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

Postby FRJ » Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:17 am

Nice honest old knife, Doug. ::tu::
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Re: SHOW YOUR NEW (TO YOU) ROBESON

Postby Doug51 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:08 pm

FRJ wrote:Nice honest old knife, Doug. ::tu::

Thanks. I always wonder what stories they can tell

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Re: SHOW YOUR NEW (TO YOU) ROBESON

Postby kootenay joe » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:10 pm

Just found this old "ROBESON" "4821" pen knife, in with a bunch of lower end knives i had forgotten about.
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Re: SHOW YOUR NEW (TO YOU) ROBESON

Postby RobesonsRme.com » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:33 pm

Roland, that was a mid-1950’s German import.

I think there were about a half dozen or less, such knives, including a six blade scout/utility with red composite handles.

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Re: SHOW YOUR NEW (TO YOU) ROBESON

Postby kootenay joe » Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:01 pm

Thank you Charlie. I had thought all Robeson/Germany knives came from a much earlier time when Robeson was still 'setting up'.
I find it hard to understand why Robeson contracted out to Germany in 1950's.
Correct to assume that the 1950's German Robeson knives are not really wanted by Robeson collectors so are of very low value ?
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Re: SHOW YOUR NEW (TO YOU) ROBESON

Postby RobesonsRme.com » Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:54 pm

Roland, the knives were listed in their catalogs from that time period.

I suspect the importation of German-made knives was purely economical.

They imported a lot of cased cutlery sets, as well, many with fancy blade engravings and partial gold finishes to highlight the work.

I see those cased sets on Ebay frequently.

They are usually labeled, "ROBESON CONTINENTAL" or simply "ROBESON" on the boxes.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Beautiful-Etch ... SwI2xbXk7i

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Re: SHOW YOUR NEW (TO YOU) ROBESON

Postby kootenay joe » Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:20 pm

Wow, what a beautiful carving set !
The knife world is always full of surprises, so never boring, always more to learn.
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Re: SHOW YOUR NEW (TO YOU) ROBESON

Postby New_Windsor_NY » Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:43 pm

Picked this up at the post office yesterday. Click here to read my question and see the pictures. viewtopic.php?f=4&p=747160#p747155
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Re: SHOW YOUR NEW (TO YOU) ROBESON

Postby FRJ » Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:21 am

Here's a nice Robeson. 922407 --- Five inches closed.
Like most Robesons this one is pretty cool.

Thanks for looking.
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Re: SHOW YOUR NEW (TO YOU) ROBESON

Postby donjr » Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:58 am

Nice little MOP Robeson
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Re: SHOW YOUR NEW (TO YOU) ROBESON

Postby FRJ » Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:13 am

Nice little pearl, donjr. ::tu::
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Re: SHOW YOUR NEW (TO YOU) ROBESON

Postby donjr » Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:19 am

Thank You Sir!!

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Re: SHOW YOUR NEW (TO YOU) ROBESON

Postby JohnR » Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:12 pm

Another pearl, a 722236 baby Barlow, this is a tiny knife but well made.
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Re: SHOW YOUR NEW (TO YOU) ROBESON

Postby RobesonsRme.com » Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:29 am

Several nice Robesons posted here, lately.

I've been remiss in attending to this thread.

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Re: SHOW YOUR NEW (TO YOU) ROBESON

Postby Meridian_Mike » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:59 am

Well..... I finally got a Robeson for my collection. This is my first. The seller didn't identify the maker and it was pretty bad looking when I bought it. It just looked like an interesting knife so I bought it. I scratched a little of the gunk off the tang when it arrived and I saw "ROBESON" in an arch on the secondary blade. Last night, I cleaned it up and here she is.....

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Sorry for the crummy pics.... AND, after I see close-ups in good light, the scales need some cleaning too.

Thanks for looking y'all.

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