Winchester entered the knife market as a manufacturer in 1919 by acquiring two existing knife companies; Eagle Knife Co. of Connecticut & Napanoch Knife Co. of New York. Winchester stepped away from the market in 1942 to focus on war related manufactured products, but re-entered in the late 1980s by licensing its name to Blue Grass Cutlery. Blue Grass had high quality knives made by Queen Cutlery that featured the Winchester brand name for a handful of years until the license arrangement ran its course. Winchester eventually started licensing to other companies & now you will find the brand name used by several knife manufacturers by way of license agreements.
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Good afternoon. These are my only Winchester knives, both were acquired thru eBay at separate times. I have read through many threads about counterfeits, just wondering if what I have here are real and are old as they both appear. Razor has a number stamp(8527) , 2 blade knife only has tang stamp on main blade, no other markings anywhere. Any help or thoughts are appreciated. I am having difficulty up loading images. I will keep trying. Not a great way but this works.
Thank you for the replies. Any idea on the age? I'm thinking the razor is old, the pocket knife is a little rough so it may appear older then it is. Ballpark is good enough, I didn't pay much and they are just going into my display case. Thank you in advance, it's appreciated.