. I've looked with 3 different powered loupes and 3 or 4 other people have looked at it.
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Re: Attn. Knife detectives

Postby edge213 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:38 pm

jerryd6818 wrote:I gave it a whirl. I got nothin'.

Yeah Jerry, I knew it was a long shot.
I was hoping the "hyphen ON" might spark someone's memory.
I can't think of any ending like that.
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Re: Attn. Knife detectives

Postby ea42 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:07 pm

I was thinking maybe Kingston but to my knowledge they didn't have any arched stamps.

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Re: Attn. Knife detectives

Postby treefarmer » Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:18 pm

I've got an old "Hand Book Price Guide 1976 edition" by Mrs. Dewey P. (Lavona) Ferguson. It is a yellow paper back book, has a bunch of '76 info on Case knives, Cattaraugus, Remington, Winchester, then it has a long list of knife companies under a section titled "Price guide to knives in general". All that to say, there is listed a company named Depend-On-Me Cutlery Co., N.Y., U.S.A. The ND-ON fits this name. It doesn't list any thing about the knives other than generic values, good $8.00, mint $50.00.
Maybe a place to start that somewhat matches the clues you gave. :)
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Re: Attn. Knife detectives

Postby Landersknives » Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:29 pm

Robeson possibly, they had an arch stamp. Just guessing.
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Re: Attn. Knife detectives

Postby edge213 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:29 am

treefarmer wrote:I've got an old "Hand Book Price Guide 1976 edition" by Mrs. Dewey P. (Lavona) Ferguson. It is a yellow paper back book, has a bunch of '76 info on Case knives, Cattaraugus, Remington, Winchester, then it has a long list of knife companies under a section titled "Price guide to knives in general". All that to say, there is listed a company named Depend-On-Me Cutlery Co., N.Y., U.S.A. The ND-ON fits this name. It doesn't list any thing about the knives other than generic values, good $8.00, mint $50.00.
Maybe a place to start that somewhat matches the clues you gave. :)
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Interesting. I will see if I can make that out.
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Re: Attn. Knife detectives

Postby 1fartsmella » Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:37 am

Many Robeson knives had pattern numbers on the back tang. Look there for more clues.
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Re: Attn. Knife detectives

Postby danno50 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:09 pm

Ivoryman posted a knife on page 1609 of the "What are you carrying thread" with a tang stamp reading DEPEND-ON, in an arch over, Met Cut Co. Seventh post down on page 1609 in the posted link below.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=17135&hilit=depend+on+me&start=24120
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Re: Attn. Knife detectives

Postby glennbad » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:58 pm

danno50 wrote:Ivoryman posted a knife on page 1609 of the "What are you carrying thread" with a tang stamp reading DEPEND-ON, in an arch over, Met Cut Co. Seventh post down on page 1609 in the posted link below.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=17135&hilit=depend+on+me&start=24120


Man, that looks like the winner!


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