Schlieper Knife with Rare Stamp

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Re: Schlieper Knife with Rare Stamp

Postby mansolingen » Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:31 pm

Not sure this will add to the knowledge of this knife much. But I have a fixed blade stamped Korium, made in Solingen. There is some ads I have seen with a ball and claw dagger, a nude lady, and a bone handled knife with a eagle for a pommel, they are all marked Solingen Korium, made for export to the U.S. in 1955. Never seen one on a folding knife, rare find indeed, would think.

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Re: Schlieper Knife with Rare Stamp

Postby Paladin » Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:51 pm

Is it marked Schlieper, maybe on the blade? Does it have the Eye Logo again, maybe on the blade? It likely is an uncommon knife and a keeper.
Please post some photos.

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Re: Schlieper Knife with Rare Stamp

Postby kootenay joe » Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:21 am

I had (still have ??) a Korium dagger with a pommel of an eagle's claw foot around a ball. Had no markings other than Korium and either Germany or Solingen. A few years back these would show up regularly on ebay and usually sold for under $50. I think they are a 1950-60's product meant to imitate some of the elaborate Germany military daggers.
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Re: Schlieper Knife with Rare Stamp

Postby EyeBJoe » Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:57 pm

As a tag-on to this thread I thought I would share a recent "discovery" made while using one of my wife's scissors. When we first visited Solingen in 1983, we were introduced to several people that were part of the manufacture, finishing processes and sale of the cutlery of Carl Schlieper. One of the gentlemen that we were introduced to was responsible for "Domestic" sales of several components of the cutlery, meaning Germany and all of Europe. He presented my wife with a pair of nice scissors as a gift and she has treasured and used those scissors since. While cruising through the kitchen at our house this past weekend I saw those scissors laying on the counter and something caught my eye. Stamped on one of the scissor blades was the straight line Carl Schlieper logo, and on the other blade was stamped "Korium". Remembering this thread and the questions posed as to a possible link between Schlieper and the name Korium, I thought I would pass the along the info. The same questions are still out there as to the nature of the link but it seems that there was perhaps at one time a portion of the cutlery, or perhaps a specific customer or market to which the Korium products were directed. The mystery continues.

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Re: Schlieper Knife with Rare Stamp

Postby EyeBJoe » Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:09 pm

Thought I would send pictures of the scissors spoken of in my last post to again document some kind of link between Carl Schlieper and the "Korium" stamping.
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Re: Schlieper Knife with Rare Stamp

Postby EyeBJoe » Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:17 pm

Some day I will actually figure out how to post multiple pictures the correct way.
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Re: Schlieper Knife with Rare Stamp

Postby Paladin » Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:37 pm

Good addition, Joe. As a collector of Schlieper 'things' or 'stuff', it is really interesting to me. Kinda makes my mind go into overdrive trying to imagine the significance. 8) :shock:

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Re: Schlieper Knife with Rare Stamp

Postby EyeBJoe » Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:35 pm

I have never been satisfied with the Schlieper chronology that I posted to this topic before. I am hopeful that the attachment comes through to add a bit more detail as to the Schlieper family history.

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Re: Schlieper Knife with Rare Stamp

Postby Paladin » Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:13 pm

EyeBJoe wrote:I have never been satisfied with the Schlieper chronology that I posted to this topic before. I am hopeful that the attachment comes through to add a bit more detail as to the Schlieper family history.

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Re: Schlieper Knife with Rare Stamp

Postby RWB » Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:29 pm

I realize this is an old thread but I'm interested in the "Korium" branding label as well. I have 2 ball and claw handled daggers marked "Korium", they are the forged solingen steel, made in Germany versions. They were made, I believe, for export to the US. Novelty knives. I'm also fairly certain that Carl Scheiper (Eye Brand) was one of the sub contractors making them for the American importer. Robert Klass may have been another sub as well. I'm not interested in the "Black Forest" or the "Pic" versions of these Korium knives as I suspect the steel quality to be inferior. My mutual interest is in the name "Korium". Is it German? If so what does it mean? So many German blades are marked "Rostfrei" which simply means rust free. Is korium a German word having a German meaning that distinguishes an export line of cutlery or is it an American name for a consortium of investors behind the import company? Where and what does "Korium" come from and signify?? Finding that out would be helpful to the original question concerning the pocket knives as well I think.

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Re: Schlieper Knife with Rare Stamp

Postby Paladin » Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:18 am

I surely agree on the Ball & Claw daggers and such. I really wish you the best on your quest and keep us posted.

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Re: Schlieper Knife with Rare Stamp

Postby RWB » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:04 am

One of the things I've learned about the "Korium" name is that on some of the daggers it is trademarked, ie. an R in a circle follows the "Korium" stamp. This is on those stamped as the solingen steel, made in Germany versions of the "novelty" dagger. There must be a relationship between the pocket knives and the daggers that are marked "KORIUM". I'm not a collector of rare and unusual pocket knives so much as I'm interested in the maker, quality of the steel and heat treat of the daggers. Hopefully new info will turn up. Where did "KORIUM" originate?? That is the question I would like to answer.

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Re: Schlieper Knife with Rare Stamp

Postby Paladin » Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:07 am

Guys,
I ran across another folding knife with the KORIUM stamp while perusing the Bay this morning. I have no new information about the stamp but I still consider this to be an unusual and desirable stamp.
Here is a link to the listing, https://www.ebay.com/itm/Korium-Carl-Sc ... Swu2tcjr8E .

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Re: Schlieper Knife with Rare Stamp

Postby Mumbleypeg » Wed May 29, 2019 5:25 am

Paladin wrote:Guys,
I ran across another folding knife with the KORIUM stamp while perusing the Bay this morning. I have no new information about the stamp but I still consider this to be an unusual and desirable stamp.
Here is a link to the listing, https://www.ebay.com/itm/Korium-Carl-Sc ... Swu2tcjr8E .

Ray


Before its pictures disappear from eBay, here’s the knife. It sold for $57.

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