Pawnshop rescue

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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Pawnshop rescue

Postby tallguy606 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:32 pm

So I had been eyeballing an old Remington pocketknife at local pawnshop for a while. Finally sprung for the $15 to get it. Original antique Remington, tang stamp is pretty much gone but says R22113 on back of main blade. Nice old bone handles and shield. NOW for the bad news. Small blade snapped off at base, main blade is about 50% sharpened away, in a curve yet. But main blade is tight and has decent snap. Guess I just got it to admire the old workmanship, unlikely I will ever afford a nice condition old Remington. Bet this one was carried in some workingman's pocket for many years and did a whole lot of work in its day. Could take a picture but don't know how to post it, unless someone wants to help me. Thanks.

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Re: Pawnshop rescue

Postby Steve Warden » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:07 pm

Would love to see pics!
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Click on that link, then scroll down a bit. You'll see three links about posting pics, one is how from your I phone, one from your Android phone, one for your computer
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Re: Pawnshop rescue

Postby espn77 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:09 pm

I'd love to see pictures also. It appears as if there are to many numbers in your pattern number. I've not seen one with more that 4 numbers.

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Re: Pawnshop rescue

Postby Gumshoe » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:06 am

espn77 wrote:I'd love to see pictures also. It appears as if there are to many numbers in your pattern number. I've not seen one with more that 4 numbers.


That is what I was thinking. OP - please look and see if the pattern number you reported is not a typo.

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Re: Pawnshop rescue

Postby tallguy606 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:28 pm

Well, I may have misidentified this knife. On close examination, maybe the first digit is not an R. Could be an 8, would make it 822113. So probably not a Remington, oops. Maybe a Simmons Keen Kutter? Sorry for the confusion. Need more research.

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Re: Pawnshop rescue

Postby tallguy606 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:12 pm

I'll try to post a couple pictures
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Re: Pawnshop rescue

Postby espn77 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:32 pm

Neat old knife. I don't recognize that shield as being a Remington shield either. Thanks again for showing us.

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Re: Pawnshop rescue

Postby doglegg » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:16 pm

A very comfortable and pretty old knife. You made a great save. ::tu::

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Re: Pawnshop rescue

Postby remington collector » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:19 pm

Appears to be a good quality carbon steel blade. I'd sharpen it to a razor edge and carry it with me everyday.

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Re: Pawnshop rescue

Postby tallguy606 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:38 pm

I can make out "SON" in a half circle on the tang of one blade. Now I'm thinking it might be a Robeson.

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Re: Pawnshop rescue

Postby tallguy606 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:31 pm

Looked up this knife in my book that I forgot I had. The blade number is definitely for a Robeson Big Jack Hunter. Somebody got a LOT of years of use out of this cool old knife.


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