A few big Queens...

The Queen Cutlery Company manufactured knives in Titusville Pennsylvania for 96 years. The company opened its only factory there in 1919 and commenced to make some of the best US crafted cutlery you will find. Unfortunately, the Titusville manufacturing plant closed down in 2018.
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A few big Queens...

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As I stated before, I love these Queen knives...in particular the winterbottom bone ones...and yes the imitation ones too...here are a few big ones!
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Hey folks, a new old guy here making my first post on an older thread. Recently I ran across this model 44 while looking for an old Schrade... and I think I'm hooked.

Like you Alien883, I like these Winter Bottom covers. I don't know much about Queen Steel, but I'm doing some research into the company's history; I love history. I believe that I narrowed mine down to '58-'60. This ol' gal is going to work with me tonight.
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shovelbill80 wrote: Wed Feb 21, 2024 7:56 pm Like you Alien883, I like these Winter Bottom covers.
Welcome to the forum, shovelbill80. That is a great looking old work knife you have there.

I have these three. Two Delrin and one for real. Great knives.
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FRJ wrote: Wed Feb 21, 2024 10:36 pm
shovelbill80 wrote: Wed Feb 21, 2024 7:56 pm Like you Alien883, I like these Winter Bottom covers.
Welcome to the forum, shovelbill80. That is a great looking old work knife you have there.

I have these three. Two Delrin and one for real. Great knives.
Thanks, Joe. That is a beautiful trio you have.

In 50+ years of owning knives, this is my first Queen...and really, I couldn't tell you why. I use everything I 'collect,' Schrade, Camillus, Utica...NY knives, mostly. I caught that from my father as a kid.

I found this forum while looking into the 'new' liner lock jumbo trapper that someone is making for SMKW, and I'm glad I did. Older Queens are now on my radar, big time. I'll be around here, reading up.
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FRJ wrote: Wed Feb 21, 2024 10:36 pm
shovelbill80 wrote: Wed Feb 21, 2024 7:56 pm Like you Alien883, I like these Winter Bottom covers.
Welcome to the forum, shovelbill80. That is a great looking old work knife you have there.

I have these three. Two Delrin and one for real. Great knives.
Also, Joe, as shown in my 4th picture, the double-liners is new to me. I may be senile, but I can't recall ever seeing another knife crafted that way. Is that a "Queen' thing or was it typical of other vintage knife makers? I'm learning things about other companies outside of what I've always known, and it's quite interesting. None of my other knives has this detail.
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shovelbill80 wrote: Thu Feb 22, 2024 6:41 pm Is that a "Queen' thing or was it typical of other vintage knife makers?
Thank you shovelbill80, double liners are used to accommodate blades in the blade well and for all I know there are other uses too.
Not a Queen thing. Many cutlers use this technique. Check out early Imperial folders.
You're curious, that's a good thing. Check out "catch bits". Lots of learning.
So glad you found us. ::tu::
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FRJ wrote: Thu Feb 22, 2024 6:56 pm
shovelbill80 wrote: Thu Feb 22, 2024 6:41 pm Is that a "Queen' thing or was it typical of other vintage knife makers?
Thank you shovelbill80, double liners are used to accommodate blades in the blade well and for all I know there are other uses too.
Not a Queen thing. Many cutlers use this technique. Check out early Imperial folders.
You're curious, that's a good thing. Check out "catch bits". Lots of learning.
So glad you found us. ::tu::
I'll be looking for and at "catch bits" ... Yeah, old dogs and new tricks, indeed.

I just found one with an asymmetrical setup, 3 and 2! I was thinking it might be done to increase the thickness of a larger knife. We'll see.

Thanks for the help.
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shovelbill80 wrote: Thu Feb 22, 2024 8:10 pm I'll be looking for and at "catch bits"
Here you go, shovelbill80, a catch bit on an old elephant toe. (heavy brass insert)
The catch bit accommodates the large thick spear by pushing the thin pen to the side.
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