Impulse Auction Purchase- Gems or Junk?

The Remington Corporation and the knives that they built have influenced the U.S. cutlery industry more than nearly any other manufacturer. From the time America was settled, to the end of WWI, American knife companies struggled to compete with Britain and German imports, but events that occurred during and after the First World War led to a great change in this phenomenon. Unprecedented opportunities arose, and Remington stepped up to seize the moment. In the process, they created some of today's most prized collectables. In an ironic twist, the next World War played the greatest role in ending the company’s domination of the industry.
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Impulse Auction Purchase- Gems or Junk?

Post by LanG » Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:42 am

Hello AAPK, the bug has bitten me bad recently, and I've been on a pocket knife purchasing frenzy.
I purchased these Remingtons in an online auction, and I'm waiting anxiously on their delivery.
I've spent a great deal of time roaming the old threads, and the depth of knowledge here is overwhelming.
So what do you think, anything of particular interest here? I noticed etching on the main blade of the black one.
What kind of blade is that secondary one?
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Thanks in advance for any info on the lot. Good or bad, I'm looking forward to getting them in hand!
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Post by espn77 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:55 am

The black knife is a lobster knife. It is interesting to me. What are the handles made of? Don't know what you paid but definitely not a junk lot IMO. Good buy.

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Post by LanG » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:03 am

Thanks for the reply! After premiums and shipping they were $13 apiece. I figured if nothing else, it would be cheap tuition as I would
learn a good bit on Remingtons. I don't know what the handles are, but here's the best pic of it in the listing:
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Post by americanedgetech » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:13 am

It looks like Buffalo horn to me, and at the price you paid for the lot, I'd say you came out on the plus side.

I am curious as to what the others are, and the era's they came from. It looks like you have 40's-50's up to 80's or 90's.
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Post by LanG » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:23 am

Beginner's luck! ::tu:: Here's a couple more pics that maybe can show a bit more. Can you tell me which are the oldest/newest?
As a newbie I expect my preferences to change with the weather, but the older knives hold my interest the most.
Thanks for the reply!
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Post by americanedgetech » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:34 am

Here is a chart of the "Circle" stamps. I can see the knife in the foreground has a Circle stamp...
I am nowhere near experienced to venture guesses at what you have but I'll help where I can. ::tu::

Try to post up images of the tang stamps when you get them or do some searching for the Remington tang charts. ::tu::
ESPN most likely knows every one of them by heart.
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Re: Impulse Auction Purchase- Gems or Junk?

Post by Mumbleypeg » Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:22 am

LanG wrote:Hello AAPK, the bug has bitten me bad recently, and I've been on a pocket knife purchasing frenzy.
I purchased these Remingtons in an online auction, and I'm waiting anxiously on their delivery.
I've spent a great deal of time roaming the old threads, and the depth of knowledge here is overwhelming.
So what do you think, anything of particular interest here? I noticed etching on the main blade of the black one.
What kind of blade is that secondary one?

6Remington.jpg

Thanks in advance for any info on the lot. Good or bad, I'm looking forward to getting them in hand!
Nice haul - you did well! The secondary blade on the black lobster pattern looks like a manicure blade. Pretty common blade on lobsters.

And, welcome to AAPK!

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Post by kootenay joe » Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:15 pm

You scored big time ! The little 'pull ball' knife could be worth $50 or more depending upon maker. The Remington Gunstock if all original is worth much more than what you paid for the lot.
Because fakes abound it is best to have multiple views of a knife when making an assessment on line. The ones you have look fine but one cannot be certain without more pictures/views.
kj
Edit: Pull Ball looks like Remington Straight line. Not sure of value but certainly on the 'gem' side, not junk.

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Post by espn77 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:54 pm

The lobster knife intrigues me because I haven't come across one. I assume the pattern is R6242.

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Post by espn77 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:43 am

#1 is metal, gun blue
#2 is black pearl
#3 pearl
#4 bone.
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Post by 1967redrider » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:26 pm

Great looking lot!!! ::ds:: And the price you paid was a steal of a deal. Just don't sharpen the ball-pull; blade loss makes it not lock up correctly. You did good. ::nod::
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Post by LanG » Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:37 pm

Thank you Ken for the welcome, and thanks to all for the information! It's exciting to know there are some nice knives in the lot, and hopefully they will be delivered early this week. I will not sharpen or clean any until I have a better understanding of what should and should not be done.
I'll try to post better pics when they arrive. Here's a couple more from the listing:
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Thanks again for the awesome feedback, and nice collection of lobsters ESPN77!
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Post by LanG » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:38 pm

Just got them in! :D Some quick pics. I'm not photographically gifted, but if there is anyone you'd like a different (or better) pic of, let me know and I'll try!
The little pull ball thing is a neat trick, and it works! I won't be sharpening it. The lobster isn't solid black, but has a brown striped pattern that's tough to photograph.
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Post by americanedgetech » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:45 pm

You made out quite well sir!
The striping on that lobster knife is amazing. I love it.

That Pull Ball knife... Is that some sort of automatic or is it a partial opening type action?
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Post by LanG » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:53 pm

Thank you! I would call it partial opening- pull the ball back and the blade pops out about 1/4 way.
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