Flea Market R1823

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Flea Market R1823

Post by Bfeldman » Wed May 15, 2019 1:40 am

Hello folks, I picked up this R1823 this past weekend which let to an afternoon spent reading up on the storied model. Based on the fact that this one doesn’t have a number stamped I’m assuming it’s one of the ones made for Wrigley. Is it true that those were all made in 1925? I
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Re: Flea Market R1823

Post by doglegg » Wed May 15, 2019 2:21 am

Cool pick up Bfeldman, wonderful old bone and a lot of the main blade left. Interesting to find out about the Wrigley connection. ::tu:: ::nod::

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Re: Flea Market R1823

Post by FRJ » Wed May 15, 2019 2:49 am

I have one like that. How long is your's? Mine is 3 5/8".
How do you associate that number with your knife?
There are no numbers stamped on mine.
I like that long nail nick on the pen.
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Re: Flea Market R1823

Post by doglegg » Wed May 15, 2019 12:26 pm

Great little knife FRJ. ::nod::

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Re: Flea Market R1823

Post by espn77 » Wed May 15, 2019 1:26 pm

The R1823 possibly could be the highest produced pattern that Remington made. Stamped, unstamped, etched and unetched. Many companies had them made for there companies for giveaway knives. Here is some examples I have. Some of the shields can be rather rare.
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Re: Flea Market R1823

Post by espn77 » Wed May 15, 2019 4:39 pm

Forgot this one.
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Re: Flea Market R1823

Post by Bfeldman » Wed May 15, 2019 9:17 pm

RFJ-Pretty much all of the information I have on this knife comes from this site. I did track down this article from Oregon knife club that helps ID the specifics. http://www.oregonknifeclub.org/Newsletter%200701.pdf

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Re: Flea Market R1823

Post by FRJ » Wed May 15, 2019 10:09 pm

Thank you, doglegg.

Beautiful group of knives, Keith.

Thank you, Bfeldman.
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