Help in Dating Carving Set

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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Help in Dating Carving Set

Postby Potzrus » Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:30 pm

::shrug:: I need some help in dating this carving set. Any help would be most appreciated.

The knife is 14" long and has some discoloration on the blade that I need to clean up. Advice? I've included an image of the box, the set and the Shuredge mark.

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Re: Help in Dating Carving Set

Postby RobesonsRme.com » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:53 pm

Katherine; Robeson Household Cutlery is not an area in which I claim any expertise, although I use it almost exclusively every day.

I can, however, provide a clue.

I have owned multiple boxes like that one, although they were for pocketknives, not kitchen cutlery sets.

Some of the boxes are marked, "THE ROBESON CUTLERY CO. ROCHESTER, N.Y.", as is yours.

Others were marked "ROBESON-ROCHESTER CORPORATION ROCHESTER, N.Y. or something similar.

The date Robeson Cutlery Co and Rochester Stamping Works were merged, as stated by Tom Kalcevic in Knives Can Talk!, was 1922.

One can surmise that your cutlery set predates that.

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Re: Help in Dating Carving Set

Postby Potzrus » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:00 am

Thanks Charlie - I was thinking along those lines. I've been gently cleaning the fork and it appears the bezel seems to be either silver or silver plated.

The handle appears to be ebonized bone.

I appreciate the help!

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Re: Help in Dating Carving Set

Postby RobesonsRme.com » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:01 pm

I suspect the handles are genuine stag.

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