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Any help appreciated

Postby BWT » Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:36 pm

I hope someone can tell me what this might be and maybe time period made? The maker is James Green and Co. Thanks for any information you might have. Nothing in Goins about this maker. ::handshake::
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Postby New_Windsor_NY » Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:11 pm

BWT wrote:I hope someone can tell me what this might be and maybe time period made? The maker is James Green and Co. Thanks for any information you might have. Nothing in Goins about this maker. ::handshake::


Maybe a fancy fruit tester knife or possibly a letter opener? ::shrug::
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Postby Steve Warden » Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:32 pm

Like NWNY, I was thinking letter opener.
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Postby Mumbleypeg » Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:03 pm

Letter opener. Don't know anything about the maker but it doesn't is a nice looking one.

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Postby knife7knut » Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:36 pm

A combination letter opener,folding bone(for making envelopes before commercial ones were available)and quill knife. The W crown R at the top of the stamp indicates it was made in the time of King William(1830-1837).Nice old piece!
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Postby Gunsil » Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:23 pm

I believe it is a non-folding quill knife for making pens from feather quills. K7K is correct on the date. I do not think the handle is thin enough for a letter opener and it would be dangerous to use the handle that way since quill knife blades were always very sharp.

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Postby BWT » Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:41 pm

Thanks everyone for all the help and info ::handshake:: It was a neat looking old piece, even though I didn't think it was that old, thanks again.
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Postby kootenay joe » Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:53 am

Non folding Quill knife is i believe correct. Jos. Rodgers & Sons made a similar one with the tip end of an elephant tusk for the handle. Yours is also ivory, likely elephant as well. Very nice old knife.
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Postby BWT » Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:53 am

Thanks Roland for the information.
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Postby Giuseppe Purrazzello » Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:53 am

Hello all, I have some questions. So for the past 2 years ive carried a old timer 340t but seems like this year there's a little more rust on it. I love patina but not the rust any recommendation on what to do.

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Postby kootenay joe » Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:46 am

If your Schrade 34OT is a USA made one (from before 2004) then the blades are carbon steel and need to be wiped dry after every use and then given a drop of mineral oil, spread over the blade surface. If you keep a thin coat of mineral oil on the blades it should prevent any more rust from developing.
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Postby terryl308 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:16 pm

I would agree with the quill knife with a ivory handle assesment, nice piece! ::tu:: Terry
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Postby jerryd6818 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:46 pm

Giuseppe Purrazzello wrote:Hello all, I have some questions. So for the past 2 years ive carried a old timer 340t but seems like this year there's a little more rust on it. I love patina but not the rust any recommendation on what to do.

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Clean it up and coat it with Reniassance Wax. You can find it on Amazon, Walmart and plenty of other places. It's pretty ubiquitous.
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Re: Any help appreciated

Postby BWT » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:46 am

Thanks Terry for the comments!!
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