Old Queen questions

The Queen Cutlery Company has been manufacturing knives in Titusville Pennsylvania for over 100 years. The company opened its factory in 1902 and continues to produce knives in the same way now as they did in their earliest years.
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Old Queen questions

Postby Caseman601225 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:15 am

I recently acquired this pretty old thing and carry and use it proudly. I’ve done some searching on here and other sites but can’t find anything definitive so I hope someone here can help.

I think the stamp is from prior to 1955. The knife is carbon steel, and it’s my first Queen CS knife. Any idea what carbon they used? Sure took a shaving edge. Also, the bone is not apparently dyed or burnt. Is winterbottom the jigging pattern? The knife is 4” OAL with a 3” clip main blade best my aging eyes can measure. Is there a pattern list somewhere I could refer to?

Sorry for what are likely noob questions. I used to collect some S&M knives years back but never really had any older classics like this. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Old Queen questions

Postby bdev » Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:19 am

Your knife is a pattern #9 and does have Winterbottom bone handles that have been "pocket worn" over the years. That tang stamp was used from 1945-55. The steel could be carbon but Queen was also using what they called "Queen Steel" which is a form of stainless. A catalog from that era should help with the steel type.
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Re: Old Queen questions

Postby Caseman601225 » Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:30 am

Thank you for the information. It’s definitely carbon. All blades have what appears to be some natural patina, but there’s been some rust as well. I’m pretty dang fond of this knife. I wonder why Queen was never very big down here (MS) in the Deep South. Growing up of course I knew Case and Schrade and Buck and the like, but I was seriously an adult before I ever heard of Queen knives. I’m sure I’ve owned knives made by Queen with stamps from other companies, but I didn’t know it at the time.

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Re: Old Queen questions

Postby carrmillus » Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:36 pm

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