New to Remington knives/Knife Collecting

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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New to Remington knives/Knife Collecting

Post by CampbellAr2 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:45 am

Howdy!
Looking for some good references besides the great AAPK forums.

I’ve been on the fence ref collecting for a few years, but since I acquired my Dad’s few Remingtons, I’m looking at continuing his work. Mainly interested in Trapper/TrapperLock and Jack patterns, which are made in the US

Thanks!
Ed

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Post by geocash » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:21 am

CampbellAr2 wrote:Howdy!
Looking for some good references besides the great AAPK forums.

I’ve been on the fence ref collecting for a few years, but since I acquired my Dad’s few Remingtons, I’m looking at continuing his work. Mainly interested in Trapper/TrapperLock and Jack patterns, which are made in the US

Thanks!
Ed
Welcome to AAPK. You probably know more about Remingtons than I do but I'd love to see photos of what you've got. Others would too I'm sure & what's even better, several people on here can answer about any question you can come up with. You've come to the right place.

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Re: New to Remington knives/Knife Collecting

Post by tallguy606 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:52 am

Are you talking about original Remington knives, or reproductions? Don't understand the "which are made in the US" part.

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Re: New to Remington knives/Knife Collecting

Post by CampbellAr2 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:10 pm

Sorry ref my knowledge so far, however the models my Dad has were all all follows, and acquired through trades or purchased from SMKW during the early to mid 90’s

Here’s the list as I have researched so far...I’ll get pics out later....Unsure if these are repro’s (how do you ID that?)

Remington Shotgun Knife 11-87 870 Pump Circa-1990
Remington Bullet Knife New Tang Baby Trapper R18307E
Remington Bullet Knife New Tang Lockback Trapper R18306
Remington RS15M 175th Anniversary Knife

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Post by Railsplitter » Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:20 pm

CampbellAr2 wrote:Sorry ref my knowledge so far, however the models my Dad has were all all follows, and acquired through trades or purchased from SMKW during the early to mid 90’s

Here’s the list as I have researched so far...I’ll get pics out later....Unsure if these are repro’s (how do you ID that?)

Remington Shotgun Knife 11-87 870 Pump Circa-1990
Remington Bullet Knife New Tang Baby Trapper R18307E
Remington Bullet Knife New Tang Lockback Trapper R18306
Remington RS15M 175th Anniversary Knife
The originals were only made 1920-1940 or thereabouts.
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My Uncle owns a Red Barchetta.

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Post by CampbellAr2 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:29 pm

Great info...Thanks!

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Re: New to Remington knives/Knife Collecting

Post by doglegg » Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:48 pm

CA2, glad to have you posting. Lots of fun and a little break in time like everything else. Looks like you have some knice knives to start with. Read up on what you think you might like. Start slow and enjoy the process. Welcome. ::handshake::

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Post by Steve Warden » Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:53 pm

Hi Ed! ::welcome::
Take care and God bless,

Steve
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Post by Mumbleypeg » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:40 pm

Welcome to AAPK Ed. As has been said, we’d love to see some pictures of your knives. From your description it sounds like what you have are the authorized Remington reproductions made by Camillus beginning in the early 1980s. They’re quality knives, copies of the originals made by the old Remington company in the 1920s and 1930s. During that time Remington made hundreds of different patterns, both folding and fixed blades - some of the finest quality cutlery ever made in a mass production factory.

Camillus was authorized by Remington to reproduce some of those patterns, and did an excellent job. Significant differences between those reproductions and the originals include the use of Delrin instead of natural bone for handle covers, and stainless steel instead of the original carbon steel used by Remington.

A good reference book on Remington including both the originals and the reproductions is Remington Knives Past and Present by Roy Ritchie and Ron Stewart.

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Post by Quick Steel » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:03 pm

Welcome aboard Ed. ::handshake::
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Post by Old Folder » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:38 pm

Welcome to AAPK Ed. ::handshake::
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Re: New to Remington knives/Knife Collecting

Post by wornoutwrench » Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:14 pm

Consider pursuing the old, original knives. The quality of the old knives is superb and far beyond the repros.
I'd personally rather have one nice older example than a handful of the newer stuff.
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Post by pearlroosterman » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:13 pm

Totally agree with Worn Out Wrench.
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Re: New to Remington knives/Knife Collecting

Post by AREMINGTONSEDGE » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:32 am

Hi Ed and welcome to a great forum! ::welcome:: ::clapping:: sit back and get ready for a top notch ride!
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