Help with Remington ID

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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Help with Remington ID

Post by Jeffinn » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:53 pm

I’m looking at a knife on the bay as my next project knife. This one doesn’t have a model number so Im hoping someone in this group can help me ID it;
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Re: Help with Remington ID

Post by Gunsil » Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:13 pm

I can't quite make out the tang mark. If it is Remington in a straight line rather than a small circle it is one of the lower end knives they had made on contract for them. I don't think there is proof of who made them but there is a consensus among some collectors that they were made by Utica. The "straight line" Remingtons do not have model numbers on the tangs.

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Re: Help with Remington ID

Post by Jeffinn » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:23 pm

Thanks Gunsil,
It’s a script straight line Remington. Looked like it could use a little TLC so I went ahead and bought it.
According to Goins the script Remington tang marking was from about 1935-40.
I don’t know much about Remington knives but it was fairly inexpensive as project knives go.
Thanks for the response and for the info!
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Re: Help with Remington ID

Post by espn77 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:36 pm

Most straight line stamps you see, excluding the scharade switch blades, are lesser quality. Rough black handles or pyremite. Dont see pattern stamps or etches on the blades as they were inked on and have been rubbed off. Here is one that still has the ink pattern number and ink etch on the blade.
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Re: Help with Remington ID

Post by Jeffinn » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:59 pm

espn77 wrote:Most straight line stamps you see, excluding the scharade switch blades, are lesser quality. Rough black handles or pyremite. Dont see pattern stamps or etches on the blades as they were inked on and have been rubbed off. Here is one that still has the ink pattern number and ink etch on the blade.
Good to know, thanks!
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Re: Help with Remington ID

Post by Jeffinn » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:00 pm

And thanks for posting the picture, I was wondering what the broken blade looked like.
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