SHOW YOUR NEW (TO YOU) ROBESON

The first Robeson knives were imported by Millard Robeson from England and Germany exclusively. This continued from 1979 until 1896 when Robeson began manufacturing knives in the United States. Since inception, the company has gone through several reorganizations & eventually ended up as a Queen Cutlery brand.
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Re: SHOW YOUR NEW (TO YOU) ROBESON

Post by knfcollector » Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:08 pm

Couple of new Roberson’s today. Nice e-3/4” jack and 3-3/8” Cattle with unique utility blade that is near mint but doesn’t have any pattern numbers. Is that odd?
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Post by Tsar Bomba » Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:30 pm

You had a heck of a day! Could that utility blade be a wire stripper/electrician blade? Outstanding bones on both! ::tu::
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Post by RobesonsRme.com » Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:51 pm

I've had a knife with that blade before. It's been sold.

It doesn't have a pattern number either.

Over the years, I accumulated a large number of Robeson and Terrier knives that did not possess a stamped pattern number.

I do not know why that was.

Here is it's photo.

Looks to be the same pattern knife.

If you bought that from George Leray, it's the same knife.

Congratulations.

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Post by Tsar Bomba » Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:51 pm

Either that's the same knife or the jigging machine struck the same places twice! :lol:

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Re: SHOW YOUR NEW (TO YOU) ROBESON

Post by knfcollector » Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:30 am

RobesonsRme.com wrote:I've had a knife with that blade before. It's been sold.

It doesn't have a pattern number either.

Over the years, I accumulated a large number of Robeson and Terrier knives that did not possess a stamped pattern number.

I do not know why that was.

Here is it's photo.

Looks to be the same pattern knife.

If you bought that from George Leray, it's the same knife.

Congratulations.

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No,I didn’t get off of George, although I do know him. I did get it from a friend of mine so I’ll have to ask him where he got it now. Looks like the exact same knife to me though. It is a sweet little knife.
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Post by RobesonsRme.com » Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:52 am

The one I traded to George was the only such Robeson knife I have ever seen.

Even accounting for the different color pallet between your photo and my scan, it looks to be the same knife.

And yes, it is, indeed, a very sweet knife. ::tu::

Totally utilitarian, but very attractive.

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Post by Duffer » Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:31 am

Here is a Robeson Stockman 3 & 7/8 inches closed. It is a Mastercraft model/pattern no. 633666. I believe the research of Charlie Noyes has suggested the Mastercraft line of Robeson Knives was introduced in the late 1920s and remained in production until around 1940. Mastercraft Knives are unique because of the horseshoe or U shape bronze bearing that was inserted into place via a series of dovetail type cuts or slots on the tang. This did not make them easier to open but it made the 180 degree arc of movement from the closed to fully open position a silky smooth operation. Charlie has described this is in his excellent synopsis post on this feature and the inherent weakness of this design and the advent of the Perma Lube model that addresses this design flaw here:

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This one is a very excellent condition example that has been cleaned and polished at some point post production. It has a wicked primary exaggerated clip blade, a Spey and a punch. The primary blade is tang marked Robeson/ Shuredge (script)/ Rochester. It is a fabulous well crafted folder exhibiting a very high level of fit and finish. The jigged bone handles are gorgeous and exhibit a somewhat random pattern almost like it was an act of nature and not man made. The only complaint I have with this model is the placement of the nail nick on the primary blade. Very difficult nail breaky placement close to the tang but once you get it started the bronze bearing makes the trip to full open position a delightful and very creamy smooth experience ::nod::
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Post by RobesonsRme.com » Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:07 am

Very nice Lloyd. ::tu::

I think it's very difficult to discern any repetitive pattern in most of Robeson's jigged bone. It usually looks very random and natural.

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Re: SHOW YOUR NEW (TO YOU) ROBESON

Post by djknife13 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:41 am

RobesonsRme.com wrote:The one I traded to George was the only such Robeson knife I have ever seen.

Even accounting for the different color pallet between your photo and my scan, it looks to be the same knife.

And yes, it is, indeed, a very sweet knife. ::tu::

Totally utilitarian, but very attractive.

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Is the little notch in the small blade sharp as one for stripping electrical wires or is it a nail or tack removal notch like on a box opener. The end of the blade looks like a cigar box cutter to me. That's an interesting little knife. ____Dave

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Post by RobesonsRme.com » Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:09 pm

Lloyd, I do not recall. We'll have to let the new owner answer that one.

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Post by knfcollector » Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:05 pm

djknife13 wrote:
RobesonsRme.com wrote:The one I traded to George was the only such Robeson knife I have ever seen.

Even accounting for the different color pallet between your photo and my scan, it looks to be the same knife.

And yes, it is, indeed, a very sweet knife. ::tu::

Totally utilitarian, but very attractive.

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Is the little notch in the small blade sharp as one for stripping electrical wires or is it a nail or tack removal notch like on a box opener. The end of the blade looks like a cigar box cutter to me. That's an interesting little knife. ____Dave

No the notch in the blade isn’t sharp nor is the end of the blade which appears to be a screwdriver. I have no idea what the notch is for.
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Post by RobesonsRme.com » Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:33 pm

It's a "Box Knife", used to open cigar or chocolate boxes. The screw-driver tip is used to pry a lid open slightly and the notch is a tack puller.

Here's another. Robeson made this as a three blade, as well.

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Post by JohnR » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:59 pm

This 622602 showed up today, filthy, rusted, and no snap on main due to worn tang but what a great looking knife, can see a Hickory Whittler etch. This is one of those knives I would like to find in mint condition but from what I understand finding one at all is unusual. Has very deep jigged bone.
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Post by Open Range-19 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:55 pm

Found this rosewood first and was impressed with it's quality. Good walk n talk, about an 8 pull and no wobble. A solid old boy.
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Post by Open Range-19 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:02 pm

Shortly thereafter now that I was keeping my eyes peeled this second Robeson came out of the southwestern corner of the Cowboy State and has it all in spades ::groove::
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