Well, the Robeson 622806 3 5/8" EO Electrician's Jack arrived today.
This knife is better than I thought. Better than suggested by the auction photos. In fact, it's as nice as any knife I own and I own some very nice Robesons.
It snaps like a bear trap. The blades are perfectly centered between the center and outer liners. The original Robeson glaze finish is near perfect. This knife has not been cleaned in any way. It's very close to a "factory fresh" knife. The backsprings look like mirrors. The brown bone handles are not cracked or chipped. It has never been used and appears to have never been carried.
Now, the kicker. In my post in the Knife Lore forum, I referenced a similar knife that sold on Ebay a few years ago for several hundred dollars. Actually, it sold for $354.00 plus shipping.
Here is the post I made to AAPK re' that knife with some of its auction photos:
http://www.allaboutpocketknives.com/kni ... 35&t=22846
I have compared that knife to the one I just received.
They are the very same knife.
I just paid less than half what the knife sold for previously to get something I was outbid on in the original auction.
What a deal on a superlative piece of utilitarian pocket cutlery.
0078, that is a sweet old knife. Looks like an 088 pattern.